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Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,107
Posted By ashtray
To be clear, I don't think either method is...

To be clear, I don't think either method is wrong. Sorta like where to put your hands on the steering wheel - it's whatever works best for you. That said, personally, I like to work with the car and...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,107
Posted By ashtray
I think method 1 gives you less chance of getting...

I think method 1 gives you less chance of getting stuck between gates. If you're shifting too fast 4 to 5, you might be pushing up faster than you are pushing over and hit the gate between 3 and 5. ...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,107
Posted By ashtray
I do method 1. Then again, I'm a bit odd. I also...

I do method 1. Then again, I'm a bit odd. I also rev match up shifts - which usually just requires probably timing of releasing the gas pedal and speed of shifting, but when the engine is cold the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-11-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,138
Posted By ashtray
Think cold mornings before the car is warmed up....

Think cold mornings before the car is warmed up. You're (hopefully) not slamming the shifter from 1-2-3 etc. If you're shifting at lower rpms (again, before the engine fluids are all warmed up),...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-30-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By ashtray
So you want to finance the car for 8 years? At...

So you want to finance the car for 8 years? At some point down the road the car will need maintenance too, out of warranty. That would suck to be making car payments and the cost of repairs.

If...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,960
Posted By ashtray
^^^Theres been threads here of people just...

^^^Theres been threads here of people just cruising straight down the highway with the flow of traffic and the car decides to spin. Why? Summer tires used in below freezing temps. The rubber gets...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-26-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,960
Posted By ashtray
Two things: make sure to run winter tires in the...

Two things: make sure to run winter tires in the winter. This is NOT optional in NJ with this car. Save up, sell some boards, get a part time job. Just get winter tires. And the second thing: good...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 03-22-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,760
Posted By ashtray
What offset are the rims? You needed spacers...

What offset are the rims? You needed spacers front and rear?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,199
Posted By ashtray
I make my wife park her car in the driveway. :lol:

I make my wife park her car in the driveway. :lol:
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-18-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,199
Posted By ashtray
If you look REALLY close, you will notice the BRZ...

If you look REALLY close, you will notice the BRZ is actually parked on an area rug! I sweep my garage out, but need to use a vacuum on the rug! :bellyroll:

Here's a better shot of the car on the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-17-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,199
Posted By ashtray
Before I replaced Miata with BMW: ...

Before I replaced Miata with BMW:

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/ashtray_talkbass/iphone/d50e0ef7.jpg

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo97/ashtray_talkbass/iphone/a04f4707.jpg
Forum: Southern California 03-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,431
Views: 367,824
Posted By ashtray
:thumbsup: What tail lights do you have?...

:thumbsup:

What tail lights do you have? Really liked how they looked. My wife asked why your car was bouncing on the PCH. ;)
Forum: Southern California 03-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,431
Views: 367,824
Posted By ashtray
Blue FRS with Greddy exhaust and Cusco...

Blue FRS with Greddy exhaust and Cusco suspension, custom tail lights on PCH in Malibu. I was cruising the canyons with my wife and son in the white BRZ.

Got my tires (stock) handed to me by a...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 03-10-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By ashtray
What color is your car? I'd like white rims...

What color is your car?

I'd like white rims for my BRZ, but with my car's pearl white finish, I'd probably want the rims to match as close as possible.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-10-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By ashtray
Hopefully your WRX doesn't come stock with...

Hopefully your WRX doesn't come stock with Primacy HP Eco Green summer tires. ;)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 02-17-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,038
Posted By ashtray
Tires. Or rims. Can I have $2k so I can get...

Tires. Or rims. Can I have $2k so I can get BOTH?
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 02-01-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 46,421
Posted By ashtray
What's the warranty on the DI issue? Is it...

What's the warranty on the DI issue? Is it 5yrs/60,000 mile, or 3yr/36,000 mile?

I'm coming up on 2 years of ownership this June but only have 5,500 miles on my car. Dealer did a reflash last...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By ashtray
I let the gas light come on for the first time...

I let the gas light come on for the first time this week. (station was closed for the delivery tanker to refill earlier in the week). The light came on and I drove another 12 miles. Then I filled it...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 01-08-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,134
Posted By ashtray
Nice looking car! I love these wheels -...

Nice looking car! I love these wheels - definitely going with this design but a more concave face and in gold. That might bump me out if the offset needs to be reduced. Then I gotta pick a summer...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,034
Posted By ashtray
4 WINTER TIRES REQUIRED! Ok - you crashed...

4 WINTER TIRES REQUIRED!

Ok - you crashed your baby, and were lucky to not hit anyone else or injure yourself. I think you've learned your lesson without the forum preaching to you. But for...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-05-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,126
Posted By ashtray
Always rev match. Every gear. Especially a...

Always rev match. Every gear. Especially a downshift to first!
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-22-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,968
Posted By ashtray
My dealer was allocated 6 cars - I was #1 on the...

My dealer was allocated 6 cars - I was #1 on the list, however they somehow got a shipment of 3 cars on June 1st! One guy had come to pick his up already. I waited till after work. Third car was...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-22-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,968
Posted By ashtray
June 1 for me - you beat me by a week. ;). But I...

June 1 for me - you beat me by a week. ;). But I won't hit 50k for another 13 years!
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-19-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,968
Posted By ashtray
I'm going for the opposite record - least...

I'm going for the opposite record - least mileage. I'm only at 5,100 miles, a mere tenth of what you've driven. I got my car in June - of 2012! I should probably get the GPS antenna taken care of -...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 12-10-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By ashtray
Are you in gear while activating the e-brake?

Are you in gear while activating the e-brake?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By ashtray
Works for me - if you have headlights full on. If...

Works for me - if you have headlights full on. If you're using just parking lights, no lights, or the auto setting and your headlights aren't actually on, pushing the stalk forward shouldn't do...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-03-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,563
Posted By ashtray
So, you're just tossing the cigarette butts into...

So, you're just tossing the cigarette butts into the AC vents now? :thumbup:
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-17-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,329
Posted By ashtray
We have Recaro ProSports in our two family cars,...

We have Recaro ProSports in our two family cars, and I bought a Clek Oobr for my BRZ. The Recaro gave trouble just getting in to the back seat and I was afraid of jamming it in there. It would...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-15-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 22,084
Posted By ashtray
So glad I bought my BRZ last year, and didnt hold...

So glad I bought my BRZ last year, and didnt hold out and wait for the WRX. Very disappointed. Think I'll keep my '03 WRX wagon that I've owned for 11 years.

Very disappointed the new WRX we've...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-27-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,017
Posted By ashtray
$45k wallet? Ok - get a BRZ Limited AND a used...

$45k wallet? Ok - get a BRZ Limited AND a used E46 M3, or E39 M5.

Option that 2 series out to the same specs as the BRZ Limited (leather, nav, XM, heated seats, fog lights, auto dual climate...
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