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Forum: Southern California 07-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By mav1178
you do realize this is the Southern California...

you do realize this is the Southern California regional forum, right?
Forum: Southern California 07-13-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By mav1178
So basically they have no idea what they are...

So basically they have no idea what they are doing, or Up Garage has plenty of cash to burn through while they ramp up their US business. Great...
Forum: Southern California 07-13-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By mav1178
Since when? My high school days spent at...

Since when?

My high school days spent at North never really involved drag racing on Van Ness, mostly because the road was way too bumpy and everyone had cut springs in the mid 90s.
Forum: Southern California 07-11-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By mav1178
looking further, it looks like it's a partnership...

looking further, it looks like it's a partnership between Croooober and UP Garage.

my guess is, they are probably promoting Up Garage's inventory primarily, and Croooober gets an opportunity to...
Forum: Southern California 07-11-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By mav1178
so where are they going to source second hand...

so where are they going to source second hand parts? from Japan?

most of the cheaper second hand parts that we already buy are via forums or Facebook groups.

most of the second hand parts Up...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-10-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By mav1178
I'd like to think these are the 3 Type-Rs that...

I'd like to think these are the 3 Type-Rs that mattered... one is a Civic but not FK8

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsj6azaHEyO/
Forum: Southern California 07-10-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By mav1178
Smog is good for 90 days after the date of smog. ...

Smog is good for 90 days after the date of smog.

The earliest you will get a notice to smog is when your registration for May 2020 is sent to you.

In the rare case that you don't get the...
Forum: Southern California 07-10-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By mav1178
unfortunately they will run into the same...

unfortunately they will run into the same situation as AutoBacs USA when this was tried 10+ years ago....

Japan and USA are not the same markets. To expect the business model to be replicated...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-10-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By mav1178
lock to lock doesn't mean anything without the...

lock to lock doesn't mean anything without the same variables, i.e. the steering angle is the same between two cars you're trying to compare.

just view it this way:

S13 240SX had a 17:1...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-10-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By mav1178
are we talking FK8 or DC2?

are we talking FK8 or DC2?
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-10-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,356
Posted By mav1178
your first post talks about how journalists will...

your first post talks about how journalists will be the death of 2+2 cars.

the reason why it's a 2+2 is because car makers are very smart, they know who exactly they want to sell this car to and...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-10-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By mav1178
I was more of a fan of IMSA/ALMS when they ran...

I was more of a fan of IMSA/ALMS when they ran all four classes of cars that also competed at Le Mans. It was especially wild when LMP675 would outrace LMP900 cars on shorter tracks like Laguna Seca.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-09-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,356
Posted By mav1178
OP has clearly never driven a S13 or S14. Or a...

OP has clearly never driven a S13 or S14. Or a Prelude.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-05-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By mav1178
OP needs to clarify what currency to use. OP...

OP needs to clarify what currency to use.

OP is from Canada. Half the responses are probably in USD. There's quite a gap in value...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,443
Posted By mav1178
at this point you're overthinking the entire...

at this point you're overthinking the entire engine wear problem.

as others have mentioned, there is very little iron in this engine...

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120085
...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-01-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,443
Posted By mav1178
Then just install a relatively strong flat magnet...

Then just install a relatively strong flat magnet on the outside of the oil pan. Problem solved.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-01-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,443
Posted By mav1178
a much better investment if you want to have a...

a much better investment if you want to have a magnet in your oil system is Filtermag, as it can be used across multiple vehicles.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-29-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By mav1178
Itís all still produced by the same factory and...

Itís all still produced by the same factory and imported by the same company. Does it make that big of a difference?
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-28-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By mav1178
This is just Tomei USA moving away from (or...

This is just Tomei USA moving away from (or unable to use) actual Tomei branding on parts where they have overlap with Tomei Japan on sourcing from the same factory. The part is still the same, the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-27-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,574
Posted By mav1178
I think if we had our way this car would've cost...

I think if we had our way this car would've cost $20k with 500HP twin turbo and rides smoother than a Toyota Avalon.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-27-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,574
Posted By mav1178
Like I said... it's salvage for a reason. I...

Like I said... it's salvage for a reason.

I have tons of friends in the bodyshop industry. Once you exceed a certain number of hours of repair on the car, you write off as a total loss. Insurance...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-27-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By mav1178
You get what you pay for when you buy from a...

You get what you pay for when you buy from a brand like Tomei in the USA, that's all I can say...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-27-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,574
Posted By mav1178
#3 is just a shady ad, or something else is up...

#3 is just a shady ad, or something else is up with seller.
#2, "no frame damage" but I can screw up every panel on the car and it will still be a salvage situation.
#1, right door + right quarter...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-27-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,574
Posted By mav1178
if you're seeing those reasons as a car being...

if you're seeing those reasons as a car being salvaged, then the seller is not telling you the truth or they are severely downplaying the amount of damage the car had.

none of those things would...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 06-25-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,871
Posted By mav1178
I'm doing this Subscribe & Save for Castrol GTX 5...

I'm doing this Subscribe & Save for Castrol GTX 5 quart jugs for $16.10 each (plus free shipping).

Yes, it's more expensive than the Mobil 1 promotion, but I don't have to jump through hoops to...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-25-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By mav1178
for 99% of the non-racers out there, the best way...

for 99% of the non-racers out there, the best way to get temps/pressure is to simply find a good spot to get readings from, whether it's galley plug or an oil filter sandwich adapter.

the temps...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 06-25-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,196
Posted By mav1178
Considering OP has been writing...

Considering OP has been writing vague/unanswerable posts/questions for a while, it's not really surprising...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-25-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By mav1178
I'm not sure what you're disagreeing about......

I'm not sure what you're disagreeing about... Mega Web is a Toyota showcase. Dealers in Japan are same as dealers in the US except they may have some Japan-only cars. More importantly, some of the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-25-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By mav1178
No new car dealer in Japan is worth visiting. I...

No new car dealer in Japan is worth visiting. I say this as someone who has been to Japan a dozen times and has pretty much seen all the cool car stuff one can see in a lifetime.

Used car dealers,...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-25-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By mav1178
how are either of these measured?

how are either of these measured?
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