my 2007 IS Slow build by marcsis250

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my 2007 IS Slow build

Compliments of marcsis250 @



I figured I would start a build log of my own ride, it will be a and has been a slow one due to that I work long hours and I don't have too much time to work on car but as I progress I will update.

I will start with the stereo build since it is a very different then the average install.


I wanted to use some of the older stuff I have laying around so I started with mounting my Alpine PXA-700 controller, I wanted it to be in the dash since it will be my main control unit for everything else in car. system source will be a tablet which I will convert the signal to full digital to 

be fed into the processor, cd will be fed digitally from an older alpine cdplayer that I modified the DOUT output to be fed into processor( didn't have a digital output before my mod). as you can tell 

I wanted to use all digital inputs on my processor for clean signal. 

here is pictures of me figuring out how to keep HVAC controls intact while removing stock cdplayer. once I figured that out I started the layout and build. here are some pics.

A. I disassembled the stock cdplayer and confirmed I only need the main circuit board

b. I then started to take apart the display and removed the display board so to make room for the

the clock.

c. I then grinded some of the mounting to fit the clock and hazard up to where the stereo display


d. then I started mapping the layout and building the face.

e I ordered a lower kit from ebay( fit ment is top notch. will mold that to face to hold my cdplayer

and also the tablet will sit in front of the lower mount.

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here I built a housing to hold board and allow me to plug back into the stock system.

checked and works great. 

I then started molding the pieces and will finish some more tonight.

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last pic of mount

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here are some pics of the ground kit being molded. I bought this kit because I haven't seen anyone do a actually mold of this kit. I could be wrong but it still looks good. we modded the kit to fit and bring the profile of the car to look lower and also even. the front and back lip sat too high in relation to the side skirts. little playing around and we got it to look way more even and 

over all makes the car look more aggressive when planted.

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rear bumper I wanted a more cleaner look, so with some skill and my friends old camry bumper 

we molded the reflectors and tow hook openings.

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