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  1. 4 points
    WW_GT86

    Advice needed!

    A quick update guys! I have put down a deposit on a Blue edition with PP ( not the 15k mileage one) and now waiting for it to be ready !! I am very excited and looking forward to it and meeting you guys in the future! Thank you all of you ! Cheers!
  2. 4 points
    Deacon

    Deacons '86

    New ATC wheel finally arrived today. It's a magnesium and carbon frame with leather and weighs in a 1122g. It's dished so brings the wheel 20mm closer and it's a 350mm rather than 360mm diameter.
  3. 3 points
    Conscript

    Front bumper 'sagging' / gap

    Almost a year on from this post and I never got around to fixing it myself. But last month I was looking into the problem again and found that they sell these little clips on Japan Parts, and they aren't charging 15 quid each. Instead, I was able to get 2 of them for 17 quid, delivered. Overnight parts from Japan, yo! Although not overnight. I ordered on the 19th May and they turned up this morning. That's a little job to attend to in my time off this week
  4. 2 points
    The Minion

    Simply Japanese Beaulieu 2020

    Hi Mark, I'd be interested in the ticket. I think Beaulieu are waiting for Boris's new guidelines today as to what they will be able to open, Museum etc. There will be no Club stands and cars will have to go in together and, hopefully, should be able to park together! Kevin
  5. 2 points
    Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    I can't wait to see it either. Will be popping up there early next week to drop off the freshly painted rear diffuser as well as a new set of boot hinges (the OEM ones on the car are red ofcourse, from the factory and I can't expect them to wrap something as intricate as a boot hinge so i picked up some new black OEM ones) so when i'm there i'll be getting a sneak peak of how the car is can't wait! for now there's been some more little videos: https://i.imgur.com/UPZ6d1J.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/3vHn6xb.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/upGWaTJ.mp4 https://i.imgur.com/NPzT9fI.mp4 It appears they're actually going further with it than originally discussed taking the wrap all the way under the widebody and even wrapping over the sections of the cut arches that have a layer of underseal around them. Ofcourse in reality this doesn't matter either way as the arches cover all of that up but assuming that it doesn't lift or peel at all near the underseal it's good to know no pesky eyes will be able to peek up my arches (that's quite the euphemism) and see the original red under them.
  6. 2 points
    There are literally loads of things that are fitted Port of Entry (POE) Portbury Docks as it is for UK cars. The alarm, is another. UK TRD's had the bodykit fitted at POE as another example same is true of wheels etc. @ttjt16 just fit an aftermarket head unit with Apple Car Play. There are tons out there and you'll likely get something better anyway that what is being offered in the US.
  7. 2 points
    Absolutely. One of the best things I've done to the car. I've had absolutely zero issues and would whole heartedly recommend it.
  8. 2 points
    MartinT

    2021 GT86 and BRZ

    The boxer engine gives the BRZ/86 its character. Putting in an anodyne in-line four would ruin its appeal, as far as I'm concerned. BMW engines are great in BMWs.
  9. 1 point
    Neil-h

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    Tell you what, that last video is pure filth. The way the the wrap catches the light on the rear quarter panel is quite something. Reckon you should have a seriously good looking car when they’re finished. 😍👍
  10. 1 point
    Lauren

    Advice needed!

    You make a fair point, I get it and you are right. You'd expect a glimmer of something by now. Maybe with the GR Yaris nobody was expecting is so they wanted to generate interest by letting such things out. Perhaps as you rightly point out interest in the replacement GT86 is so high, that by not showing anything it keeps people guessing and thus interest levels high. It's hard to know but I agree given a launch in a years time you would expect something. It is possible that it could have been delayed and if so I'm sure Toyota would not want to have a similar situation that they did with the Supra, so it is perhaps more likely that nothing is set in stone. Maybe the pandemic has pushed it back a bit and once things settle down we'll hear about it. It could also be that they want to push the GR Yaris which is getting all the publicity and marketing at the moment, so they will wait till that is over before muddying the waters with the new GT86/GR86. That would make sense. Especially so with the new GR86 being a Gazoo Racing product. This is big news as it is with the Yaris, so one product launch at a tie is the obvious way to play it.
  11. 1 point
    MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    @Deacon thanks for your comments, they really helped me make up my mind. The extra to stretch to the Ace doesn't seem worth it, the Rogue looks like a great design.
  12. 1 point
    spikyone

    2021 GT86 and BRZ

    He lost me inside 2 minutes. Those renderings on the best car website were made by best car themselves, and as he mentions they've just cobbled together bits of other cars including the current GT86. There's a lot of wild speculation in the video. There haven't been any spyshots of camouflaged cars yet, no motor show concepts, nothing. A March 2021 launch seems pretty unlikely.
  13. 1 point
    Kono

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    aww man the effort put into this REALLY pays off. Looks awesome! I was never too sure about the V2 Rocket bunny (all pics i see are either photo-shopped to death or have stupid 'stance' wheels at crazy camber angles) but damn this changes my mind for sure. Good work ^^ cant wait to see more!
  14. 1 point
    knightryder

