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Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 02-08-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,399
Posted By ashtray
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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-23-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,997
Posted By ashtray
I had a right foot injury so I tried driving...

I had a right foot injury so I tried driving using only my left foot. I was doing ok until I had to hit the brakes - then I almost broke my jaw on the steering wheel as I was unaware of how touch...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-23-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 32,087
Posted By ashtray
Trolling comment? Iphone 5 has bigger screen...

Trolling comment?

Iphone 5 has bigger screen and better cameras. Iphone 6 again has bigger screen and better cameras and better display. Sure, you can make a phone call just as good on an iphone 4...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-20-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By ashtray
$16k for a 23k mile Limited is a real good price....

$16k for a 23k mile Limited is a real good price. Why would you buy a newer one instead of financing the 2013 purchase? Unless you beat on your lease car or had issues. I don't see a reason to...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-13-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,790
Posted By ashtray
This is why I only shop at reputable stores like...

This is why I only shop at reputable stores like Target, Home Depot, and... oh. :(

Yeah - id theft and fraudulent cc charges are super commonplace now. The CC have to fight to stay ahead of the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-10-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,209
Posted By ashtray
A PRHT Miata shoukd weigh less than 3,200 lbs (a...

A PRHT Miata shoukd weigh less than 3,200 lbs (a bunch less I'd think). Prices are super affordable compared to the BMW, both in initial purchase price and maintenance. But its a different car than...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-03-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,875
Posted By ashtray
3,000 miles? Sounds like a nice bonding session!

3,000 miles? Sounds like a nice bonding session!
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-26-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 19,389
Posted By ashtray
I'm right there with ya - bought my car June...

I'm right there with ya - bought my car June 2012, and have 8k miles on mine too! :party0030: Wait, did you say 81k?! :confused0068:

Is 3 1/2 years too long to wait for first oil change? Or did...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-26-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,890
Posted By ashtray
One: forget drag racing. If a V6 Camry pulls up...

One: forget drag racing. If a V6 Camry pulls up next to you, they *could* take you - BUT they won't 99% of the time. Why? Bc they're not flooring it when the light turns green.

You want the car...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-26-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By ashtray
Welcome to CA - prepare to return your car to...

Welcome to CA - prepare to return your car to stock. (you need to have your car pass smog inspection, meaning every component of the engine from the intake to the exhaust has to be either original or...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-26-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,194
Posted By ashtray
My first car had twice the weight, half the...

My first car had twice the weight, half the power, and 1/10th the handling ability (but 500x the ride quality - floating on air, sitting on a sofa... front bench seat came in handy too. :D ) - sorry,...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-26-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By ashtray
Totaled.

Totaled.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-10-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,274
Posted By ashtray
I knew a girl in college who had gotten her dad's...

I knew a girl in college who had gotten her dad's 4 year old Saab (expensive car at the time) as her car to drive. She didn't know how to use the clutch do she "just didn't". Car needed a full trans...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 12-09-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By ashtray
Depends which lights you have on yours. The BRZ...

Depends which lights you have on yours. The BRZ has an adjustment switch, but the standard FRS does not. (The special editions might, if they use the BRZ headlights.)
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,274
Posted By ashtray
I've read the middle pedal wears out the brake...

I've read the middle pedal wears out the brake pads, so I've been trying to avoid touching it. The far left pedal wears out the clutch plate if you use it too much or improperly. Don't even get me...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-06-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By ashtray
Taken from *another* (ahem) webpage: ...

Taken from *another* (ahem) webpage:


Doctor: Madam, your husband needs rest and peace, so here are some sleeping pills.
Wife: Doc, when should I give them to him?
Doctor: They are for you.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-06-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By ashtray
I wonder how much the sticker weighs? Do they...

I wonder how much the sticker weighs? Do they have to add another sticker warning about the weight the first sticker added? And then another to warn about the 2nd sticker? Will it ever end?! ;)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 11-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,368
Posted By ashtray
Is your BRZ turbo'd? If not, which are you - old...

Is your BRZ turbo'd? If not, which are you - old or lesbian? Or both? :lol:

Back to OP - I will commonly park next to another Subaru if given a choice in a lot full of cars. I typically park away...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-09-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,502
Posted By ashtray
45 minutes? How about destroying a clutch in...

45 minutes? How about destroying a clutch in under 45 SECONDS?!

http://youtu.be/oebzAIZEfxQ

Seriously - its not likely, but trying to launch an AWD car can destroy a clutch easily. In a rwd...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-21-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,446
Posted By ashtray
NYC area driving? AWD. If you can have two...

NYC area driving? AWD.

If you can have two cars, then a BRZ could be your fair weather car.

NYC parking? WRX - its a little taller and if parallel parking is involved, it might get hit...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 09-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,489
Posted By ashtray
Wow - smart financial decision making! Most...

Wow - smart financial decision making! Most people drive beaters in college then get their first real job and run out and buy/lease a BMW (ahem, not that I'd know anything about that... :D ).
...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-25-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By ashtray
You want to downshift before a turn. Don't shift...

You want to downshift before a turn. Don't shift in the middle of a turn in general bc you can upset the balance of the car. This is more noticeable at higher rpms. If you're going 45mph on a main...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-24-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,422
Posted By ashtray
The "its so slow" issue isn't a problem 95% of...

The "its so slow" issue isn't a problem 95% of the time - and honestly that last 5% is probably when you're trying to do somethkng you shouldnt be. But at those times, it is frustrating. My other...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-21-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,665
Posted By ashtray
Its not just snow - temps drop in to the 30's,...

Its not just snow - temps drop in to the 30's, even in the dry, and your tires will lose grip. Just fyi.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-21-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,665
Posted By ashtray
I got 4k miles out of mine before replacing them...

I got 4k miles out of mine before replacing them with MPSS. That said they're continuing life on my WRX - which at 500lbs heavier and AWD, I don't expect to see 45k miles out of them - but we'll see.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-21-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,741
Posted By ashtray
C5Z6 are over $20k around here. (mid $20's for a...

C5Z6 are over $20k around here. (mid $20's for a nice one). Maybe a regular C5 for $15k - but then you're getting in to maintenance, especially at 25k miles/yr - and gas costs (newer Vettes can get...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-20-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By ashtray
Just crossed 8k miles. 2013 model, purchased June...

Just crossed 8k miles. 2013 model, purchased June 2012. :)

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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,741
Posted By ashtray
You're a musician and need to carry stuff and you...

You're a musician and need to carry stuff and you were going to buy an FRS? Do you play harmonica?

I was going to suggest Miata for the driving experience, but doesn't fit your space needs....
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 08-18-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By ashtray
Yes! I had the same dream where BRZtoni ran a...

Yes! I had the same dream where BRZtoni ran a red light and t-boned somebody! I drove really slow through intersections the next day making sure BRZtoni wasn't coming! ;)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-14-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,848
Posted By ashtray
Sounds like you were getting lots of Taylor...

Sounds like you were getting lots of Taylor Swift, I mean trailer sway. ;)

Yeah - the way you extended the back of the trailer cargo area but left the axle placement alone had me concerned. 5lbs...
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