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Old 04-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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What's up everybody... Ryan with Revvolution here, I've been snooping around for some time waiting for an opportunity to get into the Subaru world, and finally I picked up a new BRZ.

Started with a new 2014 Subaru BRZ Limited, the works. It's become a full project car for our site, and are doing a full documentary behind the what and more importantly, the why. I want to extend the documentary out this way!

The Gist: Developing a performance-oriented progressive build by pushing the stock platform (FA20) to its limits. The project has already begun a couple months ago and will be 100% complete come May. Have some pretty ballsy intentions for the build.

(NASIOC won't allow me to post more than 10 images, so I'll have to do this in a couple sets... bear with me)

So, our formal introduction...



















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Old 04-10-2014, 02:00 PM   #2
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Finishing up that last image set...






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Old 04-10-2014, 02:01 PM   #3
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Updating from a back log from all the articles...


Couple weeks ago we posted our formal introduction to the build on Revv...

While we will be diving into the details during our full documentary, I wanted to provide a solid objective overview for the whole build.

REVVOLUTION PROJECT BRZ SPEC OBJECTIVES

Engine / Turbo System / Drivetrain
Blueprinted, Machined & Built FA20 Engine with Supporting Mods
Custom Turbo System
Custom Fuel System to Match (Maintaining both Port & Direct Injection Systems)
All Necessary Drivetrain Modifications (Trans, DS, Axles, etc)

Suspension / Wheels / Tires / Brakes
Air Lift Performance Air Suspension
All Necessary Suspension & Chassis Components by CUSCO
Wilwood Engineering BBK
Advan Racing Wheels
Yokohama Tires

Interior & Electronics
Fully Seam-Welded
Roll Bar / Harness
CUSCO / Bride Seats
Full Custom Audio System

Exterior
Full Custom-molded Widebody
Custom & Shelf Aero

Here are a teaser shots for next week:






And... some straight up engine / suspension porn:



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Old 04-10-2014, 02:02 PM   #4
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Update 3/3: Last week we released our next full-length build article highlighting our interior seam-welding progress. Some killer shots in there! You can check out the full article.

Here's a short summary: Last week, we introduced the Revvolution.com Project BRZ, and outlined the partners involved and our overall build objectives. As you will recall, the goal for the Revvolution Project BRZ is a progressive performance build that is oriented toward high-performance street driving and moderate track applications. This week we will dive into the project with hands-on feedback as we outline our first objective: strengthening the chassis.



















This week we're tearing into the FA20 for a full assessment and comparison to the Ej-series...
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:03 PM   #5
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Update 3/6: Maybe this one will get your attention... We completely tore into our FA20 so we could assess what exactly needed to be addressed during our full engine build. This is the first official tech documentary article that we've put together for the platform and it's pretty intensive. If you plan on doing any sort of performance mods to the drivetrain, you may not want to miss this...

Summary: Every week this build gets more and more interesting as we dive deeper into the inner workings o the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S platform. Last week we took a look at the first step in our build process: reinforcing the chassis by seam welding the structural body components. For this installment, we peel back the layers of the engine to understand what we have to work with, and where it can be improved in relation to our initial build objectives. As with any good build, you define an objective based on what you have to work with. In order to properly understand what we had to work with first hand, it was necessary that we dive into the platform’s heart. This time, we turned to SCR Performance because of their intimate knowledge of Subaru drivetrains, as well as their reputation as top engine builders. We knew they would give an accurate assessment of what areas we’d need to address as the build progresses.

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Next week we'll be taking a look at a digital **performance** air suspension setup that we're expecting to blow away the stock setup.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:04 PM   #6
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Update 3/30: And we’re back! Though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate for TX2K14, it didn’t dampen our spirits because we knew back home some good things were happening with Project BRZ. We’re back into the mix with our weekly documentary of the progress. To bring you up to speed, the engine is off to the machine shop where they can work their magic and we’re waiting on the remainder of the build’s components to arrive, including the widebody parts that we just finished up sourcing.

Two weeks ago we tore down our FA20 (4U-GSE in the Toyota / Scion world) and did a full assessment of all components from a performance standpoint. We found a focus on cost and efficiency but that didn’t keep Subaru from pursuing performance by cramming in a lot of technology like direct-injection and adjustable cam timing.

