2013 Scion FR-S: Not Faking the Funk
February 28, 2013
I love the wheels on our 2013 Scion FR-S. The Volk Racing TE37SLs and the Yokohama Advan ADO8 tires that they're wrapped in are two of my favorite aftermarket products. The ADO8s are a little loud and will wear down quicker than the stock tires on daily commutes, but they're sticky and I'm on board with that. There is something, however, that I can't stand about these wheels.
I hate the massive stickers on the wheels.
There are probably a hundred knock-off copies of the TE37s on the market. Most of the copies are made with inferior processes and materials which make them heavier and more prone to failure. We wanted strong, lightweight wheels, so we got the real deal.
The authentic wheels however, come with giant stickers that I think are hideous (even though they color-match the car). You could likely fake the stickers as well, but there's no denying they help these authentic wheels stand out in a crowd. No doubt your buddies will be more impressed at a parking lot car meet, but I think the stickers nearly ruin the look of a great wheel.
Also, I imagine it looks pretty funny while the FR-S is rolling along at low speeds, like something got stuck to one of the spokes. What do you think?
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 13,900 miles