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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-01-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,696
Posted By mav1178
bringing back an old thread, but I'm about to...

bringing back an old thread, but I'm about to reactivate my sponsor account and blow out some old stock of the Showa Tuning spring/shock kits.

great upgrade for those of you that bought a used car...
Forum: GR86 General Topics (2nd Gen 2022+ Toyota 86) 08-01-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 46,833
Posted By mav1178
this is one of the reasons why I always do used...

this is one of the reasons why I always do used oil analysis on every play car I own, because I want data to back up my claims in case I need to get warranty coverage.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-26-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By mav1178
when I had my car there was a faint sound, only...

when I had my car there was a faint sound, only noticeable under WOT.

turns out, a small part of the stock heat shield was rattling. it only vibrated during certain RPM ranges.

went away after...
Forum: GR86 General Topics (2nd Gen 2022+ Toyota 86) 07-12-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By mav1178
Very late to this but 13lbs total unsprung weight...

Very late to this but 13lbs total unsprung weight off one axle makes the most sense.

I had Z32 NA rear uprights (aluminum) before on my S13, about 20 years ago. Each side was approx. 7lbs lighter...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-05-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By mav1178
I'm a few days late but this point is easily...

I'm a few days late but this point is easily addressed:

look at Toyota's own press release.

then look at the fact that it is still a GR branded car/series but built at TRD.

the two are not...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 06-18-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By mav1178
I'm an amateur: ACS Roval 2:03.94 ...

I'm an amateur:

ACS Roval 2:03.94
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gywVprzgCas

Chuckwalla 2:06.883
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMO9dsbFthk

Buttonwillow 13CW 2:08.158...
Forum: Software Tuning 06-17-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By mav1178
see my first post, nothing changes with 1 or with...

see my first post, nothing changes with 1 or with 50 cats other than stupidity of design
Forum: Software Tuning 06-17-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By mav1178
I forgot about the choke, I took a motorcycle...

I forgot about the choke, I took a motorcycle class once and they had us use this to start the bike.

people also forget that high idle used to be via coolant temp sensor/ECU control + IACV which...
Forum: Software Tuning 06-16-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By mav1178
unburnt fuel inside the catalytic converter isn't...

unburnt fuel inside the catalytic converter isn't the issue, it is excessive temps beyond 1700F that only happens when the car runs excessively rich after operating temperatures are reached. so when...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-10-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By mav1178
I guess according to ORC their clutch kit for...

I guess according to ORC their clutch kit for FA20 works for FA24.

http://www.ogura-racing.com/pdf/ORC_86-GR86-BRZ.pdf

I might need to find a test car for this in the near future, will post a...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-25-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By mav1178
FA24 clutch/flywheel

I've done a bit of digging, the OE Subaru part numbers are not interchangeable between FA20 and FA24.

I also have not seen any aftermarket compatibility yet. Is the FA24 clutch/flywheel setup...
Forum: GR86 General Topics (2nd Gen 2022+ Toyota 86) 05-24-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,938
Posted By mav1178
I am very late on this thread but to add to...

I am very late on this thread but to add to TCoat's comment, another push to crack down on this actually came as the result of the VW emissions cheating scandal.

The fact that a stock, well...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-23-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
Here are two points you made earlier: ...

Here are two points you made earlier:







The point I was making with spoon-fed into is that you are more willing to believe what fellow 86/BRZ enthusiasts are providing via chatting on...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-23-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
this is really just the spoon-fed generation. ...

this is really just the spoon-fed generation.

"I don't listen to BS from those in power"
"I also don't do any research on my own so I want to be fed info/BS from others with similar interests as...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
I think you're confusing the two things. ...

I think you're confusing the two things.

Spot rates are for containers that are booked as needed, those are sky high but slightly lower now vs earlier this year.

Tariffs are part of duties...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
I'm not going to get into a debate about how the...

I'm not going to get into a debate about how the shipping industry works, but most of the current problems actually have very little to do with the US government.

Consider this: the ports of Long...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
keep thinking this is a government created...

keep thinking this is a government created problem.

I also have a bridge to sell you.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
Yeah the China lockdown has really made rates...

Yeah the China lockdown has really made rates sink. Hopefully when my stuff needs to be moved in 2-3 weeks the rates will be $10k, back to double my initial estimate...

could be worse. A friend...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
if you can predict the future then none of us...

if you can predict the future then none of us would be here...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-22-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
End of last year means they were imported Q2 into...

End of last year means they were imported Q2 into Q3, which means in the middle of 2021 the shipping rates were high but not absurd.

Spot rates for a 20' container was anywhere from $15-30k in Q1...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-21-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
See my above comment. keep in mind that even...

See my above comment.

keep in mind that even Ace headers (made in Taiwan) is sourcing piping from someone somewhere...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-21-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,066
Posted By mav1178
because everyone is dealing with the same...

because everyone is dealing with the same shipping delays, or they're all sourcing from vendors who are experiencing delays with raw materials, or they're all just ordering from overseas and no one...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 03-08-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By mav1178
worth a read.. ...

worth a read..
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103125
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-11-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,115
Posted By mav1178
case in point: most of the Toyota mainstream cars...

case in point: most of the Toyota mainstream cars (i.e. Camry, etc) with cartridge filters since ~2005 or so have had 7000 upwards to 10k miles change intervals.

if thinner oil and longer...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,115
Posted By mav1178
but but you have no data that it can last over...

but but you have no data that it can last over 200k miles! you must be lying!
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,115
Posted By mav1178
I didn't burn any oil worth noting, about the...

I didn't burn any oil worth noting, about the worst was like 1/2 quarts over 8k+ miles.

I also did UOA and probably would have extended my oil change intervals up to 10k had I not been actively...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By mav1178
FWIW, my *wholesale cost* from an existing parts...

FWIW, my *wholesale cost* from an existing parts importer, landed in the US, is $1096.09 each wheel.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-02-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,115
Posted By mav1178
I agree with everything you said except the 3k...

I agree with everything you said except the 3k change interval.

Change interval should be dictated by the amount of additives left in the oil. Otherwise, an arbitrary 3k interval is just throwing...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-02-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 35,871
Posted By mav1178
I actually bought my BRZ new because it had a...

I actually bought my BRZ new because it had a curb weight a hair heavier than a new S13 240SX.

It also makes the choice of any new sports car easy for me, it's either Miata, this platform, or base...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-01-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 35,871
Posted By mav1178
Even though I currently don't own a BRZ, these...

Even though I currently don't own a BRZ, these weight figures makes my previous ownership of the platform completely justified, at least for me...

christ, 3900+lbs? My Honda Odyssey weighs...
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