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Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 04-26-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Bristecom
A loose clutch spring can make a grinding noise....

A loose clutch spring can make a grinding noise. I have had that problem on my Eclipse. I don't think it hurts anything but it does sound pretty bad.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-24-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By Bristecom
Hmm, thanks. I'll have to look into that.

Hmm, thanks. I'll have to look into that.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-24-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,359
Posted By Bristecom
OK, if they include wireless home chargers (park...

OK, if they include wireless home chargers (park over them and it charges automatically), and also make charging lanes on the highway like they are supposedly working on in Germany, then I would...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-23-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,359
Posted By Bristecom
Would I ever buy full electric? No. Not unless it...

Would I ever buy full electric? No. Not unless it cost less than 10k and I had a backup gas-powered vehicle. The reason is because you can't take long trips in an electric vehicle. And if you forget...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-23-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By Bristecom
Yeah man, I would love to have options like...

Yeah man, I would love to have options like that... I may not be rich but I want to feel like I am in an expensive supercar, LOL.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-23-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By Bristecom
There are a few reasons. I've been mostly happy...

There are a few reasons. I've been mostly happy with my Eclipse so I didn't feel the need to plunk down the money at the time. I was living in a colder climate so I enjoyed already having my AWD and...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By Bristecom
So can I get the HID and LED headlamps as an...

So can I get the HID and LED headlamps as an add-on from scion? No. Can I get keyless access/start as an add-on from Scion? No. Can I get the nicer leather/alcantara seats as an add-on from Scion?...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-22-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By Bristecom
Well, if I'm gonna buy one, I'm gonna buy new....

Well, if I'm gonna buy one, I'm gonna buy new. I've had bad experiences with used cars and want to eliminate that potential. As far as the BRZ route goes, I'd much rather deal with Subaru and I like...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-20-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By Bristecom
I know but refreshes tend to boost sales. Waiting...

I know but refreshes tend to boost sales. Waiting 6 years for a refresh seems to be pushing it. Either way, I need a new car soon so maybe I'll have to settle with a MY2016 this summer. But Scion...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,613
Posted By Bristecom
Sounds great but 2018? That's 2-3 years away! Are...

Sounds great but 2018? That's 2-3 years away! Are they not going to upgrade it for the next two years? Why does it take so long when sales seem to be slipping now? I am certain this car could do that...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-18-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,220
Posted By Bristecom
Dealers will say anything to get you to buy TODAY.

Dealers will say anything to get you to buy TODAY.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-17-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,220
Posted By Bristecom
So the update/face-lift might be over two years...

So the update/face-lift might be over two years away? Dang...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-11-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bristecom
Mind blown... Now I'm going to fill my car with...

Mind blown... Now I'm going to fill my car with helium every time I drive for performance. Hopefully I won't have to talk to anyone though...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 04-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bristecom
Keeps it cool when you aren't moving.

Keeps it cool when you aren't moving.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-01-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 35,675
Posted By Bristecom
LIKE: -Improved aerodynamics (real diffuser) ...

LIKE:
-Improved aerodynamics (real diffuser)
-Brembo brakes
-BBS wheels
-Recaro seats
-Analytics display
-ARM REST! (proper shape/style/size)
-Smaller "shark fin" :lol:

DISLIKE:
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-30-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Pretty much except for a few of things - mid to...

Pretty much except for a few of things - mid to high range torque, the raw feel/feedback of an old sports car, and traction (although sometimes you don't want this :burnrubber:)

But don't worry,...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Yeah, I bought the Evo X and fourth gen Eclipse...

Yeah, I bought the Evo X and fourth gen Eclipse right when they were released and they were faultless for all the years I had them (6+). The ones who claim poor reliability are generally those who...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-30-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
My point was that it is the least important area...

My point was that it is the least important area of weight as it the most centrally located and not a part of unsprung weight or rotational mass. I didn't say it didn't matter though. But to try to...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-29-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Three test drives. ;) I did not say the car...

Three test drives. ;)

I did not say the car was disappointing. I love it. That's why I'm still here. The main thing that disappointed me was the power band and I am still somewhat concerned with...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-29-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Maybe they should make a higher end model with...

Maybe they should make a higher end model with stuff like forged wheels, forged aluminum links, and Brembo brakes for those who value that sort of thing. Aftermarket is not always the most reliable...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-29-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Yeah... I'm a weird lurker who's been around...

Yeah... I'm a weird lurker who's been around since 2011/2012. But I might just give up on this forum because lately it's become a haven for trolls. It used to be about interesting in-depth...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-29-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Within reason... I was responding to those who...

Within reason... I was responding to those who were saying that they can go much faster by taking a crap or working out a bit. Of course a whole nother body's worth of weight will make a difference.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-29-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Muscle weighs more than fat. But losing weight...

Muscle weighs more than fat. But losing weight yourself doesn't do much to the performance of the car. You are generally centrally located in the vehicle and not a part of the unsprung weight or...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bristecom
Without removing functionality or increasing cost...

Without removing functionality or increasing cost much, they could have made the front fenders and roof out of a modern plastic. These are supposedly now strong and durable enough to be used. Also,...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-25-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,104
Posted By Bristecom
Oh, I guess you mean if you're already past the...

Oh, I guess you mean if you're already past the point of no return. I get ya now. :thumbsup:
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-24-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Bristecom
Even the smallest turbos don't really do much...

Even the smallest turbos don't really do much until about 3k rpm. You just have to slip the clutch and throttle a little bit to get the revs up when that happens. Eventually, it'll become second...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 03-24-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,104
Posted By Bristecom
With all due respect, you do not want to release...

With all due respect, you do not want to release the throttle or push in the clutch when you start spinning as that only exacerbates the spin. You actually want to throttle a little to keep traction...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-18-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bristecom
Oh... lol. Well, I still remember seeing you...

Oh... lol. Well, I still remember seeing you around for a long time. So I hope you still post from time to time. Good luck with your new car. :)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bristecom
dad&sonFRS, you're the one that made that little...

dad&sonFRS, you're the one that made that little father/son FR-S donut/drift video right? I definitely watched that a few times over the years. :D
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-18-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bristecom
Yeah, that's part of the newly added eject mode....

Yeah, that's part of the newly added eject mode. If you press in the emergency lights while locking the brakes, the roof will open and you'll be ejected out. Pretty cool I think. :thumbsup:
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