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Old 10-20-2017, 03:49 AM   #1
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Getting Shredical with the FR-S

Figured I'd throw up a journal to log the mods and history of the second twin I've come to own.

Bought it used in April 2017 with 20,1xx miles on the car. Model Year is 2015. The first twin was a 2015 as well, but leased brand new in Argento livery. While the Argento grew on me over time, it was the Asphalt that was always my first choice (well after the firestorm, but didn't want the curse of the po po that follows red cars around

Came with a TRD catback and factory center console armrest that were added by original owner.



Instead of NA bolt ons like I did with the first FR-S, decided to go all out and go turbo in one go. VitViper steered me towards what ended up being the last of the PRL Motorsports turbo kits that were being sold. Its the asme kit that's on his shop FR_S but with a bigger Comp turbo.
With the idea being that this would be mainly a Spring/Summer/Early Fall daily driver and the 2-3 track sessions in the year, I wanted to go for a conservative power upgrade that didn't require upgrading the stock fuel system.

Vit recommended the Garrett GTX2867R Gen2 instead of the journal bearing Precisoin that came stock with the kit. For a 400$ upgrade fee, seemed like a no brainer.

TO go along with thebuild, with the help of local track bro, Decay107, who had just installed the exact same kit on his FR-S and tuned by Vit as well, provided guidance and assistance in helping me plan out the build. Especially with regards to cooling.

Ended up getting a set of Velo/Versus hood vents.

I watched with slight discomfort as PitViper came over and cut up my hood and installed them for me. Turned out great.




Some of the supporting mods I did to go along with the turbo build.


Dual Core Laminova water to Oil cooler



Full race heat shield


STI motor mounts
Radium catch can
ACT Clutch with Versus billet fork and pivot


Ceramic coated turbo manifold and turbo housing
Whiteline Differential bushings,
Whiteline Subframe Insert bushings
Torque solution shifter bushing
TOrque SOlution Race transmission mount insert
Mtec shifter detent springs

Transmission and ENgine Oil changed. Motul 300V.

Perrin 3 inch exhaust, Resonated
Ultimate racing front pipe/overpipe, Catless and Resonated

Ran into some issues with the catback. It wasn't aligning properly since the kit was originally designed for the Precision turbo. So the down tube had to be modified to work with the Garrett.
But the shop made it fit. Sounds great. Shout out to James Martin for the sound clip videos which helped me in narrowing down my choice for a catback for this turbo build.




Conservative map by one of the very best tuners in the business. VitTuned!

Here's where she stands for now.


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Cool build. Got any more photos of your laminova cooler? Really interested in this setup. Is it custom or a ready to purchase kit?
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:32 PM   #3
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Cool build. Got any more photos of your laminova cooler? Really interested in this setup. Is it custom or a ready to purchase kit?
Here's another from the bottom



Its a ready to purchase kit, directly from the distributor.
http://mocalusa.com/laminova.htm

Got the lightweight racing hose, mocal sandwich plate without thermostat and the AN aeroquip fittings to go with them.

I have some data on oil temperature and coolant temps at around 50 to 80deg F ambient. No problems daily driving or even some hard driving for 30 minutes. OIl temps never went over 230 and coolant temps gets up to 216 once you come to a stop.

Did the 3rd gear high rpm (6k) test on the highway for about 8 minutes and oil temps stayed constant at 228 and coolant at 195~200 deg F cruising at 75MPH.

OIl being used is 5W40. WIll be switching out to 5W30 and retake measurements.

I'll get some data on oil pressure (installing a defi guage this weekend) as well between cold start , idle and WOT.
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Installed a defi oil pressure gauge today

Psi at cold start
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Installed a lightweight Shorai battery with custom battery tray and a drain kit for the Radium catch can today.



also swapped out the vented hood for another stock aka winter/rain hood I picked up in Seattle a couple weeks ago.
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FInally got done with installing my audio system.

Front door speakers ayton RS180 reference woofers
Dash : Tang Band tweeter
Crossover: CT sounds 2 way crossover
Subwoofer: JL Audio Stealthbox (2 Ohm load)
Pioneer GM-D8604 4 x 100W RMS amplifier (2 channels powers speakers and 2 more bridged for the sub). Dyno tests show over 500W RMS into 2 ohms!!

OFCC 14 AWG cabling throughout
Dynamat, mass loaded Vinyl and closed cell foam layering in strategic areas

Rear speakers and stock amp unplugged.

First impression is, its a big step up from stock. Still fine tuning the gain and xover frequencies in the amp.
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How secure is that laminova hanging off the coolant hose? Did you have to make a bracket to secure it or should it be fine being held in like that?
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How secure is that laminova hanging off the coolant hose? Did you have to make a bracket to secure it or should it be fine being held in like that?
No bracket.. reasoning was that it would be too rigid and this way, the ends on either side can move just enough to cope with engine and chassis movements.

Have about 5k miles on it so far and no issues.

An additional update: I had to remove it and reinstall when I put in a new Koyo Radiator.
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Some more updates to the car that I got done this summer:

Koyo Radiator
SPL rear lower control arms
SPC rear toe arms
SPC camber bolts
Alignment from Trackside motorsports
StopTech Stainless steel brake lines
Valenti style 3rd brake light
86speed License plate LEDs white
86speed Interior white LEDs and diamond cut cover
86speed Hood struts
Fumoto oil drain valve

MocalUSA oil return line to replace the leaking one.
Russel Oil feed line and oil restrictor to replace leaking ones.
Turbo Coolant banjo fittings and hose lines with heat protective sleeves. PRL didn't include these with the 2867R Gen2 upgrade.
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replaced my 1996 Outback with this as my winter beater.

2013 Cayenne S.
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2013 Cayenne S.
Love what you're doing with the FRS. LOVE the new winter beater too!
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