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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,548
Posted By DarkSunrise
Not sure if we're talking about the same part of...

Not sure if we're talking about the same part of the article, but the text seems to say 1.5 seconds for the FR-S and 2 seconds for the Civic SI, which looks right:



1:26.875 --> 1:25.377 =...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,548
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yeah I was thinking the alignment could have...

Yeah I was thinking the alignment could have accounted for some part of the improvement, but since they didn't measure alignment before the swap, it's hard to say. They do mention they didn't make...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 839
Posted By DarkSunrise
I think we've had threads like this before, but...

I think we've had threads like this before, but past cars for me:

2009 Porsche Boxster S
2005 Nissan 350z 35th Anniversary
2009 Subaru STI hatch

All were great in their own way. Before...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,548
Posted By DarkSunrise
While I agree the stock suspension is very good...

While I agree the stock suspension is very good at the track, you can definitely improve on it with quality aftermarket coilovers. Here is some third-party data on stock vs. KWV3's on an FR-S. This...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,058
Posted By DarkSunrise
I do this too. The clutch is very grabby on this...

I do this too. The clutch is very grabby on this car, but at least this technique works to smooth out shifts. I also do this in 1st from a stop.



That's really odd. My clutch is super light....
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 604
Posted By DarkSunrise
As these guys have said, stock front bar and/or...

As these guys have said, stock front bar and/or zero rear toe would be the easiest places to start.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,452
Posted By DarkSunrise
I'm in a similar position with you (married...

I'm in a similar position with you (married homeowner, no kids). Here are the best cars I've come up with under $45k:

1) 987.2 Cayman/Boxster S
3) 2009+ C6 Z06
2) 997 911
4) Elise

That's...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By DarkSunrise
1) Lightweight RWD coupe 2) Normally-aspirated ...

1) Lightweight RWD coupe
2) Normally-aspirated
3) Balanced, nimble chassis
4) Good feedback
5) Great driving position

It's basically the same reasons I loved my Boxster S. There's something...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By DarkSunrise
The FR-S transmission is definitely notchy. Some...

The FR-S transmission is definitely notchy. Some people like that feeling of positive engagement, others don't. My old 350z and Boxster S were much smoother going into gear (almost no resistance),...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,742
Posted By DarkSunrise
I think it's really hard to say based only on CS...

I think it's really hard to say based only on CS data. As you point out, too many variables. Even if you could control for acceleration and braking differences, you'd still have driver variation to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-20-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,742
Posted By DarkSunrise
1:09.8 http://i.imgur.com/I0XKt.jpg ...

1:09.8
http://i.imgur.com/I0XKt.jpg



Do you actually have any data to back this up?



Some laptimes.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,191
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha it's definitely not for everyone. Keep us...

Haha it's definitely not for everyone. Keep us updated, I'm somewhat interested now which way you'll go. :)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,191
Posted By DarkSunrise
So, are you starting to like manual better now? ...

So, are you starting to like manual better now? Or still deciding? :)
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 17,100
Posted By DarkSunrise
I never said anything about the two cars, I just...

I never said anything about the two cars, I just posted lap times.



Maybe if you're talking about FWD race cars. For production cars, it's actually the other way around.

There was a test...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-18-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,742
Posted By DarkSunrise
Drive both and pick the one you like better?

Drive both and pick the one you like better?
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 17,100
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha definitely. Although for the V6 Mustang...

Haha definitely. Although for the V6 Mustang time, he may have been helped by the fact that it was the Performance Pack model (sticky tires, "track" suspension, etc.) The one you quoted might have...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,191
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha this is a much better way of explaining it...

Haha this is a much better way of explaining it than the crap I posted earlier. Glad to hear this worked.

Basically every upshift should be like this. After the gearshift, quickly bring the...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 17,100
Posted By DarkSunrise
Pobst was actually more comfortable in the BRZ...

Pobst was actually more comfortable in the BRZ (versus FR-S) and ran a 1:30.3 with the BRZ.

He also did a 1:29.1 in the V6 Mustang and 1:29.1 in the GC 2.0T.
...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-18-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 17,100
Posted By DarkSunrise
That's too broad a statement to make IMO,...

That's too broad a statement to make IMO, especially given the short length of time the car has been out. Certainly in NASA TTD, the FR-S is considered one of the cars to have at the moment, mostly...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-17-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 17,100
Posted By DarkSunrise
Why don't you point to the evidence you have that...

Why don't you point to the evidence you have that shows the BRZ/FR-S is slower than it should be given its horsepower and with tires equalized? So far I haven't seen you post any data, and the...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-17-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 17,100
Posted By DarkSunrise
Not sure why you're so obsessed with that...

Not sure why you're so obsessed with that comparison that you feel compelled to post it numerous times, but here are some Civic SI vs. Twin laptimes:

Modified FWD/RWD Challenge
1:29.0 Honda...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,779
Posted By DarkSunrise
Is it just me, or is there a trend of FI owners...

Is it just me, or is there a trend of FI owners selling their cars off soon after putting in the turbo/SC.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-17-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 17,100
Posted By DarkSunrise
Agreed, tires need to be considered in any...

Agreed, tires need to be considered in any evaluation of handling.

That said, the FR-S is still pulling up to 0.96 g on the skidpad with the much-maligned stock "prius" touring tires:...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-16-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By DarkSunrise
Gran turismo + steering wheel :D

Gran turismo + steering wheel :D
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,778
Posted By DarkSunrise
People who want a more comfortable car that can...

People who want a more comfortable car that can seat four if needed and happens to be much faster in the 1/4 mile (11.2 s @ 125 mph vs. 12.2 s @ 117 mph)?

In fact, you could argue the Hellcat is a...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-16-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By DarkSunrise
Yep, same one I was thinking about. Felt really...

Yep, same one I was thinking about. Felt really bad for the owner. Can't imagine wrecking a car like that!
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,191
Posted By DarkSunrise
I think the drivetrain slack in my car has gotten...

I think the drivetrain slack in my car has gotten significantly worse since I bought it. I've only had it for 2y/15k miles (numerous track days and autocross events thrown in), but the drivetrain...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By DarkSunrise
Haha I've actually only tried Shenandoah so far...

Haha I've actually only tried Shenandoah so far (intermediate/solo level), but never tried Main. I've heard a few complaints about Shenandoah, but it seems relatively safe other than maybe 1-2...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 12,710
Posted By DarkSunrise
The rules are pretty complicated, but you can...

The rules are pretty complicated, but you can find them here:
http://www.scca.com/solo/content.cfm?cid=44517

I think last year, the Twins were new/under-developed and most guys jumped straight to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 12,710
Posted By DarkSunrise
Uhh what? I agree with tennisfreak that the...

Uhh what? I agree with tennisfreak that the intangibles (driver feedback and handling dynamics) are what set the Twins apart, but they also happen to be faster for the most part than Mustang GTs in...
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