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Platform Series Subaru BRZ Scion FRS articles

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As you recently read, we’ve completed modifying the cylinder heads and valve train to make sure the FA20 has sufficient and efficient breathing ability. In this installment, we’re going to pull back the curtain on what was done to modify the cooling, lubrication and fuel/spark systems to withstand the power and reliability we expect to achieve with this build.

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Last week we introduced the wide-body components and our overall objective for the exterior. We wanted to go after an appearance that nobody has yet to complete, and yet is attainable for anybody who wants an aggressive, track-oriented look. At the same time, we want the finished product to have a fit and finish that appears to come straight from the factory. To achieve that level of perfection, we knew Paul Silva and SLVA Automotive Studio would be the company responsible for all the bodywork and exterior modifications. All of which brings us to this week’s installment where we discuss the processes that SLVA employs to mold in the body kit and create the unique and clean look we require.

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Last week, we introduced the Revvolution.com Project BRZ, and outlined the partners involved and our overall build objectives. As you will recall, the goal for the Revvolution Project BRZ is a progressive performance build that is oriented toward high-performance street driving and moderate track applications. This week we will dive into the project with hands-on feedback as we outline our first objective: strengthening the chassis.

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Welcome to the fourth installment of our Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S platform review. So far, we’ve gone over the platform as a whole, and provided our initial impressions with our BRZ project car. Now, we start to pick the car apart in greater detail as we address the strengths and weaknesses of the various components that make this platform what it is. We’ll take our analysis to a greater level of detail with our upcoming documentary series revolving around our BRZ build, but we used the following generalized data points to help guide the direction of the Revvolution BRZ.

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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.