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  1. 4 points
    VAD17

    Bromley Pageant Of Motoring

    Good day, thanks for organising Lee[emoji41] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  2. 4 points
    @James18 Morning All.. Had mine returned to me yesterday following the spring replacement; took it to Platinum in Trowbridge and was really impressed with the service and the way they dealt with it. I still haven't received a letter yet, but wasn't going to wait for one - so I phoned them up earlier in the month, they were really helpful and slotted it in within a few weeks! It had its 6yr service recently, so plugs didn't need to be changed, and the engine has only done 35k so I didn't need the clutch either. Few new pipes, air-con refill, oil filter etc (as per the norm). The technican said that the coolant was replaced (obviously) - so it shouldn't need changing on the 10yr service, which is good to know. Speaking to the technicans (sorry if I'm repeating what might already be on here), they have to be trained especially for the task - there aren't many of them that can do the job, and I think they can only do one at a time too because of space in the workshop. Nathan and Joe have done a few between them now though, and I haven't got any complaints; no leaks yet!! Thanks to Darrell for organising it too - he's been giving me daily progress reports/images and a visual inspection sheet, and they stuck absolutely to the timescale that they gave me originally. So, all's well that ends well! I've attached a few images - just the ones that aren't likely to just be repeats of what's come before. I'll report back if I have any problems, in the meantime... Nice to be able to swap back in the Yaris/Aygo/whatever it was, for my 86 - and a blast home
  3. 3 points
    Alexb27

    Surrey Breakfast Meet

    I'll also try to be there! I've been to the one in May and it was decent. Some very nice cars
  4. 3 points
    Rocket Panda

    Surrey Breakfast Meet

    I'll be there!
  5. 3 points
    Badger

    Surrey Breakfast Meet

    Would leave Thurrock services about 7:15 to get there just before it opens to get parked Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk
  6. 3 points
    The Minion

    Japanese Vehicle and Culture Show

    Cheers Lee, worth the drive. Must remember to take a spare, dark, t-shirt in future!! 😂😂
  7. 3 points
    Thank You! Happy to be in a car with such a strong community behind it. I don't massivley know the history I purchased the car from BMW Arden Maidstone after part-exchanging my 6 Series it was an ex-demonstrator with 10,000 miles on the clock. I was torn between going for this or the facelift but am really happy I went with the 1st Generation Thanks for the compliment the orange certainly gets a lot of attention! I was origanlly shopping for Pearl White but this colour works so well on the GT86
  8. 3 points
    Leevsfortyone

    Bromley Pageant Of Motoring

    Thanks to all who came today, without the support of the members we wouldn’t of had a great day, nice to meet you Andy hope the family enjoyed the day too. Hope you all got home safely. Looking forward to next Sunday now. See you there.
  9. 3 points
    will300

    Will300's Subaru BRZ Build

    Update 22/06/19 - Track Wheel & Tyre Combo Updated In preparation for several upcoming track days over the next few months, I decided to get a set of track tyres. I've been extremely happy with the performance of the Michelin PS4's, however I didn't want to eat them up over a short period with alot of track use. With that in mind and after doing some research on a good track tyre that is still safe to use day to day, I found two compounds / tyres that would meet my requirements. The Yokohama AD08R and the Nankang NS-2R. In the end I decided on the Yokohama's as I could get them extremely cheap, even cheaper than the Nankang's (this was the only deciding factor, I'd happily run either setup). A set was swiftly purchased, however I was aware that Yokohama have recently replaced the AD08R with the AD08RS (for environmental reasons). So I wasn't sure what version of the tyres I'd actually be getting. As it turns out I got lucky and ended up getting one the first sets of AD08RS, these have been fitted to my 949Racing 6UL wheels. Pictures:
  10. 2 points
    Leevsfortyone

    Surrey Breakfast Meet

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1209832129191053/?ti=icl Bit short notice but looking for anyone interested in joining myself and Badger at the Surrey monthly breakfast meet this Sunday?
  11. 2 points
    sxocpaul

    Essex Crew Midweek Meet July

    Add us to the list
  12. 2 points
    BRZ-123

    Primo Owners

    Gives you everything you need to know against the standard GT86. Small things which could matter to some and could not. Same engine, gearbox, transmission, LSD. https://media.toyota.co.uk/wp-content/files_mf/1437051642150511MTOYOTAGT86EQUIPMENTSPECIFICATIONS.pdf Missing items: Keyless entry, Auto climate control, power rear view side mirrors (and its heating), Cruise control, auto headlights, Xenon (Halogen instead), spoiler (Typically only in Pro but could be optioned on based 86), heated seats(Typically only in Pro) . Came in solid paint not metallic and 16 inch alloys instead of 17.
  13. 2 points
    nikndel

    Japanese Vehicle and Culture Show

    Lee is the main man I just eat cake🍰🎂
  14. 2 points
    A great day with good friends...... Well done Lee for organising.
  15. 2 points
    Angelina

    Japanese Vehicle and Culture Show

    A lovely day today. Thanks for organising Lee and Nick.
  16. 2 points
    Lauren

    Michelin versus Falken

    Okay, here's a quick review of the PS4's compared to the V105's The PS4's have a much higher level of lateral grip over the V105's. It almost feels like the limits are too high. In the dry on the road you won't be able to get them to slide unless you're really pushing it. I've tried on them on track, both on trackdays and in the sprint series. I can report they do indeed slide, but maintain a great level of progressiveness much like the V105's, but simply with more grip. They are worth up to 2 seconds a lap which makes a huge difference. Handling wise the feel is good and they inspire confidence. They do all that the V105's do but simply at a higher level. In the wet, they are absolutely astonishing to be quite frank. I learnt this on a recent sprint in the wet at Anglesey where I just couldn't believe how good they were. Again they are still progressive and holding slides at the top of third at 85mph was no problem at all. Obviously in the wet you have to attune to be more sensitive to what is going on as the progression feels less so you have to tune in to really get the feel. This is no different from any other tyre when driving quickly in the wet. They were so good in fact I was the fastest Toyota overall all morning in the sprint series and fourth overall in the Japanese Sprint Series against 4WD cars like 800bhp EVO's and Imprezas and the like. On the road in the wet they are probably not far off what the Primacy will do in the dry. Compared to the V105's they simply outperform them and again whilst both are progressive enough, the PS4's simply find more bite. I found when I first put them on I was under driving the car in the wet, it took me a while to get the trust that they will simply keep gripping. You can still slide it round bends and roundabouts but it takes significantly more effort than it does with the V105's and is a world away from the Primacy tyre where you can drift it at practically walking pace on a wet roundabout. Overall the PS4 is easily the best road tyre (I'm not comparing with more track orientated tyres like AD08-Rs and 888's) wet or dry.
  17. 2 points
    Enough said
  18. 2 points
    I have picked mine up at lunch time and they supplied a few pictures, running smooth so far.
  19. 2 points
    Badger

    Japanese Vehicle and Culture Show

    I'm taking a couple of gas cookers and some water. So bring your own tea and coffee supplies and anything quick you want to cook yourselves. Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk
  20. 2 points
    MartinT

    Michelin versus Falken

    I tried some hard cornering early this morning. I like the feeling of the Michelins 'squatting down' and holding tight around the radius. It's the first real difference between them and the Falkens that I've felt.
  21. 2 points
    Rocket Panda

    Bromley Pageant Of Motoring

    Very enjoyable day despite the lack of a Panda win!! Really good to see you guys. Many thanks for organising Lee
  22. 2 points
    Looking forward to Sunday at the Museum. The plan for those who wish to meet up prior to the event are: Meet at the Boreham Service area Chelmsford. (McDonalds Car Park) Get there in time for a 08:15 departure to the Museum. see you there.
  23. 2 points
    Hi all looking forward to tomorrow, weather looking fine and warm. Dont forget your chairs and cool boxes plenty food and drink options on site but you may prefer to bring your own. There is a beer bus if you fancy a drink. You need to be on site for 09:00 as doors open around 09:30 for the public. I will be there about 07:00 hopefully, for those of you meeting at the Dartford services ( DA11YT) see you there 06:00 - 06:30. 😁👍🤪😎🤝🚗🚕🚘🚙🚜🚖🚓
  24. 2 points
    Ignited

    Smokestop BBQ Meet - 15/06/19

    Great pictures Will. It was good to meet up with everyone for a nice lunch. Here are a few of my pics. After looking at the photos on the wall though, was it just me that was a bit disappointed that no-one wanted to take on any of the food challenges? I love the top right picture as it looks like the paramedic is on standby...
  25. 2 points
    Alex P

    Alex P's Turbo GT86

    Right ! It's almost been 12 months of boost and I'm still loving every second of it. Bits of feedback of the HKS turbo so far: Noise is immense Power delivery is so smooth, boost comes in gradually and really takes off towards the top end of the rev range. The boost doesn't suddenly come in aggressively like a bigger or older turbo. Turbo spools up very qickly Mid corner boost can catch you off guard but the car doesn't kick out aggressively, still very easy to tell when you're about to pass that level of grip Fuel economy for every day driving (not eco!) is roughly 26 - 28mpg and when you keep out of boost I was averaging 30mpg. It still gets 40+mpg on motorway though! It's now absolutely rapid! Still very much a daily friendly car Since my last update, the only difference I've made has been a set of new wider wheels. The 17x7's with the turbo still held a lot of the handling characteristics of when the car was naturally aspirated. Like I mentioned above, the only real difference was that mid corner boost would break traction on the rear which would promote mid to corner exit oversteer. So I got myself a set of Rota Grid's because I can't afford a real set of TE37's yet haha. They are 17x9 and the grip levels have dramatically increased! The car from a standing start is much more planted now and has less tendency to break grip when shifting from 1st to 2nd. The mid corner boost doesn't break the traction as much as before, it can still slightly unsettle the rear if you're not paying attention. But overall the car feels sharper with the new wheels and looks much better that the skinny little bicycle wheels they come with from the factory! I will be taking the car on track for its first track day in August at Bedford at the How Fast event. It's not a full day of tracking which I actually think isn't a bad idea for me getting used to the car and turbo on track. The car will be going into Abbey to get a more track focused alignment now that I've finally got lower control arms. Absolutely excited to get back out on track since the last time was 2015! Here is the car in it's most current state Finally, mega pleased for Toyota winning the 24!
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