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Old 08-26-2019, 08:39 AM   #15
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Well, I don't think my wife is happy with me... Haha!

I went and got a TRD catback exhaust to match my TRD intake.

It's a bit louder with the Tomei UEL Headers + Overpipe. I still have the stock front pipe, so I'm sure it could be louder, but overall, the sound is great. I can really hear the boxer-growl now.
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A bit of an update: I decided to focus on some small/misc. pieces before purchasing anything big (BBK, Supercharger, etc). Just some little things that would improve the overall feel of the car.

Transmission and Differential fluid change w/ Motul Gear 300 75W90 Synthetic Fluid

White Line steering rack bushings

White Line rear diff. carrier bushing inserts

White Line rear subframe bushing inserts

White Line transmission bushing insert

TorqueSolutions short shifter

Perrin shifter bushing

3DMAXpider front floormats

Black spline-type lug nuts + studs
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:56 AM   #17
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Does the Perrin shifter bushing fix the shifting issues? I have a 2013 and 2nd gear is super hard to use. Was wondering if it did anything.
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Does the Perrin shifter bushing fix the shifting issues? I have a 2013 and 2nd gear is super hard to use. Was wondering if it did anything.
I never really had an issue with shifting to be honest, but the bushing did tighten shifts up quite a bit.

Also, Update: I decided that I hated the TorqueSolutions short shifter (seriously bad quality)

So I'm returning it and swapping it out with the IRP V3 Short Shifter, (I'll also return the Perrin bushing because the IRP kit removes the carrier which utilizes it) but the Perrin bushing was nice.

(PM me for further questions please)

Update: Oh man! I'm so glad I got this IRP Shifter! Absolutely Amazing! I highly recommend this to anyone. Yes, the price is a bit steep, and the install is a little more involved than your standard short shifter, but totally worth it!
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:30 AM   #19
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So, as stated in the beginning, my BRZ is my daily-driver.

That being said, it has to be comfortable enough for my commute to work, and my wife has to approve when we go out for date-night.

After the TRD cat-back, she wasn't very happy. Lots of drone, and it was a little loud. So I decided to try and remedy the situation by adding a second resonator to the front pipe.

As luck would have it, the self-serve shop that I go to had an extra OEM front-pipe lying around after someone installed an aftermarket one. They know me pretty well there, so they let me cut out the resonator (leaving the cat, that they actually wanted).

After finding a suitable spot for the resonator that wouldn't interfere with the chassis or any moving parts, we cut/welded it in.

Thoughts: The volume didn't decrease that much, as resonators are more focused on cancelling out noises, instead of reducing volume. But oh man! The drone is gone!

I'm still gonna keep an eye out for other solutions that might reduce the volume just a little bit more, but for now, i'm very happy.
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Just a few more comfort mods.

First, I added the armrest offered on the JDM vehicles. It feels really nice to be able to just rest my arm on long drives or sitting at traffic lights.

Second, I placed a bit of sound deadening around the underside to reduce noise from the drive train (Does a pretty good job).

Ofcourse, I'm not quite finished with my sound deadening, I still have the front half to complete whenever I get time. Highly recommend it. Worth every ounce.
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Nice build so far, thought out and clean! I will never understand giving into a woman over personal items that "said" man works hard for / really enjoys but hey each their own.

Most people make it louder so they don't even want to get in it lol.
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Very nice build. I am in the same boat as you. Just got my new-to-me 2015 FR-S 57k miles.

Can you post current pictures of your BRZ?

Also, have you done anything else cosmetic besides the lights?
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Nice build so far, thought out and clean! I will never understand giving into a woman over personal items that "said" man works hard for / really enjoys but hey each their own.

Most people make it louder so they don't even want to get in it lol.
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I figured i'd add an update to what I've done to my BRZ over the past few weekends.

First up was a budget brake upgrade from Rock Auto: FHI WRX 4-piston fixed calipers ($140/caliper) + F&R StopTech stainless steel brake lines.
(side-note 1: If you have Enkei RPF1's 17x9 +45, you will need a 5mm space to clear the calipers)
(side-note 2: The FHI WRX brakes are a nice caliper upgrade because of their obviously low cost compared to the Brembo's, and you also lose approximately 2lbs per caliper compared to stock)

Next up was to fix a leaking valve-stem on one of my RPF1's. I would lose 10 PSI over night, and had to keep pumping it up every morning until I finally fixed it over the weekend.

And finally, I installed the OEM cat-back exhaust and sold the TRD cat-back. It was just a little too loud for me; the volume, the drone, etc. Maybe i'm just getting older?



I also have a request; I want most of this thread to be filled with helpful info and updates, not random comments/questions. If you have questions, please just PM me. I'll gladly answer any of your questions. I was just hoping to keep this thread as more of a journal than a chat. Thank you.
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