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Speedelement FR-S Is a Rolling Magazine for Awesome Aftermarket Parts

The Scion FR-S recipe has been proven time and time again. Small, light, four-cylinder, affordable rear wheel drive sports cars have been the secret love of car guys since the 50s and 60s when Triumphs and Austins and Alfas were carving up the canyons over So Cal while the muscle car guys were bombing down the 1/4 mile a few hundred feet below. The FR-S, like the Miata, the 240SX and the AE86 Corolla before it, is hated by people who “know cars” for the lack of straight line power while it’s loved by people who know cars for everything else the car does. There’s one thing the FR-S has that the Miata and 240 don’t. Supermodel looks. The car absolutely has a presence on the road. Even people completely ignorant about cars will turn their heads while the FR-S and BRZ drive by. It’s like a $25k Porsche 911.

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If the stock FR-S is a Porsche, the Speedelement FR-S is a Rauh-Welt. It takes the good looks of the FR-S and pushes them to the limit, wider and much more aggressive, while still keeping what was special about the original car. If Saruman were a tuner, this would be his Uruk-hai.
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Speedelement built this FR-S as a kind of rolling magazine for their customers. Built all using off-the shelf parts that Speedelement carries, the Scion can be recreated identically or used as inspiration for your own build.
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Like the whale tail spoiler but don’t want to go with the full Rocket Bunny body kit? No problem.
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Maybe the carbon fiber hood strikes your fantasy but you can’t see paying for LED headlights and custom tails. Or maybe the cold air intake would be more appealing than the expensive Work wheels.
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Not many people can afford the Bride racing seats with Takata harnesses inside, but the Vertex Wheel on the Works Bell hub looks pretty sick.
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Here’s the full shopping list for the Speedelement FR-S according to Stance Nation (check out their full shoot of the car for more pictures and a full writeup of the mods):

Wheels/Tires/Suspension:

Work Meister S1R 2 Piece in White

Front: 18×9.5 -15

Rear: 18×10.5 -40

Hankook V12 tires:

Front: 235-40-18

Rear: 265-30-18

Brakes:

Project MU Front 4-Pistons X 4Pads BBK – 2-Piece 355mm X 32mm Rotor

Project MU Rear 2-Pistons BBK – 316mm X 20mm Rotor

Project MU NS400 Brake Pads

Project MU Teflon Brake Line

Project MU Racing Brake fluid

Suspension:

Airrex Air Suspension + Management

Cusco Front OS Strut Bar w/Brake Cylinder Stopper

Cusco Power Engine Brace

Cusco Rear Lateral Link

Cusco Rear Trailing Rod

Stance Rear Lower Control Arm

Perrin Front Sway Bar

Perrin Rear Sway Bar

Perrin Rear Endlink

Perrin Front Control Arm Brace

Exterior:

Rocket Bunny Ver1 Wide Body Kit

SpeedElement Rear Duct Bill Trunk ( in production )

Sypder Headlights

Deevo Lighting HID Kit

Lexon Exclusive Smoke Tail lights

Beatsonic Roof Fin

Beatsonic Rear Roof Spoiler

Seibon TS-Style Carbon Fiber Hood

Avest Japan LED Side Mirror

Hella Twin Supertone Horn Kit

Interior:

Bride Stradia II Japan Venus

Buddy Club Seat Rail

Takata 4 Point Harness

MXP Titanium Shift Knob

Vertex 10 Star 330mm Steering Wheel

Works Bell Steering Wheel Hub

NRG Quick Tilt System

Deevo Lighting LEDs Kit

Engine:

Deevo Racing Hood Damper

HKS Oil Cap

Perrin Cold Air Intake

Perrin Inlet Hose

Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley

Perrin Oil Cooler Kit

Perrin Battery Tie Down

Perrin Oil Filter Cover

Perrin Radiator Hose Kit

PMU Reservoir Cover

MXP Unequal length Header

MXP SS Front Pipe

DC Sports CatBack Exhaust System

Whiteline Transmission Positive Shift Kit

 

Images via Stance Nation.

