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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Cruize-ability

I think I finally achieved it. I have been looking for that balance of subtle, yet UNstock-look that will turn some heads, but at the same time NOT attract too much attention from the local PD. I also don't want the hassle of being too low that I have to slow down on every dip or speedbump.

I just added a set of '06 OEM IS350 wheels on 225/40 and 245/40 tires. Since the wheels are 18s, I am a bit higher off the ground, and at the same time cover up more wheel gap. However, I did discover that the rears rub when I hit certain bumps, and the front inner wheel well rubs when I reverse and turn. I also put on my front plate since my last post - just to avoid any future issues with california law enforcement...
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This one shows how flush this sucka is. Also a nice picture of the Lebron logo I put on my rear windows...


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***Can everyone tell me how much they paid to roll their fenders? Planning on doing it soon, and just want a figure for reference.

I am still looking for that ever elusive TRD grill, but I may have an alternative. If that does not work out, I guess I can live with my plastic ebay grill. The only other change I would like to make is the maybe the exhaust; other than that, I think she is a done deal.

Have a good and safe weekend everyone, time for beer and BBQ!
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Very clean ride, nice and simple.

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^^^thanks man, I don't know if you noticed, but I gave you a shout-out on my previous thread (see my signature). Those are your fogs.
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Very clean IS man.. ? What ebay front mesh grill did you get cause I looking to get one. Who was the seller and how much did you pay? Was it easy to install? Thanks man!
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^^^thanks, I guess... not sure if that was a question, you ended it with a "?"...

The ebay grill is everywhere - don't pay more than 40 shipped. VERY easy to install - just like any other grill; remove two tabs (one on each end) and the center screw.
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Everything flows together very nicely. You'll probably have to shave off some material where your rear bumper screws in. My rear wheels were rubbing until I did that.

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^^^thanks man, I don't know if you noticed, but I gave you a shout-out on my previous thread (see my signature). Those are your fogs.
Yeah, I did see that, thanks!

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Everything flows together very nicely. You'll probably have to shave off some material where your rear bumper screws in. My rear wheels were rubbing until I did that.
Thanks man, I plan on rolling my fenders. What size tires did you have on the rear? I was going to go with 255, but decided it would be safer to go with 245 - still need to roll!
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Thanks man, I plan on rolling my fenders. What size tires did you have on the rear? I was going to go with 255, but decided it would be safer to go with 245 - still need to roll!
My rear wheel specs are as follows:

18x9 +38
235/40/18 Falken FK 452

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My rear wheel specs are as follows:

18x9 +38
235/40/18 Falken FK 452
Oh, I thought you had the same wheels... you stretched those tires a bit huh, running 235 on 9s.
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I guess it's a mild stretch, but within Falken's recommended wheel widths for that tire.
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prices on rolling fender guys? I need a reference... I was told $70/fender, is this good?
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Thanks bud.. I will look into those ebay grills
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No I love your IS man lol.. I just had a ? about your grill lol!
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I paid $60 a side to do on the rear only the first time. i had the same is250 rims on mine but then went wider. Not too hard when i tried it with the tool.

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