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Old 03-07-13, 01:21 PM   #1
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I'm new to the forums and car scene. Only experience I have with builds was my 1990 crx with a pr4 ECU and B18A1 engine/tranny(rebuilt) But I'd like to know how much it would cost and if it were possible to get a 2013 IS 350C and drop the ISF's 5.0L V8 along with its 8 speed tranny and it's ECU in it with aimgain's tuner Style VIP sport body kit with their G-Luxe hyper chrome rims. And also if there were any other parts I'd have to purchase to make this possible? overall goal is getting a car with a luxury interior and sports car under the hood while having the import tuner style exterior.
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Should I just save myself the trouble and stick with the stock IS 350 C F sport with the body kit, rims and paint job.

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Old 03-07-13, 01:23 PM   #2
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It's a long road to accomplish it all, but I would love to drive the end result
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Old 03-07-13, 01:34 PM   #3
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haha exactly. I'm only a senior in high school but my parents would get me the stock IS 350 C F sport when I grad college. All I gotta do is save up for the parts I want to tweak it with.
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Old 03-07-13, 01:46 PM   #4
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Let me party poop really quick


IS350C Fsport $50,000 ?
ISF engine + tranny swap $15,000 ? + all kinds of ECU lights, CEL, VSC etc...

Or just buy an ISF for $55,000 - $60,000..... While still achieving ----> (overall goal is getting a car with a luxury interior and sports car under the hood while having the import tuner style exterior.)
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Old 03-07-13, 01:55 PM   #5
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Yeah I know kinda pricy but I saw that aimgain kit for it and I couldn't resist I have to add it to my collection. I didn't want to go thru the trouble of finding sideskirts to go with the front and back bumper while not looking weird.
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Old 03-07-13, 04:04 PM   #6
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Let me party poop really quick


IS350C Fsport $50,000 ?
ISF engine + tranny swap $15,000 ? + all kinds of ECU lights, CEL, VSC etc...

Or just buy an ISF for $55,000 - $60,000..... While still achieving ----> (overall goal is getting a car with a luxury interior and sports car under the hood while having the import tuner style exterior.)
I could but then that'll mean I'll have to stretch out the aimgain kit to make it fit. And I don't know how hard that'll be
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Old 03-07-13, 04:48 PM   #7
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Wish I had these kind of dilemmas in life lol

I'd just get an F to begin with and maybe consider another kit
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Just get the f don't bother with the other crap. IsF is beast
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Old 03-10-13, 09:47 AM   #9
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Alright. But I'd probably still be looking towards this body kit. If its possible how hard would you guys think it'll be to stretch the body kit a inch or so to fit the isf and/or how much it may cost to pay a more experienced person to do it for me?
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Anything is possible with a body shop who knows what they're doing..
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would be cheaper to stretch and mold the aims gain kit to an ISF instead of doing an engine swap and getting everything to work
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Old 03-10-13, 12:56 PM   #12
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Do you just want the ISF V8? there is a member here on CL he put a Lexus 4.3 V8 in his IS250. He called it the IS430. very nice build too.

Here is the Thread.
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...w-updated.html
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you can get the kit and pay a body shop to customize it.
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Old 03-12-13, 05:43 AM   #14
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Hmm i see. Yeah I'll probably go with the ISF then lol. Could you guys maybe give me a estimate on how much it would cost to pay a body shop to stretch it out?
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That would be amazing! I've contemplated a possible V8 swap in mine since I have some of the carbon build up issue some 250's have. Seems like a lot to do though so I'll just stick to aesthetics for now!

Would definitely put a dent in the bank account, but why not if that's what you want! In four years when you graduate there could be more Lexus coupe options available. Faster ones maybe!
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