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VAD17 last won the day on July 7

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  1. VAD17

    Newbie From Derbyshire

    Welcome onboard [emoji41] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  2. VAD17

    Surrey Breakfast Meet

    Thanks for organising Lee See you guys on August 11th next time Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  3. VAD17

    Newbie from Aberdeen

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  4. VAD17

    Big brake kit time?

    I should probably add that I noticed substantial increase in pads wear after getting FI (TD turbo kit). My Yellowstuff has reasonably low wear initially, but then 3 track days (Castle Combe, Brands and Bedford) and couple sessions at other events and they were gone... Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  5. They tested it and decided alarm unit was using more than expected. Allegedly they have retested it after replacement and said its ok. Still recommend trickle charger though [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  6. VAD17

    Big brake kit time?

    On related topic I had KSports kit now for over 1.5yrs, 10k road miles, dozen or so track days (plus carlimits, pistonheads at Silverstone and even an action day). Used ECB Yellowstuff pads, now on Bluestuff. After replacing pads before the last track day at Brands ended up with fairly noticeable vibration under heavy braking (particularly into the Paddock Hill bend from 115+ mph). Probably have not bedded pads properly so now a bit of pad material residue on the disks that does not come off (tried couple times on the m-way to re-bed), so the disks need to be skimmed. The disks themselves show decent amount of wear, probably more than I would expect, but then I do overbrake so for others they could last longer. This said I expect they should last at least another year, which would take them to 15+k miles and about 20 track days in total. I had a quick look at price for new 356mm disks - Raylands (J-hook style) would do them for £295, MTEC replacement (grooved) will be £290, KSports original disks from GSM Performance (grooved) £387. I also don't think pads prices are materially different, I have previously confirmed that the pad size is the same as for one of AP calipers and then doing quick google compare it was not that much of a difference. I did like Yellowstuff, although the way I drive they last about 6-7 track days, but they are quiet and very good from cold, not too dusty either. I am yet to form my opinion of Bluestuff but they are certainly better when hot, ok from cold, but dustier, and I expect they would be wearing disks faster as well.
  7. An update... Battery died again, took it to Toyota dealership again. They ended up replacing alarm unit (allegedly it was draining battery) rather than replacing the battery with 65amp one, even though I told them it would have been quicker and cheaper.😣 They first tried to convince me it was my aftermarket mods that may be affecting the battery but after I told them in no uncertain words to stop trying to b/s me they accepted I will not just go away. Well, I am off on holidays in a week so if it dies again I will be back asking for battery replacement under the warranty (probably to a different dealer though and after I send an e-mail or letter to Toyota customer services first). I did buy a trickle charger that plugs into obd port, but I am not going to use it to see if battery lasts 3 weeks...
  8. VAD17

    Surrey Breakfast Meet

    Thanks Lee, got it[emoji41] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  9. VAD17

    Surrey Breakfast Meet

    Good one, that's for reminding Lee Don't know for certain yet, but hopefully should be able to make it (its only 15-20mins from me)
  10. VAD17

    GT86/ BRZ Get together - Bishop Storford

    List updated, let me know if anyone else decides to join us
  11. VAD17

    Newbie from Kent with an Orange GT86

    Welcome onboard! Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  12. VAD17

    Newbie from Gloucestershire

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  13. No, but I started 35psi from cold and have not adjusted it. You dont spend as much time driving as on a track day, so I don't think it goes up as much (but I have not checked tbh) Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  14. VAD17

    Aftermarket Wheels & TPMS

    Thanks for the info, I looked at ProTyre as an option for new sensors, but I unfortunately dont have my old ones. Just wonder how easy/ difficult would be to find the code without them? Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  15. VAD17

    New owner from the Midlands

    Welcome onboard Chris! Nice collection you have. I tried Mustang as well when deciding which car I want. Very different, but I generally like it a lot as a touring car, shane Shelby will not be available in the UK. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk