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Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 469,912
Posted By duffman13
There was a new GTR at my last track day running...

There was a new GTR at my last track day running in a different session from me. I actually thought it sounded quite crappy at full throttle going down the maind straight. If I had to compare it to...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 02-03-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 52,022
Posted By duffman13
I'm of the camp that I'd definitely be waiting...

I'm of the camp that I'd definitely be waiting for warranty to expire and learning the car/tuning my suspension during that process.

That said, by the point in time that I'd be ready for more...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-01-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,816
Posted By duffman13
Except girls will find this car "cute." ...

Except girls will find this car "cute."

Just like they did with the RSX.

Just like they did with the Celica.

Just like they did with the Eclipse before it became a piece of shit.

Just...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-01-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 79,972
Posted By duffman13
See bold. Learn to heel-toe at proper...

See bold.

Learn to heel-toe at proper intervals and you'll never have that problem.

I can go through entire HPDE sessions with late apexes, 3 gear downshift braking zones, etc without leaving...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-01-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,631
Posted By duffman13
whatevs When I get mine I'll drive these...

whatevs

When I get mine I'll drive these until they're bald or heat-cycled out.

Then I'll swap some hankook ice bears for the winter on the stock wheels, and some RS-3s on 2011-12 WRX stock...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-01-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,280
Posted By duffman13
You run into the following issues: Factory...

You run into the following issues:

Factory install - You're special ordering the car, so you'll have to wait for it to be built. The dealer will also likely be less flexible on price since it's...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-01-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,734
Posted By duffman13
Big calipers don't mean crap, it's all about pad...

Big calipers don't mean crap, it's all about pad compound and cooling.

Case and point:...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-31-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,245
Posted By duffman13
Word, for the most part. Point 1. Why not...

Word, for the most part.

Point 1. Why not just use the turbo Mazdaspeed3 engine and mount it longitudinally?

Point 2. Acura is coming up with an actual RSX-Integra replacement entry-level...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,039
Posted By duffman13
If they're white is good I'll be all over it,...

If they're white is good I'll be all over it, though I'll probabyl go scion.

dark grey is my first choice though, but I love a good white.

Best 2 whites:
MB Arctic White
s2k Grand Prix...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-31-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 58,788
Posted By duffman13
HIDs are great, but most modern projectors even...

HIDs are great, but most modern projectors even in halogen form throw tons of light out there.

My wife has a '10 Mazda3 and it has some of the best night vision I've seen from a halogen bulb. It...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-31-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 30,631
Posted By duffman13
They're also the same tires that S-class Mercedes...

They're also the same tires that S-class Mercedes get the last time I checked.

They're a summer tire most importantly, which is leagues better than some crap all season rubber cubes.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-31-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,039
Posted By duffman13
I drive an RSX which has no armrest. It took...

I drive an RSX which has no armrest. It took some getting used to at first, but I didin't miss it at all, and it actually helped make me a better driver by forcing me to keep both hands on the wheel...
Forum: CANADA 01-30-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,796
Posted By duffman13
I'm going with a CAI just because it makes the...

I'm going with a CAI just because it makes the motor sound better, and might net a couple of ponies.

Then 17x8 track wheels with 235-245 tires.

then maybe some konis and TRD springs.

Then...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,266
Posted By duffman13
For what it is, the RSX-S is a very competent FWD...

For what it is, the RSX-S is a very competent FWD car.

Consider some of the downsides of the FF layout, specifically torque steer, and having a torqueless honda becomes a blessing rather than a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-26-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,093
Posted By duffman13
I've wanted to find a broken porsche 928 and drop...

I've wanted to find a broken porsche 928 and drop a LS2 in it. They have kits for it that make it a $10-15k job including the cost of the car. Lower if i can get the motor from a totalled 05-06 GTO
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-26-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,190
Posted By duffman13
I agree with that wholeheartedly. On any car...

I agree with that wholeheartedly. On any car with macstruts, Camber plates are uf the utmost importance as a first mod.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,190
Posted By duffman13
Honestly, throw out the rollbar, replace the...

Honestly, throw out the rollbar, replace the shocks with konis or bilsteins, the springs with RCE Blacks, probably keep the stock clutch unless the SC is too much, relpace exhaust with intake (I'm...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-26-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 431,183
Posted By duffman13
That's more than likely. While it was one of my...

That's more than likely. While it was one of my first track days, I'd been auto-Xing for 4 years prior and have a good idea of how my car handles. Once I learned the line, my exit speeds were higher...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-25-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 431,183
Posted By duffman13
In my bolt-on/tune/suspension RSX-S at summit...

In my bolt-on/tune/suspension RSX-S at summit point I was keeping up with a 350Z and stock Evo X on all but the main straight of the main course. Both drivers had more track days than me, and I...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-25-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,266
Posted By duffman13
It's because of the A3. If you had a K20A2 or Z1...

It's because of the A3. If you had a K20A2 or Z1 you'd be singing a different tune, those engines sing over 5k and the overall car (mine is bolt-ons with heavy suspension mods, LSD, and near-race...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-20-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,232
Posted By duffman13
CRSX is still a wealth of knowledge, especially...

CRSX is still a wealth of knowledge, especially the DIY and Problems section, but I definitely hear you. I installed my header, motor mount inserts, and suspension based on the DIYs on the site...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-20-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,232
Posted By duffman13
Not this year, but I plan on it. I have a...

Not this year, but I plan on it. I have a personal rule of only 1 car loan at a time, and my wife's car isn't paid off for another 2.5 years. I still have a set of RS-3s on my track wheels to kill...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-20-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,232
Posted By duffman13
yup. I try to be duffman13 everywhere if someone...

yup. I try to be duffman13 everywhere if someone else didn't snag it already
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-20-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 49,006
Posted By duffman13
Mobil 1, Castrol Syntec, or Penzoil Platinum....

Mobil 1, Castrol Syntec, or Penzoil Platinum. Depends what's on sale for a 5Q jug @ Wally World
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-20-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 158,582
Posted By duffman13
lol wut? I know I'm bringing this back from...

lol wut?

I know I'm bringing this back from the dead, but K20s are actually some of the best motors for bolt-on power.

on a K20A2, you throw a CAI ($250) reflash ($300), Race Header ($400)...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-20-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,232
Posted By duffman13
All I know is I run 14.2-14.3 with a 200whp...

All I know is I run 14.2-14.3 with a 200whp bolt-on/tune RSX-S. Subtract 150lbs, add the RWD launch advantage, adjust for my power advantage, and they should both be about 14.8 stock
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,993
Posted By duffman13
Most Japanese manufacturers have crap paint jobs...

Most Japanese manufacturers have crap paint jobs nowadays. My 04 RSX has a ton of chips in the hood, and my wife's 10 Mazda3 is already starting to show sime dings after 18 months, though the front...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,232
Posted By duffman13
I know we're talking FWD vs RWD, but as an RSX-S...

I know we're talking FWD vs RWD, but as an RSX-S owner and forum member, I have seen plenty of people post slips near 14.0 and high 13s with just bolt-on and a tune, putting them around 200WHP.
...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-17-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 98,901
Posted By duffman13
I'm just hoping for bilstein shocks with TRD/SPT...

I'm just hoping for bilstein shocks with TRD/SPT springs and a camber kit (please someone make plates). keep it streetable and quiet with a little drop and firming up for handling and looks.

I...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 01-17-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,991
Posted By duffman13
Any word on the baltimore show? DC is going on...

Any word on the baltimore show? DC is going on at the same time as philly, so I don't think it'll be present. Baltimore is a week later, so I'm hopeful for that one.

Plus I'm out of town the...
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