I've been a member on this forum for a few years now but never felt like my car was ready for a thread. Now that my modding is finally coming to an end, I thought I would share my progress and story. Being a student I took shortcuts whenever I could. Examples such as: M2 Exhaust, ISF replica grille, Megan EZ coilovers, AVS visors, Carbon fiber interior overlay etc... My goal was to incorporate cheaper parts but not make the car look cheap in the process.
I got this car the day before my 17th birthday as a birthday gift from my parents. What a great gift i know
A 2006 IS250 AWD with 30k miles black/black. I had no idea about or interest in modding cars and just wanted tints. I searched on google to see some pics of ISx50 with tints and found my way to Club Lexus. I spend hours looking at all the modified cars. Then it all began...
My wants progressed to just wanting black wheels, tints, and a front lip (typical noob highschooler.) I can't believe I use to like how it looked
The car stayed like this throughout my Junior Year of High School.
As time went on I learned a thing or two and my taste became a bit more refined. I bought coilovers, wheels, and a bunch of other small parts. This is how my car looked as I graduated high school and entered college.
While in college I kept craving change and went through 2 sets of wheels. One of which never were installed on my car due to pickiness. A few other small things were changed such as ISF style grille, LED turn signals, carbon fiber interior overlay and such. Here is a pic of my car a few weeks ago.
I didn't like riding on 19's with NY/NJ roads because I was always so paranoid. So I recently sold the set and bought a set of 18s again. This will be my cheapest set of wheels I ever bought and most likely my last mod as I feel like I've had my fun and want to save up money for my next car.
My parents have hated the idea of modding since the beginning and think I'm ruining the car. I've funded all my mods, and looking back I wish i haven't spent money at times I did lol. I worked a lot back in high school and almost all of my money went towards car parts/labor
But in the end I had a ton of fun modding my car and watching it grow. It really became a hobby for me. Currently the car is at 70k miles and I'm in my third out of six years of pharmacy school. I'll be driving it until I graduate in 2016 but don't plan to change much. I'm still gonna be active and I'll be sure to update the thread with my new wheels once they arrive. Just wanted to say thanks for all the information and help over the past few years