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MartinT last won the day on January 8

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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

    Did you not buy the cloth cover (they call it a beanie) for really cold days? I'm not sure I'll ever use mine, though, as I rather like the solid, weighty coolness of it
  2. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    Let's see a photo when you receive it.
  3. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    Installed. Looks nice, feels lovely.
  4. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    The Billetworkz gear knob has arrived, custom engraved with Japanese shift pattern and STi logo. I chose a weighted model with lightbulb shape in gloss black.
  5. MartinT

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year, Mac!
  6. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    I saw a post on FB from someone who had just bought a gear knob from BilletWorkz. I had a look at their site and the next thing I knew, I had ordered myself one as a Xmas pressie. I'll post a piccie when it arrives.
  7. Having had both Sprintex and Harrop chargers, go for the Harrop which is a better solution, has less heat problems, and can give you excellent torque low down, transforming the engine. How about boring out the FA20 to 2.2l, using forged parts and then supercharging it? That would be a pretty mighty solution. If I could afford the off-road time, I would do exactly that to my engine.
  8. MartinT

    DAB radio upgrade

    Get a decent Android head unit that will let you stream any internet radio you like. I have an older Eonon Android 9 that works well, the newer models run Android 10. You can either use a SIM with dongle or do as I do and just tether your phone.
  9. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    I had the engine/gearbox mounts changed today at Abbey Motorsport. The bag labels say TRD, but the parts are stamped Subaru, so I guess they are identical to the STi parts. The new mounts are a whole world of difference in terms of handling. The chassis feels tight and precise, there is no jerkiness on pull-away and the whole car just feels more stable and better planted. This is what was needed to complement the Bilsteins. There is no more gearbox noise than before. It was a very worthwhile upgrade for the cost.
  10. MartinT

    Scangauge 2 XGauge Codes

    I prefer BAR, thanks [emoji4] Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  11. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    It's just Sainsburys Super. You get Nectar points, too. Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  12. MartinT

    MartinT's BRZ

    70k service next week at Abbey. They will be installing the STi/TRD engine and gearbox mounts and, hopefully, that will tighten up response. Ride quality on the Bilsteins is firm but pretty good, only getting choppy on bad surfaces. The handling is perfectly set for road use for me, where the 80-mile daily commute keeps my mods sensible. I swear performance has crept up of late, although it could just be the cold winter air. Perhaps the Sainsburys Super formula has improved, a necessity of filling up twice a week. Mileage has improved further to 32.9mpg. I still love this car, and believe me that commute really tests my patience with any car. It's always nice to catch up with Scott and quaff their nice coffee, too.
  13. MartinT

    Goodbye Celica, hello GT86

    Nice - I think of my BRZ as possibly my swansong and certainly my final vehicle with an engine.
  14. MartinT

    High Flow Cat question!!

    I didn't know Rogue made one. Sent from my Oppo X3 using Tapatalk
  15. MartinT

    High Flow Cat question!!

    Thanks, that's useful to know. I really don't want more noise and if the power is hard to tell a difference with then there's no point. I'm using Rogue manifold > OEM front pipe > TD super resonator > TD exhaust (Harrop supercharger). The Rogue is very similar to the Ace and it has the twin overpipe for true 4-2-1 flow.