The air was filled with billowing smoke, the scent of fresh rubber, and the sounds of bristling engines popping off their rev limiters. It’s that time of the year when Club Loose comes out of hibernation with their East Coast bash, Opening Moves. This past weekend was what the local East Coast drifting enthusiasts look forward to throughout the winter season: Opening Moves. For some of you who have never heard of Club Loose, it’s the group to be around when it comes to East Coast grassroots drifting. If you’ve seen the viral videos on YouTube of the Bloodmasters , then you’ll know who we’re talking about.
With a bit of a lull as we wait for a few parts to show up for Project BRZ, we wanted to give a little extra insight into some of the processes employed by our partners during the build of the car. In this case, we got some great details on what SCR Performance does during the teardown and rebuild of an engine, specifically in regard to their experience with the Subaru EJ-series engines, which heavily applies to the FA20 / 4U-GSE.
And we’re back! Though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate for TX2K14, it didn’t dampen our spirits because we knew back home some good things were happening with Project BRZ. We’re back into the mix with our weekly documentary of the progress. To bring you up to speed, the engine is off to the machine shop where they can work their magic and we’re waiting on the remainder of the build’s components to arrive, including the widebody parts that we just finished up sourcing.
In this installment we crack open the box of our new Air Lift Performance Digital Combo Kit suspension and let you know what we found, compare and contrast to the stock suspension, and provide an initial assessment.
Every week this build gets more and more interesting as we dive deeper into the inner workings of the BRZ. For this installment, we peel back the layers of the engine to understand what we have to work with, and where it can be improved in relation to our initial build objectives. As with any good build, you define an objective based on what you have to work with. In order to properly understand what we had to work with first hand, it was necessary that we dive into the platform’s heart. This time, we turned to SCR Performance because of their intimate knowledge of Subaru drivetrains, as well as their reputation as top engine builders. We knew they would give an accurate assessment of what areas we’d need to address as the build progresses.
Revvolution and Elite Auto Salon (EAS) are excited to announce our second annual Automotive Lifestyle Event for 2014. The car event highlights Colorado’s car culture by bringing together automotive businesses and organizations from around the state and surrounding areas. This year’s event, being held at the same venue as last year, Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado, promises to be bigger, better, and harder hitting.. To ensure not to conflict with one of our other primary events, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and to steer clear of the daily June rain showers, this year’s event will be held on May 18th, 2014.