    MartinT's BRZ

    This.... When boosted you do get the advantages of better manifolds, but from what I've seen a mid-range manifold won't sacrifice you that much power. I'd say max it's 10bhp/lb.ft, less than that vs the TD (which I still class as a upper-mid system). So that means you can get better value for money, or probably free vs the sale of the TD one. Options are: Cobra (doesn't look UEL but is classed as), HKS and Tomei to name a few, or some USA offerings.
  15. 1 point
    SimonG68

    MartinT's BRZ

    Not sure Martin, but I’d be interested in having your TD Manifold if you change it..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  16. 1 point
    The reason you don't need a BBK at the rear is that with greater front braking from a front BBK, you'll get more weight transfer to the front - and away from the rear - during hard braking. This reduces your capacity for braking at the rear, since friction force (between tyre and road) is proportional to normal force (vertical load), and you've reduced the vertical load. Up to a point that's not a problem, as long as the car is still limited by front tyre grip under braking you're all good. If you then add bigger brakes at the rear, you'll be moving the rears closer to locking again (in reality, triggering ABS). Contrary to what you might expect, a rear BBK will likely increase your braking distances because you'll become limited by your rear tyre grip and those tyres already had less grip than the front tyres. You'll also increase your chance of binning it on track if you try and trail brake!
  17. 1 point
    knightryder

    Data logging/graphing

    Well I use ProECU for looking at logs or the best free data tool is this: http://www.romraider.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=10481 [Nothing to do with the fact I helped develop it.....]
  18. 1 point
    Samwise

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    It was from a recent group buy via the facebook groups but i think it was the D2H kit from these guys: https://www.gtaretrofits.com/shop/vehicle-specific/frs-brz-gt86/2013-frs-vland-specific-hid-kit/
  19. 1 point
    choupolo

    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    I like look of the VLANDs despite the slightly lesser build quality as you say. I put some on my car recently. Which HID kit did you go for?
  20. 1 point
    Cheers will keep an eye out for the Pro models. That’s a great help for me to distinguish the two models price wise too.
  21. 1 point
    BigBoyBananas

    Complete exhaust questions

    I can guarantee that will still sound louder than stock. According to TD, the stock cat back with catless header is not much louder than full stock. The cat back on the stock system reduces the volume by a lot. The super resonated cat back is much louder than stock on my car with no rasp, so it may be ideal for you. If you're running without the secondary cat it should be louder than mine still, even if it's 'double resonated'. As matrixprotein says, if you have the opportunity to hear some in the flesh that is ideal. That mistake cost me a lot of money on the HKS single exit haha.
  22. 1 point
    BigBoyBananas

    Complete exhaust questions

    Hello LxrdVbz, I'm going to make a post about this separately at some point but I think it's pretty hard to avoid rasp on this car with free flowing systems. *It might be different for a turbo car though, my car is NA* I swapped the headers for decat Tuning Developments EL and then installed a resonated single exit HKS cat-back WITH a silencer section. So: - Retaining one CAT - supposedly the quieter cat back option I thought it might actually be too quiet but no, it was supper loud. Around 3k rpm rasped like fuck. At low revs it was nice, if a bit boomy (not good for motorways), and at high revs it screamed (very nice). But in the middle it was horrible, and for my own tastes too loud across the board. Speaking to Mike at TD @Mike@TD.co.uk big part of the problem was single exit and small silencer section. They offer a resonated dual exit and a super resonated dual exit. These have a huge silencer section at the back similar to OEM, and a large resonator in the centre pipe. According to mike, the resonated one still rasps a bit in the mid range. The super resonated one is the only one that doesn't rasp with a catless header. I've gone super resonated and it's great for me but probably waaayyy too quiet for what you are describing. In short I'm not sure it's going to be easy getting a raspless noise as well as loud volume. Good luck though, I'll be following to see what others say. I would advise against using videos as a guide for noise too as I thought the HKS sounded amazing on you tube and the TD zorst too quiet.
  23. 1 point
    Lauren

    2021 GT86 and BRZ

    GR Yaris has a petrol particulate filter (PPF). It's the reason for a 10bhp decrease compared to the JDM versions. Am sure the new GT86 will have one too. Can't find out if it's mandatory or not, but I suspect it will be.
  24. 1 point
    The reasons Europe and the UK did not get the updates is doubtless due to Euro 6 emission compliance and also our higher speed limits negating the point of a shorter final drive. We did get the revised suspension and reinforced chassis. You can always swap in an Alcantara dash panel if you're that worried about it. It's a small detail really. Don't forget the Brembos and different wheels (to clear them) are a Blue Edition option only. Same is true of the slightly revised Sachs dampers in the 'Performance Pack'.
  25. 1 point
    Tweedbean

    USDM / JDM Parts

    I'm waiting to order STI sideskirts for my BRZ again a US/JDM only part so its good to see which of those sites above people have used and had good experiences.
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