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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by UK » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:04 pm

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I have this rock chip on the edge of the rim from going off the race track a few months ago. it keeps bugging me even though you can't really see it unless you look closely, but I notice it every time lol :(
I know how you feel, my car is no where near perfect anymore.. but it just comes with age. I've got near 100k miles and it's a 2011.
Holy fuck you drive a lot, my parents sold our old car last summer and it was a 2006 and had only 30k miles on it, our new car is a 2004 and it only has 100k..
Lol, my dad just traded in his old 2012 truck for a new one because he hit 90k.
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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Ryoma » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:26 am

I just hit 10k on my car yesterday. on my MR2, I racked up about 40k miles in 3 years. mainly because I was commuting 3 times a week (140 miles round trip) to school for a while.

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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by UK » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:57 pm

I bought the car last Spring with about 64k miles, and I commute upwards of 200 miles a day.
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Post by Ryoma » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:10 am

UK wrote:I bought the car last Spring with about 64k miles, and I commute upwards of 200 miles a day.
damn that's a long commute lol. need to invest in that top notch stereo system to make it through the drive

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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by UK » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:52 pm

I sooo want a new headunit, amp, and sub. It's at the bottom of my to do list though and I need all my trunk space, my Subaru is more like a battle wagon than a street car. I haul shit, lol. Tow hitch and all. If I didn't have a project truck and a car I probably would have poured more into my Subaru.
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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Ryoma » Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:06 am

I recently got my hands on a used JR NA oil cooler. I was originally going to go with the RacerX one, but can't pass up a good deal when I see one. this was the reason why I removed the Grimspeed intake and the OEM style oil cooler earlier.
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fortunately, I did not run into many problems when installing the oil cooler. however, I did need to buy the tools needed like the 27mm wrench and 27mm socket. I used the 27mm wrench on the female AN fittings as well, even though they were a 25mm wrench size. the most pain in the ass was to tighten the 27mm oil bypass. my socket had a slightly too thick of a wall so it was making contact with the sandwich plate. I just used my torque wrench and used one hand to force the socket on the 27mm hex and slowly (I mean VERY slowly) tightened it. it slipped a few times but hopefully I won't have to take it on or off any time soon.

I closely inspected for leaks since I didn't trust myself (lol) but so far there were none after a 10 minute drive. I'm going to keep checking over the next week just to make sure.

also, the oil lines ran pretty close to my stock intake box and I tried to give as much room as possible. hopefully there's nothing wrong with that since the space is extremely limited.
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I was considering the Mishimoto and RacerX oil coolers since I wanted something to hard mount on instead of screwing through the plastic undertray. although people say it's no problem, it just feels pretty sketchy to me. I feel more at peace with the oil cooler mounted on a solid object (in this case, the bumper support).

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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by GoverningNick » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:20 am

Hey Ryoma, you down to hit Highway 74 sometime?
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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Ryoma » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:09 am

GoverningNick wrote:Hey Ryoma, you down to hit Highway 74 sometime?
yeah sure. do you usually only go up to Vista Point or the whole way to Idylwild and Banning? I got finals this week and going out of town the week after for a week so I'm pretty busy right now. we can figure out a time later

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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by GoverningNick » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:23 am

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GoverningNick wrote:Hey Ryoma, you down to hit Highway 74 sometime?
yeah sure. do you usually only go up to Vista Point or the whole way to Idylwild and Banning? I got finals this week and going out of town the week after for a week so I'm pretty busy right now. we can figure out a time later
I normally only go up to Vista Point and down from there. I've only gone past Vista Point 3 times actually. Anyway, I'm going to be in Madera for spring break April 3rd to April 9nth, but I'm not doing anything past that as far as I know.
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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Ryoma » Mon May 02, 2016 6:24 am

almost pulled off the most legendary spin out over the weekend. if there were no cars about to pass me, I would have gone straight back into it.

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzEBJT2WFP4[/video]

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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Jakey » Mon May 02, 2016 6:49 am

nice 2 c you alive

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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Ryoma » Mon May 02, 2016 8:43 am

died and came back

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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Salss » Mon May 02, 2016 2:08 pm

Isn't that track one of LeMons tracks?
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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by UK » Mon May 02, 2016 4:18 pm

Ryoma wrote:almost pulled off the most legendary spin out over the weekend. if there were no cars about to pass me, I would have gone straight back into it.

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzEBJT2WFP4[/video]
Awesome that you live in an area with some decent tracks.. I've never been on a race track personally. There simply are none in a 4-5 hour radius unless I want to take my things on a clay oval or a drag strip.
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Re: ryoma's 2015 CWP Subaru BRZ Limited journal

Post by Ryoma » Mon May 02, 2016 10:31 pm

Salss wrote:Isn't that track one of LeMons tracks?
not sure, but there was a LeMons car at that track day. it was pretty badass, a suzuki swift that was all banged up with a motorcycle engine in the passenger area. the track is called Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
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Awesome that you live in an area with some decent tracks.. I've never been on a race track personally. There simply are none in a 4-5 hour radius unless I want to take my things on a clay oval or a drag strip.
this track is about 1 hour away from my house, but it's in the middle of no where lol. the nearest gas station is 30 minutes away unless you pay $10/gal for fuel at the track. the other "close" race track is Willow Springs (has 3 different tracks), which is about 3 hours away. this was my first time at Chuckwalla and it is a great track. IMO, it is better that Streets of Willow (the only track I have drove on at Willow Springs). sad thing is that there aren't many public track days at Chuckwalla. probably only 3 or 4 a year. the rest are all private.

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