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06-15-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,983
Posted By AtomicAWD

Here we go, gents -- front Downs and rear Halfs. ...

Here we go, gents -- front Downs and rear Halfs. Before install I measured the rear fender heights, and the left was a FULL INCH LOWER than the right. Insane.

These pics are just after the...
Forum: Performance
06-15-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By AtomicAWD

Pretty extravagant claims -- even a full catback...

Pretty extravagant claims -- even a full catback exhaust may not see that much gain. Rather puzzling they went with 2" pipe, barely larger than stock. Might be okay for the 200t but 2.25" should be...
06-12-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 38,106
Posted By AtomicAWD

Mine is triggered by signs on medians, especially...

Mine is triggered by signs on medians, especially on curving roads. While reducing range might help, if it's still the same sensitivity it will likely keep tripping, no? To avoid it freaking out I...
Forum: Performance
06-09-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By AtomicAWD

I had to wait for the Tsudo as well earlier in...

I had to wait for the Tsudo as well earlier in the year, but just keep checking sites -- erzperformance, semotors, and ebay. Got mine at an awesome price but they sold out fast.

If you're looking...
Forum: Build Threads
06-07-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

RS-R AWD Downs in front, stock in back. In the...

RS-R AWD Downs in front, stock in back. In the first pic the car is actually facing downhill somewhat so I tilted the camera to level it, but you can still basically see that the fender gaps...
05-29-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By AtomicAWD

Cheers, it's not an easy decision, depending how...

Cheers, it's not an easy decision, depending how particular you are and the budget. Spent many hours on Youtube listening to clips before deciding, and even then you don't get the same sense as you...
Forum: Build Threads
05-29-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

Yessir, that is correct!

Yessir, that is correct!
05-29-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By AtomicAWD

Word has been that the JoeZ is either unavailable...

Word has been that the JoeZ is either unavailable or hard to find for some time now. It appears to still be available here...
Forum: Build Threads
05-28-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

Front springs and LCA bushings

Have had front RS-R Downs and the LCA bushings for a few months now, waiting for a mechanic at our work to install them. Last weekend was the time, so on they went. Took about 3 hours or so, and...
Forum: Build Threads
05-22-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

Rear spoiler

Looked for quite a while for the right one, didn't like the big TRD-style and the small one's didn't look right, so ended up going OEM. Full-width, suits the car, and is not a ricey tack-on but...
Forum: Build Threads
05-18-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

Front Lip

With spring install imminent, also put the front lip on when I had the car jacked up to do the calipers last week. Really like the look, as it straightens/evens out the bottom of the F Sport bumper,...
Forum: Build Threads
05-18-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

Exhaust videos

Long weekend and nice weather, so time for some pics and videos. First uploads ever onto my Youtube account!

1. Startup and revs:

https://youtu.be/VfDPyztsuJA

2. Run-up to 60, uphill to give...
Forum: Build Threads
05-16-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,169
Posted By AtomicAWD

1. So you did just a straight driver swap, same...

1. So you did just a straight driver swap, same amp outputs from the original system?
2. Ran it at 2 ohms, how was the output? Depends more on speaker sensitivity, but at least as much volume and...
05-16-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By AtomicAWD

You've probably found that new replacement ones...

You've probably found that new replacement ones are up around $400. Might be able to find a used one. Could get a different one, but would have to make sure to match the specs, as a lot of the...
05-15-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By AtomicAWD

Look straight down the middle from the front,...

Look straight down the middle from the front, there's a semi-circle/crescent on the crossmember with a hole in the middle:
...
05-13-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,818
Posted By AtomicAWD

Pretty hilarious all the reactionary defensive...

Pretty hilarious all the reactionary defensive "fanboy" talk when all we hear from a certain corner is how amazing BMWs and Mercedes are. Logical fallacies abound, appealing to sales numbers when the...
05-13-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 23,818
Posted By AtomicAWD

Time for BMW, Audi, and Mercedes to "strip down...

Time for BMW, Audi, and Mercedes to "strip down Lexus cars piece by piece" and figure out how to build vehicles that make it beyond the warranty period without resale value plummeting and four-figure...
05-06-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By AtomicAWD

I got mine (ASPs) from Tirerack through eBay. ...

I got mine (ASPs) from Tirerack through eBay. Just check there and Amazon, which looks like it might be cheaper now.
05-04-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By AtomicAWD

Check the threads and pics folks are posting --...

Check the threads and pics folks are posting -- you almost certainly won't get a 1" drop in the front on an AWD from Halfs, especially a 3xx. Even RS-R...
05-04-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,732
Posted By AtomicAWD

Thanks, boss! Even more thanks if you could...

Thanks, boss! Even more thanks if you could round me up one, haha :D
05-04-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By AtomicAWD

I have had a front pair of Downs for a couple...

I have had a front pair of Downs for a couple months now, but am still waiting for a friend to install them. Several of us with 3xx AWDs have been either doing or considering the same thing --...
Forum: Build Threads
03-23-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

Brakes, spacers, mudflaps

Time to get the front brakes done. Rotors were somewhat rusty and salty, coming from winterworld Calgary, so decided to replace them. Went with R1 Concepts Carbon GEOMET and Akebono ASP 1118 pads....
Forum: Build Threads
03-23-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

Interior Tweaks

Door hinge covers: (link) (https://www.ebay.com/itm/4X-Door-Check-Arm-Waterproof-Protection-Cover-Kit-For-Lexus-GX-IS-GS-LS-RX-ES-CT/111596387613)
Cleans the look, and so cheap -- under $7 for all...
Forum: Build Threads
03-23-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By AtomicAWD

AtomicAWD's IS350 F-Sport+ Build

2014 Lexus IS350 AWD F-Sport (BC, Canada)
Atomic Silver on black
Full load - ML audio, radar cruise, PCS, rear shade, wiper de-icer, heated steering wheel, etc.
Bought at 60,000kms December 2018,...
03-19-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By AtomicAWD

I got the front R1 Geomets with Akebono ASPs. ...

I got the front R1 Geomets with Akebono ASPs. Only had on for a week, but so far so good, seem at least as good as stock.
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