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Old 08-03-14, 10:15 AM   #1
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As requested, I decided to make a build thread of my ES. She's come a long way from where she started and to say the least, I am very proud of it. I bought her in April of 2013 as my first car, paying for every cent of her. Even then I was proud. Pictures of the day I brought her home






I had to ditch the ugly DRLs as my first project, so I made the fog light mod, then I plastidipped the emblems and grille black









Next was the trunk lip I found on ebay, painted to match



And that was all I did for that summer, so this is how she looked over this past winter



And then came the 15% tint all around in March



Cleaned up the exhaust



Right before the front lip, I ended up buying all 4 oem struts that I found on ebay along with swaybar endlinks and bushing and had all of that installed by a family friend local garage, and wow, I almost couldn't believe how much of a difference those new struts and bushings made, my ride is ultra quiet and ultra smooth after that.

Added the front lip, which I am in love with



A couple tweaks here and there before the new rims






Went and did a self acclaimed photoshoot



Washing up



And finally, my biggest and best addition yet, 2010-12 ES350 Rims gotten tons of compliments just driving around






This had to be my favorite shot of the car, you can see my old rims in background



October 2014:
Washed, waxed, and the works, decided to take some cool fall photos








Well guys, this the journey of my ES thus far. Hope you guys like what I've done

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Old 08-03-14, 11:44 AM   #2
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nicely done! are you sure those rims are from a 2013? They look like 2010-12 rims.
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Old 08-03-14, 04:37 PM   #3
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She's beautiful.
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Old 08-03-14, 05:56 PM   #4
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nicely done! are you sure those rims are from a 2013? They look like 2010-12 rims.
Upon further research you are correct, I was told they were 2013, but they are 2010-12
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Old 08-03-14, 08:13 PM   #5
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thats a nice transformation..i really like the front lower lip..where on ebay did ya get it from..link?
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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=271389330851
This is the one I purchased from eBay, perfect fit and I love the look
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Looks absolutely gorgeous! Well done, sir!
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Thanks everyone! Glad to hear you like it!
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Looks great! Did you have to use any spacers on the rear wheels & what size?
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Looks great! Did you have to use any spacers on the rear wheels & what size?
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Hate those wheels on the new ES, but love them on your ride! Keep up the good work! Looks great.
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Looks great! Did you have to use any spacers on the rear wheels & what size?
Thanks and yes I used a 3mm spacer on the rear to clear the strut towers
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That, is by far the nicest looking ES I have ever seen.

Great job, you must be very proud of her.
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looks slickk man nicely done,

What was the trunk lip you used?
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Thank you guys, means a lot to hear others like my ride. I am so proud of what she looks like and I wouldn't trade her for any other car
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