Alright time for me to be the first to start this thread...
2002 SC430 with around 30 000km on it
-Auto Couture Full Front and Rear Bumper Replacement for the SC430
-Did not include side skirts
-Made by Evolution Japan
-It is made out of FRP or fiberglass reinforced plastic
I had an issue with the installer of the kit saying that fiberglass is not very good blah blah but it is very easy to work with, and easy to repair if damaged rather than a urethane unit
-Bought from Steve @ Carson Toyota on a Group Buy
-fitment of AC kits are normally excellent, the installer said that there was some work required to line things up in the front correctly. It looks great now! In the rear there is some issues with fitment still available and they don't line up EXACTLY with the rear fenders but are very close. I'm not sure if the installer saw this, I should mention it to him
-mmm not install tips that I know of
-have not had any durability problems yet, because thankfully I have not hit anything yet!
(Knock on wood) My ride height is perfect that I do not scrape my front bumper going over bumps or slopes. I'm still going to raise it up a little though to be on the safe side
You need new foglights for this bumper. The ones I got were HELLA units and I can't recall if they came with the kit or not. Installer said they didn't, Steve said they did, all I know is that they were in there when I got the car back!
The only negative is that they make my HRE 19's look small hahaha
I don't believe anyone has really posted pics of this kit, or even has it for that matter that I know of. The kits on Carson and Autocouture's site do not do justice to how the kit looks! It is amazing, very different from just the AC lip kit and is very subtle and not extreme. That is how it should be. The installer's here in Alberta are used to the ricey, extreme and disgusting body kits of civics where holes are located everywhere on the car and spoilers that don't do anything. The installer was like "whats so good about this kit, its nearly the same as your stock ones". A Lexus should be classy, subtle, have finesse, be beautiful. The look I was going for was that if someone who owned an SC looked at it and said, "There's something different about your car, but I can't pick out what!". If someone said this then I've achieved what I was going for!
Alright enough of a bore, not for the PICS!!
Probably too late to say that 56k users beware!!!
I really need to learn how to snap pics, I'm a bad photographer with a bad camera!