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    You mentioned having a little one, and that makes a difference between the S15 and GT86.

    There is enough room in the S15 to put a medium aged child in the back, but with the GT86 you don't even get enough rear leg room for a 3 year old

    Also, all this talk of turning circles...that is what the handbrake is for? No?
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    That's good to know Scottie. It isn't a deal breaker but being able to share the joy with my family is a factor.

    My 180 has no rear seats so I had no gauge as to what they might be like.

    How did we even get talking about turning circles? 😂


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    Quote Originally Posted by seanyboy1991 View Post
    That's good to know Scottie. It isn't a deal breaker but being able to share the joy with my family is a factor.

    My 180 has no rear seats so I had no gauge as to what they might be like.

    How did we even get talking about turning circles? 😂


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    Quote Originally Posted by iconicmenace View Post
    What did we get then?
    I reckon he went S15

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanhands View Post
    If it wasn't for the IMS thing with Porsches of a similar value to what the OP is talking about, the thread should have ended there.

    I just think if you use an S15 as a daily it will get tired, fast.
    Sorry to hijack, I went with the Porsche thing after selling up. Every time I go to start it I wonder, is this the time. If it all goes wrong it'll be an S15 or more likely a heavily modified MX5.

    The prices are not the same as an S15 any more, but when the back end starts dictating where you're going it's fcuking glorious.

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    Seeing as this has been resurrected.
    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    A stock GT86 is at least 10 times easier to maintain a slide in than a stock S13.
    But a stock S13 will be sliding with much more style as its yaw angle will be around 40 degrees instead of 30. So how easy is it to maintain the slide in a GT86 modded to give 40 degrees yaw angle? Or a S13 with blocks on the lock stops to limit it to 30 degrees?

    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    Yeah, turning circle REALLY matters.
    Yes it does however you want to use it. Practical daily use for parking it gets you into tighter spaces, or avoids a 5 point turn AND when you are sliding, turning circle equates to steering lock equates to drift angle.

    S13 70 degrees $700, cheap and cheerful.
    https://www.drifthq.com/products/dri...=9040020078639

    GT86 65 degrees starting at $1,130.48 up to $1,356.58, 75 mm wider track.
    https://www.fdfraceshop.com/products...16667475083331

    BMW E36 70 degrees.
    https://www.driftshop.com/driftmax-s...t-bmw-e36.html

    SO the GT86 loses.

    350Z 65 degrees is another loser.
    https://www.driftworks.com/wisefab-n...e-kit-z33.html

    and with 65 degrees again the 370Z isn't going be hanging it out far enough either.
    https://www.driftworks.com/wisefab-n...e-kit-z34.html

    Feck knows what angle this is but a GT86 ain't going there. If you want use this much lock parking, you will have to get out and push the front sideways.
    https://www.wisefab.co.uk/nissan-s-c...e-kit-s13.html


    One American got rear wheel steering so wrong but knew turning circle mattered.

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    Not everyone’s daily is a skid car. Although 2nd hand prices are now getting closer

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    Why did I bother reading the post above? Why do I keep doing it to myself?

    Wisefab is available for a GT86 and having drifted every car you mention above and also having increased lock on most of them using a few washers youre talking shit. Again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    Why did I bother reading the post above? Why do I keep doing it to myself?

    Wisefab is available for a GT86 and having drifted every car you mention above and also having increased lock on most of them using a few washers youre talking shit. Again.
    But Wisefab can't deliver 70 degrees on a GT86 or 350Z or 370Z. They can for BMW and 200SX.

    And "a few washers" on a GT86 steering rack will only match stock 200SX.

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    Apologies for the ****y post.

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    Why all the hostility back then...

    How has it actually turned out now, 2019 ? Which was / is the best purchase, S15 or GT86 ?

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    Well apart from that dip in the torque plot you could ski down....its awright i suppose

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