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Old 01-23-2017, 08:03 PM
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Not finished yet. Have more to do but Weve stopped for dinner now but here are some teasers of the trunk

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Old 01-24-2017, 01:33 AM
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Well didn't get what I wanted done today, had a lot going on other than the car but got all the interior back in to and the rear coilovers on but was having a fitment issue on the driver side but only by millimeters lol so I will prolly have to get a rear camber kit and possibly a front but don't know just yet. But here are a few shots before I closed for the night lol




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Just a fricken well done job man!

I have had a soft spot for these tl's since I was like 10, my aunt owned an 03 black on beige TL and we used to go everywhere in it. I look back at some interior pics on google and think to myself, damn it really did have a very nice interior and very nice exterior lines as well!

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That fitment has me reconsidering 18x8.5 +35.......

Have to second that, awesome job on getting the car to this point.

Ride height is perfect for those wheels.

Planning to roll/pull the fenders?
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:22 AM
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That fitment has me reconsidering 18x8.5 +35.......

Have to second that, awesome job on getting the car to this point.

Ride height is perfect for those wheels.

Planning to roll/pull the fenders?
thx man and the fitment is on point and I rolled them a bit but hopefully I won't have to pull the fronts lol but we'll see how tonight goes lol
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:49 AM
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I appreciate seeing an aggressive setup on the 2G, because I wasn't sure how something that size would look.

I would probably run a 225 tire, but I plan to roll/pull the fenders and do the rear tab relocation.

The ride height was the same as I was planning to do, so you have pretty much nailed the look I am aiming for.

Were you able to find a full lip kit for it yet?
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:04 AM
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I appreciate seeing an aggressive setup on the 2G, because I wasn't sure how something that size would look.

I would probably run a 225 tire, but I plan to roll/pull the fenders and do the rear tab relocation.

The ride height was the same as I was planning to do, so you have pretty much nailed the look I am aiming for.

Were you able to find a full lip kit for it yet?
no havent found a lip kit yet but prolly wont either lol its going to be so low it might scrap the kit lol and id hate to spend the money only to destroy them lol

we had originally planned to go with a +30 but the +22 got ordered instead and well here we are, now comes the challenge to make them fit the way i want. the one ive done is perfectly how i want them all to sit so ill work on the fronts tonight and see what i come up with haha
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haha, yes, the low life considerations.

I actually picked up a replacement front/rear lip for mine, just in case.

I figure I would see how it goes, but I would sooner raise it a bit then not run the lip kit, since it's an A-Spec.

Looking forward to some daylight pics with all four wheels on.

All the best with finishing up.
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:14 PM
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Some more teasers lol


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Old 01-24-2017, 12:39 PM
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you just painted this in your garage? Great job!!!
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you just painted this in your garage? Great job!!!
yeah man I did
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Got some more teaser photos lol but I will be getting camber kits front and rear to dial it in so we can drive it




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Old 01-25-2017, 08:36 AM
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Which kits were you considering?
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:09 AM
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I think I'm going with the ingallls front and rear
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:35 AM
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I have the wicked tuning one for the rear.

I also looked at the custom one that was done on a GB on 6GA, those rear kits were about $300.

When you have found what you are going with, would appreciate if you could let me know.

Checked on HeelToe and found this,

38720 Adjustment Camber/Toe -1-1/2 to +3 deg Notes SmartArm Adjustable Link
Replaces Both Lower Arms
Rubber Bushings Vehicle Notes Position: Rear

35590 Adjustment+/- 1-1/2 deg Notes Adjustable Ball Joint Vehicle Notes Position: Front Upper

35591 Adjustment+1-1/2 - +3 deg Notes Adjustable Ball Joint Vehicle NotesPosition: Front Upper

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Old 01-25-2017, 12:08 PM
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i think the 38720 one is for the adjustment of the toe and not really the camber, camber on the 2gen tl should be on the top not the lower section. but i will prolly still get those soon to fix my toe issue as well.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:29 AM
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Tonight should be the night guys camber kits should be here

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Got everything set up and aligned today and drove it for the first time in 6+ months. It's an awesome feeling for sure guys! Still have some more work to do to get the hood and front lip done but it's mostly done!




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Got everything set up and aligned today and drove it for the first time in 6+ months. It's an awesome feeling for sure guys! Still have some more work to do to get the hood and front lip done but it's mostly done!




