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This 2014 Scion FRS was purchased from Rick Bythewood at Athens BMW. My son had wanted a FRS/BRZ for a while so with his graduation from high school, we figured it was time for a newer car with some warranty....and his first car payment.
Dealer Ad is HERE, CarFax is HERE.
The car had less than 7500 miles on it and the interior was in mint condition.....a few dings we'll take care of later but the best part was the performance items the original owner had installed: Race Comp Yellow Springs/Bilstein B6 Struts and Shocks, TRD Intake/Short Shifter/Exhaust, Enkei RPF1 wheels, and wider 225/45/17 Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 tires....
My son and his friend took a few pics the week we brought it home, I took some pics, other pics are in the dealer ad:
Since it is always a good idea to dump all fluids on a pre-owned vehicle, we decided to change the engine oil/filter, transmission fluid, and differential fluid.....and also installed a Fumoto Oil Drain Valve, P/N F108- follow the installation directions and don't over torque. For the engine: Amsoil Signature Series 0w20 Synthetic Motor Oil
For the transmission: Amsoil Manual Transmission Fluid 75w90 (GL4)
For the Differential: Amsoil Severe Gear 75w90 (GL5) but will use Amsoil Severe Gear 75w110 (GL5) next time- There is a thread HERE (archived HERE) that discusses why 75w110 is the better fluid for the differential
Next up- Audio. We decided on a Rockford Fosgate P1S2-10 (manual HERE, displacement Installation Advisory HERE) powered by a Rockford Fosgate R500x1D digital amplifier (manual HERE, speaker level input Product Advisory HERE) for lows. For highs we wanted speakers that could be run with the factory amplification and chose Rockford Fosgate R14x2 for the front and Rockford Fosgate R1675x2 for the doors (manual HERE, cutout templates HERE). We chose to leave the factory speakers in the rear- this is a budget upgrade.
For bass, we decided to build a dual reflex bandpass box (30/80 Hz) for the single RF 10". Not as accurate as a sealed box but LOUD low end....customer was advised on options and chose this path RF 4 gauge wiring kit was used since they still use 100% OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) and not the cheaper and less effective CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum). Power wire was fused and run through grommet next to battery and down the wiring channel to the trunk, ground wire was run to OE amplifier mounting screw in trunk. I decided not to use the high level harness that came with the amp and used a line level converter I had, tapping into the amplifier wiring harness at the plug with ScotchLocks. Still need to hide wiring but wanted to hear the box ASAP. Some information with wiring diagram for factory amplifier can be found HERE. If replacing the factory amplifier, some good information can be found HERE to avoid hacking the factory amplifier wiring harness or having to run new wires.
The front speakers chosen were co-axial 4" so the OE separate midrange and tweeter were removed and replaced with the single speaker. Plastic around the perimeter needed to be trimmed a bit with a Dremel for clearance and the speaker plug for the tweeter has to have some adapters made to complete the circuit- easy with some primary wire. The speaker plug for the OE midrange was removed and turned into an adapter for the new speakers. The door speakers chosen were coaxial 6.75" and we went with Patrick's PVC speaker adapters- installation instructions HERE. In addition to the #12 x 1 1/4" screws to mount the adapter to the door, we sourced some shorter screws to mount the speakers to the adapters. We also used the OE plug from the OE speaker to make adapters for these, see pics below for more detail.
Dash speaker upgrade offers the most bang for the buck, door speakers I might leave as is if we had it to do over since the OE speakers are 2-ohm and we did not replace the OE amplifier. Overall, nice upgrade for under $300.
[UPDATE] The RF P1 just couldn't take the abuse that this amplifier/box provided, so it was replaced with a Rockford Fosgate P3D4-10 (manual HERE).
Subwoofer Update: the RF P3 in the band pass enclosure was reliable and generated high SPLs but at the expense of sound quality and trunk space.
Deciding the trunk might be useful if not occupied by a huge sub enclosure, a JL Audio Stealthbox (installation instructions) was chosen as the replacement while retaining the Rockford Fosgate R500x1D. Some foam was cutout and the amp moved under the trunk floor, gains were tuned by voltmeter to approximate the 400 watt limit of the new JL Audio 10TW3-D4 (Manual)- MTX Video (MTX Test Tones Download), Sonic Electronix Video, Instructions from Sonic Electronix.
