OEM+ GT86 Headlights

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!

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Those awesome OEM boxes…

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A shot of the LED strip for DRL’s

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Projector for the HID’s

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Undershot of the LED’s

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Rear shot of the ballasts

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The leveler

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And a straight on shot.

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Pictures don’t do these headlights justice… But it’s as good as it gets!

4 thoughts on “OEM+ GT86 Headlights

  1. Very much in the same boat as you on my preference towards the GT86 headlights! But I’m lost as to where I can find a pair, and oblivious of the costs. Would you be able to give me an insight on how much they costs, and perhaps point me in the right direction to finding them.


    • They are the best headlights, hands down. Quality is top notch.
      As for where to find one – I was in the same boat as you for months. I personally got lucky and I was able to get them through a dealership by having an inside man jump through some hoops. I got them at cost, but it still cost me a pretty penny at $1700CAD for the pair. This includes the ballast, bulb, and everything you need though. You cannot get them at the dealership unless you have a Monogram/RS1.0 VIN.

      I saw a few for sale on the ft86club forums for super cheap – but would require some extra work if they don’t include the ballast and such. This would probably be your best bet – I’ve seen about 5 sets go up on the forums over the last few months.

      Last option would be Nigel-JDM and Evasive Motorsports – they both have them listed on their websites but also at a high cost.

      Hope that helps!

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