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      05-16-2012, 12:40 PM   #1673
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Everyone check out jbautosports.com for all your parts needs!
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      05-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #1674
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+1 For jbautosports!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      05-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #1675
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JBAutosports was at the Scion FR-S unveiling at Toyota of Des Moines.



- It really is cool to see how low the engine is mounted in the engine bay.
- Also the oil filter sits right on top and can be replaced easily.
- Interesting how the fenders do not have full sheetmetal under the hood. Probably weight savings which makes sense.
- Rear swaybar is teeny tiny. Probably to keep oversteer down. A mild increase in size could help with rear end rotation
- There is some weight reduction that can be easily right off the bat. The battery, spare tire, tools and exhaust/cats alone I think could drop a 100 lbs off the car.
- The stock 215's will not cut it. I think a 8"/9" staggered setup with some 225/245's with a more aggressive offset will make the car pop. Seems like the rear fenders will not need a roll or a mild one. Seems like they are cut from factory with a little lip.
- The interior is more basic than the BRZ but will do...because racecar.
- Personally, I like the seats a lot. They look like they would hug the driver. The red "wings" on the seat are a nice touch and compliment the red stitching in the car - the ricer in me approves. Disappointed, no slots for harnesses.
- Lots of subaru stamps and logos all over the engine bay, which is to be expected.

This car shows promise. I think it will be a hoot to auto-x and do HPDE's with. Not a lot of power, yes - but will make a person really become a better driver, I think.

Big question - How will engine endure punsihment? Will ringlands handle it? Lets hope Subaru did real work this time to ensure this is a better motor.

Anyways, all in all - I walked away with some for the FR-S!

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      05-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #1676
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They had an unveiling for this?......OK

Is the dome light on in that car or is that just the oil light on the dash? Yeah I know
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They had an unveiling for this?......OK

Is the dome light on in that car or is that just the oil light on the dash? Yeah I know
Yeah, the first 86 are specially badged. The guys who were lucky to order one thru the website that was open for 8 hours and 6 minutes, go to go to Vegas or Cali and test drive one on a course etc etc...Then, these cars were delivered to the dealership and had an unveiling.

LOL - Be nice, Beemer. Lets give it a chance...
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      05-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #1678
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Why be nice? You just end up with a puddle of oil in the driveway.......LOL
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      05-20-2012, 08:01 PM   #1679
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The FR-S/BRZ are cool, glad to see some more inexpensive sports cars that are fun to drive, could be fun to run against the Miatas.
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BTW does anyone have or know someone local that has a JB3/4 or a Cobb AP for their E9X?
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      05-21-2012, 08:34 AM   #1681
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Beemer - Didn't know you were at Sesame Street Live, we were there too. I saw it on FB later on...
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      05-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #1682
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Hey, I'm in Davenport and am looking for other enthusiasts around here.
If I end up getting an interview and the job, then we will have to get together!
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      05-21-2012, 11:13 PM   #1683
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maybe I was there, lol

So I'm really hoping the next M3 has a carbon ceramic option like the M5 and M6 do, 8,700 for brakes? YES
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maybe I was there, lol
Unless Robin photoshopped her FB pics, I think you were there!
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      05-31-2012, 05:19 PM   #1685
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Beemer FAP material!











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      06-16-2012, 09:09 AM   #1686
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Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to drop by this thread and say hello. I'm moving from Chicago to West Des Moines for 2-3 years and would love to get to know the community. I bought an E90 325i when they were first released and loved every moment of it. I was pretty active on the forums back then. Took a break, went through law school (shoot me) and now am in WDM for the fiancÚ's medical school (DMU).

I just recently bought a new E90 335i and am getting excited all over again. Do you have meets often over here? Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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We used to but it's died down in the last couple of years. Kids, they suck the time out of you!
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      06-23-2012, 08:33 AM   #1688
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Check out the local BMW Car Club, they have socials at least once a month among other fun activities ranging from driving schools to fall color tours. Here is the site:

http://www.bmwia.org/calendar/events/m/

Local SCCA is also pretty strong in the area.

To the rest of you, now that it summer we should make an effort to meet up at least once a month?

That 458 looks so good Casey.

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Just wanted to drop by this thread and say hello. I'm moving from Chicago to West Des Moines for 2-3 years and would love to get to know the community. I bought an E90 325i when they were first released and loved every moment of it. I was pretty active on the forums back then. Took a break, went through law school (shoot me) and now am in WDM for the fiancÚ's medical school (DMU).

I just recently bought a new E90 335i and am getting excited all over again. Do you have meets often over here? Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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      07-05-2012, 09:30 AM   #1689
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80 year old vaginas see more action than this thread anymore...
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      07-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #1690
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Cum on, LOL!! It's a ghost town in here
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      07-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #1691
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No shit, 90 year old vaginas have less cobwebs than this thread...
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:shakesfistatkids: I think when I buy out my car next month my next purchase should be a vasectomy....

Hey Ru are you going to Mullets on Tuesday?
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      07-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #1693
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Lol are there any enthusiasts in WDM? Seems like a ghost town here for the car community...
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It did fall apart here. We used to meet regularly but now it's just down to the regular BMW IA meets that happen monthly. Guess the next one is tomorrow at Mullets. I see Troy has invited Nehru but said to hell with me.......
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