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  3. Probably will :) My preference was not to mod my car - especially on the exhaust. Lexus gave this exhaust to Yamaha to tune the sound; I think it's got a very good balance in terms of tone and loudness. It's just enough that you can hear it even when cruising and remind you that it's there should you wish to push that pedal. I've heard a few aftermarket ones; not a fan of the additional drone; takes away from the luxury when cruising. Driving spirited on the roads; I don't think this car needs more power, so no Intakes and exhausts - needs wider tyres and could loose a little weight. I've gone wider with tyres and it has made a difference on my drives through the hills. If I were to track this, I probably would have gone Intake, exhaust and front splitter & rear diffuser; but on the road, for what I use it for, these additions don't make sense.
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    Congratulations on the relationship and being honest. I hope you all the best with the new lady!
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  6. @WilliamShatner A poignant, simple, accurate response that will not be understood by many.

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    Hey all! So i've found my way here in happy/sad way. This is my story of love and my Lexus. I've been lurking for years, learning about lexus models, dreaming of buying one and in 2014 I went and bought a 2012 IS350 sports luxury. It seems like such a strange thing to get such joy from a car, but I did. Fast forward to 2017, and I meet a girl travelling through Sydney on a work/holiday for a few weeks. It was only supposed to be a fling because she lived in Sweden. I stayed in her hotel every night she was here, she met my family and friends, and then I took her to the airport to farewell her. When she got home we started skyping, every day. For hours upon hours. We were just mates, and I wanted to be honest with her, so I told her after a few weeks that I was going on a date the next week. She told me she didn't want me to, so I cancelled it and moved to Sweden. I didn't want to sell my car, because I could have very well been back in two weeks. We both agreed that either one of us could pull the cord if it didn't work out and I'd head home, no hard feelings. I mean, I'd only known her for for a month or so and I was moving into her apartment. I didn't want to sell my car and stuff right away to only come home a few weeks later. That was 4 months ago and things are going pretty damn well, and now it's time to sell my Lexus and to go back to dreaming of buying one again.
  11. As Noodle Boy has said, Joe Z really is a no brainer when it comes to the ISF. Its hard to discuss ISF's and exhaust in the same sentence without Joe Z entering the conversation. Sound, quality and performance has been discussed, published many times over so its a safe bet. As for price, well thats always a subjective one. You get what you pay for but yes it will be a bit pricey for some. I personally went with Varex as i wanted a system i could keep quiet early mornings so it suited my specific scenarios. I know Armitryx offer the same concept exhaust but i dont think from memory they offer it for the ISF, only the GSF/RCF but could be wrong. There is the Meisterschaft that also has the electronic valve so you can quieten it down but i also remember reading somewhere that it comes with one hell of a price tag. In short, happy reading as there are several exhaust setups that you could go with and most will put a smile on your face vs the OEM exhaust :-)
  12. I mean, there are a couple of options available for this car, such as a Borla or RR Racing, and I'm sure there are more. However, the Joe Z system was created in the states by a mechanic/tuner who owns an IS F and spent good time and effort in order to perfect the design and development, and many IS F owners over there were able to source the system at a reasonable price given it was manufactured locally.A lot of them began to respect and appreciate the quality of the system as well as the proven power gains, and the forums started to become inundated with suggestions of installing the said system. Given the word was being spread, us overseas owners would rather purchase and install a product which is being raved and respected due to the substantial time and money spent on sourcing the product. Not to mention that at one stage, Lexus of Sydney and Brisbane were importing them particularly over its rival counterparts to offer to IS F owners as an aftermarket option.
  13. HPS sounds the go I think. Funny you mentioned Joe Z. One of the staff at Lexus Of Perth asked me if I was going to install a Joe Z exhaust. I'm guess this is like the dux nuts of exhausts? Or the original that a lot of people installed when it first came out?
  14. Thanks Spec. I love how it is so comfortable to drive. Drop the foot and it comes alive. I''m guessing an exhaust change will turn me into an 20 year old again :D
  15. I've always liked white. I have to admit though, black does look the best, especially when the vehicle is clean. You have given me more to think about regarding the air intake :) Def sold on the Varex. Need to call Prestige Exhaust. I had a quick read about the vacuum hose. I might give it a go. As you said, easy to change back. Thanks again for the info. Gotta have the stickers and fluffy dice!! NOT! :)
  16. Thanks Bazzle. I forgot to mention I already purchased these sills. Fit perfect, OEM, but need to have them wired up :(
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  20. Just sold the ISF and Purchased a GSF.

    sorry to revive an oldie, but this thread reminded me of the stupidity of some (or most people) when it comes down to buying a performance sedan. so many assume and go straight to le germans and get say, a wimpy BMW 340i M-sport brand new when they could have purchased a GSF for the exact same money, albeit dealer used/demo with around 15,000kms on the clock.
  21. Upgraded Infotainment system

    I would really like to get something like this and use my own gps etc apps. Has anyone else bit the bullet?
  22. Techsteram datalogging cable

    I got mine from a local Ebay sale. Came in 3 days (Jan 17) approx $30 I think. Is that the same cable? Similar to this
  23. PPE header group buy

    Hi Danny, just paid you final installment N081671594228. My username as reference Any approx time frames for an ETA?
  24. FOR SALE - ISF DIFF (non LSD)

    cant complain with that. Thought you'd be stuck with the non LSD for a while as not many ISFs going around. Good cash and you get some storage space back and now enjoying your new LSD, cant complain. Im sure youre releieved now its all done (thats when the patience pays off)
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  26. Sadly I sold the car. After 18 months plus, the stress of never knowing when the problem would resurface killed it for me. I am now driving an Audi - not the same, and cannot compare to the lexus, but after repeatedly talking to 'experts' in the field I was just throwing good money after bad with no end in sight what made it worse, was I would talk to one mechanic/technician who would want to try this or that and then going without car for 2-3 days finding out my pocket is poorer, car is no better.
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