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120 Hours - Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ: Day 2

Leaning on Konig, Falken, and APR to give our sports coupe a simple cosmetic makeover

Bob Hernandez
Dec 4, 2019
Videographer: Ryan Foss

A car driven every day needs to reflect your personal style, but regardless of what others tell you there's no requirement to go overboard. With the right kind of cosmetic tweaks—the correct running gear and stance, some proper lighting, maybe a splash of carbon fiber here and there—and a touch of restraint, you can subtly improve most project cars and transform them into something uniquely your own, which is what we did with the 120 Hours Subaru BRZ Limited.

Like we mentioned yesterday, square one of any daily driver project includes suspension, but if possible you should also factor in wheels and tires, too, for obvious reasons. With our RS-R coilover suspension the Subaru's ride height is lower by over an inch, but the factory wheel and tire combo—215/45 tires on a 17-inch wheesl—look grossly anemic in that setup.

120 Hours BRZ Falken AZENIS FK510 vs OEM Tires Photo 28/28   |   120 Hours - Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ: Day 2

We went ahead and opted for a set of beefier Konig Freeform wheels in Radium Bronze that are 18x9.5. The Freeform is a split 5-spoke design that is constructed with Flow Forming Technology and also comes in Matte Silver, with two face profiles available, either an "A" profile or "B" profile. The A profile is less concave but offers more caliper clearance for a vehicle; the B profile is more concave but offers less caliper clearance. The B profile is used for specific applications, cars that need only wider wheels and most commonly used as the rear wheel on staggered fit cars. We used Muteki SR35 forged steel lugs to secure the wheels.

The Konig Freeform rims are shod in Falken Tires' latest UHP rubber, the AZENIS FK510 in 255/35R18 sizing. The FK510's 4D Nano Design features new compound advancements through biomass materials to help improve tread flexibility and adhesion while reducing polymer heat generation at the same time. The FK510s are available in 82 sizes, for wheels ranging from 17 to 22 inches.

120 Hours BRZ APR side diffusers 01 Photo 28/28   |   120 Hours - Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ: Day 2
120 Hours BRZ APR side diffusers 02 Photo 28/28   |   120 Hours - Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ: Day 2

We picked up APR Performance carbon-fiber side diffusers and rear "spats" to dress up the profiles and ass of the Subie. This is better done with an extra set of hands because you will need to hold the pieces in place in order to map out the holes you need to drill in order to secure the parts.

120 Hours BRZ tail lights mounting location Photo 28/28   |   120 Hours - Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ: Day 2
120 Hours BRZ buddyclub tail lights Photo 28/28   |   120 Hours - Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ: Day 2

Last but not least, we performed a lighting makeover, swapping out the tails for a set from Buddy Club. These things look like they came out of a Lambo Aventador, and to put them in we had to unplug the harness from the back of the OE light and unscrew a foursome of nuts.

Up front, the headlights were severely oxidized and clouded over when we got the BRZ so we dug up an extra Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Kit we had laying around in the garage. The kit comes complete with all the abrasives and polishes for refinishing the surfaces of the lights and a sealer, so if you do it right your lights should last for a while.

Two days down, three to go—c'mon back tomorrow for the next phase of the Super Street Week to Wicked/120 Hours Subaru BRZ.

For this build, the official sponsors of the Super Street Week To Wicked Subaru BRZ build, includes: Falken Tires, Konig Wheels, Greddy Performance Products, SPEC Clutch, Covercraft, Energy Suspension, Odyssey Battery, RS-R USA, and Vortech Superchargers

Follow the entire build

To see more behind the scenes photos, outtakes, and videos, search these hashtags on Facebook and Instagram:

#covercraft https://www.instagram.com/covercraft/
#energysuspension https://www.instagram.com/energysuspensionofficial/
#falken https://www.instagram.com/falkentire/
#greddyperformance https://www.instagram.com/greddyperformance/
#konigwheels https://www.instagram.com/konigwheelsusa/
#odysseybattery https://www.instagram.com/odysseybattery/
#RSRUSA https://www.instagram.com/rsrusa/
#specclutch https://www.instagram.com/specclutch/
#poweredbyvortech https://www.instagram.com/vortechsuperchargers/

120 Hours BRZ oem tail lights Photo 28/28   |   120 Hours - Week to Wicked 2013 Subaru BRZ: Day 2
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