So lets get some baselines going
170hp of blistering power
My budget is really tight. I can't really afford to do an engine swap right now. Can't afford the TRD supercharger that comes with nothing. So turbo upgrade would be the best choice. These FA20 or whatever Subaru direct injection motors are actually pretty tough. Some cooling issues but for the most part are pretty strong engines from what I've been told. I reached out to an old Subaru performance parts maker from way back in my 2.5RS days. This company is AVO Turboworld.
Excellent guys there and are filled with tons of knowledge and experience with their BRZ in Japan. I've been following their adventures and road/track tests with their turbo kit. While going for a crazy huge monster turbo set up with crazy stainless piping sounds awesome and all, this doesnt fit my real world needs. I wanted something that looks tough, won't bend, won't come apart. So I ordered the turbo kit.
its not the hugest turbo but it will get the job done. Its internal gated and set to 5psi. The racing series I am competing in is classified by power to weight ratio. So the FRS is 2600lbs divide that by 12 and this should be my HP 216.6.
Since we know the baseline is 170hp of absolute excitement, gaining the extra 56hp should not be the problem.
I really liked this oil scavenger return kit. This pumps the wasted oil out of the turbo back into the head.
We got some high numbers off the dyno, actually way too high, we would either have to pull spark to make less power or add another 100lbs back into the car to make it legal.