follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
Speed By Design
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Toyota GR86, 86, FR-S and Subaru BRZ Forum & Owners Community - FT86CLUB > 1st Gens: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ > Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum

Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum The place to start for the Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 | GT86


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #15
tranzformer
Delights in pure handling
 
tranzformer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Drives: Zoom Zoom
Location: KS
Posts: 4,854
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave-ROR View Post
Surrounding roads yes, I'm sure at some point on the way to a track event somewhere. I avoid deals gap simply because of the massive number of complete idiots who happen to drive on that road.
And the number of cops waiting at speed traps. Not worth it.
tranzformer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #16
Ryephile
Hot Dog
 
Ryephile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Drives: quicker than arghx7
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 1,316
Thanks: 103
Thanked 173 Times in 83 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Dave - I agree with you, I was just putting it in perspective. That said, The Dragon itself has become a speeding ticket trap in the past handful of years. Personally, I don't even go on the Dragon anymore; the surrounding area is more fun, less militant, and more interesting than the 11 mile auto-cross that is the Dragon.
__________________
"Wisdom is a not a function of age, but a function of experience."
Just Say No to unqualified aftermarket products.
Ryephile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #17
FRSfan111
Sideways and smiling!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: First 86 FRS 5/8/2012 (second US)
Location: Oregon
Posts: 941
Thanks: 17
Thanked 273 Times in 179 Posts
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Idk about dragons tail, but I'm drinker going to gunma to beat the whole prefecture. Starting with my akina! Lol
FRSfan111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #18
delongedoug
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: 2.5 RS daily, Evo 8 track
Location: A little town called none of your goddamn business
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave-ROR View Post
That may be true. All I can say is that back in the mid to even late 90s it was a fun road to drive, with very little concern for people driving beyond their ability and even less concern for idiots crossing the double yellows. For the last 7 years every time I've been I've had said idiots crossing the double yellows (in cars and bikes), I've had to put two off to avoid them a couple of times, and I've seen people go off the road twice during that time. Those 7 years only include 4 trips to deals gap, so the ratio there is pretty damn bad.

On the flip side, the roads around it are MORE fun IMO and I've yet to see anyone drive off them, but do see the occasional fool crossing the double yellows around corners still, it's just greatly reduced.
This is the Youtube generation. Everyone's out to show off how awesome they are up until the moment they run out of talent. I wouldn't go near that pissing competition. Track any day. That said, I'm sure it's a great road.
delongedoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #19
Kids Heart
Senior Member
 
Kids Heart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited SWP
Location: Lawrenceville GA
Posts: 583
Thanks: 64
Thanked 121 Times in 68 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Tail of the Dragon is a big speed trap these days. Tennessee State Troopers killed it. Plenty of good roads off of US 129 to run if you research and explore.
Kids Heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #20
ZetaVI
Gundam Meister
 
ZetaVI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Drives: A Gundam
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 2,685
Thanks: 320
Thanked 1,010 Times in 510 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
[u2b]K16YnmJN0fc[/u2b]
Video from Discovery Channel.
ZetaVI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #21
goldenfri
Senior Member
 
goldenfri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: 2017 BRZ Limited PP
Location: Maryland
Posts: 208
Thanks: 72
Thanked 130 Times in 60 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to goldenfri
I'll be making my yearly trip there in April with the S2000, but this may be the last year for the S2000. Will probably want to bring my wife and daughter next year in the FR-S/BRZ.

I actually prefer the hellbender, faster speeds and far far less police presence.
goldenfri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #22
Kids Heart
Senior Member
 
Kids Heart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Drives: 2013 BRZ Limited SWP
Location: Lawrenceville GA
Posts: 583
Thanks: 64
Thanked 121 Times in 68 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
The tree of shame is funny. Im down for a Frs/BRZ car meet late summer
Kids Heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #23
bestwheelbase
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Drives: 1985 P-Type
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Posts: 3,710
Thanks: 3,273
Thanked 2,058 Times in 1,098 Posts
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by delongedoug View Post
This is the Youtube generation. Everyone's out to show off how awesome they are up until the moment they run out of talent.
Couldn't the same be said for track days?

Dave makes a good point. I should qualify my "I'll go there" comment with "if I'm passing through the area, and there's nobody around."

Last few times I've been there, it was a lovely drive. Other than getting stuck behind a motorcyclist who was clearly uncomfortable with his heavy cruiser-bike on the winding road, I had no trouble enjoying a safe, scenic, peppy pace. Killboy is gonna get serious web traffic when he shoots an FRS going over the edge, though...
bestwheelbase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #24
Enemies
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: '13 SWP Sport-Tech (Limited)
Location: Okanagan Valley, Canada
Posts: 1,093
Thanks: 11
Thanked 86 Times in 55 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenfri View Post
I'll be making my yearly trip there in April with the S2000, but this may be the last year for the S2000. Will probably want to bring my wife and daughter next year in the FR-S/BRZ.

I actually prefer the hellbender, faster speeds and far far less police presence.
I'm actually curious to see if 2 average sized passengers can fit into the passenger side comfortably. I think the seat behind me is going to be pretty much a write-off except for maybe a really small child.
Enemies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #25
delongedoug
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Drives: 2.5 RS daily, Evo 8 track
Location: A little town called none of your goddamn business
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bestwheelbase View Post
Couldn't the same be said for track days?

Dave makes a good point. I should qualify my "I'll go there" comment with "if I'm passing through the area, and there's nobody around."

Last few times I've been there, it was a lovely drive. Other than getting stuck behind a motorcyclist who was clearly uncomfortable with his heavy cruiser-bike on the winding road, I had no trouble enjoying a safe, scenic, peppy pace. Killboy is gonna get serious web traffic when he shoots an FRS going over the edge, though...
You mean where you're allowed to go as fast as you want and a spin is a common occurance? If your tires are squealing on public roads, you're either braking for a deer or being a jackass.
delongedoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 06:03 PM   #26
Claff
Captain Slow
 
Claff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 1990 Mazda Miata
Location: United States
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to Claff
I've been to the Dragon three or four times, always on a Tuesday or a Thursday. I can't imagine what it's like on a weekend and I hope I never do.

If you haven't been, go. Yeah it's overhyped but if you catch it on a low traffic day it is EPIC.

Besides, you get your picture taken driving your car. Can't do that at many other places.

Claff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 06:42 PM   #27
tranzformer
Delights in pure handling
 
tranzformer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Drives: Zoom Zoom
Location: KS
Posts: 4,854
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claff View Post
I've been to the Dragon three or four times, always on a Tuesday or a Thursday. I can't imagine what it's like on a weekend and I hope I never do.

If you haven't been, go. Yeah it's overhyped but if you catch it on a low traffic day it is EPIC.

Besides, you get your picture taken driving your car. Can't do that at many other places.


Can you further this? You mean if you have someone wanting to stand by the side of a curve to take a pic of you?
tranzformer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #28
iLuveKetchup
My VTEC fluid is full
 
iLuveKetchup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: EFF JAY
Location: NYC
Posts: 935
Thanks: 149
Thanked 268 Times in 183 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldenfri View Post
I'll be making my yearly trip there in April with the S2000, but this may be the last year for the S2000. Will probably want to bring my wife and daughter next year in the FR-S/BRZ.

I actually prefer the hellbender, faster speeds and far far less police presence.
Agreed, I much prefer Hellbender 28. I might see you at WTD this year.
iLuveKetchup is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red tail light photoshops OwenK FR-S & 86 Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, Gallery Forum 68 02-06-2013 03:48 PM
Optional coloured tail lights? m_life Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 9 11-30-2011 06:20 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.