The Pursuit of Happiness: Daniel Moreau’s 2013 Subaru BRZ

The Pursuit of Happiness: Daniel Moreau’s 2013 Subaru BRZ

Photography by Martin Kruk (@martin_kruk)


When Daniel Moreau was on the hunt for a Subaru WRX STi to replace his old Civic, a friend of his asked him if he would consider driving a BRZ instead. After doing some research on the shared Toyota-Subaru platform, Moreau saw the potential in the chassis, and instantly fell in love with the idea. A dealership in Van Nuys had one for sale, and it didn’t take long for him to find his way there, take it for a test drive, and ultimately walk away with the keys. It was just three weeks later when lowered the car as low as possible, frequenting the nearby canyons and pop-up car meets.

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After spending some time around the local scene, he met some of the guys from the South Bay 86 Club, and his network of local enthusiasts began to expand. This had him driving out to more and more car shows and track events so he could learn more about the industry, his car, and driving in general. After his father passed away, Moreau decided he would follow his dad’s advice and pursue the build to the fullest. This lead him to become the owner of one of the first Pandem V3-kitted BRZs, which complimented his Pandem S2000 nicely. Both vehicles ended up being displayed at SEMA in 2017.

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With an Edelbrock e-Force supercharger kit, E85 flex fuel capability, and supporting mods to manage it all, the FA20 boxer engine makes a respectable 330 whp, bellowed through Tomei headers, an HKS dual-resonated front pipe, and an AceHeader Laguna 100 cat-back exhaust for the signature boxer sound with a supercharger whine to boot. With a fine balance between performance and aesthetics, Moreau’s build is the best of both worlds. Now that he’s had tons of show exposure, he has plans to bring things back to the track to get familiar with the car’s limits in a fun environment.

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Daniel Moreau's 2013 Subaru BRZ is featured in PASMAG #155/Style Vol. 6. CLICK HERE to order.

ESSENTIALS

Owner: Daniel Moreau
Location: Long Beach, CA
Vehicle: 2013 Subaru BRZ
Engine: Subaru FA20 2.0L H4
Horsepower: 330 whp

SOCIAL

Facebook: /brzslut
Instagram: @brzslut

ENGINE

  • Edelbrock e-Force supercharger
  • Delicious Tuning E85 flex fuel kit
  • Jackson Racing (radiator, oil cooler)
  • DeatschWerks 700cc injectors
  • Full Blown Racing fuel pump
  • EcuTek OBD2 app w/ RaceROM 10

EXHAUST

  • Tomei (equal-length headers, over-pipe)
  • HKS dual resonated front pipe
  • AceHeader Laguna 100 cat-back exhaust

DRIVETRAIN

  • Exedy stage 2 clutch
  • Driveshaft Shop axles

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Rotiform LHR wheels
  • R1 Concepts Forged Series BBK

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Air Lift Performance 3P air suspension management
  • Airforce double-bellow bags
  • Air Zenith air compressor
  • Specialty Suspension air tank

EXTERIOR

  • Rocket Bunny Pandem (V3.5 widebody kit, end plates personalized by Kei Miura)
  • BMW Carbon Black paint
  • 3M Black Rose vinyl wrap
  • Killagram chassis and subframe-mounted spoiler
  • VIS Racing (carbon fiber trunk w/ molded duckbill, carbon fiber vented hood)
  • ZakusTech carbon fiber rear window louvers
  • Password:JDM winged fender garnish
  • Valenti retrofitted headlights w/ RGBW light bar and hidden halos
  • 2017 Toyota 86 tinted tail lights

INTERIOR

  • Sparco (R100 seats, L575 Steering wheel)
  • Studio RSR teal half-cage
  • Takata Drift 2 harnesses
  • Works Bell hub
  • NRG teal quick-release
  • Street Faction door cards
  • Black Rose painted interior panels

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Pioneer double-DIN head unit
  • Kenwood (12-inch subwoofers (2), 1000 W amplifier)

SPONSORS

  • Password: JDM
  • Premium Auto Styling
  • Ronin Automotive Lighting
  • R1 Concepts
  • Zakus Tech
  • Delicious Tuning

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