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Charles-Antoine Meilleur: 2017 Toyota 86

In Charles-Antoine Meilleur's family, cars have always been a huge thing. As a kid, Meilleur used to watch car videos on YouTube for hours, and at school his main discussion was always about cars. At the age of 17, he got his first car. "As soon I started modding it," mentions Meilleur, "I was learning everything I could about modifying cars and I still am now at 24 years old.



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When Scion released the FRS in 2013 Meilleur was a huge fan of the platform, but didn't like the fact it was a Scion. In 2017 the Toyota 86 was released in North America. "So I bought one," states Meilleur. "There were many modifications I could get," he mentions, "I had no choice but to modify it.



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Meilleur is also a huge fan of the track and stance looks, so choosing one style was difficult. "I was looking at all the wide body in Japan and I really wanted one." The first 2 years he was mostly looking for a track look but now after his third year of ownership, the car is somewhat what he wanted it to look like.

"I did everything on this car, from A to Z," Meilleur mentions, "with sometimes help of my friends."





Meilleur's focus on his next build will be on performance rather than appearance, "even though I love having a good-looking car," he jokes.

Owner: Charles-Antoine Meilleur
Location: Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Vehicle: 2017 Toyota 86
Horsepower: 320 whp
Club: Eminence x Bougon Family

SOCIAL

Facebook: /charlesantoine.meilleur.3
Instagram: @chrlz86

Photography by Senpei.media, MG.vis, Jonathan Gauthier, DVRS Media.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • SBD500X turbo kit
  • Grimmspeed EBSC
  • Oil catch can

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EXHAUST

  • ACE custom 3" front pipe
  • Perrin 3" cat-back

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Ecutek tuned by James at HRI

DRIVETRAIN

  • Whiteline diff bushing
  • Whiteline subframe bushing
  • Whiteline transmission bushing
  • IRP short shifter

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • WCI JB1 wheels - 18x10.5 -27 (f), 18x10.5 -75 (r), gloss black lip satin black face and chrome bolt
  • Tires - 245/35/18 (f), 245/35/18 (r)

BRAKES

  • Stainless steel braided lines
  • Radium Engineering brake booster bracket

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Fortune Auto DSG coilovers with 30k swift spring
  • PBM lower control arm
  • Racer X upper control arm

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EXTERIOR

  • Rocket bunny V1 kit
  • Maxton Design front lip
  • CS style side lip
  • RB rear diffuser
  • HIC window visor
  • Verus hood vent
  • Carbon fiber trunk
  • Custom lambo/R8 style ski box setup with Sea suckers, Thule alpine box wrapped, and custom rack made by me

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LIGHTING

  • Custom headlight black housing with demon eye
  • Helix Depot tail lights

INTERIOR

  • Braum bucket seats
  • Wrapped plastic trim
  • Rear seat delete

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • OEM

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"Turbo, because this car really needs 300whp+."

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FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Engine swap
  • New wheels
  • New front bumper

SPONSORS

  • n/a

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • HRI Tuning
  • Charles-Antoine Meilleur

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