greetings to all. i figured i start a build thread like everyone else
i've had my car for almost a month now and have started buying things here and there. these boards are great and i've learned quite a bit. i don't really have any recent pics of my car, but i'll start w/ the stock pics i took the first day i bought and drove it.
2015 IS350 F Sport: nebula grey with black guts, mark lev system and nav...i think that's most of the options i have.
so mods that i have done so far:
Joe Z full cat back exhaust
F Sport filter element and box
tint all around (don't really count that as a mod though)
de-chromed w/ gloss black vinyl
black pearl front L emblem
carbon fiber vinyl wrap interior
painted engine cover
plastidiped the aft emblems black pearl
Avant Garde M510 19x8.5 and 19x9.5
upgrade interior lighting to LED
Cusco strut tower bar
Stillen front lip
Stillen rear diffuser???
carbon fiber parts
here is a pic of my intake set up
reason for not getting the whole system was because of reading discussions in these forums. there looked to be an issue w/ hp loss when going to metal pipe. don't know if it's due to heat soak or not, but all the posts i've read from members who own a Joe Z or the F Sport systems, there seems to be a loss in power as shown by their respected dynos. i haven't seen any dynos from the other intakes, but i'm good w/ my set up for now. to me it's funny that some members on here buy an intake and/or an exhaust (just) for the sound. to me, if i can add a mod like an intake/exhaust, i'm going to try and get a part that adds power (as minor as it may be) and not worry about how "cool" it makes my car sound. don't get me wrong, i do like the sound of a good exhaust so long it doesn't sound like a fart can. if an exhaust gave my car +5 hp and sounds stock, i'll take that over one that sounds deep and adds nothing...but that's me.
anyway...i'll continue to post pics as my new project continues. i really need to post updated pics, but my car is hella dirty right now...haha. thanks for checking my project out.