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u/thisonewillsurelybef · 3 pointsr/ft86

Let's start by saying car covers are a pain in the ass for daily use, the car has to be perfectly clean to prevent it from scratching and it just doesn't work that way unless the car is washed every couple of days.

Instead I'd just wash 1 or 2 times a week, and get a gallon-size of Meguiar's spray wax and Last Touch, because you know you'll be in a constant battle against certain elements, might as well stock up (and you save like 50% just buying in bulk this way). In fact I recommend checking out their entire detailer line because you're going to go through a lot of soaps, waxes, etc. Their gallon of shampoo plus for $20 is a great start. And you can find deals like 3-packs of their supreme shine towels for $6 as an amazon add-on item if you're a prime customer.

I just buy all their gallon sized stuff and then reuse my old bottles of spray wax, detailers spray, glass cleaner, wheel bottles, etc. Saves me lots of money, like the difference between $100 now or a couple hundred by next year. For instance their gallon size of glass cleaner is probably enough to set you straight on that for a few years, dilutes 10-1 with distilled water. That's 10 gallons of glass cleaner, put that in an old windex bottle and never run out!

Also the Chemical Guy's bucket kit was a pretty amazing deal and necessary if you're going to use coin-wash bays. However the mitt included is a bit rough, so instead I use a meguiar's microfiber mitt as its the softest I've found so far. The paint on this car is very soft so it's important to use the softest products possible on the paint.

An Invisible Glass Reach and Clean tool has worked out great for cleaning the interior glass and keeping it from fogging up. Great item to have.

And a bird poop tip, keep a plastic container with microfibers, a bottle of water, and a bottle of last touch / spray wax mix in the trunk or behind passenger seat. If a bird hits the car, just soak microfiber with water, apply for 30 seconds, and then clean with the detailer spray / spray wax.

To prevent corrosion, you're going to want to clean deep into the wheel wells and stuff with dedicated brushes and mitts, and then use an anti corrosion product (I ordered some ACF-50 spray recently, getting it in the mail today probably) . You're going to want to check crevices for salt buildup, it can happen on some of the window trim parts, so it might be necessary to remove them and clean them out if it starts to rust underneath. You might want to use dabs of silicone stuff to prevent water and salt from corroding these spots. There are a few posts about corrosion of FT86club forums so read up on them. Also your cabin air filter, leaves and bugs like to get in your cabin air filter and make things nasty. You can easily check / service this yourself, its behind the glove box.

For maintenance, I would NOT go past 5000 miles on an oil change, and be choosy where you take your oil changes. The car likes running on fresh oil period. Buy a 5 pack of oem oil filters and oem crush washers to keep yourself straight for awhile, saves money and time. Or also a fumoto oil valve can save even more effort, as a DIY'er it made my oil changes the easiest thing to do. Check your tire pressure constantly, because a decrease in pressure will make the car drive like crap and will wear your tires out quickly.

Your 60k mile maintenance or therabouts is an important interval. Needs stuff done like spark plug changes, and probably checking the clutch throwout bearing to see if it has become worn. These are expensive and labor intensive, expect a $1000 bill.

u/AOLFreeTrial · 1 pointr/ft86

If you want it to be easy as possible, you can use one of these (and you'll need to pick up a maestro sw or rr):


That covers the steering wheel controls and camera, antenna amp, and factory amp. You'll need to add a pin and wire on the harness (it's included) to power up the factory amp and door speakers. Also, ignore the instructions included on the two 5-pin connectors - just connect the two on the harness together if it's not shipped as such. If you want to try to keep costs down and make your own, you'll need to wire in a voltage converter for the camera power feed.

You'll also need the standard Toyota harness for the rest of the speakers. You can use one of AutoHarnessHouse direct connect Pioneer ones, or just make your own a little cheaper. I believe this is the part, but please double check - I don't have the part number handy right now (You can actually get these at Best Buy, it's in their computer system):


For the 4500, I also recommend either wiring up their GPS antenna, or just using an adapter for the OEM one (I went this route just to keep things clean). This pack contains the correct adapter (it's the one with the bright green end, maybe you can find it standalone cheaper):


If you don't hook up the GPS antenna, the head unit will throw up an error message every time you start up a navigation app in AndroidAuto (it'll still work, it's just annoying).

