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Old 03-24-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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Cool Gopherboy's WRB BRZ Limited - Build Journal

So... This is my build thread.

Photos Broken - Photobucket is stupid



Current Mods:

-Engine & Drivetrain-
Built Engine
- Forged CP Pistons 12.5:1 Compression Ratio
- Forged Brian Crower I-Beam Rods
- King Rod Bearings
- King Main Bearings
- ARP Head Studs
- Kelford 68lb Valve Springs
- GSC Valve Guides
Vortech Supercharger Kit - Stock Pulley
Gates Blue Serpentine Belt
MotoEast Flex Fuel Kit
MotoEast Tune - EcuTek
ID 1050X Injectors
DW65c Fuel Pump
Perrin Oil Cooler
Perrin Radiator Hoses
Mishimoto Radiator
Radium Dual Catch Can Kit
Perrin Crank Shaft Pulley
Perrin Lightweight Accessory Pulley Kit
Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Driveshaft
Exedy Stage 2, 3 Puck Clutch
Versus Forged Clutch Fork
Velox Billet Clutch Fork Pivot
MTEC Shifter Springs
Nameless Performance Engine and Pulley Covers - Custom Subaru Logo Engraved
Painted all fluid caps WRB

- Exhaust -
Open Flash Tablet UEL Header
P&L Overpipe
Invidia catless front pipe
Perrin 3.0" Cat-back Exhaust (Resonated)

-Chassis & Suspension-
25% 3M Tint all around
Grimmspeed Hood Struts
Racecomp Engineering Tarmac Zero Coilovers
Whiteline Crossmember Mount Insert Bushings
Whilteline Rear Camber Adjust Kit
Cusco Power Brace
Cusco Strut Tower Brace
Cusco Battery Tie Down
Perrin Rear Sway Bar - 16mm
Perrin Poly Endlinks
Perrin Master Cylinder Brace
Perrin Transmission Support
Perrin Steering Rack Lockdown
Perrin Rear Shifter Bushing
(former) Grimmspeed Strut Tower Brace


-Wheels & Tires-
ARP Extended Studs

--Street Setup--
Enkei RPO3 17x8 48mm Offset Silver
Dunlop DZ102 245/40/17 Tires
Muteki Blue Lugs

--Track Setup--
Enkei RPF1 17x9 45mm Offset Gold
Maxxis Victra VR-1 255/40/17
Muteki Black Lugs

-Brakes-
Carbotech XP10 Front, XP8 Rear race pads
Stoptech Steel Brake Lines
Motul RBF 600 Race Brake Fluid


-Interior & Audio-
Innovate MTX Duel Gauge - Oil Pressure and Temp
^ in the Block8Head custom top left vent pod
AEM Digital AFR Gauge
^ in ATI left vent pod
MotoEast Flex Fuel Kit Ethanol Display
Raceseng Orange Shift Knob
Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS
JL Audio XD500/3 Amp
JL Audio C5-653 3 way components
JL Audio 10W3v3 Subwoofer
Integrity Concepts Subwoofer Enclosure

-Misc-
Braille 17lb AGM Battery
Raceseng Front Tow Hook w/ GoPro Mount
Raceseng Rear Tow Hook
Toms' Clear JDM Tail Lights
GTR Lighting 3rd Brake light F1 Style Flasher
LED Turn signals


Ordered my BRZ on March 1st, 2013 in Moorhead, MN and picked it up on March 21st with 6 miles on it.

I come from the Honda world, as I have a 2004 RSX-S that I've modded for track days:
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=710729

My plans for this car will also be Autocross and track days.

Here are some videos from 2014 Race season so far:

Road Course compilation from PG2k14.1 at Brainerd International Raceway
[ame]http://youtu.be/IZInYJ3oHSs[/ame]


Hotlap at BIR Roadcourse:
[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PoUr92RrtM"]MAP 2k14.1 Proving Grounds Road Course - 2013 BRZ Supercharged - YouTube[/ame]


Chasing down some cars on the track:
[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH7Fm3hZIU0"]PG 2k14.1 Road Course - BIR 6/21/14 - Supercharged Subaru BRZ - YouTube[/ame]


AutoX fun:
[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHijqWbVN8E"]Supercharged Subaru BRZ AutoX West Fargo ND - YouTube[/ame]








The Day it arrived off the truck





Filling it up for the first time, then back to work. I had the dealer specifically not take the plastic off OR wash it. If anyone is going to scratch my paint, it's not going to be the kid at the dealership getting paid $7/hr. It's going to be me.





Driving it home from work.



Safe at home, plastic removed. Yes. That is how much snow we have in Fargo, ND. STILL. Ugh.







BFF's



What do you do 72 hours after buying a brand new car? Take it apart, of course.



Stock Intake Removed.



Perrin Crank Pulley Installed. Weight savings is equivalent to removing 100lbs from the vehicle.





Perrin Inlet Tube and Cold Air Intake Installed.



All washed and ready for a month or so nap (While waiting for snowy, salty roads to stop being snowy and salty.



Someone please come buy one of my vehicles. I have too many.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Got Tint done today!



4/4/13
Got Opti-Coat 2.0 Applied today - AMAZING.











GrimmSpeed hood Struts installed.







Time for better audio:






C5 Love









Did a little custom tweeter mounting. "plastic welding" (soldering iron to fuse plastic)







And I made a quick shitty MDF box until my Integrity Concepts Fiberglass one gets done.





All washed up before it's first car show!







New Wheels Arrived! Enkei RP03 17x8 with Dunlop ZII 245/4017s!







Comparo Shot



All Done!










Now it just needs lowering and brakes and we're ready for racing!



