2013 Scion FR-S: Autocross Prep
November 26, 2012
Last Wednesday, the Edmunds HQ closed early for the Turkey Day holiday. I figured that'd be my chance to get into our shop to get the Scion ready for the Black Friday autocross.
The first order of business was to swap the new wheels and tires out for the originals. This was done so we could compare stock vs. stock setups between the Focus ST and the FR-S. It also gave me a chance to get a little hoonage going.
By the way, what a luxury it is to have a Craftsman compressor and impact wrench at our disposal!
Just a side by-side comparison of old and new should be an indication of the performance gap. I'll be posting more on the autocross itself shortly as I get back into the work mindset after my gravy-induced coma.
In the meantime, think about this: In a minute-long autocross, how many seconds do you think the new and stickier tires are worth on track?
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 9,140 miles