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Old 08-31-13, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default Just purchased a 2013 Es350 (Grill mod)

Just wanted to say hi and share a few pictures of what I've done for those of you that might be interested. I'm uploading my first two videos I've made onto Youtube and I will share the link with you all. It's a minor hope everyone likes it! Enjoy!

I have to apologize about the pictures being so big!
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Old 08-31-13, 04:44 AM   #2
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Nice, congratulations on your new ES, and the grill looks great!

I did something similar to my RX, wrapped with carbon fiber wrap, to give it the "full spindle grill" look.
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-t...wrap-pics.html
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Old 08-31-13, 07:36 AM   #3
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NICE....I like it. The front is, IMO, it's least attractive feature.
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Old 08-31-13, 08:51 AM   #4
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Looks great but could not find your YouTube. How was this modification accomplished. Bodywork or purchases? and if purchase the source.

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Old 08-31-13, 09:27 AM   #5
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Looks like a spray on coat.

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Old 08-31-13, 03:02 PM   #6
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Hi, thanks for all the compliments. About the video,it was so bad so I decide to cancel the upload. It And yeah, I did plastic dip just to give myself an option of weather to go with just black or the carbon fiber vinyl wrap. I basically took the bumper off and sprayed all over with 5 coats, as suggested, and it was a breeze to clean off the over spray. I use wax with hardly any afford it just wipes off effortlessly. I went ahead and attached a couple of day time picture so you guys can get the idea of how it turned out . Also, I de-badged the ES350 emblems as well.

corradoMR2, thank you for sharing the link to your car. I really love your carbon fiber wrap! very sport and simple!
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Old 08-31-13, 03:11 PM   #7
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Hi, thanks for all the compliments. About the video,it was so bad so I decide to cancel the upload. It And yeah, I did plastic dip just to give myself an option of weather to go with just black or the carbon fiber vinyl wrap. I basically took the bumper off and sprayed all over with 5 coats, as suggested, and it was a breeze to clean off the over spray. I use wax with hardly any afford it just wipes off effortlessly. I went ahead and attached a couple of day time picture so you guys can get the idea of how it turned out . Also, I de-badged the ES350 emblems as well.

corradoMR2, thank you for sharing the link to your car. I really love your carbon fiber wrap! very sport and simple!
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Old 09-01-13, 08:33 AM   #8
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Looks SHARP!
I really like it -- been thinking of doing the same.
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Old 09-01-13, 08:42 AM   #9
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That looks really clean. I like it, especially on that white car. Good work.
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Old 09-01-13, 10:53 AM   #10
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Looks good!

I love the look of the blacked out front as well. It's one of the first things I did when I got the car. I decided to use a vinyl wrap in a black/metallic finish. Looks very similar.

Man, our cars are going to be twins. I just debadged the rear last week too.

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Old 09-01-13, 08:25 PM   #11
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Thank you again, for the compliments, guys! The aesthetic of the black and white contrast is really nice! I was thinking of tinting my taillights 35% as how i had it on my 750li after I purchase my drop, it's not too dark and is not too light. I am still debating on getting air suspension or DC coilovers, because there is an 2013 ES with air suspension, it really retains the ride quality of the vehicle. I've also road in a 2013 ES with DC coilovers and you can feel ever single road rash. But when I have the air suspension, I'm not planning to drive around town real low just, I'm leaving the height just enough for at least one finger gap, just to keep the classy look, otherwise it looks real dumb in my opinion. I don't mean to offend anyone but, it's whatever floats your boat and i am all about OEM ride comfortability.

And Bruce, your car looks great, sir! we are in fact twins. haha

I want to show you what I mean with the air suspension. I attached some photos, Enjoy! And i had a full Wald bodykit on the car incase anyone wonders.
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Old 09-01-13, 09:07 PM   #12
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Thank you again, for the compliments, guys! The aesthetic of the black and white contrast is really nice! I was thinking of tinting my taillights 35% as how i had it on my 750li after I purchase my drop, it's not too dark and is not too light. I am still debating on getting air suspension or DC coilovers, because there is an 2013 ES with air suspension, it really retains the ride quality of the vehicle. I've also road in a 2013 ES with DC coilovers and you can feel ever single road rash. But when I have the air suspension, I'm not planning to drive around town real low just, I'm leaving the height just enough for at least one finger gap, just to keep the classy look, otherwise it looks real dumb in my opinion. I don't mean to offend anyone but, it's whatever floats your boat and i am all about OEM ride comfortability.

And Bruce, your car looks great, sir! we are in fact twins. haha

I want to show you what I mean with the air suspension. I attached some photos, Enjoy! And i had a full Wald bodykit on the car incase anyone wonders.
nice car. Hey are you saying there is a coilover kit for the 2013 ES350? Can you post a link or info about how to get them? I've looked everywhere for coilovers for the 2013 but no one seems to make them. Thanks.
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Old 09-02-13, 02:27 PM   #13
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nice car. Hey are you saying there is a coilover kit for the 2013 ES350? Can you post a link or info about how to get them? I've looked everywhere for coilovers for the 2013 but no one seems to make them. Thanks.
i think it was from www.d2racing.com, not DC. sorry for the confusion. You might want to give them a call if you're looking into something like that.
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i think it was from www.d2racing.com, not DC. sorry for the confusion. You might want to give them a call if you're looking into something like that.
Thanks. It looks like they are in the works, but none available it seems. For everyone's reference I contacted them last week. Here is the email chain:

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Thank you for your inquiry,

We are still developing the coilover setup for your chassis and unfortunately do not have an ETA at this moment. As soon as we have a better idea on an ETA we will email you. Thank you.

Jerry Mcgovern
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Good evening,

My name is Jacob and I recently purchased the newly re-designed 2013 Lexus ES 350. I have been looking for a coilover kit for it to reduce its height, but have not been successful. Can you let me know if you have kits for the 2013 Lexus ES 350 or are planning on developing some? Thanks in advance for your response.

Sincerely,
Jacob

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Thanks. It looks like they are in the works, but none available it seems. For everyone's reference I contacted them last week. Here is the email chain:

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Thank you for your inquiry,

We are still developing the coilover setup for your chassis and unfortunately do not have an ETA at this moment. As soon as we have a better idea on an ETA we will email you. Thank you.

Jerry Mcgovern
D2 Racing NA>>> www.d2racing.com


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Good evening,

My name is Jacob and I recently purchased the newly re-designed 2013 Lexus ES 350. I have been looking for a coilover kit for it to reduce its height, but have not been successful. Can you let me know if you have kits for the 2013 Lexus ES 350 or are planning on developing some? Thanks in advance for your response.

Sincerely,
Jacob

Well then now, i'm just confused. Thanks for the info!
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