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Old 09-03-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Hello FT86club,

My name is Blaine and below you will find the history behind my FR-S! I have a job which requires me to drive 400+ miles a week, and I autoX about 20+ weekends a year. I also live in a VERY densely populated area and I rent so I can only have ONE CAR!

I had been following the GT-86 since concept but was not sure I would even buy one. As more and more details of the car where released it became more and more inciting! Well as time when on it all come together that I was able to sell my (paid off so I had a big stack of cash for down payment) DD/AutoX prepped MKV GTI and days after get the call that my FR-S was in!!!

Picking it up at Peircy Toyota in Milpitas, CA (6MT, Whiteout!!!)



Shortly there after I added 245/40/17 Hankook R-S3s and 17x9 et42 Rota Grids... AND went to do some AutoX!





Car was SOOOOO much more fun to drive with more grip! It did exacerbate the stock alignment deficiency. Lot's of push on turn in and some lift-off oversteer. However car was still VERY fast just like this.

Then I added KW-V3s. I can't wait to take the car to autoX now with the coils and MUCH better alignment! Please don't hate on my amature photo skills!




I don't think I'll do a ton more mods for now, I'd like to get a bunch of AutoX in and get some tuning done on the alignment/damping before I toss more stuff at it.

I'm never much for cosmetic mods on any of my cars, but I'm thinking about doing some white or black Toyota badges and BRZ side vents. Also considering a lip spoiler of some sort... We'll see...

Thanks for checking my car out!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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looking good blaine!

black T badges would definitely match with those wheels..
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:32 AM   #3
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DAMN it looks great
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:42 AM   #4
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@BlaineWasHere how do you like the wider tire is it very noticeable?

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:13 AM   #6
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:27 AM   #8
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what front license mount you using blaine?
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what front license mount you using blaine?
Grimmspeed. It's not amazing, but better than holes in the bumper!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:23 PM   #10
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Very nice! Good choice in tires, I just put mine on yesterday and I am loving them.
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Very nice! Good choice in tires, I just put mine on yesterday and I am loving them.
I ran two sets on my MKV GTI before. I autoX most of the time on concrete and these tires are GREAT on that type of surface.
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Amazing pics and great wheel setup. Deff gunna look into 17 x9 thanks
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Your car has convinced me to get grids, how are they for autox? I would think a lighter wheel would be better for this car?

Also, do you ever take 680 to work in the morning? I see a lowered white FR-S with black wheels on my way to work almost every morning, wondering if that could be you.
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