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Asstuna's Bee - Now with a new owner
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:40:07 PM »
This project has been realized with a lot of help from


Pictures

2015-04-09 photos by Wong Photography

















2015-02-19 Tomei Expreme Ti Catback Type 80 Exhaust




2015-04-26 SASC Autocross Event 1

Photo by Nick ST (SASC)

Current Mod List

Black - Installed
Blue - Ordered/Waiting to Install
Red - Planned

Engine/Exhaust/DriveTrain
Innovate intercooled supercharger
Tomei Expreme Equal Length Header (website)
Tomei Expreme Joint pipe (website)
OEM Catted straight pipe
Tomei Expreme Ti Catback Type 80 Exhaust (website).
Whiteline gearbox positive shift kit (website)
Mtec shift lever springs (website)
Whiteline crossmember mount insert bushing (website)
Whiteline diff mount inserts (website)
Fluids:
- Tranny
- Diff

- Engine = Motul 8100 5W40 (~8000 km, 11700 km)

Handling/Wheels/Brakes
Winter Tires: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 (studded) 215/45R17
Winter Rims: Factory 15 spoke (gray) 17x7 +48
Summer Tires: Dunlop Direzza ZII 265/35R18
Summer Rims: Enkei RS05RR (Silver) 18x9.5 +43 (website)
Track Tires: Dunlop Direzza ZII 245/40R17
Track Rims: Enkei RPF1 (custom gunmetal) 17x9 +35
Project Kics R26 black chrome lug nuts
MSI Street front camber plates (website)
Stock rear top hats
Whiteline steering rack bushings (website)
Whiteline rear control arm (toe correction) (website)
Cusco rear LCA
KW V3 Coilovers
Goodridge braided stainless brake lines
Endless RF650 brake fluid
Stock brake pads on stock rotors

Interior/Exterior
Escort 9500ix Radar Detector (hard wired)
Weathertech Digital Fit floor mats
Weathertech Digital Fit trunk liner
Grimmspeed hood struts (website)
Chrome amber front and rear signal bulbs (website)
Licence plate white LED (LED website)
Trunk light white LED
Dome light white LED
Vanity light white LED
Door light white LED
Backup light LED (website)
Helix clear crystal side markers (website)
Side marker white LED
Passenger side exhaust hole delete (CF) (website).
Stubby antenna (eBay)
WC Lathewerks stainless steel STi piston shift knob (website)
FR-S console stitched/padded knee pads
DAMD 'D' steering wheel (website)
30% front, 20% rear tint

2014-04-02 Dyno (thanks Sunny)



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The Bee - progressive build notes 1
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 11:40:24 PM »
2014-02-21

This evening I installed the Grimmspeed Hood Struts. They say it helps to have a second set of hands, but this was very easily a solo task.

Grimmspeed have gone green and no longer provide printed instructions, so you find them online here.

What's in the box? A couple of struts, top and bottom brackets, and a bunch of bolts/nuts. Ooh, and a sticker.










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2014-02-22

GlennC very kindly installed a hard wire for the Escort 9500ix radar detector.

Here's what comes in the bag:


Here's the "before" cable cluster uckfay:


And here's what it looks like when GlennC takes care of WSC members (the mute switch is right by the drivers leg, just above the seat bolster):


Later I'll replace the poxy suction cups with the $10 3M'd Ebay clip and mount the detector higher so it gets a clear rear window sweep. C'mon Canada Post!

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2014-03-01

Replaced all interior incandescent bulbs with LED's.


WARNING: do not use a metal pry to remove the door bulbs. You will short circuit your BIU (Body Integrated Unit). Ask me how I know this. You can also ask me why I'm pissed off that there was no warning anywhere of this possible outcome. I only found out what had happened because the interior door courtesy lights won't turn off (hello battery drain). I Googled it and found these threads a little too bloody late:
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21537
http://www.subarubrzforum.com/9-subaru-brz-general-discussion-forum/12314-help-led-lights-doors-2.html

Anyway, looks like I need to pay a visit to the dealer and see if I can get a replacement BIU under warranty. Currently running without any bulbs in the doors.

::edit:: 2014-03-12
Dealer has replaced the BIU under warranty. I was surprised not to have to pay labour so I bought them a 12 pack of Steamwhistle for their troubles. Big thanks to Centaur for fitting the car in for both visits without appointments (the beer may have helped).

Before/After pictures:

License Plate:


Trunk:


Vanity:


Door Courtesy Light:


Interior (after):


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2014-03-02

Today I installed the Helix clear crystal side markers. Typically, this should be a quick job. I found the Diode Dynamics LED's were sitting loosely and only working intermittently. This OCD guy goes into nerdrage mode and had to strip them out several times before he was satisfied they wouldn't randomly give up on him. I ended up padding the wires to ensure they engaged properly. Fitment of the side markers wasn't perfect and both of the "A" clips disappeared into the cavity inside the front bumper. Much swearing, rattling, bashing and an extended magnet later they were recovered and swapped out for the clips on the OEM side marker.