TRD Trunk Spoiler (P/N MS342-18002-00) from Black Hawk Japan replaces the OE trunk spoiler: Toyota GT86 Instructions, English Translation from Japanese version with Templates courtesy of My Hachi Roku GREAT DIY Guide.
Since this spoiler came unpainted, matching paint was ordered from Automotive Touchup and used with a handle.....painted on the stand the spoiler ships on in the garage.
Turned out pretty good for a garage rattle can job, required some wetsanding and buffing.
Replacement center caps for the RPF1s from FlatOut Graphics to replace the rusted Enkei center caps (PO might have used some agressive wheel cleaner to cause this, they were in bad shape when we bought the car). We opted for the black plastic caps with red emblem. They don't snap in completely flush but snap in far enough to look flush and don't come out when driving.
Decided on new wheels and tires from TireRack, TR Motorsports C4 (17x8, 45 offset) and Firestone FIREHAWK INDY 500 (225/45R17)- tire test HERE
(NOTE: IF you decide to order new TPMS sensors you have to request the sensor IDs at the time of order, you will need these to reprogram the TPMS in the car's ECU with Techstream.)
[UPDATE] This car was sold after almost reaching 70k miles.....and replaced with my FRS that we decided we no longer needed. Better to keep all of the mod $$$$ and effort in the family.
Oil Analysis performed by Blackstone Laboratories
Engine Oil Analysis at XXX miles- Factory Engine Oil
Scion FRS Documents/Files:
2014 Scion FRS Sales Brochure (US)
2014 Scion FRS Sales Brochure (CA)
2014 Scion FRS Owner's Manual
2014 Scion FRS Owner's Manual (Special Edition)
2014 Scion FRS Quick Reference
2014 Scion FRS Warranty and Mantenance
2014 Scion Standard Radio
Scion FRS Service Manual
Scion FRS Wiring Diagrams
Scion TSB: S-SB-0007-16 - Abnormal Chirp or Squeak Noise From High Pressure Fuel Pump
Scion TSB: S-SB-0012-17 - Abnormal Noise When Clutch Is Depressed
Scion FRS Reviews/Articles:
Edmunds: 2013 Scion FRS Suspension Walk-Around
Motor Trend: 2013 Scion FRS TRD Parts Galore
Scion Racing: 2013 Scion FRS TRD Parts
Grassroots Motorsports: 2016 Scion FR-S New Car Reviews
Scion FRS Video: *High Speed Connection Recommended*
2015 Scion FR-S – “Your Ride Has Arrived”
2014 Scion FR-S - "Makes Everything Epic"
2014 Scion FR-S - "In The Dust"
2013 Scion FR-S Teaser (Extended) [HD]
2013 Scion FR-S "Driving Is Back" Commercial
2013 Scion FR-S "Bringing Sport Back" Launch Commercial
2013 Scion FR-S | Torsen® Limited Slip Differential Explained
2013 Scion FR-S | Aerodynamics Explained
2013 Scion FR-S | D-4S Technology Explained
2013 Scion FR-S - Exterior Walkaround
2013 Scion FR-S - Interior Walkaround
Scion FR-S Concept - Behind the Scenes with Ken Gushi
Scion FR-S Concept - Behind the Scenes with Scion VP Jack Hollis
Scion FRS vs. Subaru BRZ Review: All Differences Detailed and Explained!
