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Old 03-15-05, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default Official 3rd Gen GS Modification Thread!!

We have a few members who have already added some great mods to their 3GS so we'll post them here as well.
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Old 03-15-05, 01:14 PM   #2
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Verone supplied the first pic, thanks
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19" Volks, staggered,
Here it is chopped and lowered
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You cannot go wrong with Mesh on a new car, Mesh is a classic wheel design. Volk is one of the top wheel brands out today.
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Old 03-15-05, 01:30 PM   #3
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NYlexus has added 18" Chrome Alessio wheels with 245/ZR40/18 wheels all around! Thanks for sharing!
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His thread is here
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-third-generation/154848-my-gs300-with-18-chrome-alessio-wheels.html

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Another classic choice, 5-spokes look good on every car and lend a sportier look. A Lexus is one of the few cars that looks appropriate with tasteful chrome, like in this case. Depending on how thick/thin your spokes are, painting calipers may be another mod on the "to do" list, since you can see the stock calipers with thin spokes.
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Old 03-15-05, 01:35 PM   #4
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gs430jw has dark tint all around his GS 430 (side, front and rear). Thanks for the pics, his thread is here
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/show...9&page=1&pp=15
Dropped with 2" Tanabe springs

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Old 03-15-05, 01:39 PM   #5
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YL06GS, may have done the most to his GS so far, we begin here, in the thread herem explains his TV in the headrest and additional DVD player setup
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-third-generation/154730-new-gs-with-dvd-and-headrest-monitors.html
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What can I say! He has the 2 DVD players so people can watch 2 diff movies in the back. Slick! And look at the glovebox setup, looks factory.
Here, YL06GS adds the first 20" setup to the 3GS!
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-third-generation/152633-2006-gs-with-20s.html
Antera 20x9 front and rear.

255/35 20 fronts
275/35 20 rears

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So here LasVegasGS chops and lowers his GS
1"drop
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3.5" drop
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Finally, YL06GS also has 3m tint all around. Great work!
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The 20" wheels look great on the GS, it really fills the wheel wells. This is another classic 5"spoke wheel, very thick so it hides the calipes well. The tint sets it off as well!
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Old 03-15-05, 01:50 PM   #6
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highmiles, added his XM to his GS, and we have a sticky here
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-third-generation/153669-xm-installed-photos.html
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Great place to put teh box, looks stock and no ugly box on the outside of the car.
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Here's a Black Onyx GS300 w/19" Volk LE37T at Longo Lexus that we were talking about in a previous thread. Photo taken on 3/12/05, the same time Rominl was there. I didn't have time to get all the stats for the wheel/tire setup. But the rear wheels are 19x9.5 +45 offset 5x114.3. The rears were wrapped w/Toyo T1-S 275/30YR19 tires.

IMHO needs to be lowered.

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More great wheels, Volks and a nice staggered setup. We can't wait for the spring kits to start coming so these cars can be dropped!
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ps - i used Suntek Carbon film, absolutely no metallic whatsoever and lifetime warranty against fading, peeling, etc. i wanted a non-reflective glare since the car is sparkly white i thought a reflective glare would be just too much. i had a bad experience with a previous GS using non-metallic tint on back and minimal metallic on sides (that's what the guy recommended), and the reception was SO bad. keep in mind that although the wires may be built into the *back* glass, metallic interference anywhere affects the reception sometimes. and NO, the tint is not that dark! my camera sucks and it is blazing sunny here today, so the contrast against the white car makes it look like a limo tint from that angle. it's actually a medium tint all around and you can see through it normally (in fact, if i had parked against the white wall as i did previously, the tint would have appeared much lighter).



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Nortrack from the U.K has done a great job with the tint!
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Man you guys are hard to keep up with. I thought I was pimpin just getting tint on mine! Now I gotta go and gt some new shoe's!
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Any other new GSs with mods? I personally like the two GSs with 19 inch wheels! Any other pics?
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Cant wait to post pix after getting my spoiler installed
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Anyone got a MATADOR red GS yet on CL? I would love to see what's in store for me....or am i first?
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I have a red one, but I am waiting for my 20's to come in before I take oics. Should be this week. Bought mine first week of April.
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I have a red one, but I am waiting for my 20's to come in before I take oics. Should be this week. Bought mine first week of April.
Nice! What kind of wheels did you go with...is your car an AWD version?

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Nice! What kind of wheels did you go with...is your car an AWD version?

I can't wait to see pics!
I have a rwd version. I am putting 20" Zenneti Mystics on.
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