If you happen to be thinking to yourself: “How do I make myself stand out in the car scene? To be someone with a car everyone talks about?”, well, that could be answered by many people. But maybe you should speak to Ty, the owner of this killer Series 8 FD . He knows how to build a car properly, and is one of the very few leading the way for the Queensland car scene.

It is actually a funny story how I got to know Ty, but without distracting everyone’s drooling frenzy of the FD, I will keep it short. I had known about his RX7 build up from reading about it on a popular car forum, but I had never spoken to Ty nor even knew who the owners name was. After starting this site last year, I always wanted to do a feature on the FD pictured here, however I had no clue what so ever of who the owner was. I did however know who his girlfriend was. She posted quite often on the forum, so I added her on facebook as I had spoken to her on the forum, and from there I found Ty’s profile and have been chatting to him ever since. I have tracked down a fair few guys who own badass cars, however a few have been really reluctant to talk, and generally wanted nothing to do with me for whatever reason. But Ty is a super nice guy (considering I was some random dude adding him on facebook) and loves his cars just like myself. These are the type of people who will help the scene grow. If everyone bands together we can get this shit rolling and show the world that Australia has dope cars, not just Kangaroo’s.

Anyway, I thought I would throw a bit of an update up of Ty’s FD, with a small build up to show you all how far it has come in almost 2 years.


This is how the FD landed from Japan back in Winter 0:, stock as a rock which most people would be complacent with. Although, not Ty.




The car was looking amazing. Those black Meisters matched with the 30mm pumped guards, and FEED goodies such as the bonnet and side skirts really set it off. The Ganador carbon mirrors and RE Amemiya diffuser provide the finishing touches that cements this FD in the realm of dope.

After lots of sweat and tears (maybe some blood, but I dunno…would be weird if there was) Ty ended up with a mouth watering result that most would have settled with. But
once again, not Ty.



Next to come was stripping the interior and the purchase of my pick as the sexiest seats money can buy, Bride Gias Low Max seats. Along with this came a Nardi Deep Corn wheel, and one awesome looking custom Triangle bar, which Ty said he also uses as a harness mount.

The engine bay also got some royal treatment with the removal of the two stock turbos and the add on of a Garret T04Z, which many consider the best choice for the 13B. Ty also purchased a Feed exhaust and muffler along with a big Greddy front mount intercooler and, my favorite, the Tial 44mm wastegate with screamer (oh, how I love screamer pipes).

Now the car was not only a show stopper, but also a weapon on the streets; an epic all rounder that any sane man would kill for. But nope, not Ty. He still had a few things up his ever growing sleeve. I salute this man for continuing in the relentless pursuit to be QLD’s dopest FD.




Which brings us to present day. Ty decided to re-barrel the already insane Meisters to get an EVEN BETTER fitment; the struggle for perfection is always good to see in a car builder. He also decided to get the 13B fully bridge ported, which now gives it one of the best idles ever heard in the scene. The familiar ‘brap, brap, brap’ makes enthusiasts weak at the knees.

Whether or not this means the car is finally finished in Ty’s eyes is another story. He has hinted at the fact that once again he has more to come. So watch this space as he knows I want to do a shoot of the car, and I know I myself am waiting on the edge of my seat to see what else he brings to the table.

As for being a standout, building a car like Ty’s FD is one way to do it. But to really prove to everyone that you are a tier above he rest, how about you rock a killer S14 as well…




Yep, that’s right. Ty not only owns one of the best FD’s in QLD, he also owns this S14. Formally known as SRP19 to those in the know, it now belongs to Ty. This man has serious taste; to rock one killer car is awesome, but to rock two, well that is just pure badass.

Cheers to Ty for letting me follow his build up, and also for letting me do a shoot in the future.