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honestly I love your taillights, some of the nicest I've seen! I think you should just keep the design and have nick incorporate LEDs into them! The contrast really looks nice on your car! I'm actually about to have nick do some exactly like that for me, satin black with chrome rings! I even sent him a picture of your car as a reference!
 

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^^Ya. I think u should. I like that look. Just tint the inside a lil dark.
I would totally support a red upper section. You could always have the inside painted dark (maybe not as dark as now), and do the upper section in red. IDK, it might look cool lol. I'd do it eventually if I ever open mine.
honestly I love your taillights, some of the nicest I've seen! I think you should just keep the design and have nick incorporate LEDs into them! The contrast really looks nice on your car! I'm actually about to have nick do some exactly like that for me, satin black with chrome rings! I even sent him a picture of your car as a reference!
Well after letting this sit for a while I think I'm leaning towards just adding LED's to my current lights. BUT it's been put on hold for now. I picked up another exhaust instead. Hoping it's here next week.



In other news, I got my 2 front wheels almost back together. Just need to locktite and torque the bolts. Going to put a layer of sealant along the weld just incase too. Then they will be ready for tires.

STILL waiting on my lips from Wheel Flip...


DSC_2654 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr


DSC_2656 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr


DSC_2660 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr
 

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Dam those wheels
mmmmmhmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Wheel Porn.
damn those wheels look sick.

You had to get custom made lips?
:) :approve:

Yeah the front two (pictured) are just factory Blitz refinished. Nothing changed with them other than swapping faces to lower the offset.

The rears though were cut for new lips. Wheel Flip said they had lips to fit them but when I got them they didn't fit. I sent one of my faces to them to cut new lips that would fit so yeah the rear lips will be custom now.

Just waiting for them to send everything back :pissed:
 

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No news on my lips from Wheel Flip still... Getting pretty annoyed now.


Anyway, I came across a Buddy Club Spec II exhaust and of course I just couldn't pass it up :lol:

The tip was a little crunched but I'll get it straightened out at some point. Fits pretty good, I'd like it to be a little longer but I can take care of that at some point too.

Of course nothing ever works right. My stock exhaust is very rusted from it's first few years in Michigan. Well BOTH bolt holes on the stock B pipe are tore up. I tried to save them but they're too far gone. So the exhaust is basically held on by the 4 hangers and 1 bolt. So I have a pretty good exhaust leak there.

Sucks because I feel like if I pull my stock B pipe off the same thing will happen at the Y pipe connection. I don't really feel like buying a full header back exhaust...




Whatever, here are some pictures. I was going to wash the car, it's 70F today, but tomorrow it's supposed to snow 1-3" so I didn't waste my time.

DSC_2668_zps4a3554eb by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

DSC_2665_zpsdd89401a by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

DSC_2667_zps4e7e380e by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

DSC_2666_zpsb82d3d17 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

DSC_2664_zpsc904afd3 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr

DSC_2698_zpsaa2e5607 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr
 

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Its been a while since I came into this thread. Looks amazing!!!

I would do the LED tails. I always liked the ebay LED tails that some members have. Modellista is sick as well.

I always remember your headlights, when you first painted them. Everyone kept saying, just go with authentic JDM. Your still rocking it like it is :approve:
 

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Its been a while since I came into this thread. Looks amazing!!!

I would do the LED tails. I always liked the ebay LED tails that some members have. Modellista is sick as well.

I always remember your headlights, when you first painted them. Everyone kept saying, just go with authentic JDM. Your still rocking it like it is :approve:
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Funny thing about my head lights is I have a JDM set in chrome sitting in my garage. I've been debating what to do and finally made up my mind :) Gonna step my light game up next year hopefully.


LED tail lights + trunk lights
LED fender markers
Dual projector retrofit painted black JDM head lights with LED turn signals
Possibly projector fog lights too

That's what I WANT to do. Things always come up so we'll see what I end up doing :lol:

I'd love the dancing LED tail light setups like Elvis from StanceNation has on his LS. But too expensive for me to justify. Around $2000.

whats going on with the lips now?
lol big surprise, haven't heard anything. I got an email last Monday that said they "should" be two weeks (BEFORE chrome) so we'll see. I replied but never heard anything back. Gonna resend the email later tonight since they seem to respond better towards the end of the day.


