Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/6/21 12:17 p.m.
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Forum user ¯\_()_/¯ had a few requirements for their next rally car: a relatively recent build date, decent parts availability, a fixed roof and no forced induction.

What car fit these criteria? A Scion FR-S—specifically, a 2013 model with 50,000 miles.

The plan, then, was as follows:

  1. Measure/plan/design around what wheels will fit (15s are a must, because rally tires), how much suspension travel we can get (move mounting points?), and things like underbody protection
  2. Fix whatever is going on with the engine
  3. Execute suspension/wheel/brake changes
  4. Rallycross it a lot
  5. Chip away at remaining little things like more underbody protection, lights, any other engine/drivetrain/suspension mods
  6. Rallycross it some more
  7. Cage, safety gear, logbook, stage rally

Fast-forward to a few weeks ago, and the plan turned out well:

At the time of writing this, however, ¯\_()_/¯ explained that the car had been involved in an accident. All occupants are reported as okay, though the FR-S is going to need a new “headlight, fender, door, strut insert, and some quarter panel repair at a minimum.”

While the car repaired, check out the “BRZ Rally Car... Eventually” thread over on the Builds and Project Cars forum to catch up on the whole build process.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/6/21 2:12 p.m.

The good color. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
4/6/21 10:11 p.m.

Not mentioned is that it has been LESS THAN A YEAR since its acquisition, re-engining (twice, if you count the dealership's work), new shock and strut tower fabrication, IS300 rearend installation, roll cage fabrication, logbooking, and first collision.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ PowerDork
4/7/21 7:56 a.m.

Thanks for the signal boost!  If anybody has a line on an orange parts car, I'd be all over it.  It'll be fixed soon, if people could stop driving into me that would be great...

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