Thanks for the wealth of info on this site, it really made it an easy decision to get the F, of course the other problem is that I want to mod it now. It's taken a little while to post as I've had the car for about a month and a half. It's GREAT!!!!!!!! I can't get enough. I thought I would miss a manual in a car like this but this slushbox is amazing! Easy cruising but ready to go at a moments notice with the flick of a paddle.
I wanted to give a shout to Doug Greenup at Lexus of Dayton (he’s a sponsor on this site) as he really helped me out in getting the F. After searching around on the forums and finding the deals that other people were getting I went to my local dealer but they didn't want to deal. I called up Doug, told him what I was looking for and he found it for me (They didn't have the car in inventory). I needed to sell me old truck to get the IS-F and Doug ended up taking it as a trade-in sight unseen (I sent pictures) which really helped as selling to a private party would have taken some time plus the car needed some cosmetic work (not to mention the tax savings of $800). And just when you thought that was good service, Doug even drove the car down to Memphis for me and picked up my trade and drove it back
!!!! 8 hours each way! Saved me at least a grand in transportation costs as I didn't have the time to go pick up the car myself. It was great personal service and I never stepped into the dealership. We signed the paperwork at my house and Doug went over the entire car with me.
So far I've added the OEM iPod interface, tint (35% front and rear), and VentureSheild. The installer, Joe from Word of Mouth Detailing did an awesome job. I had the headlights, foglights, bumper, partial hood (didn't have a sheet large enough for the entire hood), door cups, and rear bumper done as part of the kit. Joe then made custom front fenders with full coverage, full coverage mirrors (not the small pieces from the kit), also covered the entire side skirts starting right behind the front tire, and even the are behind the rear wheel for rock chips, etc... He followed the body lines beautifully so you hardly notice the edges. I tried to take pics, but there hard to see. Oh yeah, he also covered the interior silver carbon fiber pieces on the center console and doors to prevent scratches, you can't even tell their there.
As for future mods, I plan to do some simple lighting mods, fog lights, DRL/highbeam, interior LED, then maybe the Joe Z intake and exhaust. Wish I could hear it first though.
Anyway, on to the pics....
Before Tint and Clearbra
And here's after tint
Clearbra covers entire fender, the edge is right along the seam below the "F" logo
Full coverage mirrors. again the edge follows the seam so you can't see it
Rear rocker, clearbra in a small strip follows the lines behind the wheel.
Let me know what you think!