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  1. I have been looking more and more into the options of developing more power for my ISF, and have dreamed of supercharging a car since i was a little fella.. The noise, the torque, the instant torque i should say, the whole package is the dream. I dont like the "bling" of the RR Racing package for the ISF, it's too obvious, too intrusive, and a lot of fuss for something running such low boost. In my opinion anyway. So, i don't know whether or not any here are familiar with a company called "Bullet" who specialise in superchargers, and who actually have a further specialty in Toyota / Lexus products. This is them: http://bulletcars.com/ So they were best known a while back for shoe-horning the Toyota V8 into the MX-5 body, and then supercharging it. These little track weapons were rocket ships, I always had a soft spot for them! Bu i digress, i got in contact, and though they warned it would be the first one they have done, with the expected delays and costs in producing something like this which would essentially be treated as a "one off", its definitely possible. Here are the best parts of their reply: Harrop HTV 1900 supercharger - low profile, looks factory, great product used all around the world. Huge increase in low RPM torque and power Same reliability THE ENGINE COVER STAYS ON!!! OVER THE CHARGER!!! So its the real deal, looks factory etc etc, huge power increase, uses the factory intake system. Sounds amazing right? Well all except for the cost, $16,000 or more as an estimate.. Because it will be the first, it will be expensive. So, who else wants to get a kit, come together and potentiall reduce costs? I am interstate fo the company also, and couldnt be the guinea pig, but anyone want to be? Its a lot of money to spend on a car worth what they are these days, but once done, what a weapon.. I have attached a photo of a Lexus 430 which they did, cover back on, no one is the wiser. Except those behind you.
  2. Hi All, If anyone is thinking about selling their IS-F I would be interested to hear from you. The specifics: -Must be white -2013 / 2014 -prefer stock as possible (or atleast have stock parts to go with it) -would also consider inter-state sellers (pending price and condition) Cheers
  3. Well i had an exciting morning on the M5 about 5:30am. Drivers rear gave way, bit sideways then thump thump thump. Nursed her over to the breakdown emergency bay and saw the damage :-( Was planning to get new tyres soon, well that will have to be today now lol Ps Have done about 20000kms out of them, more than what i expected months ago Just hoping no rim damage but towie had a good look for me and suspects its ok as the inner part gave way but it was still riding on the tyre (kind of). Anyways will find out soon enough later today (fingers crossed)
  4. - Nov 2010/MY 11 - Black - Orange accents (rare and fantastic looking) - Low Mileage <59,000 Kms - Full Service books available - All with Lexus Dealer - Just been serviced - Next service Jun 2018. - My 11 which has all the suspension updates - Near New Lexus Front Rotors + Pads (Mid 2016) - Near new Michelin Pilot Super - Front and Rear (Mid 2016) - Cargo net fitted in boot - Indoor car cover (to keep dust at bay once the car is washed and inside the garage) - Vic Rego valid till end Dec 2017 - Will supply RWC once deposit is paid while finalising sale - Cooling fan and passenger bag recalls completed - Maps updated to v22 Most of you already know and appreciate Lexus build quality and know about the ISF - It's a great car and IMHO is better than the Euro rivals in the same price segment. The car is very well maintained and has been used as my weekend cruiser (not used as a daily drive). Most of the K's on this car are from cruising in the hills. It's in beautiful condition inside and out. Non-smoker's car and I don't allow any food in the car either ! Photos attached. Asking price - $55,000 (Excluding Govt Charges) Location: Kew No test pilots due to insurance clause, but I can take 1 person for a drive on request. ps: I don't monitor these forums often - if you're interested in purchasing the car, please message me.
