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Monogram Series FR-S is official!

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January 09, 2014 TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 9, 2014) – Exceptional features will now come at even more exceptional prices. The 2014 Scion FR-S and tC gain premium features with the competitively priced, limited edition Monogram Series™ models on display for the first time at the North American International Auto

NEW BEATSONIC FD9A BRZ Shark Fin Antenna

FDa9 BRZ Antenna

Beat-Sonic USA Inc. Introduces a new shark fin antenna design for the 2013-2014 Subaru BRZ models (also compatible to Scion FR-S and other Subaru models).   La Mirada, CA, January 31, 2014– Beat-Sonic USA Inc. is pleased to introduce production of FDA9 Series Shark Fin Antennas

Bright White License Plate Lights

We are proud to offer our new LPL lights for the Scion FRS/BRZ/GT86   They are a direct Replacement unit (not just a LED bulb) We have tested these on our car and other local FRS owners with no issues. The Photos Pretty much speak

NEW GT86 Parts for your FRS and BRZ

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Check out some of the newly added parts to fteightysix.com First is the GT86 EU Arm Rest that can be installed on our cars – This Armrest is Sleek and has a latch that locks it shut, to keep your stash secure – Second is

This just in – New Spyder Taillights for FRS and BRZ

We just got word that Spyder has released a new LED taillight design for the Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ. There are 5 variations of this taillight . One thing that is pretty cool about this is that Spyder has a lower reverse bar/ brake

Viva La Targa! Scion Chops Part of the Roof Off the FR-S Sports Car for SEMA

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Scion FR-S Targa concept

For years, rumors have swirled about Scion building a convertible version of the FR-S. Alas, well into the FR-S’s life cycle, such a thing has never appeared, at least not in production form. There was a concept, the FT-86 Open, which Scion parent company Toyota showed last year at the Geneva auto show. And along comes this: a lovely targa-roofed FR-S show car.

Making its debut at the 2014 SEMA show, the “FR-S T1″ was created by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs and wears “Azzuro California Blue” and black paint. The roof section over the front passengers is removable, and the (all metal) widened body is dropped over lacy 19-inch forged wheels. The details are just as savory: smoked lights, a perforated grille insert, two small round exterior mirrors, and, a fully integrated rear spoiler. The interior is especially nice, resplendent as it is in creamy leather with black stitching.

Under the skin there is a KW coil-over suspension, a GReddy turbocharger(!) kit for the boxer engine, a Wilwood Big Brake kit, a center-exit exhaust, and, of course, audio upgrades. But our favorite piece has got to be the amazing black louvers over the rear window—a styling device whose time came and went 30 years ago and, we think, has come again.

Scion FR-S Automatic Tested: Cheers, Jeers for the Toyobaru’s Auto-Shifting Gears
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Scion FR-S Targa concept
Should Scion consider a targa-bodied FR-S? We think so. Porsche just brought back a proper targa version of its vaunted 911, albeit with a heavy and complex motorized roof, and the result is stunning. Even Nissan is reportedly considering a targa-roofed Z. A Scion targa wouldn’t need to be so complicated or heavy—keep the lid manually removable and ditch the wide body and we think it’s wholly doable.

The only stick in this plan’s mud? Toyota says an FR-S roadster would be too expensive to develop and too pricey to be sold as a Scion in the U.S. Let’s hope they can find room for this ‘tweener targa solution, because it’s hot.

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Kraftweks 86 Rotex Kit – Explained

With so many forced induction options available for the BRZ/FRS, making the decision on the right kit can be tough. In this video segment Jeff Giovino provides an overview of the BRZ/FRS supercharger system. Explaining key details about the system in comparison to the competition. Sit back, relax and allow us to make the decision a bit easier.

Skunk2 Powerbox Installed

Skunk 2 BRZ/FRS Powerbox Intake System

Sell your current FRS/BRZ intake & get this one guys.

Im not saying all intakes are not as good, In my person opinion and experience I really like this intake.

We all have seen teaser Photos for the past month and finally last Thursday a couple of these landed at Fteightysix.  I like how this intake has the Sealed box as well as the “vent” included.  The vent or port will suck cooler air into the chamber box for better cooler air. This equals more power.

