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Old 07-21-14, 03:42 PM   #346
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Old 08-25-14, 09:12 PM   #347
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subbed. i wanted to do an ls swap on a miata i had, just sold it yesterday though haha. I'm in sfl and would love to hear about how to do the build the most cost efficient way.
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Old 09-01-14, 06:45 PM   #348
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subbed. i wanted to do an ls swap on a miata i had, just sold it yesterday though haha. I'm in sfl and would love to hear about how to do the build the most cost efficient way.
Where in sfl are you? I usually try to hit up some of the PBIR events but it's too freakin hot out lately to do anything.
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Old 09-01-14, 06:57 PM   #349
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My patience finally paid off and I found an LSD from a 2013 BRZ for $300. Not sure when it's going on but it won't be long.


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After about 6 months of just driving the car and not really taking great care of the outside, I decided to make a few aesthetic improvements. Today I polished out my headlights and painted my upper radiator support. I was considering installing my forward and side engine covers but I am pretty happy with the black paint so I think I'll probably be running without any engine covers.


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Old 09-01-14, 08:16 PM   #350
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please have detailed pics of the diff install. im trying to find an alternative than a newer isf diff in my 08 isf

looks great i wouldnt run the covers
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Old 09-01-14, 08:23 PM   #351
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Old 09-01-14, 09:43 PM   #352
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Your motor and compartment look beautiful. Nice job!! What do you think about a shock tower brace? Just an idea.
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please have detailed pics of the diff install. im trying to find an alternative than a newer isf diff in my 08 isf

looks great i wouldnt run the covers
Thanks.

I'll document the LSD install but I don't think I'll be able to do as good of a job as these guys:

http://www.moddit.com/Guide/How+to+I...+Subaru+BRZ/23

I expect that the install will be identical, except that I am not even switching out the gear set, I plan on using the new housing.
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Your motor and compartment look beautiful. Nice job!! What do you think about a shock tower brace? Just an idea.
Thanks, I have had my eyes on a few upper and lower strut braces but they are all pretty low on my priority list. I really like all the products that JUN makes.
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Old 09-02-14, 09:56 PM   #356
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so now i want to see the Lexus "IS570" badge in the rear, and update the LS1Tech thread, them guys need to see this too. share the love.

here is the "570" for your trunk badge
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amazing build thus far
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Old 09-04-14, 04:17 PM   #358
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so now i want to see the Lexus "IS570" badge in the rear, and update the LS1Tech thread, them guys need to see this too. share the love.
I'm with you except I measured the letters from a LX470 thinking I can just use the 7 and it's significantly taller than the letters on the IS250. I'll figure something out. Stay tuned.
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Old 09-05-14, 11:43 AM   #359
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Any thought to removing the model emblem and replace it with a simple Lexus "V8" emblem?



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