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Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ Buyer’s Guide 2014

Your FR-S/BRZ parts guide for the new year

Apr 6, 2015

If you have the keys to a Scion FR-S or its sister Subaru BRZ in your pocket, chances are you are a brilliant person -- we just happen to own two on staff! Whether you love it for its sleek looks or ability to hunt down apexes, you've got one of the hottest cars available today, and deep down you know it deserves the best. Our buyer’s guide will help you discern the wheat from the chaff!

FR-S & BRZ Parts Buyer's Guide 2013 Edition

Golden Eagle Six-Shooter oil cap

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The automotive and the gun scene aren't too different. We both love loud noises, some sort of combustion chamber, and we love having that power at the palm of our hands. That's why we love this aluminum oil cap in the shape of a revolver cylinder. Pew pew! $43.95, goldeneaglemfg.com

Golden Eagle oil drain plug

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These magnetic drain plugs will keep any sort of steel or iron particles out of circulating your lube system. We prefer Golden Eagle because it's made with one of the strongest magnets available, neodymium, which has about 4 pounds of pull force. $19.99, goldeneaglemfg.com

Golden Eagle oil dipstick

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If you're looking for a custom look in your engine bay, Golden Eagle got the goods. Changing a dipstick may seem like a minor thing to do, but if you're dealing with a genuine car show judge, they will notice and appreciate all the little things. Color options include black, polished, gold, purple, red, and blue. $49.95, goldeneaglemfg.com

Mishimoto radiator

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It's likely that you bought this car because you like to drive hard. And the harder you push your FA20, the hotter it will get. But there's no need to worry because Mishimoto has developed a direct replacement aluminum radiator that will give you increased cooling capacity, so you can smash on that gas pedal all you want. But the thing we love most about Mishimoto is the lifetime warranty that's included. $420, mishimoto.com

Mishimoto induction hose

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Mishimoto has tested and proven its induction hose can give you gains of up to 5 hp. The internal metal support rings protect against high vacuum and collapse, plus with heat-resistant fibers and five-ply silicone construction, you know you're getting a strong quality product. $215, mishimoto.com

Mishimoto radiator hose kit

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If you're like us, stock just doesn't cut it. Mishimoto's radiator hoses are made with four layers of high-grade silicone and heat-resistant fibers that will reduce heat and increase pressure tolerance. Whether your FA20 is stock or boosted, this kit retains factory fitment and is easy to install. $195, mishimoto.com

Mishimoto oil cooler kit

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An oil cooler kit is the perfect addition to your car if you're a regular at the track. This kit features a direct fitting and a 19-row stacked plate oil cooler to reduce fluid temperatures. The oil lines are premade with braided stainless steel. The unit is one of Mishimoto's many products that are backed up with a lifetime warranty. $615, mishimoto.com

Mishimoto intake

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One of the most basic forms of tuning comes from changing out the air filter. Mishimoto's cold-air intake will give you a bump in horsepower and torque while maintaining air/fuel ratios with no additional tuning. Cop yours in polished or a wrinkle black finish. $374, mishimoto.com

Mishimoto thermostat

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Something as small as this thermostat will promote greater cooling efficiency in either a stock or modified FA20. As soon as the engine is warmed up, the Mishimoto racing thermostat opens up at lower temperatures to allow coolant to flow through the engine sooner. $60, mishimoto.com

P3 vent gauge

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We love the VIDI (vent integrated digital interface) from P3. As its name suggests, it's an integrated gauge that blends in with the FR-S and BRZ interior flawlessly. The VIDI will allow you to read a variety of functions, including boost, coolant temp, oil temp, air intake temp, EGT, rpm with shift light, 0-60 timer, battery voltage, and more. With a discreet diagnostic port connection, you can even read and clear codes. Legit! $389, p3cars.com

SPC Performance adjustable rear camber arm

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Dialing in your camber has never been easier thanks to SPC Performance's adjustable lower rear arms. They provide 2.0-degrees of change and are built to be as strong as the OEM part. SPC's control arm is also the only kit on the market to include an offset toe bushing to increase the range of your factory toe cam. spcperformance.com

SSR GTV02 wheel

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SSR understands us and knows what we want. The new GTV02 wheel is stylish, lightweight, strong, and most importantly affordable. You don't have to buy fake wheels that will disintegrate from microscopic potholes. These wheels will make your FR-S or BRZ look fly and won't hurt your wallet. Win, win! Starts at $230, ssr-wheels.com

Tanabe underbrace

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Reinforce your Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ with Tanabe's Sustec underbrace. By connecting key points of the undercarriage, the underbrace will stiffen the chassis and prevent unwanted handling behavior. $238, tanabe-usa.com

Tanabe overpipe

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If you added an exhaust manifold to your car, you might look into Tanabe's overpipe to unlock even more power and performance. The smooth bends and larger diameter tubing increase flow for an unrestrictive exhaust path. $190, tanabe-usa.com

Tanabe exhaust

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The Tanabe Medallion Concept G is a low-profile sports exhaust that will give you extra horsepower while keeping the weight to a minimum. The ADVANTEX packing material technology offers a clean sound output that is under 93 db. (I love this exhaust so much that I even put it on my own personal FR-S. -JT). $690, tanabe-usa.com

Vortech Supercharger

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One of the most common complaints about the FR-S and BRZ is power. Leave it to Vortech's newest V-3 H67B Supercharging System to boost the output of your FA20 by 50% on 91-octane gas! What's even better is these systems are CARB and TUV approved for both U.S. and European emissions. Installation time is about six hours and if you want even more power, Vortech offers pulley and compressor upgrades. Starts at $4,613.99, ">One of the most common complaints about the FR-S and BRZ is power. Leave it to Vortech's newest V-3 H67B Supercharging System to boost the output of your FA20 by 50% on 91-octane gas! What's even better is these systems are CARB and TUV approved for both U.S. and European emissions. Installation time is about six hours and if you want even more power, Vortech offers pulley and compressor upgrades. Starts at $4,613.99, vortechsuperchargers.com

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