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TRD Rear Trunk Spoiler

TRD Rear Trunk Spoiler Installed

I really like the look of the TRD Spoiler in the pictures that I saw of it.  And I like that it’s basically a factory upgrade.  So, I decided to order one from the same place I bought my authentic TRD Rear Spoiler for my MR2 Spyder quite a few years ago, Japan Parts.  Not only was the service excellent, but it was cheaper (Shipped Total) than anywhere I saw locally (including eBay) by at least $90.

Since I had my car Opti-Coated by Garry Dean, creator of Infinite Use Detail Juice, I drove the spoiler up to Tampa to have the same great treatment done to the Spoiler as well.  Then, I installed it the following weekend.  Below are some Pictures and more info related to the installation. Read more

TRD Intake

TRD Intake Installed

It all started out with me wanting to replace my AFE Dryflow drop-in filter to do some general maintenance on the FR-S since I’ve had it a year now. Well, after reading through lots and lots of posts and articles, I decided on the TRD Intake.

It has a straight back intake tube design with a HUGE filter area and completely eliminates the sound generator nonsense that’s in the car. The stock snorkel for cold air is used to maintain consistent air pressure while the large box really lets it flow into the tube. I like how it looks and you can feel a bit of performance gain on the butt-dyno. I would suspect the largest gains are lower in the RPM band (which is where this car is seriously lacking power). Read more

Reverse Camera and Swapped HU

When I bought my FR-S, I got the BeSpoke radio upgrade based on the features that it promised and the extra output power.  However, in order for any of the features to work, you had to have an iPhone (Not just a smart phone, but an actual iPhone 4 at a minimum).  What you’re left with is a radio with a touch screen that only has GPS navigation if you plug your phone into it and run the BeSpoke app.

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