August Featured Car – NorCalGirl’s Scion FR-S

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Sheena Dela Cruz is a tough lady to keep up with, and her Scion/Toyota FR-S is no different.  Other 86DRIVE members have attested to the brisk pace she maintains through the local mountain roads.  That’s right, folks, she’s a DRIVER.  Don’t let the purple-colored Brembo brakes or the neo-chrome lug nuts fool you, this is not merely a show car or garage queen.  Sheena enjoys taking her 6-speed manual transmission-equipped FR-S, nicknamed Crystal, out for drives on the weekends and hitting the twisties with the NorCal 86DRIVE club.  And then turns around and wins trophies at the car shows, like the Best Female Owned FRS award at this year’s Spring NorCal 86 Owners Meet.  She’s also a regular attendee at Moto Miwa’s Dynamic Driving Academy down in Southern California.  In her own words, she is an enthusiast for both ends of the spectrum — the racing world and the show world.  And so her car reflects that dual nature, as a sort of hybrid show but race-capable car.

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It seems like almost every week new parts arrive to go on her car.  The same day after we met up with her to do a photo shoot, she lets us know that her new carbon fiber SEIBON hood has just arrived, and a few days later we feel compelled to meet up again to get even more shots of the car, now sporting the CF hood. (That explains why some of the photos attached have a white hood, and others have the CF hood.)  She explains to us, being auto enthusiasts runs in the family.  Her brother Darrell, who’s also busy building his own Supra project car, helps with the wrenching and provides guidance as to what mods might deliver the best bang-for-the-buck performance.  “He’s the best mechanic I know,” she says.  Their parents are also supportive and encourage them to travel around the state attending every car show and event they can manage to get to.  It truly is a family affair with this NorCalGirl.  “I was going to get the carbon fiber hood painted to match the car as soon as possible, but my mom said she likes the way it looks unpainted,” she tells me. Hey Sheena, are your parents open to adopting another son?  :)

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Rather than going on with more colorful prose about the car’s many facets, I’ll just let the mods list below speak for itself because otherwise I’d be typing all afternoon.  Enjoy the photos, taken by myself and by Jessie (MyRx) aka Mr. Tripod.  If you want to know more about Sheena’s build, she is active on both FT86CLUB and 86FEST forums and maintains her build thread there.  And she’ll be showing her car this weekend at 86FEST, so if you’re going to be there, be sure to stop by and check her Crystal out!  (I’ll be there too. :) )We can’t wait to see what else she has planned for her car – we hear a supercharger is on the to-do list.

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Sheena Dela Cruz’s 2013 Scion FR-S in Whiteout

Engine:

- Invidia N1 exhaust with titanium tips
- PLM Front pipe
- PLM Over pipe
- AEM intake with purple cover
- Hood dampers
- Password JDM Purple engine dress up kit
- Password JDM Purple battery tie down
- Purple engine cover
- Cusco radiator cap
- Cusco oil catch can

 

Transmission:

- Kartboy short shifter
- Kartboy shifter bushing
- Stainless steel braided clutch line
- Whiteline transmission mount

 

Suspension:

- KW V3 Coilovers
- Vorshlag camber plates
- Cusco front strut bar
- ’09 WRX rear sway bar
- Kartboy endlinks
- Cusco rear differential brace
- Cusco trailing arm braces
- Whiteline subframe bushings

 

Exterior:

- Works VS-XX wheels 18×8.5 +38 front and rear
- BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 215/40/18
- Varrstoen NeoChro lugnuts
- 5mm spacers front and rear
- Full Stillen lip kit including roof spoiler
- 7000k HIDs
- LED DRL
- LED dome light
- LED trunk light
- LED rear turn signals
- LED reverse lights
- LED rear foglight
- Custom headlight eyelids
- Switchback LEDs for front turn signals
- JDM clear side markers with LEDs
- JDM foglights with stalk
- White headlight housing
- Window tint
- Beat Sonic shark fin antenna
- Rear diffuser
- Window visors
- Stivo wing
- Toyota badges
- Hella Supertone Horns
- Purple Brembo brakes with stainless steel brake lines
- DBA slotted rotors
- Hawk brake pads for front and rear
- Grimmspeed License plate relocation kit
- custom vanity license plate (NRCL GRL)
- Seibon TS style Carbon Fiber hood

 

Interior:

- Pioneer AppRadio2
- Cup-holder armrest
- Purple/Blue bubble crystal shift knob
- Cusco Spin turn knob
- Coin tray plaque silver with red 86
- Leather and heated seats
- Vanity sun visors with light
- JL Stealthbox subwoofer and amp

 

Hey NorCal 86 owners! Interested in having your car featured as a future car of the month? Email us at info@86drive.com or come out to one of our meets/drives! (We might not be able to accomodate everyone’s requests for photo shoots but we will give priority to 86DRIVE members who come out and meet/drive with us.)

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