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Old 05-22-2012, 06:27 PM
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Im cheap. I got the current bracket for free. I looked into running one of those hide away plates awhile ago though and the way the grille is designed wouldnt allow the frame to be mounted. I wasn't cutting into the bumper either.

Anyway, got the windows tinted earlier. Only one guy was working in the shop and people kept coming in asking dumb questions, so it took nearly 4 hours. He had to remove the rear paneling around the window and the rear deck to tint the entire window (no cutout for the third brake light ). He did my CL 4 years ago and it still looks great.

The film used was technically 60% front and 42% rear, but the glass has a slight tint from the factory. After it was installed, he tested the front at 43%, which is within state law (50% max on front, +/-7%). I didnt want any darker tint because state police sees it as easy revenue, and it makes me an easy target. Id prefer to follow the law to the T (where they can/I let them see it ).



I should've grabbed my polarizing filter for this pic, but I wasnt thinking



And yes, the lawn was mowed shortly after I took these pics

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Tint always helps a ton; looks good on there.
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Missed this thread. What an awesome little car.

Congrats on being one of the first in the USA to possess one.
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Car looks fantastic! You must be lovin it!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:15 PM
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Car looks fantastic! You must be lovin it!
You have no idea. The handling is unlike anything Ive ever driven. I can't wait to get stickier tires on it too.

Im trying my best to baby it, which means Im not driving it in the rain. Unfortunately, its going to rain most of this week

Luckily we had a break in the rain today, but not its back under the car cover, where it will stay until the weekend most likely I can't wait to clean out the garage so I no longer have to mess with the cover.

But I already have over 700 miles on it
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have you considered any wheel choices yet? Florence Scion has one coming on the 28th, sold but I might try to ninja a test drive before the owner picks it up.
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have you considered any wheel choices yet? Florence Scion has one coming on the 28th, sold but I might try to ninja a test drive before the owner picks it up.
Im still on the fence. Im leaning towards a certain wheel just until Enkei brings some of their wheels stateside (platinum silver RSM9s ) Theres a few other wheels that they dont even have listed on the Japanese site yet.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:24 PM
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You have no idea. The handling is unlike anything Ive ever driven. I can't wait to get stickier tires on it too.

Im trying my best to baby it, which means Im not driving it in the rain. Unfortunately, its going to rain most of this week

Luckily we had a break in the rain today, but not its back under the car cover, where it will stay until the weekend most likely I can't wait to clean out the garage so I no longer have to mess with the cover.

But I already have over 700 miles on it
Rain is just a way of life if you're going to drive your car...Which, by the way, it's great to see that you are.

Besides if you didn't drive it in the rain, you wouldn't have a reason to wash and wax it.
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I'm digging the tint! I think I should get some wheel time behind when the hype dies down a bit. Looks like a lot of fun.
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I totally forgot about this car, very cool, congrats!

Using the Boxer motor I am surprised that it isn't turbocharged, any talks about a turbo version? Anyways, looks like a fun car, enjoy!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:51 PM
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Any idea if Subaru would come out with an AWD version?
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I totally forgot about this car, very cool, congrats!

Using the Boxer motor I am surprised that it isn't turbocharged, any talks about a turbo version? Anyways, looks like a fun car, enjoy!
TRD is working on their supercharger. The latest rumors Ive heard about the STI version is it will be NA and make around 250hp. Toyota doesn't want a turbo because it would kill throttle response, which is understandable, but the car doesnt make much power below 3k rpm. If you size the snail just right, full boost should kick in right around there.

But the tuner shops are going wild with it, from HKS' turbo'd car to Greddy's supercharged version, and even Gazoo Racings twin charged monster. Most of us on the forum are waiting to see what the engine can handle.

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Any idea if Subaru would come out with an AWD version?
Subaru has said that wont happen because of the engine placement. The engine would have to be lifted up to fit the diff, and thatll ruin the balance.

If they came out with another AWD coupe, it might as well be an SVX successor.

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You have no idea. The handling is unlike anything Ive ever driven. I can't wait to get stickier tires on it too.

Im trying my best to baby it, which means Im not driving it in the rain. Unfortunately, its going to rain most of this week

Luckily we had a break in the rain today, but not its back under the car cover, where it will stay until the weekend most likely I can't wait to clean out the garage so I no longer have to mess with the cover.

But I already have over 700 miles on it
When my car is clean...its in the garage under the cover
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:57 PM
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sold but I might try to ninja a test drive before the owner picks it up.
not cool
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:01 PM
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not cool
Agreed.

Just wait until late June/early July, the Scion dealers will have plenty on the lot that you can test out.
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i can see alot of sponsorships if you jump on it real quick.
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i can see alot of sponsorships if you jump on it real quick.
I've tried, but unfortunately Im not racing competitively, nor am I on the west coast

There are a few companies out there that Im talking to though.
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btw 7% of 50 is 3.5....so allowed % is 46.5....and you got 43%....

so if a cop really wants to be a dick he can write u up....

now if you meant a SD of 7% then you are right on target....

Tint makes the car look ON POINT !!! me likey !!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:33 AM
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btw 7% of 50 is 3.5....so allowed % is 46.5....and you got 43%....

so if a cop really wants to be a dick he can write u up....

now if you meant a SD of 7% then you are right on target....

