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  2. Brentwood and Braintree seem to be a Blue BRZ hotspot then, must be breeding I use 225/40-18 V105's Drives nice and would be spot on for an 8J wheel too. Think I have some pictures at home of when the car was on those wheels on stock suspension and on 20mm springs, I will see if I can dig them out. reminds me I need to advertise the springs for sale to get rid of them out the spare room
  3. We've not met - I'm antisocial when it comes to such meet ups What tyre size do you run on your 8.5J rims?
  4. McDude

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    No, just a stock car running stock Cal. I was surprised the sparks didn't last, but in fairness the service manual does state 30k miles (appreciate there is some ambiguity in this and different interpretations).
  5. I will echo the above. 18x8 et35 for sure. May look slightly too far out at first on stock suspension but once lowered slightly 20mm and with a slight bit of camber they will look spot on. If you get the et45 you would probably which you can the extra 10mm of spacing at this point. haven't got any decent pictures to hand at the moment to show the fitment of mine but mine are 8.5 wide and et38. therefore stick out slightly more. No rubber has ever been found on road or track PS see you are in Brentwood, have we met at the cars and coffee in Maldon before?
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  7. BRZ-123

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    Very interesting. is your car stock or tuned? Sometimes a poor tune can cause spark plugs to foul early. A possibility.
  8. McDude

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    I'd be wary of mis-diagnosis as well. I had the coilpack error DTC but it was occurring (and recurring following a DTC clear) on an old set of plugs. Following a new set of plugs this has never returned. Car was 7 years old and 35k miles at the time; I'd never dream of changing plugs that early on any other car but I had it done at the time of the valve spring recall. The 'old' plugs mean you're driving the coilpack too hard. You might end up failing a £100 coilpack for the sake of a £10 spark plug. Yes, I know they are an arse to get to!!!
  9. Leeky

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    Cheers chaps. I think i'll just order a new OEM coilpack from Toyota and sling it in the boot in case of emergency.
  10. nerdstrike

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    I'm not sure I'd want to change a coilpack at the roadside. If had exactly the right ratchets, maybe but I'd absolutely drop the damn bolt into the undertray.
  11. Church

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    imho if coilpack starts to throw issues on older twins, right path to take would be not to replace for same and heat insulation, but rather bite the bullet and install redesigned coil packs and wiring harness from later years. For me even after few years/several trackdays no issues with original ones yet, but that's the path i'm decided to take if it will happen.
  12. Church

    225/45/17 tyres?

    It's not so much width that changes price, as to how common that specific sizing is. 225/45/17 is more popular in several high-numbers generic family cars vs our stock sizing of 215/45/17 (niche coupes like our cars are sold in relatively much much lower numbers to impact significantly offered sizings/commonality/price), hence i see in 2/3 to 3/4th of cases 225 "of same tire" being cheaper. Now reducing profile height from tire sizing properties as usually happens for tires of similar outer diameter but to fit on larger wheels like 18,19 and so on, commonly rises price, as it's more expensive for manufacturer to design/make almost as much capabilities in lower sidewall height.
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  14. will300

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    It tends to be the heat that kills them, just buy some heat resistant foil and cover them. For reference when one of mine had issues it was actually on the 1st proper track day (dry day) after I had the spark plugs changed. I've sinced replaced the possibly dodgy one with a used one and protected them all with foil and I've not had any issues since.
  15. Leeky

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    If it was a daily driver then i’d probably agree with you. But as its purely used as a track car those 27k miles have been hard lol I’m thinking for the sake of £50-100, probably worth getting a single spare to carry around just in case. They don't last forever and in previous cars i’ve always been miles away from home when they give up. My Altezza RS200 dumped a coil pack when I was at a wedding in Cornwall. 250 miles drive home on 3cyl. The cat was totally shot by the time I got home lol
  16. Jay

    225/45/17 tyres?

