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Old 03-07-2013, 01:59 AM   #151
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I want to see Whiteline's diff bushings vs that Cusco bar...can you do that?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #152
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I want to see Whiteline's diff bushings vs that Cusco bar...can you do that?
That would be a great comparison. I don't have a plan to swap out the brace for the bushings, but if we do, I will make sure to get a compassion video for you

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:33 PM   #153
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That would be a great comparison. I don't have a plan to swap out the brace for the bushings, but if we do, I will make sure to get a compassion video for you

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #154
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Do I know you? I definitely don't because your member number is less than 6 digits.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:58 PM   #155
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nice catch. I meant comparison, dang spell check

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Old 03-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #156
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Comparisons I like. Compassion makes me feel icky.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #157
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Comparisons I like. Compassion makes me feel icky.





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Old 03-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #158
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nice catch. I meant comparison, dang spell check

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nope, and sorry to be an asshat, it was just too much for me to pass up.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:39 PM   #159
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nope, and sorry to be an asshat, it was just too much for me to pass up.
I read it over and it didn't quite make sense, but I let it go. Kudos to you...makes more sense.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:12 PM   #160
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put it this way, I spend the vast majority of my time in OT.

now who wants to buy me a BRZ?
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #161
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Spotted in the wild!


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Old 03-10-2013, 03:12 AM   #162
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so how big of a trailer do you have to tow with those brakes?

that is damned sexy though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #163
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Beautiful car! Those brakes!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #164
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We took the STi and the Rhino out for some laps around Miller Motorsports Park yesturday evening .

Good times! Both cars need set up, but gave us a chance to get a good idea where to start
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #165
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Been really busy with the car recently and have a few updates for everyone!

First, we installed the Kartboy short throw shifter with the rear bushing. Now we all know the stock shifter is pretty good, but I wanted even shorter throws and a more direct feel to the shifter as a whole and Kartboy came to the rescue with their Short Shift Kit!



I LOVE this shifter! Install was not too bad at all, and the shifts are definitely more crisp and direct, plus it does reduce the throw between shifts which makes for slightly quicker shifts as well. The rear bushing helped secure the shifter assembly as a whole and really adds to the feel when shifting quickly.


Next, we decided the car needed something up front to complete the look we were going for when we added all of the beautiful APR carbon fiber bits. So, naturally we looked to APR and we installed their Carbon Fiber Mirrors and Carbon Fiber front Air Dam. I was not quite sure how these would look, but based off the quality and look of the previous APR parts installed, we knew we had to install them, and I must say, they make the car look jaw droppingly beautiful.





And last but not least we installed the Prova Front Fender Emblems. Since day one, we have wanted to get rid of the stock fender emblems, and go with something a bit different, so as soon as these showed up here, I grabbed a set and installed them that same night. Fitment is perfect, the quality is top notch and they come pre-painted and ready to install. I really like these as they are a subtle addition to the car, they don't really stand out, but they do add something to the car that I just can't quite put my finger on. Either way, I am loving the way the car is looking with all of the additions we have done to it.






We have some really good things in the works for this car, can't divulge any info, but I think you will really like it

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:01 PM   #166
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:53 PM   #167
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We have some incredibly talented people here, check out this vector drawing of the STi and Albino Rhino!



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Old 04-24-2013, 06:10 PM   #168
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finally got some brakes on it nice work guys. Can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:47 PM   #169
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The Albino Rhino Receives Some Boost!!!!

Well well well, so the little Albino Rhino has finally lost its baby horn! I can’t say how excited I was when we received the Vortech SuperCharger in for our Albino Rhino BRZ. First I poured through the box checking out all of the components, resisting the urge to run around the shop making supercharger/blow off valve noises, but I kept my cool. Really, on the inside I was like a kid at Christmas and could barely contain my excitement. I literally started on the install that very night and enlisted the help of a few chosen comrades, one for install help, and one for comic relief. With the team in tow, we set out to give the Rhino some much needed boost.

The install was very straight forward and I was impressed with the fit and finish of the kit overall, plus it just looks beautiful and proper in the engine bay. I was not keeping track of time, but I would assume we spent a solid 6-7 hours on the install, potentially longer, although it is hard to say for sure as I never bothered to look at a clock, I just wanted to get this thing boosted! The initial startup made my heart drop for a brief moment when we saw oil dripping from under the car. With thoughts of all the worst case scenarios racing through my head I could not help but think “this whole thing is going to have to come back out and even worse, I won’t get to drive it tonight…” I don’t ever recall popping the hood, but I vividly remember looking down at an oil soaked By Pass Valve filter. I have never been so excited to make a dumb mistake! I cleaned the excess oil off the filter and off the floor of the shop and started it back up. Such feelings of accomplishment when you finally finish something you have wanted to do for almost a year, and as a plus everything looked perfect and sounded even better. It was time for a drive!

Pulling out of the shop was no different than any other time except one thing.. We have boost! Even at idle the car felt like it had a different personality, almost a new beginning for the car. We took it very easy at first, wanting to make sure everything was secure and running well. After a few low boost pulls around the area we pulled it back in to double check everything, re-check the oil level, and clean off the bit of hidden excess oil that still wanted to mist out of the BPV filter. Everything was spot on, I was getting the butterflies from excitement, and it was time to put it to the test. We first hopped on the freeway wanting to run it up to redline to check that boost was where it should be. Naturally I forgot to even look at the boost gauge, as I was having too much fun and needing to pay attention to redline and the cars around me. My very first impression was… “This feels like a fast N/A Honda!” and that would be the best way I could describe it, as it feels almost exactly the same as before, just much more, and it’s awesome! I know everyone says “this is how the car should be from the factory”, but it truly is in this case. The car was still very responsive, predictable, and a bit peaky in the power delivery, but we just get more uumph out of the little FA20, plus a noise that compliments the feeling very well.

In the lower RPM’s the car behaves much like a stock car would, but once you get into the upper RPM range, the engine just wakes up and propels you along briskly with a bit of noise. You don’t get the sense of speed or power like you do with a turbo, but instead you get a nice linear power band that is more than happy to accelerate you to law breaking speeds at a moment’s notice. Not that I would recommend doing that or anything

Overall I am very pleased with this kit and the performance it gave our Albino Rhino. I was not expecting break neck acceleration from it, but I may have under estimated this kit a bit and was taken back at how it transformed the vehicle and the engine. For being a 100% bolt on kit, I could not ask for more, as this is something an average person can do in their garage over the weekend. I had assume that because we were using stock injectors and a stock fuel pump that there were not much, if any gains to be had, but the Vortech kit pulled through and left me with a huge smile from ear to ear. If nothing else, the sore face from my extended drive was well worth it.




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Very nice! Congrats! So it comes with a boost gauge? And about how much extra weight does this add to the BRZ?
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #171
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Very nice! Congrats! So it comes with a boost gauge? And about how much extra weight does this add to the BRZ?
No, we added the boost gauge separately, unfortunately they did not include one with the kit. And the Vortech kit weighs just above 60 lbs roughly, so with some small pieces removed from the car, I would say the total added weight is almost dead on at 60lbs.

And a mandatory picture of the boost gauge and prova steering wheel



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Old 06-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #172
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Just installed the Tom's Taillights and I think I am in love!! They literally change the way the back of the car looks, and it is amazing how such a simple mod can give so much attitude to the rear end of this car!









We should have some daytime running shots as well as a sweet video up on these shortly.


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Old 10-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #173
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:58 AM   #174
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Wow how did I miss this thread lol. We have not done too much to the car, but we have been attending shows and meets, which is always fun.

We did install the new pre-production Tomei Titanium 60S catback





New custom dash piece by JPM Coachworks with the Rhino on it!



And of course our recent trip out to Subiefest!







We should be taking it to a local meet this weekend, and I will update this thread with some pictures as well

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Old 10-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #175
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incredible

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