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      06-14-2014, 02:17 PM   #111
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I assumed you already watched every FR-S/BRZ video before buying yours, but if you didn't see this one:

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      06-14-2014, 02:20 PM   #112
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I assumed you already watched every FR-S/BRZ video before buying yours, but if you didn't see this one:

Dave, you know me...of course I did. Good to hear from you!
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      06-14-2014, 02:22 PM   #113
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Car looks great. Maybe years from now you can grab another M3.
No, it will Porsche time then. Thanks
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      06-16-2014, 09:22 AM   #114
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Had a BRZ in between my M3's (sold the sedan when the house renovations went over budget + new roof)- it was a nice car for the money, but a bit gutless (even the wife made fun of it). Great handling though, and I really liked the seats.
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Had a BRZ in between my M3's (sold the sedan when the house renovations went over budget + new roof)- it was a nice car for the money, but a bit gutless (even the wife made fun of it). Great handling though, and I really liked the seats.
Thank you for the input. Pretty much my assessment as well. The seats are absolutely terrific and it handles like a go-cart. I wouldn't say gutless but close. There is power in the upper revs but you def have to wind it out. I just saw a piece on YouTube from a reputable Subaru tuner that said the 2.0 liter flat 4 block in this thing can capably handle up to 450 horsepower...let the games begin.
It was a Wards Ten Best Engine pick in 2013. Just sayin'
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Hyatt @ The Bellevue 7th floor parking lot. They hand wash/detail etcetera. Very professional and pretty reasonable price. It's in Center City down the street from City Hall on South Broad Street.
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Thank you for the input. Pretty much my assessment as well. The seats are absolutely terrific and it handles like a go-cart. I wouldn't say gutless but close. There is power in the upper revs but you def have to wind it out. I just saw a piece on YouTube from a reputable Subaru tuner that said the 2.0 liter flat 4 block in this thing can capably handle up to 450 horsepower...let the games begin.
It was a Wards Ten Best Engine pick in 2013. Just sayin'
I would leave it stock (other than the tires, a set of super sports will do wonders if you are going to track it). While there have been some successes with FI mods, you are not looking at a small sum or a risk or problem free proposition. Plus you nuke the warranty. All the non-FI mods don't really deliver bang for the buck IMHO.

In the end, I left mine bone stock. I had some fun and saved my money. Once my bank account recovered I ended up backing into an amazing deal on my M3 (honestly I was looking 335/335is, but got made an offer I couldn't refuse).
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Thank you for the input. Pretty much my assessment as well. The seats are absolutely terrific and it handles like a go-cart. I wouldn't say gutless but close. There is power in the upper revs but you def have to wind it out. I just saw a piece on YouTube from a reputable Subaru tuner that said the 2.0 liter flat 4 block in this thing can capably handle up to 450 horsepower...let the games begin.
It was a Wards Ten Best Engine pick in 2013. Just sayin'
I would leave it stock (other than the tires, a set of super sports will do wonders if you are going to track it). While there have been some successes with FI mods, you are not looking at a small sum or a risk or problem free proposition. Plus you nuke the warranty. All the non-FI mods don't really deliver bang for the buck IMHO.

In the end, I left mine bone stock. I had some fun and saved my money. Once my bank account recovered I ended up backing into an amazing deal on my M3 (honestly I was looking 335/335is, but got made an offer I couldn't refuse).
I AM wrestling with stock vs mod.
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Thank you for the input. Pretty much my assessment as well. The seats are absolutely terrific and it handles like a go-cart. I wouldn't say gutless but close. There is power in the upper revs but you def have to wind it out. I just saw a piece on YouTube from a reputable Subaru tuner that said the 2.0 liter flat 4 block in this thing can capably handle up to 450 horsepower...let the games begin.
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In the end, I left mine bone stock. I had some fun and saved my money. Once my bank account recovered I ended up backing into an amazing deal on my M3 (honestly I was looking 335/335is, but got made an offer I couldn't refuse).
VERY interesting piece on this engine block...
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VERY interesting piece on this engine block...
Giant killer. Awesome.
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VERY interesting piece on this engine block...
Covered in this month's Road and Track (Z28 article)- I think its over $30k they have in it. Neat engineering.
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Just had the Toyota equivalent to the MPE exhaust installed today. The TRD exhaust is the perfect compliment to this flat 4 cylinder. Sounds similar to base Cayman inside now. I have yet to listen carefully to the outside but what I've heard so far sounds good. Had a dealer credit so this exhaust was a no brainer. Good quality craftsmanship as well.
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