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On June, 28th, the DSPORT 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS will occupy The Streets of Willow. All five cars will wear matching Gram Lights 57CR wheels. The 5-spoke design is engineered for all types of motorsports. To ensure even competition for all, the cars will be equipped with identical 18×9.5-inch +38 offset wheels. Keep an eye out for the glossy black or the Gunblue II colored Gram Lights 57CR on all FR-S/86/BRZs.

Stopping power plays one of the biggest roles on the race track. This is why we are making sure all our participating cars for the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS are equipped with the same brake pads and rotors. Enter DBA. All 86/FR-S/BRZs will feature the DBA USA XP650 brake pads. These pads are capable of withstanding more than 1,200°F temperatures. DBA USA 4000 Series brake rotors will also be mounted on all cars. Stay tuned for more on the 2018 DSPORT 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS.

With more than 10 years of experience, Mishimoto has been providing superior cooling system upgrades for street and track cars. Mishimoto will be providing radiators and oil cooler kits for all of our cars participating in the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS. As we install forced-induction kits and increase boost in the five cars we are testing, proper cooling becomes critical. By equipping all of our 86/FR-S/BRZs with Mishimoto’s cooling products, we ensure the cars are staying cool and safe under our grueling testing on the dyno, street, and the track. Stay tuned as we cover more details about the…

The 2018 DSPORT 86 Forced-Induction Challenge Presented by ENEOS is amongst us. For the fans of superchargers, you’ll be happy to know that Edelbrock will be one of our Forced-Induction participants for the event. The history of the Edelbrock family runs deeply in the early 1900s. Starting from a humble beginning, the company is now one of the iconic names when it comes to the performance industry. Edelbrock will be testing their E-Force supercharger designed for the FA20 application in our challenge. Keep a close eye as we explore if the E-Force kit is the right forced-induction solution for you.

In preparation for the ultimate forced-induction guide for the FR-S/86/BRZ, we would like to introduce one of the team players: Vortech. Founded by Jim Middlebrook, Vortech has been engineering high efficient air management systems for all types of engines since 1990. Vortech has been one of the leaders in centrifugal compressor design technology, with several patents and design awards under their belts. For the 86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS, we will be testing the Vortech complete supercharger kit for the 86/FR-S/BRZ.

In the journey of bringing you the most extensive forced-induction testing for the 86/FR-S/BRZ platforms, we would like to introduce one of the challenge participants: GReddy. GReddy was founded in Japan in 1977. Ever since its inception, GReddy has been a dominant force in the automotive performance industry. Brought to life by racers and motorsports enthusiasts, GReddy is in a constant state of evolution. For their newest addition to their turbocharger family, GReddy collaborated with Garrett to bring you the all-new GTXR Tuner Turbo Kit for the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota 86. Stay tuned as we shine more…

86 Challenge Presented by ENEOS Have you ever wondered which forced-induction kit is best for your needs? Are you curious about what kind of power you can gain from the turbochargers and superchargers on the market? Do you care about CARB-legal kits? Do you want to track your FR-S/86/BRZ? Or do you want a forced-induction kit for your street car? We’ve created the FR-S/86/BRZ Challenge Presented by ENEOS to bring you the most extensive forced-induction guide for that application. Forced Induction Testing The FR-S/86/BRZ is becoming more affordable, which makes it a great platform for tuning. Although power can be…

TURN 14 DISTRIBUTION HOSTING ANNUAL CAR MEET ON JUNE 16, 2018 Horsham, PA (June 8, 2018) – Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in automotive performance parts distribution, will be hosting its 2nd Annual Car Meet presented by KW Suspensions on June 16, 2018. The event is scheduled to take place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at its ultramodern warehouse, located at 3035 Campus Drive, Hatfield, PA. Text & Photos by Turn 14 Following the success of last year’s event, Turn 14 Distribution has partnered with well-known event promoter Canibeat to share their experience and community reach with respect…

One thousand horsepower. Only an elite few can claim to this performance milestone. Even fewer can make this claim from behind the wheel of a fully-streetable Nissan 350Z. While a number of “pure drag” cars have achieved the “1KWHP” figure, most sacrifice the response needed to make the car fun to drive on the street. Chris Shively’s plan for his project 350Z didn’t include compromise. Instead, this second-generation car fanatic would set out to build a Z33 that would impress performance, show and car audio enthusiasts. By Richard Fong // Photos by Michael Ferrara Since purchasing the 350Z in 2003,…

If you are trying to build a mega-horsepower street car that isn’t AWD, you will literally be spinning your wheels a good amount of the time. One platform that has used its AWD system to set records for nearly 30 years is the Skyline GT-R. “Godzilla” earned its legendary status as Japan’s top halo vehicle with the launch of the R32 GT-R in 1989. Heavier and no more powerful than many of its competitors at the time, Godzilla dominated in every environment. Street, drag or track, Nissan’s Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All-Terrain (ATTESA) was a primary reason for…

When LA Sleeve tasked us with building a company demo car that would have broad appeal, the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 platform was the obvious choice. The aftermarket support for these models is second to none. It’s a great platform that can be made to do just about anything. When LA Sleeve also asked us to make the project both unique and impressive, that’s when things got interesting. Text by Michael Ferrara / Photos by Joe Singleton Let’s Force It While we could have explored building an all motor FA20 engine, a great deal of effort and expense may have…

Ford and Chevy V8s, Toyota 2JZs, Subaru EJ257s and even Ferrari engines have managed to take the place of the Subaru FA20 in more than a handful of BRZ, WRX, FR-S and 86 platforms. Whether the venue is Formula D, Pike’s Peak, Time Attack or even the dragstrip; the go-to solution has been to swap out the FA20 instead of giving it a chance to prove itself worthy. The popularity of engine swaps into the 86 has many assuming that the FA20 isn’t a viable engine platform for plus-500whp targets. So is the FA20 a lost cause? In one word,…

Aside from being an active volcano, standing 12,380 feet high as Japan’s tallest mountain, and being visible from all around Tokyo on a clear day; Mount Fuji is also the backdrop to one of the world’s most popular race-tracks: Fuji Speedway. HKS took over Fuji Speedway for their yearly HKS Premium Day event. Make no mistake about it, this event wasn’t about displaying products and trying to make some sales. The 2018 HKS Premium Day was a pure day of racing for the absolute enthusiasts, breaking-records, and giving the fans more than they can imagine. Text by Bassem Girgis //…

While many have encountered challenges with FA20D development, we’ve experienced the exact opposite. Our Club DSPORT FA21D (2.1-liter stroker variant) engines are thriving with turbocharged examples delivering over 560 horsepower to the wheels on E85 or Japanese premium pump gas (98 RON). In fact, Phoenix’s Power recently used one of the Club DSPORT FA21D short blocks in a street car to set the top speed record for an 86/BRZ in Japan. While the Club DSPORT FA21D engines use the original 86mm bore size (and no sleeves), Club DSPORT concurrently developed its FA225D engine program that features a sleeved 89mm bore…

The smell of burnt rubber and the high-pitch squeal of tires sliding through the turns accompany the roar of four turbocharged cylinders. Through the smoke, a sleek, bold and aggressive statement could be seen and heard as a fiery-red Silvia drifts by. Its driver, Nobuteru “NOB” Taniguchi, is a skilled pilot navigating the course with surgical precision in the HKS Silvia S15. Text and Photos by Richard Fong High-profile builds like the HKS Silvia fueled America’s faith in Nissan’s “S” chassis at a time when few had any interest in the US-spec 240SX. While Japanese versions of the “S” chassis came…

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