I got the car back in the summer of 2008. Its a MY2007 and it had approx. 20k on the ODO. The car already had the chrome OEM wheels on it.
So this is where I ran into CL!. I was previously on my.is, and up until this point I didn't know CL existed!! I was googling "How to change fog lights", and one of the results was a DIY right here on CL. Life changing moment
Debadged, F-Sport Intake, Lexus HKS exhaust, F-Sport shift ****, Neffy Wrap black CF wrapped interior, and Luminics JDM yellow fogs
After this stage, the "real modding" really began haha. I added a bunch of stuff, but only after I finally lowered my car, I felt like I could call this "Version 1" of my build
So, with "version 1" done ... I started looking at other things I wanted to do. ALL of the mods I did recently I had considered before, but had always put off for one reason or another. I finally caved in and said "F it"... and bought all the things that bring my car to its current stage... lets call it V1.5 lol...
Painted Engine Covers
Fog light mod
LED blinker bulbs
-The F-Sport Grille I bought off ebay, it was $85 shipped. OEM fitment.
-Myself and Terence painted our engine covers DIY style Rattle cans ftw
-The LEDs I got are the VLEDs "platinum amber" 7w 20 LED bulbs, I still haven't received them because they are on backorder... (http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...48887-1-2.html).
-My Fogs lights are the DDM tuning "raptor" kit (FAT ballast) with 3000k bulbs. For the fog light mod I followed pocky's DIY (http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...ification.html) and wired it up (16 gauge wire) to a lighted rocker switch I bought from radio shack. Remember - ALWAYS disconnect the battery when dealing with electrical. After connecting the battery and testing to make sure everything worked, I forgot to disconnect the battery again and blew a bunch of fuses. Don't make my mistake. Also, I want to say thanks to Terence for helping me install my fogs.
Onto the pics! I'm very happy with the HID fogs - they are very bright and golden yellow.
Fogs + Lows
Lexus had just replaced my passenger side headlight (Bad ballast) so thats why you can see its aimed lower. (You can tell if you look closely at the garage door). The headlights have since been re-aimed.
Mounting the ballasts behind the bumper beam and running the relay harness
F-Sport grille (from ebay! - perfect fit!)
Painted engine cover:
Some ideas I was throwing around (Just ideas... not sure which ones I'll actually do):
Getting my wheels re-painted (nebula grey?)
Blackout my headlights/2012 LED headlights
Projector retrofit for my fogs
LED reverse lights
Fly Audio Nav?
Changing all my interior LEDs to red
Hopefully by the end of 2012 I can reach V2... but, don't count on it
Photoshoot coming soon! Also, when my Blinker LEDs finally come in ill make a video with a review on those as well as demo of my exhaust setup - F-Sport/Megan/Lexus HKS.
Thanks for reading, All comments (good/bad), questions, or suggestions welcome
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