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Old 11-14-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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Car going to Driven in Calgary:


Alignment for the Track:


End of 2016:

New Parts I got for Driven Show in Edmonton. VOLK ZE40 18x10, VOLTEX Type 10 Swan Neck, JBlood Carbon Window Visor & TRD Rear Aero Stabilizer!


End of 2015:
How the car looked last year, some sponsors and livery I applied for the Driven show in Calgary:



Looks a lot better on the track:

Taken by Jordan Whyte

Taken by Danny Roberts: https://www.flickr.com/photos/979208...57653609868369

Taken by Danny Roberts: https://www.flickr.com/photos/979208...57653609868369
Current Exhaust Setup:


End of 2014:


Photoshoot (Taken by Andre Ng Photography: https://www.facebook.com/andrengphoto?fref=ts)





















End of 2013:




Vehicle: 2013 Scion FR-S
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Color: 37J Whiteout

Engine/Drive Train/Exhaust:
Cusco Street Catch Can
Custom Titanium Intake Pipe
Custom Carbon Airbox
Tomei EL Header
Tomei Joint pipe / over pipe
Tomei Titanium Front Pipe
Blitz NUR-CTi Quad Titanium Exhaust
Cusco Oil Cooler

Engine Decoration:
Grimmspeed 86 Limited Edition Oil Filler Cap
Grimmspeed 86 Limited Edition Opposing Piston Battery Tie Down
Project Mu Brake Reservoir Cover
D1 Spec Type B Radiator Cap
Nameless Engine Cover
Nameless Pulley Covers

Suspension:
RS*R Sports-i Moto Spec Coilovers
Cusco Rear Lower Control Arms
Cusco Front Strut Bar /w Master Cylinder Brace
Cusco Rear Lower Tie Bar

Wheels/Tires:
Volk Racing TE37SL Black Edition 18" 5x100. 8.5 +35 / 9.5 +40. Staggered set up.
Michelin Pilot Super Sport. 225/40/18 and 255/35/18 (Before)
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A 245/40/18 all around (Current)
Project Kics R40 Black Chrome.

Exterior:
Opticoat Paint Protection
Toyota Front & Back Emblem
Toyota GT86 Rear Emblem
TRD Front Lip
TRD Side Skirt
TRD Rear Lip/Diffuser
TRD Japan Rear Spoiler
TRD Rear Window Aero Stabilizer
TRD Carbon Fender Fin Inserts
TOM's USDM Red Tail Lamps
Winjet Headlamps
Morimoto D2S Projector and HID
JDM Clear Side Markers
HID Powerhouse 102 Node DRL LED.
HID Powerhouse Switchback & Relay
Blitz License Plate Frame.

Interior:
Bride Zeta III Japan Edition (Carbon Back) Type L
Bride Stradia II Japan Edition (Carbon Back)
Takata Japan MPH Harness (x2)
Acre Air Conditioning Dial Rings
Cusco Accelerator Pedal
Team VooDoo Spun Aluminum Pearl Shiftknob
YoSpeed 86 Aluminum Center Console Plate
YoSpeed 86 Aluminum Side Sill
Intec Interior LED
Project Mu Calliper Kleenex Box.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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First Year Mods:
Grimmspeed LE 86 Oil Filler Cap

Review: http://crazywookiecookies.blogspot.c...on-86-oil.html

Apex'i drop in performance air filter:


Cusco Strut Bar w/ Master Cylinder Brace

Cusco Oil Catch Can:


One of the last mods on my car was the Invidia N1 Ti tip catback exhaust. I put it on the very last day I was going to drive the car before storing it for winter. Here's a video I made since many people were asking me how it sounded:




Second Year Mods:
GT86 Emblem:


Some goodies from YoSpeed:

Console Plate:


Aluminum Door Sills:


Upgraded Shoes:
TE37SL Black Edition
Running a staggered setup of 18" 8.5 +35 up front and 9.5 +40 in the rear on Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40/18 and 255/35/18. Mounted with Project Kics R40 (non-revo)



Project Mu BBK.......Kleenex box holder
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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SARD Racing Japan Seat Covers:

As promised, I ordered the SARD Racing Japan seat covers from Nigel-JDMParts and told you guys I'd be the guinea pig and try them out without finding any additional info online. But I finally received and found the time to install them along with photos and some impressions of the SARD Racing Japan seat covers.

A few quick things about the covers:

- They come in 3 colors:
1. Black with red stitching (the ones I got)
2. All red
3. Black with blue inserts.
- They are made of PVC Leather, which is reflected in the prices.
- They cover both the front and rear seats
- Special stitching for areas around air bag deployment so they are safe for stock seat airbags
- They go over the existing seats and covers. No removal of stock seat fabric at all.

So firstly I received them in a fairly large SARD box. They came with the following pieces for a total of 9 pieces + instruction booklet + hooks.

2x headrest
2x front seat reclining section
2x front seat bottom section
2x rear seat bottom section
1x rear seat back.

From first impressions the leather feels very strong and durable. The stitching is of good quality and there is also a tiny bit of additional cushioning behind the covers which aid to conform and add comfort when sitting in them.



