New to forums with modified HS hybrid! (Intro + pics) - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion


HS 250h Model (2010-2012)

New to forums with modified HS hybrid! (Intro + pics)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-01-16, 04:38 AM   #1
A3OD
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NV
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile New to forums with modified HS hybrid! (Intro + pics)

Custom wrapped front end.

Restored headlights.
CREE LED headlight bulb kit.


Dropped on RS*R springs.
Custom lip kit: front, sides, rears.


Guages.

19x9.5 Aodhan AH02 wheels.
235/35/19 stretched tires.


Custom gold & lettered calipers.

2500k yellow fog lights.

Full LED lighting kit.

Aluminum pedals.

Hello everyone. I am new to Lexus and let alone Hybrids. Btw, I came from owning a modded M3 from head to toe for several years, to this. Decided to start customizing and adding modifications to the car the second I got it.

Any questions or comments please feel free to drop a line.

Hope you all enjoyed the pics!
A3OD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-16, 05:51 AM   #2
Magellan55
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 546
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Wow! Awesome ride. I didn't even know they made skirt kits! Did you get them from Japan?

And welcome to Club Lexus!
Magellan55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-16, 08:36 PM   #3
A3OD
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NV
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magellan55 View Post
Wow! Awesome ride. I didn't even know they made skirt kits! Did you get them from Japan?

And welcome to Club Lexus!
Would be cool if they were from Japan lol Don't know how many people actually mod these cars or if any at all, let alone in the US.

Thanks for the warm welcome!
A3OD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-16, 04:00 AM   #4
corradoMR2
The pursuit of F
 
corradoMR2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 7,480
Thanked 75 Times in 65 Posts
Default

A3OD - Standout HS. Nice work.

Magellan55, the skirts appear to be the EZ Lip or similar universal lip kit.
corradoMR2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-16, 12:20 PM   #5
A3OD
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NV
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by corradoMR2 View Post
A3OD - Standout HS. Nice work.

Magellan55, the skirts appear to be the EZ Lip or similar universal lip kit.
Yes indeed they are the EZ lip pro kit. I have not found any lip kit for this vehicle, only seen the BRANEW kit but only available in Japan. So I had to improvise and went with the the most aggressive lip I could find in US. Very happy with the product.
A3OD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-16, 07:42 PM   #6
TheAirman
Lead Lap
 
TheAirman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 494
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Oh so nice !!! It's what a hybrid should look like.

I had 2 M3's myself before I came into the HS. It's like learning to drive all over again. Plus, I was tired of the tickets.

They love to mod their HS in Japan also. So all those BRANEW that you might covet are available to be shipped to the US. All you have to do is pay big bucks and wait for about 3 or 4 weeks for them to ship !!

I love the drop. A HS takes on a whole different character with a drop. And those brake calipers? Where, and from which model did you get those calipers?

And, do you have a workshop manual yet?
TheAirman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-16, 10:48 PM   #7
A3OD
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: NV
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheAirman View Post
Oh so nice !!! It's what a hybrid should look like.

I had 2 M3's myself before I came into the HS. It's like learning to drive all over again. Plus, I was tired of the tickets.

They love to mod their HS in Japan also. So all those BRANEW that you might covet are available to be shipped to the US. All you have to do is pay big bucks and wait for about 3 or 4 weeks for them to ship !!

I love the drop. A HS takes on a whole different character with a drop. And those brake calipers? Where, and from which model did you get those calipers?

And, do you have a workshop manual yet?
Hello. Glad to know there's a former M3 / sports car owner in the HS forum community. Yes it's definitely.. different. Like the opposite of an M3 but of course in a good way with different approach to motoring experience. I used to get at least 2-3+ speeding tickets a year in my M3 which I've taken over 180+ mph. It's a trouble maker lol but definitely fun car.

​​​​The RS*R Down springs definitely made a nice difference which I believe should have came from the factory. I wouldn't mind another inch or so lower on top of it. With the lip kit, it finished off the ground clearance where I'm happy with, although there's still a decent amount of wheel gap. However, my wheels are already poking out with wide and aggressive offset so closing down the fender to the wheels gap may not be such a smart idea.

The brake calipers are factory units painted with G2 brake caliper system paint using a brush. I then layed down Lexus caliper stickers on them, then triple high-temp clear coated the entire calipers to protect and seal.

What's this workshop manual you speak of? I plan on wrapping the interior wood trim with 5D carbon fiber gloss wrap and also get an oil change / air filter all sometime this week!
A3OD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-16, 10:17 AM   #8
Rudiculous
Lead Lap
iTrader: (9)
 
Rudiculous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 669
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Default

This looks very clean
Rudiculous is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-16, 09:58 PM   #9
MSAGRO
Driver
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 157
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

A3OD, love the look of your HS. Can you post a daylight shot of the front? I mildly customed mine, but yours look better.
Attached Thumbnails
New to forums with modified HS hybrid! (Intro + pics)-image.jpeg  
MSAGRO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-16, 08:52 AM   #10
corradoMR2
The pursuit of F
 
corradoMR2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 7,480
Thanked 75 Times in 65 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSAGRO View Post
A3OD, love the look of your HS. Can you post a daylight shot of the front? I mildly customed mine, but yours look better.

Your front looks good. Plastidipped?
corradoMR2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-16, 10:39 AM   #11
MSAGRO
Driver
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 157
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Nope, just Charcoal 3M 1080 vinyl. I just love messing with stock front ends of Lexus hybrids. My other is a 2013 GS 450h that I modified the front end to make look more contemporary.
Attached Thumbnails
New to forums with modified HS hybrid! (Intro + pics)-image.jpeg  
MSAGRO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-17, 03:44 PM   #12
Miamiboy87
Rookie
 
Miamiboy87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: CA
Posts: 88
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Where did you get those fog lights from and the bulb size?
Miamiboy87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-17, 04:36 PM   #13
MSAGRO
Driver
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 157
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miamiboy87 View Post
Where did you get those fog lights from and the bulb size?
just stock fog lights with yellow LaminX film. My girlfriends ES 300 H has it also.
Attached Thumbnails
New to forums with modified HS hybrid! (Intro + pics)-img_4126.jpg  
MSAGRO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-17, 06:01 PM   #14
Hoovey2411
Moderator
iTrader: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 34,557
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Default

Where'd your Volume and Tuner **** go?! Currently looks like your center console has nipples

Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-17, 08:33 AM   #15
RX469
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,387
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by A3OD View Post
Restored headlights.
CREE LED headlight bulb kit.
Hi, Nice car and mods.

What Yellow bulb is in your headlight? Is this your DRL/Highbeam? Thanks.
RX469 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GS F OEM BBS wheels on a F sport kiddough GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 19 06-14-17 07:04 PM
NJ FS/FT: 95-96 Taillights kez SC400 / 300 Classifieds 8 02-22-17 11:39 PM
Amber delete? Anyone? achip5188 GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 7 10-11-16 09:59 PM
DIY - Radiator fan motor replacement akafixture GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 1 10-03-16 06:21 PM
CA IS250/350 Side Skirts (SGM) Toxicxk23 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 0 10-01-16 03:17 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:27 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: