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Old 07-25-2011, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SuperTrooper169 View Post
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.
I can't wait to see everything together. I hope the wheels get here this week though for sure. `


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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
Pretty much everything will be cosmetic. There is not a lot of performance things to do to it. The only other thing I might do are a set of headers. That is pretty much it. Some guys are running NOS and getting into the low 11s in 1/4 mile time and trying to get high 10s but it just isn't worth it to me.

Only things left I will probably do is a simple ABS rear diffuser with matte black vinyl in the center area of the bumper, a rear windows spoiler, a front lip, and maybe headers. I also have a sub and amp laying around and I could buy a slim IS specific box for the trunk for not much and install it myself. However for now I will probably take a break and focus on getting the TSX back on the road.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:58 AM
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lookin good Jason!

Drive to Sac next time you come so I can check it out in person
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Flipster23 View Post
lookin good Jason!

Drive to Sac next time you come so I can check it out in person
Sure why not as long as you mail me a prepaid gas card for about $3,500
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:31 AM
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Another Update:

So my wheels are back with the new finish "Matte Gunmetal" on and put them on about a week ago. This past weekend I finally got around to installing at rear coils after the fronts had already been on for about 3000 miles. I only dropped the rear of the car 1/4in over stock. Any lower will require fender rolling and personally I like the look as is and it is my DD anyways so I don't want two completely slammed cars.

Also recently installed the new carbon sports steering wheel on the car to go with the rest of the carbon bits in the interior.

I am now starting to believe the front wheels are to conservative and playing with the idea of ordering .5in wider lips for the front to make them closer to flush like the rears.

Sorry for the crappy cellphone pics. Full shoot hopefully coming this week or weekend.





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Old 08-15-2011, 12:26 PM
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Love the car... now I need to pick up a white IS-F
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Looks like shit! its all wrong..


You sir have bad taste!!!!











Just kidding Jason, shit looks hawt as FUK!!!!! im still waiting for you to come back to Sac and bring it out here,
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I liked the Pink wheels better on it
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Originally Posted by CCColtsicehockey View Post

I am now starting to believe the front wheels are to conservative and playing with the idea of ordering .5in wider lips for the front to make them closer to flush like the rears.
Wish i could find .5 to 1" wider lips for my RH C2s.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:27 PM
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Love that steering wheel! Looks sexy.

I liked your previous set up on the rims though.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by fsttyms1 View Post
Wish i could find .5 to 1" wider lips for my RH C2s.
Contact a company out in Cali called RotiForm as they have been known to do wider lips for pretty much any and all wheels.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:14 AM
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Those wheels are on point!

love that thick steering wheel too
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:07 AM
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lol...i didn't even know this thread was about ur IS-F...guess i missed the whole 'trend' with the thread titles.

anyways...my suggestion is to go back to the pink wheels without question. it was so purdy Jason!

i recall a ways back when my fiancee mentioned seeing an IS-F (yes she knows the difference) with pink wheels...my reaction was . haha...i'm all but certain that was u. who would've known...lol.

and as i already stated...car looks good. i also think u made the right choice on the steering wheel. i think i like that one better than the other one (not ur OEM one...the other aftermarket one).
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Originally Posted by CCColtsicehockey View Post
Contact a company out in Cali called RotiForm as they have been known to do wider lips for pretty much any and all wheels.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:26 PM
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So I really want to do headers on the IS-F but I don't know if I can do headers with the exhaust I chose. I mean it is ridiculously awesome however it might be unbearable to hear on a daily basis. For reference to how loud watch the lights in the building across the street in the first video come on and someone come and look out the window.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2v3DMrLBwc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNIfhs_q2w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCgj42VkORA
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:40 PM
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Holy crap that's loud.

I'm not sure doing that on your daily driver is a good idea.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:11 PM
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But it sounds so damn good
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I agree but you won't be thinking that when you step out of your car with a migraine
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I know and I am sure my neighbors would want to have me killed when I come home at 11 or 12 at night with that thing
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It's so weird to hear a Lexus sound so monsterous, but so freaking cool! That would be nuts as a DD.
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Watched the videos in the chat thread...DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!!! Too fucking hot!
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So been thinking of blacking out my window trim for a while now. This car is kinda my inspiration for wanting to do it in the first place.



So yesterday I decided to do one side of the car and leave the other car without it so I could decide which I like more.

Here are some comparison shots.











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Old 12-14-2011, 11:16 PM
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Blacked out looks wayyy better. You should black out the chrome grille surround too like the other picture. But I would leave the emblem chrome. I think blacked out emblems look weird.
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I usually love blacking out anything on a car. But on your car, I don't know why but I like the chrome one better. Maybe it's your rim color that's complimenting it.

Can't go wrong with either, man. Great looking car!
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And to think people paid extra for chrome trim a few years ago

I'd keep the chrome, looks classier and compliments the lips on your wheels.
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I think the black trim looks cleaner, and brings attention to the parts that really matter. It's the details that count.
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nice ISF. one of my good friends has the exact same color too. i think he is rolling on some work wheels.
his user id is anson89 if he is on any ISF forums.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:07 AM
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Blacked out is the way to go. And your front wheel is perfect. Last thing we need is you fucking up the fender during a turn
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Liking the blacked out look around the windows and grille surround. I agree with 03TLsNBP though... leave the emblem chrome. If you can find a black chrome or something, maybe go with that... but the flat black emblem looks weird/cheap.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:32 PM
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isn't there a embless grill that they make for your IS? my old room mate use to have one on his white IS...not sure if u know him in Clublexus forums or not but he goes by Isuxel...the black trim is better..i'd only leave the chrome trimmings if i was going for a VIP style look..but it looks to me like u're doing more of a sporty...as for the exhaust, it would definitely open it up..and the gains on a V8 is awesome..i have a friend who also owns an IS-F if u need any advice...lmk..good luck bro
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Yeah the grill and badges are in the eventual plans. There is a company in that makes everything in a color called black pearl. This is another USB ISF with it all installed. My only worry is then do the headlights stand out to much. I wish I could get black chrome headlights. I could always paint them matte gunmetal like my wheels though.



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Normally I'd say black it out, but with the color of your car and the non-winter wheels, I say leave it chrome. Even if you had black wheels like your inspiration car, I'd say leave it chrome. Black and blue, especially that color blue, just doesn't work for me .
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I like it blacked out, but I hate chrome and especially "chrome" covered plastic.
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I like the black trim. I hope I see this in person on Feb 4, car looks fackin great!
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Blacked out and black out the headlights.
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Winter wheels and tires on finally



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That's your winter setup? That still looks sexy as all hell.

I have grown to prefer concavity over lip so yeah.... yowza
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Your winter setup looks better than my summer setup
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