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post #61 of 2012 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 11:49 PM
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I did a couple things today:

Changed out the rear diff fluid, it didn't really need it seeing as how it was a tad over 15k since I last changed it. But I wanted to make sure the diff was cleaned out for the most part since the last owner never changed out the fluid because it came out dark black and there were small bits of metal shavings on the magnet.

Changed out the auto transmission fluid for the second time, it was still pretty bad. I need to probably change it out in another 15-20k.

My friend and I also took the stock suspension off (it was at 173k) and replaced them with Tokico HP Blues and Tein H-Techs. The IS looks a lot better now! Though it looks like the rear is sitting a bit lower than the front, it still looks good.

Also, I finally got all my interior lights to work.. that was a chore.

Next on my list is replacing my antenna.. (mast?) the thing that holds the antenna on. My antenna decided to snap off and break inside the mast and I've tried to use a tap and die set and extractor and all I'm doing now is probably just messing up the threading.

Also I'm looking at a exhaust for the car too, but I'm not sure what I would want to go with. Maybe just a Megan Axle Back? I'm looking for just a little more sound, but not too mind numbing.
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I didn't technically do much (other than order), but when I return fron Germany...

Sparco Assetto Gara in Bronze with new tires, Joe-Z intake and HKS filter, and the new cabin filter will finally go in. Wife took it yesterday to get tinted, it'll be getting a bath and oil change too.

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Just a few small updates.

I finally got the new antenna mast and antenna installed and I also bought a HKS Hi Power muffler and had a axle back custom fabricated for it. I like it but I would still like to get a Megan OE RS axle back, so if anyone is interested in a trade, I'd gladly do it! :D
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Over weekend when I had time finally installed injectors, sc300 fuel rail and fpr, return fuel line, walbro 255, colder spark plugs and a fic with pnp harness.

A few weeks ago i did the blower and fmic install now if I could only get the newer fic software workin on my computer still awaiting my approval to aem forums so I can post there
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I didn't technically do much (other than order), but when I return fron Germany...

Sparco Assetto Gara in Bronze with new tires, Joe-Z intake and HKS filter, and the new cabin filter will finally go in. Wife took it yesterday to get tinted, it'll be getting a bath and oil change too.
All achieved... plus replacing the freaking inline fuse for the amplifiers. Popped an 80A in under one week (effectively).

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Car wash. Acquiring supplies to change brake fluid--Motul RBF600, Russell Speed Bleeders.

04 IS300 TCM E-Shift SD l Joe-Z+DIY Snorkel l Hotchkis l BC Racing BR Swift 12k/10k l OZ Ultraleggera l TunedParts Rigid l FIGS Suspension Bits l Tanabe Concept G
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ordered a lot of parts: Elixir wing, trd front lip, trd side skirts, jdm black housing tail lights, jdm smoke fender lights, power folding mirrors, gps housing, and advance key push start with power window option. I have a sportcross btw... Then I drove it to work.
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cleaned the FILTH that was my air box, vacuumed the whole interior, polished the dash, conditioned the leather......Sunday is wash/wax day!

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Got it cleaned up and cleaned out. First Autocross tomorrow!

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got a valet key cut for it

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gave her a nice bath, wax, and cleaned the inside.
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car wash,more stickers

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JoeZ Intake w/ K&N Air Filter
Hotchkis Front/Rear Sways with Figs rear endlinks
BC Racing Coilovers Dezod Brake lines JVC Head Unit
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Coilovers, tires and wheels on order....hope i can throw it all on this weekend. Got a new belt and rear brake pads too. Probably flush brake fluid while i'm at it.
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