Lastly, don't forget an antenna adapter and (optionally the OEM USB port adapter cable). I opted not to use the USB port since I have a high speed charger that uses a 12v socket. Same as above, please double check this to make sure it is the right one, but here's what the antenna adapter looks like:

You'll need to wire in the blue wire to power the antenna amp. Don't hook it up to a constant 12v feed (yello), either use a switched feed, or wire it to the matching blue feed on the back of the harness (it's the one that feeds out of the two pins jumped together by a blue wire).


Sorry I can't be 100% on the last couple of adapters - if you have trouble confirming feel free to DM me and I will be happy to check when I get home from work, I kept the packaging for later reference, and again, Best Buy does have these in their computer, so even if your local one doesn't carry them, they should at least be able to give you the part number.

u/iPhantasy · 2 pointsr/ft86

There are 3 different connectors that you'll have to hook up to the connector that comes with the head unit that plugs into the head unit itself. The other 3 connectors are VERY easy to install. 0 electrical engineering education, but common sense and the color coded instructions on the back of the packaging explains all you need to know.

Radio Antenna harness

Main connection (two main connectors that came out of the factory head unit)

USB Connector (if your car came with usb at the bottom right of the center console)

Should mention that the stock AUX connection won't function. You will have to run an extension from the back of the head unit to somewhere in your car. I routed mine to the left side of the passenger seat held up by this thing.

I don't use the microphone for bluetooth so that's not connected. I don't plan on using my head unit for displaying for any video sources so I didn't bother hooking up the hand brake bypass. The GPS antenna I just stuck to some metal plate that was inside the head unit cavity (pretty strong magnet and pretty accurate).

You may want to pick up a bracket like this. to fill in the rest of the head unit cavity along the sides. I'm not too sure if this is the exact one for the head unit. Crutchfield automatically told me what parts I would need to completely setup the head unit including the bracket and connectors. I couldn't find yours on the site so I can't tell you exactly which bracket to get. They're both Pioneer head units so it's worth a try. The bracket is a generic bracket made for most Toyota cavities to support double DIN sized head units. I had to do some slight Dremel work to get everything to line up with the stock mounting bracket. A solid afternoon with everything and I was set by the end of the day.

I had to contact OEM Audio Plus about how to get power to their amplifier because they have a replacement harness for the stock harness. But that's information that doesn't pertain to you unless you own their system with a subwoofer.

Tl;dr: Links 1-3 are what you need to connect everything. Link 4 is some random accessory I bought that happened to work things out. Link 5 is a bracket adapter to the stock bracket. Last link is the site that showed me all the stuff I needed and I just looked them all up on Amazon.

u/Bowflex_Freddy · 7 pointsr/ft86

Probably possible. Not sure if it would be worth it. A dash cam with motion detection and an additional battery might be enough to ease you worries. I had one installed and it makes me feel a little better.

These were taken from

Best cam recommendations

Best value:

u/MrTissues · 2 pointsr/ft86

Oh wow thats great. I had no idea it was that strong. I will probably plastidip my wheels a matte black color to go with my white BRZ. Should look good!

Never use a bristle brush on my wheels, just a microfiber mitt.

u/OldSchool9690 · 1 pointr/ft86

Not a prob. I think they're all pretty much the same formula but this is the popular one. Great stuff

u/chrizbreck · 2 pointsr/ft86

Black Housing Brake Streak Signal LED Tail Light Unit Scion Frs/Subaru Brz

I feel like they should have an actual name and if anyone can find me an actual link apart from amazon I'd love to know. But I got mine off amazon for like 220ish.

u/fictionthatspulp · 1 pointr/ft86

Griot's Garage would be my go to general interior cleaner. Virtually no odor, no residue and cleans phenomenally.

Chemical Guys make a decent product as well. I wouldn't say it's an as effective cleaner as Griot's but does offer UV protection. CG's cleaner does have a fruity smell (fades after a few hours) and is colored as well.

Haven't had to use it in the BRZ (thankfully) but in past cars and friends, for the suuuuper filthy or large stains, Tuff Stuff's Foam Cleaner is a go to.

Other than that, compressed air for the nooks and crannies.

u/ErusSenex · 1 pointr/ft86

I got these for mine. They're great and definitely cheaper.

