Finally – the one mod that has been on the top of my list before I even purchased the FR-S. When I was looking for a car, I really wanted to get either the 10-series of Monogram but by that time, there were none left or the few that did remain were automatic and in Firestorm Red. Not that anything is wrong with that color, but it just wasn’t for me. At the time, I was given the option of putting a deposit down for the RS 1.0 but there were no details about release date or pricing so I didn’t want to take my chances.
Ever since the day I got my car, I literally looked every day at where/how to get GT86 headlights (yes, pretty much every day) because I hated the look of the stock headlights so much and the GT86 headlights just make such a night and day difference. I even got to the point where I was so desperate in wanting them that I almost got Winjet replicas. Thankfully JC talked me out of it and convinced me to stay true to the original look… So my search continued…
I found some vendors online selling them for a crazy amount of money – and that did not include shipping, our USD to CAD conversion, or the peripheral components like HID bulbs, ballasts, harnesses, etc… By the time it was all said and done, I could have gotten a full body kit.
Enter Arif! You may recall during the summer, he was kind enough to get me a JDM frameless rearview mirror as a wedding gift. Fast forward a little later and after I had finished the Alcantara wrap, he suggested a black button set to match. It was then that he said if I needed anything else, he would try his best to get them for me… Guess what I asked for next? Once Arif confirmed it was all good, he placed the order on Tuesday, estimated that it would take about 2 weeks tops to get here and instead, he gave me Christmas on Friday of the same week. Arif is like the Santa Clause for my FR-S lately and I just wanted to give him a huge, HUGE thanks (again) for bringing these in for me. A lot of people really won’t understand just how stoked I am on these lights and I’m willing to go as far as saying that these are the best thing I’ve ever spent my money on for my car and will probably always will be. I’m a huge lighting fanatic so these are a big deal for me.
Anyway – enough of my babbling… I couldn’t help but take some snaps of them out of the box before they go on the car tomorrow. I’ll keep you all posted!
Those awesome OEM boxes…
A shot of the LED strip for DRL’s
Projector for the HID’s
Undershot of the LED’s
Rear shot of the ballasts
And a straight on shot.
Pictures don’t do these headlights justice… But it’s as good as it gets!