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Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 02-18-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,939
Posted By DarkSunrise
I had the FT86SF catted header + OFT and liked it...

I had the FT86SF catted header + OFT and liked it quite a bit. The torque dip was gone with that combo. Previous to that, I had a JDL catless header and the torque dip was still slightly...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-12-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,010
Posted By DarkSunrise
I've tracked my GTI with a dual clutch sequential...

I've tracked my GTI with a dual clutch sequential gearbox (DSG) and while I prefer manual, I think it's fun in it's own way. Seamless upshifts that keep the engine in boost and smooth crisp...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-11-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,299
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha I actually bought a 2009 Boxster S after the...

Haha I actually bought a 2009 Boxster S after the FR-S. Not really a replacement since I kept the FR-S too.

It's funny because I do think the Porsche is better in pretty much every way (as it...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-10-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By DarkSunrise
I've got a mk6 GTI and an FR-S. The FR-S has...

I've got a mk6 GTI and an FR-S.

The FR-S has heavier, tighter steering than the GTI. But it's also a much quicker rack in terms of the ratio, so even small steering inputs will have a big impact....
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-07-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 7,857
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah this is similar to my experience logging at...

Yeah this is similar to my experience logging at the track as well. Even on 100 octane, I was seeing moderate knock. In some loads/rpms, the ECU was pulling 4+ degrees of timing. This was on 93...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-28-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By DarkSunrise
A good track buddy of mine drives an E46 m3. ...

A good track buddy of mine drives an E46 m3. Really fun car to drive and the 8k redline is addicting, but definitely feels heavier and bigger compared to our cars. Also keep in mind it's an older...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-26-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,442
Posted By DarkSunrise
Some manufacturers still care. - Mazda...

Some manufacturers still care.

- Mazda made a big deal about the ND Miata matching the weight and size of the original NA, while boasting modern rigidity, safety and emissions.

- The...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-24-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,897
Posted By DarkSunrise
So because you only care about Nurburgring lap...

So because you only care about Nurburgring lap times and don't like driving stick anymore, Toyota should only offer the Supra with an auto? Why not just let people get what they like and you just be...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-24-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,897
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haven't driven one yet, but my guess is it'll...

Haven't driven one yet, but my guess is it'll have that typical German feel we had been talking about. Somewhat longer throws and not a lot of feedback into each gate, but smooth and precise. ...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-24-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,897
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah I think we might be basically saying the...

Yeah I think we might be basically saying the same thing on the M3.

My issue with my 350z shifter was that it was really vague and loose, and would sometimes lock out 2nd even when warm. That...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-24-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,897
Posted By DarkSunrise
Are Nurburgring lap times the only thing that...

Are Nurburgring lap times the only thing that matters to you? Ironic you say that because our cars are designed around the philosophy of making driving fun, not necessarily fast. There are a whole...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-23-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,897
Posted By DarkSunrise
I recently drove a friend's 2017 M3 manual and...

I recently drove a friend's 2017 M3 manual and the shifter/clutch combo was solid. Could use a little more feedback going into each gate, but everything was nice and smooth. No grinds and no missed...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-23-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,381
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah that's what I did at first - start the car...

Yeah that's what I did at first - start the car in reverse and start backing out right after firing it up. You're right it helps, but doesn't do anything for that initial bark.

If you don't want...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-22-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,381
Posted By DarkSunrise
Try to look at things from his perspective. I...

Try to look at things from his perspective. I used to live in a townhouse and my neighbor had an open-piped Harley that he'd park in his garage. Loud as F. You could hear it coming a mile away. ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-14-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 33,724
Posted By DarkSunrise
Everything forward of the A-Pillar looks awkward...

Everything forward of the A-Pillar looks awkward to me. Part of it is the high hood height. That line through the fender just accentuates the space above the arches. It's just too frumpy looking...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,129
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah my thoughts exactly! A while back, my...

Yeah my thoughts exactly! A while back, my friend asked me to do a track shake-down on his modified S3 (same platform as the mk7 Golf R) and it was way, way more capable than my mk6 GTI. Easy car...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-11-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,129
Posted By DarkSunrise
Focus RS is what you're looking for. If you want...

Focus RS is what you're looking for. If you want something classier, also consider the Golf R or S3.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-11-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By DarkSunrise
I've still got mine that I purchased new in 2012....

I've still got mine that I purchased new in 2012. I've done everything from auto-x to track days to daily driving to winter donuts with it. Tried different tires, different exhaust setups,...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-10-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,164
Posted By DarkSunrise
Still on my original battery from 2012. Noticed...

Still on my original battery from 2012. Noticed degraded performance last year, but still works fine. Waiting for this one to bite the dust so I can replace it with a nice lightweight one.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 01-08-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,564
Posted By DarkSunrise
You know, I always figured the 2013 base HU was a...

You know, I always figured the 2013 base HU was a piece of junk too, but I tried streaming BT audio last weekend and it worked like a charm. Connected instantly to my phone (Moto X4) on startup too....
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-08-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,129
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah I've heard the steering feel on the ND is a...

Yeah I've heard the steering feel on the ND is a bit let-down. Really strange because at that weight, I'd think you could forego power steering and just go with a manual rack like some of the...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-06-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,129
Posted By DarkSunrise
I haven't driven the ND yet, but I've driven a...

I haven't driven the ND yet, but I've driven a lot of NA-NC gen Miatas. For street driving I think they've got the edge over the FR-S for fun. Mainly because of the top-down aspect but also some of...
Forum: Forced Induction 11-01-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,625
Posted By DarkSunrise
Planning on it! Just need to find some time :(

Planning on it! Just need to find some time :(
Forum: Forced Induction 11-01-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,625
Posted By DarkSunrise
For me, my FRS with catless header and tune...

For me, my FRS with catless header and tune (running east coast 93 octane or 100 on the track for extra safety margin) was about perfect. Reliable, sounded great, was near even with stock s2000's on...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-01-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By DarkSunrise
I had tsw nurburgrings on my GTI (3 yrs) and my...

I had tsw nurburgrings on my GTI (3 yrs) and my FRS (2 yrs). Tracked both, daily drove both, never had any issues. Solid wheels. I traded the set on my FRS for Apex ARC-8 wheels and I'd say the...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-30-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agree with others that coolant temps are not an...

Agree with others that coolant temps are not an issue. I datalog at the track, and the highest peak coolant temperature I've seen is ~208 F. In daily driving, temps stay between 195-203 F......
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-19-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 16,518
Posted By DarkSunrise
If you need convincing to buy an 86, it's the...

If you need convincing to buy an 86, it's the wrong car for you.

There was a time when my mk6 GTI was putting down faster laptimes than my FRS at one of the tracks I go to. I still knew which...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-17-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,905
Posted By DarkSunrise
Hmm I wonder if it's related to the Ecoboost 3.5L...

Hmm I wonder if it's related to the Ecoboost 3.5L in the Taurus SHO. I drove one of those and remember being impressed with that powerplant (can't recall the sound though).

I do love a nice...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-17-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,905
Posted By DarkSunrise
Ford did a great job making the Ford GT look like...

Ford did a great job making the Ford GT look like something other than yet another MR supercar. Chevy had decades to work on this MR design. I guess I was hoping for something a little more...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,905
Posted By DarkSunrise
Looks like any other generic MR supercar.

Looks like any other generic MR supercar.
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