For those of you who don’t follow us on Facebook and Instagram, here’s a quick recap. The Import Tuner staff along with our sister publications Super Street and Modified got together and demanded the executives here at Source Interlink buy us a new Scion FR-S to build as a joint project car. We’re tired of driving old used cars, and, with the peanuts we get for a salary, we figured they should buy us a new car to toy with.
Announced on our Facebook, Instagram, and our own GarageFRS.com we let you fans pick from three different types of build. With the build details on the site, you guys voted Type 2 as your favorite.
The first thing you want to do to any car is suspension. Lowering the car will allow for better handling and an overall better appearance. Knowing we’ll track test this car later on after Modified gets done with the engine upgrades, we chose the KW Variant 3 coilovers. These are two-way adjustable (rebound and compression) and will allow us to fine-tune the car for both the street and track.
Wanting a bit more chassis tuning, we ordered the Cusco Type OS strut tower bars. The great thing about the Cusco unit is the optional BCS (brake cylinder stopper) that is incorporated into the end bracket. These bars will go on top of the KW coilovers to keep the suspension geometry and chassis from flexing too much.
With the rear bar came instructions on exactly how much to cut the rear carpet for a perfect fit.
For a complete write-up installation of KW coilovers and the Cusco strut tower bars on our Scion FR-S, check out GarageFRS.com. We even have a video of the install of the suspension for lazy people like us. Who likes to read anymore anyway, right?
All three brands—Import Tuner, Super Street, and Modified—will be taking turns building different aspects of this car. You’ll have to try and keep up with all three of us to get the full buildup.