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Old 06-17-2018, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default 2018 Subaru BRZ tS

I just bought a BRZ tS and i love the car. Fell in love the moment i saw it in person at my local Subie deww dealer bought it on the spot. Everything is perfect IMO. The handling, the looks, the breaking. Everything is perfect except one thing; the power. Or lack-there-of, to be exact. So my dilemma is this: How can i SAFELY boost it?

Crawford Performance offers a turbo kit but it doesn't have forged internals. Forged internals would give me peace of mind but Crawford Performance's turbo kit costs about 7k!

Also, will the extra power have any effect on how the car handles?

Any advice?? Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:57 PM   #2
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In the same boat as you, but I have a 2015. Really considering a Sprintex 210 supercharger with intercooler kit. I believe this will give the BRZ/FRS just the right amount of power it needs so that I am no longer getting cut off by 300hp minivans lol.
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:31 AM   #3
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People have been asking this question since the car came out The 2017+ cars are a little bit different (the tS has the same engine as any other 17+), but most all of the boost options for the cars prior to 2017 should work fine. These engines will do fine and be safe with low boost, more safe with e85. But, anytime you mod to that level you are always adding complexity and failure points. Don't expect it to be as reliable as the car is in stock form. There are so many options out there it will largely come down to your budget and preference of turbo or supercharger.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:53 AM   #4
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Personally for a tS, I would stick to a more bolt on solution like a supercharger kit. This is a car you may think you'd like to keep forever but what if in a few years, toyota and subaru come through with a factory forced induction car and you want to upgrade? Removing a bolt on solution, selling the kit and selling or trading the car in as close to factory as possible would likely be easier and potentially get you more money from your initial investment. Something to keep in mind.
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