2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Scion

image2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds reports on the low-speed drivability issues with the Innovate Motorsports supercharger on the long-term 2013 Scion FR-S.

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  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    It still seems like if a faster than an FR-S car is what you are after you'd do better buying one to start with rather than spending the money to try to make the FR-S into something it isn't.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @zimtheinvader: I just think that it depends on what you want out of car ownership. Some want performance out of the box, with a warranty; others want to tinker, and play, and modify, and track, and break, and fix, and modify some more... I see it all the
  • noburgersnoburgers Member Posts: 500
    fortunately these updates can give us an idea of which way we would rather go.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    and this is why it is worth waiting for the hi po version from the factory.
  • cotakcotak Member Posts: 89
    The mazdaspeed 3 has this issue too. Might be a DI plus force induction thing under some tuning parameters..
  • bassrockerxbassrockerx Member Posts: 24
    that is a very common characteristic of supercharged cars especially ones with very large blowers. the extra drag on the engine makes it want to stall on light throttle takeoffs from a start. it should be able to be tuned out since your blower is not massive the cars computer is probably still trying to find ways to save fuel when it has no business doing so!
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