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Old 12-17-2016, 05:19 AM   #29
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Why didnt you go with a 255-35-17 like you suggested on FB earlier? :p
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:22 PM   #30
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Any word on compatibility and pricing of the new diff for the older cars? Did they change any internals besides ring/pinion?
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:31 PM   #31
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IRP Short Shifter Install

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI7ozf-3Tfg"]FT86SpeedFactory - IRP Short Shifter Install & Review - YouTube[/ame]


Until recently, if you wanted an affordable short shifter for your FRS, BRZ, or 86 you’d probably go with Kartboy, because of it’s 28.5% throw reduction. But with the release of the new IRP shifter, we now have a better option.



The IRP shifter is more expensive, but for the extra price you get a shifter that is more than twice as short compared to anything else in it’s price range. That’s right, this thing reduces throws by 60%. Not only is it a shorter throw, but it’s also taller, so you’ll spend less time shifting and more time with both hands on the wheel.



However, installation will be a bit more laborious than swapping in a traditional short throw shifter. The stock shifter and shifter carrier will need to be permanently removed. In order to gain access to the shifter carrier, the transmission and driveshaft will need to be lowered a couple inches. This can easily done by loosening the transmission mount and the center driveshaft mount. Below is a diagram that better illustrates this process.




With that said, it’s 100% worth it for the quick notchy shifts you get in exchange. This is a perfect setup for autocross, track days, and even for the guys out there drifting. Truly the shortest shifts you can get in this price range.


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Old 01-10-2017, 10:58 PM   #32
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^^ That looks sick, I'm sure I'll be adding that to my lengthy wish list haha.
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:24 PM   #33
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Brake Upgrades

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU9UHzrE69A"]Toyota 86 Brake Upgrade Install - YouTube[/ame]

When we look to improve the performance of our cars, we tend to jump to suspension upgrades and power increases. Often times overlooking the brakes even though we use them before every corner. On the track the faster we can slow down, the more time we can spend on the throttle. The ability to stop quickly and reliably is important on the track, but just as important if not more on the street. Today we made some simple brake upgrades to make our 86 stop faster, dissipate heat more efficiently, and prevent brake fade.



Brake Pads
For brake pads we went with Project Mu. They have a pad for every application from a daily drivers all the way up to serious race cars. We chose to go with their Type NS400 pad because it offers a well balanced upgrade over the oem, while still keeping noise and dust to a minimum. However there were a few other choices we could have gone with.

Their B-Force pad would have been a great option if we planned to do a mix of both street and track driving. But if we choose to take this 86 to the track we switch to something more aggressive like Project Mu’s Club Racer or Racing 999 pad. The Club Racer is great for track days but we wouldn’t recommend it for street use. And if we need the ultimate stopping power, and fade resistance, we could move up to the Racing 999.



Brake Rotors
To keep our new brake pads cool, we wanted something that would dissipate heat quickly and efficiently, while also saving weight. That’s why we went with the DBA T2 slotted rotor. The slotting efficiently clears dust and debris, creating a better surface for the pad to grip to. That coupled with DBA’s Kangaroo Paw ventilation design that expels heat away from the rotor, will make this rotor more than qualified for the job.

Of course, if we need more from out rotors we could easily upgrade to DBA’s T3 two piece slotted rotor that can handle much more heat, cool down faster (which protects wheels bearing from excessive heat), and weight significantly less.



Brake Fluid
When preparing cars for a track day, the brake fluid is often overlooked, even though it is the only thing that links the brake pedal to the caliper. When brakes overheat, the fluid boils. Boiling fluid releases gases, which in a hydraulic system equates to air bubbles leaving the brake pedal feeling spongy and almost useless. To help prevent this, we went with Project Mu’s G-four 335 brake fluid that’s rated to withstand temperatures up to 635 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus it also has a really neat feature that changes colors from green to clear when it’s time to change fluid.



Brake Lines
The last thing we needed to upgrade was the brake lines. The oem rubber lines are great for budget minded commuters, but not ideal for performance driving enthusiasts, like ourselves. So we went with the StopTech stainless steel braided brake lines to give us the firm and consistent pedal response we need when driving this car to the limits.



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Old 01-26-2017, 05:56 PM   #34
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Nice build

I like the wheels, 17x9.5 ET 40 seems large though. Were you able to fit them in the front without spacers while still clearing the perchs?
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:47 AM   #35
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Nice build

I like the wheels, 17x9.5 ET 40 seems large though. Were you able to fit them in the front without spacers while still clearing the perchs?
We sure did. With coilovers the Volks have enough clearance. No spacers required.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:54 PM   #36
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Mishimoto Radiator Upgrade

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6DyMteXibQ"]FT86SpeedFactory - Mishimoto Radiator Upgrade - YouTube[/ame]


When these cars are pushed to the limits, the stock cooling system can start to hold them back. So to keep our 86 far from the danger of overheating, we upgraded the cooling system with Mishimoto’s aluminum radiator, silicone hoses, and Liquid Chill coolant.



