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    In comes the GR86

    Following on the heels of Subaru BRZ global launch a few months ago, in comes the GR86. From what I can see visually even more closer than the BRZ with Headlights and front bumpers the same. Anyone spot any differences? More can be found in the link below. https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/toyota/34997138.html UK link is a placeholder really https://www.toyota.co.uk/world-of-toyota/toyota-gazoo-racing/gr-86# Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
  2. Reluctant sale of my Pride and Joy due to change of circumstances. Rare Cosworth Supercharged BRZ! Price £14,999 ONO. 2015 MY/ 64 Plate, manual, 63,400 miles 2 Previous owners (Subaru UK and Subaru UK lady employee before me) 63,400 miles and slowly rising due to use Owned for last 6 + yrs by me and tastefully, legally modified to be a fast road car. Will pass its MOT every time for emissions, unlike most other FI cars. Cosworth Supercharged and intercooled. Potentially the best engineered Forced Induction kit for the car and comprehensively tested by their R&D team. Tuned personally by Cosworth senior engineer using ECUTEK tuning software. Original pulley installed to keep boost levels to a fast road car levels. Smaller pulley available for those wanting a bit more grunt. Fully road legal with both cats (stock exhaust system and headers) Upgraded Stage 1 Exedy clutch to handle the extra torque and goodridge braided clutch line for better feel Fully sound deadened professionally to minimise road noise Upgraded Focal 165 Toy speakers and tweeters and Toyota OZ head unit replacing the old radio CD unit New AC condensor fitted and gas refilled. Excellent cooling in the current summer heat. Currently running EBC discs with PFC Z fronts and Cosworth Streetmaster rear pads, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres. All having good life Over the time enhancements to improve convenience and appearance: Arm Rest, Mudflaps , reverse parking sensors (cobra similar to the german cars without big ring around the sensor), MTec Shifter springs, 2018 suspension to improve road comfort, battery upgraded to Yuasa higher KwH and CCA, Painted brake callipers, Zunsport front Grille, tS badges and red vinyl detailing Mechanical parts meticulously maintained with quality oils with huge number of receipts Underbody rust proofed as car was meant to be a keeper. Bodywork, interior and wheels have minor marks, chips and wear similar to a car of this age and mileage. Front DRL has minor water ingress not affecting its function. The car has had a body polish and clean annually. Ready to go to an enthusiast. No lowball offers please.
  3. · Invidia Q300 · Its an OEM+ exhaust, a bit noisier than stock but no drone on motorway and neighbour friendly. · Very well built stainless steel · Used for circa 4 yrs and 20K miles · Price: £600 (No shipping – collect from Reading, Berkshire), Brand new is circa £1200
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    Invidia Q300 Exhaust

    Sold and locked!
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    Cosworth Supercharger

    I'll take mine off, only if top dollar is paid [emoji3] otherwise I very much enjoy it and its not worth the hassle. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    OEM upgraded oil filter

    Oil starvation is due to the oil pick up in the Sump not having oil. This happens on long sweeping corners. A bigger oil filter 160 mm instead of 130 won't solve the issue. You need a baffled sump plate. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    Ksport Front BBK 330mm

    What bronze shade are the wheels Will? They look amazing! Post locked. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    Engine temps in the winter

    I had a similar thought as you and had asked Matt@Cosworth and his feedback was as under. the low temp thermostat in the car, this is worth about 3-4 bhp on its own plus you can then get another 1.5° of spark in there as the heads are colder which results in another 3 bhp Am sure Cosworth did their R&D thoroughly on it and have spent hours on testing the engine on an engine dyno which no one else has done. That is why came up with a LT Thermostat in their package. If it were just a transient gain, they wouldn't recommend it.
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    Engine temps in the winter