ML24 Widebody Kit for FR-S and BRZ

One name has become synonymous with widebody kits for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ: Rocket Bunny.   While the Rocket Bunny V1 widebody kit is commonplace on at car shows and on great stanced show car tribute videos, a Rocket Bunny V2 kit has just been released.  The Rocket Bunny V2 widebody kit is even on Scion’s 2JZ Formula D car.

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Now there’s a new BRZ and FR-S widebody kit trying to make a name for itself.  The ML24 widebody kit is available as a full eight piece widebody kit, as just a lip kit, or with just the wider fender flares.  The ML24 fender flares are a more traditional widebody look than the Rocket Bunny kit. With visible rivets that follow the arch of the fender, the ML24 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ widebody kit immediately brings to mind the fender flares you’re use to seeing on old Porsche or Datsun race cars.

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Images via ML24.

StanceNation G Edition Japan Car Show Featured Some Sick FR-Ss & BRZs

The StanceNation G Edition car show in Japan features some crazy custom cars.  in between the high end VIP cars, custom classics and even some stanced Kei cars there were a few awesome Scion FR-S, Toyota FT-86 and Subaru BRZ customs.

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This FT-86 has the Rocket Bunny V1 widebody kit, Work VS wheels that haven’t been released to the public yet, and either a turbo kit or a supercharger being fed by that huge front mount intercooler.

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Everyone’s favorite is a V8 swapped FR-S, this one doesn’t have an Chevy LS V8 swap, but it does have individual throttle bodies, which makes it even cooler.  The V8 FR-S also has a Todokori front bumper, STI brakes, and Work Emotion D9R wheels.

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This white FR-S is the personal car of Keisuke Morita from HKS Japan and has an HKS supercharger kit, APR exterior parts and CCW wheels.

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Air bags, a custom widebody kit, and awesome looking VIP Modular wheels make the Crystal Eye FT-86 one of the best looking show cars in any country.

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This baby blue FR-S has the new Rocket Bunny V2 kit, with the sick front splitter and duck tail spoiler along with some Work Meister M1R wheels.

All pictures are from StickyDilJoe’s coverage of the StanceNation G Edition car show.  Check out their coverage of the show for a ton of Japanese custom cars .

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Rocket Bunny 2 Body Kit For Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Revealed at SEMA 2013

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The Rocket Bunny 2 kit for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ has been revealed at SEMA 2013. The first Rocket Bunny body kit has become one of the most popular body kits for the FR-S and BRZ, and the Rocket Bunny 2 kit takes that same attractive look to an even more aggressive level.

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The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Rocket Bunny 2 body kit, designed by Kei Muira, is a much more extreme body kit than the original Rocket Bunny FR-S and BRZ kit. The Rocket Bunny 2 front bumper is a full front clip rather than just a spoiler add-on and has a much larger opening to allow more air into an intercooler for a supercharger or turbo kit along with a carbon fiber front splitter. The rear of the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S Rocket Bunny 2 kit has a ducktail spoiler like most of the Rocket Bunny body kits.

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The Rocket Bunny 2 kit isn’t a simple bolt on body kit. Robert Kochis of Stay Crushing gave this advice based on his experience fitting the Rocket Bunny 2 body kit to his company’s orange FR-S:

“Going from version one to version two was not the easiest thing to do. Be prepared for exposed precious drill holes on the quarter panel and rear bumper as well as more cutting required. Also the inner front bumper needed to be cut to fit the flares and allow clearance for turning radius,” Kochis told Super Street. “Also the front fender has a 1-1.5 inch greater radius than before. In order to properly sit 18-19-inch wheels, a decent sized tire and coilover modifications are needed. I opted for a 4-inch 11k swift spring and didn’t cut the apron and used my existing 17s, but will switch to 19s soon. Proper clearance and fitment requires the stock apron to be cut and liners to be removed.”

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Daijiro Yoshihara’s white Rocket Bunny 2 kitted drift BRZ is the best example of the Rocket Bunny 2 kit, it showed up to SEMA in all white awaiting the results of a design contest put on by Falken and Forza Motorsports.

 

Images via Super Street.