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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

As we’ve said before and we’ll certainly say again, a set of wheels and tires and a drop makes a world of difference on any FR-S or BRZ – we said as much in our guide to the Best Mods for Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ and we’ll likely say it many more times. Not only does performance improve dramatically when you equip the car with actual performance tires rather than those garbage prius tires, but also a lighter weight wheel also improves acceleration, braking and handling. That’s why when it came time for Jainish to get his set of wheels, after having heard of us at 86Day, he came to the Mod Experts like FR-S specialist and owner of the #STAYCRUSHING FR-S, Mod Expert Robert.

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To shave some weight off the rolling stock, Jainish opted for a set of superlight Wedsport TC105N Wheels for Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ, spec’d out at 18×8.5 ET43 front and rear, wrapped with sticky 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires to better carve the canyons. A set of wheels doesn’t usually look right without a drop, so that was next on the agenda.

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BC Coilovers are an extremely popular option amongst FR-S fanatics and BRZ Brethren, offering that sick drop and the functionality of 30-way adjustment for just a stack of ten benjamins (as of press time).

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Here’s how the coilovers appear installed into the suspension.

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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

The Wedsport Wheels fill out the wheel arches much more than the boring stock wheels, and the BC Coilovers eliminate the unsightly wheelgap.
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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coiloverss

A great looking set of wheels and a drop makes the FR-S and BRZ look like the designers intended, before the beancounters got ahold of it and made some “mainstream” changes like the not-particularly-good-looking stock wheels and cheapass Prius tires.

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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

By removing the nonsense, you are left with the purist’s driver’s car it was supposed to be.

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18×9 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

The Winjet Projector headlights are a nice touch as well, the LED DRL strip not only makes the car look sportier, but also adds some class to the design.

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Winjet LED DRL Projector Headlights for Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ

See what we mean from the straight-on profile?

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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

Really, we can only say so much, so we’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Check out the rest of the gallery below.

 

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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

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18×8.5 ET43 Wedsport TC105N with 235/40-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires & BC Coilovers

That’s it for this FR-S, thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoyed the photos.

Jainish’s FR-S looks worlds better than it did with stock wheels and suspension, and we can make the same kind of improvement to your car with a little imagination and some guidance from the Mod Experts like FR-S specialist and owner of the #STAYCRUSHING FR-S, Mod Expert Robert.

Want to get more power out of your FR-S or BRZ? Need something installed? Whether you need a OFT to run an E85 tune or a competent shop to install your Supercharger or Turbo kit, talk to the Mod Experts, give us a call at 714-582-3330 to chat with our team of experts or stop by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra CA any day during business hours.

Thanks for reading, see you next time!

Story & Photos Nick Gregson

Interested in modding your FR-S or BRZ? Check out our other FR-S and BRZ posts here on the blog.

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