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Old 11-20-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Chase Bays FR-S

We received delivery on our white FR-S about a month ago. And I personally...am in love. I'm always hating on the design of cars...old and new. To me, things seem poorly thought out far too often. Manufacturers will do a great job on the motor or exterior but a poor job on the interior or suspension. Or vise versa. There hasn't been a sub $30,000 car like this in years, if ever. I think all the incredible design features and benefits go without saying. You guys already know.

Featured on Speedhunters HERE

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Vortech Superchargers
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Status Racing
Takata
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Enjuku.Racing
Motiv Concepts
Buddy Club
Driveshaft Shop
Drift Armor
Koyo Radiator
SPEC Clutch
Goolsby Customs Paint & Body
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Engine:
Vortech Supercharger w/ 3.15" pulley (10-12lbs)
Nitrous Express FR-S/BRZ plate kit
Borla UEL Header
Motiv Concepts Over Pipe
Motiv Concepts Test Pipe
Buddy Club Spec 2 Exhaust
ISIS Exhaust Bushings
Fuel Injector Clinic 550cc Injectors
Koyo Radiator
Chase Bays CM3 Engine Harness
Chase Bays Charge Harness
Chase Bays Engine Ground Kit
Chase Bays Aluminum Coolant Overflow
Chase Bays AN Fuel Line Kit
Chase Bays Oil Cooler Kit
FA20CLUB Tuned ECUTEK ECU
Perrin Lightened Crank Pulley
Perrin Engine Mounts

Drivetrain:
Spec Stage 3+ Clutch and Aluminum Flywheel
KartBoy Short Shifter
Chase Bays Clutch Line
Driveshaft Shop Aluminum Driveshaft
Perrin Transmission Mount
Whiteline Differential Insert Support
Cusco Differential Collars
MFactory 4.67 Final Drive
MFactory 2way PLATE LSD

Exterior:
Goolsby Customs Paint and Body, inside and out color change
BASF R-M ChaseBays Teal Paint
KoruWorks Lip Kit
STi Rear DIffuser
Drift Armor FR-S Bumper Bar
Tinted tail lights by Goolsby Customs
Shark Fin Antenna Delete
20% tint
Falken FK453 Azenis 245/40/18

Interior:
Status Racing Suede Ring GT seats w/ Chaseberry suede inserts
Takata Racing Drift 3 Black Race Belts
Sparco Harness Bar
Chaseberry suede wrapped door panels, shift boot, and armrest
CARSMO Armrest
Still Hood Shift Knob
Circuit Hero Shift Extender
JL Audio 3.5" Dash Speakers
Hybrid Audio 6.5" Component Door Speakers
Hybrid Audio 6.5" 2-way Rear Speakers
JL Audio W3 10" Subwoofer

Suspension/Brakes:
Wilwood Big Brake Kit: 6 piston front, 4 piston rear
Buddy Club Racing Spec Dampers
Buddy Club Adjustable Ball Joints
Buddy Club Sway Bar Links
Powered By Max Rear Lower Control Arms
Powered By Max Solid Subframe Risers
Dominant Engineering Angle Kit

Thanks to my team Cory, Matt, Will, and Caleb @ Chase Bays. Neil & Brian @ Vortech, Anthony @ Status Racing, Brian @ BASF, Joe and Mark @ Takata, Jason @ Motiv Concepts, Tad @ Driveshaft Shop, Brian @ Drift Armor, Jeremy @ SPEC Clutch,*Jonathan & Josh @ Goolsby Customs, Eugene @ KoruWorks



























S3 featured the car. We were REALLY happy with how it turned out and REALLY happy with the article that was written. Chase Bays advertises on the back cover and we've known all the guys there for almost 10 years, it was nice to finally have a car featured in there. And the Spec Clutch Ad just so happened to be a neighbor. =)

I don't know if my eyes are mediocre or if the print isn't very much readable. Maybe you can read it on here. If not then (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻








That's all for now, thanks for reading!

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Specs on the wheel!?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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Very happy you guys got your hands on one, eager to see how it turns out
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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Specs on the wheel!?
Should have put that

18x9.5 +30 all around. It's perfect.

The only suspension change is Tein S.Tech's right now. We haven't installed our KW V3's just yet, we'll make it a little lower. This isn't going to be "stanced" or "hellaflushed". I'm ready for that trend to end. I want the the most amount of the 235 F and 255 R tires to grip.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #6
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Sister lives in Pelham, next time Im in town will swing by the shop to say hi!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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This looks promising. Nice wheels. Hope you keep the mud flaps.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #8
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Am I correct to assume you're using the stock shocks? If so how is the ride compared to stock? Did you have to cut bump stops or was it just a straight up spring replacement and alignment?
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Am I correct to assume you're using the stock shocks? If so how is the ride compared to stock? Did you have to cut bump stops or was it just a straight up spring replacement and alignment?
I don't wanna jump in on their build, but Tein S-Techs require you to cut the front bump stops, but leave the rears alone. At least, that is per instructions.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:12 AM   #11
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I'm liking that headlight concept. I have seen the good work you all do in the Honda world. Will be interested in what you all do here.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #12
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Am I correct to assume you're using the stock shocks? If so how is the ride compared to stock? Did you have to cut bump stops or was it just a straight up spring replacement and alignment?
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I don't wanna jump in on their build, but Tein S-Techs require you to cut the front bump stops, but leave the rears alone. At least, that is per instructions.
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I'm liking that headlight concept. I have seen the good work you all do in the Honda world. Will be interested in what you all do here.
Thanks! Kind of going for the Audi R8 swoop up.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:39 AM   #13
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Small update and showing off a new product

We've created a replacement for the OEM charging and grounding harness. The Chase Bays Charging/Grounding Harness takes the bad design of the OEM system from mediocre to great.

We've added an additional 2 grounding points to the harness, anything more netted zero improvement under any and all further electrical loads. Being that this kit was designed on an actual FR-S/BRZ chassis…it ensures that all wire gauges are optimal for amperage and current travel distance. This will also improve aesthetics greatly, and save about a pound of weight. Nothing ground breaking, but a very functional and great looking piece.

Chase Bays Charging/Grounding Harness, Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ


The OEM harness





Our upgraded replacement




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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 AM   #14
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