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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:12 am
by white_is
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Found another picture of my barrels after the lips were cut off. They are at the local powder coater currently.

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I grabbed a couple quick/shitty pictures from underneath while the car was on the lift. Things weren't fully buttoned up when I took them but everything was in place excluding the lower triangle brace and under panels.
I hate seeing underneath my car. I want to replace EVERYTHING that's covered in rust :pissed:

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My faces were delivered Saturday from being powder coated. Look great, the color is a little off from what I wanted but it's hard picking from pictures online. Plus, different base coats can give different end results. I still think they'll look great on the car. I had a hard time getting good pictures of the actual color. Bad lighting in my room lol.

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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:13 am
by white_is
More snow/ice

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Also grab some pictures of my two barrels after picking them up for powder coat. Nothing special, just wanted them to be cleaned up.

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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:27 pm
by sebajista
SWEET RIDE!!!! Can you please tell me where did you get that roof wing???? it's a custom fiber glass made or did you buy it from ebay??? Cheers!

Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:13 pm
by Tosh21
Wow how have i not seen this! what a beautiful car. absolutely amazing dude

Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:39 am
by white_is
sebajista wrote:SWEET RIDE!!!! Can you please tell me where did you get that roof wing???? it's a custom fiber glass made or did you buy it from ebay??? Cheers!


Thanks, it's a UGO replica. I found it here in the US. There weren't very many made so they are pretty rare :(

Tosh21 wrote:Wow how have i not seen this! what a beautiful car. absolutely amazing dude


Thanks!



You guys ready for a huge update / photo dump???

Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:44 am
by white_is
Sorry guys, haven't kept updated on this like I should have. But I'll get things caught up now!

Got my front wheels finished up. Originally 18x10 +45 LO disk, swapped my HI disk faces into the barrels making them 18x10 +30 HI disk. Entire barrel / lip was chromed.

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Managed to find a Buddy Club Spec II axle back so I picked it up.

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Just some random dirty old pictures

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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:46 am
by white_is
More pictures

Exhaust Video - click
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Ok so for my steering wheel I'm obviously loosing the air bag which would cause the SRS light to come on. This basically makes all other air bags in the car inactive because it looks like there is a fault in the system. Resistors can be used to put a load on the circuit making it think the air bags are still plug in so all of the other air bags work like normal.

I found ZERO information on this through my research. Finally talked to BlackSportD and he wasn't sure, but thought it would be the same as the seats. So that was the only real guess I had and it ended up working.

The steering wheel SRS light can be fixed with a 3.3ohm resistor just like the seats. I used three 10ohm 1/2watt resistors in parallel to make my own U-Turn harness instead of the $20 Works Bell one lol. I would have preferred the Works hub but needed to save some money :(

Anyway, I didn't even grab pictures of the hub or anything lol. But I have some shitty pictures from my install. I forgot to grab my camera :lol:

Air bag off. The two screws on the side PISSED me off. They don't fit through the holes! I had to pull the plastic sides out so they fell down in between so I could get the air bag out :lol:
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Wheel off.
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Air bag plug
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Layout for the three 10ohm resistors
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Finished DIY poorman U-turn
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Plugged in. It was a little bulky but there is room underneath the column to hide it. The wire I used was thick enough that it was very snug in the plug. I then zip tied it to some other plugs underneath.
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Done. Vertex wheel on. No SRS light!
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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:49 am
by white_is
Finally wired up my fender marker lights.

Link to where I got the idea: http://my.is/forums/f90/jdm-fender-signal-question-494017/

Basically extended the power wire on the side marker lights back to the fenders. Then ran a wire from ground on the light to power on one of the turn signal bulbs in the head lights.

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Had to pull off the fenders and stuff, so I redid my side skirts since they were hanging funny. Went ahead and did my spring cleaning. Clay bar and wax, pulled the interior and vacuumed everything, leather cleaner and conditioner. Fun stuff.

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Picked up a Vertex Horn button

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Front tires mounted. 18x10 with 225/35/18

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Dirty car, but quick test fit.

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Peek a boo!

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So I got this big ass box from Japan today...

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What could it be???




Well actually it was mainly Honda Fit parts for a friend (center console with arm rest, power folding mirrors with LED's). But I had a little something thrown in..


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OEM 100% Plug and Play Push Start. Was a factory accessory for Altezza's, discontinued in like 2007 I think, but I managed to find one complete with harness.

Pretty pointless as you have to turn key, flip toggle, press clutch, push button. But I'm a sucker for rare stuff and small details.

Anyway, ignore the dirty interior! Installed tonight quick and easy, tested to work 100% fired up first try. No more broken key plastics for me :lol: (still working on a spacer for my steering wheel so I can install the horn button :pissed:)

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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:51 am
by white_is
FINALLY, after 6+ months I received the correct lips from Wheel Flip.

Got the last of the hardware set out
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You don't even know how excited I was to see this...
ALL THE BOLT HOLES MATCH
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Sat together to make sure sizing was right
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Bolted together
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NOT THE FINAL RIDE HEIGHT

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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:54 am
by white_is
Got an alignment today. Not too bad.
-4.9* front
-2.6* rear

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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:56 am
by white_is
Jumped the clutch switch so I don't have to push the clutch to start the car anymore. Now I don't have to worry about broken keys :lol:

Added some LED foot lights. I had purchased some 1" LED strips a while back with the intention to use them but never got around to it. Finally had some time. Ran them under the dash/behind the radio and everything, and tapped them into the dome light wiring. They come on when the car is unlocked or open the doors. And they fade out just like the dome light after the doors are shut or the car is locked.

Thanks to this DIY:

http://my.is/forums/f221/diy-footwell-lighting-install-another-method-418982/

I haven't had time to get decent pictures so this will have to do lol
They are white though, not blue-ish

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I managed to find a complete set of special edition black and gold Blitz type 03 center caps. Got them Monday.

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Just some more unedited pictures

(old before black/gold caps)
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Well if you remember, I bought a horn button for my Vertex steering wheel but it wouldn't fit because I was only running a short hub. No quick release meant not enough room between the mounting nut/bolt of the hub and the back side of the horn button.

I knew I needed a spacer but really didn't want to spend $25 for something so useless :lol:

Finally got around to it, and 3d printed one at school. I forgot to measure the diameter of the bolts so I made the holes small intentionally. Going to drill them out this weekend and pick up longer bolts (hopefully). And it'll need to be painted black or something lol.

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Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:03 am
by white_is
And that's where things are at right now.

I've painted the steering wheel spacer, just need to pick up some longer bolts and install it.

Bought a Carbing rear strut bar to replace my Cusco. Should be here next week I believe.

Other than that I've just been driving and trying to enjoy it. Getting married in October and graduating in December so not much spare $$$ for parts right now.

Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:15 am
by banan1984
Unbelievable work done to the wheels! I like that little start switch but pity that key still has to be there. Is it not too loud with that straight pipe?

Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:22 am
by mlcoolj
wow you found the push start button hahaha very nice.. Wheels suit em good! Good luck with the rest of the project! Congrats on the future marriage and graduation of course!

Re: white_is - IS300 never ending build thread.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:15 pm
by chewse
nice