Rey, that photoshop is awesome. Thank you!Nice, that's gonna look good.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k91/beanDS/IS300 Pics/Other IS300s/white_is_Vertex.jpg
It wouldn't bother me so much if the side skirts weren't yellow. But nahhh I'll keep things in the garage until they are painted any looking good :approve:Nice. Why you don't drive around like that? lol j/k.
Going to look nice man!
Thanks guys. I can't wait!Nice man, very sleek
Thanks Corey. If all goes as planned, I'll have another DIY to share in the not too distant future.Rey, that photoshop is awesome. Thank you!
And good luck installing all the OEM parts you bought. Hopefully everything goes smooth!
Oh, and I have a weird clunking coming from the front of my car now... I have no idea what it is. I rotated my tires and checked to make sure things were tight, tried getting it to make the sound by turning the wheel with the front end in the air, loosened my sway bar brackets so the bushing wasn't binding, and nothing helped. It's either my endlinks, upper A arms, or front shocks. At least that's what I think. I didn't notice any visible leaks anywhere so I cleaned things up and will check in a few days.
I know it's not my A arms smacking the shock towers. Because it does it over little bumps. But it happens more over abrupt dips. Going on a smooth drop doesn't make any noise. And it clunks when I turn. Which makes me think endlinks since the weight is transfered across the endlinks/sway bar?
That kinda makes sense to me... :lol: Have you heard anything from Mike about the front end link brackets?
When are you going to put your little helper to work :lol:Man my head gonna esplode soon with all the stuff going on.
Thanks Mike :approve:Still have not gotten to the sway reloc bracket. Man my head gonna esplode soon with all the stuff going on. Car is looking good Corey.
I really wish I would have seen this post earlier today... I was under my car checking things and didn't even think to unbolt the endlink and see if that changed anything.Thanks Corey. If all goes as planned, I'll have another DIY to share in the not too distant future.
Have you tried to isolate the problem to the endlinks by unbolting them from the sway bar? Do your lower ball joints on the No.1 LCA have any play? Take a look at the top nut by the dampening adjuster , and make sure it's still tight. I think the rear lower shock bushings take more of a beating, but it wouldn't hurt to inspect the fronts. I hate clunking issues! They are so damned annoying and a PITA to find.
Your car is gonna be done before mine! lol oh well I'll get everything together soon enough.Coming together good corey.. ima be on my way to the body shop in a couple of hours. My car is finally after a year of driving with a smashed and rusted fender and beat up front bumper going to get painted. Cant wait to see your car done man!! :approve:
Rey I meant the ball joints on my endlinks. They are ball joints right?From what I've been reading, the ball joints are supposed to have almost no play. I've read some posts saying to replace them if you have more than 1mm of play. Don't end up like this guy: http://my.is/forums/f89/lower-ball-joint-broke-424591/
Thanks :approve:This is a great progress thread!!! I wish I documented my car's progression in such detail. Keep it up.
Oh and appreciate the table of contents, really organizes the thread for me.
Thanks!looking good man. white IS3's are sick!
I was... But they sold back in November? So I no longer have them. Sorry!hey are u selling your wheels ??????????
Thanks Rey :approve: Hopefully you don't have any issues installing your new parts! Oh, and at least you've got decent weather and no snow! lol I honestly haven't even seen my car since LAST Monday...I'm glad you figured out the problem. Definitely get Figs endlinks. Not only are they adjustable, but they are a lot easier to install/remove since you don't need an allen wrench.
My OEM parts are finally going to ship tomorrow. Now I have to find some time to install them.
issed:Today was in the 80's. Time to turn on the AC