I recently got a email from a long time follower of the blog. Steve Warren. He has always supported the blog and the store for years. I recognized his name immediately when he emailed me recently. I just wanted to show off his car. it’s pretty tight. All legit. Good stuff. Thanks for the email Steve !
Ings+1 carbon fiber hood w/ custom cherry blossom and japanese tattoo airbrushing
When I was over at Fatlace I did this awhile back. They finally released it on tees and sweatshirts. This was is one of my fav drawings. Please support my homies over at Fatlace and grab one on their online store. Thank you.
I didn’t have to many SEMA projects this year to deal with but I ended doing this render for Gordon Ting. Just a nice and clean new IS F-Sport. I dug how this came out. The drawing of that grill almost put me in the nuthouse though. LOL! Hope to see this in the flesh at SEMA this week.
I can’t even count how many SCION FR-S I have drawn this past year but here is probably my favorite one for Mackin who is the Gram Lights Distributor for the US. These will be out soon. Not sure if they will be for sale or not.
It’s been my busiest year yet. Thanks to everyone who i worked with. I appreciate the business and the friendships.
I’ll have some coverage of the Chronicles V meet up soon I hope. Here is a rad pic of my dusty ass FR-S that this nice dude took. Peep his blog for more Chronicles V coverage http://www.flikazo.blogspot.com
Thanks for the great pic sir !
Peep out my friend Mark’s son Hunter rocking the Initial D steez. I sent mark the front Corrolla drawing to use. I think Hunter was stoked.
CRAZY. last week was just plain crazy. From the previous post you know that the FR-s was at Evasive. I now have some really nice shots Evasive took of the car which I will post in this blog. Between getting the car back home in time for The Chronicles V anniversary meet. Trying to set everything up to get engaged at The Chronicles V meet to my lovely girlfriend of 9 years. I’m a mess. Knocking out my daily job between all the madness and now scrambling to get work done to maybe go check out SEMA this week. Yay and stuff.
Here are the pics I promised. I have to Thank everyone at Evasive, Mackin,and Emergency Hookers for getting everything done on time. They even managed to get the New Leather Recaro Pole position seats in at the last minute before Emergency Hookers arrived to get the new and improved beast back to me.
Thanks for everyones help ! It is appreciated. True friends.
A little recap of what went down at Evasive.
1. Craft Square carbon GT mirrors
2. Cleib Rear carbon Diffuser
3. Driveshaft shop Carbon drive shaft.
4. Project MU brakes front and rear, 4 piston fronts and 2 piston rears. These things are straight amazing. Had fun bedding them in Friday. night.
5. Recaro Leather Pole Position seats. This was super last minute and cost me a small fortune. Would Like to say I HATE Mike Chang of Evasive for talking me into these. LOL! Thanks for the hookup Mike.
Car is not done but this is about it for this year. Next year we start figuring out the motor and some small things in the interior. Thanks for looking everyone !
Of couse when the pics were posted on a forum some douchebag was wondering why not much has been done to the motor. these things take time and series money to do right people. Jeez.
Great shot of the under side of the car. You can see a lot of my money went into suspension work. I think this is the best part of the FR-S and I really wanted it to be right. Shout out to Chris over at KW and Cusco USA for all their help in getting the right parts for the job. And before yoou email the question it is a Arqray exhaust. You can also see the rear Project MU 2 piston brakes.
A huge thank you to Eddie at Mackin for making this brake setup happen. Couldn’t be more happy with the Brakes. Absolutely beautiful. They work pretty damn good to. LOL! There you have it. More to come.
The FR-S was sent early in the morning to Evasive Motorsports for a big overhaul. Emergency Hookers came and picked up the car around 8:30am and was off for some stuff that has been on order from Japan for quite some time.
Evasive helped me obtain the following items for the FR-S.
1. Cleib Carbon rear diffuser
2. Driveshaft shop Carbon Drive shaft
3. Craft Square Carbon GT mirrors. (This cost a pretty penny because Evasive air shipped them from Japan) I also got lucky because these are made to order but it just so happened they had one set in stock.
4. Last but not least. Front and rear Project Mu BBK. These were special because they were not even supposed to be here before SEMA. They made it early though. Big Thank you to Mackin who is basically Project MU USA. More info on these later
I’m not going into details on this post on everything. I don’t even have the car back yet. When it does get back i will take better pics. Mike at Evasive shot all these upon my request while the car was being worked. Thanks to Mike and everyone at Evasive for their great work on the car and getting the parts in a timely manner.
Here is the unedited pics from yesterday that I flooded Instagram with LOL! Sorry everyone. I still get really excited when I mess with cars.
Enjoy. Better pics coming soon.
Neglect is what this whole blog is about. LOL! no Worries. Things are happening so i will do my best to get some coverage.
FR-S project is in full tilt mode right now.
Here is a teaser.
Hope everyone is coming out to Motor Union on Sunday. It’s gonna be a blast ! Come peep out the FR-s and tell me it sucks !
THese are going pretty fast. A few still available HERE. Thanks for the support everyone. Always Appreciated.
Sorry for all this slowness. I pretty much have 0 time to blog. Between the 9-5 job, Freelance, Crazy ass dogs, and life in general I have no more strength at night to blog on here. I’ve recently got a kick in the ass with the new JDMEGO online store opening soon and the release of the first JDMEGO skateboard. Super stoked on things lately. Pretty blessed right now to have a solid group of friend around me to help with things and push my boundaries. Karen and I have have been making great changes in our daily lives that are making us a lot more happy to be alive.
Speaking of alive. The FR-S has been going through some serious changes. After finally completing the suspension setup from KW Clubsport coilovers all the way down to Moonface roll center adjusters. Also a TON of Cusco in between all that craze. Point is that I’m starting to change the exterior of the car now. With big help from Mike at Evasive Motor sports I got laced with some realy nice Tamon Design aero and a beautiful Voltex T1S wing. Basically this all means I have officially fucked up my daily driver. Shit.
Maybe I will put a complete list of stuff that has gone on the car already. maybe not. Snapped some pics today of the beast. Slow beast that is. Also, Big UPS to Marvin, Marcus, And Marcus’ Dad for all the help yesterday in getting everything right. I have to say I’m pretty happy with the car right now but of course all I can really see is what else I want to accomplish.
Thanks for looking. More soon.
Sign me up on the great Space Coaster ! Happy 4th everyone ! I have some posts coming hopefully soon. I know. I suck.
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 !