Winding Road: Modifying the WR TV Subaru BRZ - Corsa Intake & Exhaust
Motor Trend Head2Head: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club vs. 2015 Subaru BRZ
Scion FRS DIY Guides/Installation Instructions:
FT86 Torque Specs
Safely Jacking and Supporting Your BRZ/FR-S by FT86CF's GrimmSpeed (Jacking Points HERE)
DIY Clutch Replacement by FT86CF's Supermassive
DIY - Transmission / Diff Fluid Change Reference Guide by FT86CF's F1point4
DIY - Kartboy Short Shifter Installation by FT86CF's F1point4
DIY - Whiteline Positive Shift Kit by FT86CF's F1point4
DIY - Transmission / Diff Fluid Change by ModBargains
DIY - Swap Clutch Slave Cylinder and Hydraulic Line for Improved Feel and Control by FT86CF's Ultramaroon (clutch line replacement detailed HERE)
DIY - Changing Spark Plugs by FT86CF's Scenic Driver
Direct Injector Seal Installation | Video and Issues by FT86CF's Dezoris
OE Mud Guard Install DIY (BRZ & FR-S) by FT86CF's JonnyRocket
Radar Detector EASY Hardwire Installation (BRZ & FR-S) by FT86CF's speedracer38
Homelink/Compass/Auto Dimming Mirror Installation (BRZ & FR-S) by FT86CF's DEC1
DIY-Replacing Rear View Mirror/Hardwire Radar Detector by FT86CF's Lil Abner
Proclip FRS Mount/Dock Installation
Redline Goods Leather Boots Installation
Whiteline Gearbox Thrust Insert (aka Positive Shift Bushing, KDT926) Installation
Whiteline Differential Mount Cradle Inserts (KDT925) Installation
Whiteline Rear Crossmember/Subframe Mount Insert Bushings (KDT922) Installation, Forum DIY Guide by F1point4 HERE
Whiteline Gearbox Thrust Insert (aka Positive Shift Bushing, KDT926) Installation
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings (KSR210) Installation Instructions not provided, but HERE courtesy of Energy Suspension
Whiteline Rear Brace-Sway Bar Mount (KBR38) Installation
Scion FRS Hotchkis Sway Bar Installation
Remove The Air Bag on a Scion FR-S & Subaru BRZ (GT-86)
Remove The Steering Wheel on a Scion FR-S & Subaru BRZ (GT-86)
Headliner Removal Guide by FT86CF's FRSPacNW
Dropping Headliner to Access Antenna by FT86CF's post_break
How to Fix FRS/BRZ Parcel Shelf Rattle
How-To: Remove Rear Deck & Third Brake Light by FT86CF's Moshpit37
DIY Rubber Dash Lifting Fix by FT86CF's 1Cor10:23
DIY - Differential R&R and Ring & Pinion Swap by FT86CF's Dustin
DIY - Replacing Struts and Installing Coil Springs by FT86CF's DarrenDriven
DIY - A simpler spring/strut install DIY (no compressor needed) by FT86CF's jeebus
How to set the Shift Light & Gear Indicator Display Settings by FT86CF's EsoBOFH
BRZ FRS: How To Set Shift Light and More HD
DIY - Easy clutch grab adjustment (video HERE)
How To: Free Clutch Spring Removal in 15 Minutes - A must do for manual trans!
DIY: ATI 60mm Vent Pod Install With Defi Gauge
DIY - Changing Your Brake Pads
DIY: Front Brake Pad and Brake Rotor Replacement
"Pedal Dance": Turn Off Brake Force Distribution and Panic Brake Function at Track
DIY VIDEO TUTORIAL: BRZ Headlights on an FR-S (Video HERE)
DIY - Fog Light Powered with Factory Stalk and BCM
Scion FRS Mud Guard Installation
Scion FRS TRD Quick Shifter Installation
Scion FRS TRD Exhaust Installation
Scion FRS TRD Performance Air Intake Installation
Scion FRS TRD Lowering Springs Installation
Scion FRS TRD Sway Bar Installation
Scion FRS TRD Lower Brace Set Installation: Japanese and English Translation
Scion FRS TRD Door Stabilizer: Japanese and English Translation
Scion FRS TRD Oil Sandwich Plate: Japanese and English Translation
Scion FRS TRD Trunk Spoiler, 2 different guides: Toyota GT86 Instructions and English Translation from Japanese version with Templates courtesy of My Hachi Roku GREAT DIY Guide
Scion FRS Resources:
FR-S / BRZ Wheel Directory, Gallery, and Fitment Guide Chart
Forums and Clubs: