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  1. I would see if another red gt86 wants to swap boots with you. Lots of people want a plain boot to add their own spoiler on without having to fix the holes that are left behind by the standard spoiler. Changing boots is a very simple job of a matter of a few bolts on the hinges unplugging and chasing through the wiring for the number plate lights and changing number plates. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
  2. Fancied doing something alternative to the norm but also cost effective, this will also have some tips for anyone wanting to do a custom front setup or use the OEM headunit but incorporate more powerful speakers/subwoofer and make it all plug and play... relatively. Been looking at the focal speakers for a while, but seen some recent posts about people being unimpressed on FB, and i had been thinking of using a Pioneer GM1004 inline amp as im happy with the functionality of the standard headunit and the amp would give more oomph to the focals. But i saw Halfords had a sale on the Vibe Optisound micro amp for 70 quid. This amp has alot more functionality, gain control and a high pass filter for front and rear. https://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/car-amps-and-subs/vibe-optisound-micro-4-channel-amp-703292.html This is simple plug and play with a T harness adapter i also got from halfords for 12 quid CT10TY01. But does create a spaghetti junction of wires. There is plenty of room to fit the micro amp behind the headunit, i mounted mine using 3m tape to the right hand side and all the cables to the left under the headunit, hard to get a good picture. The standard speakers where much much better with just this setup, mostly the volume was stepped up and the clarity was much better on the motorway. Another added benefit is it gives 2 RCA outputs for wiring an amp for a sub or other speakers, I'm thinking of using an underseat sub below the drivers seat. Halford also have the front vibe optisound components for Toyota at 150 quid... but they had the Vauxhall ones on offer for 80, the only difference are the plugs and mounting bracket for the woofer, but i can get those separate. https://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/car-speakers/vibe-optisound-complete-speaker-kit---toyota-703706.html If you want to do your own custom front components and make it plug and play without cutting standard speaker wires you will need: CT55-TY01 to plug the woofers into the standard cables (labelled as for an aygo) CT55-TY02 to plug into the tweeters, this is essential as totoyta have a silly setup that sends the signal to the woofer via the tweeter so the woofer wont get a signal without this or cutting the standard wires CT25TY02 woofer adapters. All this comes in the Toyota kit but you can buy seperate for 20 quid altogether. One good thing about this kit it comes with some sound deadening for the door to go behind the speaker. then a rubber surround that helps direct the air and stop it being diverted behind the door card, not sure how much this helps but i installed it all the same. and the woofer built up with the new Ct25TY02 adapters on. and the CT55-TY01 plugs attached to the woofer then the standard wires on the car and all in place. Tweeters next post.
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    Alternative to Focals, Vibe Optisound

    Glad it helped mate! Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    Little trip for a walk round one of our local manor houses. Living next to the peak district has its perks. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Quesstion about wheels modification

    Its a nice long chunky one Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Quesstion about wheels modification

    Yes I use 25mm spacers have done for say 30k miles had to replace my rear wheel bearings at 65k. Have they caused it, I would say no but they will have reduced the life for sure. Most wheel bearing need to be replaced around 100-120k miles but the variables such as road surface amount of high speed cornering/driving make it impossible to compare bearing life on different cars. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Quesstion about wheels modification

    Just a note Luke I use a screwdriver through the disc vanes wedged against the calliper to torque the front spacer nuts. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    US vs UK prices.

    I've always been stung at customs from the half a dozen things I have bought. If your buying from US expect to get taxes and customs charges every time. If you don't get pinged then your very lucky. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Coilover help required

    I must admit my experience of most aftermarket coilovers especially with solid topmounts is that they are noisy. I get the odd knocking with my tein Flex As at low speeds on minor bumps but I put that down to them being the cheaper end of coilovers. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
  10. Yes pal that would be fine as long as each axle is equal. Most tend to go for et35 with 8 inch wide wheel which is 11mm further out, you can put a ruler or tape measure and check to see if yiud be happy with the offset. But I like your plan of getting 2 new wheels, likely they will be slightly different colour so budget 250 for a refurb Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
  11. Are you looking to replace all of them or just a single one? If your looking to replace all then you can go with whatever specs you like. If you want to replace one it sounds like you've got a challenge, if the colour is the same you could buy at et48 and use a 2mm spacer, maybe. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Front Pads

    Simple works Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Daily driven/ track day brake pads

    I use rbf600 as its simple and easy and to have the piece of mind that your fluid won't boil on track is worth the couple of extra quid cost on fluid and to do a yearly change. I haven't don't lines yet. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Daily driven/ track day brake pads

    BBK will be vastly different to stock brake. Pads won't reach the temperature you get on stock pads as fast due to more metal absorbing the heat. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Daily driven/ track day brake pads

    Hello mate I use ebc yellow stuff on the rear with pfc z front. In no way are these track pads but will survive on track longer than OEM. I have no issue with noise daily driving. The pfc z pads do get spongy after 15 mins on track I tend to push another lap then come in. But also note I'm a rookie track day driver. The answer that is obvious is that there isn't a pad that does both well. Best idea is to run two sets of pads. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    TRD Spoiler

    If anything it is probably ingrained dirt that would come out with a clay bar and some polish Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    2016 BRZ headlights

    Spares incase I bend it on track Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    2016 BRZ headlights

    I'll give you £100 for them if you can post? Let me know the cost of postage Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    2016 BRZ headlights

    Left is gt86 and right is brz Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    2016 BRZ headlights

    Just so you know the BRZ headlight are different to the 86 as you say but the 86 have the DRL in them and the indicator on the bumper. The brz are the other way around. Personally I prefer the 86 headlight. I am unsure whether you can mix and match the wiring may be different. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Where should I buy TRD lip/spoiler for BRZ

    You can spray carbon fibre yes no problem. Cant comment on supplier Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    2nd Gen GT86

    It’s even higher compression at 13.5:1 it will like boost less than our current cars Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Maybe for a whole tube but they are using very minimal Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
  24. The sealant is about £4 worth. Had my baffle plate fitted by rogue Motorsport on the weekend. I would say that cost for the baffle plate is reasonable. It will take them probably a lot more time than that if they show due care and attention, cleaning up the sump and block could take a while. However the manifold has to be taken off and put on with the recall. I think RRG actually left my manifold attached with the front pipe and just detached it from the block. I think that's a stupid cost anything more than 100 quid would be ridiculous. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Alternative to Focals, Vibe Optisound

    I must admit I have had some crackling in the rear right speaker I've yet to diagnose, it may be related to that. But I didn't have an issue when I fitted it. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk