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Looks cool but I'm pretty sure it makes the spoiler kind of useless? It's originally designed to redirect airflow away from the curvy-curve on the sides of the chassis near the tail, apparently air kept flowing sideways over the curvy-curves (bad) instead of backwards (good), spoiler fixes that.

Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I have no idea, at the same time the stock wing really does not much for aero. I would be interested in seeing some data on both

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Take a look at this leaked document about the 2017 BRZ changes.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwu-HcM98v97ZU94WGNfcUNnVjA/view

Page 46.

Of course there are other products out there. 303, Perl, and others are dressings which are not high shine.

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I tried Perl recently, it literally washed off after a single drive. It wasn't raining although the road was a little wet from rain earlier in the day.

13 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

61 will be a nice release :)

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This article says it's in 61?

keep the drift stitch. Shows the car has character and that you don't baby it. Plus the new brz bumper is ass IMO, and I LOVE my 14' brz bumpepr

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Shows the car has character

Just like the Camry corner, nothing says "sweet" like a fucked up chassis.

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17+ 86 front bumper = angry catfish

ridic loud as balls. my guess is from the titanium, and/or the trumpety shape of it out, either way, thing is loud... even the type 60-s with the silencer installed.

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99% of 86/BRZ exhausts are loud as balls, even the "quiet" ones.

I love the deep sexy tone of the R400 but it's still loud as shit. Even the "quiet" Q300 version is crazy loud (compared to stock, not compared to V8 supercars at full throttle which seems to be how most people compare "noise").

You don't even have the car yet and you're already thinking about modding it. Calm yourself, calm your inner JDM and enjoy the car bone stock for a WHOLE YEAR.

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enjoy the car bone stock for a WHOLE YEAR

It's pretty well documented that the car has significant failings from the factory, titanic torque dip being the most infamous. If I was to buy a new 86/BRZ I would buy headers and book a tune in advance before I picked up the car.

31 points · 1 month ago

How is this not a Subaru commercial yet?

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Because it's like two plain white rice patties smashed together.

Is there a reason you can't be lowered and also balanced?

The 86 has 200hp. Totally unnecessary to run 18s on such a small and light car. Waste of spring weight to put 18s

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I do wonder though why the upgraded "best handling" TS version of the BRZ has 18's ?

Chassis is stiffened with additional spot welds, upgraded dampers, stickier tires etc. Wheels are just for looks.

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If only it didn't have such a god awful ghastly interior. :(

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All I know is that including phrases like this, “but it still does not give one feeling of high-end or high-quality.” and “A cheezy toggle switch in the back turns the unit on and off.” at the beginning of your Bifrost “review” before giving a fail rating to a DAC you didn’t even listen to for actual review are just a few of the many biases against this company you exhibit. The list goes on. Whether you realize it or not this is obvious to many. Perhaps it seeps into your experiments. More on this later.

Whether your measurements or theirs are more correct is immaterial to the fact that scores of people enjoy these products on some very high end systems. But I question the results and say verify before vilification. You publish opinion as fact and injure a brand’s reputation. Responsible journalism and all, who needs that?

It can’t possibly sound euphonic! Only a nut could like it, right?

That’s how you paint things while presenting as audioScience review. You present things in a way that seem to connect on paper perfection or lack there of to absolute sound quality without presenting any correlation to if those measurements impact the experience in a negative way. R2R is not about on paper perfection nor are tubes, the latter of which nwavguy similarly bashed while claiming to be a moderate between objective and subjective experience. Overload with “facts” and throw in some opinion as fact too. Sensationalism. Only a nut could like that terrible distortion rating, my objectively designed amp and DAC are the be all end all of performance. It started an online audio cult that can’t decipher between where electrical fact and opinion collide.

Reddit eats this shit up, they love drama and love to slam things that they view as too ubiquitous. You have vilified a brand to a world wide online audience and several of its products that many people who aren’t using an analyzer to examine enjoy. With their ears. Your approach attempts to discredit them all by equating them with a nut, even if unspoken, it is implied. Those pesky flat earthers again! The same argument someone I talked to recently used whom also said for something that hasn’t been proven positively, that the negative argument is a default fact. When in reality, facts are facts whether they have been proven or not. It’s a form of ad hominem attack to attempt to discredit critics with extreme examples.

I was curious about the poor results you showed for the Bifrost because I own one that I bought because it seemed interesting in an esoteric way. Saying it sounds good when people that come in claiming “science” has yielded so much bullshit over the 2 years or so that I’ve had it. I’ve defended it against others that insisted it was “dishonest” at a time the forum here insisted no sonic difference exists between any DAC. You come along and bam, it measures “badly” therefore it can’t possibly sound good or proper. A doubt you planted about my own enjoyment of the product led me to buy a Pre Box S2 Digital that got the coveted ASR pass rating! Great jitter, lower distortion! It sounded nice and I liked it. A little bit crisper than the Bifrost. Fact remains that the “fail” DAC still sounds good in direct comparison to a ”pass” DAC. I had to return that DAC due to a screen glitch but I liked it enough to invest in a Brooklyn DAC+ that will arrive soon.

If an actual listen is less valid than some numbers (that often have methodological fuckery such as omitting balanced output measurements on a balanced DAC because in your mind Single Ended is more widespread. Intentional or not it presents the worse of two sets of data. A result of this bias you hold against the company?) so be it. I will trust my ears that something is enjoyable or not over a chart.

It’s one philosophy to achieve on paper perfection and use that gear. Another perfectly valid approach is listening to what one finds pleasing, numbers be damned. Or a combination of the two. And beyond.

Attempting to act as an authority while using “science” as a shield from scrutiny I’ve seen before. Someone’s numbers are more in line with reality, but they don’t really matter if you are going to use them to degrade a product’s reputation without actual scientific exploration of perception and enjoyment. Pass/fail without even a “taste” of the dish.

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Gee it's almost like Audiosciencereview.com has a focus on scientific audio reviews.

Original Poster2 points · 2 months ago

I used P21S 100% Carnuba Wax. The ideal way to do it is this (disclaimer I made this up just now): Rinse the car thoroughly, getting rid of loose dirt Wash the car with DISH SOAP - twice if you have the time. Rinse it down. Clay bar by spraying diluted dish soap or the clay lube of your choice onto the car and using light to moderate force to rub the clay bar across the surface. When the clay bar gets nasty, fold it over and continue. Wash the car again. Dry the car thoroughly preferably out of direct sunlight or even better in a garage. Open the car doors and trunk and hood and get the water there. Use a hair dryer on the cold setting to tease out the water under the fender garnishes and under the mirror stalks. Apply sealant aka synthetic wax first. Wax on. Wait until it gets hazy (or longer, no repercussions). Wax off. Apply wax. Wax on. Wait until it gets hazy or longer. Wax off.

Done

Enjoy a beer or a nap, whatever you feel like more, because you just spent at least 4-5 hours on cleaning your car.

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Wash the car with DISH SOAP

Please don't.

/r/AutoDetailing

18 points · 2 months ago

Radar detector

Thankfully most PDs here haven't moved to laser yet.

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Are radar detectors legal in the US? Because they are illegal as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck in Australia. Cops actually have radar detector detectors. If they detect one, they will pull you over and seize it, becomes property of the crown and destroyed. Probably charge you with something too.

21 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

Haha it's also not a burning stick.

But seriously, going by your car I'm assuming you're Australian. Do you guys call flashlights "torches" there?

EDIT: For real people? Don't downvote him. He was joking around.

