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MartinT last won the day on June 7

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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

    Noise cameras

    Another ridiculous bit of legislation targeting motorists. How would you defend yourself if there was a crack of thunder as you drove past one of these mics? My super-resonator has become quieter in the last couple of months, luckily. Sent from my LG-Q6 using Tapatalk
  2. You can spong and jetwash it as long as you don't point straight into the vents. I had the Seibon bonnet painted the same colour as the car. It looked gorgeous.
  3. The Sprintex definitely has the best whine, its sound is completely infectious. I had one on my CR-Z and it's an excellent linear unit and pretty bomb proof. There is no doubting that it gets hot, though. Once I got a vented bonnet then the problem went away, as plenty of cool air flowed over it and boost didn't drop even in the hot summer. Sent from my LG-Q6 using Tapatalk
  4. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    I did the HKS a slight disservice. Further driving reveals a noticeable willingness to rev to the red line - my rev limit light (set to 7000) flashed twice in the last day, catching me out while accelerating onto the motorway. From that point of view, it's worth having as overtaking is a touch easier. Still no change in sound from before, which doesn't bother me as the exhaust is loud enough anyway.
  5. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    Got it done. Refitting the bumper is a bit of a bastard. No change in sound that I can detect (so much for all those resonators), but it's a bit more willing in pickup and revs nicely. Not a lot in it, so marginal value. Sent from my LG-Q6 using Tapatalk
  6. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    So a little more throttle response and a tiny bit more torque. What's not to like? The FA20 needs every bit it can get.
  7. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    Agreed, but I read that on my search through the internet as to why the design changed. HKS only talk about "10x the opening" in their blurb. As for the Cosworth SC, surely forced induction gets around any restrictions in air flow, to a degree? It's NA that needs every assistance in getting more air into the cylinders.
  8. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    I believe they redesigned it because the previous big scoop version restricted airflow to the radiator?
  9. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    Looking at the standard snorkel, it does look restrictive. Ah well, it doesn't look too hard to replace so we'll see.
  10. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    Can you feel any gains at high revs?
  11. MartinT

    HKS Intake Duct

    I've ordered one of these HKS Intake Ducts, the shorter mark II, to replace the standard snorkel. Having done pretty much everything else to get NA performance, it seems silly not to replace the snorkel with something better. Has anyone tried one?
  12. MartinT

    So - visiting Japan. Tips?

    A visit to Akihabara is a must for giant electronic stores. For superb scenery, take the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Mount Fuji, which is gobsmacking. Japanese culture is different. Get used to sitting cross legged under low ceilings in traditional restaurants and eating unidentifiable food. The subway system in Tokyo is brilliant and fun getting around. Driving in Tokyo? Don't! Sent from my LG-Q6 using Tapatalk
  13. MartinT

    Deacons '86

    Thanks, both. Plenty of choices there.
  14. MartinT

    Deacons '86

    Could you post a link for the intake scoop please, I'm having trouble finding it? Sent from my LG-Q6 using Tapatalk
  15. MartinT

    Newbie here

    Welcome! Got my BRZ in 2018 as an ex-dealer demo and love it. Header, exhaust and a tune will do wonders for it.