November 2003 Featured Car

 
 
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 Screen Name: Solomon Lee

 Age: 25

 Profession: Independent Designer & Student at Academy of Art College

 Car model: Lexus IS 300

 Car year: 2001

 Engine size: 3.0 liter

 Color: Black Team: Hokori Tuner: Nomura Tuning

Modifications

1.0 Engine

  1. HKS filter on AEM intake pipe
  2. HKS circle earth ground
  3. HKS carbon/ti exhaust
  4. CUSCO oil catch can
  5. XERD header
  6. XERD racepipe
  7. Custom midpipe
  8. PLP polished radiator panel
  9. IPT carbon fiber engine & value covers
  10. Blitz oil cap

2.0 Stiff Stuff
  1. HKS hipermax LS coilover
  2. CUSCO front strut bar
  3. CUSCO lower front chassis brace
  4. CUSCO lower mid chassis brace
  5. CUSCO lower rear tie-bar
  6. CUSCO rear strut bar
  7. CUSCO rear triangle bar
  8. CUSCO rear trunk bar
  9. PLP underbody panel

3.0 Exterior
  1. Vertex S-type front bumper
  2. RMM lip wing
  3. UGO roof wing
  4. JDM Z-edition grill
  5. JDM black chrome mirror covers
  6. JDM Altezza emblem
  7. Phillips 6000K H.I.D.
  8. 2002 taillights

4.0 Interior
  1. BRIDE Ergo seats
  2. TAKATA 340mph harnesses
  3. CUSCO 6-point rollcage
  4. TBKO ESK
  5. APEXI S-AFC
  6. APEXI RSM
  7. Custom painted interior trim
  8. Custom gauge cluster

5.0 Wheels
  1. VOLK Racing GT-C gun metal
  2. 18x8 Face 1 43mm
  3. 18x9 Face 2 44mm
  4. NITTO NT555 (225/40 & 255/35)

6.0 I.C.E.
  1. JL audio 10W3 v2 in box

What led you to buy a Lexus?
To be honest, when the IS 300 first came out, I hated it. But when I totaled my '97 Accord, my insurance cut me a very nice check. I almost bought a show winning yellow Civic from Chicago, but thank goodness several, if not all my friends talked me out of it. After learning more about the new sporty Lexus, I went in for a test drive and I was a believer.

Interest
I love art and all forms of art. When I do have time, I enjoy traveling to remote locations to disappear and relax. I enjoy small independent films. Fine dining to In & Out Burger is totally cool with me. I enjoy photography and the ability to capture unique moments in life.

Goals
At this time in my life, I will be graduating in spring of 2004 from the Academy of Art college with a Computer Arts New Media degree. Depending if all plans do fall into place, I will travel to Europe to continue my studies in Design and Concept. I may work for several years after that, but ultimately I will run a Design Firm under my own name. I want to retire sometime around 40 to some suburb in Seattle. I want to have a Ferrari in the driveway.

Why you chose to modify your Lexus?
The only reason I modify my car is for my own personal enjoyment. I never planned on getting involved in clubs, sites, teams, etc. But, I am thankful for meeting the right people at the right time and to be featured as car of the month on Club Lexus is an honor.

 



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