The almighty Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. Once Subaru’s biggest rival and now an extinct breed. Back in the day the Lancer Evolution and the Impreza WRX STi were the two names that came to mind when it came to performance cars. Their storied rivalry that lasted a quarter century recently ended when Mitsubishi released the final 2015 year model Lancer Evo X, which looks almost exactly the same as the previous model, dating back 2008.
Though this Mitsubishi is actually the Lancer EVO VIII, the body type is legendary and will always have a place in the hearts of performance enthusiasts. To me, it’s the perfect body to showcase as an itasha car.
We’ve been flooding our social media channels with Subaru WRX content lately to promote our LED daytime running light fog bezel. USDM Subaru cars typically lack in one area or another compared to their JDM counterparts. In the WRX’s case, it’s missing a set of daytime running lights separate from the head light housing. JDM fog bezels come standard with an LED strip light to act as daytime running lights, and from afar really lend itself to the tuner aesthetic of the WRX and WRX STi. But while U.S. market Subaru WRXs lack the complete LED package in the front, they are also lacking in the back end. This is where the 3-in-1 LED rear fog light assembly kit comes in.
Last month, I wrote a blurb touting my admiration for the Lexus IS series as well as its upgradability when it comes to LED lighting. Coming from a Toyota background (my parents have been driving Toyotas for many years and has passed down their RAV4 to me), my adoration for the Lexus IS 250 comes from brand loyalty, the luxury vehicle’s sleek design, and the thought that I can see myself driving a Lexus well into my adulthood. And though I don’t really see myself adding aftermarket parts to it if I do come to own an IS 250, I can’t ignore its upgradability when it comes to JDM style LED fog lights. I discovered some pictures of the JDM style LED fog lights on a Lexus IS 350 that was featured in AutoCon 2016.
Toyota officially scrapped its Scion line in August of last year in response to young adults’ changing attitudes about the Toyota brand as a utilitarian brand for their parents. They have become more and more practical in the past few years. I fall in this demographic and despite being disappointed about the Scion brand being buried, I actually agree with this decision. As a high schooler, I thought Scions were really cool looking but as I grew older I slowly changed my mind about them; I didn’t see myself driving a Scion for too long cause I felt I’d outgrow it before long.
While the brand scrapping is still fresh, this still means that Scions are becoming rare and vintage, qualities which are pillars of the JDM world; it doesn’t matter how old a car is as long as it’s a decent enough body to work with right? Scions have a sleeker and sportier look than most other cars which makes for great bases for aftermarket parts such as the brilliant red LED 3rd brake light DIY conversion kit.
While I can’t imagine adding aftermarket parts to what to me is the perfect car to have, its hard to ignore the upgradability of the Lexus IS. Besides a new set of rims, one part that can be easily upgraded is its set of fog lights. Fog lights add to the lighting capabilities of the Lexus’s head lights and daytime running lights. And even though the stock fog lights are decent enough as it is, wouldn’t it be nice to change its color? With the JDM style 15W high powered LED fog lamps, you can.