  5. Hi all I'm surprised by the amount of questions and messages I've had since doing this, may as well collate them here for the community to see right? As above the whole kit (Headers, race intake, carbon elbow, oil/seperator, tune) was just installed and uploaded on my car about 24 hours ago and im just getting used to it my upgrade plan was all around doing the mods all at once (including tune),first impressions: turn key, engine light and traction light are on - sound is amazing with varex open, and somewhat subtle and classy with varex closed. these cars will run lean with the cats removed, so a tune is highly suggested, I have just uploaded RR,'s tune (last night), and im still getting used to it. repeat - you should tune your car to match the new mod, especially if you have an intake. suggestions to note: wrap the headers with exhaust wrap (i used 3 x 25 foot rolls) - be careful with the steering rack and remember where it is with regards to the rotation when you put it back together. I wouldnt be hooning around if your engine light is on, as that means its running lean - get a tune - talk to Simon at RR racing, tell him what you have fitted and he will send you a map. car is loud and sharp, revs freely, and all in all i think the engine is thriving from these mods went to a cafe this morning with my brothers, feeling punchy down low which makes manual mode even more relevant as you can plod around in a 5th/6th at low speed with ease - effortless and punchier power - change in power to weight is noticeable pretty much erases the "lag" it had in stock form below 3400rpm - once you go above 3400rpm however - wow wee - haven't found enough road to test the 7200rpm limiter - will be attending a Phillip island track day in Oct - save it till then Just want to give a shout to Simon and Rafi and crew - i was apprehensive about ordering the kit from the other side of the world (Aus) but everything happened smoothly, freight, service, follow up, quality - ive done some cool things to cars over the years, and dealt with a lot of work shops, RR Racing has given me an awesome experience so far - thanks chaps *fine print* i am in no way affiliated with RR racing nor receiving any benefit from posting this, I am just a car guy who did a lot of research on this car and kit as most of you are, especially if you have read this far in the post, happy to help ask or post any questions you have below regarding the kit or tune in Aussie conditions. ** below pic was taken before the intake breather was fitted hence the 2 breather hoses going nowhere on top of throttle body
  6. Hi guys I have managed to find a Lexus ISF that I like. Can you help with the following questions? Build Date December 2012, Compliance January 2013. Does this mean, on the door sticker, it will state January 2013? Does this classify the car as a 2013 model? The ISF I have found is 1 owner, 1 driver, 69K on clock, no accidents, non smoker, no finance attached, mature owner (just retired, mid 60's), just had gutter rash repaired professionally, paint work immaculate, no mods to car, just had front brakes and rotors replaced (Genuine Lexus) I was advised this cost 4K. I've been told even though it states Lexus, they are actually Brembo. New Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres all around. Genuine reason for selling, seller has purchased a D-Max and is now into off road motor bikes! The only fault I found (if you can call it a fault) that it has not been serviced by Lexus from new as the owner lives 1 1/2 hours out of Sydney CBD. It has been serviced by a local mechanical shop called Terrigal Mechanical - www.terrigalmechanical.com.au What is everyone's thoughts on this? Also, seller has advised only fault he has found with this car is the front inside of the tyres wear faster than normal. He has had it looked at numerous time, and have improved it, but he tells me this particular model of Lexus, being the ISF, is designed for tracks, and it's an inherited fault. Again, what are your thoughts? If I was to consider purchasing this car, I would organize VIP Automotive Solutions to do a full inspection, 11 page report, with photos (I am in Perth, seller is 1 1/2 hours out of Sydney CBD) If report looked good, next step would be to freight vehicle to Perth, in a fully enclosed car transporter. I would love to hear from the members of this club, with there thoughts and advise, good or bad. Cheers Sam
  7. So, i read all about how nice it is to have an updated LED interior, with some warm white lights internally, rather than the yellow dull glow currently in the car. Being the little car nerd i am i went online and hunted around for some cheapies thinking all LED's are the same. I was wrong, very wrong. I bought an absolutely crappy and sub-standard set: http://suttonanderson.com.au/property-for-sale/44-Whiting-Street-ARTARMON/3196.aspx?pt=2&s=241 The globes flicker, and you can see the individual little lights through the covers. They are not much brighter than the standard bulbs, just a different colour. Also, they sent two wrong bulbs, which don't fit anywhere. Great. Tried to rectify the issues over a few weeks and they were retarded and English definitely wasn't their primary language, so i gave up. Oh well, moving on.. Enter V-Led: http://www.vleds.com/ Far more expensive, and far better quality. End cost to the door was $140 AUD vs those cheapies, so almost 10 x as much. Would i do it again, in a heartbeat. Im thinking about upgrading the reversing lights.. I ended up getting the dimmest set, the long life options, and it is FAR brighter than the previous LED and the factory bulbs. I just don's see ow someone could need something approx 4 x as bright as this?! Maybe in the puddle lights (mirrors) but bloody hell they light the interior up! One thing i was unsure of at first, was which globes to get for where, so here is my little guide: Vanity bulbs / behind the sun visor - 2 x http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/interior/194/194-14-ll.html (low light, long life) Front map lights (on the roof) - 3 x http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/interior/194/194-14-ll.html Rear map lights (on the roof) - 2 x http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/interior/3022/3022-12-ll-c.html?___SID=U Trunk light - 1 x http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/interior/3022/3022-12-ll-c.html?___SID=U Puddle lights / mirrors - 2 x http://www.vleds.com/shop-application/interior/194/194-14-ll.html Now you can switch out some of the bulbs for more or less powerful option, and opt for different colours etc. Heaps of choice. I for one love their products, they are just such high quality, and i dont intend to sell the car. Im now happy, and im fussy as all hell..
