Disclaimer: Most pictures were taken with my Blackberry phone camera.
I've finally found some time to post this lol. Some of you have probably found me asking noob questions about a 2004 LS430 UL in this forum, and with the great responses I decided to purchase my first Lexus! A 2004 LS430 UL from CL member - mhenrey. Thanks Matt!
20" MRR HR2 20x8.5, 20x9.5 (FOR SALE) $1500 w/tires
Data systems controller
K40 radar and jammer
20% tint all around
Magnaflow exhaust tips
Wired for sub and amp
Good news aside, there is some bad news. Storytime! :FLASHBACK: My first car was a 1999 Civic ex and on the third day of owning it, I got into a car accident. On the third day of owning this beautiful LS430, she was vandalized in the residential parking garage of my loft during spring break.
It's been in the shop since. 1 month for investigating, and 3 weeks for work.
There was more vandalism on the roof, quarter panels, trunk, bumpers, etc. The jerk(s) had alot of time to really ruin an already nice looking machine.
Story continued: In the tale of the Lord of the Rings, Gandalf started off as gray or silver. After he died, his spirit traveled. Gandalf was sent back as a more significantly powerful figure. And then he was draped in all white. I've had 6 cars and 3 motorcycles in the span of 10 years. Never did I own a white car. So here's my chance to come back from a horrible experience and hopefully have better luck with a white vehicle. House of Color Alabaster White Pearl to be exact. And Here's a peek of the process of the color change and few mods listed below.
I'm a college dropout doing ok with a 9-5 and investing in a few business ventures that are doing ok so far. So I don't make much and this car will be my daily so I can't go too extreme. With that being said, I've decided to do the following mods for now
20" Vellano VSP (black face/chrome lip) staggered 8.5/9.5 (temporary. got a great deal for them. 3GS offsets.)
JDM Celsior window visors
VIP Puddle lights
6000k HID foglights soon to be 12000k
Shaved rear emblems
Shaved rear fenders but not yet rolled
Smoked headlights, foglights, and taillights
Transparent Rockguard sprayed on front end
Color matched engine cover
Painted brake calipers with Lexus Logo
Billet grille with black chrome on front strips
Black rear diffuser look
Cross drilled slotted rotors
I just paid for my first 2 month's car notes without even having driven the car for more than a day. So I want to take her out of the shop for a few weeks or months as is. So without further adue, here is my baby ALEXUS:
In the next few weeks/months, the build will most likely include the following:
1) SPACERS! (appointment monday for measurments)
2) VIP interior pieces (curtains, shift ****, pillows, etc)
3) Body Kit but torn. Maybe do something custom like a lip kit or something
3) LED side view mirrors
4) Green tint but unsure of percentage or just 5% black tint just on rear window
5) 9" headrest screens and custom trunk setup
XT aka gorgeous monster
mhenrey (CL member that made the deal happen)
Farmers Insurance for full coverage
MXT Auto Shop in Houston, Texas for the color change and other work
Terry from California for the great deal on the wheels
Vic of Tire and Wheel master for the rubber hookup
Danny from Team Ikon for the lighting
Nigel for the visors
All you CL members for putting up with me
Thanks for looking everybody! Hope you likes....
I'll add updated pics as I get each thing done.
Please keep flaming to a minimum. My feelings get hurt easily lol
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