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Old 01-27-13, 12:00 PM   #1
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2007 IS250 RWD

Mods installed:
1. F-Sport intake
2. F-Sport Exhaust
3. 18" Lexus Gunmetal rims (from an F-Sport trim ISx50)
4. Blue LED Interior lights

Next Mods:
*F-Sport Sway bars
*F-Sport Springs
*Carbon Fiber Hood








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Old 01-27-13, 12:55 PM   #2
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Great start with the mods so far.

The sway bars and lowering the car will make a huge difference.

It's just me, but I would lose the "Ball Mitsubishi" front license plate frame.

Car looks great so far. In for updated pics.
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Old 01-27-13, 01:33 PM   #3
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Great start with the mods so far.

The sway bars and lowering the car will make a huge difference.

It's just me, but I would lose the "Ball Mitsubishi" front license plate frame.

Car looks great so far. In for updated pics.
Lol about the "ball mitsubishi" license plate, Those were on it when I bought it from an Acura dealer. When I bought F-Sport exhausts, the dealer gave me official Lexus Plate frames for free.

Thanks for the input!
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Nice start, why are you looking to get the fsport springs? The drop is hard to notice. Why not go with lower springs or coils?
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Nice start, why are you looking to get the fsport springs? The drop is hard to notice. Why not go with lower springs or coils?
I want a slightly stiffer ride but not sacrifice grinding the the front bottom part of my car all the time. I drive my IS everyday, its the only car I have.
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I want a slightly stiffer ride but not sacrifice grinding the the front bottom part of my car all the time. I drive my IS everyday, its the only car I have.
You can go with a set off coilovers and set the height in the front so you will scrape very little. I drove the car below for years lowered and never scraped and bottomed out very little in the rear.

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You can go with a set off coilovers and set the height in the front so you will scrape very little. I drove the car below for years lowered and never scraped and bottomed out very little in the rear.
you probably don't drive the roads and streets I drive on here in SoCal.
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you probably don't drive the roads and streets I drive on here in SoCal.
Everyone has the worst roads in the world to drive on. Actually I have driven out in SoCal and they are perfect compared to the roads over here. With all the changes in weather we have major road damages every year. In addition I live in one of the areas with a great deal of elevation changes.
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I want a slightly stiffer ride but not sacrifice grinding the the front bottom part of my car all the time. I drive my IS everyday, its the only car I have.
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you probably don't drive the roads and streets I drive on here in SoCal.
I have coils on my car and its my daily too. You can get a set of coilovers and you wont be scraping the front of your car. You can adjust the height of your car to how low or how high you want it.

The problem with the fsport springs is that you wont notice the drop. Its not even a 1 inch drop. I would suggest saving for coils because you can also adjust the ride to make it soft or stiff. With springs, your stuck at the height and comfort level of the ride.

I was considering springs but decided on coils and never looked back! Just a suggestion
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Old 02-28-13, 05:14 PM   #10
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Picture of my Dashboard with my Blue LED interior lights on. With my doors closed My interior looks like it has a UV light for bulbs
I drive with Traction control off, VSC off, AFS off and ECT-PWR on. I just turned on the Cruise control to make more lights come on when I took this picture.

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you need some suspension mods
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Ill chime in on the springs. I have them they're like bob said hard to notice on the drop. Im switching to bc racing coils myself with swift springs. Just a thought.
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Old 03-12-13, 07:02 PM   #13
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Very nice!
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