We have been working with the 86 chassis since early 2012, and our Forum 86 Development Thread has been up and added to for over a decade. In that thread we have chronicled the work on many different 1st generation FRS/BRZ models made over the 2013-2021 model years.
Now we have done work to a 2nd gen 86, this 2022 Subaru BRZ owned by our tester Jon Miller – which has a new chassis with more rigidity, a larger engine with significantly more power, but without any weight gain.
This is Jon’s 4th car to offer up for testing and we recently installed MCS TT1 coilovers, Vorshlag front and rear top mounts, and Jon upgraded to a set of 17×9″ wheels and 245 Falken RT-660 200TW tires. Then Jon let Vorshlag chief memologist Terry co-drive this at an autocross (above, where he and Jon took 1-2 in STR class) and also on track. The coilovers transformed the car and we talk about the work and driving impressions within the latest forum update – complete with in-car video from both events!
Of course we also cover work done to our own 2013 FRS, which we brought into the shop to complete one of our popular LS swaps. Well we got busy in the shop and with the business and have only tackled some wheel testing (not all of it successful), an upgrade to MCS Remote Double adjustable coilovers, some front end work, and the shortblock assembly for the HPR 454″ LS engine – all of which is covered in detail starting here. Every picture in the forum build thread can be clicked for higher resolution, so make sure to read this on the largest screen you can. Thanks for reading!