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spikyone last won the day on February 9 2022

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  1. spikyone

    MartinT's BRZ

    Sounds similar to mine Martin, I have the Reyland kit with their own discs, with braided lines and stock calipers/Cossie pads at the back. I think I had the PFCs on the front beforehand, though that's going back a while now. I'm perfectly happy with the AP/Ferodo setup at the front. Great stopping power, feel is pretty good (though I'm no driving god) and they stand up to abuse on track much better.
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    DAB radio upgrade

    My advice would be to get yourself an aftermarket head unit. The OE one from the earlier cars was a module that plugged in to the head unit and wasn't integrated at all. You could get the head unit from a later car, but it'll still be crap. If you're spending money on something there are plenty of options that will look and work far better, and won't break the bank. (I'd also say that DAB is a bit rubbish, IME. Too many dead spots in the coverage so it drops out a lot)
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    In comes the GR86

    OK, I thought you were talking about the GR Yaris red. Much nicer than the plain red that's being offered, IMO.
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    In comes the GR86

    Not likely that we'd get different colours to those in the US, they got more colours than us for the GT86 (with special editions) so no reason to expect more than are listed on @will300's link. Doesn't matter to me as I'm not planning to replace my current car.
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    In comes the GR86

    Neptune looks good. But I'd prefer them to have used the same red as the GR Yaris rather than the bright red. That colour would've looked great on the GT86.
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    Aftermarket Decat manifold

    I have a Tuning Developments EL manifold that I'm looking to sell - very nice piece of kit. Tomei and HKS are going to be fairly rare so you might be waiting a while for one of those.
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    Sell With or Without Mods

    I hope you'll be replacing it with something interesting when you do sell @MartinT!
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    GR 86 or GT 86?

    It's a restriction if staying NA - mapping an NA car without an aftermarket manifold is a lot of money for little benefit. 215 NA without any other mods sounds a bit like a dyno with an optimistic calibration! What did it record before the remap? @ThatGuyThere the problem is delivery, not peak output, and mapping alone can't fix that. 100bhp/litre for a modern NA engine is very high - in terms of peak output, Toyota/Subaru have pretty much maxed out that engine given emissions regs. Back on the original topic, I'd definitely say the GT86 is better looking, but in every other way the GR86 sounds like it's better. If I were buying now I'd be inclined to buy the GR and spend money on fixing the cosmetic stuff. (Actually, who am I kidding, I'd more likely buy the GR and modify the hell out of it... 😂)
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    What tyre size should I go for?

    I have 225/40 on an 8.5 rim and it's fine. As a heads-up, other sizes of suitable tyre are much more expensive. I don't think the stretch looks particularly extreme; you will lose a little rim protection, but I've used my car on track and never had any concerns about the stretch causing a problem. Bear in mind that going wider will make the car harder to unsettle on the throttle, so if you like a throttle-adjustable balance you won't want to go too wide anyway. A 225 PS4 has as much grip as I need, and that's running ~290bhp with a supercharger. I posted costs for different tyre sizes a little while back, along with photos of my tyres.
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    In comes the GR86

    That bumper looks a bit too aftermarket in my eyes, but it does fix the biggest issue with the front end styling, which is that the tall and narrow grille on the GR86 makes the whole car look too tall and narrow and makes the nose look a bit dumpy.
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    GR86 or turbo gt86

    Not for a while yet, they only had the US press reviews last week, it'll be a while before UK press reviews, and public drives will be some time after that.
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    GR86 or turbo gt86

    GT86 is better looking, IMO. Stock Vs stock, the GR86 seems like it might be a better car in pretty much every way. I'm certainly interested to try one and see how it compares to my SC'd GT86, it'd have to be pretty damn good for me to consider switching though.
  13. Interested in your thoughts once you've had a chance to try it out @Leeky. Do you track your car?
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    Standard manifold

    Depending on where you're based, I have one too - I'm in Swindon.
  15. What I meant was, nobody goes to their tuner and asks for a certain amount of torque; nor do they say "what a lovely car, how much torque does it make?". People talk in terms of how much power their car makes, so equally it makes sense for tuners to specify a certain power output as being safe. I'll also say that torque doesn't matter per se; that's what a gearbox is for. The shape of the torque curve is what matters more (see the infamous torque dip). If you're sacrificing a flat torque curve to increase your peak torque, you'll end up with an engine with a drop-off somewhere in the rev range - it will either feel peaky or asthmatic.