I'm fairly new to this forum, so I'll introduce myself. I'm Igor from Connecticut, bought my 2008 IS250 AWD in October of 2010. I figure I'd make this thread for those of you who are somewhat on a budget like me and keep a diary of mods and pictures.
UPDATE: Wheels test-fitment, pictures on Page 3
UPDATE: Wheels are on, pictures - Page 4/5
UPDATE: Vertex lip is on, picture - Page 6
UPDATE: Car is all DONE, pictures - end of Page 6
- Megan EZ Coilovers
- Vertex Style front lip
- GFX rear lip
- Taillight Red-outs
- Vibration dampener
- Privat Akzent wheels
19x8.5 +30 Front.... 19x9.5 +25 Rear
- Hankook Ventus V12 tires
215/35/19 Front.... 235/35/19 Rear
So far this is it, but I'll update it as I go... any suggestions always welcome.
This is what the car looked like when I first picked it up:
^ As you can see, the car had ugly bumper guards all around. Removing those was number one on my agenda.
I really hated my 4x4 status and wanted to get coilovers really bad. As stated before, I'm a little on a budget so going with Megan EZ Coilovers seemed like a great idea. I contacted Circuit Motorsports on this website and got my package very quick and for a very good price also! I recommend this vendor very much. The coilovers are amazing! The install was very straight forward and they ride surprisingly VERY close to stock. Just have to watch out for pot holes and steep driveways now. I maxed out the fronts right away and still have about an inch left for the rears.
Here's how it sits today:
I ordered new wheels that are on the way, won't disclose what they are yet... but they are cheap replicas. Basically, the whole goal that I have is to have the most looks while keeping your wallet somewhat in check. If that sounds like you, feel free to subscribe.
More affordable mods and pictures are coming soon, stay tuned!!