Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX has spent the past four years building their Toyota 86 into a monster. It started in 2012 when they purchased a new 86 for mild track and street use. With each modification the car got faster and more powerful. However recently they decided to completely overhaul the 86 with a powertrain that has the potential to make 1000+ horsepower.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

The 2.0 L 4U-GSE flat-four went through several iterations starting with a AVO turbo kit, then a Forged Performance turbo kit and finally to a twin-charged (turbo and supercharger) system. The engine was plagued with various issues such as direct injection and head gasket failures. Pushing the boost past 21 psi was not producing more power and the most they achieved was 545 horsepower to the wheels on E85 fuel.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

To produce more power StreetFX turned to Tim and Dave from GT Auto Garage in Slacks Creek, Australia. The solution was to swap a 3.8 L VR38DETT from a Nissan R35 into the little 86. But 600 horsepower still was not enough so they decided to add a HKS 4.1 L stroker kit and a HKS GT1000 symmetrical twin-turbo kit using two HKS GT2-7867 turbochargers.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

One of the first issues they ran into was the height of the VR38 engine. It was almost three times taller than the FA20 engine. The solution was to use a Dailey Engineering kit to switch the engine to a dry sump oiling system and convert it to RWD by removing the front differential. This reduced the height by six inches.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

The next issue was figuring out a transmission to use. StreetFX was planning this project around the same time as Motive DVD’s Project Erubisu R34. So StreetFX was able to get Andrew Hawkins from Motive DVD to order two Albins six-speed sequential transmissions. The transmission will be controlled by a Motec air-powered paddle shifter kit. This will produce very quick rev matched shifts.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

The VR38 was installed using mounts fabricated from Nissan S15 mounts and modified factory Toyota crossmember. The transmission was installed using a custom crossmember and the tunnel had to be cut to fit the wider and taller transmission.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

The engine in these photos is a spare used only for fitment. The real one is being built with the HKS 4.1 L stroker kit by JHH Engineering. A new block had to be sourced from Nissan because these engines come with plasma-sprayed cylinder liner bores. This means the engine can not be honed or machined internally. The goal for the engine will be 1,000+ horsepower to the wheels running on E85 fuel.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

With most of the powertrain sorted the only thing left was the rear end. StreetFX decided to use a Ford 8.8″ Mustang differential with 4.11 gears. It will be installed using a Full Blown Motorsports conversion kit. When completed the 86 will still retain a full interior, stereo and include an aftermarket AC system from RenCool. It will be used for a combination of time attack, roll racing, and street.

StreetFX Toyota 86 with a VR38DETT

Full Stats

Model

  • 2012 Toyota 86 GTS

Powertrain

  • Nissan VR38 (HKS 4.1L VR41, assembled by JHH)
  • 2x HKS wastegates
  • 2x HKS Ball Bearing GT2-7867 Symmetrical turbochargers (GT1000 63T Compressor, 77T 0.66A/R Exhaust)
  • ATI Hamonic Balancer
  • Custom engine mounts
  • Dailey Engineering 2WD conversion Dry Sump Kit
  • Albins 6 Speed Sequential gearbox & VR38 bellhousing
  • Custom Clutch
  • Custom transmission mounts
  • Ford 8.8in rear diff, 4.11 ratio – FBM billet diff kit to suit 86/BRZ
  • FBM 5×114.3hub conversion kit
  • Greddy EVO exhaust

Fuel

  • FBM in-tank twin Fuel pumps (lift pumps)
  • Mechanical high pressure fuel pump

Cooling

  • PWR Radiator
  • PWR Intercooler
  • PWR Oil cooler
  • PWR transmission cooler

Electronics

  • Motec air actuated paddle shift kit
  • Motec M150 ECU, traction control, launch control, data logging
  • Motec Canbus O2 sensor kit
  • Motec C185 widescreen LCD dash with data logging

Wheels/Tires

  • Concave concepts CC03 18×11 inch wheels
  • Hankook Z221 295/35/18 semi slick R compound tyres

Suspension/Brakes

  • MCA “Red Series” coil-overs
  • AP Racing brakes front and rear
  • Cusco Rear Strut brace
  • Cusco front and rear tow hooks
  • Cusco rear lower control arms
  • Cusco underbody Bracing
  • RacerX front lower control arms
  • RacerX rear upper control arms

Exterior

  • Rocket Bunny Widebody, custom moulded by Cameron’s Bodyworks
  • Seibon Carbon Fibre bonnet
  • Rocket Bunny Wing
  • BRZ Side fender garnishes
  • Custom blue pearl paint
  • APR Carbon brake duct intake vents
  • Beatsonic sharkfin roof antenna
  • StreetFX slimline license plate bracket
  • StreetFX LED upgrade (inside and out)
  • StreetFX chrome mirror indicator bulbs
  • Valenti “SG” Tail lights
  • Valenti “SG” foglight/reverse light with StreetFX brakelight modification
  • 24LED License plate light modules

Interior

  • Bride LowMax Recliners
  • Sparco 5 point harnesses
  • JPM Coachworks instrument gauge cluster cover
  • JPM Coachworks handbrake boot
  • JPM Coachworks gear boot
  • JPM Coachworks speaker surrounds
  • JPM Coachworks kneepads

Audio

  • CaFi 62100 Android head unit with OBD2 interface
  • Hertz 3-way front splits
  • Hertz 10″ sub in Hertz box
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) interfaced with head unit video feed
  • Mongoose reverse camera

Source: StreetFX 86 FB page and StreetFX via ESD reader Jobu

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