follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
86SPEED
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 > FR-S / BRZ vs....

FR-S / BRZ vs.... Area to discuss the FR-S/BRZ against its competitors [NO STREET RACING]


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2019, 10:40 AM   #337
Tcoat
He who smelt it...
 
Tcoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Drives: 14 FRS Hot Lava
Location: London, Ont
Posts: 53,997
Thanks: 48,145
Thanked 74,503 Times in 33,851 Posts
Mentioned: 1982 Post(s)
Tagged: 49 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrek View Post
Quick update... I couldn't be enjoying the car more. Brilliant vehicle, and so glad I bought it.

I'm now 100% used to all the things I thought were inconveniences initially.


__________________
Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar, because Racecar.
Tcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Tcoat For This Useful Post:
daiheadjai (02-07-2019), eastendraceshop (01-17-2019), p1l0t (01-17-2019)
Old 01-17-2019, 02:18 PM   #338
motrek
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Drives: 2018 BRZ
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 97
Thanks: 25
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by imped4now View Post
Sooo....you got a BRZ? You never stated what you got.
I thought I did, but there are so many posts to this thread that I think it might have gotten buried somewhere.

So, yes, I did buy a 2018 BRZ, base model, back in November. It was new old stock and I was able to get a pretty good deal on it I think.
motrek is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to motrek For This Useful Post:
p1l0t (01-17-2019)
Old 01-17-2019, 02:51 PM   #339
Leonardo
Row Row Row Your Boat!
 
Leonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 13' FR-S, 07' MDX, 06' Ridgeline,
Location: EUGENE
Posts: 4,342
Thanks: 5,102
Thanked 3,768 Times in 2,096 Posts
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrek View Post
I thought I did, but there are so many posts to this thread that I think it might have gotten buried somewhere.

So, yes, I did buy a 2018 BRZ, base model, back in November. It was new old stock and I was able to get a pretty good deal on it I think.



Nice choice! Love the new BRZ bumper!




Have you deleted the sound tube yet? It makes the cabin 3db quieter, and IMO, is one of the best free mods.
__________________
<img src=https://www.ft86club.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2239&pictureid=11508 border=0 alt= />


Life is but a Dream!
Leonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Leonardo For This Useful Post:
motrek (01-17-2019)
Old 01-17-2019, 03:23 PM   #340
eastendraceshop
FT86Club Official Vendor
 
eastendraceshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Drives: '13 Scion FR-S & '17 Toyota 86
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 565
Thanks: 320
Thanked 151 Times in 106 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrek View Post
I thought I did, but there are so many posts to this thread that I think it might have gotten buried somewhere.

So, yes, I did buy a 2018 BRZ, base model, back in November. It was new old stock and I was able to get a pretty good deal on it I think.
Great choice! I hope that you enjoy every bit of it
__________________
WWW.EASTENDRACESHOP.COM
DISCOUNT CODE: GGFRS
909-517-3688 (M-F 9-4:30 PST)
Sam@EastEndRaceshop.com
eastendraceshop is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to eastendraceshop For This Useful Post:
motrek (01-17-2019)
Old 01-17-2019, 03:38 PM   #341
motrek
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Drives: 2018 BRZ
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 97
Thanks: 25
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
Nice choice! Love the new BRZ bumper!

Have you deleted the sound tube yet? It makes the cabin 3db quieter, and IMO, is one of the best free mods.
Thanks man, I like the front end too, that's one reason why I picked the BRZ over the 86. The front end of the 86 just isn't for me, with the two pointy bits at the bottom and the... gills?? (I guess)... at the sides.

Although if there was an option to get the BRZ without the spoiler I would have done that. I think the back of the car looks beautiful without a spoiler.

The second day I had the car, I took the cap off the glovebox 12V port and stuck it on the sound tube, which is what a lot of people do I guess. It made the car quieter for a while but then it seemed to go back to being loud, so I checked and the cap had fallen off. I couldn't seem to get it to stay very well so I decided to revisit the issue later.

But in the meantime, I've gotten used to the engine noise and I kinda like it, and it's pretty funny that half the people I drive around will start making "brrrrrrr BBRRRRRR" noises along with the engine and they say it sounds cool.

Road noise definitely seems to be a much bigger problem than engine noise in the cabin... depending on what kind of asphalt or concrete I'm driving on, I won't be able to hear my podcasts... but I can always hear my podcasts regardless of what the engine is doing... so I'm probably just going to keep the port unplugged.
motrek is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to motrek For This Useful Post:
Leonardo (01-17-2019)
Old 01-17-2019, 04:48 PM   #342
JR
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Drives: 2017 BRZ
Location: NY
Posts: 79
Thanks: 21
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrek View Post
Thanks man, I like the front end too, that's one reason why I picked the BRZ over the 86. The front end of the 86 just isn't for me, with the two pointy bits at the bottom and the... gills?? (I guess)... at the sides.

Although if there was an option to get the BRZ without the spoiler I would have done that. I think the back of the car looks beautiful without a spoiler.

The second day I had the car, I took the cap off the glovebox 12V port and stuck it on the sound tube, which is what a lot of people do I guess. It made the car quieter for a while but then it seemed to go back to being loud, so I checked and the cap had fallen off. I couldn't seem to get it to stay very well so I decided to revisit the issue later.

