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Old 10-23-2019, 09:27 PM   #99
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I'm 56 and just got my series.yellow this year. I'm the oldest BRZ/86 owner I've met so far. The young guys look at my supercharger and drool. I love the looks of envy I get from middle age dads in their mini vans and SUVs.


My wife says I'm as old as I think I am. She adds that sometimes it's 35 sometimes it's 25 and sometimes it's 15.
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:22 PM   #100
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:09 PM   #101
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I'm 56 and just got my series.yellow this year. I'm the oldest BRZ/86 owner I've met so far. The young guys look at my supercharger and drool. I love the looks of envy I get from middle age dads in their mini vans and SUVs.


My wife says I'm as old as I think I am. She adds that sometimes it's 35 sometimes it's 25 and sometimes it's 15.
Thanx to that supercharger those middle aged dads in SUVs ain't going past you lol
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:55 PM   #102
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Thanx to that supercharger those middle aged dads in SUVs ain't going past you lol
It's not just the SUV's

Running boosted at around 270hpatw and coming in at 1250 ish kg, these things are a wolf in sheeps clothing.

I've upset alot of the local WRX and STI guys who see a twin next to them as a easy win.

Currently my 86 makes simular peak power to my tuned 2015 STI, only with 230ish kg less weight and a big flat torque all the way through to redline.

I'm not old, I just smell like burnt rubber.
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:46 AM   #103
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It's not just the SUV's

Running boosted at around 270hpatw and coming in at 1250 ish kg, these things are a wolf in sheeps clothing.

I've upset alot of the local WRX and STI guys who see a twin next to them as a easy win.

Currently my 86 makes simular peak power to my tuned 2015 STI, only with 230ish kg less weight and a big flat torque all the way through to redline.

I'm not old, I just smell like burnt rubber.
I'm jealous
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Old 10-27-2019, 08:35 AM   #104
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Thanx to that supercharger those middle aged dads in SUVs ain't going past you lol


The week before the install a was almost beat by a 4wd Dodge Ram with a diesel pulling a trailer.

I did the Edlebrock kit I highly recommend it. If youíre around central Ohio Iím happy to help. Only 10 hour on the second install on my buddies car.
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The week before the install a was almost beat by a 4wd Dodge Ram with a diesel pulling a trailer.

I did the Edlebrock kit I highly recommend it. If youíre around central Ohio Iím happy to help. Only 10 hour on the second install on my buddies car.
You seem to be a good guy. Welcome to the forum
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:05 AM   #106
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Glad to read this thread. Shopping for a BRZ now at 52.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:02 AM   #108
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Glad to read this thread. Shopping for a BRZ now at 52.
Only 52? You're still just a kid, I've got more than a decade on you.

If you haven't done it already, take a BRZ/86 for an extended test drive. Then go back and do it again a week later. I liked it the first time, but the second test drive was what sealed it. You might get the same 'yeah, this is it' confirmatory feeling I did (or you might decide it's not for you).

If you like it, go for it. Life is short. For most people, they get to a point in life where it's not fun anymore (or they're just not able) to climb down in and up out of a low, small sports car, and no longer fun to row your own gears. I hope for myself that day is still down the road, but I know it'll come. Enjoy it now.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:54 AM   #109
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53, just picked up a 2019 BRZ Limited with PP. Love it!
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53 here as well.. love my 13 brz .

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If you like it, go for it. Life is short. For most people, they get to a point in life where it's not fun anymore (or they're just not able) to climb down in and up out of a low, small sports car, and no longer fun to row your own gears. I hope for myself that day is still down the road, but I know it'll come. Enjoy it now.
Great advice, and you're absolutely right. I like the 2x test drive idea. Thank you.
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50 - wife is few years older and she loves to drive it. - its a fun sports car, its that simple.
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