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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

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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FRS Exhaust

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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Skunk2 Alpha Header Review – Real 86 Talk

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Real 86 Talk Submitted by Fz6r

I’ve been looking for headers for my car for a short while now. My only issue, is that I didn’t like the sound of any headers outside of the nameless performance header. This was a big issue, as I didn’t really want to spend $1,100.

After some internet searching, I came across the Skunk2 alpha header. The price on it was on the cheaper side of things, with a name that has been doing pretty well thus far on the Frs/Brz platform. I noticed they were on preorder, and decided I would take the risk and see how these sound.

Initial impressions…. On the finish, it could have been a bit better. Looking inside the header, there was a bit of metal that could have been cleaned up in the weld spots. It wasn’t horrible, but it’s definitely not something you would look at and think as aesthetically appealing. Running my finger along the inside rim of the openings of the header, I noticed some inconsistency. Again, nothing horrible, but it definitely could have been better. Outside of those 2 things, the header looks great. (the borla header is about the same inside)

After doing a quick observation of the looks of the header, I wanted to hear the sound of it. I set up an appointment to get it installed with Thomas the night after they got the first ones in stock at fteightysix.

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Skunk2 Stepped Header

Currently, my set up is now the Skunk 2 Alpha header mated with the Perrin 3 inch cat back resonated exhaust. Once the header was hooked up, we cranked the car up, and gave it a listen. Idle sounds about the same. No big difference there, but definitely a deeper grumble on cold start. Where you really feel the header, is when you start moving. This thing is LOUD….. Not really drone loud, more of a punchy, power loud. I’m still in between on how I feel about it.



Where the car shines now, is on low end power. Stepping on the gas, the car feels more linear in power down low. The dip seems to have gone away, and the car really feels alive around 3k rpm. It feels faster on the butt dyno, but you can definitely hear it as well. The motor screams now. An added bonus…. No check engine light. Not yet atleast. *knocks on wood*

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Overall, I would probably rate this header 7.5/10. Finish could have been A LOT better, but in performance, it makes up its shortcomings at a very fair price. The perrin 3 inch resonated is pretty quiet on its own, but definitely is a lot louder after the header was added. It might be a bit annoying to those who already have louder set ups. If you’re looking for a cost friendly header that adds more power to the butt dyno, I would give it a shot as long as you’re ok with a louder, more punchy sound.

Submitted by Fz6r

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