First, I tackled the driver seat. The front seats compose of 3 pieces each. The headrest wraps around very easily and conforms nicely. The upper section of the seat goes over top like a poncho and zips up. They have cuts for the seat belt holders to slide through. I had troubles trying to get the back area of the bolsters to conform well and flatten out, but I got it best I could and over time it stretched out and the wrinkles disappeared.
The last piece is the bottom and is pulled through between the crack and the edges of it are "hidden" under the plastic parts wrapped around the base of the seat.

I decided to shoot some pics of stock vs covered:


In this photo you can see the wrinkling in the bolsters a bit immediately after install. They have since flattened down after conforming and sitting in them as you can see in pictures further down:


Headrest:


Bottom:


Close up of the stitching:


Both seats installed:


Next up I installed the back. This took quite a bit of time and tackling to get them in really good. Mostly because I can't read Japanese. Now that I know how to install them, I bet I could do them in a jiffy, but the combination of a language barrier and minimal room in the back made for a lot of 4 letter cussing.

The two bottom parts are pretty easy to install. It involves removing the bolt right in the front and a pulling/downward motion and sweeping up to remove them. The seat covers for these areas simply had 3 backpack style adjustment straps to pull them tight around the seat. Then it had a drawstring that wrapped all around the edge that you pulled tight and tied around. Then reinstall the seat (this part was a bit tricky too)

The backing was the biggest pain. I placed the covers over top first and tried to zip them up and tuck the front piece that goes between and under to the trunk area after and no matter how much I tugged and pulled it wouldn't clip in. In the end, I had to take the entire cover off, hook that part off first, then reposition the cover and zip it back down. Finally after getting that in, I was able to zip it down and it sat flat against the back. The cover in the back sits really flat and nice. In the photos you can see the bottoms they seem to be a bit wrinklier, but it's also because no one sits back there and flattens it out for me. I rarely have more than 2 people in the vehicle, so it didn't have time to set as well as the front seats. Also I could have tied the drawstrings a lot tighter than I did, but felt it wasn't worth it for now since no one sat back there.



The side bolster wrinkles have flattened out quite a bit in a week:


Final impressions/conclusions:
I really like the stock seats in the FR-S and wasn't interested in changing them out. I only wanted them to feel a bit better and the stock fabric's thinness was starting to worry me and I could tell areas were starting to fade or "flatten down" due to getting in and out a certain way or rubbing up against certain areas so I opted for these covers.

Overall, I'm very impressed with how well they fit. Many people mentioned that they didn't even realize they were seat covers and thought I had changed out the seats. Another thing I wanted to make clear was that people were worried PVC leather or vinyl leather results in a slippery surface and sliding around in hard cornering, but this isn't the case. I took this car out to autocross and it feels like it's the perfect "stickiness" not all grippy like genuine leather on a hot day, but not slippery like cheaper leather seats. Just right.

There are a few cons of course with seat covers. There are certain areas which couldn't conform quite as well so there are small wrinkles in the bottom piece, the bolsters and the rear buckets. Over time several of them disappeared, but I think the ones that remain are here to stay. Another con is although the stitching is very strong, there were some loose threads or inconsistent stitching on some less noticeable areas. Another issue I have is that when I let passengers sit in the back (rarer occurance) and untie the seat belt holder, It is quite a pain to find the button to reclip it back in as the leather moves a bit when they are unhooked.

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend these for anyone who really likes the stock seats but wants to upgrade the feel of the interior and grip/comfortability of the seats. It entirely changed how I felt about the interior of the cheaper FR-S and I have received continuous compliments on them by passengers and other owners. Also, I am a huge fan of SARD and their close ties with Toyota which really gives me the feeling they belong in the car.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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Your exhaust sounds... Different from the n1s I've heard..
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Hmm...I'm not sure. It's the only exhaust modification I have. I'm running stock header, over-pipe and downpipe. Could you be more specific? Different from other N1's for other cars, or other N1's on FR-S/BRZ. And in what ways is it different?

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #6
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Your exhaust sounds... Different from the n1s I've heard..
Sounds pretty close to the one we had on our BRZ. It might be the camera/mic, angle, in a garage(enclosed space) etc.. that can change the note of the exhaust on a video.



CrazyWookiee, your car is looking great! Loving everything that you have done to it. Keep us updated

Loving the "But this single one is special. This one is White. This one is a 6 Speed. This is one of the first.
And this one is mine."

And it's true, even though I see a few FR-S's and BRZ's running around, mine feels special because it is mine. But I am super happy to see them, in fact part of the reason I bought my own was to show Subaru/Toyota and other manufacturers for that reason that WE DO want these type of cars! Could not be happier with my decision.


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Love your car, I think I saw it parked at YMCA on the South side near Century Park

How are those seats breaking in?
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Yeah, that was me! The seats are great. Most of the wrinkles have ironed out and they are still extremely comfy.


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How are those seats breaking in?
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What suspension are you on?

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That's a balllerrr.. tissue box holder hahahah. Love it
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There's no other way to go besides white and 6 speed :happy0180:

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