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Old 08-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #461
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So, take Emilio's wheels, tires, brake pads and alignment and add this:



93 octane and ~8 PSI (stock injectors)
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I'd like to see it with a smaller turboz and zero mods...just that way from the factory.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #463
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I'd like to see it with a smaller turboz and zero mods...just that way from the factory.
But there is no space for a turbo duh...
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #464
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First Turbocharged Subaru BRZ Boosted To 278 Horsepower

now we're talkin'...


That's a 73% increase in whp over stock for those of you that suck at simple maths.
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That is a beautiful torque curve. I think this platform will be absolutely insane as people really start to tinker with it. I am assuming that was all done on stock internals? I am impressed.
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needs more low end.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #467
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How is it that someone can go out and buy a brand new car and mod it before the thing is even broken in?
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #468
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answer: moar boost.
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I'd honestly consider one if i wanted three 2-dr cars.

but id also consider the other heavy, expensive, higher HP ones to
Your fingers keep saying no but you know you do.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #470
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Your fingers keep saying no but you know you do.
The G37x, CLK, C-Class coupe, 2-Dr Accord V6 are on my list, the BRZ/FRS...not.
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How is it that someone can go out and buy a brand new car and mod it before the thing is even broken in?
Ask yourself how many turbo kits and/or ecutek 'tunes' do they need to sell to recover the cost of the car and overhead? I am sure the car is written off as a shop expense once tax time comes too
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How is it that someone can go out and buy a brand new car and mod it before the thing is even broken in?
it's not the broken in part i care about, it's the modding of a brand new car.
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How is it that someone can go out and buy a brand new car and mod it before the thing is even broken in?
According to subaru the break in period is only 1k miles, keep it under 4K. I could put 4K on it in a week.

They did it because being the first to the market with an expensive turbo kit will help them sell more initially to the people who bought the car and have the money to mod it right away. In a few years when prices are being driven down by cheaper kits margins will shrink and it will be harder to recoupe the cost of the car.

Friend did it with the Scion tC, one of the first turbocharged tCs and the first automatic turbocharged tC, which ultimately lead to many problems haha.
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it's not the broken in part i care about, it's the modding of a brand new car.
That's what I meant. Sorta in conjunction with your statement about "if im buying a brand new car, that ---- isn't getting touched."

I didn't realize it was a development place making kits/parts, I thought it was just someone with money to burn.
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car has too much traction. lol, I hate what drifting has done to the world.
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lol, I hate what drifting has done to the world.
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i mean, this dude is saying the FRS sucks because you cant get it sideways and it has too much traciton to be fast around a track.
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Pretty much every other reveiw I have read is talking about how easy it is to play at the limits of the car.

Maybe they have water-logged brake fluid and no talent.

Nice jacket though.
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i mean, this dude is saying the FRS sucks because you cant get it sideways and it has too much traciton to be fast around a track.
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Quoted from another site, allegedly pulled From 949Racing's Facebook page (I say allegedly only because I have not verified it personally):
Some FR-S test results from Buttonwillow 13CW this weekend. In each case, I did maybe 1-2 hot laps then came in. I had a total of 8-10 full laps for the entire day, 1-2 laps at at time then in for changes. I had to adapt to whatever changes we made on the out lap, go for it then back in for more adjustments or switch drivers. The car's owner did the bulk of the driving. So most of my laps had little errors, or traffic. I'd say each lap time posted here left 1s on the table in the same conditions. All runs 100% as delivered from dealer unless otherwise mentioned.

1. 100% bone stock + Carbotech XP10/XP8 pads, 85 2:12.1
2. 255/40/17 RS3 on 17x9, Subaru "crash" alignment bolts, 90 2:07.1
3. Same as 2, + prototype AST 4150's, 93, 2:03.75. This lap had three big mistakes.

Too hot and ran out of time to test much else. Lots left on the table. Sub 2:00 car on RS3's in cool weather with a few tweaks to the coilover setup. Wanted to test the Ventus TD C71's but didn't get them in time. That would have been high 1:58's I think. Yes, the FR-S is fast.

If I have my facts straight, the 2:03.75 is on par with Emilio's NB2-engined 95R SuperMiata street project car (2:03.16 on 2012-01-30) and a few hundredths slower than the old silver 1999 rental car's 2010 time of 2:03.39 (before it became Crusher).

Not too shabby for a wheel, tire, brake pad and coilover change in 93* heat and not much seat time in that vehicle.
Road & Track took a MazdaSpeed 3, WRX and FR-S to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. They ran them on stock tires, then swapped stock-sized Star Specs and then 18" Star Specs on 7.5" wide Advan RG-II wheels on to the FR-S.

* MS3: 1:27.6 (stock 225/40-18 Dunlop SP Sport 2050)
* WRX: 1:28.3 (stock 235/45-17 Dunlop SP Sport 01)
* FR-S: 1:29.3 (stock 215/45-17 Primacy HP)
* FR-S: 1:27.0 (215/45-17 Star Spec)
* FR-S: 1:27.6 (235/40-18 Star Spec)

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For what it's worth, Tire Rack lists the MS3's SP Sport 2050 as an "Ultra High Performance Summer" tire and the Star Spec as an "Extreme Performance Summer" tire. The Primacy HP is a low rolling resistance (LRR) qualified Grand Touring Summer tire.
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