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Where to start with engine mods?

The FA20 motor seems to get a bad rap from many internet ‘experts’ because of its perceived lack of power. Because of this, there are a plethora of things you can do to your 86 to make it more powerful, from engine swaps to superchargers and turbo chargers, it has all been done. But the problem with these big power upgrades is that they will cost you an arm and a leg. If you are like us and prefer not to spend the price of a whole new 86 on just upgrading your engine, what can you do? There are...

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Clutch Type Differentials

1-way, 1.5-way & 2-way Differentials Differentials can make a huge difference to the way your car behaves. Thankfully the 86 / BRZ has a pretty handy torque sensing (torsen) style LSD. However, if you want to take your ZN6 chassis to the next level a clutch type LSD is the obvious next choice. So what are your options when it comes to a clutch type LSD? These clutches can be purchased in 1 way, 1.5 way, or 2 way configurations. The behaviour of the diff during engine braking (this occurs when you lift off the throttle, and remain off the...

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Dyno Preparation

Seeing your baby on the dyno usually marks the end of a long journey for many who have built an engine. As nothing ever goes smoothly, you are usually run off your feet in the time leading up to your appointment so we thought we would create a bit of a list to help you prepare for your big day. Spark plugs – make sure you install a set of new sparkplugs gapped and within the heat range recommended by your tuner. Oil – chuck in new oil and an oil filter. Bring along a bottle of oil to the...

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Flow Form Wheels

Anyone who has done anything from track days through to competition driving will know that wheels are almost a consumable item given the beating they take on the track. If you have a big budget then a set of nice forged wheels are perfect as they are the strongest and lightest wheels you can buy beside magnesium wheels. However, If you are like us, and cringe at the thought of beating up a set of TE37s but also don’t want to be the guy who turns up with a set of cast wheels that fall to pieces half way through...

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What you need to know about brake rotors

This is a quick article about the ins and outs of the different types of brake rotors (a.k.a. discs) that you can buy for your 86/BRZ. Brake rotors can be categorised into 4 general categories: Basic Discs Vented Drilled Slotted Basic discs are what you will find on the back of your GT model 86 and most small cars. They are literally just a round disc that the caliper can clamp on-to. They are generally used by manufacturers in applications where there isn’t going to be a need for large amounts of heat dissipation and also because they are the...

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