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  1. matrixprotein

    Cosworth Supercharged GT86

    Had my car February 2019. Have following; Avo stage 1 turbo with uel manifold Hks front pipe Cobra resonated catback Rota 18" wheels Valenti smoked tail lights Topsage rear diffuser Ht autos lip kit Tomei S shift knob Plans for 2020 Sti brembo 4 pot brakes Coilovers New alloys Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    First Modifications

    Ideally i would prefer to do the whole thing at once as just mentioned. Just to be a little OCD. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Anyone for Coloured Hoodies?

    I'd take 2 in xl. Red and grey Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    First Modifications

    I wouldnt even think a filter is necessary but this is up to you. Just the manifold is fine. If going new, then it is correct that going to td will be best value option at approx 1500 all in. On the used market, going manifold and remap can be significantly cheaper Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    First Modifications

    With the brakes you can replace them with any cheap ones from eurocarparts. I swapped out the oem pad for some cheap pagids and they were fine. A high flow cat alone wouldnt be worth it in terms of power gains. Many people go decat with an aftermarket manifold and leave the secondary cat in place and this will pass mot. There are plenty manifolds out there. If new is your things then that's up to you but there are constantly used parts flying around on this platform for you to source. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    BBK a good idea?

    You can get sti brembo front brake for 500 quid or less Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Aftermarket seats

    What aftermarket seats are you guys running? Watched some videos and some reading but the whole set up is confusing me. I'm probably just over complicating from seats to getting the rails to bolt em down. The stock seats I feel are more suited for slim build and I am quite wide and find they just aren't cutting it for me. I use the car mainly for street driving so ideally something that can move backwards and forwards to get access to the back. I've seen some of the recling seats but they look a little not 'supporty' enough. So was looking for something inbetween. Also, are harnesses the only way? As if possible I'd like to retain the factory seat belt Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    HKS Spec-L - anyone else have this issue?

    Yeah it's most likely how far it how unfar its pushed into the hangers. I had this with my cat back too though a different system. Just wrestled it into place lol Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    NA Tune up and CAT back exhaust

    I wouldnt bother. Neither should you Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Clutch for Fi car

    In that case, at that level I would highly recommend the xtreme stage 1. Wont regret it. I know many recommend the exedy but I haven't tried it myself, but having experienced this one, I wont bother trying others. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Clutch for Fi car

    I'm using an xtreme stage 1 clutch from fensport. Very similar to oem but much better I feel. The clutch is very low which like. After depressing the clutch, hardly have to lift off because its moving. I live in a high traffic area as well and it's more than comfortable. Highly recommend. Might be worth checking the turbo kit you are going for and just making sure the xtreme 1 clutch torque limit is suitable for whatever kit you are going; presumably td Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Seriously want a GT86

    Did you buy this car in london? Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Aftermarket seats

    Seems such a headache. So would I be right in assuming I can get any aftermarket seat and get it mounted with say a buddyclub mount assuming that's the correct item Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  14. This has just come off my car. In total probably done about 3000-4000 miles max. No cracks or leaks. Item is in South East London. £550 o.n.o Collection preferred. Thanks, Nic Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    MatrixProtein's AVO boosted 86

