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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By DarkSunrise
Pick the right tool for the job. If you're...

Pick the right tool for the job. If you're primarily going to use your car to sit through 2-3 hrs. of mindless traffic, then buy an automatic. And get a car that's soft and comfy, with a good...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE 04-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By DarkSunrise
Had the exact same thing happen on my RF and RR...

Had the exact same thing happen on my RF and RR tires running counter-clockwise on a track. Rotating the tires to the left side helped even out the wear.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,696
Posted By DarkSunrise
22 mpg in your Evo is pretty good. That's better...

22 mpg in your Evo is pretty good. That's better than my old STI hatch, in which I averaged just over 19 mpg.

For reference, I've been averaging about 25 mpg in my FR-S.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-17-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,515
Posted By DarkSunrise
I honestly think most enthusiasts these days just...

I honestly think most enthusiasts these days just want torque for A-to-B driving and a nice interior. They might be drawn to the Twins for their looks and even enjoy the subjective things that make...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,696
Posted By DarkSunrise
I've actually never found the Evo X to be...

I've actually never found the Evo X to be uncomfortable or hard to drive. I might be a bit of a masochist when it comes to cars though.
:bonk:
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,035
Posted By DarkSunrise
Looks like double wishbone front suspension and...

Looks like double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear, nice! Would like to have seen a more slanted layout for the engine, but Mazda claims this will have the lowest CG height of any...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,696
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agree it is definitely an impressive feat. But...

Agree it is definitely an impressive feat. But not ground-breaking, which it would have to be to take down something as fast as a Z06.

To give some perspective on this using CD's Lightning Lap...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,837
Posted By DarkSunrise
Thanks. Yeah that was a bit underwhelming.

Thanks. Yeah that was a bit underwhelming.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,837
Posted By DarkSunrise
Seems like mild updates, but I'd be interested to...

Seems like mild updates, but I'd be interested to see what "more rigid fixation of the front suspension" means. Perhaps they reinforced the mounting points?
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,696
Posted By DarkSunrise
Motor Trend tested the 2015 STI against the M235i...

Motor Trend tested the 2015 STI against the M235i and CLA45 AMG, and while it won against those cars on the track, it's performance wasn't ground-breaking, certainly not enough to take down bona fide...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By DarkSunrise
I really like the factory body kit.

I really like the factory body kit.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,696
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agree. And even after you spend all that much to...

Agree. And even after you spend all that much to upgrade the suspension on the old WRX, you're still stuck with the same steering rack, which lacks feel and has a slow ratio. This was one of my...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By DarkSunrise
To me, the Genesis Coupe doesn't quite have the...

To me, the Genesis Coupe doesn't quite have the polish that it needs. Take, for example, the drivetrain shift protection that momentarily cuts throttle on hard upshifts. Along with the rubbery...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 14,526
Posted By DarkSunrise
Thanks! The 350z's definitely a good GT-type...

Thanks! The 350z's definitely a good GT-type car, and a nice change on days I don't drive the FR-S. The oil consumption on the revup engines worries me a bit (I bought an 05 35th that has the same...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 14,526
Posted By DarkSunrise
Ouch. Did you have a revup engine? I've only...

Ouch. Did you have a revup engine? I've only had my 350z for less than a year, but thankfully doesn't seem to have any major oil consumption.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-14-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,526
Posted By DarkSunrise
This might help eliminate some of the confusion...

This might help eliminate some of the confusion in this thread.

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=55314&d=1382754291

The BLUE line is Drift Office's dyno of a bone...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By DarkSunrise
Welcome and congrats.

Welcome and congrats.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 197,628
Posted By DarkSunrise
Saw a white FR-S with CA plates on the corner of...

Saw a white FR-S with CA plates on the corner of Van Dorn and Braddock on Sat night around 11:30 pm. CBE, lowered, wheels, HIDs. Car looked good. I was in my yellow 350z so I didn't wave.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-14-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,252
Posted By DarkSunrise
The reviews I've seen on the 4c haven't been that...

The reviews I've seen on the 4c haven't been that impressive. So between those two, I'd get the C7.

But the real value would be getting a used Elise/Exige for half the price.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-13-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,889
Posted By DarkSunrise
First off, agree with the premise that...

First off, agree with the premise that significantly modding any car (aftermarket FI, BBK, oil cooler, etc.) is going to be expensive. Not just money, but time. And it will be doubly expensive if...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons 04-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 91,961
Posted By DarkSunrise
What's your current exhaust setup?

What's your current exhaust setup?
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-11-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 965
Posted By DarkSunrise
Here are the recent ones in order of purchase: ...

Here are the recent ones in order of purchase:

2009 Subaru STI hatch (sold)
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6077/6057535616_e5fa23b32d.jpg

2011 VW GTI (still have)...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 04-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,049
Posted By DarkSunrise
I've noticed that shifting has gotten much...

I've noticed that shifting has gotten much smoother as the weather has gotten warmer. The first shift into 2nd is still notchy without a double-clutch, but after that, all shifts have been smooth. ...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-11-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,627
Posted By DarkSunrise
Will depend on sales. Right now, judging by...

Will depend on sales. Right now, judging by March 2014 sales numbers, sales are strong (for a niche car like this) and it's been in the market for about 2 years. Based on that and Tada-san's public...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-11-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By DarkSunrise
If I were starting over from scratch, I'd go with...

If I were starting over from scratch, I'd go with Vishnu's Open Flash Header + Open Flash Tablet combo first for $1k. Gains of almost 20 hp to the wheels. Or if you want more midrange torque and...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-10-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 16,819
Posted By DarkSunrise
I guess I'm in the minority, but I think it looks...

I guess I'm in the minority, but I think it looks great, color and all.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-10-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,760
Posted By DarkSunrise
Why not get a used FJ or jeep? From what I hear...

Why not get a used FJ or jeep? From what I hear about off-roading, you don't want to start with a brand-new car anyway.

EDIT: just saw your last post, I think that's the way to go.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-10-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,760
Posted By DarkSunrise
No regrets here, apart from possibly not waiting...

No regrets here, apart from possibly not waiting for Monogram series.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub 04-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By DarkSunrise
This is what I did. I went with HTR ZIII's...

This is what I did. I went with HTR ZIII's because I wanted tires with a lower limit (compared with EP category tires), but would have decent heat tolerance at the track. They've been great. ...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By DarkSunrise
I would say, closer to asking Kevin Durant to...

I would say, closer to asking Kevin Durant to play a pickup game.
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