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nerdstrike last won the day on November 14 2019

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  1. nerdstrike

    tweedbean's Subaru BRZ

    Lots of these bits look great. Is it going to be ok with matt skirts and glossy carbon finish on the wing?
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    Thoughts on Pirelli PZERO Nero Tyres?

    Will they last? How quickly do they overheat? For the price it's either got to be a loss leader or made of very sticky cheese
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    Thoughts on Pirelli PZERO Nero Tyres?

    For some reason a lot of car clubs just don't bother with Pirelli. Over a decade ago, the Pzero was capable but quite hard. Same for Bridgestone, whose RE040 was very snappy in the wet. Being a premium brand, I reckon there's always a cheaper option that performs as well or similar. It's not like the sellers give parameters to help you decide.
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    New car

    Quite apart from the fine fine fine massive skids nature of the primacy, they're very robust and that tends to mean you might find old tyres on your buy. An old primacy is not to be trifled with on greasy roads!
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    58,000 miles / 4 year service

    Or £400 and many hours stripping your knuckles and losing many many tools into the undertray....
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    Covid lockdown battery issues

    Let's be honest, we should be disconnecting our batteries at this time. The car will sit just fine for a number of weeks. It's just a pain to reconnect when you actually need to go somewhere. Good time to buy shares in battery charger companies...
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    Flat battery - locked out - BROKE key

    *sigh* I managed to unlock my car but it wouldn't start today. The start system took one look at the voltage as it primed the fuel system and quit. It was fine ten days ago and had a good run then. Note to self - do not store jump leads in boot. The boot release didn't work so I had to crawl in via the rear seats. Mercifully I was then able to jump it and it was starting on its own after half an hour of essential errands. I hope I haven't goosed the battery, I only replaced it this winter.
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    Flat battery - locked out - BROKE key

    You have to throw the lock and push back whatever motor drives central locking, so I'm not surprised it's difficult on a good day with so little leverage. Conventional keys have double the handle width and it's double sided, so you can put 4x the torque down the key. Frankly our emergency keys are poo.
  9. nerdstrike

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Love the front lights, will the rear one be obscured by significant aero to tame your ridiculous engine?
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    A Flash On The Dash!

    Toyota/Subaru love their beeps: ignition on while door is open, key battery low, engaging reverse sensors, seat belt not on in occupied seat... I'm sure there's more I haven't heard yet! Not withstanding the annoying "I'm not going to lock until you wiggle my bonnet-closed sensor" beep beep beep. At least it doesn't beep near the redline like the RX8 did...
  11. nerdstrike

    MartinT's BRZ

    Good lord! That lot probably cost as much as your car! You don't need in-car stereo at all - you can probably hear your home stereo from wherever you're driving.
  12. nerdstrike

    GR Yaris who's going for it?

    They'd better be doing something about the driving position. The previous gen yaris has you up high and with a horrid pedal position. Reminds me of driving a van.
  13. nerdstrike

    Dealer rant!

    My Eagell-branded garage has neglected to mention spark plug changes to me at all at 60k. Fortunately I have done it myself. At this rate I'll have to go self-service.
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    Buy now or wait?

    According to this graph: https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/toyota_gt86_pro_d-4s , the number of GT86 pro's potentially available after 3-year PCP/lease type deals will at most be 200 (but it will be much less). If you waited another year, it would be a similar number. Given the number of Toyota dealers in the UK, it'll be 1 car or less per dealer, ignoring colour and spec. You'll really struggle to find the right car that way! You might see some more Blue Editions if you waited until late 2020. The GT86 is a low volume car now that the initial sales are over.
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