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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,732
Posted By stonenewt
I'm moving from a Lotus Elise to a BRZ. Some...

I'm moving from a Lotus Elise to a BRZ. Some would say it's a step down in status, but others would say it's a step up in practicality. Others will point out it loses out on handling but it gains a...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,975
Posted By stonenewt
which word? And this proves what? You...

which word?


And this proves what? You have hills, hey so did I growing up! Getting off my parents drive required a +18% grade climb.


I was talking about the 700cc car I learnt to drive in...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,975
Posted By stonenewt
Small engines, low idle speeds = stalled engine...

Small engines, low idle speeds = stalled engine if you're not quick enough or a roll back because you didn't get onto the throttle fast enough or release the clutch fast enough. I learnt to drive in...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,975
Posted By stonenewt
I just didn't re-write my post properly. No it's...

I just didn't re-write my post properly. No it's far LESS reliable as you've got a much increased requirement for coordination as you are REQUIRED to nail a seamless brake to throttle transition.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,975
Posted By stonenewt
The difference between the foot brake and hand...

The difference between the foot brake and hand brake method is the predictability & reliability of the handbrake method which is not subject to as many coordination problems or forward rolling.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,975
Posted By stonenewt
Yeah it's a fast track to fail your UK driving...

Yeah it's a fast track to fail your UK driving test!
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,975
Posted By stonenewt
So everyone taught to drive in the UK is being...

So everyone taught to drive in the UK is being taught to do it wrong? :bellyroll:

There are several good reasons to use the handbrake, the most noticeable of which is to prevent the car from...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,975
Posted By stonenewt
Manual pulling away basic principle - engage...

Manual pulling away basic principle
- engage 1st gear with the handbrake on.
- lift the clutch slowly until you can just feel the car starting to pull against the handbrake
- release handbrake
-...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-18-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,103
Posted By stonenewt
In the UK it is the norm for the front of house...

In the UK it is the norm for the front of house staff in car dealerships to be suited & booted. It's not uncomfortable - they're at work and wanting to present a professional appearance to the...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-15-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,598
Posted By stonenewt
I'm wondering if the OP actually drove the car or...

I'm wondering if the OP actually drove the car or does the US gets a completely different gearbox & clutch assembly to the UK?

Every F2# 1er & 2er I've driven has got a positive but vague feel to...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-15-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,032
Posted By stonenewt
That would make sense as the system is engaged...

That would make sense as the system is engaged only when the ECU thinks there's impending doom.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,032
Posted By stonenewt
The nannies are constantly going on any modern...

The nannies are constantly going on any modern car dealing out the tiniest hint of under or over steer. This corrupts the throttle response & it is noticeable. Like in most cars turn off traction...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,032
Posted By stonenewt
You need enough power to lose traction. Once...

You need enough power to lose traction. Once traction is lost 200bhp or 2000bhp doesn't actually matter that much it's all about your ability to control the chassis.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-08-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,389
Posted By stonenewt
Am I being stupid here but I can't see a...

Am I being stupid here but I can't see a difference between the moderate overlap? However they introduce a small overlap criteria which the FR-S shows adequate in :iono:
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-08-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By stonenewt
From my experience most, but not all, drivers of...

From my experience most, but not all, drivers of cars like that have enough money that it's a case of "Okay, the bodyshop can fix that" and not care about how much the bill or insurance increases are.
Forum: Forced Induction 11-08-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 113,118
Posted By stonenewt
^^ This A quick search comes with the following...

^^ This A quick search comes with the following prices (to the nearest £50)
Cosworth - £4800 + £550 fitting
Sprintex Stage 2 - £5200 inc fitting
Litchfield SC - £4200 + fitting
I couldn't...
Forum: Forced Induction 11-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 113,118
Posted By stonenewt
So here we have the Cosworth graphs (stage 2.0 &...

So here we have the Cosworth graphs (stage 2.0 & 2.3) v's the graph you've given. I've applied the whp to crank hp correction factor from a manual BMW E82 130i to the graph given as it's a fairly...
Forum: Forced Induction 11-07-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 113,118
Posted By stonenewt
No I don't agree they have the same torque, I...

No I don't agree they have the same torque, I just was making a point by plotting them side by side & on the same scale. Until the runs are done on the same, proven consistent, rolling road then...
Forum: Forced Induction 11-06-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 113,118
Posted By stonenewt
Anything I find up there includes ethanol be it...

Anything I find up there includes ethanol be it injection or E85. Does Cosworth kit use ethanol at all?
Forum: Forced Induction 11-06-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 113,118
Posted By stonenewt
You sure about that because this is what happens...

You sure about that because this is what happens when you align the scale & overlay the torque curves..
http://i58.tinypic.com/w1bs5f.png
Hum... no massively different.
Forum: Forced Induction 11-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 113,118
Posted By stonenewt
Huh, sorry, what? Innovate SC w/IC seems...

Huh, sorry, what?

Innovate SC w/IC seems to be laying down 220-265Nm @ 2500 rpm depending on pulley & other mods. The Cosworth kit is making 265Nm at this point, from there the Cosworth kit,...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-05-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,898
Views: 850,346
Posted By stonenewt
OT: I can see a disused old air strip which would...

OT: I can see a disused old air strip which would be a hoot to use as a testing ground from my place. Problem is it's the wrong side of a military fence :mad0259:
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-05-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,889
Posted By stonenewt
Or maybe not. Look at what Element Tuning found...

Or maybe not. Look at what Element Tuning found (http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63723)
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-01-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,889
Posted By stonenewt
If you say that there are different conditions in...

If you say that there are different conditions in the US which will change the reliability factor of a vehicle then you may be able to make a case. After all, you get different engines in the US...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,889
Posted By stonenewt
Sorry doesn't work like that! When I last looked...

Sorry doesn't work like that! When I last looked at pan-europe data you're talking within a 0.25% variance for UK figures.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,889
Posted By stonenewt
You sure it is because by my research it isn't!...

You sure it is because by my research it isn't! Why? Because let's take a look at the Toyota Aygo. It has two partner cars the Citroen C1 & the Peugeot 107, all of them are in the bottom 10 for...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-01-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,889
Posted By stonenewt
There’s a whole 0.06% difference in failure rates...

There’s a whole 0.06% difference in failure rates according to AutoExpress - 14.62% of Subaru v’s 14.56% of Toyota owners reporting mechanical problems in the first 3 years. So, yeah… should have...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,679
Posted By stonenewt
Thin paint on basically every car on sale in the...

Thin paint on basically every car on sale in the UK. Japanese cars seem to have much softer paint than most of the Euro brands, no idea about US brands. Take Audi paint, it isn't thick as just very...
Forum: Forced Induction 10-31-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,820
Posted By stonenewt
I know people won't agree with that but after...

I know people won't agree with that but after turboing two cars which people raved about having great throttle response then realising how mushy and vague the throttle response was compared to a...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-31-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 244,407
Posted By stonenewt
Why do you say that?

Why do you say that?
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