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buffalohunter7321
08-21-2012, 11:22 PM
I want to order a new FR-S and would like to get the fastest one possible. So I need you, my fellow members, to give me some technical advise on what to order to make this the fastest car it can be. This will be a 2013 model.
What engine?
What tranny?
This will be my 2nd time I have ever bought a new car and I want it to be the Fastest and the best it can be, all under dealership warrenty.
I'll be waiting for all of your inputs and comments. In a way this car will be built by C-tech members.
buffalohunter7321

BabyBear
08-21-2012, 11:24 PM
They only come with one engine configuration, the 2.0L 200HP NA, so easy one there. I'd go with the 6 speed manual transmission cause manual transmission > automatic. Other than that, its mostly styling between the trims. I think there might be a difference with the brakes between the trims but I'm not entirely sure.

CollapsedNut
08-22-2012, 12:04 AM
Thats about it. What BabyBear said. There aren't engines to choose between, just the one.

The Captain
08-22-2012, 12:12 AM
Wait for the turbo!

Murgatroy
08-22-2012, 12:16 AM
Wait for the turbo!
:stupid:

Car_Barn_Bandit
08-22-2012, 12:26 AM
Ask if the dealership will strip out any unnecessary items like factory radio, speakers etc. Don't order mudflaps, carpet protectors, or accessories. Get the lightest weight alloys.

Then go home and strip the car's interior, engine panels, and decorum. Call Jenny Craig, and you'll be set.

MrWOT
08-22-2012, 12:52 AM
Auto w/ paddle shifters > manual if it's a fast transmission. If you want the fastest car possible that is. Fun factor manual is still better.

Lonestag
08-22-2012, 01:31 AM
The big thing on this car will be the TRD parts offered. These cars are meant to be modified.

buffalohunter7321
08-22-2012, 01:32 AM
I would hope that they would have turbo by 2013????!!!!!. And Yes I would deffently modifiy to the hilt.

BabyBear
08-22-2012, 01:45 AM
There are going to be aftermarket turbo options very soon. The FR-S's sold today are considered 2013 cars, thats their initial release. TRD is rumored to be working on a supercharger kit right now though, so that might be an option soon. The BRZ(same car but with the correct badging on it, as Subaru made most of the car) has already been turbo'd and on 8 PSI it made just shy of 300rwhp.

CollapsedNut
08-22-2012, 02:41 AM
HKS has the supercharger in the works as well.

The Captain
08-22-2012, 02:57 AM
The big thing on this car will be the TRD parts offered.
I had no idea Subaru Tecnica International's initials were TRD.

buffalohunter7321
08-22-2012, 03:13 AM
Than maybe I should buy a BRZ!!!??? Depends on whitch one is the faster of the two.

BabyBear
08-22-2012, 03:20 AM
Pretty much same car. They have a little different suspension setups but they are basically the same damn thing

METDeath
08-22-2012, 12:23 PM
I liked the options on the BRZ better than the FRS. If I had to choose, I'd get the BRZ just for that alone.

buffalohunter7321
08-22-2012, 01:28 PM
If there basiclly the same car, than will they be priced about the same?
What is the difference in the options they are offering?

vip09
08-22-2012, 02:51 PM
Why don't you go visit a couple dealerships and do some test drives and check out the prices yourself if you are really interested? You know subaru and scion both have websites with all the info you are asking about right?

The Captain
08-22-2012, 03:06 PM
Subion

Scibaru

I think Toyota only makes the injection system. I'd at least drive the auto. I've heard it's more efficient than the stick and works great with the paddle shifters.

alltracNyx
08-22-2012, 07:21 PM
^ Agreed. Test drive both. However, the auto tranmission/paddle shifter model will likely be more expensive than a manual, and if the transmission breaks outside of the warranty period, it will likely be more expensive to fix.

underscore
08-22-2012, 08:05 PM
Have they actually improved trigger shifting for downshifting and such? Accelerating and upshifting are easy enough, but how is forcing it down a gear for a corner?


I had no idea Subaru Tecnica International's initials were TRD.

On the plus side, I'm assuming any STi parts or TRD parts would fit the other "brand" as well?

Car_Barn_Bandit
08-22-2012, 08:17 PM
I hate the Lexus paddle shifting system. It refuses to let me aggressively downshift. As long as its a legit system and not a glorified auto tranny, that would be the better option.

Murgatroy
08-22-2012, 08:25 PM
Have they actually improved trigger shifting for downshifting and such? Accelerating and upshifting are easy enough, but how is forcing it down a gear for a corner?



On the plus side, I'm assuming any STi parts or TRD parts would fit the other "brand" as well?Won't that fuck with the purist crowd, putting an STi sticker on my Scion.

underscore
08-22-2012, 08:58 PM
I was thinking of the performance shit, like a turbo kit, suspension upgrades, etc.

The Captain
08-22-2012, 09:31 PM
The FRZ/BRS or whatever has rev matching downshift in the "auto". Is google still working?

PearlJammzz
08-22-2012, 10:43 PM
I wish it was like the 370z and did it with the manual.

I still need to go test drive one of those...I really wanna beat up the tranny and see if it rev matches each time!