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Old 04-18-2011, 12:26 PM
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new wheels look great, i still say the other wheel u were considering would look fantastic. enjoy the piss out of the 'f' and stay safe out there bro
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:42 PM
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Thanks Vinny. You know I can't keep to just one set of wheels for to long of a time so I am sure those or a similar design will be tried in time haha.
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Well this past weekend was rather eventful with my trip to IA. The event was a blast and even with the headache of my wheel (now known to be tire) it was still absolutely worth it. Driving on the roads in Buckhead in Atlanta is awesome with the spots that go under the buildings. I would have to stop and fill the tire about every 30-40 miles if I was going 75-80 however I latter slowed down to 65 and managed to get in 120 miles without having to fill it to finish the trip. Should have known better but tried to stay up with some friends on the way home and sure enough had the same results so had to resort back to 65mph after stopping 5 times in the first 3 hours. Pics to come later.
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Well got home from work today and sprayed the entire wheel down with soap and water solution. After about 3min I found one small leak on the inside edge of the wheel which was the same side as before. Took it to DiscountTire and after about 5min they were able to reproduce it exactly where I said it was in there tank. So some more bead lock was applied. Guy said to let it dry for a while before I air the tire up. So hopefully this will be the end of my issues. Only good think is the tank proved the same thing I was confident in after my tub test that the wheel itself was not the leak.

Hopefully this will be the end of it.
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Well got home from work today and sprayed the entire wheel down with soap and water solution. After about 3min I found one small leak on the inside edge of the wheel which was the same side as before. Took it to DiscountTire and after about 5min they were able to reproduce it exactly where I said it was in there tank. So some more bead lock was applied. Guy said to let it dry for a while before I air the tire up. So hopefully this will be the end of my issues. Only good think is the tank proved the same thing I was confident in after my tub test that the wheel itself was not the leak.

Hopefully this will be the end of it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:58 PM
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DiscountTire FAIL!!! I went from one slow leak that I could at least make it the entire way to work on and fill up when I got there and fill it up before I leave to go home to 5 leaks on the back side that loose 1.5psi in 1 hour without even being mounted on the car. I don't know if I should just give it up at this point. Need to go home for the holidays 7 hours and don't know how I am even going to get there. Beyond frustrated at this point.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:10 PM
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Dang, sucks to hear about your problem. Are there any reputable shops in your area now or at home?

Sounds like the pinkies will be making a return on the F.
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Damn Jason, what a headache.
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Originally Posted by CCColtsicehockey View Post
Thanks Vinny. You know I can't keep to just one set of wheels for to long of a time so I am sure those or a similar design will be tried in time haha.
that's the j i admire!
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:19 PM
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What happened to your TSX...did it ever get fixed?
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Time to find a new tire store.
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Originally Posted by fsttyms1 View Post
Time to find a new tire store.
I know but I have already been to two local places. I am running out of places to try that don't look like shady holes in wall places.
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Originally Posted by Brandon24pdx View Post
What happened to your TSX...did it ever get fixed?
Fixing has not started yet. I am waiting for parts to come in right now as well as trying to secure a salvage donor car for an MT swap. Also might delay to save up to do a high boost setup for the supercharger.
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Finally some pics of new wheels (Which have already been changed)

Ok so after sorting out the leaking wheel and working with the company who was absolutely great and helped me out every step of the way standing behind their product.

I did a shoot back in May of my new wheels on the car and just got around to editing them.

The wheels are ISSForged Spyders in 20x9 and 20x11. Tires are Continental ExtremeContact DW with 245/30/20 front and 295/25/20 rear. ISSForged has given me great customer service along the way with all the questions I had.

I already have changed my mind and they have the wheels back and I am having them refinished in a different color. I should have the wheels back this week or early next so hopefully pictures of those won't take as long.

No more type here are the pics.



























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Old 07-13-2011, 08:54 AM
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what color are they being refinished in? i love the wheel but it needs a different color!

i envy you
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:05 AM
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Process your pictures faster . And get that suspension in .



Anyway, the wheels looked good, but the new color is going to look much better .
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:07 AM
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the ass on that!
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Thats HOT.

How you liking the tires? I have the same on the TL and Love them.
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Originally Posted by AMUA6 View Post
what color are they being refinished in? i love the wheel but it needs a different color!

i envy you
You will have to wait and see the new color

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Process your pictures faster . And get that suspension in .



Anyway, the wheels looked good, but the new color is going to look much better .
The suspension is already on the car these pics are just so old.

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Thats HOT.

How you liking the tires? I have the same on the TL and Love them.
So far I love the tires. I can't even really break them lose at all which kind of sucks sometimes since I like to squeal the tires every once and a while.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:23 AM
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Wow

My guess on the new color: Gunmetal/Titanium
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No moar drifting into guard rails this time.
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need to see in different finish..

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Originally Posted by ACCURATEin View Post
No moar drifting into guard rails this time.
Ah so that's what happened!

Jason congrats on the wheels! I'm in love with them, they look great on your car. What color have you decided to have them redone in? Matte/satin gunmetal with polished lip is my vote!
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Ah so that's what happened!

Jason congrats on the wheels! I'm in love with them, they look great on your car. What color have you decided to have them redone in? Matte/satin gunmetal with polished lip is my vote!
The lips are staying chrome that is all I will divulge right now. I don't want to deal with polishing lips all the time when I will probably average between 20-25k miles a year for the next 2-3years.
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fstty I believe you changed the thread title last time so I think it is due for another change
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Nice pictures Jason, car looks great (:
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i frosted my tails last night. ive seen pics of it on USB, looks good - ever consider?
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A little interior work now

Picked up some ThinkDesign carbon parts for the interior recently.

The ThinkDesign parts match the factory trim great. The weave size is slightly larger I believe but I could only just make it out when holding it right next to the center console area so you can't tell at all once they are installed. I also got some clear door lights as well to get rid of the red ones.

I included a quick install for the gauge trim. It isn't difficult but figured it might come in handy possibly. The vents are straight forward so and just pop out and the new ones clip right in.

I also picked up a Silver flat bottom wheel from Sewell but I am still waiting on that to arrive. Should have it in about 2 weeks time.

Now I just need to pickup the rear seat divider and maybe the latch to the armrest compartment in silver to finish off the interior.


Vents:






Great attention to detail in the construction




Gauge Trim:






Together:




Install:

Remove this side panel first


You can now pull down the lower trim around the steering wheel. You can remove it if you want but you don't have to.


Remove the left screw to the gauge trim.


Remove the right screw to the gauge trim.


Pop up the clips that hold the leather trim in place.




Remove two top plastic screw clips. After this you can wiggle the trim loose and out of the dash.


Reverse to install.


Before & After:














Clear Lights Before & After:






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Wow, those clear lights made a big difference! The red ones looked so out of place with the aluminum trim.
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Don't know how I've missed this thread, but dang, the IS-F is coming along beautifully! Love the vent and instrument cluster surrounds. Really pulls the interior silver accents together. And the wheels are beautiful. Can't wait to see the final product with the refinish.
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Nice stuff Jason! Looks great as always

Are you doing mostly cosmetic changes to the F or will you be doing power/performance upgrades as well? Also, take that damn license plate frame off
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