Dude that looks amazing!!!
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:41 PM
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And just for anybody wondering about the camber kits I used, here is a little info on them.

the fronts are 39207 and 39208 and the rears are 67090 two of those. Front are ingalls and rears are spc

the rears have great negative and positive camber points but the fronts are not so great. They give me a little bit of camber but not enough for my height. One of my front knuckles is slightly bent giving it an extra -1.5 degrees of camber and it doesn't rub much if any. But the other side rubs a little bit. It bugs me but I'll just have to roll and pull the fronts a little to get that to go away.
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Dude that looks amazing!!!
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:59 PM
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I like it, I am just not sure about the rim/tire combo.

More for my own purposes, I am wondering if 225 would work.

IMO, something about that tire stretch looks "off".

Respect the effort, though.

You pulled off a very well done refresh.
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I like it, I am just not sure about the rim/tire combo.

More for my own purposes, I am wondering if 225 would work.

IMO, something about that tire stretch looks "off".

Respect the effort, though.

You pulled off a very well done refresh.
would have to run higher offset to fit the wheels with a 225 on them

and s I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but we like it. It's different from our track cars we done in the past
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yeah man I did

MAD PROPS for that. Wish I had skills like that, and patience, and money...
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would have to run higher offset to fit the wheels with a 225 on them

and s I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but we like it. It's different from our track cars we done in the past
I think it's the polished lip, because of the contrast with the tire, it is that much more noticeable.

I was looking at an all black rim, so I think it will be a bit more subtle.
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I think it's the polished lip, because of the contrast with the tire, it is that much more noticeable.

I was looking at an all black rim, so I think it will be a bit more subtle.
th epolished lips matched the polished trim that we have on the grill and doors and door handles
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No doubt, and it all goes together well.

The 03 A Spec has colour matched handles, and I plan to have the chrome trim painted black, so, black rims will hopefully flow well with the overall look
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Originally Posted by SykVSyx View Post
haha, yes, the low life considerations.

I actually picked up a replacement front/rear lip for mine, just in case.

I figure I would see how it goes, but I would sooner raise it a bit then not run the lip kit, since it's an A-Spec.

Looking forward to some daylight pics with all four wheels on.

All the best with finishing up.
Where'd you manage to find the front lip? I've been looking for OEM for a while.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:27 AM
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Where'd you manage to find the front lip? I've been looking for OEM for a while.
it's not oem, I wish it was but then again I'd prolly destroy it being so low lol the lip I have will be about 3 inches off the ground maybe less lol
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:14 AM
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Where'd you manage to find the front lip? I've been looking for OEM for a while.
Connected with someone in BC that had a front/rear lip that he wasn't using.

Sometimes you can find a part out on kijiji as well.

I have seen a few 2G's A-Spec's being parted out on there, so you still may be able to find one.

I will likely have the same issues as the OP(as far as ride height), so, having a replacement was a good investment.
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Originally Posted by SykVSyx View Post
Connected with someone in BC that had a front/rear lip that he wasn't using.

Sometimes you can find a part out on kijiji as well.

I have seen a few 2G's A-Spec's being parted out on there, so you still may be able to find one.

I will likely have the same issues as the OP(as far as ride height), so, having a replacement was a good investment.
I've come close to having some luck on Kijiji. I had a guy last week willing to sell me one, but he wouldn't ship it to the U.S. That's happened a few times now over the past few months, unfortunately.
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Yeah, that can be a challenge trying to get kijiji sellers to ship anythng, most don't want to have to deal with that.
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Should have the hood painted Monday along with the lip



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Hopefully you can get your hands on a full lip kit.

Would really like to see one on the car in that colour.
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Depends on what it looks like with the front lip. If it looks uneven then I'll get the rest of the Rep kit
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:26 AM
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It doesn't flow well with just the front lip, because the front lip stands out quite a bit.

If it was a lower profile lip, then it would flow well.

Did find some examples of an incomplete setup though,





Oops.....this hotness has the full kit........my bad. lol




There was this option as well,

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info on j35 swap in the tl-s

in my 02 tl type s, motor dropped several valves last year. so i went with the j35 from a 00 ody and the only things i had to change to be able to use the same harness and ecu, trans etc and keep close to the same tl-s power was parts in the head. the type s does have bigger intake runner and slightly bigger valves as well but inside the head you have to use the type s cams and cam assemblies for both heads along with the type s injector as well being that they are 270cc and the j35 are 220cc i believe. pretty much taking everything out of the type s heads that can be unbolted and swap it all into the j35 heads. i also used the type s intake runners and manifold. the type s runner are larger diameter than the j35 intake ports so in order for better flow you will need to mark and port match for best performance. the j35 has lots more tq and is a blast to drive. and doing the setup this way there is not cut out under high load on the motor at higher revs. car runs extremely smooth.
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