|Application||Subaru ZC6 BRZ 2012+, Scion ZN-6 FR-S 2012+
|Vehicle Make||Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ
Crawford Turbo Kit - BRZ/FR-S
PLEASE NOTE: These kits are manufactured in limited production runs. Please contact us to learn more about availability and pre-orders. Currently, the wait time is 2-4 weeks. This may vary.
Crawford Performance was the first company to successfully engineer, test, and perfect a turbo set up for the BRZ/FRS/GT86. These cars come naturally aspirated from the factory and are not built for power, but need it terribly. Boosting is a tricky process that if done improperly will cause issue as we are sure your research has reflected, but if done right, boosting can turn your 86 in to a whole new car. That's where we come in. We have done the trial and error for you so that you can confidently bolt-on and hold-on.
Our BRZ Turbo Kit is designed as a build-your-own kit. Depending on your power goals, your intended use for the vehicle whether it be street, track, or both, and your budget, we have options for you. Each option can be done together or in stages; outlined below:
Adds 100hp (for a final number of 300bhp) on 91 octane pump gas, more on E85 & Safe on stock engine*
Includes everything in Plus 130 kit plus:
Suggested Supporting Mods
Horsepower is a direct result of an explosion in your internal combustion motor. There are 3 ingredients that are necessary to create an explosion: oxygen, fuel, and spark.. so the bigger the explosion, the more horsepower! Our turbo kit takes care of the oxygen (air), but to maximize power, you must adjust all three components. In order for your car to handle the added power and heat, strength must be added to certain parts. Below are our tested and suggested supporting mods for this turbo kit.
Your stock engine's compression is too high, paired with weak internals that cannot withstand higher torque numbers your new turbo kit will provide. *With a custom dyno tune and tip-top maintenance, your stock engine can only withstand numbers around 350 hp/tq (less without the 2 factors). The Plus 100 and 130 kits can be safe on your stock engine, but if you are looking for more and to unlock the turbo kit's potential for power, we have designed a built engine just for boosted applications. With this engine, you will be able to produce and maintain up to 600whp.
Click here to check out the Crawford Built S3L-X Turbo FA Short Block
In order to load a tune on to the car, you will need a license that supplies permission to change the stock map in your engine control unit (ECU). Unless you have a tuner that can do this for you, you will also need the hardware that gives you the tools to do so from your own garage.
Drivetrain mods are a borderline "necessary" upgrade with this kit. If you are an aggressive driver, these are a MUST. If you initially skip these mods and eventually break these parts, they are easily replaceable here at Crawford Performance.
CLUTCH - It is standard in this industry that when upgrading your vehicle with more power, that the clutch is one of the first things to replace. The BRZ/FRS/GT86 does not come with a bullet-proof transmission like we have seen with other Subaru models, so this is a touchy upgrade. We have tested quite a few different setups in our white shop BRZ, and after much trial and error, we have had the best success with Exedy products, more specifically their Stage 2 racing clutches. The flywheel can be left stock or upgraded to lightweight if you prefer the feel.
AXLES - Throughout our years of racing, we have had sponsors come and go. The ones that stick are that ones that have product that hold up to our abuse. We don't support this kind of aggressive driving off the track, but we all know there are those that push their cars to the limit on any road. To ensure that your axles will survive this power mod, we suggest and have had great results from The Driveshaft Shop's upgraded axles.
Click here to check out their Level 2 Axles for the BRZ/FRS/GT86
Fuel (included with Plus 200 Kit, can be added on to Plus 100/130)
E85 has become a chosen fuel upgrade for many cars on the road, from factory models to purpose-built race cars. It is available at the pump, priced very close to pump gas, high in octane, eco-friendly, and makes your car run cooler allowing higher horsepower numbers. It's not at every pump though, but the industry has adapted to this fact and has come up with a solution: Flex-Fuel. Henry Ford tried to implement this technology in the early 1900's, but it wasn't until "global warming" and "green" advocates became mainstream that it was utilized. It allows you to run E85 either pure or mixed with pump gas. We have honed in on all the pieces needed to run this type of technology on your car!
The Down Pipe that comes in our Turbo Kit is designed to meet up with any 3" aftermarket exhaust system. If you are looking for a catless full 3" exhaust system, we have designed one to mimic our infamous Gymkhana Exhaust on Ken Block's Subarus. This is a 3 part system, including a front mid-pipe, rear mid-pipe, Magnaflow muffler, and a dual Gymkhana cone tipped tail-pipe.
Click here to check out the Crawford Performance Cat-Back Gymkhana Exhaust system for the BRZ/FRS/GT86 (temporarily unavailable)
As we recommend for any horizontally opposed and/or turbo motor, the Crawford Performance Air/Oil Separator is your solution for that notorious Subaru oil consumption problem, as well as unwanted detonation.
Click here to check out the Crawford Performance AOS with our new V3 technology for the BRZ/FRS/GT86
With more power, comes more heat. The stock set-up is sufficient for daily driving and occasional spurts. But if you are living in a climate with average triple-digit temperatures, or plan on tracking your car on a regular basis, you will need to upgrade the cooling systems on your car. Since the track is our chosen playground, we have tested different set-ups until we narrowed down the necessary modifications and put them together in a kit for you.
Click here for the Crawford Performance Track Package for the BRZ/FRS/GT-86
Applying the Power to the Ground
If you are interested in a custom build, please contact us and one of our reps will write up an estimate to suit the build of your dreams.