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    I can't stand just about anything to do with...

    I can't stand just about anything to do with modern infotainment systems.

    Give me buttons and switches and less convenience, please.

    Is that Boomer of me to say? I was also born in 1986.
  2. That's definitely a good one, interested as well....

    That's definitely a good one, interested as well.

    I'd also love to own a DV8 Epic.
  3. Upping this since the discussion was so hearty. ...

    Upping this since the discussion was so hearty.

    If anyone wants to contribute any new, old or interesting info, go right ahead.
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    Well ion, you get the dog?

    Well ion, you get the dog?
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    We have 5 dogs (all rescue), and our fifth...

    We have 5 dogs (all rescue), and our fifth (Tigger) we like to call our accident since I had drawn a hard line after we got our 4th, our Dane. Tigger was also a failed foster and we wouldn't have it...
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    Oh man, that C2 is doing it for me. The C7...

    Oh man, that C2 is doing it for me.

    The C7 also does it for me in a hard way.
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    Yeah, the C5 is an awesome performance bargain....

    Yeah, the C5 is an awesome performance bargain. I've just never cared for the styling, which does cause people to give me strange looks. I have to dig a car's aesthetics for me to purchase it and the...
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    Tough, but right now it would have to be the BRZ...

    Tough, but right now it would have to be the BRZ for one major reason - seating position.

    The RS is the faster car in all circumstances, although the BRZ is very competent in the corners. But the...
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    Yes, maam? ;) Yeah, 2+ cars is the way to go....

    Yes, maam? ;)

    Yeah, 2+ cars is the way to go. My RS is competent enough in this winter shit and the new BRZ is just a freaking blast.
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    In regard to the SWB/Wrangler comment, I drove...

    In regard to the SWB/Wrangler comment, I drove them for many years. You've got to know how to drive with them, and then you've got a perfect mix of capability and fun.

    And mine was a bit longer...
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    Despite a lower center of gravity and less weight...

    Despite a lower center of gravity and less weight technically handling better, I'll take a Jeep or 4WD truck with good tires any day in icy/snowy conditions. Doubly if the snow is deeper than a...
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    A further thought on this. I'm surprised to hear...

    A further thought on this. I'm surprised to hear that, since the twins follow the "slow car fast" mantra. I think it's more fun to drive at legal speeds than the RS, which is breaking the law in...
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    I drove my first FiST last weekend, fun car. ...

    I drove my first FiST last weekend, fun car.

    The RS is great, great fun. I've yet to drive another car that just feels "dialed up" to the level that it does....it just feels like there's a ton of...
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    It's actually got a very solid reliability...

    It's actually got a very solid reliability reputation, especially after 2015 (I picked up a '17). It's PI and DI if you weren't aware.

    And ion, I also have a Ford hot hatch....Focus RS. The BRZ...
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    Punk, I ended up not being able to digest the...

    Punk,

    I ended up not being able to digest the price it would cost to buy the Miata I wanted, so I instead bought the BRZ I wanted. So far, it's been a brilliant little car.
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    Any further details on this. Just got one for my...

    Any further details on this. Just got one for my ID'd Ressy and am going to be dropping it in this weekend.

    BTW, maybe I'm missing this but what do NOS (new old stock??) and SAS stand for and...
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    GO!

    GO!
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    Perhaps.... It takes X amount of force to...

    Perhaps....

    It takes X amount of force to close the valve, which is achieved both mechanically (spring) and pneumatically. A heavier spring requires less pressure and vice versa.

    I've never...
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    Well yeahhhhh....I didn't think reducing hammer...

    Well yeahhhhh....I didn't think reducing hammer spring length would raise my velocity. I was just hoping I wouldn't see a huge decrease, while it would also reduce waste since at rest with no air the...
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    I do suppose I could test out a lighter valve...

    I do suppose I could test out a lighter valve spring, but am not sure if I will see any net gains vs the two springs I had (untampered hammer spring).
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    In response to the post above, it had a massive...

    In response to the post above, it had a massive effect on velocity, which went from 280ish to 190ish after trimming the spring. To get ti back up, I had to crank the IVG in a good 3+ turns from...
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    I did a little checking last night....with my IVG...

    I did a little checking last night....with my IVG flush with the body, my hammer was resting against the valve stem and holding it full open, or close to it. The valve spring (ID V2 11/16" valve with...
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    This has already become one of the better threads...

    This has already become one of the better threads ever on this site. And there are a lot of good ones.
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    Doable, but would take a fair bit of paint. If...

    Doable, but would take a fair bit of paint. If I'm able to get it done, I'll report.
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    The 'bell curve' relationship wasn't surprising...

    The 'bell curve' relationship wasn't surprising to me, but I've never seen it quite so defined as I did today. It should be quite efficient now, but I'll report back when I can get a good test in....
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