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Old 07-15-14, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Performance mods....

Guys,

Newbie here. recently picked up a 2012 IS350C with 10k miles. Coming out of a BMW 135i that was modded.

What do you guys recommend I do? Any one done either a turbo or SC?
How about suspension, handling and exhaust?
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Old 07-15-14, 06:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to CL and for performance mod this ain't the car if your coming from turbo bmw. Basic bolt on apply to these cars. You can run a custom SC but it cost you 5k and there no tune just bolt on. Your can start with suspension most go coilover and f sport sway bar are you bang for you buck feel.
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Laobo979 has it right. If the is350 can be tuned, I'm pretty sure it can be a beast with sc or turbo but our ecu so far can not be unlocked.
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You wouldnt get much out of a tune even if it were available for USDM cars. Look at the JDM cars that are tuned. They gain what, ~30whp? You still couldnt boost more; High compression engines and no aftermarket support for changing that. Even HKS350 with his piggy back to tune was only able to go up a whole 1psi extra.

OP. Stick to bolt ons unless you'll have the car for a long time. If you'll have it a while...sure, boost it.
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Welcome to CL and for performance mod this ain't the car if your coming from turbo bmw. Basic bolt on apply to these cars. You can run a custom SC but it cost you 5k and there no tune just bolt on. Your can start with suspension most go coilover and f sport sway bar are you bang for you buck feel.
Great info thanks. I think I'll go for the coil overs and f sport sway bar. I do intend to keep the car so a SC may be in the future.
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Great info thanks. I think I'll go for the coil overs and f sport sway bar. I do intend to keep the car so a SC may be in the future.
Here is a few of the mods I did to my 12 IS350C.
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^^Car looks superb!
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Here is a few of the mods I did to my 12 IS350C.
Gorgeous indeed.
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So what are the popular exhausts, intakes, sway bars, coil overs? I was thinking about doing f-sport whenever possible but they are a bit pricey.
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check sewell and sign up for the club lexus discount. Prices drop fairly substantially.
intake, try JoeZ
coils, popular are bc racing and megan
f-sport sways are the most popular.
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So what are the popular exhausts, intakes, sway bars, coil overs? I was thinking about doing f-sport whenever possible but they are a bit pricey.
If you read my sig you will see what I used. The F stuff is pricey but fitment is spot on and high quality.
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Great info thanks. I believe I will go with f-sport as much as possible. Except for wheels. I have seen some nice aftermarket like vossen and stance.
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I'm not sure if the exhaust is the same for an ISC as the standard IS's so you may be forced of go with an F Sport exhaust. Everything else is up to you but BC Racing, Megan, Stance, Tanabe are some of the more popular coil overs. Definitely get the F Sport sway bars.
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Default Mods on a budget... not bad! Have a look.

Have a look at my AWD IS250 build thread with all the mods listed... These were kind of "mods on a budget", but it goes to show you what can be done on your IS with relatively small coin!

-------> http://www.clublexus.com/forums/buil...ml#post8623060
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That's a cool intake.
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