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Old 05-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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After a 3 month wait after pre-ordering our BRZ it finally arrived yesterday, actually 5 days early from its promised delivery date. We purchased it from at Grand Subaru in Bensenville, IL and we couldn't be happier with the experience. We opted for the premium option with the 6-speed auto, spoiler, fender flares and (gas door decal) lol.

Here is a picture of the car 20 min after it got unloaded from the truck.



Some pictures from in front of the shop







After the 6 mile calm drive from the dealership to the shop I have got to admit that the seats in this car have got to be the nicest most comfortable and supportive seats to ever come in a subaru. I decided to wait for traffic to die down in the evening before it was time to see what this BRZ has to offer on our test track outside the shop. Overall I will give this car an A++ on the handling, it has a very responsive steering system and is very tight with hardly any slop. The ride is very comfortable yet sportscar feeling and is very pleasant to drive, even at 110 mph, yes with only 13 miles on the odo its been to 110 already. No easy breakins here.LOL
Having got the 6 speed auto I was kindoff worried about how it would shift, how well the paddle shift system would work and how responsive it was since its not a double clutch system like most new auto sports cars.Again Subaru did not disappoint us here again, under normal driving the shifts are fast but tame and soft, under power the shifts are even faster and actually pretty hard which is good for saving the clutch packs and not adding extra heat in the trans from slow shifts. The paddle shifts are mounted to the steering wheel and could be a bit bigger, but I do have big hands so maybe its just my preference. I will tell you that the coolest part about the trans is you can downshift as fast as you'd like from 6th to 1st and actually bang the revlimiter without being told no, and on the downshifts the engine actually rev matches automatically.

Now here comes the part that everyone wants to know, is it fast? Well it depends by what you mean by "fast". Fast and nimble in the corners? able to be a great autocross car? have the ability to outhandle an STI, Miata, S2000 right from the factory floor? The answer to all those questions is Yes and I think it can do it very well.
Now if you say fast in straight line acceleration well I think maybe Dave Mirra on his 10 speed huffy might be able to keep up! It is slow! Slower than a stock wrx slow. Granted this might be because of the auto but even with a manual I don't see things getting much faster.

But lets be honest this car is not means to be a dyno/dragstrip queen, if you want that go buy a GTR or Mustand GT500. This car is meant to be driven on the road and give you that goosbump feeling of going on an onramp at 80mph or taking it to the autocross track on a sunday and taking the trophy home, but also be able to drive it to work on Monday morning with the A/C on without any worries.

Needless to say we will be doing a lot to this car over the next month or two looking at improving everything on this car it lacks, and providing the community with some great Made in the USA upgrades.

Here is the car just 8 hrs after receiving it in our R&D department ready for some upgrades.



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Old 05-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Very nice! I'll be interested to see how the car responds to mods.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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Nice congrats! Interesting that you guys chose an auto but it's nice to hear a review on one. I'm sure you guys will make this great car even better.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
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already? wow, can't wait to see what you guys do!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #5
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hellzya, pimp that ride!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #6
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first thing to change are those ugly ass wheels
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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first thing to change are those ugly ass wheels

this.

and do an sti swap
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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first thing to change are those ugly ass wheels
No the wheels are fine the taillights is what I would like to see all red not those alteza light lol

Can't Wait to see what you guys can do with this car
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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Gonna be awesome!! Can't wait to see this.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #10
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So how long until this is an 8 second car?? Can't wait to see what you guys end up doing with this!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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double post..
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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first thing to change are those ugly ass wheels
As of this morning already done! 17x10 ADVAN RGII with 275/40-17 hoosiers for the track day this weekend.



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this.

and do an sti swap
We are debating this, but as of right now nothing is set in stone. Although the first Made in the USA prototype catback exhaust should be done soon




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Old 05-22-2012, 04:28 PM   #13
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why such thick, sticky rubber for such a low power car? and stock wet sump
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #14
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vband straight pipe?!
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #15
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Subscribed! I'm curious to see what you guys do
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #16
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This should be good!
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #17
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:14 PM   #18
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:55 PM   #19
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im sorry is that guy welding with his eyes closed? haha
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:59 PM   #20
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #21
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o yay!
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #22
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It's going to look great on those Advans.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #23
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:14 AM   #24
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Goodluck on the build! Make some subtle front splitter/ better rear diffuser? lol.
The rubber does seem like some overkill but who knows hah.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:18 AM   #25
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Probably just tacking, good way to get tan eyelids lol
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