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Old 10-30-14, 03:30 PM   #1
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Well, finally decided to start a build tread )

Have been riding my car since January 2014. Some nice parts are installed, and nicer ones are to come )

The goal of the build is to create a sporty JDM-style-looking (and feeling) car, using only Genuine Lexus/Toyota accessories and parts from well respected japanese brands. The stock IS'13 has a pretty wild exterior, and it was (one of) the most sharp-looking production car at the time of its release (excluding supercars, of course). So I don't think the IS needs much exterior fluff, just subtle touches like wheels, drop, lip/spoiler. Well, here we go!

Lexus IS250 F Sport Executive 2013

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Wheels
Yokohama Advan AVS T6 18x8 +48 square setup - installed
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT 225/40 R18 square setup - installed
TPI Hubcentric Spacers 15 mm front and 20 mm rear with longer studs (taiwanese, ooops) - installed
KYO-Ei Legdurra Racing nuts - installed
OEM Toyota TPMS sensors - installed
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 225/40 square on stock rims (for winter) - in the garage
Toyo Proxes T1 Sport 235/35 R19 and 265/30 R19 - in the garage
19" Japan made rims and nuts - shipping from Japan

Exhaust
Tanabe Medallion Touring - in the garage

Suspension & Chassis
Tein High Tech springs (JDM spec SKQ74-G1B00) -25 mm / -20 mm - installed
Tanabe Sustec front under brace TUB170F - installed
Tanabe Sustec strut tower bar TTB177F - in the garage

Body
Skipper FRP Front lip - in the garage

Lightening
PIAA Mirror Orange W21W Bulb front and rear winkers - installed
PIAA Lapiz 6000k 55 lm T10 the whole interior and trunk - installed
PIAA New Led 6000k 85 lm T10 mirror puddle lamp - installed
PIAA Tera Evolution 6000k 230 lm T16 reverse light - in the garage
OEM LS600H'14 led front door courtesy lamp - installed
Noname led W16W 550 lm SMD+CREE backup reverse light (China, oooops again) - installed

Body protection
Lexus Genuine rear bumper appliqué - installed
Toyota Genuine door handle protection film - installed

Popular JDM mods
OEM GS F Sport Shift **** - installed
OEM GS rear door weather strips - installed
OEM Toyota Altezza foot brake aluminum pedal - installed

Other
PIAA Superior Bass Horn - installed
Lexus Genuine carpet floor mats - installed
Lexus Genuine (Russian market) all-weather floor mats (for winter) - in the garage
Lexus Genuine (Russian market) cargo trunk mat liner - installed
Lexus Genuine cargo nets - installed
RCS rubberized anti-thief license plates front and rear (Made In Russia, no comments) - installed
Carall Peche Blink interior stink x2 - installed


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Pics of the parts will be posted later )
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Old 11-14-14, 03:08 PM   #2
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Installed PIAA 85 lm LEDs into puddle lamps. Now I don't need to switch on the light in the garage )
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Old 11-14-14, 03:19 PM   #3
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perfect what front lip are you getting?
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Old 11-15-14, 01:24 PM   #4
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perfect what front lip are you getting?
Thanks! Waiting for Skipper FRP lip.
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Old 11-15-14, 02:43 PM   #5
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It's time to look closer at the parts and let's start with the wheels )

Here are Yokohama Advan AVS T6 18x8 ET48. It's a classic JDM sporty wheel, light enough and tipping the scales at 8.6 kg. Bought them brand new in boxes from a friend. The price was a steal, so quite non-agressive specs were ignored )

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Interesting detail about the spokes - they are on the fatty side, but inside they are hollow! Note the black rubber plugs (with AVS logo!) on the spoke ends near the rim, covering the exits of the hollows:

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The slight concavity of the spokes:

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Each wheel comes with a true bolt-on center cap, bolts, valve stem and 19 hex key:

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Cap installed:

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Looks gorgeous in person )

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The OEM Toyota TPWS sensor fits perfectly:

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Old 11-16-14, 09:30 PM   #6
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OEM GS F Sport Shift **** - installed
Please elaborate how this will fit as I want to do this as well but the stock shift boot angle is different and the shift boot from GS wouldn't with with IS console
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Please elaborate how this will fit
First of all, the boot will remain the same. The only part You'll have to replace will be the plastic clip that connects the boot to the ****, because IS any GS ***** have different connectors. Than't why the whole part from GS still must be purchased. Remove the connecting piece from the boot, install it into IS' one, and then connect to the new shift ****. The fitment is perfect.

GS F Sport **** part number 33504-30440-C3
GS F Sport boot part number 58808-30200-C2

I used these links to understand the procedure:
http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/user...4619/note.aspx
http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/user...8142/note.aspx

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Got Tanabe Sustec front under brace Today:

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The weight is under 600g!!!
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No word in English, but pics are right here )
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Nice Build so far with quality parts.
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First of all, the boot will remain the same. The only part You'll have to replace will be the plastic clip that connects the boot to the ****, because IS any GS ***** have different connectors. Than't why the whole part from GS still must be purchased. Remove the connecting piece from the boot, install it into IS' one, and then connect to the new shift ****. The fitment is perfect.

GS F Sport **** part number 33504-30440-C3
GS F Sport boot part number 58808-30200-C2

I used these links to understand the procedure:
http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/user...4619/note.aspx
http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/user...8142/note.aspx

Google Translate handles japanese => english well enough )
Thank you for the info !!!

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Nice Build so far with quality parts.
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Old 11-23-14, 11:14 AM   #12
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Installed Tanabe under brace today, took about 5 mins. Excellent fitment )

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Do you have pictures of the GS **** installed?
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I'm impressed) How can I find you on Vkontakte website? I just have a few questions)
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Old 11-29-14, 01:36 PM   #15
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Do you have pictures of the GS **** installed?
Nope, but gonna shoot'n'post it a bit later )

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