Well im back with more, i can't really say theres anything completely ground breaking done to my car but why not add some more to the ol' build?
When i last left off, i had just gotten my wheels. Long story short i was laid off for a few weeks and sadly i had no money saved up, so i sold the wheels. It sucked, and honestly i probably didnt have to in the first place, but i learned my lesson to SAVE money first before the car can get more mods.
I didn't really do much to the car other than drive it, i finished school so that means less mileage! lol.
I got another JCE10W Gita cluster, and finally the steering wheel logo to match!
The next order of business was to get rid of the dented door. Now, ive had the actual door shell since last year, ive just never had the time nor the determination to tackle the job myself. With some help from another buddy of mine, we did it!
My friend's IS, full Neo V1 kit! His car is currently being converted to a 2JZ-GTE single turbo!
so happy to not have to look at that unsightly dent anymore. Yes, the color isnt perfect and yes im okay with it. "50 shades of MSM" is what my car has now -_- haha
i also ditched the stickers. I wanted to go for a nice clean look.
Scored yet another 04/05 flip tray....
...and some JDM Promo Dealer plates for the Gita....
...scored another set of VS-KF's...this time in 18x8.5 18x9.5 +45 all around....if you remember Sway's build he ran similar specs and they worked nicely. The faces on these will need to be re-done but im cool with it. Theyre currently on a container ship on their way to the US.
Then my valve cover gaskets started to leak. Of course. Had a somewhat local friend help me with that job, i hopped on the ferry to Connecticut and had the: Timing belt, water pump, hydraulic tensioner, tensioner bearing, accessory belt, coolant, and valve cover gaskets all done. i also cleaned the throttle body out which was FILTHY. The car runs, drives, and behaves so much better now!
^ man and his machine....
me and my friends car right before i left for the Ferry back to Long Island
I started to meet up with c1L and his crazy high horsepower IS....jesus christ ive never been in anything that fast! Another friend of mine also just picked up a SUPER clean 03 5-speed, so we started to meet up and hang together!
^ two stick IS300s and a wagon. so much rarity
Thats it for now, honestly (and i know everyone says this) after the wheels get here and are mounted im going to be done for a while. After the turbulent events of this year and between school and work, id really like to just enjoy the car for what it is. After i graduate next year and hopefully land a full time job then id like to pursue the ultimate goal of boost. But anyway, i love this car! Ive met so many great people and had such a great time with her. Im just happy to have kept her! lol sorry for the gush. Cheers My.is'ers!