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Old 07-27-12, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default GFM slow and steady "build"





UPDATED 5/8/13
Exterior
Rolled Fenders
Gloss black roof
Roof spoiler
GFX Side Skirts
Suspension
Megan EZ coilovers
BC dampening extenders
GT Spec 4 Point lower Tie bar
Interior
LS460 Chrome door lock + LED lighted cups (adding LEDs to rear soon)
Metal Flake shift ****
Sport pedals +ebrake pedal
iJDMtoy direct fit interior LEDs
Nav hack for rear camera at any time + oem style rocker switch
Shortened Shifter
Toms style reverse (+/-) sport shift mod
IS-F Steering Damper
OEM IS-F / F Sport Black Headliner swap
OEM IS-F steering wheel
Lighting
DDM 4300k foglights (soon to be retrofitted)
Amber city lights
Noyka yellow high beams
LED puddle lights
Wheels
Wald Duchatelet 2 19x9et32 215/35 19x10et37 235/35
Exhaust
Resonator Delete
Other
Seat belt buzzer off
F-Sport style modified lower airbox and silencer delete
GS350 Door Weatherstripping

Below is a jumble of everything that was in the first few posts, i write alot, thanks for reading haha

So as some of you may or may not have seen, my gf purchased an 09 is250 earlier this year. Since then she has got another daily driver so I have taken the car over. goal is oem+ and simple/elegant.

As we got it. bone stock 09 with the luxury package. 25k on the clock


First thing i did was lower it


then added the yakima rack (not everyones cup of tea, but we bike.. so it is staying)


the one thing i miss dearly about my old jetta is the black headliner.. and after many issues with wrapped headliners, decided to take the plunge into OEM IS-F headliner pieces.




Still waiting on a Sewell order to finish up a good chunk of the headliner pieces, and need to snap pics of the actual headliner itself.

Other things done but no pics (aka small stuff everyone does):
Resonator delete
intake (gutted box/deleted air silencer)
shortened shift ****


Wheels will be next on the todo list once I finish piecing together the headliner parts im missing
we had these( Hamann PG1's made by OZ), but decided to go another route as well as color (felt the two shades of white did not work well together)


Random pics:


I know its not nearly as impressive as a lot of your rides but more is in store
Stay tuned and thanks for looking, i promise less cell phone pics in the future

***Pics from further in the thread**

so with this:


came an oil change. with jacking the car up.. figured i might as well address the bumper tabs. so i got that sorted out and no longer rub entering my driveway.
also started logging gas mileage so we shall see how things go here in the next few months with that


also to help above numbers.. removed rack


on a final note: Sewell shipped my order, so new goodies will be here soon, headliner will go in before too long
some of the small finishing pieces for the headliner i got today, as well as chrome door locks/led








Hi res coming soon. My dog is a ham
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Old 07-27-12, 09:48 AM   #2
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Off to a great start. I love the wheels color and car combo.
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Old 07-27-12, 09:49 AM   #3
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its looking good! what kind of springs did you lower it with
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Old 07-27-12, 10:18 AM   #4
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Off to a great start. I love the wheels color and car combo.
thank you sir. wheels we will actually run might just have to be color matched

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its looking good! what kind of springs did you lower it with
megan ez coilovers.
will be going lower once i trim the bumper tab. should be doing that this coming week as well as rolling fenders.
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Yeah I've been contemplating ordering a black headliner since I got my 2011. Haven't done it yet...

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so far so good man...
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OEM+ is a good look! That black headliner is awesome, but I could be mistaken, but don't the 2012 IS350s come with black headliners too? A fellow 2012 IS350 F sport down here in SoTX has black headliner stock from factory. Looks pretty awesome and maybe I'll eventually switch over. Been a fan considering I wrapped my IS300's headliner in black

And a functional roof rack is a good roof rack. Never understood people that put them on just for looks.

Good luck! Seems like it's going in a good direction.
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Let's see pictures of that headliner when the job is complete. I was debating about it, so I am really interested to see how it comes out.
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question about the headliner, is it a pretty simple install? I'm planning on eventually making my interior all black,
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great start so far. keep us posted.
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Mind sharing the cost of converting headliner and all pieces to black?
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then added the yakima rack (not everyones cup of tea, but we bike.. so it is staying)
Click the image to open in full size.

How could you not go biking when you live in an area that looks like that across the street
Awesome!

I've always loved the GFM color too
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Yeah I've been contemplating ordering a black headliner since I got my 2011. Haven't done it yet...

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i debated it for a while but finally found a deal on the main headliner piece which swayed me to finally do it.
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so far so good man...
thank you
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OEM+ is a good look! That black headliner is awesome, but I could be mistaken, but don't the 2012 IS350s come with black headliners too? A fellow 2012 IS350 F sport down here in SoTX has black headliner stock from factory. Looks pretty awesome and maybe I'll eventually switch over. Been a fan considering I wrapped my IS300's headliner in black

And a functional roof rack is a good roof rack. Never understood people that put them on just for looks.

Good luck! Seems like it's going in a good direction.
you are correct, the newer models have a black headliner as an option. all the part numbers are the same to that as the is-f
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Let's see pictures of that headliner when the job is complete. I was debating about it, so I am really interested to see how it comes out.
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question about the headliner, is it a pretty simple install? I'm planning on eventually making my interior all black,
in my past cars they were straight forward, just took a little time, nothing too hard. most difficult part is just getting the headliner out of the car without creasing it
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Mind sharing the cost of converting headliner and all pieces to black?
i have purchased some parts new and some parts used. All new parts would be in the ball park of $3k+ the sunroof control module is $670 thru sewell with discount.. main headliner piece lists for $1200.. so all depends on if you buy new or used.
as stated previously i am against wrapping due to past experiences, it looked fine and didnt sag or anything it just wasnt worth the time to have it not as nice as OEM, IMO.
and with my business and my kids I dont have spare time to wrap it all, hardly have any spare time
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How could you not go biking when you live in an area that looks like that across the street
Awesome!

I've always loved the GFM color too
i dont mountain bike haha, those pics are at my parents house. where i live luckily has tons of trails right outside our door, but we always tend to go to the ones up in san jose
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