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Old 03-03-14, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hey guys, my name is Matt (Ventura, CA) and I'm relatively new to CL. 2007 Tungsten Pearl IS250. I have been looking around the forum at peoples cars and builds and DIY mods and what not, and finally decided to begin a build thread (hoping that it will motivate me to actually do more mods). I am a high school student, so my money is not endless.. but creativity and efficiency help me out quite a bit. Don't have much done to the car, but thought i would post this for feedback for further mods. Here it is, i'll try to post as many pics as possible.

Current Mods:
Gloss Black Spray Painted Stock 18" Rims
Blacked Out Emblems, Front Grille Surround, Front Bumper Emblem, Rear Reflectors, Roof Antenna
Blue LED Puddle and Courtesy Lights
6000k Garax HID lows
Blue Vinyl Fog Overlays (removed)
12" Alpine Type R Sub w/ 500W Amp (installed myself w/ LOC)
F Sport Shift Knob
F Sport Steering Damper
DIY F Sport Lower Intake Box (see other thread)
Painted Red "L" and V6 on Engine Cover
Resonator Delete w/ X-pipe installed
Custom Burt Exhaust Tips
5% Tint Rear, 20% Front
6000K Led Interior
Matte Tail Lights
OEM Trunk Spoiler
Pilot Extreme Yellow Fogs (9006)
Hella Supertones
M2 Axleback
F Sport Rear Sway Bar

Future Mods (hopefully):
Painted or Vinyl Gloss Black Roof
Powder Coat Calipers Black w/ White Lexus Decal
Fill Front License Plate Holes
Debadge Emblems and Fill Holes on Rear
Springs (what type would you recommend?)
Wheel Spacers or Extended Lugs and Studs (opinions?)
Black Out Headlight/Foglight Housings (Y'all think it would look good on a silver car?)
Working on a Custom Cold Air Intake
Front Lip Kit

Opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thats why I made the thread!!
Enjoy!
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Old 03-03-14, 04:17 PM   #2
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surf was epic in ventura this weekend!
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Old 03-03-14, 04:20 PM   #3
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Here she is!
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DIY F Sport Airbox
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The Sub and Custom Bass Knob (Ft. AP Government book)
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Shift Knob
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Garax 6K and Blue Fog Vinyl
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Stock vs. 6k
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Old 03-03-14, 04:23 PM   #4
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surf was epic in ventura this weekend!
I was in Mammoth snowboarding! I heard though, all of my buddies were calling me. Wish I was here. Which reminds me, I want to get racks for my ride, I do not enjoy putting my board in my back seat. Its in a bag and all, but i just dont like the idea of it on my leather.
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Old 03-04-14, 03:19 PM   #5
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lol i was at bear...snow was pretty good but packed like a ****.

i got racks for my car too. its just a pain in the *** to drive with them and have the moonroof open becuase the sound is like unbareable...they cost me like $700.00 but i only got surf racks.

where do you surf at?
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Old 03-04-14, 04:40 PM   #6
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lol i was at bear...snow was pretty good but packed like a ****.

i got racks for my car too. its just a pain in the *** to drive with them and have the moonroof open becuase the sound is like unbareable...they cost me like $700.00 but i only got surf racks.

where do you surf at?
Nice nice, i was there the other weekend. It snowed 3 feet at mammoth. It was sick.

Hmm, the ones from Sewell? or another brand?

And pretty much everywhere. Point, Emma Wood, South Jetty, and Oxnard Shores mostly.
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no i got thule they are nice.

word well if your ever in malibu over summer shoot me a message thats my spot (little dume, zuma)
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Old 03-06-14, 04:52 PM   #8
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Great looking ride!

Where did you get the painted badges?
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Great looking ride!

Where did you get the painted badges?
I took them off and painted them myself with spray paint and a gloss clear coat, they look beautiful!
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Pretty sweet build, any sound clips of the exhaust? Really looking forward to MOAR
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Pretty sweet build, any sound clips of the exhaust? Really looking forward to MOAR
Yes, check out my thread in the performance section, True Dual: Resonator Delete + X-Pipe
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I love the yellow fogs! the light out put is incredible.
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Here she is!
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Matte Tails
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DIY F Sport Airbox
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The Sub and Custom Bass Knob (Ft. AP Government book)
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Shift Knob
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Blue Puddle/Courtesy Lights
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Burnt Tips
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Painted Rims
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Grille Surround
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X-Pipe
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Garax 6K and Blue Fog Vinyl
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Stock vs. 6k
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Yellow Fogs
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Not bad, for a beginner I like what you've done with your ride, however i'd like to ask ho w is the air flow on your stock air intake sence you custom cut the air box chamber..?? This is the first time i've seen this done..? Does that really work for you?? Is that really supposed to work like a IS F Sport air intake filter..??
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Not bad, for a beginner I like what you've done with your ride, however i'd like to ask ho w is the air flow on your stock air intake sence you custom cut the air box chamber..?? This is the first time i've seen this done..? Does that really work for you?? Is that really supposed to work like a IS F Sport air intake filter..??
It is essentially the same thing, minus the aesthetics. The F-Sport lower airbox is the same shape and size as the OEM IS250 one; however, it has a square hole, and no air baffles. I simply cut out a chunk of the plastic on the front side of the air box, and took a pair of pliers to the air baffles. As far as performance and airflow goes, i couldn't tell you... But i can tell you that the car sounds a hell of a lot better up in front. It sounds way more throaty, like i have a short ram...
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