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Vinny Nguyen: 2013 Scion FR-S

Vinny Nguyen was always into cars growing up, but he didn't get involved until late 2018. One of his main inspirations to getting this 2013 Scion FR-S was KingsMustRise (AKA Birdy or Randy) from Lost Royalty, which he happened to randomly stumble across on YouTube.

 Nguyen bought the FR-S towards the end of 2018 at his local dealership just before school started.

"It was always a dream of mine to have something that stands out, is unique, and inspires others similar to how I was inspired by one build," Nguyen expresses. It was also a way to express his creativity by using his car. 

YouTube tutorials helped him greatly while building and maintaining the car. A lot of people on the forums also helped as well. "I met a few of my close friends through the forums as well," mentions Nguyen. Other individuals who helped him were people who he looked up to in the local car scene which also motivated him to progress. "Some of those also became great friends of mine today."

The KingsMustRise FR-S inspired him to build his very own FR-S. "I guess it was a foundation for my early modifications, however, throughout time, my visions for the car had differed." Currently, he looks up to people such as @imnotlow, @mallet_frs, @heyhentai and @baonguyen_dc5 on IG for his builds.

The FR-S is his very first build but some could say that the first car he modified can be considered as one. It was a 2008 hand-me-down Nissan Sentra with LED bulbs and window visors.

Owner: Vinny Nguyen
Location: Portland, OR
Vehicle: 2013 Scion FR-S
Horsepower: 175 whp
Club: n/a


Facebook: /vinnyynguyenn
Instagram: @notvinnyy

Photography by @visual.omega, @swpbrz, @almost.phamous, @blurry_boys, @ponyboy.p, @1stQuadrant.

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  • K&N Drop-in Filter 


  • JDL UEL Catless Header
  • HKS Dual Resonated Front Pipe
  • Custom straight pipe to a muffler delete with quad tips

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  • Open Flash Tablet with a Stage 2 Tune 


  • OEM, Automatic Transmission

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  • Work CR2P 18x9 +16
  • Nankang Ns-25 215/35/18 Tires


  • OEM, TRD pads


  • BC Extreme Low Coilovers with 16k Spring Rates
  • Racerx RUCA -4 to -9
  • Stance V2 RLCA

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  • Half White Marble & Half Satin Black 3M Vinyl Wrap
  • Password JDM Carbon Fiber Front Canards (inner)
  • TRD Lip Kit, side skirts, and duckbill
  • GCS V2 Shark Fin Antenna
  • Rexpeed Carbon Fiber Fender Garnishes
  • Window Visors
  • HappyEndings Rear License Cover


  • Morimoto FT86 Headlights with Reflective 3M Striping on the passenger headlight
  • Valenti Sequential Taillights
  • Diode Dynamics Switchback Turn Signals
  • GCS Switchback Side Markers
  • Interior LED Dome Lights

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  • Half White Marble & Half Satin Black 3M Vinyl wrapped trim pieces
  • Aukey Dashcam
  • JDM Tsurikawa Heart Handle


  • Sony XAV-AX1000 Head-unit

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"My favorite modification is my exhaust. I feel like it changes the entire driving experience with all of its pops and bangs."


  • Work Wheels (not sure of model) 18x10.5
  • A new wrap
  • Street Faction Rear Bash Bar with Jack Point
  • ISC or Project Kics 20mm Adapter




  • Darrell's Mufflers (503-771-1863)
  • A&M Tire Co.'s Isiah Willis (503-459-9152)

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