But in the meantime, I've gotten used to the engine noise and I kinda like it, and it's pretty funny that half the people I drive around will start making "brrrrrrr BBRRRRRR" noises along with the engine and they say it sounds cool.

Road noise definitely seems to be a much bigger problem than engine noise in the cabin... depending on what kind of asphalt or concrete I'm driving on, I won't be able to hear my podcasts... but I can always hear my podcasts regardless of what the engine is doing... so I'm probably just going to keep the port unplugged.
You will adjust to the cabin noise. My volume is always above 20 though lol.
JR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2019, 05:02 PM   #343
Leonardo
Row Row Row Your Boat!
 
Leonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Drives: 13' FR-S, 07' MDX, 06' Ridgeline,
Location: EUGENE
Posts: 4,342
Thanks: 5,102
Thanked 3,768 Times in 2,096 Posts
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrek View Post
Thanks man, I like the front end too, that's one reason why I picked the BRZ over the 86. The front end of the 86 just isn't for me, with the two pointy bits at the bottom and the... gills?? (I guess)... at the sides.

Although if there was an option to get the BRZ without the spoiler I would have done that. I think the back of the car looks beautiful without a spoiler.

The second day I had the car, I took the cap off the glovebox 12V port and stuck it on the sound tube, which is what a lot of people do I guess. It made the car quieter for a while but then it seemed to go back to being loud, so I checked and the cap had fallen off. I couldn't seem to get it to stay very well so I decided to revisit the issue later.

But in the meantime, I've gotten used to the engine noise and I kinda like it, and it's pretty funny that half the people I drive around will start making "brrrrrrr BBRRRRRR" noises along with the engine and they say it sounds cool.

Road noise definitely seems to be a much bigger problem than engine noise in the cabin... depending on what kind of asphalt or concrete I'm driving on, I won't be able to hear my podcasts... but I can always hear my podcasts regardless of what the engine is doing... so I'm probably just going to keep the port unplugged.



Took me a minute to figure out what you were describing.


This DIY describes what I meant by "sound tube delete"...
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72263
__________________
<img src=https://www.ft86club.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2239&pictureid=11508 border=0 alt= />


Life is but a Dream!
Leonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Leonardo For This Useful Post:
motrek (01-17-2019)
Old 01-17-2019, 05:09 PM   #344
motrek
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Drives: 2018 BRZ
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 97
Thanks: 25
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leonardo View Post
Took me a minute to figure out what you were describing.


This DIY describes what I meant by "sound tube delete"...
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72263
Oh okay. No, I just saw some YouTube videos about putting a cap on the end of the tube in the footwell. People seem to agree that this works well and it seems easier than removing stuff from the engine compartment. Apparently a 12V cap fits over the end of the tube pretty well for most people but not me. At some point I might go to Home Depot and find something that fits better, or that I can tighten down onto the end of the tube...
motrek is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to motrek For This Useful Post:
Leonardo (01-17-2019)
Old 01-18-2019, 11:53 AM   #345
Victorscp
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Drives: 2018 BRZ premium
Location: CA
Posts: 98
Thanks: 63
Thanked 37 Times in 24 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motrek View Post
I thought I did, but there are so many posts to this thread that I think it might have gotten buried somewhere.

So, yes, I did buy a 2018 BRZ, base model, back in November. It was new old stock and I was able to get a pretty good deal on it I think.
i got the same thing in similar situation last one they had and i got it at the end of november
Victorscp is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Victorscp For This Useful Post:
motrek (01-18-2019)
Old 01-25-2019, 10:29 AM   #346
WolfpackS2k
Senior Member
 
WolfpackS2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Drives: '06 Cayman S, '92 DB2 GS-R
Location: NC
Posts: 2,087
Thanks: 1,734
Thanked 1,041 Times in 604 Posts
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
Congrats on the purchase! Very happy to see another person buying a sports car instead of an economy car!
__________________
'06 Porsche Cayman S
'13 SWP BRZ-L - Innovate Stage 1, Nameless over & down pipes, RevWorks UEL Header - RIP, claimed by VIR T10

'07 S2000 - DD & track rat - sold
'92 GS-R - 300k club member
WolfpackS2k is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WolfpackS2k For This Useful Post:
motrek (01-28-2019), p1l0t (02-13-2019)
Old 02-12-2019, 09:36 PM   #347
FR-Sky
Senior Member
 
FR-Sky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Drives: 2013 FR-S 10 series [755]
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,157
Thanks: 378
Thanked 371 Times in 252 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
In my opinion... the rear wheel is more fun.....so...
FR-Sky is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to FR-Sky For This Useful Post:
p1l0t (02-13-2019)
 
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
Ok, so im probably stupid. Tal Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 5 05-20-2018 02:27 PM
KW V3 - help, i did something very stupid. slyphen Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 6 02-23-2017 07:39 PM
Does This Look Stupid? FNCrazy Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 29 07-24-2016 10:54 PM
FR-S vs Civic Si FR_Soldier_77 Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 1 01-10-2013 11:28 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.