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Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 06-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,243
Posted By NESW20
i thought the BRZ i drove was one of the easier...

i thought the BRZ i drove was one of the easier cars to heel-toe i've ever driven. pedal placement is more or less perfect to me. different strokes for different folks, i guess.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-10-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,147
Posted By NESW20
i want to steal your car. but i won't. ...

i want to steal your car.


but i won't. :)
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 06-09-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,684
Posted By NESW20
just remember that the more important action...

just remember that the more important action during this operation is the BRAKING. make darn sure that your foot isn't going to slide off the brake pedal when you rotate to hit the throttle.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 05-24-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,390
Posted By NESW20
i have the biggest problem with salespeople who...

i have the biggest problem with salespeople who beat on cars on their lot. prime example is when i was shopping for a new vehicle in 2005, the salesman pulled a brand new STI from its parking spot...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 05-24-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,198
Posted By NESW20
that looks more like a forging mark than a...

that looks more like a forging mark than a casting line. IME, casting lines are much thinner.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 05-04-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 68,581
Posted By NESW20
seems to me like you either "get it" or you...

seems to me like you either "get it" or you don't. my MR2 used to be very, very slow. roughly 110whp slow. despite that, it was still incredibly fun and could keep up with "faster" cars in canyons,...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-27-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,987
Posted By NESW20
it frustrates me to no end the way people want to...

it frustrates me to no end the way people want to cheap out on the two most important safety items on a car: tires and brakes. :sigh:
Forum: Forced Induction 04-19-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 30,125
Posted By NESW20
if you size a turbo for spool and low-mid range,...

if you size a turbo for spool and low-mid range, you'll be amazed at the response, especially on a high-compression engine that doesn't rely on boost to make torque.

monkey wrench racing makes a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-07-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,430
Posted By NESW20
MR2 winter progress

this winter i decided to get some major work done on the MR2. :happyanim: i can't wait to autocross it again and run it at the local road course. here's the brief list of items:

full urethane...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-04-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 59,322
Posted By NESW20
i'd caution stroking the FA20 until we know a lot...

i'd caution stroking the FA20 until we know a lot more about the engine. i know on my 3SGTE, the rod:stroke ratio wasn't ideal to begin with, and when i stroked it, i made it worse. this coupled...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) 03-10-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 82,470
Posted By NESW20
the rings are seated within the first 50 miles. ...

the rings are seated within the first 50 miles. but definitely be easy on the clutch for the first 500.

the best way to seat rings is to let the vehicle warm up, drive it gently. once up to...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-30-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,901
Posted By NESW20
Porsches sound DRASTICALLY different than...

Porsches sound DRASTICALLY different than Subarus. you'll notice i said "subaru rumble" not "boxer rumble." ;)
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 04-28-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,662
Posted By NESW20
i'd like to save the n/a engine note. i am...

i'd like to save the n/a engine note. i am actually a BIG diesel fan. i would totally rock a Fiesta diesel for a DD or something similar if ford sold them over here.

in a sports car, the way it...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-28-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,919
Posted By NESW20
there is less driver skill required when driving...

there is less driver skill required when driving a CVT or any other form of auto than with a proper manual transmission. less overall control.

i love plenty of technology, but i also still want...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-01-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8,167
Views: 1,958,282
Posted By NESW20
that makes WAY more sense now, hahaha. :) <3...

that makes WAY more sense now, hahaha. :) <3 cosworth

-Mike
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-01-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8,167
Views: 1,958,282
Posted By NESW20
??????????????????????? ZX2 != Cosworth. ;)...

???????????????????????

ZX2 != Cosworth. ;)

-Mike
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 11-30-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,167
Views: 1,958,282
Posted By NESW20
welcome Mike! a friend of mine used to have a...

welcome Mike! a friend of mine used to have a ZX2 that he autocrossed frequently, until he traded it for a mazdaspeed 3. :D he didn't really have that much done to it, but it was a quick little...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-25-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 202,083
Posted By NESW20
sure. ...

sure. http://www.emma-maersk.com/engine/Wartsila_Sulzer_RTA96-C.htm

-Mike
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 10-29-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 342,956
Posted By NESW20
how old? what do you do?

pretty simple:

how old are you?
what do you do?

i'm 29.
Service engineer at Cummins.

-Mike
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-29-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8,167
Views: 1,958,282
Posted By NESW20
lol, yes. hopefully that's not the name of the...

lol, yes. hopefully that's not the name of the color, but you get the idea, haha.

-Mike
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-28-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8,167
Views: 1,958,282
Posted By NESW20
thanks guys! :) can you guess what color i'd...

thanks guys! :) can you guess what color i'd get the 86 in? lol

-Mike
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 10-28-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8,167
Views: 1,958,282
Posted By NESW20
hey all! just joined a day or two ago since i'm...

hey all! just joined a day or two ago since i'm very excited about this car coming out, more so than the LFA (for obvious reasons, haha!).

a little about me and my current vehicles: i'm 27, ASE...
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