Came across this in the new Revspeed.
Arise Sports aero for the FR-S/BRZ. Looks really good.
Fun times were had last year at this show.
So this happened. The Evo will be on the next Super Street cover. 2nd cover in 7 years. I’ll post the Import Tuner cover later. Big thanks to Johnathan Wong and Joey Lee And Matthew Jones for making this happen.
I’m really stoked. It pays to stick with your project. And NO we will not be parting the Evo out after it’s 2nd cover. LOL!
My buddy Albert posted this up. Holy throwback. Liberal lip was never on when I daily drove this. I used to drive this thing 80 + miles a day for work. I smashed into lots of tire gators on the 605 in this. LOL! One smash up I actually had to replace the the whole bumper. I learned to drive stick in this car. I cut my chops with this car. Learned and failed a ton with this car. It’s still around but in pretty bad shape. Maybe someday I can buy it back and return it to it’s former early 2000′s glory. That would rule.
What you know about Midor Green CE’s 10 + years ago ? The trill shit I did to score that C-West carbon hood and scoop.. LOL!
Sorry. I still got nothing. Thanks everyone for buying something from the store. I hope shipping is going smoothly. Now that I am not in charge of it I worry all the time about it.
Have a thumbs up weekend !
No posts because no life. LOL! nothing going on. I have had a few setbacks with the aero so thats on hold right now. The suspension setup is working great. The KW Club sports are simply amazing. Hoping to get together with my mechanic soon and go over all the new suspension bits to see if anything is shaking itself loose. Other than that I’m just dreaming of some nice brakes. Thats not gonna happen anytime soon though.
Happy Sunday. I gotta get back to work.
Pre Del Taco Run pic. LOL!
The new Temporary JDMEGO store is up. Stocked to the TITS!!!
Thank you everyone for sticking by me and buying something here and there.
Go peep it out. We brought back some oldies but goodies.
Thanks again for the support guys !
Gotta love the Studie X Good Smile Racing GT 3000 BMW Z4. Graphics are amazing. Looks like they added a race bike also now. Very cool.
Some updates hopefully coming soon on the FR-S build. Just gotta score the photos from my mechanic friend. He took pics of the KW Club sport suspension install. Hopefully by the end of the week. I’ll have some thing up.
Beep ! Beep ! uck this blog ! Sorry guys been crazy fucking busy. I have a few things coming for the FR-S though so I will shoot the installs. Making some changes in the suspension setup. Lets just give KW a big “THANK YOU” for some stuff they are hooking me up on. More on that soon.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
I need this in my life.
Marvin came and grabbed the car again today to help with some not so normal installs. lets get right to the goods.
Todays installs consisted of Cusco Engine mounts. After driving the car tonight this made a significant difference in how the feels. There is a little more vibration. Nothing I’m not used to though since the Evo also has upgraded engine mounts.
The new Cusco carbon strut bar also went in. I was wrong about the brake stopper not working with LHD cars. It worked perfect. Color me dumb. As you can see this is probably how my engine bay is gonna stay. Nothing fancy. Might add a Toda Pulley kit though soon.
Here is the Cusco expanded Diff cover and Diff brace which I didn’t have pics of before. The Diff brace comes REALLY close to the rear sway bar. Be careful.
Cusco Diff brace.
Cusco Diff cover. Holy grail for me LOL!
This how they work together.
Replacing the diff cover is a fucking chore.
So thats that. Marvin did an awesome job as usual. Were actually gonna recheck everything next weekend and make sure nothing has come loose. Lots has been done this month on the car. I’m really happy with the Cusco and Whiteline stuff. Early next month the car is going in to Evasive to get the WORK Wheels on. I just purchased Advan Neova tires. The only tire I have used for 7+ years besides AD08′s on my White Evo 8 ooooppsss….. delete that I used Michelin P2′s on my R34 GTR. Anyway, Yeah… I love Advan Neova tires even if they cost a fucking G. Do shit right the first time. Alignment is also in my future as soon as the wheels go on. Time to start thinking about brake upgrades and selling my family to afford some. LOL!
Thanks for checking shit out.
The last few weeks I have really been ramping up work on the FR-S. Project daily driver is gonna have some serious suspension.
People have been asking me how the Slammed Society suspension is and after a few adjustment s to make them more comfortable for daily driving right now they are spot on. Just keeping an eye on them every week to see if something or anything will fail or go wrong. So far so good after about 4 weeks of using them I have to say they are doing their job well. They need to be tracked on but in the end my car is a daily driver and thats what these coilovers duties need to fulfill.
Quick pics of them.
So if this is just a Daily Driver than why am I going so overboard with all the suspension ? Well, first off, The FR-S is no rocket car. It’s just not fast. I am ok with with that especially when I have a 400+ hp Evo sitting in the garage that I can take out and pull my wig back if need be on any given day. Thats not bragging either. I would probably have never bought the FR-S if I didn’t have the Evo sitting in the garage. It’s really nice to have a turbo car and a N/A car to play with. What can I say. I’m a lucky fucker. Getting back to the FR-S suspension. Since I won’t be kidding myself by supercharging or throwing in a huge turbo in the FR-S I am concentrating on making the car handle like a demon. We have some great roads out where I live and this will all be put to good spirited use.
