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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-15-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 115,023
Posted By strat61caster
50/50 isn't ideal, don't buy marketing BS. ...

50/50 isn't ideal, don't buy marketing BS.

Rearward weight bias is superior for handling.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-14-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 115,023
Posted By strat61caster
BMW already did all the engineering to stick that...

BMW already did all the engineering to stick that engine in for the lower trim Z4/international Zupra, it weighs less over the front end improving the cars balance while still being capable of...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-14-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
why? All this moron was saying is that bringing...

why? All this moron was saying is that bringing the Yaris to the US is a helluva lot more work than driving a couple of them onto a boat because, as you meandered through it's design history to reach...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-14-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
DarkSunrise you assume they're charging at all in...

DarkSunrise you assume they're charging at all in the US, they're not, another car to withhold from Americans.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-13-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By strat61caster
End links highly recommended, might even be...

End links highly recommended, might even be necessary as some coilovers relocate the mounting point such that when lowered the stock end links can cause issues being too long. The bar itself is...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-13-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By strat61caster
+yokes yes But some schmuck will claim only...

+yokes yes

But some schmuck will claim only heitkotter could win on Megan's ;)
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-13-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By strat61caster
Whiteline doesn't publish stiffness numbers, hole...

Whiteline doesn't publish stiffness numbers, hole location/arm length, metal choice, construction, heat treating, bend radius could all affect stiffness. They're likely close but I would not claim...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-13-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By strat61caster
Yes, save your money and get an exterminator the...

Yes, save your money and get an exterminator the first time.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-13-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By strat61caster
Having been in all three, they're all the first...

Having been in all three, they're all the first picture.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-13-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By strat61caster
Which mod frequents off topic the most? Guff...

Which mod frequents off topic the most? Guff please lock
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-12-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By strat61caster
Hopefully he doesn't log back in this weekend and...

Hopefully he doesn't log back in this weekend and spends the weekend with his wife and deals with our insensitivity on Monday.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-12-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
Honestly it being a 2 door might be the thing I...

Honestly it being a 2 door might be the thing I like most about it relative to the competition, makes it look like a sleek little thing, reminds me of a CRZ but with guts. Like a modern M coupe...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-12-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By strat61caster
This has been posted elsewhere but fuck it lets...

This has been posted elsewhere but fuck it lets throw it in this thread too; budget recipe for an STX build imho

17x9 Wheels
Tirerack brand, ~$668
245/40/17 RE71R
Tirerack $742
Mounted and...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-12-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By strat61caster
You say that but you still opened a go fund me...

You say that but you still opened a go fund me...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-12-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By strat61caster
If I really needed $5k that I couldn't borrow...

If I really needed $5k that I couldn't borrow from someone and pay back in short order the FR-S is like first thing on the chopping block. I'm positive I can find a semi-fun shitbox for <$5k, get...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-12-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,898
Posted By strat61caster
Coilovers and alignment, lots of discussion in...

Coilovers and alignment, lots of discussion in this thread, last years thread, and the overall stx thread.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-12-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,760
Posted By strat61caster
50# of sound deadening, better dampers, shorter...

50# of sound deadening, better dampers, shorter bump stops, agree that a longer 6th would be nice if it results in better fuel economy, but I think 3k rpm is the sweet spot for the engine hence the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-12-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By strat61caster
fwiw camber plates+bolts are all that's necessary...

fwiw camber plates+bolts are all that's necessary for a quality alignment on this car. Some people can even get away with just a few camber bolts if they're not trying to go past -3 camber.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-12-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By strat61caster
I would recommend not leaving the scanner plugged...

I would recommend not leaving the scanner plugged in all the time, the OBD2 can be a primadonna about that sort of thing. Start the car then plug it in when necessary otherwise leave it out, this is...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-12-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By strat61caster
Mann Engineering bar is same to softer than...

Mann Engineering bar is same to softer than stock.
https://www.mann-engineering.com/products/mann-engineering-rear-adjustable-swaybar
I believe Cusco has a small hollow bar which should be softer...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-12-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By strat61caster
wut, yes people do buy aftermarket lower control...

wut, yes people do buy aftermarket lower control arms for the front for camber and caster adjustments, the fancy ones also adjust roll centers and anti-dive and in conjunction with a camber plate can...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-12-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By strat61caster
Were you running any data logging and did the car...

Were you running any data logging and did the car eventually take itself out of limp mode when you reset/cleared codes or is the code persistent?
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-12-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
Again you should really take the time to spend a...

Again you should really take the time to spend a few minutes with a TNGA car before shitting on this. (Latest gen Camry, Corolla, etc. and then remove the floaty suspension tuning) You sound like a...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-12-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By strat61caster
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67...

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67345



Stiff swaybars isn't much different than stiff springs. If you want to keep the roll stiffness you need to match the tires to the...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-12-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
And an STI is just an Impreza And a Civic Type...

And an STI is just an Impreza
And a Civic Type R is just a Civic
And a Golf R is just a Golf
And a Focus RS is just a Focus
And a Veloster N is just a Veloster

All starting at the $20k...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-11-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
Wut The current US car called a Yaris is a...

Wut

The current US car called a Yaris is a Mazda2, the rest of the world gets a TNG based car that is leaps and bounds higher quality than what Toyota shitboxes were even five years ago.

You...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-11-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
I don't think you understand, the US 'Yaris' is a...

I don't think you understand, the US 'Yaris' is a rebadged Mazda2, they'd have to do all the safety and emissions testing from scratch to get the actual Yaris onto showroom floors and they wouldn't...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-11-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
Toyota doesn't even sell the real Yaris here,...

Toyota doesn't even sell the real Yaris here, already confirmed not for US shores, does seem like EU is getting it though.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-11-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
AWD, turbo, 2+2 seating, modern safety and...

AWD, turbo, 2+2 seating, modern safety and chassis rigidity, a hatchback, all for 50# more than an FRZ? I'm fucking impressed.

The powertrain is where I'm worried, I wouldn't hate something FWD...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,023
Posted By strat61caster
lol like people here are "normal"

lol like people here are "normal"
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