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Tired of Stripped or Broken wheel studs?

ARP extended wheel studs

Are you tired of broken, or stripped wheel studs? That moment you realize you only have four and half holding your new wheel on. That gut wrenching feeling that more will be breaking at any time. Aftermarket wheel studs are one of the most over looked modifications. Over time your current wheel studs will be subjected to repeated torque cycles, laterally forces from cornering, thousands of heat cycles, and the possibility of improper torque. Most aftermarket studs will exceed the tensile strength of the factory 10 fold. Experts in the aftermarket fastener industry are ARP. They produce a 8740 chromoly steel, cadmium plated, tensile strength of 200,000 psi replacement, to ensure your safety during harsh laterally driving situations. Also ARP wheel studs have a “bullet” end to ensure you do not cross thread your lug nuts. Found here This is experienced in hard cornering, and launches. Also it is advised with wider wheel widths, to replace your factory wheel studs due to the increased stress they will cause. Keep in mind factory wheel studs are designed with the intention or using factory wheel sizes, tire sizes, and offsets. Like most performance modifications, supporting modifications are recommended to ensure safety. That way you can drive with confidence ripping through the canyons on those weekend cruises, or just whipping around some corners on your daily drive. For those more track focused, there is now a 1.5 thread option instead of the standard 1.25. So what does that mean.. well it means the threads are further apart and not as fine. Giving you more bite for when you torque down you lugs. Learn more 

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Shop Extended 1.25 ARP Studs (Normal FR-S/BRZ/86 Thread Pitch)

Shop 1.5 Thread Pitch (Not Standard , Will require new 1.5 Lugs)

Shop Lug Nuts

 

ARP extended wheel studs

ARP extended wheel stud

Skunk2 FRS/BRZ Coilovers

Skunk 2 Frs coil overs

Skunk2 PRO Coilovers – Review and Thoughts

We got a set of these in the other day, after pulling them out of the box i was impressed with them. I decided to write up a blog on my impressions. First I’m a big, very big supporter of RSR Sport-i coil overs. After riding in cars like Robispec’s KW equipped FRS and Counterspace Garage’s TIEN equipped BRZ I was torn between what setup i wanted. I also knew i was not going to push my car no where close to what they do.

My car is my DD with occasional track days.  One day out at Streets of Willow, i met up with Moto and took a ride in his FRS with the RSR Sport-i and was really blown away. One by Moto’s driving, and two by how his car felt. So smooth, controlled, and planted. Anyone that has been to SoW or knows about the track knows its bumpy… Very bumpy..  And yet in Moto’s car it felt really good, Moto suggested i take some laps in the RSR car that was there that day. I dont know who the driver was, but i went from the smooth controlled ride of Moto to the sliding crazy fast drifting style of this driver, running sport-i also. I knew right then this was the setup i wanted. To that day its what i have always recommended. I ended up with a set and have been happy every since.

Ive drove/rode in cars with, TEIN, KW V3 and V1, Fortune Auto, BC, Buddy Club, Stance, Megan, Standard suspension, Mann engineering springs and Koni shocks, and drop springs of different brands and some im probably forgetting. And the RSR was always the ones id recommend for a DD with occasional track. I believed, like a lot of others, that if I’m not tracking why spend money on a expensive setup. Mike Kang at CSG explained to me about suspension, and why a more costly setup will ride better then a cheap set of coil overs every day  of the week.

We installed these and i was impressed, right around the shop is a couple of bumpy roads. A stock car is just slightly on the rough bouncy side of things, my RSR Sport-i’s are a little rough but controlled and in no way bouncy. Cheap stuff, BC, Stance and the such is very very rough, almost like something is going to break if you hit these bumps at anything other then a crawl. The Skunk2’s.. Well, they seemed just as controlled as my RSR’s but just a little less harsh, maybe a touch rougher then OEM, but way more controlled. After that short test that i do will all suspension i install, we went to a big open parking lot. Some drifts later, we adjusted the front a couple clicks softer and the back end slide easier, under hard cornering at say like Autox the front held on really well and taking 2 clicks out of the back the car just felt really balanced. the back would still slide out but it was more of a wanting to get it to slide. After we saw casino security start rolling our way 15 minutes later or so we took a ride around the highway and regular daily roads we both traveled and again I was impressed. It felt to me that i could honestly feel good about recommending a coil over cheaper then the RSR’s I push people that dont track regularly.

Now before i get hate mail, i don’t think i could honestly say these are up to par of some of the more track orientated setups. I really need to try them on a track before i could say yes or no. but i dont see them as being issue, meaning i dont think these would hold your lap times down. i know that the stock suspension is above most drivers ability. If your not with in a second or so of a pro-drivers lap time in stock car form, then your lack of speed around that track is not limited by tires or suspension. If track isnt your thing, then this suspension for the dollar is the best out there that ive ridden on. Remember stiff and bouncy does not mean race car..

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Skunk 2 FRS Coilovers

 

-Thomas

New JDM Style LEDS’s – Switchbacks, Reverse lights, Diamondbacks, Deep JDM ORANGE & More

We are offering the 86 Community some different options that were not available until now. We have 4 different types of Switchbacks available and they all offer something a little different. For you BRZ owners check out our DEEP Orange Front Turn Signal. We have been working and testing alot of new options for the LED market for your FRS.

Here are a few of the new things that we have been working on.

BRZ Deep Amber Turn Signals

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The newest addition is our “DiamondBack” switchback

Diamondback Switchbacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the Same price as our other switchbacks but we feel the white light is slightly brighter and crisp – This is done from using larger LEDS – This is equal to or if not just a little brighter than our standard 60SMD Switchback.

The Diamondbacks switch Amber-Off -Amber-Off when the Blinker is on at night and then go back to White at night.

We also have our Type AW switch backs that switch Amber-White-Amber-White at night and then switch back to constant white when the parking lights are on.

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NEW DOME LIGHT OPTIONS – 

We did a soft release on our “Stage 10″ Stupid Sick Dome light and it sold very well. This is our own design and made just for the FRS/GT86/BRZ dome light. We are manufacturing more to be available at the end of June. If you want the brightest Dome light possible, this is the one for you.

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And Next up is … SUPER B.A.D

We dont know what to call this one yet – It is not the “Stage 10″ But it is still silly bright.

We will call this one our Adjustable Stage 3 Super Bright Dome Light or “SuperBAD86″ Super Bright Adjustable Dome-light or  Super Bright A** Dome-Light

 

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With this little Screw you can adjust the brightness

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Dont forget to add Our “Diamond” Dome Light cover

FRS Dome Light Cover

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