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Well I've tossed around a lot of ideas for next mods and haven't really decided anything lol.

All I've managed is to sell my 17" pair of Blitz 03 and pick up a black Z-Edition Altezza grill

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I decided to go another route with Modellista, and bought a pair of Volk CE28N in 17x9 +22. Still on the hunt for another pair lol

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Managed to find them brand new. Not worried about getting another new pair, just trying to find a pair in matching color. I can get a pair in bronze but I'm trying to avoid that if I can.

I also pulled off my Vertex fenders and started fixing the one that is cracked. It's fiberglassed and smoothed out, just need to sand the entire fender, add body filler, and I'll see how decent I can paint it. If it goes well enough I plan to fix Elixir as well. And repaint my Ganadors, and paint my Vertex hood spoiler I've had for years lol.


I was making progress on the fenders, but then I gave in and decided to let my wife get a dog. She's been wanting one for years but it wasn't feasible until now. Now I've got a puppy and two cats to entertain.

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My wife decided she wanted a white husky, so here is Luna. 8 week old husky with a little bit of lab in her.
 

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Correction, you're not a Nintendo whore...you are a wheel whore. Good job :approve:
 

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Nice! Glad you found the grill and rear bumper especially in the right color :D
Can't wait until you get your Elixir on, I haven't had mine on for so long I forgot I have it... stupid winter.

How did the subframe collars make the car feel?
 

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Nice! Glad you found the grill and rear bumper especially in the right color :D
Can't wait until you get your Elixir on, I haven't had mine on for so long I forgot I have it... stupid winter.

How did the subframe collars make the car feel?
Yup, the parts hoarding closet is coming together nicely! lol I just want to see yours with the hood on!

Slightly stiffer, but much more consistent. Definitely worth investing in. Poly diff bushings will be on my list to do at some point.
 

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Managed to pick up another pair of wheels. Was really trying to hold out for a matching pair in silver but couldn't pass up the sizes.

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17x10 +35 in gold

Trying to decide if I will be powder coating this pair before putting them on or not. I know I should, and I would prefer to, but we'll see. I'd really like to see how they look on the car with tires and everything before putting any more money into them.
 

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Gonna posts some updates, won't be in order though. This is most recent (worked on yesterday (9/17/2016)


Picked up Street Faction front and rear bash bars. Also grabbed some TRD Yellows

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Removed rear bumper, FINALLY going to have a crash bar again. Haven't been running one for probably 4 years. I missed out of the originals Street Faction was making but was able to get in on the latest batch.

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Unfortunately basically none of the bolts lined up for me. It's held on by the two bottom nuts right now and that's it. One of the four bolts lined up. I took some pictures yesterday and emailed Street Faction but have been slowly working on drilling and filing the holes out to get it to work. Not interested in sending it back or waiting another 3 months for another one.

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Front works out pretty well. The studs on the frame needed to be bent in (saw another member here do the same in their build thread). But even with JDM bumpers the ends don't seem to be bent in enough. That same member (blkedout I think) had an issue with the bar hitting USDM corner lights and ended up cutting the bar short. With Modellista and Elixir the bar hits the ends of the bumper and forces them out. Most noticeably on the driver side with Modellista.

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Elixir

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Just kidding

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Luna is huge now for anyone that cares and doesn't follow me on Instagram lol

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Well we also "rescued" another dog. From what we were told, she was raised on a chain and barely fed, was rescued by another person but after about 3 weeks of them owning her they couldn't handle her. So we picked her up. She gained about 8 pounds in the first week we had her.

Both dogs are Husky/lab mix but they are completely different.

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Oh I did do some maintenance a couple weeks ago. Amsoil trans and diff fluid, oil change, cabin filter change, cleaned and re-oiled my k&n intake filter too.

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So that pretty much is where I'm at. Bought a house a couple months ago so house stuff > car stuff for a while.

I do know I've got a bad driver door lock actuator and one of my trunk hinge brackets broke in half. Neither has been a huge deal but they will be getting replaced soon. Also want to replace serpentine/drive belt so I'll probably order that at the same time as the actuator since they are Lexus only part numbers and I haven't been able to find any cross referenced Toyota numbers.

Plan to sell my Blitz, replace some bushings in the rear and traction arms, and powder coat my gold pair of CE28 silver.
 

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SICK!!! I cut my OEM rear crash bar to fit finally (ran without one for like a year, felt naked lol). And used JDM front one. But those look so much better! And those wheels are perfect, should just keep two tone :p Congrats on the house :)
 

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man this thread makes me want another is300! maybe i should sell my frs.... beautiful is300, one of the nicest ones ive seen
***Edit*** went thru all 119 pages, great read! love all the phases you went thru!
 
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