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Old 04-29-2020, 08:47 PM   #1
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2017 Subaru
BRZ Limited AT
Pure Red

Nothing too crazy. Yes its an auto and yes I know how to drive manual. I own a Mazda 3 speed that is manual but my left knee was injured a few years back and the clutch movement on the back of my knee is not a good feeling. I was able to pick up my BRZ with 28K miles and re-certified by Subaru with 100K warranty at a great price. Best of all 100% stock and well taken care of.

I have a few things in line for build updates, overall keeping it simple. Its a light daily driver (I work from home) and I frequent the South East/Smokey Mountains. Looking forward to sharing the progress here. Thanks!

Engine:
Greddy Air Intake Snorkel
Greddy Trust Drop In Filter
HKS Dry Carbon Suction Intake
JDL UEL Header - with GESI cat, bronze coated
Motiv Overpipe / stock FP & exhaust
HKS Oil Cooler

Drivetrain:
Weir 4.56 final drive

Suspension:
Swift Spec R Springs
2019 PP SACHS Dampers
SPC Rear LCA
Front Camber Bolts

Brakes:
PP OEM Brembo Brakes
Stoptech Sport Pads
Centric Premium High Carbon Rotors

Wheels:
Performance Pack OEM wheels 17x7.5
Michelin Primacy (for now) - 215/45/17

Tune:
OFTv2 Stg2

Fuilds:
Liquid Moly Motor Oil
OEM Subaru Trans/Diff Oil
OEM Dot3 Brake FLuid

Misc:
35% Tints
Uniden R3 Radar w/rear mirror mount & dome light tap
Grimmspeed Header/FP Gaskets
Spare Tire Delete
Trunk "Subaru" badge delete
Modded passenger Foglight vent

Shout out to Atlanta Speed Company & Gran Turismo East. Amazing shops and highly recommended.

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You may want to reconsider/think about a 4.44 or 4:56 FD, 4.88 is so aggressive. 3rd will top out at about 74, and 3 to 4 shift is so long, 4th will top at about 104mph and you stop pulling in 5th gear.. So you’ll be wishing for a little more. 4.56 was perfect for NA full bolt ons in my opinion.
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:31 AM   #3
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Some cool vids of AT with FDs.


4.8 FD AT 86 (he sold me lunatics FD - as he went manual)


5.1 FD AT 86


Looking forward to final drive it puts us AT turtles right on par with Manual gearing. Can’t wait lol

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Old 04-30-2020, 12:27 PM   #4
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I enjoyed the videos as I had never seen those before. Any plans for a transmission cooler?
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I enjoyed the videos as I had never seen those before. Any plans for a transmission cooler?
Had a stark AT cooler. Sold it
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139167


I stay in communication with both those drivers in the vids. The second video is someone who used to work for Ace

Anyways not needed just creates another unnecessary fail point. Stock cooler is very capable this information came from both those drivers. It was one of my main concerns. If it overheats it goes into limp mode to let you drive back safely. I don't think I'd run over 3 laps at any event. Also mountains out here have a lot of pull offs and are used when things look/feel hot

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HKS intake came in but WTF UPS





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Got around to finally install and flash stage 1 on OFTv2. Thing opened up power from 3K+ RPM. Can’t believe I drove without it for so long.
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Switching from Ts STI Springs to Swift Spec R Springs and SPC LCA. Sold the stock SHOWA struts and picked up 2019 performance package SACHS off a friend with only 9K miles.

STI Springs



Swift Spec R



After install headed over to Gran Tursimo East for some alignment magic.




Few weeks after the Swift Spec R settled and got my hands on some light Performance Package wheels (same friend who sold me his shocks). Compared to the STI Springs, car sits lower and has more grip overall. I do at times miss the playfulness of the STI springs as they are much softer and made the car more tail happy. However for spirited mountain runs. The Swift Spec Rs are the way to go.


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Went for a drive today with the crew got some more pics. Loving the brake setup no fade at all!


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been a while..

I have since removed the Perrin Wing Risers and Maxton Design V1 Gurney for the 17+ spoiler shown in the pic


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Came VERY close to ordering an HKS SC but holding off for now. Updated OP with a few things installed yesterday (jdl header, greddy snorkel, hks oil cooler). So far WOW and with his cool weather lately butt dyno is happy. Car has some pep ha

Here are some shots of the header when it came in. Packed well and quality welds can be seen through the bronze coating Check out those flanges!





Should be getting the brakes and final drive installed in the next two weeks. Just waiting for my rotors to come in from UPS. Also, for anyone looking to get in contact with Weir I got my 4.56 Final Drive from him with a simple email request.




I'll get some updated pictures once the Brembos are on

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Finally had some time to upload a few pics. Final drive installed over the weekend. Got the Brembos installed at ASC today. Gearing and driving feels amazing.








Looking forward to Touge Fest at tail of the dragon

I'll also be out there on the 17th for a honda/tuner meet if anyone wants to say hello. Cheers!
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