View Full Version : The white subaru/toyota/lexus thing

9th January 2013, 03:16 AM
So after waiting 6months+ (placing order on 11th June - 1 week after pricing and 1 week before official release) I picked up my 37J GTS 6mt on 21st December. Best Christmas present EVER!

Tracked the boat and watched it dock (was off sick from work so had nothing better to do haha):

That same weekend went on a cruise to freo and found it:

5 days later (including a very well planned fremantle port strike) Delivered to me Dock Fresh:

Just fitted in the garage with the tezza:

Didn't have time to wash or drive it really until the Sunday:

Then fitted the rear diffuser (first piece of the puzzle)

Then took it for a drive and got the compulsory 86km photo :P

Mods so far:
Red TRD sound changer
Aero kit diffuser
Satnav start up screen (cuz it's rad)

Future mods
5AD rear lip spoiler
TRD door stabalisers
Cusco front strut brace with bms
Beatrush rear strut brace (mounts invisible under boot mat - flat floor is usable)
Chargespeed or similar lower skirts (front, side and rear pods)
Eibach Pro kit springs (pickup in next few days)
Rays Gram Light 57Xtreme 18x8.5+33 18x9.5+40 (or just 18x9.5 all around)
Airaid MXP intake kit
Some sort of catback system
Probably some window tint cause no window tint in summer sucks...

Post warranty:
Mechanical lsd
Twinscrew charger.... :)

More pics to come

9th January 2013, 03:20 AM
Got my oil filters from subaru since they are half the price for the same reboxed filter at toyota. $17 vs $35....

Don't forget the sump washer/gasket (seem to be a crush ring type).

Somewhat current km reading :)

9th January 2013, 03:39 AM
Some pics from hills run:

And a random drive somewhere at night:

9th January 2013, 12:17 PM
There seams to be quite a few in WA...

I bet the wait was worth it and thanks for the good tip on the filters being half price of the Toyota item..

9th January 2013, 02:06 PM
Nice, I didn't know they were selling TRD door stabilizers separate?
On another note I can't see for the life of me why the owner of the blue GT86 would
Do the lip and skirts a different colour, it makes it look tacky IMO

9th January 2013, 02:23 PM
My guess would be he had just received them and fitted them whilst waiting to arrange paint

9th January 2013, 02:35 PM
I've seen it like that for a while, so I assumed that was the look he was going for.

9th January 2013, 06:23 PM
Was literally just a guess, you may well be right!

9th January 2013, 09:11 PM
His car is getting wrapped fyi ;) Kit is the 5ad thing in 37J pearl white

15th January 2013, 01:09 AM
Got these the other day... now need some wheels to make use of them :)

~1" drop and marginally stiffer


And my dash mat arrived....mad!

31st January 2013, 10:38 PM
The HTAutos rear skirts arrived from the UK today so threw them on quickly (took 3minutes). Has 4 holes but only needs the two factory clips to keep it in place firmly. Compliments the aero kit diffuser thingo :)


My Beatrush brake stopper arrived on Tuesday so while I was in the mood for fitting things I smashed that on :P

Contemplating TRD front and side skirts...

1st February 2013, 01:09 AM
Go the full kit :p

29th March 2013, 05:26 PM
A little update....


Wheels are next....

30th March 2013, 03:37 AM
Now that looks the business :)

8th August 2013, 10:59 PM
Small update with some recent pictures of my car...

http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/1/1/0/510915.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_9005_zpsf79ea462.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/1/1/0/510916.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_9003_zpsbba50d58.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/1/1/0/510917.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_9002_zps98da1308.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/1/1/0/510918.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_9001_zps31aaf30b.jpg.html)

What has changed:
-RS*R Sports-i Coilovers (Approx 40mm lower)
-Work Emotion XD9 18x9 +38 front 18x10 +38 rear
-TOM'S tail lights
-TRD door stabalisers
-TRD start button (+500hp)
-Beatrush BMS
-ScanguageII (oil and water temp)

Looking at Perrin catback exhaust (2.5" unresonated) or ARK dts/grip cbe with test/front pipe... Just got to decide which (probably will be the perrin)

8th August 2013, 11:28 PM
So damn hot!

8th August 2013, 11:46 PM
Fuck that looks sick.

Those tailights shit on the stock ones, such a clean design!

9th August 2013, 10:00 PM
yeah that's pretty good. also lol'd at old mate scissor doors

10th August 2013, 07:47 PM
This is perfect!:) well done! Any interior shots?

24th August 2013, 03:45 PM
Go find the footage on the news of you hooning or something and post it up here.

25th August 2013, 04:38 AM
I don't know what you're talking about.... No such actions ken!

Keep that shit off the street, except for looking bawler!

28th August 2013, 01:23 AM
Ken's right! Your a world famous hoon! Almost as famous as the fiesta that is the display frame of the video!

28th August 2013, 04:51 PM
Ken's right! Your a world famous hoon! Almost as famous as the fiesta that is the display frame of the video!

Can never be as famous as that fiesta :(

R&D Mechanical
5th September 2013, 02:43 PM
Looks awesome! Where did you get he taillights from and how much?

6th September 2013, 01:14 AM
Looks awesome! Where did you get he taillights from and how much?

Cheers Davey!

Lights were a smidge under $500 but you can get them for as little as $360 if you jump on the right group buy (ave price is around $400 from an aus distributor). I got mine directly from TOM's off rakuten global :)

19th November 2013, 02:30 AM
So I'm approaching 10,000km and so far all is good (kinda - rear deck clicking/popping and rear seat clicking depending on how hot it is outside). A lot has changed in the 11months I've owned it, but it still puts a smile on my face every time I get in :)

A few weeks back was Toyotas in the Park in which I used the opportunity to get some pictures taken (I should actually buy a decent camera one of these days). Not much had changed (except I got rid of a Toyota badge).
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515823.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/10572998086_c4f7fd30dd_o_zps0fabec83.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515824.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/10852979406_d83f2d3ec2_o_zpsaa36a2a6.jpg.html)

Current update (as of Friday) I put my new Enkei RPF1 in 17x9 +35 on the car. Went for 235/45 R17 because it's a common size and easy to get in a variety of flavours.
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515825.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_0787_zps353e4a01.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515826.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_0789_zps97714694.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515827.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_0791_zps7d768087.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515828.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_0792_zps0556140a.jpg.html)
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515829.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_0795_zps771d334c.jpg.html)

I've still got the XD9's, I'll put them on the car when I feel like it. It drives a lot better with the RPF1 though, doesn't feel like im dragging a boat anchor behind me anymore (downside of 10" wide rears).

Next update might be on Exhaust (Kakimoto Regu.06&R - if I obtain one) or Audio (which probably isn't of much importance :P)

R&D Mechanical
19th November 2013, 02:43 AM
Looks so good Tom! Have you changed your oil yet? We are going to do ours at 1000km. Interested to see how the exhaust goes. Still undecided what we wanna put in my wifes car, keep updating this thread and keep it up!

19th November 2013, 03:05 AM
Cheers :)

I've had the oil changed 3 times now (once by the dealer - played footage back from the dash cam). Did one not long after the first inspection (5w 30 and genuine subaru filter), another at 5000km followed by the dealer last month (with 0W-20).

This is what toyota gave me as a loan car :/
http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/dcimages/515839.jpg (http://s207.photobucket.com/user/Nikkojoe/media/ZN6/IMG_0756_zps42f4a4bb.jpg.html)

If I dont end up getting the kakimoto i'll most likely go for the perrin unresonated system although I may be tempted by the xForce 2.5" system now available.