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post #1 of 45 Old 08-19-2008, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Fun Facts: How many 08 IS-F's are there?

So, I learned something pretty interesting about 2008 model year production IS-F's. These are answers direct from my sources. So lets get started...


FACT: There were about 2,733 IS F's made for the USA.

FACT: There are a total of 4,828 IS F's made in the world, including pre-production vehicles.

FACT: All IS F's come off the one production line for every destination

FACT: The last 2008 IS F VIN for the US ended in 4828, with an August 6, 2008 build date.

FICTION: The last 4 digits of the VIN, 3600 was the last 2008 model year IS F.

How to decode the 17 digit VIN:

Digits 1 - 3: WMI = World Manufacturer Identifier
Digits 4-8: VDS = Vehicle Descriptor Section
Digit 9: Check Digit
Digit 10: MY (in case of USA)
Digit 11 - 17: Plant Serial Number (Digit 11: Plant Code)

Example (Pre Production 08 IS-F Starfire w/Alpine):



This concludes your IS F production lesson for today.




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Great information. Thanks for your diligent iput. Any other tidbits that you may have obtained.



This my sound stupid..... Can anyone tell me where the ISF is manufactured?
By that I mean what city and state, etc. Also, can a person go visit the plant and watch the assembly line process?

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Wow, that is awesome info! Thanks Flipside! Its a little more exclusive then I thought, which is great!!




2008 Mercury Metallic IS-F - Work Gnosis GS3 Wheels Burning Black Centers with Polished Lips F: 20x9 R:20x11; Nitto Invo Tires F: 245/30/20 R: 285/25/20; Lexon Front Lip, Rear Roof Spoiler and CF Fog Covers; Custom Rear Diffuser and Tinted Tails; Joe Z Exhaust; AFE Takeda Intake; Blitz Throttle Controller; Smoked Emblems; JDM Window Visors; Tein Springs; Passport 9500xi Radar Detector; 5% Tint including windshield (I think that's it but might be missing something...feel free to ask)
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Great information. Thanks for your diligent iput. Any other tidbits that you may have obtained.


This my sound stupid..... Can anyone tell me where the ISF is manufactured?
By that I mean what city and state, etc. Also, can a person go visit the plant and watch the assembly line process?
It's manufactured at the award winning Tahara Plant, Aichi Perfecture, Japan.

This is the same place where the LS, GS, IS and GX are built as well as many other Toyota models.

Interesting article about the Tahara Plant:
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07...s/index_01.htm

Unfortunately, this plant does not have tours like the Toyota plants here in North America.




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Wow, that is awesome info! Thanks Flipside! Its a little more exclusive then I thought, which is great!!
NP! Exclusivity is great.




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Flipside 909 thanks for the response..... I'm learning as we go.

The little known facts are very informative.

My guess is the new M3 is made is far greater numbers. Probably 10,000 or more. Maybe one of the techies on this site will know. If so please let us in on the info....
The rarer the better.

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Interesting article about the Tahara Plant:
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07...s/index_01.htm
Thats a pretty sweet article! I find it interesting how many checks each Lexus goes through as well as the whole squeezing golf ball exercises, never seen another business do that particular exercise before!

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The rarer the better.

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Any idea how many are here in Canada? Just curious
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Great post Flipside, great work on the numbers.

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Any idea how many are here in Canada? Just curious
No I don't unfortunately. Just for the USA only.




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