Never Enough Carbon: Craft Square GT Mirrors

One of my last shipments for the FRS finally came in! I’ve kind of been looking for these since early Summer this year but have never really jumped on any opportunity. Every time I inquired about it, there was anywhere from 5-10 months of a wait time and I really didn’t want to wait. Waiting 3-4 months for wheels is long enough, and I couldn’t really convince myself to wait almost a year for just mirrors…

Fast forward to the beginning of December and Reggie messaged me to let me know that there was a guy selling a few sets and I jumped at the opportunity!

From what I hear, the mirrors are extremely back ordered because each piece is hand assembled  and they take their time in making their parts. Totally understandable and they do look a lot better than the APR mirrors that a lot of people usually resort to when they find out they’re half the price and readily available. I really didn’t want to go down that route… APR puts a bad taste in my mouth for some reason. They are the Rota of the carbon world to me… Albeit, probably not as bad but that’s just how I see them.

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The box. Had to take a pic of the box…

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And a few random shots of the mirrors for those who care

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These are the ones with the optional blue lens which is bad ass as hell lol.

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A few months ago, I was talking to Jackie about mirrors and I almost settled on a set of JUN Auto universal mirrors… I ended up not going that route because a custom base would be needed and that held me back. Jackie also said it looked stupid so I just didn’t do it lol.

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More pics of the weave…

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One last shot. I’ll try to install them tomorrow if it isn’t too cold in the garage… We’ll see. I’ll have pics up soon!

JDM GT86 Rear View Mirror

Yes – this is worth a post because it nets me JDM points, and the more I have, the better.

First off – thanks to Arif over at Country Hills Toyota for snagging this piece for me! Even before I had possession of the FRS, I was shopping for parts all day and if you’re building an FRS, chances are you’ve got a few or many JDM pieces on your shopping list. It might not be that high on the list, but it’s on there nonetheless and I was stoked when Arif texted me to come by after work to come grab it. It’s a post-wedding gift and I know Diana is just excited as I am about it (that’s a lie, but I don’t care).

I posted it on IG, and I joked that Arif and JC sponsored my car because they’re still the only ones that have ever got me parts for my car LOL!

Just some quick pics for you to see the differences for those of you saying “wtf it’s just a rear view mirror”. Well, mirrors and lights get me excited so get used to it.

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The stock piece. Nothing is wrong with it, but if something better is available, then you’ll hate the original part LOL

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A shot of the JDM mirror. ooooo ahhhh

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A shot of the edge of the mirror

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It was as simple as turning the mirror clockwise off, and taking off that metal clip.

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Comparison of the two mirrors. They are slightly different in size – the JDM one is slightly wider and has a better shape with less rounded edges.

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A comparison of the OEM clip on the left and the JDM clip on the right. Don’t be fooled by how I’m holding them – they are exactly the same size. Why did I even bother switching it out? Because now I can say I have a JDM clip behind the JDM mirror… More cool points!!!!

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Voila! It already looks better

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Another shot of the edge.

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And one last shot further out.

You might ask why anyone would care about a frameless mirror? Well I ask why are you such a neg?! Anyways, JDM points ftw. Thanks again, Arif!