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2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited September 2014 in Scion

image2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

Edmunds conducts a Long-Term Test of the 2013 Scion FR-S and goes on a road trip to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and learns the limits of stock brakes.

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  • Did you record lap time?
  • Good job putting the long term blog back to how it should be! Now you just need to put the comments on the same page as the article and it will be perfect. I don't know why you changed it in the first place.
  • please, do the upgrade before you guys waste yourselves
  • Thanks for including the links to the previous track day posts. Along with the updated (retro?) format this place just got a lot easier to use. I feel properly vindicated for sticking around through the transition.

    Personally (and I think supported by your experience) I'd put brakes on top of the priority list for modification before a track day. So long as stock tires have life left in them you'll be OK, if not fast, but stock brakes just won't put up with a track day. But the need for that kind of prep on a daily driver is why I'm sticking with karting for now. That and actual wheel-to-wheel racing versus just going for lap times.
  • C&D had the same experience with the OEM brakes. Here's one, admittedly top-of-the-line, solution: http://www.essexparts.com/shop/complete-brake-systems/competition-brake-systems/essex-competition-brake-system-sprint-brz-frs-gt86.html.

    I use an almost identical set in a race car, and they plain flat work in the sort of no-muss, no-fuss way brakes need to when you're on the track.
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