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Old 09-08-2014, 03:07 PM   #29
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Looks great!! How come you didn't go with the gunmetal color for the wheels? Btw how's the ride with the new wheels and springs? I'm looking at a similar set up and would like some feedback. Thanks
It was a tough decision between gunmetal and matte bronze. But after seeing another ft86 member with matte bronze in just really stuck with me.

I also had gunmetal OZ's on my NSX back in the day so thought it would be nice to try something different.

Only had a weekend with the setup so far, but I have driven quite a bit. I thought the springs and the lowering would give me a stiffer ride but it feels the exact opposite.

My ride feels more comfortable than the stock. Bumps feel less sharp. I use the car as a daily driver...so very happy so far.

Really hope the paint does not chip on these rims....seems like a common problem!
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:14 PM   #30
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Nice rideee. Gotta know where u get thebaby sticker?! Haha I got a lil maow jr on the way and I was looking for a baby on board sticker but that is much better
Congrats on the little one! I have a vinyl cutter so I can cut any sticker. Saw the design at store and created my own.

Thinking of making a 'BABYonB*ard' but styled like the SLOWasF*CK
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It's hard not to fall in love with the FR-S/BRZ
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:26 PM   #32
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It's hard not to fall in love with the FR-S/BRZ
Its rare that 2 car manufacturers decide to come together and think "hey lets create a car with insane styling and great performance" and make it affordable.

The car gods are shining on us!
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Armrest

After going through the many options of armrest...I realized as nice as all the JDM and OEM versions are...well......essentially you are paying almost $200 for a leather pillow.

I found one that straps on to the cup holder and looks pretty nice on ebay.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/271331660278?...84.m1423.l2649

$20 with free shipping seems pretty reasonable. Should be receiving it any day now. And if you don't feel like using it..just take it off and throw it in the back.

Yup its leatherette haha but the FRS isnt exactly loaded with leather so its hopefully good enough.

Installed in my car now, driving with an armrest makes it so much more relaxing. $20 well spent!
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:37 PM   #34
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You should install oem crash bolts for some negative camber. It'll help with the poke at the front.
Just ordered these crash bolts from Richmond Toyota
SU003-02818

These are the correct ones? I ordered 2 in total. 1 for each side.

Thanks for the advice!
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Tire Pressure Warning Light :(

Hmm, Got the tire pressure warning light. Not sure why, maybe they forgot to swap the TPMS from the stock wheels?

Interesting things happened. Unhooked the battery when I was installing the LED's a few times. When I finished the install I hooked the battery up and the Tire pressure warning lights was off. I am pretty sure I drove more than 50 miles yesterday and it hasn't come back on.

Fingers crossed. Maybe that is a solution for the warning light if you do not have your TPMS sensors swapped to your new wheel.

-----update-----
Taking off the battery only disabled the warning for a short time and came back on. When I loaded up the stock wheels back in to the car to swap the sensors the light went off!

Anyhow just got the sensors swapped to the new wheels.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:46 PM   #36
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Just ordered these crash bolts from Richmond Toyota
SU003-02818

These are the correct ones? I ordered 2 in total. 1 for each side.

Thanks for the advice!
Yep, those are the correct bolts. No problem!
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Thanks. And yeah the baby on board is a good idea.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:06 AM   #38
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LED Bezel Installed

Really excited to install the LED bezel lights today. Its been awhile since I have done any wiring in cars. Used to be really into audio systems when I was younger.....this definately brought back memories.

The install was quite easy. I tapped into blinker light. If you are facing the car the easiest side to work on is the left. Same side as the battery. Lots of open space.

I couldn't find the non marring jarring tool....ended up using a plastic scraper tool instead to pry off the bezel gently, I had a cloth underneath so i wouldn't scratch the paint.

Once you pull the blinker bulb out you will see three wires.

Pink/Red - Tap the Power wire to this if you want the LED to blink

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Green - Tap the power wire to this if you want the LED to turn on when parking lights are on.

Black - Ground

Headlight Power - Tap blue wire into the Headlight power if you want the LED to dim...Haven't tried it yet, might do this because the LEDs are pretty damn bright at night.

I like this setup because you can turn off the LEDs when you are parked.
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FRS LED Strip Bezel Installed

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Really love the LED strip, I feel it makes the car more up to date....the bezel quality feels OEM. Wish they came with the car.
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Near the airport

Driving home from work and decided to pull next to the BCIT hangar to snap a few photos.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:00 AM   #42
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nice build from a fellow mainlander

your car is like an frs version of mine

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