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  1. AFAIK,TD dont remote map. Mark at Abbey Motorsport has a lot of experience mapping ACE manifolds and is an authorised ace dealer. He is your best bet to speak to regarding a tune. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    Subaru brz price rise

    That my friend is called a mild hybrid not electric because of an e prefix, not a plug in hybrid even. It has no plug in charging capability , it has no Electric only driving capability and its CO2 emission is surprise surprise abysmal (154g/km) as its batteries are tiny and range infinitely small. EU target is below 95g/km to get you back to point. I shouldn't get into it and finish there but just to give you some stats as you throw a random comment. By comparison an equally large Toyota RAV4 hybrid is 102-105g/km. Mitsubishi Outlander is a larger plug in hybrid with 46g/km CO2. Neither of these above are volume sellers. Toyota's key seller is the prius with CO2 of 78-82 g/km depending on wheel size and its plug in version is 28g/km which is what keeps its emission credentials as a fleet in check and below EU norms. Get my drift of what proper hybrid and electric tech mean, not just an e symbol in front but real emissions, charging and electric driving capability! Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    Subaru brz price rise

    Emissions killed the WRX STi too in the UK, EU in 2018. I hope they release a swansong edition and hope it becomes a collector's car. Less than 800 BRZs sold. Subaru's volumes and car mix mean they are significantly penalised over Toyota who have more hybrids in their line up and less SWD. They have removed some non hybrid engine options like in the corolla to cut down CO2. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    GT86 Tyre choice

    This is true and if you go by scientific tests from tyrereviews Eagle F1 is top of this range and it's a very new launch. See screenshot below for all tyres in the range available in UK compared and their relative rating. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    GT86 Tyre choice

    Fair point. The asy 3s were not good. The new 5s were launched only in oct last year and I am curious if someone has really tested them on track and speak by experience as their tech has moved up. OP has not clarified how much of track , so I gave a road option assuming a couple of track days a year, which is what most end up doing unless you are a real enthusiast. The more choices with logic, the merrier for OP really. Not much use being an echo chamber [emoji2] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    GT86 Tyre choice

    If you want the quietest tyre go for Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, which is what I use. I have been through PS4 and Primacy and do find them very buzzy on motorway speeds. Mind, I have the car fully sound insulated professionally and I like my drive as quiet as possible in the GT( Gran Tourer) [emoji1] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    Adding a factory spoiler?

    GT86 is without spoiler, GT86 Pro has a spoiler with delete a free option. BRZ always has a spoiler. OE ones are easy to get as forum members sell theirs. So look out for one in your colour. The TRD ducktail can be stuck not OE. Drive it for a bit and get to know it before thinking of upgrades. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  8. This is too specific now but continuing for fun and accuracy. Subaru has had 3 seat upholstery , all in pics I took from auto trader today. Only 1 is common with GT86 also in pic. Toyota had full leather not available for brz and Toyota has 2 colours of stitching, silver and red. Brz only red. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  9. AFAIK, the BRZ seats are not retro fitted by Transcal at Portbury docks and are different to the GT86 ones. No known issues with them and they are on cloth/alcantara base (with leather bolsters) , and not full leather like the GT.
  10. I just realised that your starlink is not Android Auto, Apple Car Play compatible. I think from 2018 onwards, they have had their head units compatible with these 2 technologies. Since you are an audiophile, i will not risk comparing audio quality across head units etc. 😀
  11. Looks like a good deal assuming it's one owner and FSH. They have not been clear about it making me assume neither of the 2 are true. Worth checking. Otherwise these cars are pretty much bulletproof. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  12. Happy to bite your hand off it at that price, if you sell it. [emoji3][emoji3] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  13. UK model BRZ is fully kitted out even in SE, so no difference in HID lights etc. Cloth seats , as you rightly say, do not heat up or cool down like leather so heating is a nice to have than must have. Brembo , Sachs are only available in GT86 performance pack, not here in the BRZ unfortunately. They cant be retrofitted without changing wheels as it needs 7.5 width. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  14. Off memory, only heated seats and half leather seats are an extra. Optional extras , Alpine head unit and reverse sensors. Rest all same as SE. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    MartinT's BRZ

    Great news and glad its nothing serious. Did the exhaust crack due to additional load the SC is putting or due to an impact with a foreign object? Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    Identification request - what component is this?

    Any chance it can be your reverse parking sensor connector? Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  17. How did it go Gavin? Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  18. Gavin -Sorry to hear. I know you are out of warranty but try reaching out to Kesler in the other forum as he is a Toyota employee and check if you can get a shared contribution / goodwill gesture from Toyota as you dont expect it to go at such low mileage. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
  19. Like Nigel says below, the difference comes in labour costs. To get any aftermarket parts fitter the labour cost is between 80 to 100 £/ hr here Vs 60 to 80 £ up north. I had this argument with my subaru dealer that up north servicing is cheaper and he said think about our cost of the garage and the labour rates we have to pay. So be fair to us and dont ask us to price match like toyota can do via their fixed price servicing. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    MartinT's BRZ

    Good luck. Hopefully nothing serious. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    Insurance Renawal Time

    I use chris knott and would be happy to recommend them. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    MartinT's BRZ

    Clearly my excel table is all muddled up when I look at it via tapatalk.@steeps , you and me will be the last three eyeing for the last cossie SC before stocks run out. [emoji6][emoji6] Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    MartinT's BRZ

    All go and no show, describes it well ? We are a hot hatch country, sleeper cars have always been our thing. Now that its early in the new year and i am a bit motivated to give you some numbers but have not included Focus RS, which will be a good competitor to Golf R Statistic Cosworth SC manual Harrop SC manual Golf R Auto Power (BHP) 290 300 296 Torque (LbFt) 243 240 (approx) 280 Weight 1300 (approx) 1300 (approx) 1611 0-62 mph 5.0 ? 4.6 30-70 mph ? ? 4.3 Collected from these sources https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/volkswagen/golf-r https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/toyota/cosworth-toyota-gt86-2015-review/ https://www.carthrottle.com/post/this-300bhp-supercharged-toyota-gt86-is-a-brilliantly-subtle-sleeper/
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    MartinT's BRZ

    It is significantly heavier than our cars too. I think in 4th you would've had him. And most golf Rs are DSG so all they do is boot the throttle and the gearbox down shifts Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk
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    BBK a good idea?

    Why dont you try to get a similar quote from your nearest Subaru dealer for a full set replacement and check if it comes any cheaper as they use it on other cars. I suspect it's a rarely replaced part and toyota GB are asking for the part from IM and applying a mark up. Worth double checking just to be sure. Sent from my SM-G970F using Tapatalk