Want or do not want? Subaru BRZ STI - Page 9 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #161
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
But sounds like turbocharging will be difficult?
Judging by this photo of the engine bay, I'd say it'd be difficult due to the lack of space.
That being said a turbo kit will come out in less then 3 months, think about where the turbo is located on on a WRX.

Attached Thumbnails
Want or do not want? Subaru BRZ STI-subaru_brz_engine_bay_d4s_motor.jpg  
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #162
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 03:15 PM   #163
Antisaint
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

I saw my first BRZ on the road yesterday!

There's a Ford/Subaru prep center across the street from the shop so we get sneak peeks sometimes.

Anyone else seen one on the road?
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #164
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
I saw my first BRZ on the road yesterday!

There's a Ford/Subaru prep center across the street from the shop so we get sneak peeks sometimes.

Anyone else seen one on the road?
I saw a wrecked one just off the Turnpike a couple days ago. I wasn't able to get a pic but it was one of those moments when you pinch yourself.

And no, it wasn't a Genesis.
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #165
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

I'm sure there will be a lot of owners who have driven FWD their whole life and get into a schfancy new RWD Toy-baru and swap ends into a ditch and wonder what went wrong.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #166
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,072
Total Cats: 253
Default

Saw a black one last week. Looked pretty good.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #167
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
I'm sure there will be a lot of owners who have driven FWD their whole life and get into a schfancy new RWD Toy-baru and swap ends into a ditch and wonder what went wrong.
before or after they blow the head gasket?
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:23 PM   #168
Senior Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 800
Total Cats: 3
Default

White one at Mid Ohio last weekend. Looks much sexier in person. I didn't hate it to begin with but really like it in the flesh. A guy I work with ordered one, too. He's a BMW HPDE instructor and I can't wait to hear his impressions on track.
soloracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #169
Antisaint
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

I'd hold out for the STI version.



http://www.topspeed.com/cars/subaru/...-ar127134.html
Attached Thumbnails
Want or do not want? Subaru BRZ STI-subaru-brz-sti_600x0w.jpg  
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #170
Senior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 581
Total Cats: 33
Default

I like it, but new cars aren't really my thing.

I'll get excited about these cars in 8-10 years when they are fully depreciated and I can pick one up on the cheap and abuse it!

There are just far too many other options of used cars I could buy with $25k to think seriously about a BRZ or FRS.
nickt93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #171
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
I'd hold out for the STI version.

When it has the power:weight of a real STi, let me know.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #172
Antisaint
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
When it has the power:weight of a real STi, let me know.
"The future BRZ STI will feature a more powerful version of the current 2.0-liter flat-four cylinder ’boxer’ engine. The output will be raised up to somewhere in the 250 HP area (an addition of about 50 HP) thanks to the modifications made to the engine’s variable valve control system. That will also allow for an even higher rev limit of around 7,500rpm with the help of a new freer-flowing exhaust.

Next to the extra power, the new STI will also be even lighter than the standard BRZ. It will also be distinguished by a dramatic bodykit, a stiffened and lowered suspension, lighter but larger 18-inch alloy wheels, and upgraded brakes.

One downside to the BRZ STI is that there will be no turbocharged version offered. Subaru says there is no space for it in the engine bay and they are reserving these version for models like the WRX STI."

No factory turbo sucks, but you know damn right aftermarket wise a kit or two will surface.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #173
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

200 nat asp power sounds pretty decent.

And that roof antenna looks frikken awesome!
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #174
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

will the STi version have a better head gasket with that extra horsepower?
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #175
Antisaint
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default



Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #176
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,391
Total Cats: 58
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
"The future BRZ STI will feature a more powerful version of the current 2.0-liter flat-four cylinder ’boxer’ engine. The output will be raised up to somewhere in the 250 HP area (an addition of about 50 HP) thanks to the modifications made to the engine’s variable valve control system. That will also allow for an even higher rev limit of around 7,500rpm with the help of a new freer-flowing exhaust.

...

One downside to the BRZ STI is that there will be no turbocharged version offered. Subaru says there is no space for it in the engine bay and they are reserving these version for models like the WRX STI."
Hmm, 125 bhp/liter NA, at only 7500 rpm... Some writer have smoked something.
200 would be more normal (still efficient and decently high strung).
NiklasFalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #177
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 178
Arrow

Perrin has a very good blog (typos and lack of proofreading notwithstanding) on their car and parts development. They are seeing reasonable power gains with different intake and exhaust setups, but seem to be limited by the ECU for now.
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 05:49 PM   #178
Antisaint
Thread Starter
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

I've been browsing this forum and there's some good info on it for anyone that's interested.

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/

Granted it doesn't have a killer amount of power, but think about a stock miata for a second. lol

I just love how this thing looks!
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 06:58 PM   #179
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,198
Total Cats: 2,584
Default

one was at a meet yesterday. pretty kewl car, I'll probably own one someday
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #180
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

inb4Greddykit
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help multi issues here! ReallyRottenTurbo MEGAsquirt 4 09-22-2015 01:49 PM
Built 1.6l Engine, 1,820 miles Baxgordum Miata parts for sale/trade 19 09-05-2015 12:42 AM
2009 Subaru WRX Hatchback - Pearl White - 83k miles - $16999 Braineack Cars for sale/trade 3 09-04-2015 03:12 PM
i beat an sti urgaynknowit Prefabbed Turbo Kits 164 03-04-2009 02:49 PM
STI 2, Stockholm Police 0 fahrvergnugen Insert BS here 12 10-20-2008 08:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:55 PM.