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Old 12-16-11, 07:07 PM   #1
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Talking My IS build

Hello fellow CL members, few requested to make another thread where I mod my car, so here is is.

First off I shall introduce myself. I was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii. And actually got my first car from my parents as a graduation gift on December 10, 2011. I recently joined the Lexus community. So as I experience this journey I hope I will learn more about modding and make wise decisions. Oh... by the way Im a MALE. Sorry for the misunderstanding in the previous thread.

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Lets get Modding!

MOD wish List:
-GFX Front & Rear
-HID Kit 6000k
-JDM Foglights 2500k
-Tint 20%
-HKS Exhaust
-Weather mats
-LED's 6000k
-Side Mouldings
-JDM Air Freshener
-JDM Visors
-Kazz Sports Grille
-Rims (Still deciding)
-Lowering Springs (Still deciding)
-F-sport Intake
-OEM Spoiler
-Roof Spoiler

I got the car like this, oh and please dont mind my brothers STI:
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Old 12-16-11, 07:14 PM   #2
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When I got my car I purchased a kit of HID's 6000k, going along with JDM Yellow foglights 2500k.

Purchase date: December 10, 2011

Heres some before and after pictures.

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Old 12-16-11, 07:17 PM   #3
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On december 11, 2011, I purchased some side mouldings and got my car tinted at 20% on the side windows and rear.

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Old 12-16-11, 07:20 PM   #4
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On December 12, 2011, I purchased a HKS Hi-power Exhaust.

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Some requested a video, so I will be recording that maybe this time this week. Thanks for the patience.

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Old 12-16-11, 07:36 PM   #5
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On December 13, 2011, I purchased the GFX lip for the Front and Rear, from Sewell. Gotta love Sewell!

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Old 12-16-11, 07:47 PM   #6
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Subbed! I think your next mod should be the F sport intake. Like the GFX kit.
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Old 12-16-11, 07:48 PM   #7
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Instead of springs you should consider coilovers. I've had tein s tech springs before getting coils and the drop was uneven because AWD has the c-bracket in the front which is the reason why the front sits higher than the rear but the ride was very close to stock. If you are on a budget Megan EZ coilovers is a good way to go, if not then I recommend BC coils. Almost all springs will give an AWD IS an uneven drop. Also with the soft spring rates of Megan EZ coilover set up the ride will be as close to stock as far as coils go.
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Old 12-16-11, 07:50 PM   #8
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Instead of springs you should consider coilovers. I've had tein s tech springs before getting coils and the drop was uneven because AWD has the c-bracket in the front which is the reason why the front sits higher than the rear but the ride was very close to stock. If you are on a budget Megan EZ coilovers is a good way to go, if not then I recommend BC coils. Almost all springs will give an AWD IS an uneven drop. Also with the soft spring rates of Megan EZ coilover set up the ride will be as close to stock as far as coils go.
Okay, Thanks. I will give some thought into it. The thing is I don't know anything about coilovers. Still have to learn how to adjust it and such.
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Old 12-16-11, 08:00 PM   #9
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Its very easy once you get them, I myself always backed off coil overs for the same reason.
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Lol its very simple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiiId9lsgno

It all depends on how long you wanna sit down and turn Btw, even though the guy in the vid is doing BC coils, this applies to all coilovers.

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off to a good start

I pretty much did all my mods within the first week and a half I got my car too
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you should definetely get some coilovers next and slam it ! lol
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off to a good start

I pretty much did all my mods within the first week and a half I got my car too


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Lol its very simple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiiId9lsgno

It all depends on how long you wanna sit down and turn Btw, even though the guy in the vid is doing BC coils, this applies to all coilovers.
Oh wow, looks pretty easy to do. Is there a thread where I can learn the measurements? On how low to go so that I won't scrape or rub?
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Hmm interesting!!! Intake next followed by the drop ;-)
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May I ask why you added side moldings? Cars looking good btw! You're a fast modder like me haha
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