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Old 03-22-2019, 08:45 PM   #85
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Well, Iíve decided to upgrade my BRZ... with a built engine :-) going through break-in now, but so far it looks like increase of about +60tq, and have torque come in about 1000rpm earlier, on top of my current turbo set-up. Iím not looking for top end power, but reliability and more low end tq for daily enjoyment. Should be fun...
Where'd you get the short block? Who did the install?
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:15 PM   #86
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Where'd you get the short block? Who did the install?
I’ve worked with Lachute Performance, they basically provided a full turn key solution under one roof, and designed the solution to meet my specific goals and needs, including rebuild of my engine with forged internals to their AK engine specifications, full balancing, install and tuning. I brought my car in, they loaned me a car, about 2 wks later my car was ready.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:53 PM   #87
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Iíve worked with Lachute Performance, they basically provided a full turn key solution under one roof, and designed the solution to meet my specific goals and needs, including rebuild of my engine with forged internals to their AK engine specifications, full balancing, install and tuning. I brought my car in, they loaned me a car, about 2 wks later my car was ready.
That's some good service.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:38 PM   #88
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Well I've had my 86 for 4 years(Mar 7th 2015) and haven't upgraded because the only logical upgrade IMHO is a Cayman or 4C( something small, RWD and light(sub 3000 lbs) with a turbo 4). My car has been boosted for 2 years out of the 4 and I love it even more than before. It's like a front engine Cayman 2.0T now and I refuse to part ways with it.
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Not upgrading. In fact I back with another twin used this time and will be adding a roots SC with flex fuel. 275whp and a nice flat torque curve right around 225 wtq should be huge fun in a 2700lb car.

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Upgraded from owning 2 twins, don't regret.
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My 2013 BRZ was totaled a few months and I upgraded to a 2018 M2. I wanted a CPO 981 Cayman S but couldn't find one to my spec/price. Also thought about the Supra but needed a car asap and didn't want to pay mark up over MSRP and wait a year. Ultimately went with a new M2 since the 2018's were heavily discounted (10k off MSRP).

Do I regret my decision? No.

But there's a lot of things I miss in the BRZ. How light it was, the steering and seating position. I miss the "racecar" feel to it and how I can rev it out and not even break the speed limit.

I think I really need a small, lightweight, RWD car again in the future. 3400lbs M2 does feel porky regardless of how powerful it is.
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My 2013 BRZ was totaled a few months and I upgraded to a 2018 M2. I wanted a CPO 981 Cayman S but couldn't find one to my spec/price. Also thought about the Supra but needed a car asap and didn't want to pay mark up over MSRP and wait a year. Ultimately went with a new M2 since the 2018's were heavily discounted (10k off MSRP).

Do I regret my decision? No.

But there's a lot of things I miss in the BRZ. How light it was, the steering and seating position. I miss the "racecar" feel to it and how I can rev it out and not even break the speed limit.

I think I really need a small, lightweight, RWD car again in the future. 3400lbs M2 does feel porky regardless of how powerful it is.
Interesting perspective, especially considering how special a car the M2 is. Congrats on the upgrade! I

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Not upgrading. In fact I back with another twin used this time and will be adding a roots SC with flex fuel. 275whp and a nice flat torque curve right around 225 wtq should be huge fun in a 2700lb car.

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Keep us posted on how that goes, seriously considering the same path. Either edelbrock or the sprintex kit.

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I sold my BRZ because I needed 4 doors and a functional backseat as the kids grew.

Got a WRX which I drove for about 1.5 years then got a Golf R which I drove for 1.5 years and then sold that for a C7 Z51 and a Honda Fit. Ended up driving the Fit wayyyy too much and the C7 way to little and sold both for a Focus RS that I bought new for a steal (sat on the dealer lot for almost a full year).

Been driving the Focus RS for over a year and in many ways its the perfect compromise (very fun, very functional) but I still miss RWD light cars.

I have room in my garage for an ND Miata which is likely my next purchase but trying to decide if I keep the RS or get the Miata and something else that is fun like a Fiesta ST.

I really like the twins but I like to try different cars so not sure I would buy another unless they added more power or made some big changes.
What did you like/dislike about the WRX and Golf R. I am thinking about eikther one to replace my wifeís 2012 RDX. She is biased towards AWD.
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What did you like/dislike about the WRX and Golf R. I am thinking about eikther one to replace my wifeís 2012 RDX. She is biased towards AWD.
WRX dislikes were the stock tune. It has terrible rev hang and a non-linear throttle response. A tune fixes that but then you have to deal with warranty denial potential with Subaru.

Interior the GTI/Golf R are on a whole different level in terms of fit and finish and overall quality. Subaru has improved over the years but has a ways to go.

More road noise with the WRX. The WRX feels much more raw and a little more fun to drive with some basic mods. The Golf R is a much better daily driver but the steering feel is lacking.

The WRX will be cheaper and likely have better resale.

You really need to drive both.
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I upgraded again. Sold the Camaro SS 1LE and bought a Camaro ZL1 1LE. 650hp isn't enough either. ugh.

I do owe 50% or more of 4 BRZ/FRS now though.
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I upgraded again. Sold the Camaro SS 1LE and bought a Camaro ZL1 1LE. 650hp isn't enough either. ugh.

I do owe 50% or more of 4 BRZ/FRS now though.
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