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  • So you blew up the engine in your BRZ . . .

    Don't worry, there's a fix.

    A BRZ With A 6.0 Corvette V8? Hell Yeah, We Want That - Car Throttle

    BRZ06
    99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
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  • #2
    Might be a little nose heavy . . .
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

    2006 Porsche 997 Carerra Coupe 6-MT - daily driver
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    2004 Honda S2000 AP2 6-MT - my last track day car (FOR SALE or not, depending on how I feel when I fall out of bed tomorrow morning)
    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    • #3
      Every time I say that about any car with an LS V8 swap, someone always points out that it's lighter than the (insert smaller engine here) it replaced, but there is no mention of it in the story.
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      • #4
        The story doesn't seem concerned with how the thing might actually drive. More about putting the thing on a dyno and then parking it somewhere for people to look at.

        Still, that could be a kind of a modern-day Cobra. It's a nice platform.
        Last edited by Jack Olsen; 06-13-2013, 08:38 AM.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ucfbrett View Post
          someone always points out that it's lighter than the (insert smaller engine here) it replaced, but there is no mention of it in the story.
          Isn't this usually when the small engine was something a little older and therefore probably make with a cast iron block ( like a Miata). I believe the FRS/BRZ has an aluminum block and heads.

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          • #6
            The BRZ, etc. is already nose heavy.
            To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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            • #7
              Can you say drift mobile?
              If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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              • #8
                where's the "Add to Cart" button?
                Yer pal,
                Force

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Olitho View Post
                  The BRZ, etc. is already nose heavy.
                  according to the designer of FRS/BRZ, 55/45 is close to perfect weight distribution
                  S1 Supermiata - 220whp
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                  • #10
                    I guess many of you already know there is an issue of direct injection seal failure causing engine go kaboom for those who track theirs....
                    there is a "fix" with ECU mapping that came out a month ago.
                    S1 Supermiata - 220whp
                    13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
                    17 GT350R
                    03 Miata Club Sport
                    96 NSX
                    06 EVO MR
                    15 Mini Cooper S
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bellwilliam View Post
                      according to the designer of FRS/BRZ, 55/45 is close to perfect weight distribution
                      Yup. It would have been expensive to set up electric power steering in front of the boxer engine so they put the rack behind it on the firewall. This necessitated pushing the engine forward and is largely responsible for funky weight distribution of the 86. If you look under the hood the 86 has a huge gap between the back of the engine and the firewall in order to clear the boxers low heads. My guess is the LS heads sits above that zone so it's centerline can be farther back. Given how light an LS2 is to begin with, I would not be surprised if the BRZ06 ends up having better weight distribution than the stock 86.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bellwilliam View Post
                        according to the designer of FRS/BRZ, 55/45 is close to perfect weight distribution
                        I was told Robi of Robispec fame that the car was designed with that weight distribution to make it an easier cross-over for those drivers coming from FWD cars.
                        To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Olitho View Post
                          I was told Robi of Robispec fame that the car was designed with that weight distribution to make it an easier cross-over for those drivers coming from FWD cars.
                          true story is more like: they built the car. oops, it is 55/45. send info to marketing dept, and see how to spin it shamelessly ........
                          S1 Supermiata - 220whp
                          13 Tesla, ma: no engine !!
                          17 GT350R
                          03 Miata Club Sport
                          96 NSX
                          06 EVO MR
                          15 Mini Cooper S
                          Beck 550 Spyder

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bellwilliam View Post
                            true story is more like: they built the car. oops, it is 55/45. send info to marketing dept, and see how to spin it shamelessly ........
                            Yup. The "ease of crossover" is a mktng dept backpedal to cover the inherent design compromises with the platform. Robi drank the koolaid
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                            Aside from their cost I never understood why people race them.
                            But obviously I just dont get it. -fatbillybob

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                            • #15
                              BRZ with a LS2 Swapped Engine (Corvette) - VIDEO 2 of 2 - YouTube

                              this is from the video poster:

                              "From the owner, "3040lbs wet with a full tank of gas. Looks like I only gained about 240lbs of muscle vs. my stock weigh in of 2800lbs.
                              Official corner weights are:
                              LF 850
                              LR 660
                              RF 864
                              RR 653
                              For a balance of 56/43.
                              So much for destroying the OEM balance... Looks like 3% or less of a difference."
                              -Kevin M.

                              2010 Subaru WRX

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