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Rims came in! Decided to pick up the oem 03 sportdesign headlights after finding a good deal on ebay
What was the cost and your experience at Camber Toe?

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Nice to see you went through with refreshing your car instead of jumping ship to a Subie, M3, or other money sink. Im personally parting out my WRX, and picked up an IS300 because of how much better the IS300 feels. In the same boat with refreshing the IS as the previous owners didn't appear to be enthusiasts, so this implies years of cheap gas, bad oil, and under appreciation (warped rotors, uneven tire wear, and very dirty throttle body from excessive blow-by).

You made a great choice in revamping her! The IS is a much better car than a Turbo Subaru.

On my subaru when I had RPF1s, and didn't want to spend $120 on enkei center caps. You can buy Honda Odyssey center caps, sand them down to a uniform level (so the logo doesn't shine through), and coat them in a nice matte silver enamel.
Update: Car feels amazing. You can really feel the difference with the headers and lighter wheels, not to mention how much better it handles with the coils and front/rear sways. Made it from NYC to LA no problem at all! Utah and Colorado had some beautiful roads, only got one speeding ticket (98 in a 75, $240!). I actually quite like the exposed center caps, it give a functional feel as if I'm changing my wheels so often that I cant bother with center caps lol. Now I'm dying for more power under the hood!

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What was the cost and your experience at Camber Toe?
Cost was great, experience was okay. PM me if ya want details. Thanks again for your recco for them.

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Some pics from cross country drive
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another one from somewhere around utah
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02 GGP 5spd - BC BR Coilovers, Dezod Green Headers, Stoptech SS Brake Lines, Hawk HP pads, Monster Service +40mm Front Fender Flares, Monster Service +30mm Rear Fender Flares, Fiber Fab Ducktail, Eibach Front/Rear Sways, Sport Design Headlights, Enkei Rpf1 F: 18x9.5+15 Federal 225/40/18 R: 18x10.5 +15 Toyo Proxes HP R-255/35/18

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Last night I purchased Daniel's Konis that he ended up not using. He's a good dude!

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Went lower and more negative camber in the front and back. Been having the coilovers adjusted by Steve at T1 Motorsports in Mt Washington/Highland Park area. Am rubbing a bit now, need to go smaller in front for sure and want to switch to summer tires, these Continental All Seasons don't do it for me, especially now that the car is in California until at least August, then maybe drive it back across country, anybody going to the Lexus meet in Diamond Bar this weekend?






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Updated Pics. Still not 100% satisfied with my wheel fitment/ride height. Think I need 18x10+15 up front and 18x10.5+15 rear. Add TRD side skirts, lower it a tiny bit, paint it black etc etc engine swap when I win the lotto pretty soon here
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