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  1. 4 points
    GoonerKev

    At last...

    Hi After having a new Kia Sportage 1.6 GT-S Line for the last year, I decided to change as I really wanted a GT86, so yesterday I purchased my dream (picking up next week), Red, rear parking sensors, Auto (i'm lazy now). Love at first site, gave it a long test drive, Motorway & normal roads, it was so responsive and a BIG grin was hadπŸ˜‰.
  2. 4 points
    will300

    Will300's Subaru BRZ Build

    Update 23/02/2019 - Silverstone Trackday On Thursday I attend a Circuit Days trackday at Silverstone, with several other members of the club. (Special thanks to @VAD17 for organising the day). This would be the first test of my new brake setup, featuring new Rear STi brembo's and Endless pads all-round. I was happy with the performance of the brakes, balance was good, no issues with over heating. Stopping power was the same as the Ferrodo's. I still think I'd prefer something with more of an aggressive bite, however I suspect that would mean sacrificing daily usability. So I might try running a dedicated set of track pads and swapping them out just before the event in future. Overall however they performed flawlessly. I'm not sure if it's Silverstone specific but it felt like the car was suffering with too much body roll in some corners, even though I had the suspension set on it's stiffest setting. A set of stiffer ARB's has now been added to my watch list πŸ˜† Overall it was a fun day out with a decent amount of track time, even if it was a little busy on track. Here are a couple of photo's from the day:
  3. 3 points
    Lowe

    Buying a SARD LSR Replica Wing

    I’m considering importing a couple if anyone is interested?
  4. 3 points
    Guess who's car will be the first to undergo the valve spring recall at RRG Macclesfield? 🀣 That'll be me then. I expect nobody will be surprised by that. Just awaiting a date, should be in the next couple of weeks.
  5. 3 points
    nerdstrike

    Turbo kit

    Where do you suppose the energy comes from that makes the post-turbo air charge hot? It's proportionate to the temperature of the air coming into the turbo. Aside from a bit of soak from the impeller itself, it's mainly the compression that increases the temperature - see ideal gas law. The higher the starting temperature the more energy in the resulting compressed air, and the more effort it takes to compress. The intercooler can take 10 degrees or more out of the intake charge, but I don't believe the cooling efficiency increases with temperature as much as the heat of compression does. That's before you take into account the practical effects of a car that heatsoaks at idle and has to drain the engine bay of hot air, instead of just the intake volume. I've lost count of how many times I've seen people complaining about wobbly idles and erratic fuelling from replacing their intakes and filter boxes. Good air supply matters! At least to a point. NA ram-scoops have a tiny effect, and most cold air induction kits trade weather resilience for marginal improvements over OEM offerings.
  6. 2 points
    Coffin_Dancer

    Hello all

    I have had my TRD for a couple of months and have been looking around for some minor upgrades. Lots of good information on this forum, so I thought I would sign up and say hello.
  7. 2 points
    GoonerKev

    At last...

    Had a call today from the Toyota dealer, all the new Disc's, Pad's & Tyres fitted (Yokohama Prestivo Sport) read reviews on them, some mixed comments, but overall good. As i'm only going to do less than 3000 miles a year, i'm happy with that. He also confirmed that it is on the Re-Call list, so will be waiting like the rest of us. They hav'nt even trained their mechanics yet. Picking up Wednesday................................Can't wait πŸ˜‰
  8. 2 points
    Lauren

    At last...

    @BRZ-123 yes definitely. It's easy to do to be fair. Some dealers will also come up with their own designs as well as owners getting vinyl off ebay etcetera. This is what the dealer option stripes look like as seen on my car in 2013.
  9. 2 points
    Lauren

    At last...

    They were indeed an option as I specified side stripes when I bought mine. These are not the optional stripes though.
  10. 2 points
    Will do. I'm very likely having a new clutch whilst the engine is out. If it's still got a good bit of life in it then I'll leave it a little longer, but at 125K it must be getting a little thin. 🀣 I'm also going to get Gary to check the timing chains. Will be interesting to see what they find given the mileage.
  11. 2 points
    JohnM

    4 weeks and counting

    Already upgraded the stock speakers all round and pre-wired in the amp ready for the 10" sub install next month. This is always the first thing I usually do with all my cars. But this time I will keep the stock head unit as the functionality is perfect for what I need. Gearbox shifter bush upgrade will also be done next month. Front & rear side skirts and rear diffuser extension (going for the carbon look if i ever find ones I like). Once the existing tyres give out will upgrade to 225/45/17 tyres to give a bit of extra grip. Finally the NA tune from TD with UEL headers and maybe lowering but i actually like how the car sits and handles so I dont really want to change this. Will give me time to save up for this over the course of the next 3/4 years. And finally paint those horrible coloured brake calipers a different colour. Oh and added the frt zunsport grille this morning
  12. 2 points
    Andy188

    Hi All Just Picked Up a BRZ Yesterday

    Thanks guys ye it came from Scotland I believe the previous owner did the nc500 in it and then came back down south then I've taken it back north πŸ˜‚
  13. 2 points
    Varelco

    Turbo kit

    My 200sx used to suffer badly from heat soak during the summer. It is important as Nerdstrike says. Both the TD and Avo kit have their strengths and weaknesses it's down the personal preference but in short they are the most popular kits for UK cars.
  14. 1 point
    Lauren

    At last...

    I'm sure you can see the difference, Kev! 🀣 The depth of the stripes, the length of the stripes and angles plus the GT86 moniker are all different.
  15. 1 point
    GoonerKev

    At last...

    You know more about my car than me BRZ-123 πŸ˜‚
  16. 1 point
    Shippers

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Ha ha that sounds awesome. So pleased for you it's now at the stage of being fired up.
  17. 1 point
    GoonerKev

    At last...

    Just had a call from Toyota Gatwick re my car and the "appraisal" done, before I pick it up, the guy said Good news & Bad news: Good news...... Were going to put on new Disc's, Pads & new Tyres all round. Bad news..... Cant pick up till mid next week........ I can wait a few more days then 😊
  18. 1 point
    smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Hopefully, but who knows!
  19. 1 point
    KevinA

    El vs UEL drone question

    Very much doubt there would be any difference, more an exhaust related issue if anything at all. Jeff having had both is a good marker.
  20. 1 point
    Deacon

    El vs UEL drone question

    I've had both. Not noticed any difference in drone (the catback will have more effect on that) but the Uel does produce a more bassy tone compared to the el
  21. 1 point
    Lowe

    El vs UEL drone question

    Can’t say I noticed any difference.
  22. 1 point
    knightryder

    Turbo kit

    They are cheaper than the others. The most turbo kits fitted in the UK are probably AVO, but then TD came along at a better price point. However I prefer the turbo location of the AVO.
  23. 1 point
    ok, good that you are already on the case. thanks for your efforts.
  24. 1 point
    86iain

    Lowe's Team Grey

    I'm starting the "something is rattling in my dash but I don't know where" club. Β£20 p/a, bi monthly newsletter with guest columnist, a membership badge and a yearly prize draw. I'm also chairman of the "something is rattling in my dashboard and I've already had 99% of it out and stuck foam everywhere so how is the little twat still rattling" club. Sent from my VFD 710 using Tapatalk
  25. 1 point
    Deacon

    Deacons '86

    While the car was at Rogue Motorsport they also made me a manifold/overpipe combo to try along with a new sports cat pipe with an extra resonator added. It's a work of art and seems a massive shame for it to be hidden away under the car! And a picture on the car showing the sports cat and resonator section too
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