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    Subaru BRZ Gets the Power it Needs from an LS3 V8 Swap

    Written by Patrick Rall

    LS3 power surely makes this Subaru a blast to drive, but that $65,000 price tag is a shocker.The Subaru BRZ is a ton of fun to drive down a twisty road or on a tight road course, but there is no question that it is light on power. The standard engine is a naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers just 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque, so while the sleek compact handles well, it struggles to get out of its own way in a straight line.Fortunately, there are a world of engine swap options for the Subaru BRZ and one such customized Japanese coupe is listed for sale on Kijiji.com with an LS3 engine. With 525 horsepower, this built BRZ packs the power that it deserves, but with a price tag of $65,000, this is not a budget buy. Also, it has a body kit and wing that might be too much for many drivers who aren&quot;t looking to compete in the world of Formula Drift.LS3 BRZThe most significant part of this unique Subaru BRZ is the LS3 engine tucked under the hood. The engine has been fitted with a custom oil pan, an oil filter relocation kit, a transmission shifter relocation kit and a cold air intake from Sikky. A custom front pipe allows the engine to mate up to a Magnaflow exhaust for a BRZ, making us wonder what it sounds like to have an LS3 venting through an exhaust system made for a two-liter boxer engine. The tuning is handles via an HP Tuners setup, with everything unlocked for further tuning, but the seller claims that it makes 525 horsepower.Finally, the LS3 power is sent to the rear wheels via a custom driveshaft and a set of 600-horsepower axles form the Driveshaft Shop, with all of the work being done by WeaponsGradePerformance in Connecticut.The StanceTo give this Subaru the custom stance, it features Skunk2 Pro-C coil overs all around with adjustable rear lower control arms, along with Forgestar modular M14 rims measuring 18 inches by 10.5 inches up front and 18 inches by 12 inches out back. Those wheels are wrapped with Falken Azenis tires and under the big front wheels is a set of Wilwood six-piston brake calipers.Also, this car features an elaborate widebody kit that has been wrapped in 3M 1080 g203 gloss red metallic vinyl and that vinyl has been ceramic coated to preserve the shine.The CockpitOn the inside, this Subaru BRZ is just as modified as it is on the outside. It has a custom shifter, a Momo steering wheel, a fully functional dashboard with a convertor to allow the Subaru gauges to work with the GM engine computer, a &quot;million color underglow kit&quot; and the GPS system has been unlocked for full use at all times. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ <br style="clear: both" />

    Date written: September 4, 2018

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    Here you go Darren... about time you owned an LS powered car and knowing you like your Subaru’s!

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    Put that engine in a legacy result
    Upgrades = Saleen supercharger kit with JDM tune, 3.4 pulley , keene bell boost a pump , 62mm Twin Throttle body with spacer, EBC drilled grooved vented discs up front with red stuff pads all round , Boost gauge and Fuel psi gauge ,oil seperator, Additional cooling fans for heat exchanger, 7 row oil cooler BMR rear lower control arms. Exedy stage 1 clutch kit. 481Bhp total. Plus all the normal refinements you get with a saleen mustang production number 192 of 945 for that year.. New PB at santa pod 12.75sec 1/4 mile
    See xmas toy project in readers rides for my 79 Trans Am on going project , In my stable is a 2005 saleen mustang 79 Trans am 69 Chevy El camino what's next to add???

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