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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
P2M Checkered Floor Mats
TOM's Door Kick Panel Protector
TOM'S Handbrake Cover
Works Corsa Passenger Seat Occupancy Weight Sensor Bracket
Beat-Sonic PA2T1 Plug and Play Micro Power Amplifier Kit
Kazama Shift Knob


Aero/Exterior:
Voltex Type 12 Center Mount
Voltex Rear Diffuser
Voltex Side Skirts
Kazama Auto CF Hood
APR Front Lip
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?:
TOMS Intake Filter
APEX'i N1-X Evolution Extreme Muffler (Single-Exit)

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

Wheels/Suspension:
Volk ZE-40 18x10 +40
Project Kics R40 Iconix
Advan Apex V601 - 255/35/18
Godspeed Monomaxx Coilovers w/ HKS top hats and Ohlins 9k/10k springs (lol)
TOM's Front Strut Tower Bar
TOM'S Rear Strut Tower Bar
TOM'S Rear Crossmember Power Brace
APEX'i RC Tie Rods, Roll Center Adjusters, Rear Upper Camber Arms, Rear Trailing Arms, Rear Toe Arms, Front Lower Control Arms, Rear Lower Control Arms


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
Beat-Sonic USA

I've also been extremely fortunate to have a supportive/helpful group of friends for installs and getting parts

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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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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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Old 04-05-2022, 06:18 PM   #8
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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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