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Old 03-01-14, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I'm making this thread because its been a little over a year since owning this car and need somewhere to keep track of my progress. Thank you to the community of CL for all the knowledge I gained from researching other threads! Enjoy!

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2012 IS350 AWD

Interior:
Weather floor mats (2013)

Exterior:
Nextmod wald style trunk spoiler (2013)
Ebay vertex style front lip (2014)
Myride rep diffuser (2014)

Engine Bay:
Tom's oil filler cap (2014)
Cusco Strut Bar (2014)

Suspension and Wheels:
Work VS XX 18 x 9.5 + 22 Tiffany Blue (2013)
Ichibi V1 15mm spacer all around (2013)
Rear SPC camber arms (2013)
Muteki SR ?? (I forgot...)

Future plans:
Air
Exhaust
Front UCA camber arms
Side skirt (Wald? Vertex? suggestions?)

Here is the IS in stock form.


BCR Coilovers first installed!


Got my wheels shortly after the coil overs

Wheels on! Horrible fitment..


First car show: Hellaflush XXIII? With my buddies FRS and cousin's EVO


Sometime after that I lowered it more, fixed the preloads and put rear camber arms in.


Then came my spoiler, diffuser, and front lip! (Not all at once)




Thats all for now! Stay tuned!

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Old 03-02-14, 12:18 PM   #2
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Looking good, I'm looking forward to seeing it with moar low
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Would look tons better with more low. Color on those wheels are sick
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How was your fitment with the wale style rear wing? was it perfect or were there gaps?
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How do you like the ride with AWD on those bc coilovers?
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Another Portlander. Looking good man!! Rinat takes great photos. Needs moar low though.
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Another Portlander. Looking good man!! Rinat takes great photos. Needs moar low though.
Yeah Rinat takes great photos. When he first started tho... he was terrible LOL

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How was your fitment with the wale style rear wing? was it perfect or were there gaps?
It had gaps, nothing that double sided tape couldn't fix.

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How do you like the ride with AWD on those bc coilovers?
It's good, I'm a little hesitate about lowering anymore because of the vibrations I get in D while stopped. I don't feel any wobbles on acceleration others are experiencing.. AWD sucks
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I think the tires may be too wide, what size did you use?
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I think the tires may be too wide, what size did you use?
I'm on 225 40 18. I am rubbing on pot holes. I want to get some 215 35 18s. Not sure tho...

I have a question for all air suspension gurus... I am picking up a set of Megan LPs with air bags on them. I've heard this combination isn't great. They've been described as "floaty". Can anyone shine some light for me?
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sweet build, I like the progress
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Great progress so far! Love the look and color of the rims.

Any more pics of the wald trunk spoiler? Thanks.
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You should be ok with 225 40 18, 215 you will feel everything on the road...
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You should be ok with 225 40 18, 215 you will feel everything on the road...
Once my tires are done, I plan on getting 215 35s. But I do... feel... every single bump pot hole etc... even when it's full hard dampening. It's annoying but I soon lived with it just like the vibrations from lowering. By the way, your old 2is was BEAUTIFUL. Haven't seen much of the 3is but I'm sure you'll do it right
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Old 03-15-14, 03:59 PM   #14
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yea just change the tires and just a little more of a drop. not 2 bad
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Old 03-17-14, 07:42 PM   #15
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I'm looking to get a new grille. I would like a LX mode grille but theres not much out for the +11. Anyone have any ideas or anywhere I can get a LX grille made?
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