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Firas is someone we have seen a lot of over the show season particularly as he is always raising the bar in his 86. It has come a long way since he picked it up in August 2012. Back then, the only way to get a manual 86 in black was to place an order, which meant that Firas was made to wait four months before it was finally delivered.
The car has changed quite a lot over the past four years, with the biggest change being over the past six months with the move from a Rocket Bunny kit (something that has become quite familiar in this region) to the Aimgain GT kit by Stancenation. Firas' first major show with the new kit was The Custom Show Emirates back in April, where it created quite a storm. Not only had the show never seen an Aimgain GT 86, but it is still the only one in the Middle East today.
Since April we have caught up with Firas on numerous occasions (he is hard to miss really as his 86 draws attention no matter where it is). Until now we have not had the time to arrange a shoot though. After seeing the new work on his current wheel setup, we thought it would now be the perfect time.

There is nothing like a big wing to get us going at CarCulture and this massive 230mm Voltex Type 7 GT “swan neck” along with Valenti taillights compliments the widen rear end of the Aimgain kit.

A tried and tested fully digital AirRex system is used to get the Forgestar F14F to sit inside the wide arches of the Aimgain kit. The Forgestar’s are 17inch and Firas is able to run 9.5inch with an offset of -20 on the front and 11inch with an offset of -40 on the rear.

The Forgestars have been through a bit of a transformation recently; previously they had been powder-coated gold, but this time around Firas has gone with an all polished look. The Forgestars are wrapped in Brigestone Adrenaline re003’s in the size of 245/40/17 all-round which gives a very nice stretch on the rear. The wheels are completed with, of course, Stancenation lug nuts.
A Seibon TS carbon hood and Spyder headlights give the front end of this 86 an aggressive look, and the Valenti taillights complete the rear end. Performance mods come in the shape of an Ecutek custom tune, Greddy cold air intake and Nameless performance downpipe and axleback exhaust.
The interior has some subtle mods, with the centre piece being the TRD steering wheel which has been covered in Alcantara. Other mods include custom carbon fiber coated interior trim pieces and a paint matched interior.

With the show season looming we can assure you that Firas will be at all the major shows. One thing we cannot assure you on though is how long this configuration will stay, we have no doubt that there will be some more changes along the way.

Massive shout out to Firas for giving up his time on a very hot day.

Photos by Robert Lintescu and words by Daniel Price.