Mishimoto’s radiator is over twice as thick as the factory one with 46% more cooling capacity and it’s backed with a lifetime warranty. This equates to a cooling system that will keep this car much cooler during extended periods of performance driving for years to come. Even though the new radiator is much thicker, there is still plenty of room for a Vortech supercharger and no clearance issues for a front mount intercooler.



We installed Mishimoto’s Silicone hose kit to help reduce temperature and increase pressure tolerance from it’s four layers of high grade silicon with heat-resistant fibers. But they’re not just available in red, they also come in black for a more oem look or blue to add some color to the engine bay. And this hose kit is also backed by Mishimoto’s lifetime warranty.



Lastly we added Mishimoto’s Liquid Chill synthetic engine coolant. This helps the engine warm up quickly, drop operating temperatures, and reduce engine wear. It also inhibits corrosion and even seals pinhole leaks. Mishimoto also makes a Liquid Chill coolant additive that can be easily added to any coolant system and still you give similar benefits.

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Old 02-10-2017, 03:42 PM   #37
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Rexspeed Carbon Fiber Hood Damper Kit


[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysSq6OWYuhI"]FT86SpeedFactory - RexSpeed Carbon Hood Damper Kit - YouTube[/ame]

At first it may seem insignificant, but it makes all the difference when you open your hood and work on the engine. The Rexspeed Carbon Hood Damper Kit removes the need for the factory hood stand, and increases how high the hood opens, making much more room for engine activities.



Installing this kit eliminates the chance of the hood falling down on us accidently if we bump the hood prop. It also makes opening the hood effortless and it can easily be done with one hand. Not only is it very functional, but since it’s made with real carbon fiber, it also adds a nice aesthetic to the engine bay. Installation is very simple and shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.



Adding up all these small features makes this kit a must have in our shop. Honestly we should have added this first to make our previous install a little easier.

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Probably a dumb question. Will the Mishimoto tubes and coolant work with a Koyo radiator? Also, I noticed you didn't install Mishimoto's fan shroud in the video Are there any positives and negatives of installing that?
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Yes, the Mishimoto rad hoses will work with a Koyo.
We didn't install Mishimoto's fan shroud kit because we we're focusing on the radiator installation process. But it does plug right into the factory wiring harness and pulls a lot more air in compared to the stock fans.
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MXP Comp RS TI Tip Exhaust

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vma8Pbbidug"]FT86SpeedFactory - MXP Comp RS Ti Tip Exhaust Overview and Drive - YouTube[/ame]


We’ve done quite a few modifications to this car so far, but we still have the stock exhaust on which isn’t much louder than a Camry. Maybe that would be ideal if we were building a sleeper, but we’re not. So we need our exhaust note to match the performance this car has to offer.



Installing an aftermarket catback system is the easiest way open up the FA20’s rumble and enhance the driving experience. We chose to go with is our new and exclusive MXP Comp RS Ti Tip exhaust. We worked with MXP and brought this special blue titanium burnt tip version to the market. The Comp RS is already one of the most affordable and more aggressive sounding exhaust systems, but now it looks even better with the new burnt blue tips.



The rest of the exhaust is constructed out of 2.5in diameter T409 Stainless Steel. It starts with a resonated mid pipe that flows into dual straight through mufflers, and flows out the adjustable tips. The new exhaust has a deep and throaty tone, and every time we let off the accelerator pedal after a few revs, it lets out a nice pop and crackle. Watch the video above and you’ll hear what we’re talking about.




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Old 02-22-2017, 03:38 AM   #41
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I want those wheels, but maybe go with the 17x9 +36 versions of that te37v SL and probably 245/40, not sure if the 255/40 would look right on the 17x9 model compared to the 17x9.5.
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Brake Rotors
To keep our new brake pads cool, we wanted something that would dissipate heat quickly and efficiently, while also saving weight. That’s why we went with the DBA T2 slotted rotor. The slotting efficiently clears dust and debris, creating a better surface for the pad to grip to. That coupled with DBA’s Kangaroo Paw ventilation design that expels heat away from the rotor, will make this rotor more than qualified for the job.

Of course, if we need more from out rotors we could easily upgrade to DBA’s T3 two piece slotted rotor that can handle much more heat, cool down faster (which protects wheels bearing from excessive heat), and weight significantly less.

Are these the same size as OEM? (diameter and so on)
Want to upgrade to these aswell ^^,

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