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Old 05-27-12, 04:04 AM   #1
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Default First ISC on Air Cup Suspension... Continuous Build Thread...

I believe this will be the first Lexus IS350C on Air Cup Suspension. First ISC on FULL Air Suspension still belongs to fknISC808 out of Hawaii. Differences between Full Air and Air Cup Suspension is.. Air Cup Suspension still utilized your Coilover settings. You still achieve the benefits and control of running a coilover suspension setup but with the option of raising your car up to 3.5"s when you come to those impossible driveways or speedbumps.

On to the pictures...

Went to Exotic Air headquarters to pick up the products... you can find more info here www.exoticair.com

Wall full of Air Cups...
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Exotic Air Coffee Mug aka Air Cup.
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Basic Air Management components...
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Unfortunately Exotic Air Cups required a 65mm diameter spring assembly to fit.. I am running BC Coilovers which are only 62mm so i had to upgrade to some Swift springs with a 65mm spring diameter for my coils..
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This is what it will look like after Exotic Air Cups are installed on your coilovers... (These are just for reference since i havnt disassembled my coilovers yet)
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Before i disassemble my coilovers (which is the easy part)... gotta prep the car for wiring and air lines...

On to the fun part.... gutting the car... (yes it would have been easier to just drill a hole and run the air lines under the car, but i wanted to do it right and run everything internal.)

So much more pain in the a** than a 4 door... (put the roof up.. take something out.. put the roof down.. take something out.. almost quit after doing this 4 times.)

Trunk gutted..
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Front seats gutted..
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These guys weighed like 80 lbs each...
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Rear seats gutted..
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Hope i dont misplace anything... gonna be so screwed if i cant put it all back together...
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Hmm... Should i mount the VIAIR 380 Compressor here?
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ok.. enough work for one night.... more to come...
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good stuff! looking forward to see the finish outcome
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Old 05-31-12, 07:31 PM   #3
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Rocker Switch mounted on a factory blank for that clean OEM look.
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Disassembled BC Coilover waiting to be mated with new Swift Springs and Air Cup Module.
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Old 06-02-12, 02:35 AM   #4
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Front coils mounted and ready to go...

BC Coilovers + Swift Springs + ExoticAIR

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soooooo much workkkkkkkk!
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^ Well.. i could have went the easy route and just drilled a hole and ran all the wiring and hoses under the car... but i decided to do it the correct way and run everything inside... yea.. stripping all the interior was a pain in the a**
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Lookin good so far!
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Could u PM how much gonna cost for the front setup? I also have BC coils, please include the $ of swift springs. Thanks alot
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Everything installed and ready to go... now car is going in for the custom trunk treatment.

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My driving height
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over 3 inches of lift.
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Looks good Johnny....can't wait to see it at BOS on the new date June 24.
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nice build! weird how your interior is black but your trunk is tan.
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nice build! weird how your interior is black but your trunk is tan.
yea.. thats the first thing i noticed when i bought the car.. im like.. why is the trunk tan? so i went and popped 3 other black interior ISC trunks only to find it tan also.

well good thing is.. not gonna be tan for long.. first ISC with black trunk.. HAHA
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UP...
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yea.. thats the first thing i noticed when i bought the car.. im like.. why is the trunk tan? so i went and popped 3 other black interior ISC trunks only to find it tan also.

well good thing is.. not gonna be tan for long.. first ISC with black trunk.. HAHA
Not sure what year it changed but my 2012 350C has black int and black trunk.
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