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MartinT last won the day on July 11

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About MartinT

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  • Birthday October 21

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    Music and hi-fi enthusiast, IT geek at work.
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    White BRZ

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  1. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    It's just a small thing, but I like my wheels finished with the proper manufacturer's logo. I found these very good quality roundels from an eBay vendor in Portugal. They are 55mm and fit the XXR centre caps perfectly.
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    Yes, I'll come. And we get to see the Bunny...
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    Any1 used Aliexpress?

    On the other hand, AliExpress is the only place to buy Chinese enthusiast designs like this master crystal oscillator, the second one I have on order (the first one arrived within 10 days): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000151765428.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.748a4c4dLAAJBi
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    Any1 used Aliexpress?

    Yes, I use them a lot for electronics and components. They are reliable and deliver relatively fast (usually within two weeks). Tax and handling charges are pot luck.
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    Avoid Inchcape Toyota Sandhurst

    Subaru Bulldog Twyford are good, too, and also in the general area.
  6. MartinT

    2021 GT86 and BRZ

    Do you mean a BRZ? Why would you put that big hunk of an engine into a small sports car, wreck its CofG and ruin the front/rear weight balance? I had a 540i with the 4.4l V8 and that was a monster enough.
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    2021 GT86 and BRZ

    I don't think the Supra is any kind of replacement for the 86, it's a different beast altogether.
  8. MartinT

    2021 GT86 and BRZ

    You're overlooking the sheer satisfaction of using a manual gearbox and clutch well, something that takes years to master (and I'm still learning). Sent from my LG-G7 using Tapatalk
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    MartinT's BRZ

    I had to imagine those wheels on my car in my mind's eye. I had the idea they would look good and I'm very fussy about wheels being sympathetic to the car and its colour. I also didn't want to 'overcook' the grip by going to the next wider tyre, but I needn't have worried, the supercharger can still easily make them squirm on hard corners. Finally, I didn't want the ride quality to deteriorate, and luckily it's fine with just a touch more firmness. I've settled on 2.3 bar pressure.
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    MartinT's BRZ

    A couple of people have asked me about fitment. Going from 225/45 on 17" to 235/40 on 18", both ET35, has increased overall diameter from 634mm to 645mm. The tyre fills the wheel well by 5mm more. Testing it against GPS yesterday shows that my speedo is now almost spot-on, over-reading by 1mph at 70. Gearing is very slightly longer, but it felt just the same as before. Poke is 5mm more and so is inner distance to suspension, so it's safe. Although the fronts look to be barely clearing the arches, there is no scrub on full lock. Scrub radius remains the same, so the alignment that Abbey Motorsport did for me remains good.
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    Bringing an 86 back from the dead

    And I thought mine is low! How are you going to avoid collecting all the local flora and fauna?
  12. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    Standard clutch, which has been fine so far.
  13. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    They're an odd size, 18 x 8.75 ET35. Fitment is perfect and there is no rubbing. I wouldn't want any wider than 235 rubber so they've worked out nicely.