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Old 01-06-2020, 10:10 PM   #64877
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Any of you guys use a steering spacer? Do you recommend it?

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/show...teering+spacer

Anybody used it on a 2017+ BRZ? Is it easy to install, or should I make it installed on the dealer service?

(Edit: that thread got more than one page I'm reading it now.. But any knowledge-experience is appreciated.)
@Clutch Dog, @EAGLE5, still using yours? Could the assembly be taller?
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:26 AM   #64878
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@Clutch Dog, @EAGLE5, still using yours? Could the assembly be taller?
Sold the 2015 FRS that had it in turn for a 2017 BRZ PP car


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id get one again in a heartbeat, simple bolt on affair, kept the airbag and steering wheel controls. Easy to work with and manage and the knee room was impeccable.


I wrote a write up on it and you posted. check that out
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:42 AM   #64879
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:51 AM   #64880
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Last night I had my second experience with snow in this car.

I remember I've read some people saying this car is not good in the snow. And all my life I've heard people saying, RW cars are not meant to be driven in snow. And driving a sports car in snow? You must be stupid.. Well.. since I had this experience now, I think I have the right to say:

"Bullshit! This car is awesome in snow!"

There is a ramp on the way to my house, and it is even hard to climb on normal weathers. Last night when I came there, I saw three 4x4 jeeps, and two FW sedans were parked. The ramp was full of snow and my car's bumper was barely touching the snow. No salt had been put on the road, and there were some marks on the snow, which gave me the impression that these parked cars tried really hard to climb the ramp. However, none could make half of it.

So I got worried, because, there are dogs on the way to home from that ramp. And a day ago a neighbor was bitten by one of them..

First I tried to climb with "snow" mode. The car could barely climb 1/4 of the ramp. I got upset and try to prepare myself to fight with the dogs.. Then I decided to put car in "sports" mode. Push and hold the traction button and turn off all the assists. Then I tried it again, and climbed the ramp without any problem. The car was not on a straight line, but it managed to do that.

Then I came close to my house and parked:



2 of my neighbors came to me while I was trying to park. Our conversation with one of them:

Him: "Did they opened the road, and put salt?"
Me: "Nope"
Him: "This car is so low, how could you climb that ramp?"
Me: "I don't know, it did."
Him: "So this car is AW drive, good job man."
Me: "Nope, this is RW"
Him: "Wtf??"
Me: "Yea it is."
Him: "I have snow tires and my car is a 4x4. I've made many tries and could not make it. How could this car did it??"

I don't exaggerate, we had this conversation. I'm not a bad driver, however not a very skilled one either. I think Torsen LSD had a great role on this climb.
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Try looking up Giacomo steering wheel spacers. He's an Italian guy. The 949 spacers aren't US made....
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I got upset and try to prepare myself to fight with the dogs..



I think you had some help....






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I think you had some help....






That preparation was mainly consist of preparing to run and shout
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:27 AM   #64884
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Yep, I've been down thatta way a few times -


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Ya, a couple of your neighbors said that you were most likely down fishen. Catch ya next time -


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Last night I had my second experience with snow in this car.
Good job!

What type of tires do you have?


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What type of tires do you have?
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It's Continental WinterContact TS860 205/55 R16 91T. I don't think they are very special. But I'd say, good tires.
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First I tried to climb with "snow" mode. The car could barely climb 1/4 of the ramp. I got upset and try to prepare myself to fight with the dogs.. Then I decided to put car in "sports" mode. Push and hold the traction button and turn off all the assists. Then I tried it again, and climbed the ramp without any problem. The car was not on a straight line, but it managed to do that.
This is what I find works the best as well. Otherwise TC wants to just keep cutting power.
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There are many threads with pics of mangled screws. Maybe all it takes is to not be ham fisted about it. Either way, I'm glad that I was cautious.
That explains why I had so many issues...

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Old 01-07-2020, 02:39 PM   #64890
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I remember I've read some people saying this car is not good in the snow. And all my life I've heard people saying, RW cars are not meant to be driven in snow. And driving a sports car in snow? You must be stupid.. Well.. since I had this experience now, I think I have the right to say:
Well, if you look at Mer, BMW & few other brands do make RWD cars for a long time and they're perfectly fine driving in the snow. It's all about the tires and driver. I live in the state in the winter, it snows like crazy and since I've bought my BRZ, haven't got stuck once. Actually, it perform better than my previous car (Impreza 2.5RS coupe) w all season tires.

Generally ppl thinks AWD is the best for winter... well it's half true. Yes, AWD will help go forward better than 2WD, but stopping is same damn thing. They don't get that part. I love when they counter w "Well, it help move around in the snow."... even though TIRES helps more than drivetrain.
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