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Old January 10th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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So I figured I might as well start a thread here to keep myself motivated and on track for the plans I have with the car. I'll post pics when I get home, but it's just a stock IS right now.

Took ownership of the car in the summer of '12. Since then I've picked up some small stuff like a roof spoiler, H&R springs, LED turn signal side mirrors, new DRL bulbs, Blitz-style front grille, RHOplate front license plate tow hook mount, new GFX exhaust tips. All of it is sitting in my basement right now, no use installing anything until the weather gets warmer.

Now looking into selling the H&R springs and the LED side mirror covers, and buying a set of AMR coilovers and 19s for this summer. Might look into a lip kit next year, but I'm still undecided on what kit I like more.

Thanks for looking!
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Old January 14th, 2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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So I figured I might as well start a thread here to keep myself motivated and on track for the plans I have with the car. I'll post pics when I get home, but it's just a stock IS right now.

Took ownership of the car in the summer of '12. Since then I've picked up some small stuff like a roof spoiler, H&R springs, LED turn signal side mirrors, new DRL bulbs, Blitz front grille, RHOplate front license plate tow hook mount, new GFX exhaust tips. All of it is sitting in my basement right now, no use installing anything until the weather gets warmer.

Now looking into selling the H&R springs and the LED side mirror covers, and buying a set of AMR coilovers and 19s for this summer. Might look into a lip kit next year, but I'm still undecided on what kit I like more.

Thanks for looking!

Nice....is that an authentic Blitz grill...the CF one? If it is, that's pretty rare....and expensive.

Be careful with the coiloves and make sure you get them specific for the AWD. The RWD 350 ones will not fit due to the transfer case up front.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:26 AM   #4
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Nice....is that an authentic Blitz grill...the CF one? If it is, that's pretty rare....and expensive.

Be careful with the coiloves and make sure you get them specific for the AWD. The RWD 350 ones will not fit due to the transfer case up front.
Ooops, just realized its not an authentic Blitz grill. I edited my original post to reflect that. Luckily I only paid $40 for it, so it's no big deal. I'll probably end up color matching it to the body anyway.

Yeah I made sure to order AWD specific ones from AMR. They'll have 11/9 spring rates to keep a sporty but comfortable ride. Thanks for lookin out though!
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Old March 28th, 2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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Oh thanks for bumping this thread for me. Almost forgot all about it lol

So a couple of updates:

Some complications arose with the AMR coilovers.. unfortunately because of a heavy workload put on Andy's subcontractors, he wouldn't be able to have my coilovers ready in time for summer. Not a big deal at all, and Andy was nice enough to take care of me. Instead I'll be going with Fortune Auto coilovers, and depending on how they ride, I'll either stick with them or sell them off and place another order with AMR over next winter.

I also had a set of Hella Supertones installed, roof spoiler, trunk spoiler, front lip and rear diffuser are sitting at home waiting for nicer weather (still need to order the sides), almost have all the pieces for my audio, new 19-inch tires are in, and SSR Werfens should be in my possession within the next couple of weeks. Also picked up a set of KYO-EI Dency 2000 wheel locks. My SSRs don't come off the car unless I want them to!

Can't wait to get everything installed!

Here's a quick shot of how she sits now (stock, on 16-inch aftermarket wheels with winter tires):



And a few random shots:



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