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Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack Yesterday, 10:55 AM
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Posted By ZDan
Looks like best choice to me... Might be other...

Looks like best choice to me...
Might be other options by the time you need them though! No reason to buy now, right?
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-07-2020, 02:34 PM
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Views: 339
Posted By ZDan
Not all of them! Pirelli SottoZero 3 are...

Not all of them! Pirelli SottoZero 3 are remarkably responsive and grippy in warm/dry :) My old Dunlop WinterSport 3Ds had better snow grip, but in the warm/dry they had remarkably poor traction...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-07-2020, 11:49 AM
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Posted By ZDan
Plenty of drivers in Cali need snow tires! It's...

Plenty of drivers in Cali need snow tires! It's not all beaches...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-07-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By ZDan
Sweeping generalizations are not helpful. There...

Sweeping generalizations are not helpful. There are some winter tires that actually are very good in warmish conditions. The Sottozeros on my car are very good in these conditions. While the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 04-03-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,946
Posted By ZDan
Thanks for heads-up on these :) But looks like...

Thanks for heads-up on these :) But looks like they're probably softer than what I'm aiming for. Would like something in the neighborhood of 6-8 kg/mm front, 7-9 rear, ~2x as stiff. I'd also like...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-31-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
As long as it works, I found to my surprise that...

As long as it works, I found to my surprise that I *greatly* prefer this! Check oil without popping the hood or getting hands dirty. And I don't have to look squinty-eyed at a dipstick with...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-31-2020, 01:11 PM
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Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
I found that to be a little cynical of Porsche,...

I found that to be a little cynical of Porsche, offering less stuff for same $$$. Meanwhile Honda sold the "delete" version of the S2000 CR sans A/C and stereo for $1000 less.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 03-29-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 38,211
Posted By ZDan
Wow, I never see anything like that on the...

Wow, I never see anything like that on the street...

At the track, I get to ~272F indicated and it holds there. Even in 95F ambient temps. Do you feel your oil temp would "run away" if you...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-29-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
The relevant fact is that some manufacturers give...

The relevant fact is that some manufacturers give realistic weight numbers, and some give optimistic numbers. Porsche *always* gives optimistic, low weight numbers vs. the cars that they sell.

My...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-28-2020, 10:11 AM
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Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
Thanks! Very different styling between the...

Thanks!

Very different styling between the two. The Porsche is more smoothly sculpted and kinda feline, BRZ more aggro and mechanical but with some nice curves as well. I like the design/styling...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-28-2020, 07:51 AM
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Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
Not saying they're dumb, just saying the official...

Not saying they're dumb, just saying the official Porsche numbers are always low. This is just a fact. I'm a stickler on weight and I've noted over the years that some manufacturers give numbers...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-27-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
Clockwise. Best laps in 1:48s, 1:49.25 in the...

Clockwise. Best laps in 1:48s, 1:49.25 in the time trial. That was the August COMSCC
event
https://www.comscc.org/events/results/view/?id=2019-08-11
TT'd 1:51.41 with the BRZ in June
...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-27-2020, 09:57 AM
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Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
There's a bit of a weight difference, but again,...

There's a bit of a weight difference, but again, to me the BRZ *feels* a bit lighter than it's ~2800 lb., while Cayman *felt* a bit heavier than its ~3050 lb.


Never trust manufacturer data... ...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-27-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
That was not my experience at all. I could hang...

That was not my experience at all. I could hang the Cayman out right away, found it to be surprisingly driftable. My only off-course last year was holding a drift around turn 6 at New Hampshire...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-26-2020, 07:58 PM
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Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
I never ran the S2000 on tires as sticky as the...

I never ran the S2000 on tires as sticky as the A052s I ran on the Cayman. I would guess that with similar mods and on similar tires it might be close but I'd put my money on the Cayman. 2.9 Cayman...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-26-2020, 04:26 PM
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Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
Cayman: factory 18x8, 18x9 wheels with 225/40-18...

Cayman: factory 18x8, 18x9 wheels with 225/40-18 front and either 255/40-18 or 245/40-18 rear Yokohama A052

BRZ PP: WedsSport TC105N 17x9 +35 with 245/40-17 RE71R (have also run 225/45-17 RE71R...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-26-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
I usually mention that Porsches are designed with...

I usually mention that Porsches are designed with continuous operation at 120mph+ on the autobahn. For sure the BRZ feels more twitchy on the highway at 80mph and you have to stay on top of it a bit...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-26-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
I think these transmissions are durable enough if...

I think these transmissions are durable enough if shifts are precise. HOwever the piss-poor cable routing and erosion of shift console plastic bushings, combined with possibly poor ham-fisted 1-2...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-26-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
Relevant info: Early on I had to replace the...

Relevant info:
Early on I had to replace the manual transmission in my Cayman, at GREAT expense :(
Apparently the manuals are NOT bullet-proof. And I bought a manual specifically because of fear...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-26-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
Yeah, about the 981... I was annoyed with how...

Yeah, about the 981...
I was annoyed with how much the 981 added so much visual bulk over the 987. And with the 1" bigger diameter wheels and tires (same widths), apparently to compensate for the...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-25-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
cayman in the rain at Mont Tremblant, brz at...

cayman in the rain at Mont Tremblant, brz at Palmer (MA)
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 03-25-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,842
Posted By ZDan
'17 BRZ PP vs. '11 Cayman 2.9

Always had major hankering for the Cayman, so I bought a 6-speed 2.9 987.2 Cayman a little over a year ago to compare vs. my BRZ, to be sure I bought the right car ;) Idea being to drive both on the...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-18-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,531
Posted By ZDan
Pirelli Sottozero III are surprisingly good in...

Pirelli Sottozero III are surprisingly good in warmish weather (dry or wet), and are quite responsive with stiff(ish) sidewalls. However they are not quite as good in snow as some of the better...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-12-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 133,788
Posted By ZDan
The earlier 911s were a *lot* lighter than 1990. ...

The earlier 911s were a *lot* lighter than 1990. Hell, a 1970 911 (2250 lb) actually weighed about the same as a '90 NA Miata (2210 lb)! But then it gained more weight from then up to 1990 (3050...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-11-2020, 09:33 AM
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Views: 133,788
Posted By ZDan
The Miata has to meet safety regs too, and it's...

The Miata has to meet safety regs too, and it's barely 100 lb. heavier than when the 1990 NA was introduced. Likewise the FT86 is precisely a modern S13 240SX, and weighs barely if any more. ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-05-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 133,788
Posted By ZDan
Nope. The 1990 FT86 was the S13 240SX. Same...

Nope. The 1990 FT86 was the S13 240SX. Same size, same weight. The End.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-05-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By ZDan
Yeah, I'd go 245/35-18. That will help on two...

Yeah, I'd go 245/35-18. That will help on two fronts: narrower of course, but also slightly shorter. And a good fit on 9.5" wheels.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-05-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,596
Posted By ZDan
Your statements have to work in the context of...

Your statements have to work in the context of the individual post. You can expect to be misunderstood if you require every statement to be taken only in context of every other thing you've ever...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-05-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,596
Posted By ZDan
Obviously there's a lot to it, BUT here is what...

Obviously there's a lot to it, BUT here is what was said:


You can for sure avoid salt and gravel kicked up by the car in front of you by not following as closely.

These cars are not too...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-05-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,596
Posted By ZDan
Whether it's a BRZ or a 4Runner. FT86 isn't a...

Whether it's a BRZ or a 4Runner. FT86 isn't a bauble to be coddled, IMO. It's a fun car, to be DRIVEN :)

Yes. Absolutely. Really. Much much higher c.g. is much more likely to end up on its...
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