Race Brakes came in! 6/10/13


More Parts Ordered Today! 6/12/13
RCE Tarmac Zero Coils with 350/350 Rates




Whiteline Cross-member Mount Insert bushings



Whiteline Rear camber adjuster kit



Will update after installed!

6/18/13 Got my Integrity Concepts sub box and installed it last night!












Old VS New (I knew I was getting this, so I just made a quick MDF box)









7/7/13 Update -

Got Coilovers in, changed air filter (perrin one was too oily) and added rear camber bushings

Height almost perfect. Need to raise the rear .5" still


Coils installed


Stock Spring vs 215 front spring vs 350 front spring


Tarmac 0 Damper vs Stock


And the Ginormus K&N filter I got for my Perrin Intake:



Ride height Nailed:



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Old 03-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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7/25/13

More Fun Pics!







Finally painted my random engine parts. Will do the caps / everything in yellow soon too.



Color looks WAAAY off in this pic



9-16-2013
Installed my Grimmspeed Strut Tower Brace Bar last week and got to use it racing! FUN:







Dirty Car at Proving Grounds 2k13.2



Turn 13 at BIR



Update 1/15/14
Parts that get to sit in the garage until spring:

Perrin 3.0 Catback

Perrin Oil Cooler

Steering Rack Lockdown
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #4
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2014 Mods and stuffs Post -

Custom Engraving Finished! Ready to go on!




And some more Pretty bits - Raceseng Shift Knob and Tow Hooks


With GoPro Mount



3/2/14 - Time to wake up for the year!





Wheels! Gotta remember where they were last year!



Frosty under there





Just rolling around



And OUT!



3/08/14 - Just can't trust ND weather. ARG. First time it has been snowed on.



3/11/14 Perrin Catback installed. Sounds AMAZING!

Before


After


Perrin Steering Rack Lockdown and MTEC Shifter Springs












Shift Knob and Tow Hooks installed:








4/20/14 More parts came in!



Flashing...



Phew - All done!



Sticker Fun!










- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Supercharger Install Weekend! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



Just some parts to install...







The Before Picture



The Teardown:





Mishimoto Radiator and Perrin Pulleys added



PEEK



Reassembly



Had to do a little custom work on the Sprayer bottle



Painted Perrin Oli Cooler Black



Installed!





Tested and all buttoned up!



Post Install Bay Pics:

Before and After:





More Bay Pics












Radium Catch Cans





First AutoX for testing:

[ame]http://youtu.be/GHijqWbVN8E[/ame]
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Hmm.... What other mods do you have lined up? I looks good so far. Especially with the Perrin stuff.
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Hmm.... What other mods do you have lined up? I looks good so far. Especially with the Perrin stuff.
Thanks!

My next mod will be the stereo. Just ordered it today.
It will be:

JL C5-653 3-Way Components
JL 10W3v3-2 Sub
JL XD500/3 Amp
Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD (pulled from my RSX)

After that, it's wheels and tires which will be:

Enkei RP03 17x8
Dunlop ZII's 245/40/17

And then Suspension, KWv3's and misc bushings.
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Thanks!

My next mod will be the stereo. Just ordered it today.
It will be:

JL C5-653 3-Way Components
JL 10W3v3-2 Sub
JL XD500/3 Amp
Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD (pulled from my RSX)

After that, it's wheels and tires which will be:

Enkei RP03 17x8
Dunlop ZII's 245/40/17

And then Suspension, KWv3's and misc bushings.
The stereo sounds like fun! And same with those wheels! The RP03 look really good on our cars!

Though, just out of personal curiosity, why Dunlops? (I'm just trying to get more info on the different tires people are getting so I can make an informed choice [so far I'm edging towards GoodYear])
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I've used the Dunlop Star Spec's for the last two years in AutoX and the big track, and I absolutely love them. The general consensus of tests are saying that the ZII's improve in almost every way. The ZII's and RS-3's are pretty much the big name in AutoX tires right now.

See:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=168
http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/choose...op-direzza-zii
http://www.onehotlap.com/2012/11/dun...i-tire-as.html
http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/make-d...t-z1-star-spec
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Thanks!

My next mod will be the stereo. Just ordered it today.
It will be:

JL C5-653 3-Way Components
JL 10W3v3-2 Sub
JL XD500/3 Amp
Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD (pulled from my RSX)

After that, it's wheels and tires which will be:

Enkei RP03 17x8
Dunlop ZII's 245/40/17

And then Suspension, KWv3's and misc bushings.
Please Post some pics when you get the RP03's. I am looking at these exact wheels. I love the look of them while still being lighter then stock at a decent price. What finish are you getting?
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Please Post some pics when you get the RP03's. I am looking at these exact wheels. I love the look of them while still being lighter then stock at a decent price. What finish are you getting?
Sure thing. They are going to be ordered on the 30th. I like the bright silver finish best. I currently have these wheels for my rsx.... And I would have just kept them, but the bolt pattern is different.
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I saw your car at Brainerd this past weekend on the course. How'd you do? From what I could see, it looked like you were really flat around the turns.

Nice car by the way!
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Good tastes in cars in cars and stereos! I have that same year Ranger that I'm getting rid to swap for a BRZ soon. Keep up the good work on that awesome BRZ
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I saw your car at Brainerd this past weekend on the course. How'd you do? From what I could see, it looked like you were really flat around the turns.

Nice car by the way!
Thanks! It was AWESOME. First big track event I've taken it to.

Got Third place in RWD-Limited on the Standing Start Shootout, and 14th out of 101 cars in autox.

So, feeling pretty good about that. The car performed very well. Wheels and tires made the biggest difference, I just wish I would have had time to install my coilovers before the event.

Anyways, we'll see how it goes in Sept at PG2013.2! Come find me if you're there.
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