At the start of the week, we began piecing together our 120 Hours/Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited to reflect a pretty typical build strategy for an average enthusiast. We set out to assemble a daily driver that we could track on occasion, and via a strategic plan and some key project partners we think we've hit that mark. We picked up a 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited RWD sport coupe a few weeks back, contacted industry friends to help out with some proper modifications, and before we knew it we were elbows deep into transforming our Subie to match our vision.
On Day 1, we upgraded suspension with a set of RS-R Sports-I coilovers, killing two birds with one stone, principally lowering the vehicle's center of gravity for better handling performance but also making the BRZ look cool as hell with a new stance. We freshened up the girl's joints with an Energy Suspension Hyper-Flex master bushing kit to replace the factory rubber with much more durable and responsive polyurethane bushings, and since we were tinkering around in the wheel wells anyway we improved brakes with EBC BSD slotted rotors and Yellowstuff pads.
Day 2 we went out and got our Falken AZENIS FK510 Summer UHP tires mounted on a foursome of Flow Formed Konig Freeform wheels in Radium Bronze, kicking to the curb the spindly factory running gear. Continuing with a focus on cosmetics, we also secured carbon fiber APR side diffusers and rear spats to dress up the exterior, and Tuesday's final tasks were installing the BuddyClub tail lights and resuscitating the heavily oxidized headlights with a Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Kit.
We got over the hump by tackling one of the longest installs of the build, the SPEC Stage 3+ clutch and aluminum flywheel, and also took the time under the car to unbolt the OEM exhaust and bolt in one of GReddy Performance's new RS-Ti titanium exhausts, which are ridiculously light. GReddy also came through with one of its new hard urethane front lip spoilers for the BRZ, which extends down the front lower edge of the car by some 17mm.
Day 4's big upgrade was a Vortech centrifugal supercharger, which should hopefully take power output to a respectable level (our dyno date to end the week fell through—we'll get the Subaru on the rollers next week). We also installed some supplementary bits, like an Odyssey Extreme Series battery and CSF all-aluminum radiator. Finally, to keep our BRZ snug as a bug in a rug, Covercraft came through with a polyester knit and spandex indoor car cover that has fleeced cotton on the inside—perfect protection in the garage so nothing can spill on or ding up our prized whip.
And that's all she wrote! Our Subaru BRZ Limited is now headed for a life of commuting and the occasional circuit flogging, and we had a lot of fun putting her together! If you are interested in any of the officially sponsored products featured in the build, we encourage you to hit up their respective manufacturers.
For this build, the official sponsors of the Super Street Week To Wicked Subaru BRZ includes: Falken Tires, Konig Wheels, Greddy Performance Products, SPEC Clutch, Covercraft, Energy Suspension, Odyssey Battery, RS-R USA, and Vortech Superchargers
Follow the entire build
- Project Introduction
- RS*R USA coilover suspension, Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings, and EBC Brakes pads and rotors
- Konig wheels, Falken tires, APR carbon, and Meguiar's headlight restoration
- GReddy Performance Products exhaust and front lip spoiler, SPEC clutch and flywheel
- Odyssey battery, Covercraft car cover, Vortech supercharger system, and CSF radiator
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