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Old 04-04-2022, 04:53 AM   #1
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Jong's 2nd Gen BRZ

Decided to start a journal on my 22 Sapphire Blue BRZ as I realized I don't have many pictures from my previous cars.

This car ended up replacing a 2019 TRD 86 that I drove for a couple of years (and loved). Before that, I was in a 09 Honda Civic Si 4 Door (FA5). I felt that each car was an upgrade over the other, the FA5/K20 was great, but nothing replaces the feeling of RWD.





Modification List:

Interior:
Recaro RSG-K (Silver) x 2
Nagisa Seat Rails - Dual Lock (Driver Side)
Buddy Club Passenger Rails
Nardi 330 Deep Corn Sport Rally
Works Bell Short Hub
Works Bell Rapfix GTC Pop-up
@geraldjust projects Cruise Control Button Plate
TOM's Racing Carbon Shiftknob / A'PEXi N1 Shift Knob
Viofo 139 Dash Cam
Revel GT Dry Carbon Door Trim, Door Sill Plates, Center Console Cover, Shifter Panel Cover, A/C Control Panel Cover


Exterior:
JDM Side Markers
Xpel PPF + Ceramic coating on Front Bumper/Headlights
3M Ceramic IR 35% (Minus Windshield)
Revel GT Dry Carbon Vortex Generator
Revel GT Dry Carbon Rear Bumper Applique
Revel GT Dry Carbon Mirror Caps

Power:
HKS Air Intake Filter
Remark Elite Spec Catback Exhaust

Brakes:
2014 STi Calipers (F&R)
DBA 4000 T3 Slotted Rotors
DBA SP500 Brake Pads
StopTech SS Brake Lines

Wheels/Suspension:
18x9.5 +40 Volk TE37 SL Dash White
Project Kics R26 Neo Chrome
Advan Apex V601 - 255/35/18
Godspeed Monomaxx Coilovers
TOM's Front Strut Tower Bar
TOM'S Rear Strut Tower Bar
TOM'S Rear Crossmember Power Brace

Product testing the following for a company to be named later:
RC Tie Rods, Roll Center Adjusters, Rear Upper Camber Arms, Rear Trailing Arms, Rear Toe Arms, Front Lower Control Arms, Rear Lower Control Arms

Waiting to be installed:
gt wang

Got lucky with being an early adopter and was able to test fit products for companies that were generous enough to accommodate my sticky fingers.

to the following companies:

APEX'i USA
Remark Exhaust
Revel/Tanabe USA
TOM'S Racing USA

I've also been extremely fortunate to have a supportive/helpful group of friends for installs and getting parts. Ya'll know who you are and I won't put you on blast

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Old 04-04-2022, 05:06 AM   #2
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Replacing one shitbox with another.

Had a great experience at Orange Coast Subaru on Black Friday weekend. Carvana was offering bonkers money for the 19 and I was able swoop up a Sapphire Blue Limited that a customer had backed out on.

Drove like a grandma for the first 800~ish miles, then ended up letting the boys at Remark test fit their R1-Spec catback and rip on the car (video below).



Got an Oil change at 1K miles with the complimentary maintenance at Orange Coast Subaru. Car's currently at 3000 miles and 0 complaints. Such a huge upgrade over the first gen.

Since that time I've gotten all the suspension components installed and dialed in. Car is currently at -2.7 camber in the front with ~-2.5 in the rear. Was also able to get a Remark Elite-Spec Catback Exhaust system installed (Sound clip below):

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Swapped the seat out at the ~1k mile mark. My favorite interior mod so far

Got rid of the airbag light by using a simple 2.2 watt resistor (found the guide on these forums). Removes the need for knee pads and I sit what seems like at least 2-3 inches lower than before.

Any of you GR86 Premium owners in SoCal looking to trade their grey accented seats/interior trim pieces for mine (red accents)? Looking to get the red out of mine if possible.

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Old 04-04-2022, 05:20 AM   #4
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A few more shots




All of the nicer photos are courtesy of my buddy akitakuya on IG. Any of the blurry/unfocused pictures are probably from me
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Old 04-04-2022, 10:50 AM   #5
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The white wheels look great on with that shade of blue
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Agreed. Nice looking BRZ. I was thinking the GR86 was better, but that BRZ is looking just as solid now. That blue on white wheels is a great combo. The exhaust, lowered and tucked rear shot is excellent.
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The white wheels look great on with that shade of blue
Thanks! Liking this color combo a lot more than my previous gen (black).

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Agreed. Nice looking BRZ. I was thinking the GR86 was better, but that BRZ is looking just as solid now. That blue on white wheels is a great combo. The exhaust, lowered and tucked rear shot is excellent.
Appreciate it - TBH I still prefer the GR86 front end, but like you said, the BRZ grows on you.

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I don't normally like dark blues on cars but this looks great...

Also damn, that seat looks tiny!
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Agreed. Nice looking BRZ. I was thinking the GR86 was better, but that BRZ is looking just as solid now. That blue on white wheels is a great combo. The exhaust, lowered and tucked rear shot is excellent.
I generally noticed that when the 22 BRZ is properly lowered, it looks much improved on the front end for whatever reason. I believe with its stock height, the front end looks a little thin and odd on the BRZ, while the GR86 has a larger grille, giving it a bit of a "taller" look if that makes any sense? Also these are just really nice shots and angles, can't deny that!
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Got the strut bars and crossmember braces installed + bonus pics of the rear suspension components.





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Steering wheel and @geraldjust Cruise Control Button Plate installed earlier today as well.


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Insane build man. Looks amazing.
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Well that escalated quickly.

Great job! Will be following your progress.
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Well that escalated quickly.

Great job! Will be following your progress.
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