Nice looking setup there Darth..I like the wheels, but I think the 20 inchers would be even more susceptible to dings and bending than the 19s, and would most likely be heavier (trying to keep unstrung weight to a minimum if I can)..
I found it interesting that you used 35 & 30 profile tires with 20 inch rims (same as I was planning with the 19 inch rims)...I thought going +2 you would have to drop another 5mm on sidewall height to keep the same OD. I noticed that with my current stock setup, my speedo is about 3-4 MPH over actual speed (according to my GPS enabled Radar Detector, and my backup Garmin), so a slightly larger outside diameter wouldn't be a bad thing....
I mainly bought the SC to have a car that's comfortable, stone reliable and required little maintenance... I looked at/have owned a couple of used Jags, Mercedes SL55 AMG, M3 and the Audi S5...all within the same price range. The SC won hands-down....mainly due to reliability (and the drop-top
). Though I've never owned a Lexus before, I've owned a couple of Toyotas over the years, and they were basically trouble-free. Rock solid cars.
Even if something does break, the repairs are far easier & cheaper than with the others I looked at, and should be far-less often...trust me on that one - been there, done that. (if you think Lexus repairs are high, look at Merc, Jag, or Audi costs!) I've usually done my own work in the past (I'm an old motor-head from way-back), but I'm getting to the point where crawling around on the floor busting knuckles no longer appeals to me..
Anyway...just looking for a little feedback from folks who have gone the +1 route, mainly looking for their experiences with changes in comfort & rim damage.