If there’s one thing nearly everyone can agree on about the Scion FR-S, it’s that it needs more power. Jeff, owner of this particular FR-S felt that way, and reached out to the Mod Experts to fix the problem. Jeff’s no stranger to making big power with modded cars -he’s been at it since he turned 16. Jeff’s resume of previous builds include a nitrous-fed Honda Civic (EG) hatch [blew up], a Supra-Swapped Lexus IS300 [blew up too], and an IS-F. Since he daily drives the car as well as open-track races them, it’s not a surprise that racing took its toll on these builds and now he’s transforming his FR-S into his latest build.
Jeff’s FR-S was already pretty heavily modified before it got to us, as you can tell from the photos. The FR-S Wheels are a set of Swift Sport Springs for Scion FR-S and a set of Gold Enkei RPF-01 Wheels, spec’d at 17×9 ET35 front and rear, wrapped in Advan AD08 Tires, allowing the FR-S Suspension to perform at its best. We fitted Jeff’s FR-S with a Vortech Supercharger for Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ to resolve the power shortage.The Vortech Supercharger is a centrifugal style compressor, functioning very much like a belt-driven turbocharger, and due to its belt driven nature, response is instantaneous.
The FR-S Exhaust has been replaced with an HKS Frontpipe.The Tomei Single-Exit Exhaust looks and sounds great, as does the pairing of the Perrin Rear Sway Bar coupled with RS-R Suspension Lower Control Arms.
With the supercharged installed, we took the car back outside for a few photos.
Out back the car sports a set of Tom’s LED Tail Lights for FR-S/BRZ with a CARSMO Rear Wing to give the FR-S Exterior a unique look. A set of subtle Rally Armor Mudflaps keeps the back end clean of debris from the Advans. Here’s a closeup of the Tomei tip.From every angle, despite being a more restrained build, Jeff has put together a really unique package.
Interested in getting more power out of your Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ? Need something installed? 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.
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Story & Video Nick Gregson