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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-22-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 29,157
Posted By strat61caster
Dealer, and from the STI category to boot. No BRZ...

Dealer, and from the STI category to boot. No BRZ got lowering springs that were street class legal.

Just come to stx, the water is fine;)
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-16-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By strat61caster
I’m surprised SSC isn’t higher up, maybe a better...

I’m surprised SSC isn’t higher up, maybe a better measure would be the pax delta between winner and last trophy spot? There’s roughly a 1.5s gap covering the trophies in both classes, I think I’d be...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-10-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By strat61caster
Yeah I don’t think flipping that silver plate is...

Yeah I don’t think flipping that silver plate is going to buy you anything, strut is as far inboard as it can go. Per above you’re likely missing a degree from the alignment shop not loosening the...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-10-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
One oil leak from new shortblock after 1k miles....

One oil leak from new shortblock after 1k miles. Hopefully it’s not the rear main, best case some oil that was spilled on redoing the timing, medium case it’s the upper oil pan, doesn’t look like the...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-09-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,124
Posted By strat61caster
Black body radiation <<<< convection

Black body radiation <<<< convection
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-05-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,223
Posted By strat61caster
“Replaced” means you can change them to another...

“Replaced” means you can change them to another design or non metallic compound.

I ‘replaced’ mine with oe + whiteline inserts.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-04-2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 988,613
Posted By strat61caster
Rear sway: cost. No reason to change it until you...

Rear sway: cost. No reason to change it until you determine you need it to be stiffer… or softer, or it’s perfectly fine. Mann Engineering rear bar can be used to get softer rates then stock as well...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-02-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,223
Posted By strat61caster
kraftyone See post 175, they do good shit, if I...

kraftyone See post 175, they do good shit, if I was starting a new autocross build they’d be top of my list. Springs look a little pricey but I bet they’re hard to get a hold of these days, might be...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-01-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 988,613
Posted By strat61caster
Buy one bar, swap to any position in like 2...

Buy one bar, swap to any position in like 2 minutes. In my experience the traditional sway bars are difficult to adjust on site and next to impossible to get done between runs in the front. If that...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-01-2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 988,613
Posted By strat61caster
Thatís not how scca autocross classing works for...

Thatís not how scca autocross classing works for mods.

The spl last I looked had a spherical bearing which is not legal in Street Touring or Street Prepared which would bump you to SM/XA or...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-01-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 988,613
Posted By strat61caster
If you’re not diy aligning it get white line rear...

If you’re not diy aligning it get white line rear lca for stx legality, I got mine through tirerack. I went with delrin steering rack bushings and noticed zero benefit, others swear by them. -4...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-31-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,099
Posted By strat61caster
Low brake fluid, top it off.

Low brake fluid, top it off.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-31-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By strat61caster
OEM plugs are not copper, there is not a suitable...

OEM plugs are not copper, there is not a suitable aftermarket substitute to my knowledge due to the high compression ratio and direct injection characteristics of the engine.

Everything else looks...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-27-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By strat61caster
Good luck. The gridlife tc winners seem to...

Good luck.

The gridlife tc winners seem to have picked up the re71rs for their sprint races, but they’re restricted to 200tw and I think they have to manage pace to not overheat, in my experience...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 10-27-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By strat61caster
RS4 all the way, nothing else in your list is...

RS4 all the way, nothing else in your list is designed for pounding out hot laps at 10/10ths with consistency, they’ll all overheat and fall off unless you manage them.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-27-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
I didnít but that plus some fresh rings and...

I didnít but that plus some fresh rings and cleaning up the buildup on the valves is probably what Iím feeling.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-26-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
Good a guess as any :iono: Engine feels...

Good a guess as any :iono:

Engine feels great even at part throttle and under 4k rpm, highly recommend everyone disassemble and get some head.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-26-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
I just remembered, I had a really loud ticking on...

I just remembered, I had a really loud ticking on start up, seemed to go away after 3-4 minutes, right now my assumption is that the valvetrain wasn’t lubricated well enough and it took awhile for...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-26-2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
I had practice, I had it all together Sunday...

I had practice, I had it all together Sunday night and it wouldnít start, did the timing wrong the first time, turned clockwise instead of counter clockwise. Lesson learned, all the timing marks...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-26-2022, 01:58 AM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
I started it. This is what it looked like...

I started it.

This is what it looked like about 5 hours before I drove it.

Taking bets on number of oil leaks by the 1,000 mile mark.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-24-2022, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By strat61caster
List price is often higher then actual sale price...

List price is often higher then actual sale price for many coilovers, Bilstein does this as well with B16 listed at like $2,500 but usually selling closer to $2,200 these days.

Big Ohlins...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-23-2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By strat61caster
Since you’re east coast contact Redshift...

Since you’re east coast contact Redshift Motorsports, they work with BC’s and can probably get you the best solution for what you’re looking for. Might be responsive to emails, idk only know them...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-20-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
Youíre right, guess Iím just surprised how...

Youíre right, guess Iím just surprised how necessary a good old fashioned tune up still is. Never really had a car get to this age and for me to consider it worth doing.

:burnrubber:
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-20-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
Waiting for shims to finish the engine, valve...

Waiting for shims to finish the engine, valve lash is out, not by a ton but by enough that most need a size or two up to hit nominal spec, 3-4 are actually out of spec. Crank bearing #3 had some...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-18-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By strat61caster
Not normal, check to make sure everything is...

Not normal, check to make sure everything is seated properly and fully torqued to the right spec. If you did not use a torque wrench were any of the bolts noticeably difficult?

I’ve got at least...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-18-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
Toyota dealer where I bought my car has decent...

Toyota dealer where I bought my car has decent prices, order online select local pick up. Might save like 2-3% cross shopping for most parts in my experience unless there’s a rare piece sitting on a...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-17-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By strat61caster
I assume you want to cover the entire spring...

I assume you want to cover the entire spring length spring perch to spring perch. My B16 measure ~9" front, ~10" rear. The 300mm would be plenty.

That being said, it looks like ISC uses narrower...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-17-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 988,613
Posted By strat61caster
See: ...

See:
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9936

Edit: you could have a stiffer spring rear but when you actually do the math it's still softer then the front effective stiffness, bump...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-15-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24,050
Views: 6,499,496
Posted By strat61caster
Well replacing the short block was in fact the...

Well replacing the short block was in fact the right call.
#2 rod bearing was toast, havenít split the block yet but suspect at least one main bearing is toast because it still wonít turn smooth...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-14-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By strat61caster
I’ve heard toe out helps with camber wear in the...

I’ve heard toe out helps with camber wear in the front, not in? Seems to help a bit for me at 4.3 degrees.
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