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Surprising our SUBSCRIBER with his DREAM CAR BUILD! (Full Transformation): 2014 Subaru BRZ

  Alex was recently announced as the winner for throtl Dream Build #2! As the winner of #throtldreambuild2, Alex got his car shipped out to San Diego California to be fully modified by the throtl team. When Alex's car arrived, it was a mostly-stock 2014 Subaru BRZ. As soon as the car arrived at the throtl headquarters, the team immediately got to work on some modifications. Alex's car got the works with some new interior, exterior, and performance-based modifications. Interior Modifications For the interior of the BRZ, we installed a custom black suede headliner, throtl shift knob, and a new audio system from OEM Audio+. The OEM Audio+ system sounds significantly better than the factory audio system. This made it way more enjoyable to listen to music in the BRZ. The Opelite Optics headliner had a space theme with led shooting stars that lit up the roof of the BRZ, adding a nice bit of style to the interior. The new throtl shift knob was the cherry on top for interior modificati

Building a Modern Day (Fast & Furious) 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX - Setbacks

 

Time is running out for us to get our 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Ready for SEMA 2021. In today's episode of throtl, Quinn and Rickie put in some serious labor hours to get our Eclipse one step closer to being on the road.

Quinn kicks off today's episode by installing the brake booster, clutch master cylinder, and clutch lines into the engine bay of the Eclipse. Rickie begins setting up the wiring for the battery, and audio system.  

The next day, Quinn continues to work on the rear suspension of the car. We have run into a few issues running air suspension on the Eclipse because the control arms and axles are hitting the rear subframe, preventing the car from being fully lowered to the ground. Rickie and Quinn work on making some modifications to the rear subframe and control arms to fix the issue. After making the modifications, the rear end of the car gets completely slammed when aired out. 

The following day, Rickie and Quinn install a manual steering rack on the GSX. AKA a power steering rack delete. This will delete the power steering pump, lines, and belt, which will clean up the engine bay. The manual rack will also make the car feel rawer while driving. To see the entire process of the manual rack conversion, check out the video below.

Next, Rickie continues working on our custom audio setup in the car. This was a very labor-intensive process that included a lot of attention to detail. We got a bunch of audio components going into the car, including some Kicker speakers, and a custom amplifier, and sub Box. Check out all the progress made in the video below.