January 22, 2013
Folllow Up: Josh's Scion FR-S
My feature of my friend Josh's FR-S was pretty popular, so I decided to write a follow up highlighting the modifications he's done since I wrote it. He's been slowly acquiring new parts and doing all his own work, so it's been awesome as a friend to watch the process unfold. Here's what's new...
First and foremost, the car has been appropriately rebadged from a Scion to a Toyota.
Although many enthusiasts have hemmed and hawed about Toyota's choice to put the car under Scion stateside, it's ultimately just a matter of doing a little switcheroo with the badging. Problem solved! +1 street cred.
He's also lowered Xenogear, as shown here from the before and after pics of the back end. Then, he lowered it even MOAR and tucked the wheels. So far he reports he hasn't had any major issues but takes a little extra care with bumps in the road. And no, this is not bagged O:
The exhaust has been upgraded from the stock one to a GReddy Evo 3. I can only imagine the excitement he felt pulling these out of the box when they arrived. Ooh shiny!
The install took place in his driveway on a sunny afternoon, and things went well. The new exhaust fits perfectly, and sounds even better than it looks.
An OEM GT86 trunk lid spoiler has also been added, making for a sportier look.
Needless to say, the changes have only made his car more popular online (check out his instagram) and an attention grabber at various meets around the Melbourne area.
Even though he spends quite a bit of time with fellow 86 drivers (both with Scions & Subarus), his car always seems to be the one in the spotlight. Perhaps it's just the way he's done things that gets people's attention. Either way, people just seem to love it no matter where he goes.
-GReddy Evo3 exhaust
-Grimmspeed plate re-locator
-"GT86" license plate
-OEM GT86 trunk lid spoiler
-Rota Grids in Hyper Black 18x8.5 +44 (front) / 225/40r18 : 18x9.5 +38 (rear) / 245/35r18
Special thanks to Josh & AsianBaconNation Photography for supplying photos, Xenogear looks great in all of them.
If you'd like to keep up with Josh as he builds his car, follow his page here. Looking forward to even more changes.