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Old 06-17-14, 02:17 PM   #331
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Let's race!!!!

Na J/K. But I'd love to see the car in person. I'm in Miami. lmk

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Old 06-23-14, 09:44 PM   #332
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I just went thru all 22 pages lol, this is awesome....i actually live in palm beach never seen this car before.
Thanks juvi2203. I just checked out some pics off all your cars. I think I have seen some of your craigslist posts. All your cars look great, I'm sure we'll run into each other eventually.
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Old 06-23-14, 09:57 PM   #333
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Props, how much did this run you anyways, how many hours in do you think?
I have yet to add everything up and at this point I'm not sure if I ever will. I would say that I probably can get a very high mileage 08 IS-F for what I ended up spending all together. The hours spent on the project are really hard to estimate because I worked mainly at night after my kids went to sleep and the work went in waves for roughly 2 years (the first of which I was just rebuilding the engine).

I think if I did it again I could probably do it for a fraction of the price and the time. I'm still waiting for someone who is committed to doing the swap who I can share all my lesson learned with. It would be even better id they were in South Florida.
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Old 06-23-14, 09:59 PM   #334
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Any new updates or videos?
I have a few updates including converting the car to a hand e-brake and some interior upgrades but I have been to lazy to take pictures and post. I promise I'll get around to it soon.
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Old 06-24-14, 10:05 AM   #335
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Don't be lazy. LoL

Looking forward to the updates.
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Old 06-24-14, 10:20 AM   #336
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^ That. wish I had the ***** to do this.
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Old 06-24-14, 12:43 PM   #337
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Hand e-brake for drifting perhaps?
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Old 06-24-14, 06:41 PM   #338
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Ok ok ok, I give in. Here are a few updates.

I wish I ccould say that the e-brake handle was for drifting but the truth is that a foot e-brake and a manual car don't mix well. You always find yourself needing a third foot and the footwell seemed very cramped. I had a hard time finding a used hand e-brake from an ISx50 and the new one was about $200 bucks so one day I was browsing through the IS300 parts catalog and realized that the e-brake assembly part number was the same for the IS300 and the ISx50. A quick trip to ebay and $25 later I had an e-brake from an IS300 at my door. I had to remove the passenger seat to drill the mounting holes but it fit perfectly. Here's a pic:

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I also finished my dash (almost). I covered all the dash trim pieces including the gauge pod with 3M Dinoc carbon fiber. I still have the a/c vent bezel to go but I am not crazy about the final result. It might just be the color of the suede which seems a little mis-matched with the carbon fiber but I am thinking about removing it and going solid color with all the trim pieces.

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Most recently I installed some Powerstop brake pads and cross drilled rotors. I have also been on the hunt for a set of rims because I have pretty much zero tread left on my rear tires and I don't want to replace my tires until I find rims. Problem is I am trying to save some money and find some used rims but almost everyone goes 20" with the IS. I want either 19" or even 18" so I could get a nice fat tire on the back. I'll keep you all posted.
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Perhaps a Genesis Track wheel setup might fit the bill? OEM-look, but leaps above the stock wheels.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...is-thread.html

You can find rough used sets for <$500.
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Old 06-24-14, 07:32 PM   #340
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Perhaps a Genesis Track wheel setup might fit the bill? OEM-look, but leaps above the stock wheels.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...is-thread.html

You can find rough used sets for <$500.
When I saw your first post I searched Craigslist and found a set for I think $600. I was only hesitant because I was hoping to squeeze a little more tire in the rear.
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Old 06-24-14, 08:46 PM   #341
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Maybe look into TSW Nurburgrings if you like the style? Available in a wide range of sizes and offsets, and very cheap for rotary forged, lightweight wheels. I hear good things about VMR wheels as well.

TSW Nurburgring specs (lists weight, but not offset):
http://www.tsw.com/alloy_wheels_nurburgring.php

I think you could probably do 18 or 19 x 10.5 with a +43 offset for flush to fender (no poke) fitment at 0 to -0.05 camber in the rear. Provided you roll the rear fenders, you could probably fit a 305-30/R19 on the rears (Michelin Pilot Super Sports are only $350 each in this size!), or if you go to 18's, you have a few options in 285-40/R18. I would go for the 19s personally, mainly because you can get the PSS in a section width that wouldn't require you to stretch the tire on the wheel.

I'm very excited to see the end result!!
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I want either 19" or even 18" so I could get a nice fat tire on the back. I'll keep you all posted.
Like I said before, everything is coming along great. Nice find on the first gen hadbrake!

Gville350 makes a good case for the OEM+ look with Genesis Track wheels. I'm sure whatever you go with will be great. Are you going wider in the rear for the power increase?
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Very inspiring to say the least. I'm one of the many that would love to see the car in person
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Old 07-17-14, 06:24 PM   #344
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Thumper dont forget to update LS1Tech too.

That dash looks real good
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Old 07-21-14, 03:19 PM   #345
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