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    Hey guys so today I saw my first BRZ on the road and I say THAT is a nice looking car! I read about them and fans want a turbocharge BRZ and there supposedly a "rumor" that next year BRZ will be turbocharge? well...I know this is kind of stupid but...anyone ever try buying a turbo and just put it on there? I never have a turbocharge car so I don't know the details of all the equipment to put on a turbo in a car. Any thoughts? and forgive me if I am the wrong place, but I want to know what the experts in here think

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    There are already some turbo-charges BRZ's out there. I believe crawford built one that was pretty impressive. The FA20 engine in the BRZ, even with its high compression ratio, can actually handle forced induction rather well from what I have read. Granted you wouldnt be able to run high boost without a lower compression rebuild. I would say that 4-8psi would be handled quite well. Actually AVO makes a turbo kit for the BRZ in which target boost is 5-7 psi and they are seeing around 230whp with it. Heres a link:

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    I have seen ALOT of BRZ/FRS running aftermarket turbo kits. They don't come cheap if you want to do it right, but they do seem to make good power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX-maniac View Post
    There are already some turbo-charges BRZ's out there

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    There are also Supercharge kits available. I heard somewhere that due to the wrx turbo placement it would not work on the BRZ due to ground clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    There are also Supercharge kits available. I heard somewhere that due to the wrx turbo placement it would not work on the BRZ due to ground clearance.
    Even beyond the fitment, you'd have to deal with the different heads (not sure it's a direct bolt-on anyway), oil galleys, coolant lines, and ecu interface.
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    Agreed, sorry I should have clarified I heard about people wanting to do a full engine swap not just a turbo install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX-maniac View Post
    There are already some turbo-charges BRZ's out there. I believe crawford built one that was pretty impressive. The FA20 engine in the BRZ, even with its high compression ratio, can actually handle forced induction rather well from what I have read. Granted you wouldnt be able to run high boost without a lower compression rebuild. I would say that 4-8psi would be handled quite well. Actually AVO makes a turbo kit for the BRZ in which target boost is 5-7 psi and they are seeing around 230whp with it. Heres a link:

    FR-S/BRZ Turbo Kit Official Release
    OH nice! 230 whp? wow that great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Initial D View Post
    OH nice! 230 whp? wow that great
    Not for the $4k asking price it isn't.

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    The BRZ/FR-S/GT86 supercharger kits available from Innovate, Jackson Racing, or Vortech offer more power for a comparable price, and are vastly less complicated to install and maintain. No need to tap the engine oil feeds, oil pan, coolant lines, etc, as the superchargers are self-lubricating with their own dedicated oil reservoirs. That to me is a huge safety measure, as the factory oil and coolant systems were never designed to support a turbocharger, and tapping into them without upgrading other components in those systems just seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    The BRZ/FR-S/GT86 supercharger kits available from Innovate, Jackson Racing, or Vortech offer more power for a comparable price, and are vastly less complicated to install and maintain. No need to tap the engine oil feeds, oil pan, coolant lines, etc, as the superchargers are self-lubricating with their own dedicated oil reservoirs. That to me is a huge safety measure, as the factory oil and coolant systems were never designed to support a turbocharger, and tapping into them without upgrading other components in those systems just seems like a disaster waiting to happen.


    Not to mention in a car like the BRZ (relatively lightweight, RWD) I kind of feel like I would prefer a more linear response from the throttle.

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    LS2 FTW! Slap a supercharger on top of that! Although without some serious suspensionand tire upgrades, I'd say even a NA LS2 would be too much power

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