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Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-28-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,320
Posted By joro2
Agree totally. Less weight and a shorter overall...

Agree totally. Less weight and a shorter overall length. Iíve only used the rear seats as a cargo shelf, that whole area could be shortened (alas at the expense of the slightly lower insurance rates...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 02-06-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,928
Posted By joro2
Agree. Iíll take it a step further and say I...

Agree.
Iíll take it a step further and say I like the sound a lot, it has a unique ďcharacterĒ.
The FA-20 gets way more hate than it actually deserves.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-14-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 105,415
Posted By joro2
Heh. The red crinkle aluminum intake on the...

Heh.

The red crinkle aluminum intake on the >= ‘17 refresh makes for one of the best looking stock engine bays available at any price.

Modern e.g. Porsches, can’t even take a peek under the...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-13-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 105,415
Posted By joro2
Aesthetic nods to the past (e.g. 2000GT) are...

Aesthetic nods to the past (e.g. 2000GT) are fading with the 2nd gen.
The 2nd gen is basically a modern nod to the 1st edition, i.e. the BRZ now has a past of its own to draw from.
This reminds me...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-08-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,320
Posted By joro2
For (under the hood) reference hereís the strut...

For (under the hood) reference hereís the strut tops (circled),
it does seem as if w/o the fender bumps thereís clearance but not a heck of a lot.
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 01-03-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 105,415
Posted By joro2
I thought (incorrectly?) the fender “bumps” not...

I thought (incorrectly?) the fender “bumps” not only provide functional clearance for front spring setup over the wheels but also offer the driver a (not so subtle) cue as to where/how to best...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 12-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,189
Posted By joro2
The 86 unibody already has what looks like...

The 86 unibody already has what looks like ďt-topĒ cutouts?
Iím not a structural engineer (!) but that doesnít stop me (: from speculating on the ease of which two small *manually* removable panels...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 12-22-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,189
Posted By joro2
Would have liked simple manually* removable...

Would have liked simple manually* removable panels where each roof bubble is, which seemed structurally do-able as that section (either side of the center brace) on the unibody is I believe blank...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-19-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,826
Posted By joro2
As for Northern CA hills, I drove a ‘91 NA MX-5...

As for Northern CA hills, I drove a ‘91 NA MX-5 manual in SF for ~25 years on the original clutch.:)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-19-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,826
Posted By joro2
Ditto. All about the fun & feeling factor, not...

Ditto. All about the fun & feeling factor, not about shifting quickness, etc.
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 09-21-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,167
Posted By joro2
As an aside to this thread, Subarus weirdly don’t...

As an aside to this thread, Subarus weirdly don’t have the usual / expected “new car” smell.

Been in a few brand new Subarus just off the delivery truck and they all smell the same. Don’t know...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 07-21-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 30,976
Posted By joro2
61 now but purchased a BRZ at age 58 (after 20+...

61 now but purchased a BRZ at age 58 (after 20+ years of dailying an NA MX-5)

For me the car is a throwback/time capsule, except itís also modern i.e. I feel safe(r) and I never have to worry...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 06-09-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,090
Posted By joro2
I actually kind of like that particular special...

I actually kind of like that particular special edition a lot, it reminds me of a full-scale Hot Wheels car :)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 04-06-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,901
Posted By joro2
Thanks Never noticed that pass thru before...

Thanks

Never noticed that pass thru before either.

What brand/model tender/maintainer are you guys using?

Iíve also noticed my relatively new/OEM BRZ battery does not like sitting idle for...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-03-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,932
Posted By joro2
Similar however in my case opposite experience,...

Similar however in my case opposite experience, i.e. at the time I made my purchase in 2017 I initially didn’t really care Toyota or Subaru - was treated poorly (price & otherwise) at more than one...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 04-02-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,932
Posted By joro2
Heh, yeah. (Not that it really matters but*) I...

Heh, yeah.
(Not that it really matters but*) I like the idea that all the badges under the hood and beneath the fenders match up with the FHI egg this baby Godzilla hatched from (-:

(*No offense...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 03-28-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,932
Posted By joro2
Agree. FWIW it will make the 1st gen feel that...

Agree.
FWIW it will make the 1st gen feel that much more ďspecialĒ (shallow reasoning I know, but also an honest reality, as exclusivity is a big part of sports car owning, driving, collecting, etc.)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-12-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,704
Posted By joro2
I’d like t-tops, or a removable targa panel....

I’d like t-tops, or a removable targa panel. Otherwise near perfect exactly as is. (Not necessarily “GT” specific but the one feature on any trim I’d really want more than any other.)
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-09-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,944
Posted By joro2
I lived in the Bay Area and daily drove a manual...

I lived in the Bay Area and daily drove a manual ‘91 MX-5 on the streets (hills) of San Francisco for over two decades, don’t me started on tailgaters at stop signs and traffic lights— you learn...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 11-22-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,431
Posted By joro2
Totally agree, I was just yet again thinking...

Totally agree, I was just yet again thinking about this very subject (FA20 love/hate) the other day. Far from the smoothest engine, and not “the best” sounding (although I’d argue that) either, but...
Forum: GR86 General Topics 11-02-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 73,497
Posted By joro2
Iíve thought that too i.e. shorter wheelbase,...

Iíve thought that too i.e. shorter wheelbase, just a shelf behind two seats, and 150-200lbs lighter. Delete the radio and AC but keep the power windows, thanks. (;
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 11-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By joro2
Just got a call back from the local dealer... ...

Just got a call back from the local dealer...

Good News: "We pulled a piece of metal wire out from under your chassis that was rubbing against the wheel." Problem (hopefully) solved.

Bad News:...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 10-31-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By joro2
(This thread was the closest I could find to the...

(This thread was the closest I could find to the grinding sound I describe below, any other thoughts as to what could be the issue are appreciated. Thanks.)

I have ~12500 miles on my 2017 BRZ...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 10-14-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 19,218
Posted By joro2
Agree, the car seems setup from the factory for...

Agree, the car seems setup from the factory for more aggressive driving, i.e itís a much smoother performer if consistently held (and shifted) in the mid to higher rev range. It seems way more...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 09-25-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 64,759
Posted By joro2
What about lift out targa panels in two pieces...

What about lift out targa panels in two pieces (leaving a center cross beam in place preserving chassis stiffness; and also manual locking, no glass, etc. preserving weight)? A bit more open cockpit...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 09-01-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By joro2
Same. If I could've had "factory delete" of the...

Same. If I could've had "factory delete" of the rear seat, entertainment/radio, power windows, AC, spoiler, etc. that would've been my ideal choice.
It's been mentioned in the forums, the Japanese...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 08-15-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,466
Posted By joro2
The Premium trim already seems scarcer (?) than...

The Premium trim already seems scarcer (?) than Limited, and now completely gone for 2020. Any published data / stats that break down past sales by Premium vs. Limited? (Searches easily reveal...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 08-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,572
Posted By joro2
Similar, I dealt directly with SoA (great...

Similar, I dealt directly with SoA (great customer service) and they gave me VIN #s and dealer names for vehicles I wanted (color, spec, etc.) in transit or arriving soon at dealerships within the...
Forum: BRZ First-Gen (2012+) -- General Topics 08-02-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,253
Posted By joro2
I preferred as option-less a driving experience...

I preferred as option-less a driving experience as I could find, i.e. what I wanted was “a brand new 30 year old car” (as someone else once perfectly described the Twins for me in this forum), hence...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 07-23-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,870
Posted By joro2
Despite the Subaru DNA I would assume Toyota took...

Despite the Subaru DNA I would assume Toyota took extra steps to ensure Toyota levels of long term reliability?
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