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Old 02-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #151
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I thought the clutch felt pretty good when I drove his car, but I only drove it for like half an hour.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #152
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Beaucoup Buck$ is my middle name, yo!
well in that case you can buy it for me! consider it a fair trade for our online friendship.

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I wonder how long that will last. I hate these stock clutches and how they feel.
what feel? i use it as an on/off button. its so light, its not even fair.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #153
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well in that case you can buy it for me! consider it a fair trade for our online friendship.
Not that beaucoup....

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what feel? i use it as an on/off button. its so light, its not even fair.
In all honesty I feel bad saying it, but yes. On/Off switch; just like Forza!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #154
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In all honesty I feel bad saying it, but yes. On/Off switch; just like Forza!
idk what forza is dont have xbox


ps3 ftmfw!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #155
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I have both...forza is way better..lol
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #156
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Regarding Forza: racing sim like GT5. I have the controller layout switched so that the clutch isn't a trigger (variable pressure like driving a real car), but is mapped to a button instead. It acts just like an on/off switch.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #157
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gt5 doesnt even let you have a clutch button...both games have stupid damage physics..is it so hard for them to have realistic damage? you hit a wall at 150 and you get a crooked bumper...lolthreadjack
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #158
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gt5 doesnt even let you have a clutch button...both games have stupid damage physics..is it so hard for them to have realistic damage? you hit a wall at 150 and you get a crooked bumper...lolthreadjack
You can change damage modeling. I've definitely run into a wall, ****ed an axle, and had to either exit the race or hold the directional stick to the other side to drive straight. Just like when you destroy a tie rod or axle in real life!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:08 PM   #159
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yeah but you can't just destroy a car in one shot..lol you can hit a wall head on at any speed and not much happens
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:19 PM   #160
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idgaf about threadjacking LOL its MY thread so anyhitng goes

i honestly dont remeber the last time i played video games, and i sold this gorgeous setup a little under 2 years ago.



was an OBUTTO cockpit with the logitech g27 wheels(h pattern 6-speed shifter/adjustable pedals) etc etc. that was really fun...and then i drove on a real track
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:56 PM   #161
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sorry forgot you weren't xluben
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #162
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How are your yellow fog overlays holding up? switchlanez has me totally second-guessing getting a set of overlays.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:45 AM   #163
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How are your yellow fog overlays holding up? switchlanez has me totally second-guessing getting a set of overlays.
I've got some and they're doing great, one of the first things I did to the car and am over 15,500 miles now. They don't get packed with snow, though. They're so cheap and easy to install, you almost have to!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #164
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How are your yellow fog overlays holding up? switchlanez has me totally second-guessing getting a set of overlays.
well the first set i got from some rando online site...they went on like **** and just didn't feel good.

then i spent the extra 5$ and got real lamin-x yellow overlays and the difference is night an day. laminx went on so easy and perfect. its thicker and over i love it.

rallysportdirect has the lamin-x, IMO thats the only overlay you should buy.

next up i'm doing my taillights..
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #165
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Thank you both for your input. I think I'll jump on them.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:40 AM   #166
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Jive: Since you live by 440, I wanted to ask how you find the car driving around Jersey City traffic? When/If I pull the trigger on the car (still debating), I want to go with a manual, but given where we live and how people around here tend to drive, the auto is sounding more compelling each day - but it seems the clutch on this car is very traffic-friendly.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #167
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When I had my sti I used to hate really bad traffic...however the brz is honestly a joke to drive.

Also this really isnt a car you get in auto, youll end up regretting it when you actually get to know and drive the car.

If you wanna check mine out lmk...
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:12 AM   #168
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I agree, the brz is really easy to drive. autos and NA 2.0s don't mix although the 6 speed auto is supposedly pretty decent
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #169
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It is my honest opinion that while you can drive stick and your buying a car that has such attributes as this one, automatic just wont do. You wont enjoy it neerly as much, yes I know it has paddle shifters. But its not the same.

Granted I understand why people by autos, but traffic shouldnt be your deciding factor for a car like this
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #170
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When I had my sti I used to hate really bad traffic...however the brz is honestly a joke to drive.

Also this really isnt a car you get in auto, youll end up regretting it when you actually get to know and drive the car.

If you wanna check mine out lmk...
Thanks! I will certainly keep that in mind. Definitely will ping you when I'm ready for mods - especially since you're aiming for NA mods. I don't think I would be looking for an outrageous amount of HP (possible with forced induction), as I think it may really affect the character of the car, IMHO.

I'm not a "stop light racer," more a dude that always wanted a Ferrari 308 or a Lotus Esprit, for handling, looks and fun...

The "debating" part is whether I get this or a WRX (there's a clutch!). But we just bought a practical car already (2.0 Impreza Sport Limited CVT), so the BRZ entered the picture.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:33 PM   #171
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But we just bought a practical car already (2.0 Impreza Sport Limited CVT)
You have answered the question. The clutch is super light, easy to drive in traffic.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #172
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You have answered the question. The clutch is super light, easy to drive in traffic.
Don't see the connection between my having a CVT and my question, but FWIW, some of the easiest MTs I've ever driven are Hondas and (surprisingly) a Ferrari Testarossa (that was a treat from an old friend - believe me, I'm nowhere near that financial strata!) I imagine this car to be along those lines. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:40 PM   #173
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Don't see the connection between my having a CVT and my question, but FWIW, some of the easiest MTs I've ever driven are Hondas and (surprisingly) a Ferrari Testarossa (that was a treat from an old friend - believe me, I'm nowhere near that financial strata!) I imagine this car to be along those lines. Thanks for the advice!
In my mind the question was "WRX or BRZ?" and you noted the heavy clutch on the WRX. I stated that you had already made the decision since you have a practical car. Go wild! You get the bonus of a fairly light clutch that's easy to modulate in traffic. I'd say the clutch is more like a Honda Civic than a Honda S2000.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #174
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It is my honest opinion that If yoh drive the brz on an open road, youll not want a wrx. Dont get me wrong, I loved my sti. It pulled like a raped ape and handled great however at times I felt like it was on autopilot. The car does the driving for you.

The brz is an entire different level of feel and balance. Wrx is in my mind a boy racers car. Its fast, cheap to mod, and can be driven well and fast relatively easy. Brz has a certain "je ne sais qua" that once you drive it youll see what everyone is on about.

Plus, people dont realize its not about numbers. Its about power/weight and if done right an na brz would leave a sti on track for dead imo.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #175
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In my mind the question was "WRX or BRZ?" and you noted the heavy clutch on the WRX. I stated that you had already made the decision since you have a practical car. Go wild! You get the bonus of a fairly light clutch that's easy to modulate in traffic. I'd say the clutch is more like a Honda Civic than a Honda S2000.
I really should have paid more attention to what I actually wrote (is there an "embarrased" emoticon?) I actually really did answer my question (apologies). A Civic-like clutch in this a package like this - hard to resist. Incidentally, a used S2000 was a distant third choice.

Sorry Jive, for driving this thread off-kilter for a bit...
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