3D MAXpider Front Row Custom Fit All-Weather Floor Mat for Select Scion FR-S Models - Kagu Rubber (Black)

u/KW1Xan · 1 pointr/ft86

Well I would love a head unit that actually interfaced with my phone. Im hoping Apple and Pioneer will do the new siri and appleTVish head unit that should be in some cars by next year.

I bought this awesome car mount and it works great...who even uses CDs anymore

u/QuickStopRandal · 2 pointsr/ft86

First off, get this phone mount instead. If you have a phone (which means you have bluetooth and AUX at your disposal), you don't need the CD player. It works wonderfully and makes it feel built-in to the car.

Otherwise, just keep a phone charge cable around.

If you actually want to talk mods, some people have installed backup cameras and integrated radar detectors (that mount to the front of the car), so those would make things better.

u/AFewBricksShy · 1 pointr/ft86

I use this:
Instead of mounting it in the cd player like it is supposed to, I put it in the upper gap between the head unit and the trim piece. It works out pretty well.

u/funbob · 6 pointsr/ft86

I use a Scosche MagicMount.

I stick it to the passenger side dash. It sticks firmly and hasn't fallen off and the magnets are strong enough to hold the phone very securely. Obviously this won't work if you have a 17+ with a fuzzy dash, but I like this mounting position because it keeps the phone from interfering with the radio and HVAC controls and the cockpit is snug enough that reach is not a problem. It's also a convenient location to run a charge cable from the glovebox 12V.

u/battlerobot · 1 pointr/ft86

Are you talking about the adapter for the headunit? When I did the install on my sister's FR-S I used this harness
But I've also heard good things about SVXDC
who is very popular on NASIOC

u/mpressive36 · 5 pointsr/ft86

I highly recommend getting a dashcam so you don't have to make any guesses whose fault it is.

I currently use a Rexing V1 dash cam and it has been great.

As for the power hookup in my WRX, I use this fuse hook up kit. For the FT86 cars though, they have a hidden cig lighter in the glove box compartment. You could route your power cable to make it hidden that way as well.

u/Dopey411 · 2 pointsr/ft86

So I just bought a set of JDM Tom's taillights used from the forums and they came without the relay. Can I install them without the relay? Or should I just wait until I buy one. Also, is there a specific kind I have to get for Tom's taillights? Or will one like this work?

As always, thanks for doing these Mike!

u/Brz_PDX · 1 pointr/ft86

I got this usb harness and these things to get it to work. Plug and play harness. Excellent unit. Never realized how good the stock speakers in this car were, until I got a new headunit.

AXXESS AX-TOYUSB - USB-Auxilliary...

Metra 40-LX11 Antenna Adaptor...

And the beatsonic bh-1 harness kit

u/roor1337 · 2 pointsr/ft86

I have this for mine. Works great. I had a smaller one that would droop due to vibrations but this one has an adjustment screw. I wish it could move a bit more but some sanding would fix that

u/Lt_Pickle · 1 pointr/ft86

I would reccommend this one. I use it in mine and it is amazing and out of the way. Never had one problem with it.

u/LowBatteryLife · 1 pointr/ft86

Do yourself a favor and get a reverse harness set from something like Metra. It'll break out the connections into bare wires in fairly standard color coding. Yellow is hot +12V, Red is switched +12V, Black is Ground, Blue is amp +12V, etc.

Metra Harness Set

Antenna Adapter

u/raceman95 · 3 pointsr/ft86

Catback with diffuser - 450

Flossy knob - 120

Smoked side markers - 30 (Markers: 25+5 for amber bulbs)

Swede dash wrap - 70


Total: $670

other junk:
$24 - mini repair kit and some metric wrench sockets.
$10 - digital tire gauge.
$30 - tire pump that runs on the cigarette lighter and fits under the mat with the spare tire.
$30 - a jug of Subie Super Coolant.
$17 - a phone mount (don't recommend it)

Stuff I dont care to price out:

  • Extra phone cables
  • Pack of microfiber towels.


