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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

F1 STYLE REAR LIGHT BAR for Subaru BRZ and Scion FRS and GT86

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REAR REVERSE LAMP/SCION FR-S / SUBARU BRZ – F1 STYLE REAR LIGHT BAR These LED Reverse Light Bars are a must have for your 86 they have built in LEDs in them, and are available in 3 different color options. Check out the Video and

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

Repost from Misihimoto

This was posted yesterday on the Mishimoto Blog – 2013+ SUBARU BRZ / SCION FR-S PERFORMANCE COLD-AIR INTAKE, PART 2: INITIAL PRODUCT DESIGN APRIL 9, 2014  With a general idea of our plans for this product, we set about removing all the necessary components so

Great read from the Perrin Performance Blog -2013 BRZ Exposed

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Repost from Perrin Performance Blog Posted by Jeff Perrin on May 24, 2012 Every time a new car comes out, I spend time going over the entire car checking out all the new cool things about them. Normally its not that exciting as its not much different

Struggling Sales Could Kill the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

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Remember when Toyota announced the GT 86 platform and enthusiasts everywhere went nuts? After all, the GT 86 — Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ here in the States — was the rear-wheel drive, manual answer to everyone’s wishes. Well, it looks likes wishes don’t necessarily equate to sales, as we’re quickly finding out.

Last year, websites and magazines had called sales numbers of the Toyobauru twins, “disappointing.” Though, we quickly debunked that with a little bit of research. Checking back on the numbers between now and 2014, though, Scion FR-S sales have dropped 19%, with Subaru BRZ sales plummeting 44%. It’s a sad, sad day for enthusiasts, especially if they want to keep these two cars around.

RELATED: See Photos of the Subaru BRZ STI Concept

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The bigger seller of the two, Scion managed to move 921 FR-S models in January 2014. This year, they’ve moved significantly less with 746. No reason to panic just yet over at Toyota HQ. Subaru, on the other hand, sold 592 units in January of 2014 to begin with (which was right near target). This year, only 330 units moved in January, and that’s decreasing going into the end of February already.

When you look at more expensive competitors in the segment, things only get more disappointing. Subaru moved 2,431 WRX cars last month, a 58% increase over 2014. Volkswagen sold out of 500 pre-orders for the new Golf R before anyone even had a chance to drive them. And even the horrid Nissan 370Z (448, January 2015) is moving more units per month than the Subaru BRZ. But what does it all mean for the Toyobaru twins?

RELATED: Will the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Survive?

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It’s not looking good, if we’re being honest. Mazda just released a brand new Miata, and apparently it’s fantastic. Volkswagen is moving a bunch of GTIs, and both the Mustang and upcoming Camaro are putting out more power in a base four-cylinder engine than the FR-S and BRZ. Not to mention the ongoing struggle between Toyota and Subaru execs regarding the platform.

It seems like the two cars just can’t keep up — both literally and figuratively. Unless Subaru and Toyota decide to pull more power and more torque from the vehicle, American buyers won’t be interested. Problem here is that Subaru doesn’t want the BRZ eating into WRX sales and Toyota won’t let go of the Scion badge.

RELATED: Watch This Subaru BRZ Show Off its 362HP V8

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It’s going to be a rough year for the Toyobaru twins. Let’s hope something fresh is on the way.

Article from –http://news.boldride.com/2015/02/struggling-sales-could-kill-the-scion-fr-s-and-subaru-brz/70799/

Product Supersession for ACT’s 600185 Flywheel

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ACT is pleased to announce that a design improvement was made with the newly revised 600705 flywheel for the BRZ/FR-S/GT86 applications. This change also allows ACT to consolidate forgings for both the 600705 and 600185, so applications that had used the 600185 are now covered by the latest 600705 going forward. Once inventory of 600185 flywheels have been depleted, please use 600705 for restocking orders.

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Shipments will now include upgraded flywheel-to-crank bolts for the BRZ/FR-S/GT86 chassis and MUST BE USED for all applications that were covered previously by the 600185.

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Dezod FRS/BRZ/GT86 Catback exhaust

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Hello, I’ve been meaning to write up this blog for some time, I’ve been testing, running the Dezod cat back for awhile now and can leave an honest opinion on it. I’ve ran this exhaust in both N/A and F/I. I’ve ran it just as the only exhaust modification, all the way to a full exhaust setup with UEL header, overpipe, and front pipe, all from MXP. To be 100% honest i ran a Greddy EVO3 for over a year, close to 2 years, the MXP, and of course stock. As far as looks the Greddy is one of my favorites, BUT the drone and how loud it is just ruins it for me. Quality it was a great exhaust, but as I’m older i got tired of the drone and how loud it was.

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Next came the MXP and i loved it, except for the blue tips. I’m not a personal fan of the burnt Ti tips. But the sound and tone and loudness was exactly what i was looking for. So i rolled with it for awhile. Then this Dezod came in, looking at it, the welds look awesome, the exhaust cans were on the smaller side so i was expecting a loud exhaust. The tips look good nice and big the piping looked really good also. Malen wanted it on his car to test out and we threw it on. Upon start up i was expecting something a lot louder, we were surprised at what we heard, it was a very nice deep tone, no rasp at all, and no drone running down the highway. After about a month Malen wanted to swap the MXP with me, so we put the cars in the air and swapped exhausts. For about 2-3 weeks I rolled with the Dezod and i enjoyed to sounds coming for it. its nice and deep, slightly louder then the MXP but way better then the Greddy.

 

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The ground clearance compared to the MXP is greatly improved also, the MXP and Greddy would slightly rub going in and out of my garage, and in some of the casino parking gargaes have a bad rub. So far with the Dezod I have not had a probem, a slight rub in the worst parking garages. Its made with 304 SS so i see it holding up. It does have a true “Y” pipe instead of the ones where its clear to see which side would get the better exhaust flow and which side a restriction would be. Power increased, the car picked up easier then stock for sure, i could pull away from a stock car, but my car also had a intake. The problem with these cars and performance modifications are you really can tell a difference with a tune. With out a tune its hard to pick up a 5-10hp gain in a 2700-3000lb car. I can feel a 10hp gain on my 380lb sportbike, not so much in a 1.5 ton car. BUT you could feel the car rev faster. With a proper tune the gains you get are more noticeable of course.

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Performance FRS Cat Back System

Then came my MXP UEL header, overpipe, and front pipe. i swapped the MXP catback also to make it a full MXP setup. once started it was LOUD, very loud…. Too loud, and to top it off, it was too raspy for me, one trip down the road and the carwas back in the air to have the MXP pulled off and see how the Dezod setup was.. It too was loud, its a straight pipe to 2 small mufflers, but the tone was way way better. No rasp at all. Inside the car it sounded very deep and mean. But was just a bit to loud for me, so off came the MXP front pipe and on went the OEM front pipe. Perfect. Its exactly what i was looking for. Deep, drone free sound. Don’t get me wrong its still loud, and when I’m in the car i can always tell i have an exhaust, but there isn’t any raised voices to have a conversation like with the Greddy.

Then the fun came, A Kraftewerks C38 supercharger. The exhaust note now is a bit louder during a W.O.T. pull or run, but its still not too bad. Overall i loved the time i have had with the Dezod, and still at this time its on my car. I don’t think i am going to get rid of it anytime soon. Quite a few people have commented on the sound, Shawn Church commented that its one of the best sounds he has heard from the twins. Quality has been top notch. not issues have arisen in the 4-5 months we have had the exhaust running on the cars. The piping has held up to the extra heat of the supercharger, trackdays, and a Autox, no corrosion or rust anywhere, no cracking on the welds or pipe, so for quality as of now its been great. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) we don’t get to test in harsh winter climates. But from what I’ve seen from Dezod, and it being 304 SS, I don’t think that will be a problem either.

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To sum things up this has passed our testing and we really like The way it holds up , sounds and Performs. We put it up there with the best of the best Cat backs for the FRS – You can not go wrong with this system.

-Thomas

Click here to visit the Dezod FRS Exhaust for your FRS

 

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