  8. So i have finally managed to secure a ISF diff, with mechanical LSD as per factory.. YAY! As such i will be selling the old diff from my car. Its had approx 90,000kms, and performs fine. Only reason for sale is that i wanted an LSD. Asking $1,500 OBO, maybe for those who want an aftermarket LSD centre and need a donor diff etc. so they aren't without a ride. Ill pop in on eBay as well. Call for any questions, 0433 one 46 one 46
  9. Abandoned ISF

    Hi Sydney people, I hope no one has had their ISF stolen recently. Good friend of mine advised me he saw a Black ISF abandoned on Beech road between the roundabout and Campbelltown road (near Costco, Crossroads). Drove past last night and saw the bonet was missing, 2 rear wheels. I have since been told it appears burnt out by another friend (assuming same car as he described the location of where it was).
  10. ISF owner from Sydney

    Hey all, Haven't really had any time to post up but I'm actually not that new. More like long time reader, 1st time poster. Had a 2013 Silver IS350 previously which I have sold. Currently, I have a 2012 Silver ISF, looking to see and interact with other enthusiastic owners. Hoping to increase my knowledge and improving the car. Happy motoring and see ya around, Nelson
  11. So this is hard to capture in a title, but is there anyone with a 2008-2014 (old shape 2IS), gun metal grey Lexus IS250/350/ISF who wants to trade roofs? From what i have read its a pretty easy swap out, the roof linings and controls etc just get switched over. I need the extra headroom, and never use the sunroof, though it works perfectly. I want just a standard roof! My car is 2009 ISF, gun metal grey. Be interesting to see if anything comes of this, could be pretty sweet for both parties potentially.. My exterior and interior is mint condition, yours headlining etc would have to be too. Maybe @plankton007 can comment on the idea? Should be sweet right? Another option is putting a proper carbon fibre roof in, but this would be big $$$ im presuming.
  12. USB audio playback

    Hi all, A bit of a noob question i know but havent had much luck looking for an answer. I have a 08 ISF so not sure if the newer ones have the same issue but i miss not having a simple USB connection to plug into for audio playback. Currently using CD's etc but its a bit of a pain to keep burning new ones for an additional song here and there whereas adding extra music onto a USB is as simple as it gets. Besides upgrading the unit to something like the Vline or connecting an MP3 player to the Aux port, is there another way to utilise the Aux port so i can easily add a USB stick through some kind of cable, connection etc. Ideally id like to use the interface to control audio playback like a CD which is a must for a USB. Even if i connected with an MP3 player, id like control via the head unit.
  13. So, i am just gagging to drop a LSD into my 09 ISF, its the one thing i really want to have in this car.. I have done a few bits and bobs to it over time and am THOROUGHLY enjoying it. So much so that i am contemplating trading in the 09 for a 13, same colour paint and interior. The whole upgrade could potentially be done with the same loan, albeit on a new loan period. So basically same payments but refresh the loan. My 09 has the following upgrades / mods: RR Racing USRS bushes (amazing steering feel) RR Racing Air Oil Separator HPS intake tube black silicone Bilstein B6 shocks (huge difference in comfort, though not as good as 12-13 onward cars) X-Force cat back Widened primaries after cats on factory headers Autowerks ECU tune 2011 Steering ECU upgrade (better mod than you would think, big difference) Credit card key bought from the states All in all, the only thing i really would froth over on the new car are: Better suspension LSD Diff Bluetooth streaming for music I would probably get someone to switch all of my goodies onto the new car, i certainly wont trade them in. So there may be a chance of a part out who knows. I would probably want my mods on the new car, especially the exhaust, USRS, intake tune and get it retuned. Tuning is the best thing i have done to that car. Let me know your opinions, because the other side is a drop a diff into mine for $3k and be done with it. I have maintained my car very well and its trouble free, around 90kms.
