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Hey guys so ive been waiting awhile to make a build thread and i think its about time. Last year i picked up an 03 GGP sport design from CT with 55k miles(manual of course). This was to be my first car i had saved up from lifeguarding and teaching kids how to swim for my mods and the car (nothing bought by my parents) IMG_0156.JPG the car looked like this at the time. It originally came with some adr wheels but i sold those. My first mod was my set of Fortune Auto 500 coilovers with swift springs. Was a relatively easy install and they feel great! Fast forward a couple months i ordered my set of volk racing TE37 last October the spec is 17 x 9.5 +41. Concave! You wont see another IS with this spec as there was only ten made bc it was special order. Well come back to that in a lil. So next i picked up a set of altezza window visors and there started with my relationship with Chris Wong from db8 motorsports. He delivers fast and is 100% what you order he's the best! Fast forward to this summer, i received my wheels
and got them mounted on yokohama s drives 245 x 17 all around. Around this time i started getting real obsessed with the jdm front bumper and lip so i shot chris a text and he hooked me up! Trd side skirts, jdm front bumper, lip, and jdm crash bar.
sent them to paint at my shop who does the BEST jobs. Centerline auto collision in massapequa for those long islanders reading this. In the mean time i went to install the wheels and came across some problems.
the wheel in the front rubbed against the upper control arm :0. So to get around this i ran a 2mm spacer and it still rubbed but by a mm maybe 2 so me and my buddies ground down the arm (a safe amount) and BAM it worked!
next i got a call from the shop saying my parts were ready so i went to pick that up.
was a very sketchy drive haha. Next came fitting it and puttig the volk racing stickers on the wheels
and now were at present day
Next is evo 8 Brembo BBK all around! Getting the chassis prepped for power. I have an aristo 2jzgte waiting for me and im looking to pick up a borg warner s366 in the future. I will keep updating this thread! Thanks guys for reading


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Nice car. I'm looking to buy an IS300 in the next few months. It's like finding a needle in a hay stack to get one with a manual and stock LSD, which isn't the silver/champagne color.
 

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Nice car. I'm looking to buy an IS300 in the next few months. It's like finding a needle in a hay stack to get one with a manual and stock LSD, which isn't the silver/champagne color.


Yep! As soon as i saw mine i was in CT next day... Got the whole package!


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Yeah, there are only 16 on autotrader across the entire US that are manual. Six of those are silver, and of the rest, I bet most are non LSD. I'm patient though. Hopefully something will pop up that meets the bill within 400 miles in the next few months. Might have to settle for silver, or non LSD.
 

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Yeah, there are only 16 on autotrader across the entire US that are manual. Six of those are silver, and of the rest, I bet most are non LSD. I'm patient though. Hopefully something will pop up that meets the bill within 400 miles in the next few months. Might have to settle for silver, or non LSD.


Keep looking man i waited 8 months before finding mine


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Havent updated this in a while so heres whats going on:

I just bought the FIGS engineering RB 330mm BBK and the SRP 3" catback exhaust

Heres a pic of the BBK when it came in

And one taken out of the box

And one next to the wheel... These things are GIANT to think that they fit in the stock wheels! Holy sleeper! Car pretty much looks the same

Im also working on my interior now, my brother gave me his old set of recaro pole positions in red, and im going to reupholster them in black leather with suede inserts like this

After this im going to get sway bars and then just some more interior stuff until im ready to swap for the VVTI 2jzgte single turbo



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Update time! So i took about nine hours yesterday to give the car the full detail. Washed it, clayed it, washed it, did a compound cut, polish, then glaze wit a DA orbital. Buffed out the rear lights and they're as shiny as new!
Now I'm working on wrapping the dashboard. I went with black brushed metallic for that clean almost OEM look. Im getting ready for autocon so time is short. Almost forgot!
I got the speedhunters X renown steering wheel 69/100. Now im putting in my red recaro, pole position SPG. Im waiting for seat rails and mounts now. Next comes a shift knob. After that im gonna look for a bump steer kit, and finally gonna find a vvti 2jzgte.


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Oh! One more thing! Im getting my wheels ceramic coated right now so i dont have to worry about cleaning white! Ill let you all know how they come out, apparently its super worth it



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UPDATE: it is so worth it to get wheels powdercoated!
over the past couple weeks i ripped my dash out and repainted it
got a trd spoiler and painted it
got a new shift knob and put in my recaro pole position (the other will ovin when i can afford more rails)
and killed it at autocon!
STAY TUNED A LOT MORE TO COME!


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