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  1. Leeky

    What oil temp is bad

    Just my 2c. Personally I like to keep my engine, gearbox oil, diff oil & radiator all under 100c on track. Thats what I was aiming for when doing all my upgrades.
  2. Leeky

    Spigot ring issue

    Totally agree with Church. In my opinion they are only there to make sure the wheels are lined up when fitting. If they were load bearing or important they wouldn’t make them out of soft plastics. I know some people/sites say spigot rings do something load related but I just cant see how a plastic ring wont flex if there was movement in the studs. The way I look at it, get spigot that fit if you can find them but use metal ones not plastic ones. And if you can’t find spigots that fit then don’t bother with them. Looking at your pictures they look like plastic spigots and they only appear to stand 1-2mm proud; do you think if you put them on as they are anyway they wouldn't compress a bit or move inward under the torquing of the wheel nuts?
  3. So I just took the car out for a drive. The first thing I notice straight away is a feeling of stiffness in the rear subframe which wasn’t there before. I know its not stiffer, but the way the back end moves around now is akin to how it feels when you stiffen up the rear. I need to drive it in anger on track to see the full benefits but so far really impressed.
  4. Went to fit it today. Its quite incredible the stock arm angle when the wheels are hanging. You can see from the pictures the difference these mounts make. Once the weight of the car is back on the wheels the arm will be pretty much horizontal now. Three things that aren’t mentioned in the instructions - 1) That its much easier to do this with the wheels off. I’d have saved a lot of time by starting with removing the wheels. 2) The torque settings (140nm for the large bolt going into the floor. 70nm for the two small bolts next to it and 110nm for the bolts either end of the trailing arm) 3) The bolts either end of the trailing arm cannot be reused as they stretch. I found this out the hard way. So the car is still on axel stands waiting for 4x new bolts to turn up. Part No - SU003-02819 (around £11 each!) Hopefully next weekend i’ll be able to tell you how the car drives after fitting these.
  5. Leeky

    GR86 or turbo gt86

    I think its too soon to tell. Until we get to try the new car ourselves it’s impossible to make an informed decision. As much as I prefer the Gt86 inside and out.. the reviews generally all say the Gr86 is a much better car in every way.
  6. Leeky

    Squealing only when backing up

    Dust shields? Very easy to knock one and bend it inwards towards the disc. If its the edge of a shield touching the disc then that would explain no noticeable noise going forward but squealing going backwards. If you jack up the car and turn the wheels either direction by hand you should be able to make the noise happen again.
  7. I really am fine with the pre-facelift OE alignment. I’ve only ever noticed understeer when trying to apply too much power exiting corners before i’ve managed to straightening up the front wheels enough. But thats a bit of a given with any RWD car. I’ve also never noticed any accelerated/uneven wear on my tyres and im on my 3rd or 4th set. I was on AD08R’s for a while but have now switched to Eagle F1 Asym5’s. Yes I noticed that once you up the power the OE brakes start to reach their limit even with uprated pads. I’ve got a BBK front and back now with 5.1 and braided hoses since going Supercharger.
  8. No I’m running standard suspension. I personally think its perfect out of the factory so I’ve no plans to ever lower it. I think you’d probably have to lower it a lot to get the arm into the same position? If you did I expect it would probably then be too low to realistically use it on track without grounding out or rubbing.
  9. Actually its the only thing I use the car for lol Yep deffo, will share my experience with these once fitted
  10. Hey peeps, I picked up this MCA Traction Mod kit from Fensport. Thought I'd give it a try as the US/Australia guys rave about them. Just curious if anyone on here has ever tried them? https://mcasuspension.com/shop/product/548/Traction-Mod-for-Toyota-86-and-BRZ-Black I know there are angled/adjustable rear arms out there that can effectively do the same thing, but if you are running the stock rear arms this is a cheaper alternative to achieve the same result and it doesn't affect your geometry. I like the idea that I can fit these and then I don't need to have my suspension setup adjusted. Anyway I'll be fitting these in the next few weeks and will report back for anyone interested.
  11. Leeky

    In comes the GR86

    I wouldn’t mind the engine, but I'm not fussed about the rest of the car. I’d consider an FA24 swap if I ever needed a new engine one day
  12. Leeky

    HKS Oil Filter Brand New

    Sorry Mani. Already bought it off Stu.
  13. Leeky

    SOLD - Japanese Plate Mount

    Sold. Please close the thread.
  14. I think I bought this brand new 1 year ago but not using it anymore. Used once and its still like brand new. Will post to any UK address for £20 all in.
  15. Leeky

    Stock Callipers

    Cheers, will bump it up to £200!
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