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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

A good read from Edmunds on FT86 Suspension

Source -http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/track-tests/2013-scion-fr-s-suspension-walkaround.html Our 2013 Scion FR-S is destined to have new parts thrown at it during its year with us. This may be the first time it finds itself perched on our Rotary 2-post lift, but it will certainly not be the last. With that in

NEW BEATSONIC FD9A BRZ Shark Fin Antenna

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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

Skunk2 PRO Coilovers

We got a set of these in the other day, after pulling them out of the box i was impressed with them. I decided to write up a blog on my impressions. First I’m a big, very big supporter of RSR Sport-i coil overs. After riding in cars like Robispec’s KW equipped FRS and Counterspace Garage’s TIEN equipped BRZ I was torn between what setup i wanted. I also knew i was not going to push my car no where close to what they do.

My car is my DD with occasional track days.  One day out at Streets of Willow, i met up with Moto and took a ride in his FRS with the RSR Sport-i and was really blown away. One by Moto’s driving, and two by how his car felt. So smooth, controlled, and planted. Anyone that has been to SoW or knows about the track knows its bumpy… Very bumpy..  And yet in Moto’s car it felt really good, Moto suggested i take some laps in the RSR car that was there that day. I dont know who the driver was, but i went from the smooth controlled ride of Moto to the sliding crazy fast drifting style of this driver, running sport-i also. I knew right then this was the setup i wanted. To that day its what i have always recommended. I ended up with a set and have been happy every since.

Ive drove/rode in cars with, TEIN, KW V3 and V1, Fortune Auto, BC, Buddy Club, Stance, Megan, Standard suspension, Mann engineering springs and Koni shocks, and drop springs of different brands and some im probably forgetting. And the RSR was always the ones id recommend for a DD with occasional track. I believed, like a lot of others, that if I’m not tracking why spend money on a expensive setup. Mike Kang at CSG explained to me about suspension, and why a more costly setup will ride better then a cheap set of coil overs every day  of the week.

We installed these and i was impressed, right around the shop is a couple of bumpy roads. A stock car is just slightly on the rough bouncy side of things, my RSR Sport-i’s are a little rough but controlled and in no way bouncy. Cheap stuff, BC, Stance and the such is very very rough, almost like something is going to break if you hit these bumps at anything other then a crawl. The Skunk2′s.. Well, they seemed just as controlled as my RSR’s but just a little less harsh, maybe a touch rougher then OEM, but way more controlled. After that short test that i do will all suspension i install, we went to a big open parking lot. Some drifts later, we adjusted the front a couple clicks softer and the back end slide easier, under hard cornering at say like Autox the front held on really well and taking 2 clicks out of the back the car just felt really balanced. the back would still slide out but it was more of a wanting to get it to slide. After we saw casino security start rolling our way 15 minutes later or so we took a ride around the highway and regular daily roads we both traveled and again I was impressed. It felt to me that i could honestly feel good about recommending a coil over cheaper then the RSR’s I push people that dont track regularly.

Now before i get hate mail, i don’t think i could honestly say these are up to par of some of the more track orientated setups. I really need to try them on a track before i could say yes or no. but i dont see them as being issue, meaning i dont think these would hold your lap times down. i know that the stock suspension is above most drivers ability. If your not with in a second or so of a pro-drivers lap time in stock car form, then your lack of speed around that track is not limited by tires or suspension. If track isnt your thing, then this suspension for the dollar is the best out there that ive ridden on. Remember stiff and bouncy does not mean race car..

 

 

-Thomas

New LED Fog lights

LED FRS Lights - With Halo Ring

3 CHIP OSRAM LED FRS/BRZ FOG LIGHT

We have some new fog lights in the shop. We hunted these down as I love my set. I’ve been running these in the standard white, then painted them yellow. These are not typical fog lights that most use today, mainly for looks. These are real functional fog lights. A very wide band of light. These are designed to light up the edges of the road through dense fog. They look great, and perform great. A pure white light, From 3 high powered Osram LED chips projecting through a really cool looking lens. This is high quality lighting, not the typical foglight with a HID kit to give the white light then produce glare for oncoming traffic. This is my personal favorite, I will actually own 2 sets of these, clear and my yellow painted ones. Yes I like them both that much!

To Purchase these on our store Click Here 

IMAGES OF THE 3 CHIP OSRAM LED FRS/BRZ FOG LIGHT

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And on to the next cool new Fog Light

FRS LED FOG/DRIVING LIGHT W/ HALO 

 

Then we have this little beauty. A functional Fog light, that does have a bit of a driving light feature also, plus a halo that is more then bright enough to be a functional DRL during the day. A pure white light also. This is a favorite of a lot of the Vegas86 club members, we have a few of these running around as text units and after zero failures ready to bring it to our customers

 

 

To Check this product out in our store Click Here

We will be bring a very special deal on just the fog lights and a full kit very shortly – Check the forums for the special.

 

-Thomas

 

BRZ/FRS Powerbox Intake System

Skunk 2 BRZ/FRS Powerbox Intake System

Skunk2’s Cold-Air Intake is manufactured from molded polymer plastic for superior intake air insulation when compared to aluminum as well as for a smooth, continuous taper. When compared to aluminum, the thicker polymer material results in a superior thermal barrier and lower intake air temperatures drastically reducing heat soak in comparison to other intakes.

For optimal power, the BRZ/FRS Cold Air Intake draws in the coldest and highest pressure air available. This is achieved by placing the Ram Air Box’s inlet duct in front of the radiator where the most clean and cold air is found. The Ram Air Box is manufactured from crosslinked polymer to provide superior thermal rejection and structural strength as the air filter’s housing.

Skunk2 Cold Air Intake systems for the BRZ/FRS include a Skunk2 Composite Velocity Stack which is a $50 added value. The Composite Velocity Stack utilizes race proven technology and is engineered to optimize air flow while maximizing velocity. The glass fiber nylon structure imparts high impact strength with low thermal conductivity to significantly reduce heat soak and air intake temperatures. The design also incorporates dimples on the entry surface to extend the boundary layer into the mouth. The dimples increase the effective cross sectional flow area causing higher total mass air flow compared to other velocity stacks. The Throttle Body Velocity Tube is manufactured from crosslinked polymer for thermal isolation which again reduces heat and heat soak. It also features a smooth, continuous flow velocity taper from 96 mm internal diameter to 70m mm internal diameter which allows high air flow ultimately producing one of the best flowing and filtered Cold Air Intakes for the BRZ/FRS. It connects to the factory throttle body, no cutting or fabrication needed as it is a direct bolt on application.

The Skunk2 BRZ/FRS Cold Air Intake uses a massive 6.8” diameter double cone filter element which will allow for larger dust holding capacities. The cone filter is also washable which will avoid future expenses on a replacement filter. The supplied MAF Sensor Coupler is compatible with the factory MAF sensor for an easy bolt on application. This is the highest flowing BRZ/FRS intake on the market.

MSRP: $349.99
Part Number: 343-12-0050

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NOTE: Introductory pricing will be offered upon release. All customers who purchase a Skunk2 Powerbox Air Intake system during the introductory price period will receive a special promo code for a future purchase.