    On the list to come:

  • Smoked Valentis with red light bar
  • Matching smoked Valenti 4th light
  • Rays Gramlights 57Xtremes 17x9 in black
  • 245/40/17 AS3 or similar tires for the new wheels

u/redditisbadforme · 3 pointsr/ft86

I just bought one of these and put it together last weekend. I bought this adapter off (and the camera) Amazon:

The camera's field of view is a little weird. Installed on the recommended spot, I have trouble seeing all of my right side. It's still great though, and you should be using your mirrors anyways.

u/monsterspeed · 5 pointsr/ft86

Mountek nGroove Grip. It goes into your CD slot and a little flap opens up to remain there very solidly. It's more stable than a suction cup and the quality is pretty good too. Only downside is you can't listen to CDs while your phone is mounted, but I haven't listened to a CD in almost 2 years.

u/killboydotcom · 2 pointsr/ft86

One option you may consider is using your cell phone as a dash cam. There are several apps out there, for instance:

and you can use a mount like this:

One shortcoming of most phones' built-in cameras is that they are not very wide-angle, like most of those dash cams.

Another option is the Garmin Virb Elite action camera. It has built-in GPS (and cool data logging) so it can be setup to auto start/stop recording when you start moving, and loop recording lets it record indefinitely as long as it has power, overwriting the oldest data as needed.

u/bazfoobar · 1 pointr/ft86

The blue stuff is premixed 50/50 with distilled water so you're fine. Here's a link on Amazon but you can just grab it from the local dealer as well.

Here's the Toyota version they use for the FR-S/GT86:

u/gcranston · 1 pointr/ft86

1/8 in. 1/4 in. red pinstripe from Amazon. I may redo it. Two lessons I learned:

  1. wait until it's warmer or heat a bit with a hairdryer to work around the corners. It broke and I lapped the new piece a bit. From up close, I can tell.
  2. take a really sharp utility knife and trim the edge all along the grille. The pinstripe is slightly wider than the lip on which you're applying it and trimming it flush made it look a lot better.

    Might be better buying the pre-cut stripe from FT86SF, but all in all the red chin and the side markers took less than half an hour.

    Edit: Apparently it was 1/4 in.
u/apexhunter2 · 1 pointr/ft86

I use this CD slot mount. It's worked well for me and even held up on track days.

u/protoformx · 1 pointr/ft86

Most likely hyperlink. I have these and had to get a blinker relay to fix it. Non sequential mode works just fine without it, it's just the sequential mode doesn't pull enough current.

iJDMTOY 8-Pin 81980-50030 066500-4650 Electronic LED Flasher Assy Relay Fix For Lexus Scion or Toyota LED Turn Signal Light Bulbs

u/wtfCake · 2 pointsr/ft86

Personally I picked up one of these. A bit on the heavy side, but I mean it immediately pays off. Literally plug it in, hit summer/winter button, and you're done.

u/scuba_steve94 · 2 pointsr/ft86

This reverse harness made it all plug-n-play. Only thing I had to do was solder the cable providing power to the camera to the harness.

u/gewdgewd · 6 pointsr/ft86

Get an OBDII reader and the Torque app and see which code it is. Then look up the code and it'll tell you what happened.

Or a standalone OBDII reader.

u/DevanteWeary · 1 pointr/ft86

I use this:

and this:

in the corner of my windshield. Might be an alternative for you.

I'm in California by the way.

u/MikeMont86 · 1 pointr/ft86 Use prime shipping/ get rush delivery. Still probably cheaper than whatever the dealer is charging.

u/Dangy_D · 2 pointsr/ft86

Might be the pro series, I'm not really sure. It's really similar to the one you just posted, except it has a more adjustable mounting platform.

Edit: it's this one

u/emedicator · 1 pointr/ft86

If that is the level immediately after you've been driving it for an hour, it does seem your car has lost coolant abnormally quickly for just 5k miles. Before topping it off, I would bring it by the dealership so they can check for leaks. As long as your reservoir isn't bone-dry, you're not going to be in danger of running low on coolant.

In terms of topping off the coolant, be sure to use Subaru Super Blue coolant ( Mixing with another formulation (color) will decrease its lifespan. Just pour into the reservoir tank you see in your picture.

u/sfw_reddit · 3 pointsr/ft86

This is what I use:


Note: Risk to break into your CD Player (Rare) or just drop

u/SherlockCmbs · 2 pointsr/ft86

For general functionality of the head unit you just need Metra 70-1761 Radio Wiring... this is what i use in my 2014 brz and the metra usb adapter. I had the pac from a prewired harness from crutchfield but it was annoying.