Hi, I've been on the forums for a while, posting here and there. Just realized that I don't have one of these threads, so I figured I'd copy and paste my "build thread" from a local forum to CL.
A pic from August 2012, when I first bought it.
Over the winter, I added a few mods here and there - IS300 ball shift ****, RHO-plate tow hook license plate mount, LED side mirror covers (not wired up), eBay ISF-style tails, OEM-style trunk lip and roof spoiler. I also purchased a set of wheels and tires (19" SSR Werfen GT-03 staggered on 235/35 fronts and 275/30 rears) and a set of BC Racing BR-type coilovers with upgraded Swift springs (12k front, 10k rear). Here's a pic of the coils:
Spring of 2013, with 16" winter wheels and tires on and at stock height.
This was taken the day after my coils and wheels were installed. Ride height needed to be tweaked and alignment hadn't been done yet. Also installed a pair of LED turn signal bulbs in my tails. Haven't done the fronts because I'm lazy to take off the front bumper, lol.
I also bought a used replica F-Sport grille and ordered a brand new Kazz grille. I also had some Hella Supertones wired in, slapped on an SSR front license plate frame, and ordered some SSR lugs and a wheel-locking kit. The Kazz grille, wheel locks and SSR lugs are still in their packaging since the wheels came with lugs and I got lazy to install the Kazz grille :P
Also had some minor audio work done. Custom ported sub box with a 12" Infinity Kappa fitted, powered by a Kicker CX 600.1 amp, wired into the factory non-ML non-NAV system using an AudioControl LC2i LOC.
All installed and wired up:
Found a single banged up Nismo LMGT4 with tire. Going to use this as a full size spare
And here it is, as of this past summer:
Since then I've purchased SPC front camber-adjustable balljoints and Megan Racing rear camber-adjustable arms, a set of Garson neck pads, and a used Greddy SE axleback exhaust system.
Neck pads look like these:
Thanks for looking.