BMW Engine Mount Replacement

BMW engine mount replacement process for my 1994 BMW 325is.

So, I have had these engine mounts from RevShift performance sitting around in my garage for many months. I finally got around to this project which also included a set of Rogue Engineering transmission. This BMW engine mount replacement process was pretty straightforward, it just takes a bit of time. The new engine and transmission mounts result in a more firm ride overall, in addition to providing more feedback through the chassis. These polyurethane mounts will also last much longer than the OEM counterparts. At this point, I believe I have replaced nearly every OEM bushing in the car!

Ride Height Adjustment

Here is a quick guide on coilover suspension ride height adjustment.

With any new coilover suspension system, properly setting the ride height is one of the first tasks you must tackle. Now, ride height adjustment can seem like a difficult thing to do. However, with a little bit of guidance, just about anyone can get the job done. This is of course, assuming you are familiar with coilover suspension systems to begin with. When installing my MCS suspension, I recorded the process on my 2017 BRZ. Follow this simple video and you will be a pro at adjusting ride height yourself!

Best BRZ header on the market

Choosing the best BRZ header can be a daunting task.

There are so many variations of headers on the market. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult to find the right one for your application. There are equal length headers, un-equal length headers, and differences in design. All of these things can be very confusing, causing the purchase process to be a difficult one. After using a UEL (un-equal length) header for 2 years on my BRZ and FRS, I was looking for something new. I reached out to the team at CounterSpace Garage to get their feedback and support. CSG has done extensive testing on many different types of headers. In addition, they also race what they test! So, with their help, we concluded that the best BRZ header for my use case would be the ACE Type-A 350 equal length header. Check out my video “The best header for your BRZ, FRS, or 86” to get the whole scoop!

 

MCS suspension install on my BRZ

The MCS suspension install is the first of my big off-season upgrades for my Subaru BRZ.

After gathering all of the required bits and pieces, I am all set to install my new 2-way suspension system! The coilover suspension system is fairly simple to install on a BRZ, FRS, or 86. In addition to the MCS suspension install, I am also installing new sway-bar end links from RacerX Fabrication. This should prove to be a pretty nice upgrade in the handling department and I am looking forward to testing! If you missed the Motion Control Suspension Unboxing video, don’t forget to check that out as well.

PLEASE NOTE: I assembled the Vorshlag rear shock mounts incorrectly in this video! You need to use the springs perches that come with your MCS suspension kit, as well as a small spacer, in place of the OEM black upper perch that I used. Your rear shocks should look like the one on the left in the below image, when using the Vorshlag rear mounts that I am using:

Vorshlag Rear Shock Mount

Best BRZ rear sway-bar?

Here’s the best BRZ rear sway-bar you can buy.

Changing out sway-bars, or anti-roll bars, is a common upgrade for just about any sports car. This is no different for your Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, or Toyota 86. Sway-bars can drastically change the behavior of your and are a critical tuning component for racers. I have tried a handful of different sway-bars on my Subaru BRZ and Scion FRS. Here is what I think is the best BRZ rear sway-bar out there.

Here’s why I love my 2017 BRZ

It is no question that the 2017 BRZ is a fantastic sports car.

After owning my 2017 Subaru BRZ for a year, I thought it was a good time to go over the 5 things I love about my BRZ. In addition to being an affordable, rear wheel drive sports cars, the 2017 BRZ offers a lot of other tangibles. Lightweight and great handling being only the beginning. Going into its 5th year of production, the ft86 platform continues to grow and impress.

Motion Control Suspension

Winter season upgrades begin with Motion Control Suspension for my 2017 BRZ!

The 2017 racing season has come to and end. At this point of the season, I am looking at areas to improve the race cars. One area I am looking to improve is the handling of the car. So, I did my research on high end suspension systems and decided on a 2-way adjustable coilover kit from Motion Control Suspension. MCS makes top quality suspension kits and for mine, I opted for the 2-way kit with remote reservoirs. I have never had a suspension system with remote reservoirs. So, this is a new venture for me and my 2017 BRZ! Check out the first video “Unboxing MCS Suspension for my 2017 BRZ“!

The QuickJack car lift is amazing!

Here’s why I love my QuickJack car lift.

I have had my QuickJack car lift for a number of months now. When I first bought the lift, I was somewhat skeptical of its uses and how it would perform. After dozens of car projects where I have used the lift, I am happy to say it has lived up to the hype. The QuickJack comes in handy for any number of projects. From simple things like changing the wheels, to more demanding projects like changing suspension systems. The QuickJack car lift covers all the basis while being simple to move around, and easily to store. My video below goes over the 5 things I love about my QuickJack.

QuickJack setup and unboxing

My QuickJack setup video is all you need to get your QuickJack up and running!

After years of manually jacking cars up in the air and supporting them with jack stands, I finally bought a mechanical lift! I did my research and found the QuickJack car lift to be within my budget while meeting my needs. The QuickJack setup is an important part of the process to make sure your lift works good and maintenance free. While the process of setting up your QuickJack can seem kind of daunting, it really is not. Follow the instructions closely and use my video “QuickJack car lift unboxing and setup” below to get your QuickJack setup properly. In addition to the setup process, I also include the unboxing process which details everything that comes with your QuickJack.

Grimmspeed Hood Struts

How to install Grimmspeed hood struts on your BRZ, FRS, or 86.

Grimmspeed hood struts are intended to replace the stock hood prop. The hood prop holds your hood up in the air when it is open. However, the stock prop does not hold the hood in place very solid. The hood struts mount to each side of the hood and firmly keep the hood in place when open. If you are out at a car show, or a race, these hood struts are invaluable. The firm mounts consequently keep your hood safe from blowing over in the event of a wind gust. In addition, you no longer have the stock hood prop interfering when working inside the engine bay! As far as I am concerned, the Grimmspeed hood struts are one of the best bang for your buck upgrades. My hood strut installation video covers all areas of the installation. The install is simple and straightforward.