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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 02-20-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By mav1178
You guys remind me of this entire scene... ...

You guys remind me of this entire scene...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6IVkQ8-Lx8
Forum: User/Vendor/Sponsor Reviews, Feedback, Comments 02-19-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By mav1178
whatever you do, do not gift payment of any kind....

whatever you do, do not gift payment of any kind.

that includes Venmo, Zelle, whatever. If someone wants you to pay them without transaction fees, you're exposed for the amount should anything go...
Forum: User/Vendor/Sponsor Reviews, Feedback, Comments 02-16-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By mav1178
kiss your money goodbye. if you file a...

kiss your money goodbye.

if you file a claim, it will be another 5-10 minutes of frustration.

unless you 1) are friends with the other person, or 2) are family with the other person, you...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-16-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,632
Posted By mav1178
...and what does this have to do with OP getting...

...and what does this have to do with OP getting used/returned items that were sold "brand new"?

Who gives a shit if KW stopped caring. This has nothing to do with OP's issue about purchasing new...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-15-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,632
Posted By mav1178
There are several distributors that resell KW to...

There are several distributors that resell KW to other shops. Any distributor that KW authorizes to resell can be considered a "dealer", just not direct with KW...

Options, Turn 14, Motovicity,...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-07-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 2,676
Posted By mav1178
you're forgetting the most important tax: the...

you're forgetting the most important tax: the federal gas tax, which hasn't changed one bit since the mid 1990s. it hasn't even been adjusted for inflation...

people don't want to pay taxes but...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-07-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 2,676
Posted By mav1178
The point I'm making is that individual needs for...

The point I'm making is that individual needs for vehicles and capability vary greatly between the UK and Australia. What works for them doesn't mean it will work for you.

Your point about unpaved...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-06-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,632
Posted By mav1178
One of your pictures shows the top hat with what...

One of your pictures shows the top hat with what looks like damage from a tool on it.

Looks like whomever that had it previously tried to stall/adjust but ended up damaging the Torx head as well...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-05-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 2,676
Posted By mav1178
Don't you know? America is the center of the...

Don't you know? America is the center of the universe and everything done in the world has to be filtered with American eyes.

Also, I'm 99% certain my next car will be the 2021+ Toyota Mirai. Got...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-30-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 27,866
Posted By mav1178
the tax is per year, so if you plan on owning a...

the tax is per year, so if you plan on owning a car for 5+ years, it adds quite a bit of cost to ownership.

plus, I'm specifically referencing Japan because they are changing this to reward...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 27,866
Posted By mav1178
The number one thing people keep forgetting is...

The number one thing people keep forgetting is the cars are built within Japan's vehicle tax system, which underwent a significant revision last year. The biggest change is a reduction in the engine...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-27-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By mav1178
You could pretty much sum this up for any...

You could pretty much sum this up for any puck-type clutch setup.

Full face is preferred for daily driving. If you get a properly designed full face clutch, you can have performance benefits...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-24-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By mav1178
Your OE tires should last at least the length of...

Your OE tires should last at least the length of your bumper to bumper warranty.

Beyond that, it's a lot of 1) how often do you do alignment checks? and 2) how you drive + the road surfaces you...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 01-23-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By mav1178
general rule: If the damage to the...

general rule:

If the damage to the suspension requires replacement of one or more components, you should always get an alignment before second guessing what is going on.

And frankly, if the...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-17-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,244
Posted By mav1178
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/vehicle-inspe...

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/vehicle-inspections

Why are you speculating? It's an OBD test, you don't need to keep the cat to pass the test in MA, unless there's a visual component of it...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-16-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,244
Posted By mav1178
Most people will tell you that headers are better...

Most people will tell you that headers are better if uncatted, or if you punch out the stock cat on factory 2017+ headers.

That said, if you must have a cat, you can either go with a catted...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-09-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,225
Posted By mav1178
not a surprise, there's nothing new or...

not a surprise, there's nothing new or revolutionary about this exhaust, it just so happens that more people are exposed to it now.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-02-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,014
Posted By mav1178
I would've recognized as spam like you, except I...

I would've recognized as spam like you, except I wasn't online for like 5 days.

First reply to OP should've been "good job on the spam", creating demand for something out of nothing just like the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-29-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,942
Posted By mav1178
I love it when people refer to me as a fucktard...

I love it when people refer to me as a fucktard as a logical response.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-25-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,216
Posted By mav1178
The main thing about current generation EVs is...

The main thing about current generation EVs is that they are pushing the boundaries of design on purpose.

Nothing about an EV vehicle requires you to have the traditional vehicle layout. There's...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-24-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,942
Posted By mav1178
I'll bite. 1) how did you determine it does...

I'll bite.

1) how did you determine it does not dim?
2) do you know how the mirror works to be auto-dimming?
3) why does a solution involve a ricer mod? is swapping to another factory...
Forum: Engine Swaps 11-22-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By mav1178
because every company wants their stuff to be...

because every company wants their stuff to be proprietary, and/or not easily copied.

if everything talked to each other so easily, either 1) everyone is running the same piece of code (and someone...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-17-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 18,381
Posted By mav1178
Using your analogy, your comprehension of how...

Using your analogy, your comprehension of how brakes work must be at preschool level.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-26-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By mav1178
I've noticed that about once a week, this genius...

I've noticed that about once a week, this genius posts something that is cringe-worthy.

I wish forums had functions like Facebook, where you can block a user and stop seeing their posts forever...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 10-18-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,857
Posted By mav1178
It's called "a better driver"

It's called "a better driver"
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-17-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By mav1178
based on 15+ years of experience going up to the...

based on 15+ years of experience going up to the Sierras for snowboarding/hiking in the winter, I can tell you that chains are needed in the car if you are going to areas that have the R1 restriction...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 10-10-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By mav1178
at the end of the day, you pay extra for better...

at the end of the day, you pay extra for better supply chain management.

back in 2010 Newegg sold a large batch of Intel CPUs that were fake. Fake how so? blank instruction booklets, tin foil, a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-10-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,216
Posted By mav1178
1) most dealers do a quick machine wash before...

1) most dealers do a quick machine wash before returning the car to you, so if the car sat around for more than 15 minutes after a wash the rust would be normal. that's what my brakes look like if I...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 10-08-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By mav1178
The problem is 'glitter looking'. When I ran...

The problem is 'glitter looking'.

When I ran ENEOS oil on my BRZ, the oils always looked like it had glitter in it.

OP is speculating at this point without any actual proof, so either his...
Forum: Southern California 10-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,598
Posted By mav1178
FWIW: when I was in japan in 2005, I found a...

FWIW:

when I was in japan in 2005, I found a new (but open box) Nismo Super Coppermix clutch kit for RB25DET.

Bought it at Up Garage for $650 (after exchange rate). Sold it for $1650 and more...
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