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Continuing from My.is I am gauging if I should buy one of these.
Thanks for listen :) and the feedback.


What are your top picks for aftermarket parts. I am back on the prowl for one of these as a development platform. I need to understand what you guys want and also what will be marketable.

My first list in no particular order but to get the juices flowing:

Intake- CFD designed high flow intake for more rumble and easy care dry filter(maybe twins).

Exhaust- cat defeat, rear pipe cowling

Cosmetic-
Front lip
rear spoiler
front diffuser
LED fog blades

Carbon Fiber Items:
-Center console and window plates
-engine covers
-under panels
-rear diffuser
-Mirrors or covers
-Sill plates
-STB


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The goal would be to make these bolt on, because you just met her and the nasty stuff will come later

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Definitely, Front and back Lip, as well as intake, but not too loud of an intake i love the sounds t already has, because under 3000 rpms it sounds like a luxury lexus once it passes those rpms its becomes a beast!!

As well as carbon fiber hood i think i would like and thats it..for me if i think of any other stuff ill let you know!
 

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Don't waste your money...buy a new M3 instead. Can't you tell that is what everyone talks about in here? If you want information and insight into the IS-F try going to a BMW forum, there you will find what you're looking for....we don't discuss lexus made automobiles in here!
 

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Don't waste your money...buy a new M3 instead. Can't you tell that is what everyone talks about in here? If you want information and insight into the IS-F try going to a BMW forum, there you will find what you're looking for....we don't discuss lexus made automobiles in here!
??? I'm a little confused catch, help me understand what you just wrote. :confused:
 

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Don't waste your money...buy a new M3 instead. Can't you tell that is what everyone talks about in here? If you want information and insight into the IS-F try going to a BMW forum, there you will find what you're looking for....we don't discuss lexus made automobiles in here!
Bimmer owners don't want mods:p
 

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Fig, no need to gauge your decision to buy an IS-F. Just do it.... you'll love it and not regret it. This is my completely unbiased opinion! Doug, Lexus of Dayton :D
 

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Welcome Fig! Glad to see you joined!! You know what I'm looking for mod wise for the F! :)

There's tons of reasons to consider the F, I agree with FChampOH, just get one, you won't regret it :) Have you had the chance to drive one yet?
 

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Fig, no need to gauge your decision to buy an IS-F. Just do it.... you'll love it and not regret it. This is my completely unbiased opinion! Doug, Lexus of Dayton :D
Well, if it were just a decision based on loving it, I am there already. Not since I saw the first blurb on the Gen 1 IS in Fortune, Aug 1998 I think, have I been so smitten.

Its a great new platform for me to develop on and I look forward to it. I just want to make sure it does not over extend myself :). I got a day job that treats me pretty well, I just like to engage the community and see what kind of folks are buying this car. I tinker with everything, and while the F is something amazing out of the box, there are always things that can deliver that personal touch that mass production cannot achieve due to design constraints, cost etc.
 

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Its a great new platform for me to develop on and I look forward to it. I just want to make sure it does not over extend myself :). I got a day job that treats me pretty well, I just like to engage the community and see what kind of folks are buying this car. I tinker with everything, and while the F is something amazing out of the box, there are always things that can deliver that personal touch that mass production cannot achieve due to design constraints, cost etc.
Fig, I agree on the personal touches. Before Lexus I worked in the aftermarket world for 20 years and can tell you that the F is a great platform. The car already has a ton of cool goodies that the "tuners" have been putting on cars for the last several years so your right, it is amazing right out of the box. It has a conventional 5x114.3 lug pattern and there are a ton of different wheels that will fit the F if you wanted to look that direction. Sport seats, air leather on the steering wheel, very intuitive navigation system, 19" forged wheels, Brembo brakes, head scavenging pump on the engine, dual stage intake, awesome exhaust note, these are all the kinds of things that "tuners" have been adding to cars. I know we will start to see more of the "personal touches" in the very near future on the IS-F. To give you an age range of IS-F buyers in my showroom, it has been from 28 to 65. Pretty broad range!
 

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Fig, I agree on the personal touches. Before Lexus I worked in the aftermarket world for 20 years and can tell you that the F is a great platform. The car already has a ton of cool goodies that the "tuners" have been putting on cars for the last several years so your right, it is amazing right out of the box. It has a conventional 5x114.3 lug pattern and there are a ton of different wheels that will fit the F if you wanted to look that direction. Sport seats, air leather on the steering wheel, very intuitive navigation system, 19" forged wheels, Brembo brakes, head scavenging pump on the engine, dual stage intake, awesome exhaust note, these are all the kinds of things that "tuners" have been adding to cars. I know we will start to see more of the "personal touches" in the very near future on the IS-F. To give you an age range of IS-F buyers in my showroom, it has been from 28 to 65. Pretty broad range!
That is great info. A lot of the products I wanted to make for the G1 IS, I was affraid teh market just would not support due to the level of engineering and the price tag. I had decided to go for it, but I am waiting on Oct. to look at incentives and time it right.

Question, how many non navi, non levinson cars have you received this year?
Just wondering if I should keep looking for such a car.


Pics of my ride pre-total, 19x8.5 and 19x10 rears Superleggera III's
2-peice rotors, GTE shortblock, and my custom control arms for alignment and handling improvements.
 

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So given the demographic range, would either of you be interested in modding this car or are you happy as is?

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So given the demographic range, would either of you be interested in modding this car or are you happy as is?

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That is what I was going to ask haha

Nothing wrong with being 18, just a young purchaser :)

Sick IS300 by the way Fig
 

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Question, how many non navi, non levinson cars have you received this year?
Just wondering if I should keep looking for such a car.
Fig,
I haven't seen any IS-F's without the Navigation/ML. It is my understanding that they were all coming with Nav/ML. You can order one without a moonroof though if you are looking for a little more structural rigidity.
I love the look of your IS300!
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Very nice ride, did you not want a front mesh grill?With the right mods you can have a fast ass IS300,even faster than the "F" :eek:
 

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So given the demographic range, would either of you be interested in modding this car or are you happy as is?

Fig
I am interested in modding the car and really looking foward to the SEMA show in November, but at the same time there is no way I cannot be happy with the car.
 

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Yes, I have already talked with my dealer's service dept about installing the TRD supercharger, when or if, it becomes available. I am also thinking about getting a front lip for it. Finally, I want to get some wheels and Hoosier racing tires so that I can take it to the local tracks and autoXing and play around. Haven't gotten to the point of deciding to install the carbon fiber hood and deck lid yet. Don'r really see the point of installing the SRT inlet for 5-10 hp. Would like a nice set of headers
 
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