More Cusco. Hopefully will have pics later with this setup and the new Carbon strut bar. Marvin slapped these on last week.
Cusco just released all these new goodies also. Goddamn I need an alignment soon.
here are just some random suspension shots of everything installed.
So needless to say, I’m living on chicken soup for a few months after all this nonsense. Hopefully later today i will have more to show you. Thanks !
I have been getting a million Facebook questions on the Colin tail lights. I bought these at 4 am in the morning online LOL! I soon regretted my decision after seeing pics of the TOM’S tail lights from Auto Salon. So the day these showed up I was surprised at how much I liked them after seeing them in person. Once I installed them on the 86 I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked them. Anything is better than the stock FR-S tails but these went really well with the Ultramarine blue of my car. I am quite pleased with them now. I still love the Tom’S tails though LOL!
Also, I extended the ARQRAY exhaust tips out about a half an inch per request of Mitsuhiko san the owner of ARQRAY. Looks good.
Night shot of the Colin tails.
The plan for today is to get a few posts going on the progress of the FR-S. My buddy Marvin just came to pick the car up to do some installs for me. If you are in my circle of friends or family you know that I am a total fucking clutz with tools. I can strip the unstrippable bolt. I can’t break or ruin any Snap-On tool you have when it comes to me working on my car. Call it what you will. I’m a fucking retard when it comes to doing most things on my car. Shit, I was blown away when I put the sun visors on the FR-S correctly. LOL! Yeah, I’m that bad. One thing though is I know what I want. I know the right people to use to get it done and I am a motherfucker when it comes to judging quality of work. No one’s bullshit slips past my eye. NO ONE.
Once again I have hired the services of my homie Marvin to get these following beautiful pieces on the car.
Cusco Engine mounts.
Cusco Diff cover. I have wanted this for so looonnngggg. I usually couldn’t afford it or if I had the money scraped up it was out of stock. FINALLY the forces of the universe aligned and I scored one. Big thank you to Cusco USA and my homie Brian from High End for helping me get this. I stared at this thing on my desk for 5 days by the way. LOL! I’m weird like that. I’m also having the Cusco Diff brace going in but I didn’t snap any pics of it. Sorry.
Cusco carbon strut bar. I have gone back and forth on what strut bar I wanted for the 86 since the day I bought the damn thing. I was for sure going for the Monster Sport one but in the end I decided to stick with Cusco. They just released this carbon one and i was ecstatic and than…. I saw the the brake master cylinder stopper was for RHD only..Damn. Oh well, it’s going on anyways. I’m punk like that you know ! LOL!
So thats all the stuff going on today. In the next post i’m gonna backtrack a few weeks and show some of the installs on the other suspension work.
Thanks for looking !
Some Changes are coming for JDMEGO in the next few months. If you haven’t noticed we have been pretty sparse on product and now the online store has closed. The reason for this is I will no longer be shipping JDMEGO myself or answering emails for the store. In month or so there will be a new online store with LOTS more product and we will hopefully not run out of things so fast…Hopefully. Basically the commerce side of things will be out of my hands now. It was really hard to let all this go because I’m a really hands on person with any of my artwork, customers, or things I sell but it was failing miserably. Working full time at Fatlace/Illest and catching up on Free lance work on weekends just wasn’t allowing me to get everyones stuff out fast enough. When I couldn’t ship things for a few days I started seeing the signs that I should either kill JDMEGO off or get help. I decided to get help.
I have left JDMEGO in the trusted hands of a really great friend of mine who I have faith will make things go smoother and allow me the time to get my work done. All the artwork and ideas will all still be me. I am still gonna run the Facebook page and this blog. IF you call my weak and late posts on this blog “Running a blog.”
Thats that. Don’t email me about stuff. It’s not mine to worry about anymore. LOL! No worries though. All the orders are in great hands. Hoping the new online store will be up in about a month. Lots of brand new stuff like plate frames and hopefully more T-shirts and a few surprises.
Thanks for the support over these past 7+ years. I can’t even believe it’s been that long. I’m glad to finally be making steps to make JDMEGO something a little better. I couldn’t have done without all the supporters.
A heart felt thanks to all of you and my haters.
Looks Like HKS is bringing their Evo back. Seen again at Osaka Auto Messe. Hmm…
Great pic of the Fatlace FR-S sans livery.
Moto GP Season is not coming fast enough.
Not really into watching overpaid grown men in tights crash into each other so I’m catching up on freelance work for my friends at Mackin Industries. Also been catching up on my architecture blogs. Here is some cool spaces I found that are auto or moto related.
Good stuff. Enjoy your Sunday.
Do yourself and my homie Rob a favor and go peep out his photo blog. Rob covers most of the major car related events in Japan. If you see something you like you can purchase a print of it also.
I bought this one yesterday. DOPE ! Good job Rob. Proud of you buddy.
I was stoked on this little drawing I did for the Fatlace Word up drift even this weekend. I was influenced by the Drift Tengoku logo.