The Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 are pretty good cars from the factory, it’s a great handling platform, but it’s almost like the starter pack. Ever wonder what would happen if you took a car just waiting to be modded and threw the best of the best of everything at it, to make it the best that it possibly could be? Well, that’s precisely what Bruce W did with his Subaru BRZ Suspension. Bruce came in already equipped with a set of HRE Flow Form FF15 wheels, but as you can see, the stock ride height leaves quite a bit of wheelgap.
We’ll be lowering this Subaru BRZ with a set of Ohlins Road & Track Coilovers to compliment the suite of suspension upgrades Bruce has slated for the car.
Featuring Dual Flow Valves, Adjustable Spring Reload and external compression and rebound dampers, Ohlins’ Monotube Road & Track Coilovers for the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ & Toyota 86 are truly motorsports grade parts for street driven cars.
These coilovers are like a work of art – everything is flawless and of the finest quality, and for what these’ll set you back, you’d expect nothing less.
To compliment to Ohlins Coilovers, Raceseng Camber Caster Plates were fitted along with Raceseng Rear Upper Shock Mounts.
The Ohlins weren’t the only thing installed, oh no.
In addition to the coilovers, a set of Voodoo13 Rear Lower Control Arms for Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S & Toyota 86 have been fitted to enhance handling performance, improve stability and reduce tire wear by giving the car rear camber adjustment.
The factory sway bars are gone too, instead, we’ve installed a set of Whiteline Suspension Front & Rear Sway Bars to really tailor the car’s handling behaviors to the driver.
In this shot you can see how all these components work together, and all freshly assembled – damn, does it look good.
The Whiteline Sway Bars also include new sway bar mounting brackets and bushings to ensure that there’s no unwanted deflection.
Built in the USA with super durable materials to withstand the stresses of racing, the Voodoo13 Rear Lower Control Arms are a hell of a lot beefier than the stock units with the benefit of actual camber adjustment in the rear.
Up front to reinforce the shock towers, an AEM Front Strut Tower Bar for Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S & Toyota 86 gives the tops of the shock towers the strength they need to keep the chassis from flexing in the corners.
The AEM Strut Tower Bar allows access to the Raceseng Camber Caster plates for quick and easy adjustments at the racetrack or to setup for your favorite windy road.
Check out the fitment underhood in these closeups.
After lowering any car, an alignment is certainly in order, and with full camber adjustment front and rear, we can really dial in the suspension.
Check out the stance and fitment with the car done.
The lowered ride height looks incredible with the HRE FF15 wheels, and matched with those super sticky Michelin tires and heavily reinforced suspension, this BRZ is ready to go toe-to-toe with Stuttgart’s finest in the twisties.
The overall effect is pretty incredible.
Bruce W made his BRZ the best it possibly could be, all without dialing up the power – since a good enough driver doesn’t need any more power in the corners, we have to imagine this thing has to be positively insane to throw into a corner. With a bit of help from the Mod Experts, any vision is attainable.
Life is too short to stay stock – so why keep driving a humdrum stock Toyota 86, Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ? Scopeout our guide to the Best Mods for the Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 here.
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Story & Photos Nick Gregson