Update: Subaru/Toyota Coupe CONFIRMED!!1!

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Re: Update: Subaru/Toyota Coupe CONFIRMED!!1!

Post by thermobox » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:08 am

The specs have been released. Jalopnik and most on this thread are gonna be butt hurt. It's just like I've been saying for a year now - My car is more STi than the "real" STi Ts version that's going to be released. This is a Ts - meaning tuned by STi. It's like an RT vs an SRT Or an L-tuned vs ISF or an Si vs a Type-R.

The main upgrades to the Ts are as follows:
Signature Badging - including new Fender/Door Trim
Fog Lights
Lip Kit
Rims
Brakes
Suspension
Upgraded Drive Shaft
Steering Wheel Button - We have no idea what this does yet? Mehbeh it's mad jdm Vtach Yo!!
Available Hight Mount Carbon Spoiler a la R and S models
And the real upgrade that makes me butt hurt - Recaro's

Here's the main thread on the FT86 forum - http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthre ... ight=beyer

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Re: Update: Subaru/Toyota Coupe CONFIRMED!!1!

Post by PGT » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:00 am

Like the Spec B by STI editions of a few years back; basically, the entire STI accessory catalog thrown against the car.

Which Recaro's? Sportster CS?
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Re: Update: Subaru/Toyota Coupe CONFIRMED!!1!

Post by drwrx » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:16 am

I'm with you, this is hardly worth a trim level:
My thoughts on these "improvements:"
Badging: BFD
Fog Lights: BFD
Lip Kit: BFD
Rims: BFD. Pick-up a set of nice 18" yourself and put on some sticky rubber and your good to go, and likely for less than the manufacturer would provide and potentially better.
Brakes: Unless the calipers and rotors are a huge increase in size, this will not be a big improvement. Tires and pad compound make a bigger difference.
Suspension: Depending on what is included, this also gets a BFD. A set of sways, springs, struts and bushings and you would do just as well, if not better.
Upgraded Drive Shaft: BFD. I get the decreased rotating mass theory, but unless the stock unit is either weak or extremely heavy this will make no discernible difference.
Steering Wheel Button: Ooooooh, magic steering wheel button!
Spoiler: BFD
Recaros: Now we're talking! But honestly, you can pick up a set of Recaro Speed Race seats for under $800, so again unless the price is right or they have something special over those (integrated airbags, heated/cooled, etc.) BFD.

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Re: Update: Subaru/Toyota Coupe CONFIRMED!!1!

Post by thermobox » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:47 pm

Yep, it's just a trim upgrade. This is for the guy exactly like me that wants all of the OEM goodies from the factory. The aftermarket can address all of these features but they wouldn't include the little pink lettering that I am so fond of.

We thought the brakes were gonna be like the TRD kit - http://www.trdparts.jp/conceptcar/86_pe ... brake.html but the pics appear to be GV/GR black Brembos already in use.

There haven't been any pics up yet of the Recaros but I would assume that they are gonna be like the current SP versions used in the R and S model Suby's.

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Re: Update: Subaru/Toyota Coupe CONFIRMED!!1!

Post by Raven » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:02 pm

I can only laugh. Oh how Subaru teases you so.
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Re: Update: Subaru/Toyota Coupe CONFIRMED!!1!

Post by Sabre » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:03 pm

:cry: :cry:
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