    Thought I'd do this thread now as I'm coming to what I consider to be achieving what I wanted from buying this fantastic car. In Feb 2019 I bought a red gt86; bone stock with 18k miles on the clock. I always said I'd enjoy this car in stock form and spend the first couple of years enjoying the car for what it is; boy how wrong was I. 1. The first thing i did was delete the sound tube in the engine bay to get rid of noise coming into the cabin. 2. I got a pair of smoked valenti sequential lights. Was always a fan of these. Just need the third brake light to match 3. I got the rear windows tinted in limo black. Wanted to tint the front but the car suffers from scratched windows from the runners. 4. I upgraded from factory radio to a kenwood double din. I later reverted back to standard as i had issues with the new unit overheating. 5. Decided my theme would be to go two tone and eventually get the car wrapped but one of the colours would be black. I decided to swap out the oem red spoiler for a black one. 6. Quickly what followed was the htautos lip kit. Front splitter, skirts, rear corner skirts. I've since removed the side skirts as it was making it a nightmare to jack the car up but these will go back on at some point. 7. I then proceeded for some performance stuff. I picked up a Tomei EL expreme manifold and a cobra resonated exhaust for a price I really couldn't say no to. From the very beginning I'd decided I was to go EL and supercharger so this was a no brainer for me. I decided to heat wrap the manifold. 8. Wasnt a fan of the stock wheels and purchased some 18" rota wheels. Dont know what the offset or thickness are but I have 5mm spacers and I'm happy with how they look. They'd also been refurbished and sprayed black. 9. Now I had the main bits done, I decided to get the car mapped to make the most of the manifold and catback. At this point I only have the stock front pipe in place as my only CAT. I took the car to Fensport to have this done. There are no figures as it's purely road mapping but it brought the car to life. Unlike some of the other popular manifolds, I found there was still a torque dip between 3000-5000rpm range. Though there was more torque across the entire rev range, it still existed but none the less I was happy with the results and my thinking was that it would mean nothing once supercharged. 10. I decided I didnt like the oem gear knob so switched out for a Tomei S gear knob. Feels nice, very light but not for everyone. I personally like it as I feel the longer lever length of the knob requires less effort to get into gear (force x distance = x n.m for the physicists among us) 11. At this point I got abit bored and took the decision to go fully decat. I felt like the muffler in the stock cat caused the car drone and sound farty. By chance I decided to try the hks dual resonated front pipe. Whilst fitting this I encountered issues and ended up getting a scorpion overpipe. Upon fitting, the sound is amazing, at around 2900 rpm, cruising on the motorway the car is silent, has very little if any drone and sounds the business when giving it the beans. 12. Number plates. Hated the originals with the GB logo so I registered to have a private registration and went for square plates. I got these at 'fancyplates'. They are good quality acrylic and came reasonably quick but they have non-existent communication so be aware of this. Also they dont require any details of logbook or anything to have the plates made up. Just enter the reg you want and they send it (naughty). 13. Lastly, I grabbed a rear diffuser for the car to make it look pretty at the back. THE BIG MOD So this is currently in progress and is the sole reason why I decided to make this thread. There will be other things I have planned which I will mention but this was my main aim of having an 86/brz and get ready for a read if you're bothered. To turbo or to supercharger? This was always my question and weighing up the costs of everything I always jumped between the two. Reliable? Risks? Engine rebuilds? Just some of the questions i constantly asked myself and researched. Oh the sprintex kit looks good, the harrop? Hks? And what about cosworth. In the end these are all supercharger kits and I decided this would be the most reliable way to go forced induction. In some aspects I still believe this but in other ways whatever your method of forced induction 0.5 bar is still 0.5 bar. It's a simple way of looking at things but sometimes, trying to look at things at too many angles just means you wont achieve anything. Either way, i was advised against hks for its known failures, put off sprintex as reputable tuners didnt like them for heat issues. The harrop and cosworth were the last ones left. I loved the cosworth kit but as they are being discontinued, I worried about its platform for future support. What if I wanted more power out of the system? I wouldnt be able to get this. I then did some reading on the harrop kit which was very well regarded and on smallest pulley size could produce over 350 bhp. I'm not a numbers chasing guy but its always nice to know just incase I had funds over the future. I went around looking for quotes and the short story is, either cosworth or harrop, I'm looking at around £7500 to have fitted and mapped. "One day" I said to myself many times over but in my heart, could I really part with £7500 and the answer was no. Someone the came along with a used cosworth which had barely run even 10k miles and I thought hey maybe if I can get a cheap cosworth, it would make it worth it. Sadly, the guy wouldnt budge on pricing at all and I turned him away. Whilst I was in the mind set to part with my money I shopped around and decided that, with the money I'd be willing to part with, turbo is my best option. On top of this, it is more tuneable for further power down the road and you know, 0.5 bar is 0.5 bar weather super or turbo. With black friday coming up I thought, if I could get a price all inclusive to something similar to having the 2nd hand cosworth fitted at a price point I was happy with, I'd go for it. And so, the hunt began. I looked at all of the reputable companies who fitted and tuned turbo cars. I asked around and waited around to see if I could get a good deal. In the end, it came back to Fensport. And the deal they were able to provide me with the parts and service I got, I settled with the avo stage 1 turbo. I wont go into it but the total price I've paid for this kit and upgrades is the best value for money bar none, and I truly believe this. I was left with my jaw to the ground and it was simply an offer I couldn't refuse. The car is currently at Fensport having the work done. I opted for the avo turbo kit with race breather system, 3 bar map sensor overcut boost, and low temp thermostat. I've also decided to upgrade the clutch so it can deal with the new power and have total faith in Fensport looking after me. I cannot wait to get the car back and take it for a spirited drive. In the future, I'd like to get the car lowered a little. I'm not sure if this will be springs or coilovers because I'm running a front splitter. I also intend to upgrade my brakes to BBK so have plenty of reading to do before deciding which way to go. The decision to go turbo is literally a 360 on my narrow minded thinking of "supercharging is the way" but for my style of driving and what I intend to use the car for, the difference in price isn't worth supercharging anymore. I've pm'd plenty people on this forum to gather my own information on modifying and have found everyone to be very helpful to me so thank you to everyone whose actively had conversations with me. The AVO kit I feel has gone quiet on the forum and seems less popular as there are better value for money kits out there but I'm happy i decided to go for this one. I dont have too many pictures but I have an Instagram link which I will shamelessly plug. I'm not the best at updating but if you want to see some of my car, it is there. I will definitely update the thread once I receive the car Thanks, MatrixProtein P.s - my tomei el expreme will be coming off so this will be for sale at some point. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    MatrixProtein's AVO boosted 86

