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Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-26-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,497
Posted By ELLSSUU
-no advice on the car but... -Prioritize...

-no advice on the car but...


-Prioritize your time with the child and enjoy it. Before you know it the child will be 18 and moving off to college
-Speaking of college, begin saving now. How...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-01-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By ELLSSUU
For those following.....got the car home from...

For those following.....got the car home from school.

It was evaluated by Insurance this week. He spent 2+ hours looking at the car. He confirmed no dents only scratches. About $6 grand to...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-28-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By ELLSSUU
FR-S was in a Tornado.....how much $ to do a repaint?

Son is away at school and unfortunately campus was hit by a EF3 Tornado Thursday @ 2AM. His apartment and car were in the path. Winds up to 165mph. He's good.

Nearly every panel on the car was...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-22-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21,680
Views: 4,896,481
Posted By ELLSSUU
More on son's car. Added the Subaru...

More on son's car.


Added the Subaru Carpeted Trunk Finish piece

Installed Tien Flex Z's and raised the ride height to a bit under stock

Test Fitted the refreshed 'new-to-him' TRD...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-21-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,934
Posted By ELLSSUU
Looked at a Camry on showroom floor Monday. ...

Looked at a Camry on showroom floor Monday. Spec’d Out this non-TRD Camry was $42,000. I’d imagine TRD will add at least $5,000-$8,000 on top of that.

I cannot see paying $50 grand for a Toyota...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-12-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21,680
Views: 4,896,481
Posted By ELLSSUU
Bar Keepers Friend -- hands down the best...

Bar Keepers Friend -- hands down the best windshield cleaner I have used. Costs a whole $2 and leaves the windshield absolutely clean.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-04-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21,680
Views: 4,896,481
Posted By ELLSSUU
What size tires do you run on yours? My plan is...

What size tires do you run on yours? My plan is to change his 215's over as I just put new Michelins on his car. Wondering if in the future we should go to 235's?

Thanks, yes did them myself. I...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-04-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21,680
Views: 4,896,481
Posted By ELLSSUU
The wheels were rough and required full-respray...

The wheels were rough and required full-respray so the caps were done the same color. Color is General Motors GunMetal BGM0536. The GM color is slightly lighter than the OEM color but the Matte...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-03-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21,680
Views: 4,896,481
Posted By ELLSSUU
Son's wheels and center caps are finished. Went...

Son's wheels and center caps are finished. Went with a Matte clear coat. They are darker than the pic appears. Below is the wheel that had a lip curb scrape.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-29-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21,680
Views: 4,896,481
Posted By ELLSSUU
Refinished TRD wheels for my son. Two were...

Refinished TRD wheels for my son. Two were slightly curbed. All had paint chipping that is apparently common with these. Sanded, scuffed, filled, cleaned and painted with a General Motors GunMetal...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21,680
Views: 4,896,481
Posted By ELLSSUU
Sons car. He is away at school and doing well on...

Sons car. He is away at school and doing well on his own for his first semester. He comes home in a few weeks so I have a few surprises.

Waiting in his room are:

Tein Flex-Z Coilovers
TRD...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By ELLSSUU
Thanks, that is hugely helpful information to...

Thanks, that is hugely helpful information to have. Got to say the plethora of wheel dimensions used by people on this board is almost insane.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-27-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By ELLSSUU
We did not buy the car new and donít have the...

We did not buy the car new and donít have the stock parts to revert back to. Itís an open option to purchase new OEM suspension and install. For only a few bucks more I could also put on coilovers. ...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 08-20-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,262
Posted By ELLSSUU
I got a ticket for doing 69 in a 65. A...

I got a ticket for doing 69 in a 65. A rebellious 4 mph over during clear daylight, no traffic on a 24 mile long bridge.

I also run with scissors.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-15-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,657
Posted By ELLSSUU
Oh yeah a lawn sprinkler is a good tool here. ...

Oh yeah a lawn sprinkler is a good tool here. As well as garbage cans on garbage day. Cut down limbs etc.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-15-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,657
Posted By ELLSSUU
Had a neighbors cleaning lady that did this...

Had a neighbors cleaning lady that did this daily. Not only that she would drive deep in my grass in the rain and foul up the yard to park there. Visualize 40-50 feeet of driving with two wheels...
Forum: Exterior Parts (Aero, Lighting, Etc.) 10-06-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,295
Posted By ELLSSUU
Rec'd package today. Well packed and as...

Rec'd package today. Well packed and as advertised.

Thank you.
Forum: Interior Parts (Incl. Lighting) 09-07-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 77,708
Posted By ELLSSUU
Thank you Nick. I ordered a few other things and...

Thank you Nick. I ordered a few other things and will wait for the halos.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 06-01-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,735
Posted By ELLSSUU
Bought my 16 year old a FR-S. It's dropped about...

Bought my 16 year old a FR-S. It's dropped about an inch but the driving dynamics is very similar to my 951. I'd say the FR-S is a little more twitchy/nervous than my 951 but they're eerily...
Forum: Exterior Parts - The Rest 05-31-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,185
Posted By ELLSSUU
That did it. Thank you for the assist!

That did it. Thank you for the assist!
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 04-10-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,673
Posted By ELLSSUU
One more. Use a floor jack and lift it under...

One more. Use a floor jack and lift it under each side door. If the door to fender gap changes its got more rust than you think.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 04-10-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,673
Posted By ELLSSUU
Check for battery tray rust, firewall rust and...

Check for battery tray rust, firewall rust and passenger floor rust. Great cars. I had one for several years but you can hear them rust.
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