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Old 07-19-13, 05:24 PM   #1
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Whats going on folks, been on the boards awhile so i figured i would start a build thread. I bought my 07 IS350 x-package, this past december when i sold my old 99 LS400. Ive really just been nesting parts for months now but the time has to come to share some pics and progress. Enjoy


I went from this(i lowkey miss her sometimes)



To this, when i first saw her on the lot. I flew to Cali just to scoop her up


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Exterior:
Vertex front lip(authentic)
Vertex side skirts(authentic)
GFX rear lip
LX Mode grill(authentic)
2012 LED Headlights
OEM JDM window visors
vLED 5k flank bulbs
3k HID fog lights
Black chrome emblems
Password JDM fender tabs

Suspension:
BC coilovers
Megan camber arms

Interior:
Sewell LED interior lights
ISF perforated shift ****

Performance:
Joe Z intake pipe
F Sport exhaust(Gen 1)

Wheels:
SSR SP1 19x8.5/19x10(sold)
SSR SP3 19x10/19x11

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Old 07-19-13, 05:26 PM   #2
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I bought coilovers on the black friday group buy a week before I even owned the car lol. I was that sure I was going to get her




Been riding around lowered on the stock X-package wheels every since

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Old 07-19-13, 05:42 PM   #3
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From this point ive just been racking up parts, jumping on deals when i can. just a sample of whats too come. hopefully i can get everything on and painted within the next couple weeks

came up on a set of SSR Professor from a friend here thats huge lexus enthusiast as well. they needed some TLC but nothing that couldnt be handled


shortly after this is how they turned out, fully polished outer lips and faces, the inner barrels were brushed



Was lucky enough to come up on an LX Mode grill from a CL member and an authentic Vertex front lip and side skirts from another(dont mind the bumper from my mr2 project and the spare 350 eng cover lol)





I also had ISF interior trim but had to learn the hard way that 09+ interior trim doesnt work in 06-08 IS's lol

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Old 07-19-13, 11:38 PM   #4
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the most recent pic as of last night one of the homies ray rolling the fenders and prepping to get the wheels on soon. he takes this seriously lol


I tried to get his 240 in the shot too. i apologize for the iphone quality of the pics
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This lx mode grill with emblem looks really good!!!
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Your LS was clean, but I do understand why you upgraded! Looks like it's going to be a really clean IS build!
Keep the updates coming, looking forward to seeing this build play out.

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This lx mode grill with emblem looks really good!!!
Thanks man. i got really really lucky to snag it when i saw it

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Your LS was clean, but I do understand why you upgraded! Looks like it's going to be a really clean IS build!
Keep the updates coming, looking forward to seeing this build play out.

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thanks man much apprecitated. il keep the pics flowing as they come along. hopefully ill it in paint within the next couple weeks
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coming along nicely....
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Kinda off topic but, judging by your screen name I take it that you've owned or own a MR2? *Former MR2 owner as well.*
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coming along nicely....
thanks man. all you guys down there left some big shoes to fill IS wise lol

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Kinda off topic but, judging by your screen name I take it that you've owned or own a MR2? *Former MR2 owner as well.*
yes i do. i have a 92 turbo mr2 still, its my real "project car" so to speak lol. that car i really only take to shows nowadays but i still get her some fresh air every now and then. last event i took it too was Wekfest LA about a month or 2 ago
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Nice pics and cant wait to see what shes going to look like when your done. Also do you have more pics of the other car in the garage
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Nice pics and cant wait to see what shes going to look like when your done. Also do you have more pics of the other car in the garage
thanks man ill have more pics within the next few weeks for sure. the other car is my homie Ray's car, i wish i had more pics of it lol
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He got the SSRs on today finally lol!

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nice! love the ssr's!
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Some good looking fitment
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