The WORKS Stage 2 Turbo Kit for the FR-S/BRZ takes the performance of our Stage 1 Turbo Kit to the next level with the addition of an
air-to-liquid intercooler and a higher boost threshold. Stage 2 is for
those who want more power than what our Stage 1 Kit provides, but still wish
to retain its simple and minimally-invasive configuration.
kit utilizes a genuine Garrett GT28 ball bearing turbocharger to
provide efficient, turbocharged power while retaining the OEM airbox,
exhaust manifold, and secondary catalytic converter. Our team of
engineers spent hundreds of hours in design, development, tuning, and
testing to produce a simple and reliable turbo setup to
enhance the driving experience of the your vehicle. This is the easiest-to-install, most cost-effective, and least-intrusive air-to-liquid
intercooled turbo system available for the FR-S/BRZ.
- 50-state smog legal under CARB Executive Order D-748
- Genuine Garrett GT28 ball bearing, water-cooled turbocharger mounted rearward to maintain chassis balance and handling
- Air-to-liquid aluminum intercooler with front-mounted auxiliary radiator
- Internally and externally ceramic coated up and down pipes
- Short length intake piping and efficient intercooler core to maximize boost response and minimize pressure loss/drop
- Durable powder coated components with 4-ply silicone couplers and rolled edge hose clamps
- Retains OEM airbox, PCV system, exhaust manifold, front pipe and both catalytic converters
- Oil pan removal and wiring harness extension not necessary for installation
- ~12 psi peak boost
- Expect gains of ~90 hp, ~90 ft-lbs crank on 91 octane (R+M)/2 gasoline
- ~55% power increase over stock
- Includes all metric hardware
- OEM/factory appearance
- ECU calibration provided
Yes, this turbo kit is 50-state smog legal under CARB Executive Order D-748 and applies to model years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
What are the advantages of a turbocharger vs. supercharger?
This of course is a lengthy discussion, however a turbocharger has many benefits over a supercharger. Efficiency is the goal, and a turbocharger uses already existing exhaust gasses to spin the turbine and create boost pressure. Meanwhile, a Supercharger uses a rubber belt driven from the engine and creates additional parasitic load at all times as well as poor throttle response.
Additionally, the end user has much more control over boost pressure on a turbocharged vehicle typically making more mid-range power/torque along with a consistent power band. Because the turbo isn't always "in boost" like a supercharger; this also means that there is less load while cruising around town or down the highway. When driving the WORKS Turbo BRZ down to southern California we typically average over 30+MPG on the highway with 91 octane.
Is this turbo kit smog legal?
Does the kit come with an ECU calibration?
Yes, an ECU calibration is provided which is required for CARB compliance.
How long does it take to install the kit?
Depending on mechanical aptitude, installation should take between 12 - 16 hours.
Does installing the kit require any cutting, fabrication or wire harness extensions?
Very minor sanding, drilling a hole and cutting a bracket is
required. No factory wiring harness modification or extension is
And no oil pan removal or modification necessary! Please see our installation instructions (link above) for a description of required modifications.
Do I need to remove the front bumper for installation?
Bumper removal is required for Stage 2. Please see our installation instructions (link above) for a description of the installation process.
How does this kit retain the factory exhaust manifold / headers?
Our kit only replaces the over pipe from the exhaust system, leaving all other exhaust components intact.
How do the battery and ECU housing handle the added heat from the turbocharger?
The exhaust piping included in our kit is ceramic coated which cuts down on radiant engine bay heat significantly. We include a battery heatshield in the kit, have monitored battery surface temperatures after track sessions, and have found them to be a non-issue when using the heatshield. The injector ECU showed no heat effects either. We provide thermal wrap in our kit to protect all wiring in the area of the turbo.
What power gains should I expect?
Each vehicle is different, but typically you should expect an increase of ~90 hp, ~90 ft-lbs at the crank on 91 octane (R+M)/2 gasoline - roughly a 55% gain.
How is the drivability?
It is very smooth, factory-like drivability and pulls all the way to redline. We developed this kit to deliver a power level to match the capability of the stock chassis.
How much boost should I expect?
Stage 2 has a peak boost level of ~12 psi.
Do I need to upgrade the fuel system?
No. The factory fuel system is adequate for 91 and higher octane (R+M)/2 gasoline.
Will the kit void my warranty?
In many cases the turbo kit could affect your dealer warranty for the motor which is no surprise. However it should not affect the warranty of other components due to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Consult your local dealer for specific questions.
Is there a warranty from WORKS?
There is a 12k mile, 12 month warranty against defects in parts.