Crawford Performance’s S3L-I Short Block for the BRZ/FRS/GT-86 is the first built FA motor in the US!
The motor comes stock from Subaru with a compression ratio of 12 to 1, which can only support the low power / torque numbers associated with a naturally aspirated (non-turbo) set-up. When power upgrades are added to the stock block (a turbo kit for example), there is only enough room for about 50 hp and about 5-6 lbs of boost. With our custom designed forged and billet internals, we have brought the compression ratio down to 10 to 1. This opens up the motor’s potential for power, and makes our custom designed turbo kit run at it’s full potential as well. We have already made 475 hp/tq with this built engine, and we are continually impressed with the strength, durability, and reliability of Subaru’s new platform combined with our internals. We can confidently say this after rigorous R&D, including 6 months of dyno time and track testing. That R&D will only continue to see what this motor can really do!
All components engineered & manufactured by Crawford Performance have been tested for ultimate performance and maximum dependability on and off the race track. Our rigorous testing and numerous accolades assure our clientele that we at Crawford Performance demand the best of ourselves and the products we create. Our clients deserve nothing less.
The most versatile and most popular Crawford Shortblock in the “S” series just happens to be the S3L-I. Incorporated into the block are high performance BRZ main and rod bearings and BRZ piston rings. These Genuine BRZ components allow for maximum safety and reliability. No cheap knock off parts here. To keep with our high quality standards, we use Crawford offset wristpins to decrease the piston noise associated with forged pistons. It is helpful to note, the Crawford Billet I-beam rods serve two purposes; 1) to increase the rod ratio which allows for smoother and efficient power delivery 2) the I-beam rods used in this motor are hefty strong rods designed to withstand the power produced with race fuel & high boost levels.
- New 2.0-Liter Open Deck Turbo Block
- New Subaru BRZ Forged Crank
- New BRZ High Performance High Mileage Piston Rings
- CP-Designed Forged and Strengthened Long Rods
- CP-Designed Forged Pistons
- CP-Designed Case Hardened and Heat Treated Wrist Pins
- Professionally Balanced and Assembled