Adding boost to a car that wasn’t born with it can be a tricky task. One has to consider re-mapping the engine’s ECU, routing pipes, an intercooler, etc. Beyond that there is the issue of legality. Smog laws are strict; especially in California so unless you “know a guy” its best to try and find a street legal way of adding forced induction. One can quickly see how the quest for boost can easily turn into a hellish labyrinth. That’s why its awesome when a company makes things easy by not only making a boost kit that is bolt on but also one that is street legal.
KraftWerks (a subsidiary of Skunk2) has done just that for the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and Toyota GT86 crowd. Their new supercharger kit is bolt on (no welding, cutting, or drilling), and can be installed in approximately 8 hours. It is also 50 state CARB legal! No more worrying about smog referees! The kit is based around a Rotrex C30-94 supercharger and comes with everything needed for a complete boost solution.
Kraftwerks claims that this kit will add an additional 90HP to the wheels on 91 octane with a stock exhaust and headers. Bolt on the Skunk2 exhaust and headers, then fill your tank with E85 and suddenly this supercharger kit can add an additional 125HP to the wheels. Not bad at all! Oh, this kit is also compatible with manual and automatic transmissions so that is one less thing to worry about.
The Kraftwerks BRZ/FR-S/FT86 CARB legal supercharger kit will set you back $4,795 (plus shipping). While that is certainly a significant chunk of change; consider that this kit is pretty much an all in one worry-free solution and that price suddenly becomes extremely reasonable.
If you’re looking to order one just hit the source link below and then let us know how it works out!