In this installment we crack open the box of our new Air Lift Performance Digital Combo Kit suspension and let you know what we found, compare and contrast to the stock suspension, and provide an initial assessment. You can check out the full article here

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Note: This is SCR's project car... already outfitted with KW Suspension coilovers for comparison







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Finishing up the set...





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Old 04-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #8
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Gonna need to save a lot of money to get one of these
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:37 PM   #9
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I'd be interested to hear what your suspension guy has to say for the KW V3s vs the AirLift kit.

This is a pretty cool build though.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:16 PM   #10
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I'd be interested to hear what your suspension guy has to say for the KW V3s vs the AirLift kit.

This is a pretty cool build though.
Thanks mate. SCR Performance is doing all the suspension work, from the install to tuning it. They've worked with Air Lift in the past and are in support of their products overall, but haven't had experience with the performance stuff, so they're super intrigued with the results as well.

Their expectations will be to liken the kit to a V3 KW, but that's about as far as they expect it to go. But even then, it would beat a pretty large segment of the market and to have that adjustability, it's a pretty cool deal.

Did you check out the entire run-down of the kit? Here's the link incase you didn't: http://www.revvolution.com/blog/2014...ital-combo-kit

There's a good bit in there about expectations. Should have have her dialed in at the track mid May
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Thanks mate. SCR Performance is doing all the suspension work, from the install to tuning it. They've worked with Air Lift in the past and are in support of their products overall, but haven't had experience with the performance stuff, so they're super intrigued with the results as well.

Their expectations will be to liken the kit to a V3 KW, but that's about as far as they expect it to go. But even then, it would beat a pretty large segment of the market and to have that adjustability, it's a pretty cool deal.

Did you check out the entire run-down of the kit? Here's the link incase you didn't: http://www.revvolution.com/blog/2014...ital-combo-kit

There's a good bit in there about expectations. Should have have her dialed in at the track mid May
Well I only ask because I went from KW V3s on my WRX to AirLift kit, the exact same kit you guys are running. I personally couldn't be happier with my decision. I have my own write up, obviously it's a bit different than a shops perspective. But here is the link: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=234

Go ahead and read it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #12
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Sweet build! What are your plans for the FA20
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I'm excited to see what you do with this.
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Sweet build! What are your plans for the FA20
We haven't release too many details yet as it's part of the documentary. I can tell you that we're lowering the compression, running E98, upgrading rods & pistons, blueprinting/machining the bottom end, reworking the heads and turbocharging (Garrett GTX3076R). Did you take a look at the FA20 Strengths & Weaknesses Assessment article? It highlights in detail basically our process and the direction we're going in as far as the engine goes
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I'm excited to see what you do with this.
We're stoked to see this build come together. It's already fast-tracked and I couldn't imagine waiting longer haha
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Well I only ask because I went from KW V3s on my WRX to AirLift kit, the exact same kit you guys are running. I personally couldn't be happier with my decision. I have my own write up, obviously it's a bit different than a shops perspective. But here is the link: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=234

Go ahead and read it.
Nice writeup man! Did you finish the track test yet? Interested to see how you felt about it. Did you have it tuned? (damper, spring rates, etc)
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Nope, I've done a lot of tweaking on the road though. Never had it corner balanced or anything.

I haven't gotten track time, winter got in the way. Have driven it spirited on backroads and it performed as well as I could have imagined, if not better. I would have complete faith on the track.
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Nope, I've done a lot of tweaking on the road though. Never had it corner balanced or anything.

I haven't gotten track time, winter got in the way. Have driven it spirited on backroads and it performed as well as I could have imagined, if not better. I would have complete faith on the track.
Very interesting. I'm excited to see the results... but hell, I'm just excited to see her done haha
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New update... while we wait for some of our parts to show up, we decided it would be a good time to start documenting our FA20's build process. Our builders over at SCR Performance are extremely meticulous when it comes to blueprinting and measuring and establishing correct tolerances. Check it out here.

Here are a couple teasers (note that this article isn't as image heavy as the past have been as it's more a technical discussion, but still some good stuff!)







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