Tint makes the car look ON POINT !!! me likey !!!
I guess I meant SD The legal limit is 50%, but with variances in tint quality, windows, and of course the reader, they let you get away with anything as low as 43%.

Its weird that the film on the FR-S is technically lighter then the CL, yet its darker

Thanks!
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I thought it was interesting in the Drive video with Chris Harris, he asks the designer if you can get a mechanical diff as an option. He says Yes, for serious track guys and drifters that is an option. Wonder if that is offered in the US.
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dude i cant wait to see your car at the meet....looks so dope in pix, imagine how it will look in real life

any other mods before you head up here ?
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A nice drop is going to look SOO good..
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I thought it was interesting in the Drive video with Chris Harris, he asks the designer if you can get a mechanical diff as an option. He says Yes, for serious track guys and drifters that is an option. Wonder if that is offered in the US.
IIRC TRD has an optional diff for the 86. I don't think Ill ever drive the car hard enough to warrant it, but we'll see.

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any other mods before you head up here ?
Hopefully....

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A nice drop is going to look SOO good..
Its near the top of the list, Im just waiting for parts to officially hit the market.

Just spoke with the GM at the dealer regarding the clear bra. He said since he was out of the office, he didn't see the car when it came in and he told another manager that if it can get done at port, then do it.

Unfortunately they only ordered the top strip, not the bumper covering. Hes calling his 3M guy to schedule a time to have the rest of it done. I mentioned the rock chip as well, and he was pissed. Hopefully they can fix it. Im going to try to get them to do the mirrors and area behind each wheel as well, and possibly the indent behind the door handles
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A nice drop is going to look SOO good..
This...seriously. That car will look nice with a good drop.
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So, when are you coming to C&C?
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Jack he will be at Import Alliance next month
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Morgan, I'll have an Acurazine sticker for you at the meet. Where are you going to put on this FR-S?
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So, when are you coming to C&C?
They do it on the first Saturday of the month, right?

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Morgan, I'll have an Acurazine sticker for you at the meet. Where are you going to put on this FR-S?
Is it black?

I plan on putting one on each rear side window.
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^^^ so subaru/toyota/acurazine venture eh
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scion told me it's only the $500 down payment, they would sell it to me if I beat him there and they would just refund him. That would be "cool". Since my TSX problems, I will never buy another car the first year it comes out.

I just hope this car doesn't turn into all 17 year olds driving it with 8 inch exhaust and spray painted rims.
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Jack he will be at Import Alliance next month
Unless he's going to be around town outside of Ricefest, that means nothing to me.


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They do it on the first Saturday of the month, right?
Yeah. Obviously you're welcome to come down any time, but I figured you'd want something to actually be going on to justify the drive .
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scion told me it's only the $500 down payment, they would sell it to me if I beat him there and they would just refund him. That would be "cool". Since my TSX problems, I will never buy another car the first year it comes out.

I just hope this car doesn't turn into all 17 year olds driving it with 8 inch exhaust and spray painted rims.
That's a shit dealer right there. Why bother taking a deposit.
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scion told me it's only the $500 down payment, they would sell it to me if I beat him there and they would just refund him. That would be "cool". Since my TSX problems, I will never buy another car the first year it comes out.

I just hope this car doesn't turn into all 17 year olds driving it with 8 inch exhaust and spray painted rims.
Sadly that is what will most likely happen since they are so affordable. I just hope some people will be able to keep them looking clean. Im looking into the BRZ or 86 myself. Nice upgrade civicdrivr
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I used to think that way too, but in the last year I've been pulled over 3 times (2 by VA state police, 1 by local county) solely for not having a front plate, and was ticketed twice. All 3 times the cop was in front of me before pulling me over. Was also given a warning about not having a front plate when I was pulled over for something unrelated (the cop decided to walk up to the front of my car for some reason). Needless to say, I now have a front plate on my car.
I live in Missouri, which requires a front plate, but I live pretty close to the Kansas border, which does not require a front plate, so the local cops didn't bug me the first 2 years I went to school here. Unfortunately a statie got curious one day when I pulled up to an intersection and waited for me around a corner. But me being me I are and no ticket.

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Hopefully....

Heh heh, I hope the mods go through. Would be so sick. Really lame about the tint though. Missouri the legal limit is 35% regular for the front two, and there isn't one for the rears. I plan on re-tinting the CL soon!
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I was reading how the brembos from the 09-11 wrx will fit the fr-s. The rear just requires slight modification. You might want to grab a used set before price goes up.
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I was reading how the brembos from the 09-11 wrx will fit the fr-s. The rear just requires slight modification. You might want to grab a used set before price goes up.
They kind of "fit", but theyre not ideal. IIRC, the pistons are different sizes. When mounted on the FR-S/BRZ, the bleed valve is on the bottom. If you swap the calipers left/right, the bleed valve is in the proper place, but now the leading piston is the smaller one. The stock brakes on this car are made for the WRX, a car that weighs 700lbs more. They definitely stop the car well. I will eventually upgrade to a BBK, but not now.
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That car has NO need for a BBK unless you are putting down serious power to the wheels or spending LOTS of time at the race track.
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