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Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-25-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
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: 37
Views: 2,246
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: 2,868
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: 2,868
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: 192
Views: 5,748
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: 1,384
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: 192
Views: 5,748
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: 580
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: 2,729
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...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,493
Posted By ashtray
Automatics get around 4mpg better - so note that...

Automatics get around 4mpg better - so note that when reviewing other people's stats.

When I switched from stock Primacys to Pilot SS, my fuel economy went from 28mpg to 26mpg. When I just do...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-13-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,059
Posted By ashtray
There's likely a FAQ on the CA DMV webpage. When...

There's likely a FAQ on the CA DMV webpage. When I moved out here I want to say I had to have my car smogged and inspected. Inspected meaning at the DMV, they walk outside and make sure you have seat...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-03-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,622
Posted By ashtray
I bought a WRX wagon new in 2003. Great car. ...

I bought a WRX wagon new in 2003. Great car. Bought a BRZ in 2012 to replace my Miata (BRZ is just a better fit in my life though the Miata was more fun to drive.) Still have WRX but I figured it...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-30-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,104
Posted By ashtray
You might be able to currently swing the...

You might be able to currently swing the payments, but I'd strongly urge you to consider either a used car or keep driving the Lancer.

You can afford the monthly payments now, but what about in 2...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-29-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,729
Posted By ashtray
Cool - sounds like you're all prepared. Was...

Cool - sounds like you're all prepared. Was concerned you might be cruising at 70-80 mph or something. At 55 you should be fine. You have a spare tire and jack for trailer?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-29-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,729
Posted By ashtray
How did you decide on axle location in regards to...

How did you decide on axle location in regards to tongue weight?

What speed are those tires/hubs rated for?

The issue with running a trailer without brakes is that a good hard stop on the...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-19-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,729
Posted By ashtray
Man... I applaud your sense of adventure, and...

Man... I applaud your sense of adventure, and your winning attitude. You see an issue and you tackle it within your means. What you've done is commendable. That said, call me a sceptic.

Moving...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-09-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,663
Posted By ashtray
I bought a BRZ to compliment my WRX wagon. The...

I bought a BRZ to compliment my WRX wagon. The two are great and they are definitely different. I drive the WRX more just bc its more comfortable, more powerful, more practical, (and in my case)...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-09-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,729
Posted By ashtray
Auto transport companies typically want your car...

Auto transport companies typically want your car to be empty when transporting - so "filling a van" or "shipping the trailer" isn't an option - for common transporters. That said, a trucker could...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-07-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,132
Posted By ashtray
Doh -my other car is a WRX! ;)

Doh -my other car is a WRX! ;)
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-08-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
Posted By ashtray
Its kinda best if you don't think of the Twins as...

Its kinda best if you don't think of the Twins as a Subaru - then they make more sense.

The '05 Legacy GT is a heck of a car - one of my favorite years (ok ok, my favorite year for the wagon...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-08-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By ashtray
Be careful - even the 2015 WRX switched to 5x114...

Be careful - even the 2015 WRX switched to 5x114 pattern!
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-08-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,769
Posted By ashtray
I consider myself an enthusiast. My past few...

I consider myself an enthusiast. My past few cars include a pair of E39's, a '97 Miata (with a bunch of Flying Miata goodies), a first gen Firebird, my WRX of 12 years, and the BRZ. I try to hit...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-04-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By ashtray
But is it flat? 1 armed boxer without opponent? ...

But is it flat? 1 armed boxer without opponent?

If Subaru made a WRB lawn mower with gold wheels, I'd be all over that! :D
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-04-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,769
Posted By ashtray
Actually, 2 cars are well appreciated, and one...

Actually, 2 cars are well appreciated, and one being "a beater" I don't mind parking anywhere, door dings, hauling dirt (literally - doing a garden project and need to buy 4-5 bags this weekend),...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-03-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,769
Posted By ashtray
BRZ is paid off so without dipping in to my bank,...

BRZ is paid off so without dipping in to my bank, I have that value to work with - which gets me a really nice STi. Won't have enough for new WRD but thats what rainy day funds are for.

Two WRX...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,769
Posted By ashtray
Trade my BRZ for an STi??

I've had my BRZ for 3 years now - and a grand total of 7,500 miles driven. Its a fun car but I find myself driving my bugeye WRX more often, just out of comfort and ease of driving. (and better back...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 05-15-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,670
Posted By ashtray
Cables will always feel more vague compared with...

Cables will always feel more vague compared with direct mechanical linkage. As for which is normal - both - though more cars probably use cables these days.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 05-15-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,467
Posted By ashtray
As long as it stays AWD for the Subaru version,...

As long as it stays AWD for the Subaru version, I'll be happy. Increase in hp to 208 is ok. I was hoping for 210-212hp. 208hp is a little shy, but I will just up the boost level a bit to get it to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-15-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By ashtray
Amazon has built in active pricing model. I...

Amazon has built in active pricing model. I suspect vendors have the option to use it or not. When sales of an item are slow, they drop the price. Once someone buys one at the lower price, they raise...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,844
Posted By ashtray
I don't even release the clutch pedal until I'm...

I don't even release the clutch pedal until I'm over 2000 rpm. :D
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