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Old 03-05-13, 07:30 PM   #1
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When I first got the car to replace the S2000 as a daily.



Too much badging so went for a quick fix with plastidip.




Car had too much body roll for my taste so I got Swift springs and F sport rear sway (not pictured).




Painted and sticker'd the front calipers, the two tone stock ones weren't doing it for me.



LED upgrades



GFX rear bumper lip installed



Got an eBay F-Sport style grille, deleted the L logo a bit but put it back on later.


Aftermarket Bi-Xenon projector fitted in the high beam area, OEM + Aftermarket lows, and OEM highs + aftermarket highs. Also had the fog lights wired to engine "on" status using OEM fog stalk to toggle on/off so I could run them whenever the car was on without lowbeams.



Wheels for a while, 5:Axis Design S5:F



Switch back DRL LED strips wired to parking lights.



Tanabe Medallion Touring + F-Sport Intake (no pictures)




Back to stock wheels on Pilot Super Sports, F-Sport Shocks + Swift Springs



Yellow Fogs




Replaced Tanabe and resonator delete with X pipe into Flowmaster mufflers and black chrome tips, still needs minor fine tuning.


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Old 03-07-13, 10:20 AM   #2
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congrats on the car, that was my color of choice when I got my IS350 as well. Looks good so far, keep up the good work
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Old 03-22-13, 09:48 AM   #3
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Nice! Looks good so far! Are those upgraded pedals too?
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Nice looks man. Only opinion would be keep the is350 emblem.
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Old 03-22-13, 05:38 PM   #5
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Thanks! The pedals came with the car. Are they normally different? I've been thinking about keeping the IS350 emblem and removing the LEXUS one or removing both, unsure for now but it's not a big issue. Or I may just redo them in gloss black after I get all the major stuff over with haha.
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Old 03-22-13, 08:59 PM   #6
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Some of my lights came in the mail today

(door sill thing was already there, just thought it'd be cool to capture on camera....but didn't come out as clear...I did do the pics real quick)


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Clean car, clean mods, keep it up the good work! ! Looking great!!
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Old 03-23-13, 06:43 PM   #8
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Waiting for stickers D:

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Looks good man!

Question: what shocks are you running with the Swift lowering springs?
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Looks good!
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I like the progress.....keep it up. Looks really clean....
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How's the ride with the swift springs? I've been wanting to order them but have been putting it off.....mainly because of no time on my end..lol. But any feedback on the ride would be appreciated.
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The ride compared to the stock sport suspension is a bit more comfortable on minor bumps and long dips. It's not as harsh on the rebound. Under cornering load, it feels more planted and responds quickly. The height difference from OEM sport springs to Swift springs is barely noticeable (about 1 finger all around). I did feel a noticable difference in the handling and ride comfort.

another teaser...
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that's music to my ears!! Thanks for the info. I'll be ordering the springs shortly.

*What's that a teaser of? I can't make it out
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Five axis S5:F wheels?
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