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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Back in a 6-Speed

After a year hiatus focusing on family and my newborn son, with no fun car in the family, I'm back in a 6-speed. Feels so good to finally row my own again.

My 10 year long project, which I thoroughly enjoyed and deeply missed:


Nothing helps getting over an old car like a new one. Here's bringing her back 450 miles to home.



Having owned her for a couple weeks now, I'm definitely enjoying it. There's definitely things I like about the IS more, but heck this is a P-car. I can put up with some compromises for prodigious qualities elsewhere.

She'll be my daily driver. Already have my first new mod - Recaro child seat in the back.

Car sold to a good new home!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 05:37 AM
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hope you have fun with the new car!
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damn very nice!

What things about the IS do you like more?
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Ha. You dick. That was my plan.

So turbo? Turbo S? give me some specs.

o3' Graphite Grey Turbo IS300 w/ 6spd swap, ProEFi128, T6765 Billet, stock head
Going to throw a Supra tranny (V160) into your IS? Got questions? Feel free to ask me.
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Ha. You dick. That was my plan.

So turbo? Turbo S? give me some specs.
As is mine haha, except i cant get rid of the IS. Nice 996, id like to hear your review between the two cars and also hear the mods on the P
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Some friends of mine filmed this while down at the FL2K13 event.
Thought it might put a smile on your face... stock ecu, just some turbo upgrades and supporting mods, and slicks. :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=UQ6G94SGMb4

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Great upgrade! Definately worth the wait, I'm sure..
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That's exactly the same move I made after my IS - except your 996 is way nicer than mine was. One of the best sports cars money can buy. Gorgeous!

Sadly Gone: 2002 IS3 5MT w/ LSD (Solar Yellow); 2004 IS3 5MT w/LSD (Bluestone)

Current: 1999 Range Rover 4.0 SE (Epsom Green/Walnut)
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From a Lexus to a Porsche...
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