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2013 Scion FR-S Storm Trooper Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by KodiakToyTRD, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 28, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    I see both sides. It looks great the way that it is, certain accents of either black or carbon fiber could add a little though.

    Above pic is what I had in mind. The fender vents and lower valance.

    Some of the other pics look great too. I like the how they painted the truck lid.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Carbon hood is OK if there's a weight saving - useful for a handling-oriented car. If the look bothers you, just paint it.
    EDIT: just realized the stock hood is aluminum, no need to bother with CF then. Weight savings will be negligible.

    OEM BRZ headlights can be a tempting mod. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    Not as many as the 98..
  4. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    dually

    dually Low and slow

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    Not as many as the 98..
    Unless he's doing Time Attack, no need for weight savings. The stock hood is light enough.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    KenLyns

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    AFe also makes a Pro Dry S intake for it, PN TM-2013B-D

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    Yea, that is tempting.

    Thanks for the link, they have a sweet air intake system I may consider.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    Power to weight ratio is currently excellent: 12 lbs/HP :cool:
     
  8. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    Some nice mods out there making this car look real nice now . Still has to have a turbo or supercharger if I would own one .
     
  9. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    Both companies agreed to not make forced injection until 2014-2015, but Subaru has a turbo'd FA20 motor in a Legacy already and Toyota is in the process of making a supercharger for the FR-S.

    Vortec I believe came out with a supercharger at Sema...I'll wait till Toyota TRD comes out with the supercharger, so I don't void warranties.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    You mentioned a racing stripe...I think that would take away from the styling of the car...if you're tinting the windows, and going for the storm trooper look, I'd get the roof wrapped in matte black. Kinda like this...but better...would help tie in the black wheels and looks really good in person. Plus, if you have it wrapped, you cold always remove it without damage if you grow tired of it.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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    That doesn't look bad...

    Plastidip? LOL!!
     
  12. Dec 29, 2012 at 1:04 AM
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    http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8788

    Same idea as the Taco BHLM. :cool:
     
  13. Dec 29, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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    gonna keep an eye on this, interested to see what you do with it. my only constructive input, keep it clean and classy :thumbsup:
     
  14. Dec 29, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    I would agree they look cheesy, but the LED strip is not necessary. Reminds me of the halo head lights...
     
  16. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Stock projector cut off...

    When I black out the headlights, I'm thinking I wanna keep the same projectors but put in HID lights.
     
  17. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    So jealous, sick whip. My friend wants to get the BRZ which is like the same car but subie, and i cant talk him into it enough... so sexy
     
  18. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    What's your review on the car itself? How's it handle? How's it feel?
     
  19. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    I couldn't be happier with the car. The handling is what I like to refer to as slot race car type handling, similar to the vehicle being on rails. It's comfortable, the interior is sparse but has all that it needs. It's a super small car but has enough room for me to get in, sit and get out comfortably, I'm 6'1", 190 lbs.

    As it is only a 200 hp, 150 ft lb torque motor, its not quite like driving a Nissan GTR around. When the motor warms up, it does get up and go pretty damn quick.

    I got the auto 6 speed with manual mode and paddle shifters, I chose this option as I had driven a manual FR-S prior to my purchase. The manual is very very nice, but having 2 hands on the wheel during cornering and shifting is a plus for me.
     
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