    Pricewise the width of the tyre doesn't make any difference, over here in The Netherlands. It'll be around 100 Euros each. In Germany I can get them for about 85 Euros, but then I'll have to drive an extra 160 miles or so. 225 would make the car look a tiny bit better, I guess.
  17. Varelco

    Coilpacks - life expectancy? Upgrading?

    6 year old japanese car with 27k. I wouldn't even consider it.
  18. Howdy peeps, Does anyone know the life expectancy of the stock coil packs? Mine are all currently fine (2014 car - 27k miles) but I’m wondering if its worth getting some spares to carry in the boot. Would be sods law I’d be miles away somewhere like the Nurburgring when one dies. Do people generally only buy the OEM Subaru/Toyota coilpacks or are there better uprated aftermarket packs? Had a quick google and a look on ebay; there are a lot of coilpacks from a brand called “Surefire” and “Benchmark” but imho they both just look like cheap chinese knock offs. MSD are a brand I can trust and they do some coilpacks for the FA20, but for all I know the OEM coilpacks may be the best ones (heard that MSD stuff is nowhere as good as it used to be 10-20 years ago)
  19. James-

    225/45/17 tyres?

    My primacies were brand new really... I'd done ~2k miles on them. But they're just not good tyres overall, they're pretty okay in the dry. But since having the PS4 it really highlights how poor they were. I went 225 purely because of cost, was about £40 cheaper a tyre... I got them for around £60 a tyre. Including ATS euro discount + cashback from halifax + cashback from top cash back. But they only had 225, but zero regrets. Plus the tyres look/feel better than my 215s ever did.
  20. Luke

    Wiper blade

    I had to do this with almost every used car I bought that had the windscreen replaced. Is your new screen genuine Toyota and does it have the blue tint strip on it?
  21. Cerastes

    Wiper blade

    thanks, yes will have to move them slightly. The guy tested them in front of me and they worked fine, but when you standing outside you don't notice they higher up until you get in and see the passenger side is blocking your view almost.
  22. Tweedbean

    tweedbean's RS Green BRZ Build

    Had some good news RE the history of the car. As it was a write off, I received no paperwork including history when purchasing it. I did some chasing today with a local dealer to find out if it has had the recall work done. They confirmed it had been done by a dealer in Cornwall, so I gave them a call and they were really helpful. A month or two before the car was written off it had the following: - 6 year service so spark plugs etc - Valve Spring Recall - Power Steering ECU and Wiring Harness Recall So the above saves me a lot of time, money and effort as its all been done. In other news this arrived this week from Mods Society, Australia. Its an auto mirror folding kit which im looking to install this week and hopefully record a fitting guide: Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr
  23. That's a stunning photo of your car Keith
  24. Subota Boy

    OZ Leggera HLT - I'd wheely Like your thoughts

    OZ Formula HLT 18" with 20/25 drop and 225/40 tyres looks like this.
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  26. Jay

    225/45/17 tyres?

    PS4's for me too. Not yet sure about the size, however. The Primacy tyres still aren't worn, but after a year I hate them in wet and cold conditions.
  27. MartinT

    225/45/17 tyres?

    I think PS4s being superb is now an open secret. The Avon ZZ5 I have on my car at present (they came with the wheels) could be safely said to be a bit crap, especially in the wet. I can't wait to put PS4 back on, but it's going to be a swap to my 'winter' wheels and all-seasons tyres before that happens.
  28. James-

    225/45/17 tyres?

    @BRZ-123 A general update... Absolutely loving my tyres. 225 is fantastic, PS4 also fantastic. I worried it would kill the fun of the car, but no. Just given supreme confidence and made the car a blast, as you can really really hold the speed now through the corners. Truly the best purchase I've made thus far. To anyone on the fence, 225 is fine. PS4's are excellent. Have a look for cashback offers... I got mine for a very cheap price all in all.
  29. dom2497

    Grazio Flat bottom steering wheel

    Bump, offers welcome Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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