    Just got the car back now. The weather isn't the greatest but I did get to push it a little here and there. I'll resonate what other forced induction owners have said; its transformed the car and for the better. I had mine mapped very conservatively and even then, it pulls like a train and it's very difficult not to find yourself going to fast. Tdlr; get a turbo or supercharger. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  17. That is a sweet looking system. Had no idea you was London. South east london here Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Fuel Coffee House meet Nov 2019

    Where did those gauges come from. They look saucy Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    MatrixProtein's AVO boosted 86

    It is a turbo yes but its location in underneath hence you cant see it Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    MatrixProtein's AVO boosted 86

    Have just been sent this by fensport. Need to find a way to pick it up Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Exhaust Upgrade

    Mostly mot. And it stinks lol. The car is louder but not dronier. At my 2700rpm, where you have drone, my car is silent lol. But give it a bit of beans and its loud as hell Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Exhaust Upgrade

    That's the one. There were a couple used ones floating about for about 100 quid if used is your thing. If I remember correctly, resonators reduce drone but not overall decibels. And mufflers reduce decibels but not drone. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Exhaust Upgrade

    I had a tomei el with cobra cat back resonated. My front pipe was stock and this droned a little. I've replaced it with a hks front pipe which has 2 resonators and it doesnt drone anymore. This does mean I'm running full decat which may not be ideal for some. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Ideal operating temperature

    Sorry if this has been covered before. What are ideal oil and coolant temperatures for driving. Gone turbo so dont really know what to be looking out for (will use torque app). Also when starting up and cooling down what sort of oil temps should I be aiming for. Thanks Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
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    Ideal operating temperature

    Nice. I'll try keep this in mind. Wont be going on track so probably wont grab an oil cooler. But I may if I get itchy fingers future down the line Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk