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trumant
trumant GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/8/22 7:32 a.m.

Now that you've had it hustling round cones did that experience change any of your plans for upgrades/mods?

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6/8/22 9:04 a.m.

I think better pads and brake fluid are the next things I will address.  After I get more accustomed to the car I might get a different front sway bar, but not sure on that at the moment.

It really is an awesome car straight out of the box...

HopmanJones
HopmanJones New Reader
6/27/22 8:23 p.m.

I got to sit in a GR86 for the first time today, it was the base model. I went ahead and put a deposit down for a premium trim level because I'm looking for a DD and wanted some of the few creature comforts and safety features that come with the trim level. However, I have some concerns about the seats. I felt like there was almost negative lumbar support. I have read other reviews that say even though the seats are the same between the trim levels, the version with the alcantara has more support than the base seats. I'm curious if you have sat in both seats and could compare? With the BRZ, I guess the premium is the base model and the limited is the "premium" in GR86-speak.

 Since this was already sold, I couldn't really get a good feel for it sitting in it the parking lot for a couple minutes. 

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7/2/22 5:20 p.m.

In reply to HopmanJones :

I really haven't had a chance to sit in a base model yet.  Mine is only the 4th one I have actually seen in person and I have only sat in one other one which was also a limited before I bought mine.

In other news I bought a K&N drop in filter.  I have not had a chance to drive the car since installing it last night.

I also bought a black plate to cover up the moulded front license plate spot on the bumper.  I think it looks much better than the weird mounded spot with 2 holes.

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7/10/22 6:25 p.m.

Took the car to its second autocross this weekend.  I am slowly getting more used to it.  It is a wonderful autocross platform right out of the box.

Ended up 3rd in pax out of 72 cars.  9th overall raw time.  Oddly enough I feel like I left a bunch of time on the table. I am pretty confident that as I continue to work with the car I will only get faster. 

Keen eyed observers may notice I switched the color of my number panels.  The non matching silver with black numbers was bugging me.

It was nice talking to a few fellow GRM'ers.  Tucker and his son did really well in their BMW and took home the novice 1st place trophy.

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/10/22 8:29 p.m.

It was an awesome day, other than the temperature doing it's best to mimic the surface of the sun! And thank you for giving Sam's buddy a ride along. He was mightily impressed! :-)

The 128i was a blast to autocross and did great!

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7/10/22 9:02 p.m.
dyintorace said:

It was an awesome day, other than the temperature doing it's best to mimic the surface of the sun! And thank you for giving Sam's buddy a ride along. He was mightily impressed! :-)

The 128i was a blast to autocross and did great!

Sam's buddy was funny, he was telling me about only ever riding in a jeep and a suburban before the run.  Afterwards he was like "holy E36 M3..."  hahaha 

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/10/22 9:28 p.m.

He said riding with you was more violent than the ride he took in the Exocet!

9th overall in a stock car is crazy. Proof that the BRZ is incredibly capable!

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