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Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-21-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,156
Posted By Braces
You have to remove the entire engine in the Audi...

You have to remove the entire engine in the Audi R8 V8 to replace the A/C compressor. Mid engine cars apparently weren't designed to be worked on. LOL.

As for the Lotus. meh.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-20-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By Braces
Start a 529 college savings plan. You'll thank...

Start a 529 college savings plan. You'll thank me later.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-20-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By Braces
Congrats on the 3rd child. Sounds like you're...

Congrats on the 3rd child. Sounds like you're making the right financial decisions.

Why not wait a little longer, save up and consider the Supra. That is what I am doing.

The Supra is still a...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-19-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By Braces
Make a belt buckle ...... Texas style.

Make a belt buckle ...... Texas style.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-19-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,561
Posted By Braces
Then you're good to go. Get some good winter...

Then you're good to go. Get some good winter tires and you're set.
Stop waiting and buy the car. :)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-19-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,561
Posted By Braces
Having spent an entire childhood raised in...

Having spent an entire childhood raised in Alaska. After driving RDW, FWD, 4X4, AWD ... my preference was always a 4X4.

If your winters are mild .... the FRS with snow tires is fine.

If your...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-18-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,156
Posted By Braces
Used Corvettes. I used to own a C5...

Used Corvettes.

I used to own a C5 convertible. Extremely fun to toss around.

Gold chains and dew rag optional.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 07-16-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,156
Posted By Braces
Lexus = Luxury 1st. Performance 2nd. ...

Lexus = Luxury 1st. Performance 2nd.

FRS/86 = Performance 1st. Luxury .....uh ....uh ...uh. Did I say performance 1st?

2 different animals.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 07-13-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Braces
Tow it behind the Matrix with a front cover. Tow...

Tow it behind the Matrix with a front cover. Tow with the rear wheels on the trailer. Front wheels on the ground. No miles registered that way ...... I think.

Drive some of the way. Tow the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-13-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 219,960
Posted By Braces
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-12-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By Braces
The 458 is a car on my radar. I've had AWD cars...

The 458 is a car on my radar. I've had AWD cars before and I definitely like the RWD cars better. RWD cars typically have less weight and a much livelier steering feel.

The GTR is an...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-12-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By Braces
Off topic. Humdizzle .... curious if you got...

Off topic.

Humdizzle .... curious if you got extended warranty coverage on your 458.


:threadjacked:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-11-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By Braces
Exactly. I've never owned a car long enough to...

Exactly. I've never owned a car long enough to really care.

Now ... once I decide on a car that I will keep for a LONG time. I will let her drink the best sauce around.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-07-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,974
Posted By Braces
I'm not sure I agree. I agree that self...

I'm not sure I agree.

I agree that self driving electric cars are going to be mainstream. But there will still be a niche of people who are true auto enthusiasts. There's more to enthusiast cars...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-07-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,974
Posted By Braces
I believe totally stock examples will be rare and...

I believe totally stock examples will be rare and sought after in 10 years.
The remaining cars will be riced over by enthusiasts due to it's cheap price.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-03-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,586
Posted By Braces
I can't comment on US drivers vs the world. What...

I can't comment on US drivers vs the world. What I do know is that once you enter into traffic ... You are in THEIR world. The world with drivers of all ages and driver abilities.

Not sure what...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-02-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,030
Posted By Braces
Punch some holes in the plate to let the air pass.

Punch some holes in the plate to let the air pass.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-02-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By Braces
Just a little late to the party.

Just a little late to the party.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-30-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,312
Posted By Braces
I leased my long gone 2013 when there was only a...

I leased my long gone 2013 when there was only a few delivered cars in Arizona. There was a BRZ at a dealership. I sat in the car and was convinced this was the car for me. I didn't have time for...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-30-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,166
Posted By Braces
OP ... you have to EMBRACE the noises, clutch...

OP ... you have to EMBRACE the noises, clutch feel, notchy gears, road noise, etc. etc. because that's what race cars feel like. No sound deadening. No soft clutches. I used to own a 911. Trust...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-30-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By Braces
I feel your pain with the knees. GLWS.

I feel your pain with the knees.

GLWS.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-29-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,290
Posted By Braces
Not hating on the AT/paddle scene, but do...

Not hating on the AT/paddle scene, but do yourself a favor and get the manual.

Why? Because you owe it to yourself to experience a manual transmission. You can always do the AT/DCT paddles in...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-28-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,284
Posted By Braces
I voted light mods. When I was younger .......

I voted light mods.

When I was younger .... I was into heavy mods.

At this point in my life .... I value reliability over mods.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-27-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,228
Posted By Braces
Subscribed. Can't wait to hear the end of the...

Subscribed. Can't wait to hear the end of the story.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-26-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,228
Posted By Braces
Agreed. That's a more plausible explanation. ...

Agreed. That's a more plausible explanation. Laughing at the idea that the tint guys just decided to install an improper tune on your car to do burn outs while you waited in the reception area.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-25-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,311
Posted By Braces
Humfrz, You are one scary dude. ...

Humfrz,

You are one scary dude. :w00t::w00t:
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 06-25-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,228
Posted By Braces
You would think that Subaru dealers are FULLY...

You would think that Subaru dealers are FULLY AWARE of any tunes on their used cars. To sell the car they remind you that it has its original warranty. You feel reassured until something like this...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-24-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,147
Posted By Braces
Maybe that's Tada's original plan. 86...

Maybe that's Tada's original plan.


86 designed to be entry level sports car ........ Original Boxster.
Future FT1 (Supra) ...................................... 911
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-24-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,141
Posted By Braces
Isn't there an inverse relationship between...

Isn't there an inverse relationship between exhaust backpressure and torque? I always thought that more backpressure (up to a point) increases low end torque. I used to own a car that had exhaust...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-24-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,141
Posted By Braces
I don't know about the torque dip, but I like...

I don't know about the torque dip, but I like guacamole dip on my nachos.

:D
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