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 Post subject: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:27 pm 
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I Say: Do or do not, there is no try.
Vehicle: MY17 BRZ, MY11 BT-50

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Location: Medowie (near Newcastle), NSW
Well, it has actually happened.

A car I wasn't that interested in a few years ago became the one I wanted as a toy/track car going forward.
The reasoning is I can fit into a category that is more about car set up and driving than power output.
Going by this years results my car would not have been competitive in the class I won last year, so deciding to retire the poor old thing may have been a good idea after all.

Anyway, here it is.

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MY17 BRZ Sports Edition in WR Blue.
Sports Edition = Brembo package and uprated Sachs dampers and STi springs (still cr*p tyres though), so......

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on went the RS-Zeros with AD08R's. I'll test fit the rest of my wheel options over the weekend.

In the 12 months prior to getting the car I managed to acquire a few bits and pieces. Things I've done are in green
Defi Advance ZD clubsport package (with OBDII bizo), so oil pressure, oil temp & coolant temp off sensors with revs/speed/lighting off the OBDII.
Oil cooler set up (thermo equipped mocal take off plate & spacer, -10 lines, setrab cooler)
Koyo radiator with filler pipe (replaced plastic filler pipe and adds a much needed sensor port)
MCA traction mod kit
TRD door latch reinforcing kit
Sparco seat base for my race bucket
Trackart harness bar
Perrin inlet pipe (deletes silly noise generator)
HKS intake duct (in place of the tiny airbox feed tube)
Whiteline camber/caster front strut tops (front has no camber adjustment stock), camber adjusters
Whiteline RSB mount reinforcement brackets.
STi Front Lip (ordered through Japanparts for a LOT cheaper than the locals can do)
Braille battery that is heaps smaller so I could fit a decent sized catch can in the space that was fee'd up
Velox brake duct kit
2 x CG Lock seat belt "lockers"
KAP extinguisher bracket
Ultrex OEM copy side skirts and rear spats
My 5000 series front rotors will go on with some new 4000 series rotors going on the rear. EBC Red pads all round (for now).
Fit a Saikou Michi catch can (crank case only)
Braille B14115 lightweight AGM battery fitted to provide space for catch can
Longer wheel studs, so I can safely run a 10mm spacer with the +53 BBS rims on track days

Mid Jan 18 I had Pulse fit a full exhaust (coated headers and over-pipe), flex fuel sensor and tune the car (ecutek race rom)
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The plan is to put some km's on the car (run it in) and get used to a RWD that is not a 5m long ute, then get some tuning done early next year (exhaust, flex tune) for next years Sprints and Hill Climbs.
Later next year I'll go the coil over route and probably adjustable arms etc to get the geometry where it needs to be to improve the balance.
That plus some chassis bracing and possibly a flat floor (if I can get away with it).

Wheel choice
I'll be running my RAYS RS-Zeros (with AD08R's) for most of the time until I wear the tyres out.
I have a mint set of Ver 8 STi BBS alloys as well, these will eventually get some semi's around about when the AD08R's wear out.
I'm not sure what I'll do with the 17x9 CE28N's. Technically they're too wide to remain in the class i want run the car in (can be 1 inch wider than stock), but if later on I want to run some decent aero I'll be pushed up a class and I will be able to use them. Maybe I'll run them anyway, it turns out that the stock wheels are 17 x 7.5. 7.5 + 1 is 9, isn't it?
The stock wheels are wrapped in some pallet wrap and sitting in the shed.

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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:48 pm 
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I Say: Rumo is about to get raped
Vehicle: White 04 JDM bitza

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Location: Perth
Mint.

So run it in = brand new car?

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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:34 pm 
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I Say: Do or do not, there is no try.
Vehicle: MY17 BRZ, MY11 BT-50

Posts: 16237
Location: Medowie (near Newcastle), NSW
XT43 wrote:
Mint.

So run it in = brand new car?


Yep, had 10 km's on it this morning, so a bit over 300 now after a bit of running about.

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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:44 pm 
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I Say: Stop BSL. Breed Specific Legislation. Bull Sh!t Law
Vehicle: MY10 XT/STi partial swap

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Location: Melburn
Pretty!

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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:13 pm 
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I Say: Rumo is about to get raped
Vehicle: White 04 JDM bitza

Posts: 9771
Location: Perth
Respect.

Brand new race car.

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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:31 pm 
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I Say: This one is staying stock...
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XT43 wrote:
Respect.

Brand new race car.


Respect.

Good motorsport cars by all accounts. :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:11 pm 
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Vehicle: MY09 XTP & MY16 BT50

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Location: S.E. Melbourne
Very nice Bob!


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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:18 pm 
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I Say: Keep the hammer down
Vehicle: 02GT/6MT/Modtown

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Location: SE MEL
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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:14 am 
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Vehicle: MY08 XT (SH)

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Location: Brisbane
Nice one.

I've got a lot of respect for the "light & good handling" way of doing things.

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 Post subject: Re: Bobs BRZ
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:49 am 
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Im glad you went with a BRZ, and not an 86. Nice colour

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