The owner of this red 2013 Scion FR-S approached us with a request to enhance the looks and performance of his vehicle through a new set of wheels and tires. Enhanced looks with the performance to match it up is what Velocity Factor specializes. This is form and function working in unison. To give this FR-S a more aggressive look, a set of matte grey Rays 57 Xtreme was chosen. The matte grey finish contrast the red exterior of the FR-S quite well. To match the performance requirements of the FR-S owner, we selected a set of Toyo Proxes T1 Sport. These are Ultra High Performance Summer tires, perfect for the South Florida weather.
Factory wheels on the FR-S are 17″ in diameter and they come shod with tires that are not entirely matched to the potential the FR-S chassis has to offer. All four factory wheels and tires are of the same size. For this build, we selected to opt for a 19″ wheel size on a staggered wheel/tire configuration. A staggered configuration means that the front and rear wheels and tires are not the same size. On this Scion, both rear wheels and tires are slightly wider than in front. A staggered set of wheels and tires enhance stability under all conditions on rear wheel drive sports cars like this Scion. The Scion factory 17″ wheels weight 20.8 lbs each. In comparison, the 19″ wheels installed on this FR-S are 21 lbs front and 22 lbs rear. The interesting fact is that despite their size (19″ X 8.5″ wheels in front and 19″ X 9.5″ in rear), the weight increase is minimal considering the size of the wheels and the performance advantage this FR-S gained with this upgrade. This is a true testament of the lightweight materials used to manufacture Rays wheels. This is the reason Velocity Factor has been an authorized Rays wheels distributor for years. The Toyo Proxes T1 Sport in sizes 225/35 ZR 19 front and 255/30 ZR 19 rear were installed to match the aggressive looks of the Rays wheels. Better looks, better performance. Win-Win for this FR-S and its owner.
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