Installation

After Brian helped me with the installation and we sorted out everything we judged the overall fit and finish as a high quality part that anyone will be proud of.  The “Box” has three point of mounting it to the car for a secure hold.  Installation is not hard if you are comfortable working on your car.  The front bumper will need to be removed to fully remove and install this intake.  We sell and install a lot of Perrin CAI intakes at the shop and you also need to pull the bumper off to install that one. We all have preference and when folks asked me about Cold air intakes I tell them the pros and cons of each one, Sucking air from the location in front is a big plus for me the con on intakes like that are serviceability to the filter to keep them oiled and clean. With the Skunk2 powerbox you can service the filter from under the hood and still get the benefits of the cold air from the other side of the core support without buying an addition part like the HKS piece.

Skunk 2 FRS power box getting installed

Skunk 2 FRS power box getting installed

Thoughts and Facts

So after the install I took the car for a drive – We pulled the cat back off this car so the car we tested on was 100% stock.  I started the car up and noticed only a slight difference in sound, Some intakes you can hear them whistle and a vacuum sound. this was close to stock on the idle and tip in throttle pulling it out of our test facility.

My first thing I noticed was the low end power the throttle and car was much more responsive at 2K – IE if you are at a roll in 2nd gear and tip in the throttle to move , before i felt the car would hesitate and like i almost needed to downshift.  I also drive a torq monster 350z and so i can do rolling stops in 3rd and that was something that alway stood out and semi bothered me about the small powerplant the frs comes with but now I am happy with the feel and feel like i need to downshift to get moving.

2nd thing I noticed was the that the dip around 4.5k was 100% gone and not there at all it was smooth if I started a full throttle pull from 2nd gear. As mentioned above it is much more responsive down low and with that it has eliminated that dip in the power band because it is all down low now.

Who installed Vtec (Dang you Skunk2) in my car. Just kidding, but with this intake it really , really pulls a lot harder after 5.5K all the way to redline. I mean this is a noticeable difference you can feel and also even see the Tach move faster.

So that concludes the first test drive and me pulling back into the install bay with a smirky grin on my face and telling Thomas and some other customers hanging out how i really felt this was a good product.  Thomas said it must be the placebo effect and the sound makes it feel race-car-ish I said no. I have been testing products for well over 15+ years and this thing really impressed me and is not some marketing ploy.  I felt power and I felt a change in the power band.  With that said the sound on this is perfect for me. Its an adult sound, What i mean by that is you can hear it but it is nowhere near the annoying VRRMM and loud sound you get from traditional intaked – this thing is more like a factory designed power mod that an OE company would design and sell and meet OE noise levels.

Part Duece

After Driving several days and taking a long road trip to Cali and back to Vegas. I have nothing bad to say about this product and you know us we will tell you.  There was no odd sounds or drone effects.  the sound is very clean and you know its there type thing but nothing that you will get sick of.  I am not one to baby the car or drive for fuel mileage , i drive my car like it should be.  So with that said i was wondering about the gas milage. i cant say it is better but here are two photos from the trip to LA and 90% highway driving and light driving there and then the return. I can’t remember when i took these photos.  You can be the judge for yourself.  but I think it got equal or better MPG. For anyone who has done the drive i will say this it was not a bad drive as far as stop and go traffic this weekend (sometimes it is stop and go all the way) the average speed for me was I would say 85 sometime slowing down to the posted 70MPH and often opening it up and just moving with cars up to 100 MPH. Mostly cruising in 6th gear once in a while to downshift to 5th to speed up a hill or safely pass a car. Plus this is not a flat drive, there are several mountains & elevation changes – These are not your typical Ohio Roads :)

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The above photo was for sure on the way back from Cali and the one below is more than 2 hours into the drive.

FRS FUEL MPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohh also 5 days strong and maybe 3 tanks of gas and no CEL (ignore my TPS Light)

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So I will let you be the judge for yourself , but if you want a loud intake that screams loudness and no power this is not the intake for you.

**We will have special pricing for a small amount of the first orders

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I will post a few more photos later today as well as get out the temp gun and test some temps on the box and tube.