Just sold my GT3 and needed a fun car I could enjoy and not worry about rock chips, curbs, 1100 registration fees, Illegal aliens and and 1k a piece tires. My payment went from 2500 month to 400 which leaves me plenty of equity for upgrades. After calling every subaru dealer in the U.S. I found a white 6 spd limited in Minnesota that was special orderded and customer backed out. St. Cloud Subaru sold me car over the phone and instead of marking it up to 33K west coast style they actually had a $500 rebate on it (rear wheel drive car in Minnesota November special?) making it 27K. 1100 to ship it to San Diego and I was rolling. Before car arrived I had a nice stack of parts in the garage waiting, Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers with upgraded springs, needle bearings etc, ISIS titanium exhaust and staggered 18" Rays Volk TE37SL's front 18X8.5 +35 and rear 18X9.5 +40 with Hankook Ventus 255 35 18 rear and 225 40 18 front. This car is 100hp short on power so turbo upgrade is iminent once motor is broken in. Word on the street is any boost over 7psi pops these motors like a mature pimple so im gonna keep it mellow. I have a collection of boosted cars and their reliability forces me to use my unlimited Hagerty insurance towing enough they may have to drop me. Heres that mess Datsun Collection Datsun 510 Datsun Bluebird 610 710 1200 - YouTube
Last edited by GT3 to BRZ; 11-04-2012 at 03:01 PM.
Oh I forgot the Flossy shift knob, very pleased with this company they will custom engrave anthing you want on the knob and it only took a week. Even the pretty box it came in was inscribed "made custom for with my name" very nice touch.
Something I learned owning a super car is always have your car wrapped or clear bra'd or 3M protected whatever you want to call it. For $600 I have a bullet proof film over the entire nose of my car halfway up the hood, headlight lenses, rearview mirrors and on rear quarters behind tires where they kick up rocks. When I go to sell the car this little investment will easily double itself. You can just barely make out the wrap lines in the pics I attached and if you saw car you wouldn't notice it. Not wrapping your paint is worse than not wrapping your stick in a Tijuana Brothel.
Last edited by GT3 to BRZ; 11-04-2012 at 03:17 PM.
Its called the RedHead Shorty 6 speed and is quite heavy. It improved the dead feeling the stock knob offered and it really makes the red interior stitching pop. And remember you can have anything you want inscribed in it! cuss words, I love strippers etc. Heres where you can order one up:
brz.jpgThings are happening car is at JDM Concepts in Vista CA and Gabe is working his magic on it. Lets start with what does a Subaru BRZ really weigh? before doing anything to car I wanted a base weight. 3/4 full gas tank, spare tire and tools removed from trunk and donated to goodwill. Heres the numbers:
This is awesome, and very nice, my one car is on haggerty. I am curious on how you feel about the coils and the stock clutch. I have been debating between cusco and kw's myself. I definitely hope you keep this updated, and expect alot of questions lol. best of luck on the build.
Stock clutch is disappointing, its too soft the pedal doesnt feel like a performace car. It will be swapped out when the turbo goes in. I did my research on coilovers and for $1600 the Fortune Autos are the most thought out and customizable as far as spring rates, needle bearings top and bottom and still only took a week to get them.