AVO Turbocharger Kit for the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and Toyota GT86!
The AVO Turbocharger kit is designed to work with both RHD and LHD models in all countries, and extensive testing has been done on both the Japanese Subaru BRZ and the US Market Scion FR-S. The Japanese BRZ has been track tested from day 1, and the US Market FR-S has spent 16 months and 25,000 miles testing and tuning in varying conditions, from 6000 feet and 0 degree temperatures, to sea level and below in the desert! This was done to ensure our kit would hold up as a daily driver where ever you go, whatever the conditions. All testing in the American market was conducted on 91 and 92 octane pump gas to ensure the turbo kit was going to handle daily driving as well as the track.
The turbocharger kit is designed from top to bottom specifically for the FR-S and BRZ, and consists of all the parts necessary to bolt the kit up to the car. We utilize an AVO18/49 turbocharger that mounts up under the front of the engine via our stainless steel unequal exhaust manifold, and then it bolts up to the stock exhaust with our ceramic coated stainless steel turbo outlet (also referred to as a downpipe). Cooling the pressurized air is an aluminum bar and plate front mount intercooler which uses black piping throughout, mechanical oil scavenging pump, oil reservoir tank, and all necessary water and oil hoses and fittings.
Tuning is by AVO Turboworld via EcuTek reflash tools, and we will provide an AVO base map free of charge with your kit choice. To obtain the free MAP you will need to follow the instructions carefully. Note : The ECUTEK Reflash Tool & ECUTEK Licence are not included in this kit and must be purchased separately.
This turbo kit has been designed to bolt up to the stock air intake box and to the stock exhaust system. We have spent a lot of time ensuring it will work with the standard fueling system for a complete bolt on and go setup. The beauty of the system is that it looks very stock from above! The FMIC has been specifically designed to fit with the standard bumper without trimming as well, and on the FR-S models the intercooler would be difficult to see unless you are looking for it.
So what can you expect from this kit?
From our testing, you will see anywhere from 250 to 320whp on pump gas, dependent upon the quality of the gas it is tuned for. This is due entirely to the fact that the stock motor is 12.5:1 compression, incredibly high for a n/a motor. This makes gas quality even more important than ever! If it wasn't for the fact that this FA20 motor is a completely different and modern design with an incredibly well made combustion chamber, we wouldn't even attempt to turbocharge these cars. But while many people associate it with the old EJ20 series motors from Subaru, there is absolutely no comparison besides the fact they are both boxer engines made by Subaru. The entire design of the engine is different, which has been improved tremendously from anything previously made by Subaru.
Not only is the engine a major step up, the ECU on this car is also a great design, reacting incredibly fast to knock and adjusting parameters to compensate. This helps increase the reliability of the turbocharged motor. As is well known by now, this is also a direct injection motor, helping both power and gas mileage. We have seen mpg figures as good as stock on the freeway, and probably better than stock as we were not exactly sitting on cruise control during our testing!
As you can see from the dyno chart you can make up to 400whp on the base kit with the right supporting modifications. That is over 470hp at the crank, well into supercar territory!
AVO18/49 Turbocharger with 6 or 8psi actuator - compressor wheel size 49.2/56 | exhaust wheel size 50.5/68
This specially designed AVO18/49 turbocharger comes with a 6-8 psi actuator for precise boost control at lower psi levels, ensuring engine longevity.
Mechanical Oil Pump Specifications:
We are unique in utilizing a mechanical oil pump that we locate at the back of the engine, which runs off the back of the RH camshaft. There is also a oil reservoir tank right off the turbocharger itself. This is the most reliable way to pull oil through the turbo to the engine, as it keeps the flow rate tied to the rpm speed of the motor, ensuring that it is properly scavenged at low rpms and idling, and has enough at high rpms.
Front Mount Intercooler Specifications:
Bar and Plate Aluminum Intercooler with cast end tanks. The size is as follows: Length = 19"; Height = 8"; & Width = 3".
The intercooler kit utilizes black wire-reinforced silicone piping and two black powdercoated steel pipes. The intake piping has ports to mount up a variety of blow-off valves, even OEM ones for a full stealth look.
Blow-Off Valve Specifications:
The kit comes with an plumb back OEM-Style BOV and keeps idle steady. The blow-off valve keeps the kit looking stealthy and is also very quiet to maintain the stealthiness even further.
Turbo PCV Valve & Filler Neck System Specifications:
The PCV Valve that is supplied in this kit is specifically for turbocharging and is designed not to leak under boost conditions. The factory OEM unit on the BRZ/FR-S is naturally for normally aspirated conditions. You will loose boost from your desired boost setting and therefore not achieve your optimum power. The more adverse affect of not having the Turbo PCV Valve is the upsetting of the engine breathing system due to boost being blown into the sump.
Additional Parts in the V2 Kit:
Oil Breather Tank Kit
3 Bar MAP Sensor
Flat Panel Filter
The kit is designed to work with both RHD and LHD models in all countries, with extensive testing done on both the Japanese Subaru BRZ and the US Market Scion FR-S.
**NOTE** Does NOT include the EcuTek license which must be purchased separately.