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ahmed24 10-11-09 09:06 AM

My IS-F Rear End Conversion - Full Photo Guide
 
For those who are not aware, I have been planning my IS-F Rear conversion for some time now. Full details are on this original thread

I have successfully completed the project :D and all installation photos and DIY guide are provided below.

Firstly, i would like to thank everyone on this forum who advised me throughout my planning. A special huge thanks goes to Joe Z and Javier for the expert advice.

The total cost of this conversion including the charges for painting the bumper at a bodyshop was $1,080. I purchased all the parts except the bumper from Lexus Japan and hence made quite a saving.

The exact cost breakdown is:

Bumper Cover with Parking Sensor Holes:
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$320
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Bodyshop Painting:
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$240
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2x Exhaust Tips
2x Reflectors
2x Towhook Covers
2x Lower retainer brackets
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$520
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Here are the pictures from start to finish.



Test fitting to make sure bumper will fit before placing order for the most expensive parts.

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps58c7d1bd.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psd5083d6f.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psb7e11f0f.jpg




The OEM IS-F Tips and Reflectors:
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps40499df0.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps79f42430.jpg



Painted IS-F bumper with one of the tips installed
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...pscc2a0e95.jpg


http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psf35bbf61.jpg


http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps67d7c4e3.jpg




This is how it looks once OEM bumper is removed
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psc1bad2e6.jpg



OEM Exhaust Tip Removed
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9ad30bd2.jpg


Tailpipe has to be cut short, this is how long it is:
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1a92b044.jpg


And this is how short it is after cutting
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psba9921f2.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psffe2844f.jpg


And here comes the IS-F bumper and all photos: :D :D

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4548947c.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0606c774.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps583108bc.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psbcaf222b.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...ps60108b4f.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psa7654d83.jpg

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...psdd5ac6bd.jpg

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/atta...e-img-0529.jpg

Lexasaurus 10-11-09 09:11 AM

That looks awesome dude!!!! Good job! and looks like you've saved a bunch of money!

Idrinor 10-11-09 09:13 AM

That looks awesome! You should put a good sounding exhaust on it though to match the looks:)

Rash 10-11-09 09:50 AM

Awesome pictures :thumbup:

But I have to agree with Idrinor, quad exhausts with stock IS250 sound doesn't make sense IMO. time to kill your wallet, again. :P

EyeKutr 10-11-09 09:54 AM

Nicely done.....looks great

YooNiBaLL 10-11-09 09:57 AM

wait. so what was the FINAL price. after buying the exhaust tips and the reflectors? or was the 1080 with the two?

TokerIS350 10-11-09 09:59 AM

would've been better on a 350

but nice work

ExclusivIS 10-11-09 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TokerIS350 (Post 4916889)
would've been better on a 350

but nice work

Would have been better if it never happened at all...

Posing. That's beat.... :thumbdn:

HERBos 10-11-09 10:18 AM

^^^ lawl!~

Wierdazndu 10-11-09 10:21 AM

i dont hate it.... anyways not hating, but the rear is-f color seems off to me... is that the picture or does the paint match "perfectly"?

rule1223 10-11-09 10:28 AM

So the is-f rear bumper is becoming a popular mod now?

sorry i dont like this mod at all, but thats just me.

Mv350 10-11-09 10:39 AM

dude it looks great!!

Ice350 10-11-09 11:13 AM

I'd feel better about it if the car was a 350 but either way I'm torn.
Props for scratching the mod bug itch. The work looks nicely done.
On the other hand, I not really crazy about this design even on an ISF! Faux stacked tails seem not cool to me.

A for effort though!

jns350 10-11-09 11:15 AM

all that's missing is that 8cyl growllll......A mod that has been often talked about of. And now the results are here. You got a big booty now:D...
I give you props to take on the task..seems your results are good:thumbup:

xuningshen 10-11-09 11:18 AM

for those of you who have beamers, just think of it as an "M style" mod. i don't see him as posing because he didn't put the IS-F emblems on it, its still got his 250 on it. its just to make it more aggressive looking OEM style ;)

awesome props for tackling it, fitament looks great


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