    The oil cooler will have a small flow through always. So it's technically always working ( whether at full opening or partial). Better is to put a blocker in front of the oil cooler like others have said. I have seen cardboard used here also seen JDM number plate holder which blocks part of front grille. It's also impt for the oil to get above 100C on and off as fuel in oil and water in oil only vaporise above that temp. Otherwise you have oil dilution issues which are evident if you send oil for Millers used oil analysis. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    The British Motor Show

    I'll like to join in on Friday 19th. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    Lovely to see another BRZ on the forum mate. Welcome and miles of smiles ahead!
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    Quiet exhaust recommendation

    The invidia Q300 is also excellent with decat manifold. It's a bit too quiet with OE manifold. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    Air Conditioning - One side cold, other not

    My problem went away on its own. So during the hot days this year, i have been using it normally. Sorry , cant help on this one.
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    MartinT's BRZ

    What were the IAT difference before the clean Martin? Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    Cat back & manifold advice

    Tuning Developments used to be a good option in the past but there are loads of recent negative reviews by members , so I will suggest you avoid. Why don't you buy the parts you like from who ever offers you the best price and get it fitted from your trusted independent or main Toyota, Subaru dealer. It is quite an easy job for any competent mechanic. You don't need a tune to drive home. Once back get a remote ECUTEK tune from Abbey or Fensport for your hardware combination. They will rent you the hardware needed to tune and its quite easy to do it. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    Tuning/Mapping advice needed

    You can read about the features here. The software allows these options, does Flat foot shift give you any real gain especially in an NA car is a good question and probably limited gains , if you do a lot of track time then the time to depress and release clutch is saved.. which will be milli seconds. Thats about it. https://www.ecutek.com/what-are-racerom-special-features/
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    Tuning/Mapping advice needed

    Since yours is Manifold and tune, its not complicated but you can get it tuned many ways. One way is like Martin has suggested. Another approach is: 1. 95 Octane / Standard fuel tune , Standard throttle 2. 97 Octane tune , Standard Throttle 3. 99 Octane tune, Sensitive Throttle 4. 99 Octane tune with Racerom features (Auto Blip, Launch Control, Flat Foot Shift) and Sensitive throttle Or you can choose permutations and combinations of by mixing and matching.
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    MartinT's BRZ

    If you are looking for a grille to protect the radiator for future, the best brand is Zunsport. They make one for the First Gen.. https://www.zunsport.com/en/subaru-fr/subaru-brz-–-unterer-grill?filter=295 For the facelift, its worth asking them if they can bespoke or if the first one fits. On another note, normally how frequently do you need to top up intercooler coolant? Assume its not a sealed unit.
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    Big end bearing failure

    Unfortunately there Isn't anything else that comes highly recommended. You could try local Subaru or Toyota dealerships beside RRG and you can't go far wrong as most should know the platform by now as it's no longer new. Alternately you could bring it down to Abbey Motorsport or Fensport who are reputable indys dealing with this platform since launch. Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
  20. Thanks for sharing. I've never been a fan of TD and the whole community went to them because their products were CHEAP. No one once said , you get what you pay for but that old adage holds true. Their product engineering was crude , tolerances poor. What was supposedly good was customer service but even that seems to not hold up. Atleast people now know and will be cautious or avoid! Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    New BRZ/GR86 Clutch specs

    Hi All, Sooner or later, my car will need a new clutch and i am exploring the options. I want to ideally upgrade it but with OE quality. With this in mind, would someone be able to confirm: 1. The GR86 clutch specs ( torque,power limit) and part number in the UK? 2. The UK toyota Part Numbers? 3. If they will be backwards compatible with the Gen 1? Thanks in advance
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    Post your GT86 / BRZ pic of day!

    Stunning Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk
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    New BRZ/GR86 Clutch specs

    Thanks Will. Very helpful and gives the part numbers. Struggling to get any tech specs to know if they are really upgraded or not.
  24. Any pictures of the roof spoiler fitted Andy? Will it go on using 3M tape? Will it fit pre face-lift? Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk