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Forum: Member's Car Journals Today, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Tatsu333
Next mod on the way (but not to be installed...

Next mod on the way (but not to be installed until late this year / early next, when I get the headers installed):

2018 BRZ tS front crossmember and flexible draw stiffener (bought used from...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 05-12-2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
First datalogs - checking long-term trims to confirm MAF scaling is OK

I did my first couple of datalogs today to see where my FTLT's (Fuel Trim Long Term %) were at, and they saw a max of +5.6% and minimum of -5.1%. From my understanding so far, that's pretty much...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 05-12-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
ECUTEK tuning kit and ACE A350 headers!

It's been a good day for my BRZ today!

I bought the full ECUTEK kit with the RaceROM BRZ add-on so I can self-tune (courtesy of Zach @ CounterSpace Garage), and picked up a lightly-used set of ACE...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 05-03-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
OK - next mod has been ordered... ECUTEK...

OK - next mod has been ordered...

ECUTEK tuning kit and license so that I can do my own tuning, including the RaceROM BRZ add-on (so that I can use multiple maps to test changes back-to-back, and...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 03-11-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Not a super-exciting mod, but since Costco had...

Not a super-exciting mod, but since Costco had them on sale, I've ordered the snow tires for my BRZ for next winter. Michelin X-Ice Snow in 225/45R17 to be mounted on the stock Sport-Tech RS /...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 02-09-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
LOL - yeah, I had been stalking all of the...

LOL - yeah, I had been stalking all of the vendors' sites to see when they came back in stock, and as soon as they did I jumped on them, even without any other suspension upgrades to pair them with! ...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 02-04-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Baseline (Stock) Dyno Run

While at Evolution Auto Performance (https://evoauto.com/) for the alignment this morning, I also had them do a baseline (all stock) dyno run.

This is on Shell V-Power Nitro+ 93 octane pump gas,...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 02-04-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Finally got my alignment done following the...

Finally got my alignment done following the install of the H&R springs. I asked that they get the camber even side to side, and the fronts equal to or slightly more negative than the rear, with zero...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 01-22-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
OK - springs have settled, and drop currently...

OK - springs have settled, and drop currently measures 1.25" front and rear.

"Before" measurement from hub to fender lip was 14.5" front and rear, and now it's 13.25". A bit more drop than I...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 01-11-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Next mods: H&R Sport springs and Pedders top mounts

My wife surprised me with a set of H&R Sport springs for Christmas, and I had already picked up a set of Pedders caster/camber top mounts. I was just waiting on a friend of mine to have time to do...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 01-09-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 73
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Posted By Tatsu333
We bought ours from Open Road Subaru on Boundary....

We bought ours from Open Road Subaru on Boundary.

I ordered the Grimmspeed master cylinder brace, hood lift kit and license plate relocation kit through subieland.ca. Their website is a bit of a...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-10-2021, 12:02 PM
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Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Got pricing back for the Supersprint exhaust...

Got pricing back for the Supersprint exhaust pieces. For some reason, Supersprint told the distributor that the exhausts for the 2017+ are "under development"??? Not sure if they were confused and...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-07-2021, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Tatsu333
So much talk about big tips, cost for "just the...

So much talk about big tips, cost for "just the tip"...I knew someone would take that straight to the gutter...LOL!
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-07-2021, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Tatsu333
Yeah - I'm leaning towards the HKS Legamax...

Yeah - I'm leaning towards the HKS Legamax cat-back if I do get something, but I'm not crazy about the HUGE tips (nearly 5"). Here's a clip of the exhaust with the HKS R-Spec catted header setup...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-06-2021, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Tatsu333
Thanks for that - I saw that there, but it was...

Thanks for that - I saw that there, but it was literally the ONLY place I had seen that said there's an Authorize S that fits the 2017+. Everywhere else was 2012-2016 only, but now I've searched...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-04-2021, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Tatsu333
My first pick, of course, would be the STI...

My first pick, of course, would be the STI axle-back, but at $1700 CAD + shipping from Japan? I'll live with something else...LOL.

I'm probably between the CSG/MXP Touring86 cat back or the HKS...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-04-2021, 11:53 AM
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Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
I'll look into that option - thanks! EDIT: ...

I'll look into that option - thanks!

EDIT: just remembered, axle-back might not be an option for me, since mine's a 2020. If I recall correctly, there's something different with the mid-pipe to...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-03-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
No E85 in Canada, and none nearby on the other...

No E85 in Canada, and none nearby on the other side of the border either, so I'm stuck with dino juice.

I considered the setup you suggest, but whatever I end up with needs to be pretty much stock...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-01-2021, 05:54 PM
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Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Trying to NOT spend money on a swap or supercharger...LOL (Part 6)

So, let's summarize my findings and current thoughts.

All things considered and cost-no-object, my ideal would be a 2.4L swap with the HKS catted header. I'd get the best of all worlds - the...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-01-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Trying to NOT spend money on a swap or supercharger...LOL (Part 5)

3rd Gear Adjusted Torque Per Ton Chart

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Now looking at 3rd...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-01-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Trying to NOT spend money on a swap or supercharger...LOL (Part 4)

6th Gear Adjusted Torque Per Ton Chart

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I chose to look at...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-01-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Trying to NOT spend money on a swap or supercharger...LOL (Part 3)

Raw Torque (to the wheels) Chart

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Torque Per Ton (2000...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-01-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Trying to NOT spend money on a swap or supercharger...LOL (Part 2)

For various reasons (wanting a reliable solution with a very OEM look, maintaining cats in both stock locations for emissions, and a wife-friendly sound), I had narrowed my choices down to staying NA...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 12-01-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Trying to NOT spend money on a swap or supercharger...LOL (Part 1)

***NOTE*** Nobody else will likely be much interested in how various power options on our cars theoretically compare with a 16 year-old, FWD V6 Hyundai, regardless of how dialed in the car was - I...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-23-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Just have to say, the more I drive the car with...

Just have to say, the more I drive the car with the MCA Traction Mod installed, the more impressed I am with the change in behaviour.

It's funny, because the way I'd describe it is the same as...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-16-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Latest mod installed today - MCA Traction Mod: ...

Latest mod installed today - MCA Traction Mod:

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/51955b0fe4b088893b86be92/1637105273347-IB678C1OGTXC6Z2QTIZ6/image-asset.jpeg?format=2500w

Installing...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 08-18-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
One small update for today: finally got camber...

One small update for today: finally got camber bolts in and alignment done. Max negative camber they could achieve in the front with just the camber bolts was -1.0 on the left and -1.2 on the...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 08-18-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
They are 17 lbs. per wheel, which I verified by...

They are 17 lbs. per wheel, which I verified by weighing them myself when I bought them for my last car. I didn't bother this time around... ;)

They're also pretty inexpensive - we paid less than...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 08-13-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
So my wife surprised me with some new wheels for...

So my wife surprised me with some new wheels for the BRZ for my upcoming birthday! 17x8" ET35 Fast Wheels FC04 in Titanium, with black McGard Spline Drive wheel nuts. The new wheels are fitted with...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 06-05-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tatsu333
Latest mod - installed the auto-dimming mirror. ...

Latest mod - installed the auto-dimming mirror. This only took so long to get done because the dealer forgot to include the mounting adapter when the accessory was added to my original purchase, and...
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