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Old 12-18-2014, 10:02 AM   #15
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If you line up against another car for a dramatic 1/4 mile drag race with a jump in front of a moving train at the end, you'll realize that your BRZ is too slow and the train will most likely kill you.
Also don't do the "stare and drive."

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Old 12-18-2014, 11:22 PM   #16
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I'd modify that slightly.
"Don't fully disable traction and stability control, or else you will end up wrapped around tree, very much dead. Unless, of course, you actually have the ability to drive a car without an autopilot."
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:25 PM   #17
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even if I'm moving my car out of my driveway onto the street, my finger automatically goes to the traction control button and stays there for 5 seconds. just habit
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Old 12-19-2014, 03:32 AM   #18
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I'd modify it even more.

"Don't fully disable traction and stability control, or else you will end up wrapped around tree, very much dead. Unless, of course, you actually have the ability to drive a car without an autopilot, or driving in non extreme conditions like snow where that extra insurance avoids having to pay insurance deductibles."

I pretty much leave trac and stabil off at all times except for this time of the year.


Except the manual states to turn the traction control off in snow/mud/gravel IIRC
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:58 AM   #19
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You ever play the "how many seconds can I drive with my eyes closed on the highway" game? It's alot of fun.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:34 AM   #20
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:17 PM   #21
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You ever play the "how many seconds can I drive with my eyes closed on the highway" game? It's alot of fun.
On a serious note, turning all lights off when you're the only one on a dark road IS a lot of fun. And dangerous as hell.
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:04 PM   #22
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Step 1: Go online and keep reading and believing online comments on Youtube and forums that the FRS/BRZ is a SLOWWWW car even though the fastest cars you've ever driven are front wheel drives with barely 120hp.

Step 2: Troll on internet forums and keep repeating what you've read on how SLOWWWW the FRS/BRZ is until you keep defending your comments and start to make yourself believe that you've actually driven one.

Step 3: Actually drive a stock FRS/BRZ with its skinny Prius tires and treat it the way you "race" in your barely 120hp front-wheel-drive car.

Step 4: As your rear wheel rotates quickly oversteering at speeds you have never reached sideways in a 200hp car weighing 1,800 lbs and see your life flashing before your eyes, take comfort in the fact that at least you're dying in a good looking car.
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Step 4: As your rear wheel rotates quickly oversteering at speeds you have never reached sideways in a 200hp car weighing 1,800 lbs and see your life flashing before your eyes, take comfort in the fact that at least you're dying in a good looking car.
That's a lot of lightness.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:53 PM   #24
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About 1,000lbs too light
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About 1,000lbs too light
I meant 2,800
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:42 PM   #26
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I meant 2,800
I have done the exact same thing. For some reason 1800 stuck in my head too.
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I'd modify it even more.

"Don't fully disable traction and stability control, or else you will end up wrapped around tree, very much dead. Unless, of course, you actually have the ability to drive a car without an autopilot, or driving in non extreme conditions like snow where that extra insurance avoids having to pay insurance deductibles."

I pretty much leave trac and stabil off at all times except for this time of the year.
I'll mod it for another time...

"Don't fully disable traction and stability control, or else you will end up wrapped around tree, very much dead. Unless, of course, you by some chance own an AC Cobra, TVR or Carrera GT in which case, your more than likely dead already"
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:25 PM   #28
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I have pointed this out before. The BRZ owner's manual says:
The seatbacks of the rear seats can be folded down.

Pull the seatback lock release straps in the trunk lid for the seatback you wish to fold down.
Then, on the next page is this important warning:
When folding the rear seatbacks down

Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or
serious injury.

●Do not fold the seatbacks down while driving.
If you do decide to reach into the trunk to release the seat and let it down while driving, please be sure you have someone recording video. Because that will be a neat trick.
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