choppyshrimp

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  1. I'm pretty sceptical about wheel alignment shops as a lot of them can't ever seem to do them properly, while some charge you and may not even do them at all. Have always taken my cars to a reputable shop and avoid ones like the chains you visited. The good places charge a bit more, but it's worth a few extra dollars for peace of mind that it's being done properly, especially if your car and/or its suspension is uncommon. Not saying all Bridgestone tyres and such are incapable, but just seems to be the case from what I hear all the time.
  2. Hey Corey, I'm about to go through a break pad change myself and have heard good things about the Project Mu NS400's stated above. I've already put an order through for them, however I've still got about 2 weeks left to wait for the front pads to come back in stock. People over on the American forums have rated them quite well, especially in regards to brake dust. My second option was the Brembos, they're quite affordable on Sparesbox: Front set: https://www.sparesbox.com.au/part/brembo-brake-pad-set-low-met-p83146-p-83-146 - $116 Rear set: https://www.sparesbox.com.au/part/brembo-brake-pad-set-low-met-p83134-p-83-134 - $106 Pads on Sparesbox tend to go on sale quite often so they can be had for even cheaper. However, I would rather pay the mere $106 extra for the entire set of Project Mu's just based off the minimal brake dust alone, not to mention the quality. As soon as I have them on the car and bedded in I'll be happy to give you some detailed feedback.
  3. Hi all. My 2011 IS350 was unfortunately written off, so I now have these parts sitting in the garage with no use and up for sale at quite a fair price. They all fit the 2IS 350 (2011-2013) 2011-2013 - IS250/350 OEM Tail Lights in perfect condition - $350 Brand new Akebono ACT1118 ProACT Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pad Front Set - SOLD Brand new Akebono ACT1113 ProACT Ultra-Premium Ceramic Brake Pad Rear Set - SOLD IS350 stock mufflers and resonator - $100 2IS Lexus Genuine Floor Mats - $100 Happy to post anything except of course the exhaust at the buyers expense, otherwise pickup from Melbourne. Pics will be up soon. Thanks guys 😃
  4. Only just saw your comment. Anyway I was talking to you about it the other day, I ended up putting in an order for a brand new set of BC BR's, should be coming in next week.
  5. EDIT: **bought**
  6. Don't worry too much about km's, especially on cars like this. As long as there is service history and the car checks out alright, you're in the clear. I'd get the Sports Luxury for the added features and the cheaper price.
  7. I had mine done by Daalder Exhausts in Dandenong. I say go to them (or any other reputable exhaust shop) and tell them what kind of sound you're looking for, they'll be able to set you up with something close enough or exactly what you want for a fair price. Most shops should charge you around the same amount though, you're not really going to find a place that does it significantly cheaper than the other unless it's a shoddy job. I've heard good things about HiTech over in Sunshine, you should try give them a call and see what they can do.
  8. Not sure if you've already went through with what you planned to do but I thought I'd chime in. I've got custom rear mufflers on my 2011 IS350 along with a resonator delete and I'm quite happy with the sound. Whole thing only cost me around $500, but around $150 could've be saved if I didn't add a set of shadow chrome tips. Gave me the perfect sound I wanted without spending upwards of 1k for a branded system. There is only a VERY slight drone at freeway cruising speed. I'd recommend something like this if you want to save some money and still get a nice (or maybe even better) sound. Seems like you're already doing something similar with the magnaflow's though, if that isn't enough, then remove the resonator and it'll definitely open up some more.
  9. Thanks for that, I'll take your word for it then :-) Unless you have a better option without changing the rotors.
  10. Would you recommend to buy them as a replacement? I've looked into EBC Red Stuff and not sure which would be better regarding braking, dust minimization and value for money.
  11. Where can I get more information about this? Couldn't seem to find anything about "abz concepts" online. Very interested.
  12. Really upsets me that this hasn't sold yet haha, really seems like a niche market for these cars. Have you had many people inquire? Might just be more of a waiting game opposed to price drops, I'd happily pay your asking price if I had the money to spend. Like Spec said, just need to wait for the right person to see it.