FB Update: Ings+1 for 86/FR-S and BRZ

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Ings+1 kit for 86 FR-S BRZ

The new Ings+1 kit for the 86/FR-S and BRZ. What do you guys think?

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Customer Car: Eric’s Top Secret Gold GDB Impreza STi

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Here’s a little blast from the past to give a little insight into what we were up to 6 years ago (back in 2005). I often like to look back at cars that I’ve had a hand in creating and to see how they stand up over time. It is my primary goal with all of my creative involvement in all projects to help create something as timeless as possible, so this reflection back is important in my study of what works and what does not.  (To see what I would change 6 years later, see the bottom of the post.)

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This STi was owned by a great and passionate Impreza owner named Eric. What we helped him create ended up being one of our first magazine covers and one of our first complete looking demo cars. The results made me so proud that I sent a copy of the magazine to my mom!

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We were fortunate with the fact that Eric had big dreams and came to us for our involvement with the desire and means to allow us to get it done. At the time we were promoting specific brands aggressively that we believed in and you can tell our involvement with representing Top Secret and Varis when looking at this car. The car sports authentic Top Secret gold paint on top of what was at the time the full Varis catalog of aero parts (in 2005 we were already Top Secret USA and we had recently begun being Varis USA).

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Back then as well as now, I loved every angle of the car except the rear. In my opinion the rear looked incomplete with the Varis carbon trunk but no wing or diffuser. Also of course I always wanted to see an Amuse exhaust on there to finish it off. Although we did not have the wing on in time for the magazine shoot, you can see in the picture above my good friend and past Bulletproof comrade Roo testing out the look of an Ings+1 wing. I had this seemingly crazy idea at the time to make an Ings+1 Z-Power low mount wing for a 350Z fit the Impreza (it was my favorite wing of the time).

The car ultimately was sold from Eric to a new owner shortly after the completion of it and the magazine cover feature. At the time of the magazine shoot the motor was putting out 520 HP to the wheels! The car also had full carbon fiber interior conversion and limited edition JDM Recaro Tomcat seats.

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If I could do it again today I’d change:

+20mm one-off blister front fenders

more aggressive and concave offset wheels in 18″ (The car already had these wheels when it came to me)

Varis Euro wing

Top Secret R34 rear diffuser with kevlar vortex generators

Amuse exhaust (I never had a say in the exhaust in the car or I would have suggested Amuse back then)

Keys steering wheel (I had nothing to do with the wheel in this car or I would have suggested Keys or Top Secret back then)

different graphics

Craftsquare mirrors

I still love everything else just like I did back then.

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Customer Car – Steve’s 350Z

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Steve's 350Z Cherry Blossom Carbon Hood

I can’t lie, I really feel that we have the most awesome customers…I see pictures like this from our client Steve and I just feel joy for having had the chance to participate in this project.

This is one of the most beautiful uses of Japanese culture/air brushing I’ve seen. It doesn’t hurt one bit that it’s done on an Ings+1 carbon fiber type 2 hood!

I commend Steve for his taste and execution on this, unfortunately all too often people try and fail at similar tasks. Steve kept it classy and perfected what he set out to do with this hood/fender air brush job.

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Check out that nice execution of how it drips over onto the fender. This is a beautiful thing.

Steve's 350Z Cherry Blossom Carbon Hood

Steve’s car like most of ours is still a continual work in progress. I think he’s doing great.

PS – Respect goes to Corey Meints of South Dakota who did the airbrushing job on this.

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New Ings+1 Porsche 997 GT3 Aero Kit

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Ings+1 Porsche 997 GT3 Aero Kit

The 997 GT3 is already a beautiful car, but Ings+1 hit a home run with the new front profile of this one. Check out that new front bumper design of theirs with the optional brake duct guides and canards!

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Ings has come out with a full comprehensive kit including a kevlar front bumper, kevlar side skirts, kevlar rear bumper, a dry carbon wing, and a whole host of optional parts for the front bumper.

I cant say much for the rear, but the front bumper is pure perfection from where I’m sitting. Expect Porsche prices on this one, especially with Kevlar being the only choice in materials for the main parts. These are some true racing parts right here.

If anyone is interested, we’re an Ings distributor and happy to help anyone get their hands on these. I personally would love to see that front end on a street car.

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New Ings+1 Kit for Evo X

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Ings Evo X

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