follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
RR Racing
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Search Forums


Showing results 1 to 30 of 147
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: spin9k
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,566
Posted By spin9k
Au Contraire :thumbsup:! You may have all three.....

Au Contraire :thumbsup:! You may have all three.. like these fresh BFG R1s 255/40/17 on Enkie RPF1 9"ers

For you guys, drop down a size or two, use the new stickier BFG R1-S formulation, save...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-08-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,566
Posted By spin9k
2c - Yes it is entirely possible and easy really...

2c - Yes it is entirely possible and easy really to want to overtire your car thinking it will make it 'better handling, faster". The RX-8 is similar on track, lightweight (3050lbs track weight with...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 05-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 402,935
Posted By spin9k
Kudos to you Kamus for having a realist view of...

Kudos to you Kamus for having a realist view of your new car (and others) and it's (their) + & -s. No car is perfect, but they can be fun nevertheless. So it is with the Z as with others.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-15-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
..interesting. Canada must be a very different...

..interesting. Canada must be a very different case then, as car demographics go, as the RX-8 new wasn't cheap $28-34K, which wasn't (isn't) in the same class of cars as typical entry level economy...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-14-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
^ just stating the facts as I can find them. ...

^ just stating the facts as I can find them. That's ALL I did, not touchy at all, no mega adjectives like "massively" "fell of a cliff", "sank to the bottom" and other such which are catchy,...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-14-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
"Massive depreciation", my toenail. Take a look...

"Massive depreciation", my toenail. Take a look at Edmunds 'true cost to own' on a couple cars - I don't see anything out of the ordinary for the RX-8. Same as the Miata. (which is correctly termed...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-09-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
^ well, 238HP isn't too shabby, but in reality...

^ well, 238HP isn't too shabby, but in reality they way HP is figured and due to the combustion cycling of the rotary, it is customary to compare its 1.3L with a 2.6L piston engine. I'd say it's HP...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
makes perfect sense ;)

makes perfect sense ;)
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-08-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
the phrase pay to play is so cliche, but... ...

the phrase pay to play is so cliche, but...

Does money always matter [so much]?

we're not talking 10s of thousands of dollars, we're barely talking a thousand - let's say between a 20mpg car...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 04-07-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
You seem to be willing to let a lot go by the...

You seem to be willing to let a lot go by the wayside from a purity and worthiness standpoint and say well that's not all that when it comes to the RX-8 and its engine. I'm of course an RX-8 fanbois,...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 04-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 83,362
Posted By spin9k
As much - if not more - than the lemmings will...

As much - if not more - than the lemmings will willingly submit too.... guaranteed :)
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-06-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 443,519
Posted By spin9k
^ +1 Halleluiah too - As this is just the...

^ +1 Halleluiah too - As this is just the beginning of the (next) great rise of the sports (sporty) car. The (green BS) effects of lightweight engineering and enhanced engine technology are and will...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 36,023
Posted By spin9k
My 8 has 232HP / 159ft-lbs and it's top speed is...

My 8 has 232HP / 159ft-lbs and it's top speed is speced @148mph. It would take the salt flats and a qtr tank of gas to get going that fast lol. I was't using any real numbers, just showing how a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 36,023
Posted By spin9k
This car will be fine on track, regardless of the...

This car will be fine on track, regardless of the low torque number. The place where it will fall down is 4th gear and up acceleration and resultant top speed. It will be similar to my RX-8... superb...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-01-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 402,935
Posted By spin9k
lol That's what girls usually say about their...

lol That's what girls usually say about their fiancees :lol:

BTW RX-8s are one of those under $33K track ready cars. Bone stock, just run it hard and ride it into the sunset!
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 03-01-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 77,568
Posted By spin9k
Gee .. I guess the odd 750,000 Miatas/MX-5s Mazda...

Gee .. I guess the odd 750,000 Miatas/MX-5s Mazda has sold can't encourage Toyota in making that that financial case ;) And it's not about the sales in any particular year, car model sales go through...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-08-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 402,935
Posted By spin9k
^ well said.... great example of an, ahem, sporty...

^ well said.... great example of an, ahem, sporty car, that was never the result of the pursuit of perfection.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-07-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 402,935
Posted By spin9k
Actaully that last is the best looking Z I've...

Actaully that last is the best looking Z I've seen yet ... and that's not saying much lol. Just my opinion. The first looks like a cartoon car... the second like a cartoon car with fangs. The third...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 02-02-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
I've had my RX-8 GT model corner balanced and...

I've had my RX-8 GT model corner balanced and aligned. With my weight NOT in the car, the balance was pretty damn near 50/50. Total weight was 3047lbs / rear weight 1529lbs - .50180505... (maybe a...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 443,519
Posted By spin9k
...or at least we "hope" the Toybaru stays in the...

...or at least we "hope" the Toybaru stays in the same price range.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-29-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 443,519
Posted By spin9k
I was going to say. If the definition of "GT" is...

I was going to say. If the definition of "GT" is to be stuck to some quaint definition of 30 years ago, why even bother to discuss it? Great and all for bar room debates, but essesntially meaningless...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-28-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 443,519
Posted By spin9k
That GC looks a sleek looking ride....

That GC looks a sleek looking ride. Interestingly, the dash and the whole interior seem in many ways a puffed up "3D" version of the flat and dimensionless "2D" look of the FR-Z/BRZ interior. The...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 443,519
Posted By spin9k
I'm sorry, I'm not so familiar with people. What...

I'm sorry, I'm not so familiar with people. What exactly is a "low class Scion owner"? Sounds like they should be avoided, but why?
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 01-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
^ even so, it's a glorius track car, can play all...

^ even so, it's a glorius track car, can play all day with those big boys, come home hot and dirty, but never shamed...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff266/spin9k/nice2.jpg
...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,457
Posted By spin9k
I guess my sarcasm was lost on everyone lol! Just...

I guess my sarcasm was lost on everyone lol! Just saying... maor HP "can" be fun too!!! :bellyroll:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,457
Posted By spin9k
If the car only 'needs' 200HP to be so much...

If the car only 'needs' 200HP to be so much fun.... WTH is this one doing with 600HP?

Just another example of "Do as I say, not as I do///" meh
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-29-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
Thanks for the too young complement ;) I...

Thanks for the too young complement ;)

I can tell from your comments the RX-8 and its power level was not your cup of tea, but that doesn't keep it from being one amazingly sweet ride, if you're...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-29-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 96,978
Posted By spin9k
In case you missed the last 9 years, the RX-8 was...

In case you missed the last 9 years, the RX-8 was never intended to be a replacement for the RX-7, would logically be called the RX-8 in Mazda's naming convention after the RX-7, and has a slightly...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-22-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,981
Posted By spin9k
As a decades long detector user (others plus...

As a decades long detector user (others plus multiple V1s) here's my 2c worth...

With detectors, some things matter and others really are just static.

Ultimate trust is paramount, if it EVER...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 61,589
Posted By spin9k
With Toyota trying to liven things up, I suggest...

With Toyota trying to liven things up, I suggest they design a car for a readily available wealthy demographic, say disaffected Porsche/Audi types? You know the ones .. money and sense to want a well...
Showing results 1 to 30 of 147

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.