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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.

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.
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.
Like the whale tail spoiler but don’t want to go with the full Rocket Bunny body kit? No problem.
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.
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.
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):


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Great Video of Stanced Scion FR-S

The Scion FR-S is a fun to drive sports car with excellent handling, but not everyone wants to drive fast and slide around corners for fun. Some Scion FR-S owners, like the one who built this blue FR-S, are into show more than go. This stanced FR-S with the Rocket Bunny Body Kit has 18 inch wheels with a huge lips thanks to their 10.5 inch width. Those wheels are sitting at -15 camber with stretched tires to fit perfectly underneath the fenders of the dropped FR-S.

And if you’re thinking that this Scion FR-S’ stance ruins the fun of the car and makes it boring to drive, think for a minute about how exciting and nerve wracking it must be to drive a dropped FR-S with less than an inch between the wheels and the fenders on New York’s rough roads.