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Lauren last won the day on October 18

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  • Birthday 07/07/1971

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    Cars, racing, my dog, music, cars and racing.
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  1. Lauren

    Deacons '86

    Best mod ever if you track your car. 👍
  2. Nothing like a mid life crisis eh? 🤣 Welcome and enjoy.
  3. Rays steel wheel nuts last well.
  4. Lauren

    Milltek or Cobra exhaust

    Don't touch a Milltek, they crack. Sounds lovely but after cracking four of them I had enough. The Cobra booms on lift off, it's horrible. I don't like how it sounds. Some seem to like it though. I would look for something else. If you are running both cats then a non-res will be fine. TD non-res is probably more what you are looking for.
  5. Lauren

    GR Yaris who's going for it?

    ETA 18th November gulp! It's all very exciting, it's starting to feel real. 👍
  6. Lauren

    Stock rear speakers

    They are rubbish. Better not to use them. You don't need rear speakers in such a small cabin. I had all my ICE replaced just after I bought my car. Rear speakers were disconnected. Best thing for them.
  7. Lauren

    GR Yaris who's going for it?

    It's now left the factory. No messing!
  8. Lauren

    GR Yaris who's going for it?

    Circuit Pack of course. It's nothing to do with Xmas really, hoping for end of November for delivery. Whilst I was at the Subaru factory in Maebashi, they had Richard Burn's Prodrive WRX WRC car there. I pointed out that it was built in England, which they found funny.
  9. Lauren

    GR Yaris who's going for it?

    This is because they discounted the first 1000 by 10K AUS dollars! I wish they'd done that here!
  10. Lauren

    GR Yaris who's going for it?

    Yep, a prefecture is basically a region really. I have been to the GT86/BRZ Subaru factory in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture for a tour back in 2014. My GR Yaris is a Toyota only affair which is a very good thing in my mind, built in Motomachi Factory, Toyota City. What is interesting is that there is a lot of hand assembly with the GR Yaris apparently taking 10 days to complete compared with around 15 hours start to finish including testing etcetera for a regular car. Some engine parts being hand finished as well as the Takumi (Japanese for master) technician who puts their name to it. The forged carbon roof is hand fitted and the 200 extra weld points are done by hand for extra chassis stiffening. This vid is an interesting watch showing much CEO 'Morizo' has been involved with the car:
  11. Lauren

    GR Yaris who's going for it?

    I received a notification on Friday night telling me my car is being built! I'm just a little bit excited. In other news, got an email from RRG telling me they will have a demo car in for the beginning of November, so I will be first behind the wheel. I really hope it's as good as it looks!
  12. Lauren

    Coolant leak

    If you're dropping your car off for them to look at it, I would expect to get a courtesy car. Worth an ask.
  13. Lauren

    225/45/17 tyres?

    It's stock size, 215/45/17. There isn't much stretch, very minimal. It's within spec for tyre width/wheel width. It doesn't do the ride any harm, nor does it increase NVH. The big problem with fitting a 225, is the increase in sidewall height which exemplifies the issue of sidewall flex as the sidewall is bigger. I tried it for sprinting, having a 225/45/17 on my 8" wheels. Didn't like it at all.
  14. Lauren

    225/45/17 tyres?

    A 215 on a 7" wide wheel is absolutely fine, I run a 215 on an 8" wheel, it is still within spec. I think it shows a lack of knowledge in understanding from the tyre fitter to make comments such as that. There would have been no stretch at at all on a 215 with a 7" wide wheel, so i don't get the fitters comments. I guess it's a matter of personal preference, but IME fitting the narrowest tyre within spec with the widest wheel gives the best response. You have increased your profile a little which explains why it fills the arches a bit more. Interestingly I tried a 225 on my 8" wheels and found too much sidewall flex, which would be worse on a 7" wide wheel. I find the PS4's a bit grippy, but have to run them for sprinting to be competitive. If you want a tyre that is good but a bit less grip in the future try the Advan Sport V105. Personally I would have stuck with a 215 even though they are more expensive than a 225, for a better steering response and feel.
  15. Lauren

    A few TRD questions

    The TRD is a stock car from the factory that has the TRD parts added at the port of entry (Portbury Docks), so they are standard ride height and effectively no different in terms of a standard car. There were supposed to be a run of 250 cars for the UK, but the very high purchase price of £32K at the time meant they did not sell well. We think there were around 166 or so sold in the UK. As to how many of each colour, I do not know the answer to that, though they were sold in black, red and white. White was most popular, then black, then red.