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Forgestar F14 18×9.5 ET38 245/35-18 Hankook V12 Evo2 Tires on H&R Springs

Jep has been coming to ModBargains for a while now, and with the new wheels going on today, there’s no better time for us to get a closer look at the build he’s got going on.
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Jep’s been working with Mod Expert Robert Kochis, better known as the owner of the famous/infamous @STAYCRUSHING widebody Scion FR-S, so there are few people out there that know the platform better than Robert. That’s why when it came time to get a new set of Forgestar Wheels, he reached out to Robert for his recommendations on fitment.

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One of the mods we did during an earlier visit was a Berk Technology Muffler Delete with Tips for Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ BT8610, which increases horsepower and torque as well as uncork that FA20 flat four sound.

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Berk Technology Muffler Delete with Tips for Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ BT8610

The dual polished tips look great and fill the exhaust cutouts nicely, and the whole thing is so simple and straightforward, you could easily install this trackside with basic hand tools.
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Check out how the Berk Technology Muffler Delete with Tips for Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ look installed – it literally bolts on in place of the muffler.
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Here’s a better look at exactly how much of the system is BERK.

Scion_FR-S_Forgestar_F14__HR_Springs (9) Giving the car a lower stance is a set of H&R Springs for Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ. The H&R Springs drop the car by 1.2in up front and 1.4in at the rear, both sexing up the car by eradicating the excess wheelgap and enhancing its handling performance by lowering the center of gravity. It’s worth saying though that you can lower your car all you want, but it won’t make you handle better unless you have some decent tires, too, so keep that in mind when going low.

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Forgestar F14 18×9.5 ET38 245/35-18 Hankook V12 Evo2 Tires on H&R Springs

Robert set Jep up with a square fitment of 18×9.5 ET38 on all four corners for the Matte Black Forgestar F14 Wheels in 5x100mm, wrapped in 245/35-18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 Tires. The wheel and tire package not only enhances the look of the FR-S, but more importantly, it dramatically improves the FR-S’ best feature- handling performance.

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The tires are one of the most overlooked ingredients to your car’s performance pizza pie, tires being like the crust – the thing that keeps you in touch with the ground and all the yummy stuff on the pie and headed where you want it to go. The trouble is that the FR-S comes factory with a set of LOW ROLLING RESISTANCE PRIUS TIRES, and for those of you who struggle with advanced vocabulary, Low Rolling Resistance is a fancy way of saying “Doesn’t grip worth a damn”.
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Forgestar F14 18×9.5 ET38 245/35-18 Hankook V12 Evo2 Tires on H&R Springs

The 1.2 / 1.4in drop leaves just enough clearance for a daily driven car to get around without difficulty, and getting rid of the wheelgap makes the Forgestar wheels just look that much better.
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Forgestar F14 18×9.5 ET38 245/35-18 Hankook V12 Evo2 Tires on H&R Springs

Here’s a closer look at the Forgestars.
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Forgestar F14 18×9.5 ET38 245/35-18 Hankook V12 Evo2 Tires on H&R Springs

Really, there’s nothing else we can say that these pictures won’t say for themselves. Check out the rest of the gallery below.
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Forgestar F14 18×9.5 ET38 245/35-18 Hankook V12 Evo2 Tires on H&R Springs

Jeff’s FR-S is a great compliment to STAYCRUSHING in this shot – we look forward to seeing what he does next! Thanks to Jeff for choosing us as his shop of choice for modding his FR-S.

Come see STAYCRUSHING and other badass cars at our next ModNights meet April 27th.

That’s it for now!

Thanks for joining us, we hope you enjoyed the photos. Check out our other great upgrades for the FR-S here. Email the Mod Experts like Robert Kochis (aka STAYCRUSHING) directly at [email protected] or simply call at 714.582.3330 x8004 to change the look of your ride or schedule your install today!

Story & Photos by Nick Gregson