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I've heard Americans in movies say "flashlight" but I didn't realise it was a commonly used term, I thought maybe it was a regional thing. TIL Americans don't say "torch" to mean a light-shining thing.

i didn't know how easy they were to drive the amp was almost useless i am not an audiophile unfortunetly i didn't know i would prefer the sound out of my edc 70$ in ear headphones

i think its not so great to use an headphone that make you hear any defect in the music you are listening to. cant eq much because they get distorted pretty easly

for some reason i fucking love them on electronic music or trance/dubstep they sound great for my taste and the bass is right unfortunetly most of my music is rock

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cant eq much because they get distorted pretty easly

If you're distorting your headphones with EQ it means you're EQ'ing wrong.

10 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

The passenger seat lower to the ground than the driver's. I hear plenty of complaints from girls climbing out of it not entirely happy about it.

Also, unpopular opinion but this car rusts... Especially stone chips on my roof that i didn't notice all winter and suspension linkages that weren't rust-proofed.

My windows squeek on the way down when they're wet.

Stock tires are drift-city rubbers. Terrible in the rain.

A lot of sounds... From the chirping fuel pump, to the high levels of road noise, to the mysterious clunking tranny/drive train/etc.

These are all small things tho. Who am i kidding this car is worth it!

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The passenger seat lower to the ground than the driver's.

Why though? What design purpose does this achieve?

I've been interested in something like this from them to drive my HD600. Did this amplifier require you to burn it in?

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No amplifier requires burn in.

The absolute most efficient way is using those hours to work, rather then grind gold and simply buying the LS.

However, there's also a psychological factor: even if less efficient time-wise, some people enjoy farming gold to then unlock something instead of just paying cash because it gives that feeling of "I played the game and earned it there".

Game reward purity principle, so to say.

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some people enjoy farming gold

I always considered "farming" to be an inherently negative term. Can people "enjoy" farming?

I could use less added sound effects and cut noises

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That's kind of the entire "thing" with this series.

Archer was so funny back when it was funny.

I find it to be one of the most consistently amusing shows that I've ever seen.

FWIW, my sense of humor is definitely not typical though.

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It was one of the funniest shows ever until they dropped the spy angle for the random imaginary worlds. I guess to me it's just not funny if it's not real, like the funniest part of Archer was the chemistry (or lack thereof) between the characters, now it's all just in Archer's head.

Duh, it's a cartoon, it's not real, but what I mean is that right now the show is not real even within the show itself. It's literally one character talking to himself. Meh.

If you have to think about how much you can afford everyweek to buy a car like this, you should really be doing something else besides buying a car...

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Comment history. You literally just shitpost in this sub insulting the platform with a couple of random troll comments in other car subs.

In fact

subreddit commented in count %
ft86 276 54
cars 98 19
Total ... ... ~73%

With the remainder just about 100% in random subs insulting people about car related subjects.

Dunno brother. I hope things turn around for you and start looking up.

3 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

Brah. It's 25k car. If you have to go around skimping on insurance and seeing if you can afford premium gas every week, op is in no position to buy anything. The last thing he needs to a car with an loan on it. This is 25k, not 100.

I'd you have to break out the excel spreadsheet to see if you can scratch together 300 a month, you prob should wait.

This is exactly how you get underwater on a car loan.

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You're not wrong. I don't think I sugar coated anything. If he can't afford it, he can't afford it.

Peace out. Hope things turn around and you start feeling better about yourself.

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This is why I'm too afraid to try scuba diving.

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I just love how it's like, "It's so pretty under water, colorful fish, there's only a minimal chance a shark will bite your cock off or your lungs will explode if you drift upwards a couple inches!".

I'll stick to David Attenborough.

I mean I get it, adrenaline rush, some people are into that shit, I dunno I guess I'd rather not die.

Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

I figured having SOMETHING in the holes would not only look better than open holes, but would be safer for the body as well...

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Surely they sell white screws somewhere?

8 points · 2 months ago

I hope its not more expensive than current gen.

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I'm assuming that it will be at least for the first year or so while all the cryptominers junk their 1080's for 1180's.

u/complex_reduction
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