These side markers are also prone to leak and mist up. Acting on the advice of FT86Club I pre-empted doing this when they were full of water and sealed them with silicone adhesive the day before install.
Before (showing that bloody "A" clip on the left):

After:


End result:


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2014-03-02

Fitted the chrome amber bulbs and finished off the LED interiors... this time without frying the BIU.




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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - stealing it back
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 11:40:40 PM »
And here's where it begins. An Innovate (intercooled) supercharger courtesy of VEX Performance.


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2014-03-12

Supercharger install progress - Day 1

Intake is out






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2014-03-13

Supercharger install progress - Day 2





First listen. Bolted in, untuned. Idle only.


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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - notes
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 09:46:53 PM »
Links of things I don't want to forget
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - and so it begins
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 07:27:48 PM »
Damn, I wanna see this be the top BRZ in western Canada!
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - and so it begins
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 07:29:42 PM »
Opened for comment.

Good, 'cause I was on the verge of abusing my mod-powers to sneak a comment in here. ;)

a) Is there a reason you hadn't gone with the earlier Innovate supercharger & then upgraded with the drop in aftercooler once it was available ala motoiq's project frs?

2) Little presumptuous to think you'll need a radar detector, eh?

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - and so it begins
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 07:52:12 PM »
You need room in the interior for the red button now.


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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - and so it begins
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 09:38:22 PM »
You need room in the interior for the red button now.
Yeah, but that one,^ "sucks nitro"

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - and so it begins
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 09:55:59 PM »
Good, 'cause I was on the verge of abusing my mod-powers to sneak a comment in here. ;)

a) Is there a reason you hadn't gone with the earlier Innovate supercharger & then upgraded with the drop in aftercooler once it was available ala motoiq's project frs?

2) Little presumptuous to think you'll need a radar detector, eh?
I saw what you did there.

a) i) There was talk of "selling the BRZ" to make room for a third car in the garage because "it's ridiculous to own three cars". At this point the hackles arose and I'm thinking "there's no way Subaru is getting this car back before I modify it at least a little bit" and "the buyout is this much and the car is worth this much" so why should it go back without a fight (it's a lease vehicle - for those of you who don't know, I lease all my vehicles for tax reasons).
   ii) this was the first opportunity I had to take it over and modify for more power. The first thing to appear on my radar was a screaming deal from VEX. There is now talk of moah powah from Sprintex with their 210+ (upgrade) version... which is not a part of this story (see this FT86Club thread)
edit: I realise I haven't fully answered your question. I didn't go with a non-IC version first because the decision to add a supercharger was only made after seeing the Innovate model sitting in VEX's showroom. Plus, there's good power gains and financial savings to be had if you buy it all at once.

2) oh ye of little faith. This is a fun car to drive. It has a tiny analog speedometer and bright digital numbers telling you when you're speeding but who can trust that OEM indicator stuff, eh?

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - and so it begins
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2014, 10:09:16 PM »
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - and so it begins
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2014, 10:13:17 PM »
This is gonna be so awesome. We don't see enough crazy projects like this where we live.

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2014, 11:38:01 AM »
Wheel choice made:
Enkei RS05RR 18x9.5 +43 (Silver) front and rear. Shod front and rear with 265/35R18 Direzza ZII's (which I'm no longer selling - apologies to the interested parties)

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 11:40:07 AM »
Love it.

Gotta say, if I were building a similar car, I would probably copy a lot from you. WRB BRZ, rocket bunny kit, these wheels and an s/c. Yes plz.
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2014, 11:41:02 AM »
This makes me moist. We can cruise down 17th together in our girly cars.
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 11:42:40 AM »
I'm curious what fitment issues there are for that wide of tires? And the effects on handling/agility by the super wide rubber? I know you'll have more power to play with but still.

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2014, 11:43:57 AM »
More grip is always better. As long as weight doesn't go through the roof.
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2014, 11:47:44 AM »
More grip is always better. As long as weight doesn't go through the roof.

And I'm sure it will, won't it?

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2014, 11:50:18 AM »
I don't know as I haven't looked into the weight of the stock wheels and tires compared to this setup. Even then, the advantage of more grip can offset the weight penalty as far as handling goes.
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2014, 11:58:27 AM »
This is going to be a great project. Thanks for sharing. Subscribed!!  ;D

PS: your a bad influence. Its already hard enough resisting to buy one. Ive always loved this car but now.... this is just cruel... tempting me with that supercharger and rims.

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2014, 12:06:58 PM »
Silver RS05RR should look pretty nice on the white coupe  8)
Can't wait to see pictures later  ;)

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2014, 12:09:56 PM »
Hey, are those them phatphux wheels? I hear thems are pretty light racing wheels!
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2014, 12:10:34 PM »
Hey, are those them phatphux wheels? I hear thems are pretty light racing wheels!

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2014, 12:15:40 PM »
Hey, are those them phatphux wheels? I hear thems are pretty light racing wheels!
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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2014, 12:16:00 PM »
I call dibs for when it's time to sell or give back.  This thing is bombing and now the base model for all brz builds. 

Awesome job ASStuna!!

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Re: Asstuna's BRZ build - wheels and tires (check)
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2014, 12:20:23 PM »
Hey, are those them phatphux wheels? I hear thems are pretty light racing wheels!

Well played, sir, well played.

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