Vorshlag has released and shipped new parts for our BRZ/FRS/86 V8 swap kit, which are now listed on this 86 Swap product page. This includes the complete clutch hydraulics kit, driveshafts, and complete Tremec Magnum XL 6-speed transmissions made for this swap.
First up is the big bad six speed that our kit is built around. This kit (available here) includes a brand new 700 ft-lb rated Tremec T56 Magnum XL, the bellhousing, and custom input shaft made for use with a GM LS engine. The transmission is available in two gear ratios and includes shipping to the continental 48 states (freight truck). These are built to order and usually ship in 1-4 weeks.
Next up is the 86 specific T56 Hyd. Throw Out Bearing and Master Cylinder Kit, which works with virtually all OEM and aftermarket clutches and the T56 Magnum XL shown above. The hydraulic throw out bearing is from GM and includes a remote bleed line and a new stainless braided clutch hydraulic line, with a quick connect for easier servicing. This is plumbed to our custom Tilton clutch master cylinder, which mounts to the firewall via the CNC machined aluminum adapter.
The larger diameter clutch master has enough hydraulic ratio to actuate the T56 TOB. An adjustable actuator rod attaches to the 86 clutch pedal for a bolt-in arrangement. Due to the unique hydraulic fittings used on the Tilton master these two items (Clutch Master & TOB) are sold together in one kit.
We have several of these T56 hydraulic systems in stock and ready to ship.
We have also been shipping the driveshafts to fit the 86 rear axle flange and our custom T56 Magnum XL. These 3″ diameter aluminum 1-piece units are only 12.9 pounds, built to order, and usually ship in 1-2 weeks.
Another batch of motor mounts and transmission crossmembers are being CNC laser cut now and we will have these welded and powder coated soon. One problem we do need to address is the long tube headers… our production header manufacturer here in the USA damaged the production header fixture beyond repair. Its something we just found out about after placing a large production order many months ago, and we are scrambling to remake another prototype header set now.
This is not something we wanted to happen, obviously, but we’re trying to see the “silver lining” in this fiasco. With a whole new header design we can accommodate the front swaybar as well as moving up to a 1-7/8″ primary size (up from 1-3/4″). This should both add horsepower AND reduce the need for a custom swaybar. We’re ripping apart a company owned FRS now and have parts on hand to build the “new prototype” header. We have fast tracked the production version and should have something ready to ship soon.
We will share more info here on the Vorshlag blog and via our Alpha 86 swap forum build thread soon!