And so a new chapter begins for Element Tuning as we take on the FRS and BRZ. We aren't known for building slow cars and well the FRS/BRZ is a slow car but most of us know that going in. What it has is an exceptional chassis and great driving dynamics.
6/13/2012 (New wheels tested)
These wheels are Rota T2R 18x9.5 ET38 (5mm spacer required on front) with Goodyear GT something in a 225/45-18. They are taller in diameter because the Legacy GT they came from has really large wheel arches and it fills them in better. Since this car isn't lowered yet these do the same thing here. For the front to fit a 5mm spacer was needed on the front.
Loving how this looks!
As a racer I'm really looking forward to taking this car to a whole new level of grip and HP. We'll be relying again on BC Racing to custom valve our new suspension so we can take this car to the highest level of racing just like our STi.
On the HP front we'll be developing the Hydra EMS stand-alone engine management system along with an Element Tuning Pro Comp engine build. We need to tear this thing down and start working with manufacturers as soon as possible so we can build the motor to handle the turbo system we have in store.
I hope everyone is as excited as we are to build a sick race car out of this chassis!
For now some 18x8.5 SSRs with 225/40-18 Toyos we had laying around the shop. Definitely a conservative fit and I see plenty more room in there to go wider.
6/10/12: Track tested, track proven:
Dual view video during the Whelen USTT Championship at NJ Motosports Thunderbolt:
Element Tuning FRS/BRZ Whelen USTT 2012 NJ - YouTube