follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
Speed By Design
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > FT86CLUB Shared Forum > Member's Car Journals

Member's Car Journals Car journals by our members.


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2012, 12:24 AM   #113
Turbowned
Senior Member
 
Turbowned's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Drives: 2017 Subaru BRZ Perf Pack 6MT
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 5,034
Thanks: 1,948
Thanked 1,939 Times in 1,146 Posts
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supermassive View Post
Just out of curiosity who did you go through for the D2 coilovers and are those the RS's?

Just trying to narrow down my choices, so far im looking at the KW V3's, the D2 RS's, and Penske or Ohlins whenever they get around to producing something.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarrenDriven View Post
@digital_assassin: Nah, I only ordered one set of the D2s since I wasn't sure about the quality... I had never heard of them.
I've got a fair bit of experience with D2's. A close friend had them on his MK1 MR2 (until they blew and couldn't be rebuilt) which I drove a few times and I installed a set of F2's (D2, F2 and K-Sport coilovers are the same) on another friend's MR2. I'm not a big fan of them; for my $.02 they were too stiff all the time for a street car and being non-rebuildable seems like a waste of money. (EDIT: I guess they are rebuildable now?) My close friend traded them out for struts/springs after they blew, but the MR2 didn't have much in the way of coilover options like the BRZ/FR-S will have.

They get the job done for making the car low, that's for certain. There have been some pics of broken D2's floating around the internet which make me a tad nervous, though. Some people seem to really like theirs, but enough people including my friends complained that I was turned off to buying them for my car. Darren I certainly wish you the best of luck with yours; I don't mean to be putting rats in your head after you just bought these! The fact that they're still in business after at least a decade means they have to be doing something right!

For serious performance, KW seems like the best bet for now but yes they probably cost twice as much. I'm sure there will be a myriad of different choices in the future.
__________________

Current: 2017 BRZ Limited w/ Performance Pack
Previous: 997.1 911 Carrera S, C5 RS6/C4 UrS6/B8 S4, E30 325i/318is, ZC6 BRZ/GDB WRX STi, AW11 MR2/SW20 MR2, FC3S RX-7 Turbo II, S30 240Z

Last edited by Turbowned; 08-04-2012 at 12:45 AM.
Turbowned is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #114
DarrenDriven
NW Region Moderator
 
DarrenDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: FR-S No More
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,153
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 3,128 Times in 1,084 Posts
Mentioned: 299 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Garage
I did do some research before I plunked down the cash, and I did read about some broken sets -- but I also read that D2 quickly replaced any components that failed. The good customer service record online, the early availability and the low-ish price were the three main factors that were important to me.

I have a set of the KWs sitting in my garage so if the D2s turn out to be a bust I can always fall back on the v3s.
DarrenDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #115
Justin91M
Senior Member
 
Justin91M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: Bagged RB8Six
Location: Las Vegas/Edwards AFB, CA
Posts: 191
Thanks: 109
Thanked 64 Times in 33 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
am i tripping out or does your video have this wave effect going on?

btw your car is looking real clean and is making me want asphalt more and more...im trying to choose between whiteout and asphalt.
Justin91M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #116
DarrenDriven
NW Region Moderator
 
DarrenDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: FR-S No More
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,153
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 3,128 Times in 1,084 Posts
Mentioned: 299 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Garage
Grrr... YouTube suggested that my video was too shaky, so offered to fix it. I shouldn't have said yes!
DarrenDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 02:33 AM   #117
monkeyofmyth
Member
 
monkeyofmyth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 2013 Scion FR-S
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
What part of Portland do you live in?
monkeyofmyth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 03:08 AM   #118
DarrenDriven
NW Region Moderator
 
DarrenDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: FR-S No More
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,153
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 3,128 Times in 1,084 Posts
Mentioned: 299 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Garage
I'm out in Gresham for the summer, but I live downtown the rest of the year. My shop is near Mt. Tabor, though.
DarrenDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #119
tylerhasaphone
Member
 
tylerhasaphone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Drives: 2006 rsx type s
Location: Dublin Ca
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
One of my fav FRSs ive seen. love it man
tylerhasaphone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #120
DarrenDriven
NW Region Moderator
 
DarrenDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: FR-S No More
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,153
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 3,128 Times in 1,084 Posts
Mentioned: 299 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Garage
Thank you! I got four different compliments on it from four different people at four different red lights yesterday, haha.
DarrenDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #121
RandomHero
SW5 Driver
 
RandomHero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: Asphalt FRS
Location: Ontario
Posts: 225
Thanks: 13
Thanked 73 Times in 29 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarrenDriven View Post
Thank you! I got four different compliments on it from four different people at four different red lights yesterday, haha.
Dude tint those signal lights! Thats all that you are missing!
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...tinted+markers

Otherwise stellar job. My tails are tinted without the red undercoat. Still on stock springs and wheels though
RandomHero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #122
DarrenDriven
NW Region Moderator
 
DarrenDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: FR-S No More
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,153
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 3,128 Times in 1,084 Posts
Mentioned: 299 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Garage
I dunno.... I sort of like the bright white light that comes off the front of the car... will have to think about that.
DarrenDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 06:32 AM   #123
fuddbutter
Potato Farmer
 
fuddbutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: #SLOBRZ
Location: Melbourne Aust
Posts: 756
Thanks: 476
Thanked 240 Times in 147 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarrenDriven View Post
I bought the car immediately after a six week solo backpacking adventure in Australia. I really wanted a G8 GXP (Holden Commodore) but didn't want to drop $40,000 on a Pontiac. In fact, I got rid of mine because the stigma of driving a Pontiac, even a 450hp (chipped, intake, exhaust) Pontiac, was just too much to handle.

The Commodore is COMING TO AMERICA!!!
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/17/h...rth-america-o/



It's a Taxi!! :P

Seeing a commodore, no matter what the badging would be like you guy seeing a Taurus. they are ever where here! haha.
__________________
Something something butter..
www.vic86brzclub.com
fuddbutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #124
DarrenDriven
NW Region Moderator
 
DarrenDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: FR-S No More
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,153
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 3,128 Times in 1,084 Posts
Mentioned: 299 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Garage
I know... that is actually why I decided to buy one. I had never even considered owning a Pontiac GTO but when I was in Australia the Commodores were everywhere. When I got back to the States I started noticing Cadillac Cateras, Pontiac GTOs and Pontiac G8s all over the place.
DarrenDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #125
DarrenDriven
NW Region Moderator
 
DarrenDriven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Drives: FR-S No More
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,153
Thanks: 1,128
Thanked 3,128 Times in 1,084 Posts
Mentioned: 299 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Garage
Haven't done much to my car lately, just enjoying it.

Installed my hydraulic hood strut kit that I won at the NW Mega Meet, though!

(thanks @mechaghost)


DarrenDriven is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DarrenDriven For This Useful Post:
SkAsphalt (10-02-2012)
Old 10-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #126
Nubbs
Member
 
Nubbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Drives: 2013 Scion FR-S
Location: Kirkland, WA
Posts: 30
Thanks: 1
Thanked 36 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Where can you pick up the hood strut kit?
Nubbs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Civicdrivr's Asphalt MT FR-S Picture and Build Thread - Update 2014-09-17 civicdrivr Member's Car Journals 212 07-10-2017 02:32 PM
Needed: Asphalt FR-S photos Sport-Tech Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 51 08-30-2012 08:35 PM
Asphalt FRS spotted in a local NY parking lot! Exhaust Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 24 05-16-2012 02:13 AM
Cars in Portland Hawaiian Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 57 05-07-2012 03:36 AM
New video of Asphalt, other colors SeattleBoy21 Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 13 04-11-2012 03:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.