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Old 02-06-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Dan's Argento FR-S

Hey guys and gals!

Been wanting and FR-S for a while now. When my '03 Cavalier Z24 suddenly bit the dust in Jan 2013, I wasn't in a place to afford an FR-S, so I ended up purchasing a 2013 Scion tC.

I really liked the car because of its versatility (hatch back, I can sit behind myself and Im 6') but I never really loved the car.

Back in Dec I started doing my research about getting an FR-S. Spoke with a few dealerships that low balled me on my trade in, or kept increasing the price of a new FR-S almost every week.

Finally about 4 weeks ago I found a dealership that has a 2013 Argento FR-S (6M) with the new 2014 touch screen.

Car has 20% tints all round, fog lights, block heater and will be on 205/55/16 general tire altimax arctic's for the winter.

The car is being shipped today/tomorrow so I should have it beginning of next week!

Really excited to get the car!!

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Exterior:
5000k TRS HIDs
2500k Nokya 9005 DRL
OEM (Forester) Fog lights
2500k Nokya H11 fog lights
Toyota clear side markers
LED Turn signal, reverse and license plate bulbs
Toyota GT86 badges
20% tints all around
'The stubby' short antenna
GrimmSpeed license plate relocation bracket
TRD Rep spoiler
FTEightySix hood struts

Interior:
Weather tech floor mats
Yospeed '86' centre console badge
Moddiction Anvil weighted shift knob
FTEightySix arm rest

Performance:
Borla UEL
Perrin inlet
K&N drop in
Invidia cat less front pipe
Invidia Q300 ti exhaust
OFT Stage 2

Wheels/Tires/Suspension:
17x8+35 OZ Ultraleggera
225/45R17 Potenza RE760
Whiteline front camber bolts (-1.5 L/R)
SPC LCA's
RCE Yellows
GS MCB
Stoptech stainless brake lines
Winmax W2 brake pads F/R
Motul RBF 600
Motul 300 75W90 (Trans/Diff)

Wish list:
Front lip
Boost??

How it looks today:


After tints..





After winters, fog lights and block heater (which you can't see lol) are installed..

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Picked up the car on the 14th with 18km on the clock. Love this car already. Just installed my weather tech floor mats, shorty antenna, led license plate lights and GrimmSpeed license plate relocation bracket.

Still tweaking the final position
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:51 PM   #3
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Ordered some Toyota/GT86 badges as well as some clear side markers today. Thanks to @fteightysix for hooking me up!
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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This little guy showed up about a two weeks ago. I think its a nice little touch.


Went for a cruise today and got a couple of quick pictures.

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:52 PM   #5
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Got a couple more goodies in the mail.

RA mud flaps


Thanks for @fteightysix for hooking me up with these

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Old 04-04-2014, 04:18 PM   #6
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I had 15 minutes of spare time today so I decided to install my smoked side markers from @fteightysix

Heres the video I used to help me with the install

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MxukMxgPVQ"]JDM Clear Side Markers Lens - Unboxing, Install and Review - 2013 Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S - YouTube[/ame]

If anyone is intimidated to try this , don't be, its a 2/10. It would be a 1/10 but it took a bit of oomph to pop the light out. I didn't have a screw driver short enough to pop the light out so I used an allen key. Its also a very snug fit to pop the new ones in!

I won't post before pictures because everyone knows what the amber side markers look like, but here is the end result. Enjoy!





LED off


LED on
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It's been a while since I updated this thread. A few things have changed.

Did the first oil change at 2557km, using Amsoil OE 0w20 and an oem filter.

I swapped the oem fog lights for Nokya 3000k H11 bulbs, installed my RA mudflaps, Toyota GT86 badge swap, and put in some 5000k HID's.

Also got a Nikon D3100 so not all the pics will be crappy cellphone pics lol.

Here are some pictures from the new camera..




And a few others from my Z30

RA mudflaps




TWM Big Type R


5000k HID's and 3000k Nokya bulbs

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My buddy just picked up a Nikon D800E and wanted to test it out on my car. Hes a quick picture that he took.



Can anyone guess whos stalking my 86?
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Damn Asians and their pervy lenses
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2013 SWP BRZ sportech. 11.11sec@129.01mph, 511whp on e70. FullBlown base kit, FullBlown built 9.5:1 engine, GTX3076R GEN2 turbo, 1700cc Bosch injectors, FullBlown flex fuel kit, FullBlown radiator and oil cooler, FullBlown custom 3" dual exit exhaust, act xtreme clutch, whiteline diff and subframe inserts, BC Racing coilovers, hotchkiss 18mm rear sway, is300 3.73 differential ... Never finished
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Starting to plan for next season, and I need some advice on wheels. So far the car is stock height, but will probably be picking up some RCE Yellows (or something for a similar ~1" drop) this winter.

Forgive me in advance, but I have a few questions. I did search so I'm pretty sure these will fit with out any rubbing but figured Id ask just to be safe.

I'm looking that the following rims and thinking about running a 225/45/17 (or if I can a 245/40/17)
17x8.0 +35 OZ Ultraleggera
17x8.0 +45 OZ Ultraleggera
The +45 would be more sunk into the wheel wells correct? Does anyone think I have any rubbing issues?

The car wont be a track monster, just a fun DD and occasional (4-5 x per year) auto-x.


Thanks everyone!!

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I ordered some LED's for my reverse lights and license plate lights on the 28th, from @diodedynamics, and they came in the mail today


First thing I noticed was that everything was packaged really nicely (the leds we wrapped in some cardboard then in the bubble wrap envelope)


Here they are:



I wasn't a fan of the oem bulbs and their yellowish hue, I was looking for something clean and modern. After reading reviews I decided to pm Nick and ask a few questions. With in 30 minutes I had a reply with all my answers (pretty impressed to have a reply that quickly).


Anyways back to the bulbs, I ordered the license plate lights in 'Cool white' with the SMD1 bulb and the reverse lights in the SMD13 version. Ill post links at the bottom of this post if anyone wants to seem them.


Installation was a breeze other than trying to reach my hand under the car to get the old reverse lights out (I ended up taking out some of the clips to make life a bit easier)


Here is a quick comparison of the bulbs. LED on the left and OEM on the right.








I will try to take some pictures tonight also..




http://www.diodedynamics.com/store/l...late-leds.html


http://www.diodedynamics.com/store/l...leds-pair.html


Here are some night pics taken from my D3100.


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Awesome! What's your mod list?

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Thank you Renato, the mod list should be at the top






Update: Switched out my Smoked side markers for Toyobaru clear ones.
Whiteline camber bolts installed (-1.0 L/R) Sorry for the crappy pics..






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