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Forum: Forced Induction 04-26-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 72,194
Posted By Jordo!
That nice flat torque curve for the innovate is...

That nice flat torque curve for the innovate is because its a roots blower -- that plus the laminvoa IC must be a blast to drive.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-26-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,627
Posted By Jordo!
Air-sandwich tech. Neat.

Air-sandwich tech.

Neat.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,969
Posted By Jordo!
Good comparison, but boo for the host's childish...

Good comparison, but boo for the host's childish (albeit played for laughs) dismissal of quantification and scaling for purposes of more objective assessment (especially given that they were...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-23-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,316
Posted By Jordo!
Dear TRD, When where there be a roots blower...

Dear TRD,

When where there be a roots blower for this car? It is beloved by all enthusiasts for it's many exceptional qualities (e.g., styling, braking, handling), given its modest price point....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 102,949
Posted By Jordo!
They should just go ahead and offer three trims: ...

They should just go ahead and offer three trims:

1. Better N/A engine (2.5?)

2. Stouter turboed model (2.0 + boost?)

3. Inline 6 hairy chested version (new Supra/Fairlady Z Competitor).
...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 05-04-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 62,323
Posted By Jordo!
These guys essentially made comments completely...

These guys essentially made comments completely in keeping with my pervasive interest in the 86, but my (current) preference for the Z34.

40 or 50 more hp and another 10-20 lb/ft of torque, it...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-07-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 32,136
Posted By Jordo!
Nice -- congrats! I'm still surprised that...

Nice -- congrats!

I'm still surprised that Jeremy -- as opposed to, say, Hammond -- loves it so much. That totally seems like a car for the Hamster. He tends to like the tossable cars, Jeremy the...
Forum: AUSTRALIA 11-22-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,211
Posted By Jordo!
So I've been told, power and grip are boring. The...

So I've been told, power and grip are boring. The FR-S/BRZ has neither of these characteristics to water it down.
Forum: Interior Parts (Incl. Lighting) 11-22-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 33,078
Posted By Jordo!
That looks... not great.

That looks... not great.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-12-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 103,888
Posted By Jordo!
Without a tune to correct, varying the position...

Without a tune to correct, varying the position of the MAF sensor will have a HUGE impact on performance (as will any variation to tube diameter) that has nothing to do with actual flow changes.
...
Forum: AUSTRALIA 09-18-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,056
Posted By Jordo!
Not terrible.

Not terrible.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-18-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
If Toyota plays the game they used to play, they...

If Toyota plays the game they used to play, they will target the Z and not the GT-R with a new Supra, but we'll see.

The aim of de-bloating the Z comes straight from the horse's mouth. Whether or...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
Speaking only for myself, I am disappointed with...

Speaking only for myself, I am disappointed with Toyota. I bought the Z as a stop gap. My first choice was an 86 that was not made. Something closer to the Gazoo racing variant was what I had (very...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-17-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
"Best sports car on the planet": ...

"Best sports car on the planet":

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/first-place-page-5-2

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2009-nissan-370z-road-test


No longer so awesome, "car...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-17-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,041
Posted By Jordo!
That is clearly the same chassis.

That is clearly the same chassis.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
1. I predict the story will become less favorable...

1. I predict the story will become less favorable by 2014... car reviewers are a very fickle lot.

The Z, which many of you seem to dislike for whatever reason, was called "the best sports car on...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
Not at all. I loved my 2000 Celica GT-S...

Not at all.

I loved my 2000 Celica GT-S (marketed, appropriately enough as "looks fast"), and it too was a beautiful, sporty, good handling and braking car.

And one in good repair would rival...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 09-15-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 46,402
Posted By Jordo!
Hmm. Looks like 4th gear stock runs are showing...

Hmm. Looks like 4th gear stock runs are showing numbers on par with the MT's -- tht's good to see.
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 09-11-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,179
Posted By Jordo!
That is an abomination, and should be destroyed.

That is an abomination, and should be destroyed.
Forum: Forced Induction 09-09-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 73,250
Posted By Jordo!
Because a PD SC will give you massive off the...

Because a PD SC will give you massive off the line torque instead of waiting until about 3-4K to get moving.

Someone should attempt to copy the Gazoo twincharge design -- THAT would be perfect....
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
Fair enough -- and, after all, it is intended to...

Fair enough -- and, after all, it is intended to be an entry level sports car.

I guess I just don't want that at this point in my life. I want something that hits a number of performance...
Forum: Forced Induction 09-07-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 264,639
Posted By Jordo!
Now that is impressive! Great job! So...

Now that is impressive!

Great job!

So much for the "no way to boost such a high compression engine" crowd.

Dammit Toyota -- fix the cam sensor issue and offer this with factory boost and I'm...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,709
Posted By Jordo!
Mixed feelings on the front fascia, otherwise, I...

Mixed feelings on the front fascia, otherwise, I like!
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-06-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
The problem is, they didn't release a version...

The problem is, they didn't release a version that can really show off straight from the factory.

The FR-S needs some sort of "sport package" or "track package" option with bubblegum tires, bigger...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-06-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,941
Posted By Jordo!
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Forum: AUSTRALIA 09-05-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,634
Posted By Jordo!
Test drive a 370Z.

Test drive a 370Z.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-05-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
Based on what few Autox outcomes I've seen...

Based on what few Autox outcomes I've seen posted, it gets creamed.

With better tires it will probably hang with the RX-8.

Here's what I find so amusing about some of the guys on here:

If...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-04-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
There's actually pretty clear empirical data that...

There's actually pretty clear empirical data that says it doesn't.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,199
Posted By Jordo!
I like them all, but the price is pretty steep.

I like them all, but the price is pretty steep.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 09-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 429,868
Posted By Jordo!
The newest Cayman outstrips the 370Z, but in...

The newest Cayman outstrips the 370Z, but in regard to empirical performance metrics, in comparison to the last iteration was very close for half the price.

I'm not suggesting it's "better" than,...
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