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Old 01-21-14, 05:32 PM   #1
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Hello all CL members, just picked up a 2014 IS350 AWD Luxury in Nebula Grey/Black a few days ago and started modifying it right away. I am coming from a 2011 CT200h.

Started off with minor and cosmetic mods but will continue to add parts when the weather gets warmer. Toronto's -20C weather really sucks compared to the 20C weather in Hong Kong a few weeks back!


As she sits today.






Done:
  • 30% Tints
  • Fog Light Overlay
  • Red out tail lights
  • Front grille gloss black wrap
  • Roof wrap
  • Rho-plate Tow Hook Plate
  • 19" F-Sport Forged Rims (8" front / 9" rear)
  • 6K Morimoto XB35 D4S Bulbs
  • iTronics ITB-100HD Dashcam with hardwire and parking mode
  • RSR Down Springs (finally installed on June 10 after 3 months...)
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires (F: 225/35/19 R: 255/30/19)
  • Secondary catalytic converter delete (Straight piped)
  • Dual 18" GT Speed custom resonators
  • JoeZ Quad Tip Axle Back (Will be modified to fit the TRD diffuser)
  • Ichiba V2 Hubcentric15mm spacers (Front)
  • Colour matched Wald rep ducktail trunk spoiler
  • TRD Diffuser (black)
  • Tinted front logo
  • Tinted rear reflectors
  • Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 winter tires in stock sizing (225/40/18 Square)

In progress:
  • Front lip (for non F Sport if they ever come out)
  • Roof spoiler
  • Rear camber kit if one ever comes out...
  • Sway bars
  • Chassis strut, etc.
  • Custom coilovers or AWD coilovers if they ever come out




Some pics.
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My old CT200h. Served me extremely well but was always lacking in power.


Picking up the car from the dealership!

Waiting for the car.


Old versus new.




Getting wrapped at GTA Wrapz (I can definitely recommend their work and pricing!)


Finished result


Red out tails


Gloss black roof


With my other winter warrior!


Updated my HID bulbs to the 6K Morimoto XB35 bulbs. Here is a pic. Matches the LED strip much better IMO and it looks pure white with a hint of blue.



19" F Sport Forged rims installed wrapped with F: 225/35/19 R:255/30/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires







At the first exhaust shop doing cat and res delete (will have to redo because too much drone with the Joe Z system.)



Stock secondary cat and resonators removed with straight piping



Joe Z Axleback!!! (Drove to Niagara Falls to pick it up and installed it the same day)



Old tip vs new Joe Z tips



Completed install:



Lowered on RS*R Downs without spacers... (Flush rear, 1.5 finger gap front)


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Old 01-21-14, 05:56 PM   #2
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We got our cars from the same dealer. Who was your sales person?

That blue 1IS brings me back a lot memories lol.
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We got our cars from the same dealer. Who was your sales person?

That blue 1IS brings me back a lot memories lol.
PM'ed you. Haha. The 1IS was a beast car with 2JZ.

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Looking good!
Thank you sir. One day I hope my car will be as modified as yours.
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Rho Plate (Towhook plate mount) installed today.





It still works with the PDC as shown from the above pic.
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Old 02-04-14, 01:06 PM   #6
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Hello all CL members, just picked up a 2014 IS350 AWD Luxury in Nebula Grey/Black a few days ago and started modifying it right away. I am coming from a 2011 CT200h.

Started off with minor and cosmetic mods but will continue to add parts when the weather gets warmer. Toronto's -20C weather really sucks compared to the 20C weather in Hong Kong a few weeks back!


Done:
  • 30% Tints
  • Fog Light Overlay
  • Red out tail lights
  • Front grille gloss black wrap
  • Roof wrap
  • Rho-plate Tow Hook Plate

In progress:
  • 19" F-Sport Forged Rims (Need to pickup from a friend)
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires (F: 225/35/19 R: 255/30/19)
  • RSR Down Springs
  • Intake
  • Gloss Black Window Trim Wrap
  • Michelin X-Ice 3 Winters (225/40/18 Square)

Future: (Within the next year)
  • HKS/ Joe Z Exhaust
  • Some sort of midpipe
  • Sway bars
  • 6K HIDs
can non-fsport run stagger?
joe z is catback btw
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can non-fsport run stagger?
joe z is catback btw
1. Non F-Sport runs the same tire sizing, just different rims.

2. Joe Z makes cat-back and axle-back setups for the 3IS, or from what has been read. AWD can only run axle-back.
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Old 02-07-14, 03:22 PM   #8
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why yellow fogs? because racecar?
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I had yellow Headlight Armor on the glass fog lenses of my 2IS and my 2RX. On both cars the glue began to burn, leaving a brown scorch mark in the center of the lens. I ended up removing the overlays and having to Napthalene off the burnt glue residue. YMMV.
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I had yellow Headlight Armor on the glass fog lenses of my 2IS and my 2RX. On both cars the glue began to burn, leaving a brown scorch mark in the center of the lens. I ended up removing the overlays and having to Napthalene off the burnt glue residue. YMMV.
Thanks for heads up. Will be checking periodically to see if it is burning. On my old CT, I had it on for more than two years without incident.

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why yellow fogs? because racecar?
Because JDM fgt.
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Debating on getting my roof wrapped to black too, could you possibly get more pics? Do you think its worth it/noticeable?
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The JDM foglights (yellow) definitely help when driving in foggy conditions. It's still a very popular upgrade among our customers
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Nice color! Can't go wrong with nebula gray!
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^^ Thank You!

So... Picked up the set of F Sport Forged 19's and taking them in for refinishing to make them perfect. Also ordered RSR Down springs that should be coming in any moment, and 6K HIDs.



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^^ Thank You!

So... Picked up the set of F Sport Forged 19's and taking them in for refinishing to make them perfect. Also ordered RSR Down springs that should be coming in any moment, and 6K HIDs.
Nice wheels! I am new to Lexus, so I just wonder how would an axle back exhaust and down springs affect our warranty? Do all the dealers handle mods in the same way? I got my car from DVH Lexus though.

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