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Old 11-03-2019, 01:35 PM   #19
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Thanks guys.

Now I need to figure out what I want to do next. I still have parts laying around I could put on a new yaris, but I might get a used BRZ or Fiesta ST instead since they're in my price range.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:41 PM   #20
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Thanks guys.

Now I need to figure out what I want to do next. I still have parts laying around I could put on a new yaris, but I might get a used BRZ or Fiesta ST instead since they're in my price range.
That's some scary stuff, glad you made it out OK. I was a traffic accident investigator in the Army way back in the day and one of my first cases was a fatality. Best I can figure, the car was on high performance summers in the early morning rain. Came around a right hand curve too fast and hydroplaned into the oncoming lane, directly into the front tire of an 18 wheeler full of lumber. The driver was dead by the time I got to the scene. I don't mess around with summer tires until it's consistently above 50, even overnight.

For the numbers you were looking at in the Yaris, the ST would be the way to go. Way more support, more proven builds, more aftermarket availability.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:57 PM   #21
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Thanks guys.

Now I need to figure out what I want to do next. I still have parts laying around I could put on a new yaris, but I might get a used BRZ or Fiesta ST instead since they're in my price range.
It would be great to see a nice BRZ, all of them around here are widebody with "hotboi" wheels and loud exhaust, but otherwise stock and pretty slow.
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:42 PM   #22
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I have to disagree with Cranky on this one and say go with the FT-86. If you plan to track it and autox it then the 86 will be a much more capable chassis. Power is available in the aftermarket once your driver skill gets you to that point. It was meant to be a drivers car from the beginning whereas the fiesta is just a fwd hatch with a turbo thrown in.

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Old 11-04-2019, 10:58 PM   #23
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I'd love to have access to 94. Fortunately at least I have access to 93 within about a half hour drive. I have to go close to that location once a week anyway. The other thing I've been trying to find out - with no success - is just how much more detonation resistant 93 is as opposed to 91.
i've looked into that topic as well and couldn't find any good info really. I think the best I could find was a few whp difference between 91 and 94 octane. I have considered just using Costco 91 octane as it would be much cheaper and it is just as close/far to me as the 94 is. The more I thought about it the more 94 made sense in my case. It is solely a track car now so it would only end up being a slight difference in money each year and beyond the hp benefit it would also offer slightly more protection in the case of detonation.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:54 PM   #24
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It would be great to see a nice BRZ, all of them around here are widebody with "hotboi" wheels and loud exhaust, but otherwise stock and pretty slow.
Funny, the one car I was consistently passing at the HPDE I did this year was an 86 with some crazy Anime girl vinyl on it. =D

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I have to disagree with Cranky on this one and say go with the FT-86. If you plan to track it and autox it then the 86 will be a much more capable chassis. Power is available in the aftermarket once your driver skill gets you to that point. It was meant to be a drivers car from the beginning whereas the fiesta is just a fwd hatch with a turbo thrown in.

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Fair enough, I'm just partial to the FWD hatchback segment at the moment. =)
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:14 AM   #25
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Funny, the one car I was consistently passing at the HPDE I did this year was an 86 with some crazy Anime girl vinyl on it. =D



Fair enough, I'm just partial to the FWD hatchback segment at the moment. =)

I feel like going fast in an ST is much cheaper than an 86 though, especially since the starting price on an ST is much cheaper as well
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