The transformation of my ES - Club Lexus Forums

Go Back   > > >
Log In 

The transformation of my ES

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-03-14, 09:15 AM   #1
lostape45
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
Trader Score: (0)
 
lostape45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OH
Posts: 462
Talking The transformation of my ES

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

Last edited by lostape45; 10-30-14 at 05:37 PM.
lostape45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-14, 10:44 AM   #2
mspearl95
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: or
Posts: 414
Default

nicely done! are you sure those rims are from a 2013? They look like 2010-12 rims.
mspearl95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-14, 03:37 PM   #3
Fritz330
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 232
Default

She's beautiful.
Fritz330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-14, 04:56 PM   #4
lostape45
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
Trader Score: (0)
 
lostape45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OH
Posts: 462
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mspearl95 View Post
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
lostape45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-14, 07:13 PM   #5
imherenow
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
imherenow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: TX, CA
Posts: 1,734
Default

thats a nice transformation..i really like the front lower lip..where on ebay did ya get it from..link?
imherenow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-14, 09:15 PM   #6
lostape45
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
Trader Score: (0)
 
lostape45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OH
Posts: 462
Default

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=271389330851
This is the one I purchased from eBay, perfect fit and I love the look
lostape45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-14, 07:22 PM   #7
SharpGent
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
SharpGent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 32
Default

Looks absolutely gorgeous! Well done, sir!
SharpGent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 07:49 AM   #8
lostape45
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
Trader Score: (0)
 
lostape45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OH
Posts: 462
Default

Thanks everyone! Glad to hear you like it!
lostape45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-14, 08:40 PM   #9
chadlex
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
chadlex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 16
Default

Looks great! Did you have to use any spacers on the rear wheels & what size?
chadlex is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-14, 08:44 PM   #10
chadlex
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
chadlex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 16
Default Beautiful

Looks great! Did you have to use any spacers on the rear wheels & what size?
chadlex is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-14, 09:55 PM   #11
Megafast13
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Megafast13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,109
Default

Hate those wheels on the new ES, but love them on your ride! Keep up the good work! Looks great.
Megafast13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-14, 11:23 AM   #12
lostape45
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
Trader Score: (0)
 
lostape45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OH
Posts: 462
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chadlex View Post
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
lostape45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-14, 07:03 PM   #13
tcbted
Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 134
Default

That, is by far the nicest looking ES I have ever seen.

Great job, you must be very proud of her.
tcbted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-14, 07:28 PM   #14
TwinTurbo1
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
TwinTurbo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Vic
Posts: 14
Default

looks slickk man nicely done,

What was the trunk lip you used?
TwinTurbo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-14, 05:39 AM   #15
lostape45
Lead Lap
Thread Starter
Trader Score: (0)
 
lostape45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OH
Posts: 462
Default

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
lostape45 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GA Rs-r AWD coilovers for Sale Marvin1314 4Gen GS450H / 350 Classifieds (13-) 6 04-25-16 08:34 PM
NJ S4Play Rear Diffuser for ISF\ISx50 Vervish 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 2 04-24-16 04:35 PM
TN 20" factory GTR wheels dsouth Wheels and Tires Classifieds 0 04-12-16 03:28 PM
NV RWD bc coilover 12/10 spring rate wastedwil 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 2 10-26-15 04:23 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:55 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved