The long awaited 2017-2019 WORKS Stage 2 Turbo Kit
for the BRZ/86 platform is now CARB complaint! This is the first and only CARB compliant turbo kit for the FR-S/BRZ/86 chassis!
This kit 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.
This 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-748-1
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
ECU calibration provided
We encourage the use of a high-flow air filter like the WORKS High-Flow Drop-In Air Filter with our kit. For track use, an oil cooler like the WORKS Oil Regulator/Cooler Kit ($50 discount when added as an option) and stiffer motor mounts are highly recommended. The significant increase in power should also be balanced with better braking performance like what our WORKS BP-1 Brake Package provides.
Please view our installation instructions for a deeper understanding of how minimally-invasive this system is:
An ECU calibration is provided which is required for CARB compliance.
This kit is not compatible with right-hand drive vehicles at this time. Please see our installation instructions for a more comprehensive list of vehicle equipment prerequisites.
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.
Is this turbo kit smog legal?
Yes, this turbo kit is 50-state smog legal under CARB Executive Order D-748-1 and applies to model years 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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 necessary! 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.