Ok, Here it comes....
A bunch of you have been wondering when I was gonna start a build thread, well here ya go so quit bitching... LOL
Alright, I have been wanting an IS since I saw it at the dealership back when the first landed in FL. Unfortunately money being tight and my driving record being what it was, it was gonna be to much for me. So I conceded and survived with what I could get my hands on.
Fast forward to '07 post deployment and fresh money burning a whole in my pocket. I started looking for a new ride to replace my slowly falling apart Rodeo, and stumbled across an IS on one of the dealer sites and instantly realized that I now had the income and better driving record and started seeing where I could get the best deal. Finally found my '03 Auto IS SD and went to the dealer to pick it up the very next day. Would loved to have gotten a 5spd but no matter how hard I looked there where none to be found.
Didn't have much time with it before I had to go back out to sea for a couple months, but when I got back it all started, the modding bug... started off with a couple simple mods, rims, Tein Super Street coilovers, Greddy Ti-C cat back exhaust. That satisfied the bug for a little while, until my balance got a little fatter and thats when I really started wanting to get crazy with the car. Got on the forum and started reading over others build threads and started the wish list. Here is the outcome of that list...
VIS Carbon Fiber Deck Lid
Chargespeed Carbon Fiber Hood
Chargespeed front and Rear bumpers
Vertex side skirts
Tanabe front and rear sway bars