Customer calls, wanting me to check out his brand new Scion (RIP) FRS, that he had just purchased. Customer who had previously owned a C7 Corvette, wanted to do a thing or two to the stock FRS. With paper plates, and engine not even half way broken in, we sent out an order for our first spec’d FRS build. Customer wanted to improve that already great suspension, more power, grip, and better looks. We didn’t need much homework, since we do love building cars for its purpose. It was just a matter of piecing something together that we wont be able to get the customer off the car.
After awaiting for 2 weeks, since the parts list was worse than a shopping list at the grocery store, UPS guy arrives with presents.
Unfortunately, the Vortech supercharger has not arrived yet together with the sound system. Both items are being custom built for the car. I just couldn’t wait to get my hands dirty and building the car right away. So tear down begun. I will not go into detail, because it will be a lot, and I can go for days.
(Pictured: with Greddy Evo catback, Motiv Hiflo front pipe, Tomei EL Header, ST sway bars, SPC control arms, stop tech brake lines, Valentini tail lamps, Prime Suspension coilovers by Fortune Auto.)
Couple of hours into the build and she is already starting to look like a whole different character. Here is how she sits on her new Rays 57Xtreme wheels and Michelin PSS tires, fitted with Rexspeed Carbon fiber lip kit, and TRD carnards. The car was also height adjusted to where the customer can drive around town without worrying about steep driveways, and harsh roads. Considering the car was build with comfort and an entry level track car, we fitted the car with our own alignment specs. It good enough to keep the tires healthy, but good enough to have incredible handling. Here’s is how she sits, quick mock up with front bumper. Waiting for supercharger and sound system to be completed, washed, and delivered to the customer.