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						Factory Five 818 Subaru Build 9
SQUEEZE PLAY

Subaru Six Cylinder Into a Factory Five 818

As Told by Wayne Presley

This orange/black 818 is one of the first to roll out of Factory Five Racing. Dave Smith wanted to have it at SEMA 2013, so I had to get working quickly. It started out with a 2.0L WRX motor, but I then found out the EZ30 Subaru six cylinder is just .75 inches longer, and it sounds so sweet that I had to figure out a way to fit it in.

I only had to slot the bolt holes on the motor mounts .250 inches and it slipped right in. Precision Turbo supplied one of its new CEA turbos and matching wastegate. I built the complete exhaust out of stainless steel. I went to Electromotive to get a TEC GT to run the engine perfectly. The turbo blows through a VeryCoolParts.com air-to-water intercooler to keep the air nice and cool. 

To keep the power balanced, the car stops with Wilwood 4-pot calipers with slotted rotors front and rear. The wheels are XXR 527's in chromium black wrapped with Toyo R888 tires. Wiggins Customz laid down the 24 coats of Spies Hecker paint that is absolutely stunning in the sun. It is four coats of a custom orange painted over a white base, then two coats of gold pearl, three coats of clear, three coats of blue, three coats of graphite, three coats of clear, wet sanded, two more coats of clear, wet sanded again and then buffed. It was featured in the Toyo booth at SEMA in 2013. The car is great to drive and turns heads where every I take it.

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