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Old 08-08-2012, 04:48 PM
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Green chrome wrap!!
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:49 AM
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Read about our most recent trip to North Carolina here

Over the weekend, we took a quick trip up to Boone, North Carolina area to take in the sights and test out the new Scion FR-S in a proper setting. The drive from Jacksonville, Florida takes about 8-9 hours, so it was not only a good test of how well the car does on corners / elevation, but of comfort.



We got started early in the day around 7am to get the most out of our trip and the most day light possible. Highway driving on the FR-S is a breeze with a good amount of acceleration and power to get you out of those hairy situations (or if you just want to wake up a bit!). The cruise control is very precise and makes the 8.5 hour trip a bit more bearable along with the upgarded BeSpoke Audio System to play streaming Spotify all the way there. Road noise at around 80 mph is pretty noticeable so you do have to crank up the tunes a bit if you want to hear any of the lyrics / notes!



Our best driving stretch was from Morganton, NC to Banner Elk, NC. It’s about a ~20 mile stretch of hard left and right turns mixed with long ascents and descents. When you see the squiggly line indicating an S curve ahead, you know to turn your full attention on. Traffic on these mountain roads is minimal – though you have to watch out for the other drivers more than your own driving.

Handling in the FR-S feels so direct and responsive that you can really feel the limits of the car. One of the first things that we will need to change on the car are better tires since the stock Prius tires don’t cut it when driving enthusiastically. After that, we will need just a pep more of power, by possibly adding a new performance air intake system or exhaust system to the FR-S.



We are very satisfied with the performance of the stock Scion FR-S and look forward to more driving experiences. For 2013, we are looking to attend some grassroots drifting events to test out the car in a safe environment.

Keep tuned for more updates and modification reviews in the future!
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good video Spencer
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^^ Haha, actually watched that last night. They dog on the 370Z

Throwing the Cayman S in there is a bit odd to me since in the states, it's not in the same price bracket at ALL. However, I guess it's all about the driving feeling, and the Cayman S is another good example of a fun to drive car.


Edit: The presenter in that video has a good point - every time I drive the car there is always a rush of excitement. Feeling the edge and that "risky but in control" feeling is awesome :D :D
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Chris Harris speaks the truth! I love his description on how the car makes you work for the power, in the end, its more rewarding.
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Chris Harris is my new idol!
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:47 PM
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Should make a separate thread for the Chris Harris vid. I've seen it too. Good stuff.
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Installed the first set of Quilted seat covers for the Scion FR-S in the USA! We love em and it matches our Hot Lava color so well.



They can be purchased here in many colors:
http://www.beangarage.com/scion-fr-s...rs-scion-fr-s/
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Looking forward to wheels, tires, suspension upgrades.
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Same here!!!
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More pics uploaded of our Clazzio Quilted seat covers : Only $360 for the full set and can be purchased here:

http://www.beangarage.com/scion-fr-s...rs-scion-fr-s/
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There are dudes in the midwest out here drifting these things in bone stock form already. Pretty cool!
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^^ Nice, yeah it's definitely possible, especially with the slippery tires it comes with! :D The balance of the car is unreal, I love it! Our's is equipped with a Lazy Rocket edition "You Like This" sticker, BTW!
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Yea, the guys out here say is actually handles great in stock form but it could obviously be better.

Bean Garage x Lazy Rocket
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Love your FRS cant wait to see what you do with it!
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great color! i think its going to be rare in couple years
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