You are the 2nd person to have issues with wheel flip that i know of. Im sure theres more.
I never expected them to be this bad. All I had seen was people raving about how great they were. I guess I didn't dig deep enough before I decided to have them do my stuff. I'm just glad I had my faces, inner barrels, and the two barrels/lips done someplace else. Who knows how long they would be taking to do EVERYTHING.

The lips were the FIRST thing I ordered, yet the LAST thing I'm going to get back. They told me they had lips IN STOCK that would work. So much for that :lol:

I actually found 3 other IS300 owners through Instagram that all had issues with Wheel Flip. Plus a couple other guys. So it's either a hidden problem or a new problem.

All I know is they have about a week and a half to get something done. If not I'll be getting a refund.

I will never use Wheel Flip again that's for sure.
 

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November 29th I ordered two 18x4.5" lips in chrome on November 29th.
December 1st I called, I specifically asked if I needed to send a center in to confirm fitment, they said no.
January 17th-ish (6-7 weeks later) they send me two 4.5" lips in the wrong bolt pattern (for vs-xx) that don't fit.
February 10th the lips were delivered back to them along with one of my faces.
February 19th they "started" work on the new lips.
February 24th they tell me they should be done by the end of the week, at most middle of next week.
March 26th they tell me they sent 4" lips to chrome instead of 4.5". They can only get 4" or 5".
March 28th they say they can order 4.5" lips in blanks that I need but it will be minimum 2 weeks. Plus two weeks for chrome.
March 31st they say they should have the lips within two weeks.

So first it took a month and a half to chrome two lips that they had in stock. Then my stuff sat for two weeks and they did nothing with them. THEN they started work on the WRONG size lips. Apparently it took a month and a half for them to find out they were the wrong size. And they probably only found about because I called multiple times about them.

I can't always call, emailing is easier for me, so I've sent NUMEROUS emails with no response. They are better at answering the phones but that's not always an option for me. Not to mention they can call me. Leave a message. Let me know what's going on.

I've been patient and understanding. I ordered lips during black Friday. Of course they are going to be swamped. The amount of orders combined with multiple holidays was bound to slow things down. That's why I never really complained when I didn't get the lips until Mid-January.

But now they don't have an excuse so my patience is running out.
 

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November 29th I ordered two 18x4.5" lips in chrome on November 29th.
December 1st I called, I specifically asked if I needed to send a center in to confirm fitment, they said no.
January 17th-ish (6-7 weeks later) they send me two 4.5" lips in the wrong bolt pattern (for vs-xx) that don't fit.
February 10th the lips were delivered back to them along with one of my faces.
February 19th they "started" work on the new lips.
February 24th they tell me they should be done by the end of the week, at most middle of next week.
March 26th they tell me they sent 4" lips to chrome instead of 4.5". They can only get 4" or 5".
March 28th they say they can order 4.5" lips in blanks that I need but it will be minimum 2 weeks. Plus two weeks for chrome.
March 31st they say they should have the lips within two weeks.

So first it took a month and a half to chrome two lips that they had in stock. Then my stuff sat for two weeks and they did nothing with them. THEN they started work on the WRONG size lips. Apparently it took a month and a half for them to find out they were the wrong size. And they probably only found about because I called multiple times about them.

I can't always call, emailing is easier for me, so I've sent NUMEROUS emails with no response. They are better at answering the phones but that's not always an option for me. Not to mention they can call me. Leave a message. Let me know what's going on.

I've been patient and understanding. I ordered lips during black Friday. Of course they are going to be swamped. The amount of orders combined with multiple holidays was bound to slow things down. That's why I never really complained when I didn't get the lips until Mid-January.

But now they don't have an excuse so my patience is running out.
sorry to hear about that Corey. So many roadblocks for something so simple.
 

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sorry to hear about that Corey. So many roadblocks for something so simple.
sucks about this man :( It'll be worth it!
Thanks guys. Hopefully the lips come in this week so they can be sent of to chrome. Wheel Flip said they should have them Wednesday.

Dattt buddy club dooooh.... I want one!!!
I love it :) If I ever see another one I'll let you know :approve:
 
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