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Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« on: July 08, 2016, 12:08:11 AM »
The Overview:
I needed a winter car (yup sideways is how I spend my winters) so I bought a 2013 Scion FRS, BRZ, GT86 or whatever it's called lately for 16k, my goal is to spend only as much as one of these things are new (used car + parts = 31k total) to make it handle/perform as well as the car next to it so I don't drive it in the winter like I did most of last year.

The Plan:
I bought a ton of parts, took a week's vacation, and I'm going to spend it working in my garage mod'ing the crap out of this car. My goal is to try and post progress every night this week with each mod I add/install (starting Friday).

Many, many photo's and updates to come. (I guess you can say it's my version of Stampede week)



Here's a taste of what's to come this week:



@Admins since this is technically a Scion (although every panel in the car has "subaru" stamped on it) I'm not sure if you want to move this to the "non-subaru projects" area, but I'll leave that up to you.

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2016, 09:17:26 AM »
@Admins since this is technically a Scion (although every panel in the car has "subaru" stamped on it) I'm not sure if you want to move this to the "non-subaru projects" area, but I'll leave that up to you.

IMHO, Subiyota's belong here so post away!

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 09:28:48 AM »
Winter car without heated seats? Madness.
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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 09:55:44 AM »
Winter car without heated seats? Madness.

Yup I'm just gonna have to suck it up and suffer through it.

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 11:26:13 AM »
Whoa, nice parts. Looks like it'll be a fun thread!  (just don't delete this one ;))
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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 11:44:49 AM »
This is the best version of Stampede week. Bring it on!


Holy uckfay yeah two-piece rotors

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2016, 12:43:31 PM »
Winter car without heated seats? Madness.

The answer is clear, get shirtlessJ to install some for him!

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2016, 01:22:49 PM »
uckfay yes, I love it. And yes, aftermarket heaters should be in the budget.
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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2016, 03:11:42 PM »
Toyobaru. Nice. And for 16k, that is definitely pretty good. Those brakes look awesome  >:D

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2016, 10:14:49 PM »
So day #1 update, did a wash, wax, tint, rebadge, and a roll.


This actually took way longer than I thought it would, but taking off the Scion crap took a ton of time. However it was totally worth getting rid of the failed brand






After they were off I waxed it up and then got the windows tinted this afternoon




Then rolled the fenders to get ready for the new rims/tires UPS stole lost. I'm really hoping this wasn't for nothing.




Much more to come, which may or may not include bum warmers.

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2016, 10:24:05 PM »
Thank you for putting the proper badges on. It disappoints me how few people have rebadged them.

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2016, 10:29:36 PM »
Thank you for putting the proper badges on. It disappoints me how few people have rebadged them.

Its funny its not an option for these cars. I think most people would check that box after going to any auto show and seen a Scion booth. Its as if their branding teams said: "what do those Millenials like? the hip hops? the #hashtag?"



So happy that brand is dead



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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2016, 10:45:31 PM »
Its like their branding teams said: "what do those Millenials like? the hip hops?

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2016, 06:45:51 PM »
So day #2 and it's exhaust day!!

It's a Perrin 3" cat-back with a massive resinator which almost travels the length of the car. The thing that interested me in this kit is that it's using clamps to fasten each pipe. It's something I figured I'd try and also hope doesn't rust away as fast as bolts and gaskets usually do. One thing I can say for them is they made adjustments and alignment of everything simple, easily, and the best fitting kit I've had yet.

So far in the garage it's not too loud but the ultimately I won't know for sure until I drive it on the highway and either love it or hate it.











Now on to making this thing handle


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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2016, 07:36:14 PM »
I helped a buddy install a Perrin catback onto his 2013 FR-S a few years back. It sounds fantastic, and isn't too loud at all.
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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2016, 05:46:36 PM »
Stampede week mod all the things vacation day #3 and more aesthetic things, because I'm waitin on parts

It's a TRD style rear lip which I had colour matched (looks pretty good even in the sun) and was pretty simple to install, but took forever to get right. In the end I'm pretty happy with the results:






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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2016, 06:00:45 PM »
Looks like a great pile of parts already!

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2016, 07:08:48 PM »
Where'd you get it paint matched?
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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2016, 07:11:02 PM »
Where'd you get it paint matched?

lou's auto body, quick n cheap.

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2016, 07:02:56 PM »
So day #4 of the Stampede week build, and it's the day I've been dreading since starting. (WARNING: removing the rear wheel bearings produces nightmare fuel)

I got a set of ARP studs because my front break setup will require spacers during the winter with my OEM wheels. Overall this was the one part of the project I've been dreading since the rear studs require you to take the bearing assembly right out of the wheel carrier and through the drums. It's a 3 year old Calgary car so that means RUST! This took 6 hours to do

ARP studs, way longer than the stock ones but the bolts are long too so it all works out


This tool makes the job a slightly less sucky, it has a bearing on it so it rotates as you tighten and it pulls the stud in perfectly


The fronts were easy, just pound out the stud and rotate the hub to the area without the protection disk for the next one




The rears were not so easy with the wheel bearing assembly being fused to the wheel carrier


Did future self a favor and lubed this up good with anti seize




On to the "funner" stuff tomorrow



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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2016, 08:25:18 PM »
Day #5 the "joint" day

I'm lowering the car which that means messed up geometry, this Whiteline kit helps to correct that by re-aligning the control arms and steering to compensate. They actually work well too, on my little GC8 it made all the difference. However this time around I'm thinking it won't be enough and I might have been better off with the Buddyclub version (time will tell).



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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2016, 06:35:26 PM »
Day #6, front suspension day (finally the fun stuff)

Its a set of Ohlin street/track coilovers (SUS MP20) with FRSport's top hats, 22mm Whiteline sway and endlinks, and grimmspeed strut tower brace. Looks pretty sweet and I can't wait to install the rear stuff tomorrow

So pretty I almost don't want to put them on


Also as a bonus they weigh 3 pounds less than the stock setup so less unsprung mass too









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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2016, 09:32:44 AM »
This does not look like a winter beater build.  ;D

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Re: Singallz's GTBRFRZ86S Scioyotabaru build
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2016, 09:44:26 AM »
Are you planning to actually run the AP brakes through the winter? From the research I found that seemed like a bad idea and I am pretty sure Orrin removes his for winter driving?
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