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Old 11-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #26
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aschen...it's been done before.

In the pre WRX era, S/C kits were one of the many options.
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What are you talking about? Subaru never had a SC option for any of its newer gen model year 90+ vehicles. The picture you linked was the engine bay of the STX concept that turned into the Baja. That concept also had a 600 watt radio, low range, a full pass through back, and a ton of other concept type stuff that never made it to production. That SC setup was never more than a one off.

Which made it the most expensive Subaru ever built. That is, according to what one of the engineers responsible for it's construction told me. I also got to see it in person and they took the SC off because he said it was too torquey(is that a word?). I was very sad not to get to see it.

Now, too torquey for a heavy car like the ST-X/Baja with 240hp. What would a SC do to the BRZ/FR-S?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #27
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Now, too torquey for a heavy car like the ST-X/Baja with 240hp. What would a SC do to the BRZ/FR-S?
Hopefully, wonderful magical things involving an ability to lose traction at will.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:29 AM   #28
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Are you sure about that? I was under the impression that the rules would be the same as in other applications, like how the TRD supercharger only got a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty... and that's only if it were installed by a Toyota dealership.
That's not what people with TRD S/C on TCs and Tundras are saying on the FT86club forum... but honestly I don'y know.

If that was the case I would just wait and buy the Vortec.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #29
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IAG's kit puts the blower underneath the manifold.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #30
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No no no.....apologizing?!? That's not for the internet!

Yeah, the motor is low in the BRZ, and kinda far forward for RWD...I feel like Andre the Giant could have wrenched on that car. It's like a '73 Monte Carlo in there!
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #31
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What are the chances it would fit on a Crosstrek?

Wishful thinking, I know...
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #32
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What are the chances it would fit on a Crosstrek?

Wishful thinking, I know...
Probably pretty good. Hood clearance and tuning would be the only issues to work out.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #33
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That's not what people with TRD S/C on TCs and Tundras are saying on the FT86club forum... but honestly I don'y know.
That's just what I remember from when I worked at a Toyota dealership a few years ago. But the warranty I was referring to was for the TRD parts themselves. Perhaps the cars themselve (and the stock components) still retain the original warranty.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:18 PM   #34
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TRD's website states the superchargers carry a warranty of 12-months regardless of miles or the remainder of the factory powertrain warranty when installed at a Toyota Dealer. This also includes any factory parts that were damaged or caused the failure. I would think if you purchased an extended warranty this would be covered with the stipulation that a Toyota dealer installed it and not other modifications were performed to the supercharger kit (replaced pulley, ecu mods, etc.). This is actually a pretty good warranty but it does come at the cost of the product and dealer installation.

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #35
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The supercharger looks pretty small.
It wouldn't make sense to run much boost in the motor without lowering it's compression ratio, right? I seem to remember that when I first visited this site there were people putting turbos on their GC8's running ~5 pounds of boost because any more would make them go pop.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #36
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It wouldn't make sense to run much boost in the motor without lowering it's compression ratio, right? I seem to remember that when I first visited this site there were people putting turbos on their GC8's running ~5 pounds of boost because any more would make them go pop.
It's all in the tuning. I was running 8psi on my RS-t for 3 years with 0 issues. With the DI you can be a little more aggressive even.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:38 PM   #37
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It wouldn't make sense to run much boost in the motor without lowering it's compression ratio, right? I seem to remember that when I first visited this site there were people putting turbos on their GC8's running ~5 pounds of boost because any more would make them go pop.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #38
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When they mean exclusive to the FR-S, I'm sure they mean it would fit on a BRZ but Subaru would deny your warranty if something happened.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #39
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When they mean exclusive to the FR-S, I'm sure they mean it would fit on a BRZ but Subaru would deny your warranty if something happened.
And Toyota dealers probably won't install it on a BRZ thus Toyota/TRD won't warranty the supercharger either.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:00 PM   #40
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IAG's kit puts the blower underneath the manifold.
This looks so GHETTO! it seems like someone with lack of 3D skills modeled this.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:35 PM   #41
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TRD SC.
From Modified Magazine's FB.

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This is the first one of its kind and its installed on the Ken Stout Racing World Challenge FR-S.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #42
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TRD SC.
From Modified Magazine's FB.
I think this would be more appropriate for the general ft-86 thread, but I'm glad to see it's a screw charger as opposed to vortech style. I really want a roots blower for my s
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #43
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As soon as I pile up 3 grand, my car's soft top and motors are coming out. Permanently.
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I have money now too and hopefully my dream will come true...
Sounds like your dream's just waiting on YOU!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #44
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Sounds like your dream's just waiting on YOU!
The release of that super charger pick certainly has me contemplating. Depending on power and other things changed as well as the overall price, I would love to finally be in full swing support of this car. It missed the mark originally but I think if the trd comes with super and other performance bits and is priced like an STi (dreaming that it could be a bit cheaper) I'd actually just start parting out the s, selling all I could on it and scrapping the chassis. I love the car, but I want something I can own from the day it was made. That means much more to me to be able to have that special relationship.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:19 PM   #45
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but I think if the trd comes with super and other performance bits and is priced like an STi ...
I'm pretty sure this is a supercharger you order from the parts counter at the dealership.. not a new trim level of FR-S.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #46
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I'm pretty sure this is a supercharger you order from the parts counter at the dealership.. not a new trim level of FR-S.
it's a TRD add-=on you order/install through the dealer, yes. However being a TRD part, it still covers a (most likely) 3-year 36,000 mile warranty. Same deal as slapping the SVO supercharger kit on a Mustang GT.
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I'm pretty sure this is a supercharger you order from the parts counter at the dealership.. not a new trim level of FR-S.
I'd hope that when the trd package comes out it would include this as well as better internals. If it doesn't I'll go right back to not caring, because slapping a super on a car and running it at 4psi is stupid if you drop 5 grand on it.. The STI is a considerably different animal from the wrx and is only 8 grand more, with better suspension, interior, engine, and drivetrain.
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I'd hope that when the trd package comes out it would include this as well as better internals.
Then you haven't been paying attention.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #49
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I'd hope that when the trd package comes out it would include this as well as better internals. If it doesn't I'll go right back to not caring, because slapping a super on a car and running it at 4psi is stupid if you drop 5 grand on it.. The STI is a considerably different animal from the wrx and is only 8 grand more, with better suspension, interior, engine, and drivetrain.
You don't know TRD well.

and the STI is a model, not a dealer installed option.
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You don't know TRD well.
I don't know their reputation in terms of how much they differ from normal trims other than the celica, which was pretty much wrx to sti step up levels. I also know trd is toyota's sti.

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and the STI is a model, not a dealer installed option.
You can buy sti stuff in bits the same way. You can also buy trd trim levels same as you can buy sti trim levels.

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