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My 12 Matador Red IS250 AWD BUILD (Toronto)

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Old 01-24-15, 11:55 PM   #1
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Hey All! I have seen some amazing builds, so here goes anything!

Bought the car in September 2012, Brand new!

Here is how she looked:

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After looking at those ugly halogens, I decided to change them to a white LED and 8K HID combination:


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Next I decide to wrap the grille and mirror accents gloss black, paint the brake calipers red and plasty dip the rims black as I had very little money at the time to use on the car.


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I then began to save up money in the winter of 2013 to mod my car. Then next thing I decided to do in early spring of 2014 was the exhaust as I had felt the stock exhaust was too quiet so I went to gtcustoms in pickering ontario where I replaced the stock axelback with a custom axelback exhaust.


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Here is a link to the video of how the exhaust sounds:


After getting the exhaust done I decided to get a replica wald diffuser.


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I then decided that to complete the look I would need a front lip, so I got a wald pu front lip which I test fitted and got painted to match the car.


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After much debate and jokes from friend's I decided to lower my car from 4x4 status. So I then began my research on springs and coilovers. In the end I decided to get a set of BC coilovers which I can say ride just like stock

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After:

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Some shoots from my friend:


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I then decided to get rims, as I got a deal I couldn't refuse and picked up a set of inforged 1812's 18X9 with +40 offset.


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After that I decided to get something for the interior and bought a fsport shift ****


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The last thing I decided to do for the end of 2014, which was by far one of my favourite mods this always puts a smile on my face was blacking out my headlight housing.


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That's it for now and if want to see how my build is going follow me on instagram @sicredis . Also if you where wondering where I got my front lip painted you should checkout @kierontang on instagram and where I got my headlights blacked out as I was afraid of breaking them checkout @tlmnick as he does this professionally.

If your in the Toronto area feel free to message me on facebook at Timothy Alladin, as I am always down to help and meet fellow lexus enthusiast.

Here are some pics of me and my friend's car from 2014:


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Old 01-26-15, 11:51 AM   #2
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build looks and came out amazing man
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build looks and came out amazing man
Thanks Travvy it's still a work in progress.
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hey nice job!
Who's SGM IS is that in the last picture you have^^? He has a wald lip too?
(You're in the middle of the white 2is and the SGM 2is is on your right)

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hey nice job!
Who's SGM IS is that in the last picture you have^^? He has a wald lip too?
(You're in the middle of the white 2is and the SGM 2is is on your right)
Yeah that's my friend ArthurF he posted a build thread a couple days before mine.
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I had a feeling! I knew something looked familiar... turns out i've been subscribed to both of yours already hahahaa

I cant remember if ive already asked:
-how many inches did you lower? (fender to ground height)
-any issues with tire wear (camber)? Any plans to buy camber kits?

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Old 01-29-15, 05:35 PM   #7
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I had a feeling! I knew something looked familiar... turns out i've been subscribed to both of yours already hahahaa

I cant remember if ive already asked:
-how many inches did you lower? (fender to ground height)
-any issues with tire wear (camber)? Any plans to buy camber kits?
I lowered it 2 inches killing the wheel gap but I still get vibrations every once and awhile because of the AWD. I was looking into getting a camber kit from SPC but I have decided I will get new wheels with less offset for the summer. As for camber it was about -3 degrees, the only thing you have to worry about is the toe because if that is out of wack you will eat through your tires.
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ohh all good!
What offsets are you running right now? I'm +35...
How were your tires doing at -3 camber? (Its winter so I'm assuming you have different wheels on)
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ohh all good!
What offsets are you running right now? I'm +35...
How were your tires doing at -3 camber? (Its winter so I'm assuming you have different wheels on)
I had +40 but I am thinking of getting +30 or +35. I have raised the car up for the winter so its back at stock height with stock wheels on as I do alot of driving and don't want to wreck my car that much.

At Nixcision what wheels you running?
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I had +40 but I am thinking of getting +30 or +35. I have raised the car up for the winter so its back at stock height with stock wheels on as I do alot of driving and don't want to wreck my car that much.

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I'm selling my spc ball joints if you want them :P
Brand new- UNOPENED!- just got them a few weeks ago, but turns out i may not need them... plus we're both in Canada so shipping is sooooo easy!

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Love that lip. It's nice to see a local lexus enthusiast
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I'm selling my spc ball joints if you want them :P
Brand new- UNOPENED!- just got them a few weeks ago, but turns out i may not need them... plus we're both in Canada so shipping is sooooo easy!
Thanks Bro I will let you know if I need. But right now I am ok.
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Love that lip. It's nice to see a local lexus enthusiast
Thanks Zelifiris. Appreciate the comment.
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Car is looking great! Agreed that the black housing on the headlights really looks good with that color.

I have a question tho, why your car has 06-10 headlights if your car is '12?
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