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Well i had ended the search on selling my car. Had some buyers and then some low ballers..No way you can buy a 2001 IS and fit it with the parts i have and setup all for under 10K... Plus its paid and still rides strong.. anyway:
I am going to change some things up before I get back from Iraq this year.
Starting small then I will move forward. My dad is helping me out with the build back in Fl since I am not there. he is into cars as much as I am so this is a good little joint project. The pics will come as i get them.

So far here is what is on the way to the house.

-Vertex Front end authentic (in and prepping for paint)
-BC Racing Coilovers (in 10/12/2010)
-Figs hood prop kit (ordered)
-Muteki Lug nuts (Purp) (ordered)
-Brake paint kit G2 (Purp) (in 10/13/2010)
-Varrstoen 2.2.2 wheels in white specs: (in 10/14/2010 pg. 2)
19x8.5 +35
19.9.5 +35
-Falken tires 215/35/19 amd 135/35/19 (installed page 2)
-New fog lights with H.I.D. ballast upgrade
-Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD 7" dual din (in 10/12/2010)

Car will hit the shop for some more fender pull and shaving to accommodate the new fitment. I know white on white is a hit or miss, but alot of people are doing the same thing, same wheels, same color, same fitment, so just heading a different way for now.
For all this I am looking at a mid December finish timeframe due to I will hit a vacation from the Taliban land for a couple of weeks.

Any suggestions or input please don't be shy :)
















Well I will post more once all comes in,

some brake items and small things will come in soon.

page 2 tease :)

 

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looks awesome! What bumper is that? Looks really good on the IS
 

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Call me when u wanna sell that Front lol. Just love it.

I was thinking doing the same white on white like u but i kinda worry that the car looking funny if the wheel is actually whiter than the car (DWP)....?
 

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what are the specs on the wheels on the car?

looking to sell?
 

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awesome build! should be exciting.

how come we've never seen you around miami or any of the meets?
 

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Call me when u wanna sell that Front lol. Just love it.

I was thinking doing the same white on white like u but i kinda worry that the car looking funny if the wheel is actually whiter than the car (DWP)....?
lol,, I am test fitting and debating, might let it go, still not sure yet.

Yeah, well my white is a little brighter than the DWP, Just waiting to get them in,, the pics are off the site, I will get the pics up as soon as they come in.

If you look through Google pics, a couple newer IS models have these or Volk TE37's plus some BMW M series and the white is not a match but it still looks good in my opinion..












what are the specs on the wheels on the car?

looking to sell?

They are tork Imagins

IIRC its
19x8 + 35
19x9.5 + 40

I will most likely sell including tires

I will have a lot of items for sale once I get some pictures of it and make a for sale thread.
guaranteed for sale will be:
VIS OEM Carbon hood 99% new
Tokico blue shocks with skunk 2 coilover sleeve system
Headers (top speed brand)
OEM Bumper with rep wald lip
I will make a for sale thread soon for that though.



new grille for sure
i love vertex front <3
how much did you get it for??

how much were the rims? looks great
Yes, I am thinking of a new grill any suggestions?

I got the vertex out of the for sale forum this past week. :)

The rims were priced by the Varrstoen guys off their site.
there is a rep here that you can PM for more info
regular price runs $1050 for the similar size and offsets in matte black.
 

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that last pic looks like your car is sinking into the ground, any reason for that shot?
It’s a sink hole! lol nah,
It’s where the curb dips in the driveway starts. Just my dad was testing the clearance for exiting the driveway. Clears just barely lol

awesome build! Should be exciting.

How come we've never seen you around Miami or any of the meets?
Alright here is the SOB story..
Got the car while in the military and then was stationed in Killen Texas through 2006-December 2008.

Got out the military and was driving the car in Brandon Fl and ended up making it to the simply clean event in Orlando in Jan of 2009. Got a contracting job offer with the government in Iraq in March and been here since.
I've missed all the good shows and events. I didn’t know too many people with an IS when I was there and now see a bunch of members in the FL mid-south area. I’ll be there mid December this year for a week or 2 then back in Iraq to finish up my new contract. If anything is going on between Christmas and the 4th of Jan, I’m down.
 

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cool man. will let you know! good luck out there, and good luck with the build. we hope to see it in person sometime!
 

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Keep up the good work....
 

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Car is gonna look sic!
 

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Discussion Starter #20 (Edited)
More parts are in :)
Got the BC coils thanks to FIgs!!!!
Some better mounted shots and built the for sale forum so go check it out guys :)
Here go some of the shots, most of the other parts should be in this week!!
* bumper is not painted yet its just test fitting right now*
waiting on rims to see if i need more pull or shave on fender, then the parts go on :)












 
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