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post #1876 of 1879 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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looking good! first and second photo in post 1871, was the front end blended into the rest of the car? sorry, i dont know a whole lot about painting and the techniques used.

i know the feeling of lots of back and forth when it comes to selling.
Yeah, they blended the front doors and repainted the front bumper.
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Haven't been driving the car because of the front end popping. Took a peek, lower ball joint grease looks clean and they move freely with no noise/binding with the spindles unbolted. Upper ball joints on the other hand...

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Sorry, I thought I uploaded the other pictures. I'll be back later to finish this.
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So, these are my factory upper arms but I had replaced the ball joints with Moon Face Low Angle joints. They were shorter than stock and helped with the upper arm not banging on the shock towers, but they only lasted maybe 30k miles. I mean, I've barely driven the car in the past 2 years.

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So, car is on jack stands with the uppers pulled out and battery is on a charger for now.

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I have already ordered ball joint replacements from Figs, and I went ahead and bought Super Pro bushings too. My bushings look great, I had pulled these arms off for LONG time while I was running Cusco uppers so I would be surprised if they bushings even have 80k miles on them. But I figured I'll just upgrade while the arms are out and then the front suspension will be completely refreshed. They should be delivered Saturday so I just need to get out in the garage and get the bushings/ball joints removed if I can.



EDIT: Updated first post to include all of my recent posts. Updated mods list.
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Such a properly built IS300. Damn.. Love the colour scheme. If only I have that extra money..

After 13 years, I finally got my IS300... and an ISF in the same week. Lexus Fam!
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