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Are they the 2nd gen ones? I believe they have fully adjustable dampening.

I was actually looking into these for my car as well, be nice to get some feedback after you get them dialed in
My fenders aren't rolled and I just entered a driveway at the wrong angle while turning and the tire pulled the underside the fender out. I'm going to raise it an inch either this afternoon or tomorrow. I bought a heat gun and bent it back in however the paint chipped. Bummer.

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Man I haven't checked up on your thread in a while, if I knew you wanted to protect the greddy lip I would have recommend a 06-07 wrx sti v-lip. When I was part of the RSX scene alot of guys mounted that lip to their cars and shaved off the ends for a nice clean look.






DIY: V-Lip

I seen a few IS300 guys do it too







There's multiple versions on ebay for different year wrxs but they're all about $60-$70 each. In my opinion the 06-07 version like the one on my friend's RSX and the yellow IS300 looks clean. The 06-07 is flatter and it can be easily mounted to a flat surface. They even have some with fins if you like those.



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*Small Chuckle* You tryin' to talk me out of my own home-made splitter for some eBay Subaru stuff? Psh.. Thank you, but no thank you Sir.
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just a suggestion since it's what I was planning on doing eventually
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Where's the updates?
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Where's the updates?
Currently my body kit is in repair mode... Made the mistake of going through an automatic car wash, being too low my side skirt was damaged pretty bad. My front lip was chipping from the constant bends and pressure from different angled driveways and such. It's not pretty however I got my Coil-Over height and stiffness worked out so I'm not pulling my hair out anymore.

I did purchase a new fan assembly that will soon be installed for preventative maintenance. It's almost time to do the spark plugs, coil wires, Oil Filter Relo. Kit, & Timing Belt.



I've learned that if you always take care of your car it will always take care of you.

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Great write up! Very clean :D


You should have went with CX racing coilovers (can go really low and stiff) for like $600 new on eBay. Or BC racing BR coilovers (can also go low/stiff, plus I love my swift spring upgrade) for $1,000-1,200 new from different vendors like Figs.

Can't wait to see future updates on your build.
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Here's the story..

My GReady Lip has been off for sometime now.. The usual pulled up to a parking block too close and ~CRUNCH!~ so I pulled it off, sanded it down, Primer, Paint, Clear.. again.. I decided to give a shot at making a splitter. Here are my Pictures and Progress.

Did you ever reveal what material you used to make the splitter? I'm going to make one of my own once the weather turns for the season.

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Very nice build thread. Keep up the quality of work and on the thread. Great read...
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Did you ever reveal what material you used to make the splitter? I'm going to make one of my own once the weather turns for the season.
I used sheet metal and braces to piece it together, the scraping sounds good when going into driveways and such

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Man I haven't checked up on your thread in a while, if I knew you wanted to protect the greddy lip I would have recommend a 06-07 wrx sti v-lip. When I was part of the RSX scene alot of guys mounted that lip to their cars and shaved off the ends for a nice clean look.

I seen a few IS300 guys do it too






Where did you find pics of the IS300 with that lip? I'd like to try some custom work with that in a few weeks here. Seeing a few more might give me a better idea of how it looks (since I'm not slammed lol)

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Where did you find pics of the IS300 with that lip? I'd like to try some custom work with that in a few weeks here. Seeing a few more might give me a better idea of how it looks (since I'm not slammed lol)
TBH, It's really not fun. Taking angels over driveways, worrying about every little bump, paint chipping, pieces bending, getting caught and folding under the car while attached thus ripping the entire bumper off... Sure it looks great but the hassle is really not worth it... I took my entire body kit off and it's now hurt badly. Just thinking about it makes me cry (over dramatic). lol

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TBH, It's really not fun. Taking angels over driveways, worrying about every little bump, paint chipping, pieces bending, getting caught and folding under the car while attached thus ripping the entire bumper off... Sure it looks great but the hassle is really not worth it... I took my entire body kit off and it's now hurt badly. Just thinking about it makes me cry (over dramatic). lol
You drive your car? Well, that's your mistake. Don't you know? Cars are made to sit in the garage and be stared at, not driven. You silly goose.
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Haven't done much in a while until today.

It's been raining for quite some time now and today the rain let up so I jumped at the opportunity and did some things I've been waiting to do.

First. I bought this dash cam, it comes with front and rear cams. I upgraded the memory card to HD SD 128gb and it records continuously even up to 30 mins after parked. I haven't run the rear cam yet but here is a video to get the idea. I like it's video quality with a wide angle lens however the sound recording is crap.

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Second I started my brief (yet I use that word lightly) Brief, Nitrous install with a 50 shot. Why? because I want to go fast yesterday and the wife said I need to wait a couple more months until I can be mad with a turbo and make choo choo noises (MCM reference). lol

I've uploaded pictures to view with my stage one progress for installation.

Wiring Diagram: in my setup I have the sequence set as Master Arm<Momentary<WOT Switch<Solonoid<Chopping Power!



Mounted and soildered the silonoid





Mounted the nozzle in the intake pipe before the butterfly after the MAF





Mounted the bottle a little snug, however, I'd rather have the base close and not the knob.







Mounted the Solenoid on the firewall













lost a friggin socket under the ECU box. Man, it was a B. Had to unbolt everything to get under there (mental note: buy magnet next time at the hardware store).



Continued wiring up momentary switch









Momentary installed



Put new wipers in because it's due for another week of rain.



While under the car I finally fixed the auto headlight leveling sensor. When doing the coil overs the arm was put the wrong way and I switched it around and the dummy light is FINALLY OFF! WHOO-FREAKIN-HOO! (drives me crazy!)



I have a bottle heater on the way along with a pressure gauge. For now I'm going to use this heating pad.







On a side note, I'm getting about 300 miles to a tank, is that similar as to what everyone else is getting? I do lay into it quite a bit like a mad man. lol

Next steps in stage two of the installation process:
Running the Nitrous line
Installing the WOT Switch
Running the power signal to the WOT Switch

After that a dry purge at 3k in neutral and we're off to the races (once the rain stops... ).

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I purchased this


to make my car look like this



Rain please go away!

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