Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > LS Models > LS400 > Build Threads
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

New DD and Project: the "Rexxus"

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-28-13, 12:52 PM   #46
Shmee
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
Shmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,306
Conglomeratemotorworks
Default

I had to adjust mine up, a lot. They were aimed really low oh of the box, I'm just using some high grade Hella bulbs and the output is fine for me, however I run with my fogs on anyways. The cutoff is decent but nowhere near as sharp as my dad's old 06 GS430 or 2013 LS460 are. I decided not to put HID bulbs&balasts in these headlights because the look like the sort of lights that would have massive skattering issues. I'm less a fan of the side markers and will probably put the stock corners back in shortly.


I can't go lower without air. As it is, I already drag the underbody over driveways and speedbumps in my area.
I'm happy with how it looks so I have put off air in favour of building a stereo.
Pretty much finalized my parts list, just a matter of slowly squiring all the parts!
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
Shmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-13, 02:50 PM   #47
RA40
Moderator
Trader Score: (6)
 
RA40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: California
Posts: 15,776
Default

The Ordens are
What tires sized did you put on?
__________________

Mike
RA40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-13, 03:17 PM   #48
Shmee
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
Shmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,306
Conglomeratemotorworks
Default

Not that you asked but it was asked earlier....
I had my refinisher diamond cut the faces, leave the original black on the insets, machine cut the lips and then clear everything.

I ended up going with the falken 453s in 235/35/19 and 265/30/19... Should have given me a decent stretch over 19x10s and 19x11s. BUT they stretch A LOT LESS than the 245/35 and 275/30 Falken 452s that I had on there before!

While they are a very nice tire, ride smooth and are very quiet, I do not recommend them to anyone for stretching. It's a good thing I wasn't pressed for space or these would have been wasted money!
Shmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 03:32 PM   #49
Shmee
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
Shmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,306
Conglomeratemotorworks
Default

Just a little update with fresh pics:


Rexxus01 by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Rexxus02 by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Rexxus03 by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Rexxus04 by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Rexxus05 by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr


Rexxus06 by ZX3Tuning, on Flickr

Last edited by Shmee; 04-12-14 at 08:11 PM..
Shmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 05:08 PM   #50
sha4000
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (1)
 
sha4000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 3,641
Default

Your car looks very nice!!! Do you get any rubbing with the 235 in the front?
__________________
1998 LS 400
sha4000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 06:41 PM   #51
Jordanf
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 48
Default

Looks fresh!
Jordanf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 07:08 PM   #52
AtlasLS400
Pole Position
Trader Score: (1)
 
AtlasLS400's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 379
Default

I saw that you rolled one fender earlier. As of now, have you rolled any other fenders since. My reason for asking is I just got my megan lps, ordered 225/35 for a slight stretch on my 20x8.5 and I was wondering if I should just order my fender roller now. Lol
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Coach Edition
AtlasLS400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-14, 07:35 PM   #53
Shmee
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
Shmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,306
Conglomeratemotorworks
Default

The amount of stretch depends on the tires. These 235s on 10" wide front wheels have less stretch than my old 245s did...

All 4 corners are rolled but my alignment may have negated the need to roll the fenders. I don't rub on anything but the inner fender liner now... I want to add 1" to the outside lips front and rear with the space!
Shmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 12:45 AM   #54
Sevenevez
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
Sevenevez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,440
Default

LS is lookin great Shmee
__________________

2000 GS400 - Build Thread
1950 Ford Shoebox - Build Thread
Sevenevez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 06:40 AM   #55
AtlasLS400
Pole Position
Trader Score: (1)
 
AtlasLS400's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 379
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shmee View Post
The amount of stretch depends on the tires. These 235s on 10" wide front wheels have less stretch than my old 245s did...

All 4 corners are rolled but my alignment may have negated the need to roll the fenders. I don't rub on anything but the inner fender liner now... I want to add 1" to the outside lips front and rear with the space!

Thanks... And the car looks great. Those photos are really nice.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Coach Edition
AtlasLS400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 07:49 AM   #56
MattLS400
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Miami Dade
Posts: 254
Default

Amazing transformation. She's a beaut
MattLS400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 08:58 AM   #57
Forte EXE
Pole Position
Trader Score: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: va
Posts: 304
Default

Looks great! I had the same issue when switching from 452 to 453. The 235 previously had alot more stretch on my 10.5 than it does now.
Forte EXE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 09:58 AM   #58
TruongJL
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
TruongJL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: ok
Posts: 37
Default

looks awesome
TruongJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 12:03 PM   #59
Greg5OH
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Greg5OH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Detroit/T.O.
Posts: 506
Default

looks very good!
sorry if it has been addressed before-but what are those real taillights? Id like some for my 2000
__________________
2000 LS400 Platinum Edition, 115k miles. Custom red interior,, wald sides, ls460 front, custom rear, air ride.
auto couture magnifique
F19x10+6
R19x11+12
@Greg5OH
Greg5OH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 12:05 PM   #60
Shmee
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (2)
 
Shmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,306
Conglomeratemotorworks
Default

Thanks for the compliments!
It's coming along nicely.

The proportions of these cars are deceiving, there is actually a lot of wheel gap still. While it's not visible in the pictures it is very obvious in person! Cannot wait for air...
Shmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-14, 12:05 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOW-TO: 95-00 Coilover install Shmee LS400 49 09-23-14 09:16 AM
The Master UPPER control arm thread Shmee LS400 53 08-18-14 11:28 AM
No more tape adaptor! Shmee LS400 16 01-13-14 06:08 PM
CAN-Vancouver 06+ GS Ksport Knotrol Pro Coilovers BNIB Shmee 3Gen GS460 / 450H / 430 / 350 / 300 Classifieds (06-12) 9 09-02-13 04:19 PM


Tags
bc br, beam, fog, gs300, hella, high, high offsets, leon hardiritt, light, low, ls400 1996, maya, ordens, pattern, patterns, rm1

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:24 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info