So finally decided it's about time I take the plunge and set up a build thread.
Been posting individual threads in the normal forum for a while now, but with no end to my mods in sight, I thought it was about time I did things properly!
So, my car is a UK spec 08 model in SGM. Apart from the steering wheel being on the wrong side of the car (or so you guys like to think! Lol), there are a few subtle differences like the side indicators we get on our front wings/fenders.
There are only 200 or so IS-F's in the whole of the UK, so seeing another one on the road is even rarer here than it is over the pond.
Mine is probably the most modified F in the UK, if not Europe.
Still got plenty to do before I can run with some of you guys though!
So, enough talking, here's some photo's!
This was shortly after I got it home for the first time. Note the OEM wheels were on the wrong way around!
I had already bought my first mod before I even owned the car! Lol. A good price with Black Friday sales meant I bought the Apexi Throttle controller with the F specific harness (a must!).
It installs so neatly in one of the blank slots by the steering wheel as these photos show:
Next up was a full interior LED kit along with the uprated puddle lights for the wing mirrors (did I mention UK models have electrically folding mirrors as standard!
(not the easiest thing to photograph! sorry for the poor quality!)
Next up I added the rear bumper LED's that replace the OEM reflectors. These work as additional brake lights, and are wired to be lit when the lights are on as well.
Have to be one of my favourite mods for the money.
No excuses for not seeing when I brake at night! Lol.
Next I decided to swap out my OEM steering wheel for a flat-bottom version:
I also decided it was time to get rid of the silver touches both inside the car, and the engine cover. The door switches and rear centre armrest were sent off to a carbon skinning specialist. These are not the usual vinyl covered items, each piece has been coated in real carbon-fibre, and lacquered. This is the same process as most companies use for making carbon parts.
You will also notice I had a black version of the Takeda intake installed at this point. I've since changed that to the HPS silicone intake pipe with an AFe dry panel filter in the OEM airbox. I will explain a bit more about that later on!