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I grabbed a starfire pearl today and will begin on my new journey. Look for parts and updates to roll out soon.














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Awesome man, congrats on the purchase!! How do you like it so far? What color interior did you get? :cool:
 

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Looking forward to your expertise being applied to the ISF. We'll be watching!

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congrats on the purchase on the new ISF, have fun and be safe with that!!
Be safe is right, I just uncorked TRAC tonight and good god.

Looking at things I think I have some products that already fit:
-cnc foot plates (with F already)
-battery bars
-An the possibility of Stainless hood prop shocks. Need to check my stock.

More to come, I need to design a muffler now and get to work with all them Jbends in the garage. :)

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What happened to the IS300 in the first picture???
Thats what I was going to ask! Looks like the whole front end is jacked up!

Awesome F by the way :D
 

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yeah it fuckedddd upppp, lol becareful of your rims getting to close to the curb and what not, man they drilled your front plates as well!!! that sucks, and they put like the steveson or however you sepl it above the lexus words logo should get that taken out asap looks defientely sicker
 

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What the "F"? You're here too? :)

Keyword: SEMA
Reason: Break-in
 

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Dude, she be broken in.
I folled my standard break in proceedure.
Bring to temp, 3K-4K pulls in 3rd 10-12
let cool
Bring to temp 3K -5K pulls......etc etc up to red line.

Then in a few hundred miles change to syn, send off oil for anaylsis.
then run it as I "normally" would.

Plates are gone guys, these pics where in the first hours of bringing it home. It is due for some changes....some quicker than not.
Baseline dyno next week, then the funs begins.


Also, side note. I can verify that 18's are required for clearance. I am looking at snow tire options and had a few goes at 17's (I am cheap :D)

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Also, side note. I can verify that 18's are required for clearance. I am looking at snow tire options and had a few goes at 17's (I am cheap :D)
So just to verify this, you can put 18's on and still clear the brakes? I want to get a set of track tires and wheels, and 19's are just WAY to expensive, and decent track tires aren't even available in 19".

Do you have the offset measurements? Or better yet, could you point us to some 18" wheels on Tirerack.com (or somewhere else) that you have specifically put on the IS-F?

Thanks!
 

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So just to verify this, you can put 18's on and still clear the brakes? I want to get a set of track tires and wheels, and 19's are just WAY to expensive, and decent track tires aren't even available in 19".

Do you have the offset measurements? Or better yet, could you point us to some 18" wheels on Tirerack.com (or somewhere else) that you have specifically put on the IS-F?

Thanks!
Hit the tire rack winter tire section and it will give you the option for 18's, so nice lightweight wheels to chose from as well like the kosei K1 Ts. The 17's where literally just barey interfering with the outer pad retaining pins.
I was not able to physically test 18's because they did not have any in stock at my tire place.

I was going to pick up a set of these for winter.
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Whee...&autoModClar=&tire=245VR8BZLM25XL&qty_front=4

See if this link works for the full 18's wheel selection.

never mind the rack is all session based so you will have to start a new inquiry.
 

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A set of low pressure cast wheels would work fine for winter wheels but I wouldn't even consider them for a track wheel. For the amount of G forces the IS-F is capable of, a cheap cast wheel could potentially have the center ripped right out of it under heavy track use. Put a sticky race/track tire on that same cast wheel and you've just upped your chances of serious damage. A forged wheel in my opinion is the only way to go. Whether it be a 1pc. or a 3pc. forged wheel. After all, Lexus put a forged wheel made by BBS on the IS-F from the factory! The forging process allow for a tighter grain flow in the metal (strength) and allow you to use less material (light weight) to produce less unsprung weight on each corner of the car which makes for much better handling and braking. A cast wheel will be very porous (ever seen a pumice rock?) with air pockets in the metal that can reduce the strength of the spokes. Don't jeopardize the safety of yourself and others by saving a few bucks. You get what you pay for. You bought a $60,000 high performance car that was developed on the race track, don't skimp on a set of track wheels.
 

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It's good to know that 18's will fit on the F!! I'm so happy I don't have to worry about changing tires for the winter down here :) I like the way the stock wheels look on the car, and would hate to have to change it :)

I'm interested in about a 1/2 drop on the front of the car to shorten the gap between the tire and fender :) Thinking about putting together a suspension kit Fig?
 

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A set of low pressure cast wheels would work fine for winter wheels but I wouldn't even consider them for a track wheel. For the amount of G forces the IS-F is capable of, a cheap cast wheel could potentially have the center ripped right out of it under heavy track use. Put a sticky race/track tire on that same cast wheel and you've just upped your chances of serious damage. A forged wheel in my opinion is the only way to go. Whether it be a 1pc. or a 3pc. forged wheel. After all, Lexus put a forged wheel made by BBS on the IS-F from the factory! The forging process allow for a tighter grain flow in the metal (strength) and allow you to use less material (light weight) to produce less unsprung weight on each corner of the car which makes for much better handling and braking. A cast wheel will be very porous (ever seen a pumice rock?) with air pockets in the metal that can reduce the strength of the spokes. Don't jeopardize the safety of yourself and others by saving a few bucks. You get what you pay for. You bought a $60,000 high performance car that was developed on the race track, don't skimp on a set of track wheels.
absolutely, and when I think winter, I think cheap not performance. My other set of rims is three piece forged and I would not have it any other way with this car. Too damn risky.

I am going to hold off on suspension upgrades until I see a reason for them. So far I am pretty please with the balance on the F and there are other things I want address first. I am pretty sure my suspension arms would fit on there as is, but not until I find a reason to fo there. Exhaust, and carbon parts are my first priority and I think you gys will like whats in my head if I can get it made.

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