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Old 07-31-13, 11:39 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2006 IS350 because I was a fault in destroying my Transfer case in my 2007 IS250 AWD. So when I see all these posts about staggered wheels on AWD, I just cringe!! I will definitely tell you DON'T DO IT!! I ran staggered because after doing research on this forum I thought it was ok... Well the truth be told it was ok for 20k miles before stuff just went south!! Long Story Short I blew my transfer case that was not covered under warranty.. so basically it costs me a couple grand to get that car fixed.

The only main compliant I have is that the IS250 was too slow... I than decided to sell my IS250 and get a IS350!! Am I glad I did that... The extra 100hp makes it a more fun car to drive! Anyways I couldn't wait to finish building my IS.. PICS TO FOLLOW!!

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PAGE 1 - PARTS, HEADLIGHT INSTALL, Slight MOTOR MODS
PAGE 3 - INTERIOR, STEREO, SUSPENSION

PAGE 7 - REINSTALL OF ARC MAGIC INTAKE AFTER POLISHING

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Old 07-31-13, 11:43 PM   #2
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Good to know. You should definitely tell the AWD guys! I thought you were going to sell me the ARC intake now. Lol. Good luck putting the new one together. All the parts you have belong on a 350 anyway. Good luck! What color this time?
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Old 07-31-13, 11:50 PM   #3
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My collection of parts...

2011 LED Headlights
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JDM DOOR VISORS from NigelJDM and Eyelids from NIA


LX-MODE Upper and Lower Grilles


Cusco Strut Bar and F-Sport Bars Powdercoated in Transparent Blue

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Old 07-31-13, 11:57 PM   #4
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ARC Intake
For those of you that don't know.. this a very Rare Piece for our car... I think only 3 made it to the US, so I feel very fortunate to own this piece. I was unable to find the intake arm so I had Ballistic Motorsport in MA fabricate me an intake arm out of Titanium based off a F-Sport Intake Arm. Very Nice Quality!!


Function and Form Type 2 Coilovers
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Old 08-01-13, 12:04 AM   #5
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Good to know. You should definitely tell the AWD guys! I thought you were going to sell me the ARC intake now. Lol. Good luck putting the new one together. All the parts you have belong on a 350 anyway. Good luck! What color this time?
I had to get another WHITE one... It just looks sooo clean!
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Old 08-01-13, 12:11 AM   #6
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Holy crap dude I didnt even know ARC made IS parts, talk about rare dude. Looking forward to the build.
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ARC Oil Cap with titanium bolt replacements

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So today was Day 1 of Installations... First up was the 2011 LED Headlights... My car was not equipped with Factory HID so this took longer than expected.... I used the DIY found on this site as well as a wiring diagram I found online to complete this project... IF you do not have Factory HID I suggest getting someone that knows how to wire to help complete this project..



I had a pair of "stripped" 2011 LED Headlights, I also purchased the LED Wiring Harness, Ballast, Flasher Relay, and caps...



Headlight Bracket has to be modified on the 2006-2010 model to accommodate the 2011-2012 headlights. Keep in mind that only 2 of the original 3 screws will go back in to hold this in place.



So after taking the bumper off and installing the headlight.. I fired it up and the HID lit up perfectly!! Man did I miss having HID's!! But the LED did not work.. Thankfully I had my buddy there to help get the wiring straighten out..



Don't ask me. what is what... but this is how the driver side was wired.. we wired it to a relay so that when the low beam wasn't on the LED would shine at 100% brightness and when it was on it would be at 50% brightness.



We re-used the turn signal bulb (7440A) from the original headlight .. Also this is a 8000k Garax HID bulb.. while i was at it.. I installed some Nokya 9005 Highbeam bulbs and did 3500k HID foglight kit too..

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So to end the busy night..
the ARC Intake and Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud went in as well as the LX-Mode Upper and Lower Grilles..




JDM Visors were a fairly easy Install... I used to have AVS visors on my IS250.. I can honestly say that the JDM ones BLOW AWAY the AVS ones.. The quality is so much higher, def worth the investment!!

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Good stuff man!!
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Good start, always wanted that ARC intake couldnt find it anywhere....
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Progress looks great!

What size wheels and tires were you running on your AWD?
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Awesome parts. Lets get a shot of the complete engine bay
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Progress looks great!

What size wheels and tires were you running on your AWD?
weak set up.. 19x8.5 / 19x10 235-35-19 / 265-30-19
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Awesome parts. Lets get a shot of the complete engine bay
I got a couple more lil goodies before I do that...
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