  14. Transmission Flush

    I forgot to add as well, that i also got the techs to perform a transmission flush while I was having the bushes installed. I was noticing that the gears would sometimes flare on cold mornings soon after the car starts, and around corners. It was intermittent, but there was a definite pattern to it. I also had noticed a "clunk" when the car was shifting back to first in low speeds, in manual mode whether shifting full manual or changing by itself as you come to a rest, again in manual mode. I always thought it was odd. But then i read here: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f-2008-2014/684878-mother-of-all-changing-atf-in-tranny-threads-see-99-for-level-set-instructions.html Basically after the flush and a transmission "ECU reset", all of these issues are gone. There is no easy way of flushing the transmission, and we got around it my just draining and refilling. This means there is some residue left each time because its not an entire flush. But we are getting around this by doing it a total of three times. Labor is minimal this method, and the oil is only $50 per 4 litres. Each flush takes roughly half of a oil tin, so i will do it once now, once pre track day check in Nov, then the final at the scheduled service in Feb. At this stage it appears to be a very worthwhile preventative measure, and the car now is behaving the way it would have off the show room floor. At minimum cost.
  15. Hi all, I bought these springs and bump stops for my 2009 ISF, with the intention of installing them with some Bilstein shocks. But the shocks i bought only fit the 2008-2010 springs, not 2011 onwards. I really should have thought it through haha!! These will be softer / more compliant for those users who have a 2011 onwards car, or who need to go back to stock after modifying. They are genuine OEM parts Anyway here are the part number details: Front springs - 48131-53460 Rear springs - 48231-53390 Bumpstops - 48341-30140 If you look up the details of cost for these parts, your eyes will water, selling the lot for $550. Cheers Sparky
  16. I have a modified OEM mid pipe for sale, with the rear axle section also available. The mid pipe has the following modifications: Cats removed Resonator removed Inlet from primaries widened to 3 inches As per the pictures, the modifications actually made a gain in power (exhaust mod line), and sound pretty damn nice too. The stock rear mufflers mean there is no drone, everything is just more "enhanced" for sound and power. I put a few photos up also of the mods you should do to the primary cats to increase to 3 inches to match up to the mid pipe, makes a huge difference. Asking $300 for mid pipe only and $400 for mid pipe with the rear section. The modifications would cost more to complete, so this is good value. I can text a vid of the sound if needed. PM or call for any info 0433 146 146
  17. Service and repair manual

    Hi all, i have searched but not had much luck. What im after is a link to download the service and repair manual for my 2008 ISF. I have somehow misplaced it. Its the manual that outlines what is carried out each service. I have managed to find a downloadable link but its from the states so not sure how different it is to the Oz one. The service intervals are in miles too so im not sure what service interval to reference. i.e. 90000kms service or if miles, thats 56000 so do i refer to a service interval closer to that etc. Does anyone know of a Oz download link. This is what i did find but as said, in miles etc - http://drivers.lexus.com/t3Portal/document/omms-s/L-MMS-08ISF/pdf/L-MMS-08ISF.pdf Thanks
  18. So I am pleased to say that I have had a fully ECU written tune on the ISF. Sonny Duran from Autowerks in Beverly Hills completed all this work, for those who have been around tuning cars for a while will recognise him as a big hitter in the Aus / Sydney tuning world. He does a lot of work with AMG and other Euro cars, and everything else obviously as well. Search for his channel "Sonny Duran" on YouTube, its pretty epic. He recently got the Lexus tuning software, and so I booked him in. Here is some background on the car when taken to Sonny: 2009 ISF, Non LSD HPS intake tube Secondary cats had already been deleted, and resonator already deleted Stock manifolds and exhaust otherwise. In this guise the car made 232kw at the wheels, which from my tuning experience is probably about right for a 311kw engine given drivetrain loss, maybe a little under what it should be. I'm not particularly worried about the actual kw that is being achieved, more about gains from mods. As long as there is a definitive gain from mods, the actual number doesn’t particularly matter at the end of the day. Even better would be to measure ¼ mile times, but alas, I can't do that! I know some dynos read higher than others, particularly the stuff coming from America seems to be a bit higher than Aus. But, only the gain really matters, particularly 1/4 mile etc, not the end kw figure. So, after the baseline tune, Sonny told me that the stock manifolds cut down to 2 inches on the exit from the cats, and have a significant restriction at that point. So he cut the factory flange off, widened to 3 inches, and re-joined to factory mid section. See pictures below. As you can see, this made a huge difference in what can flow through that section of the exhaust. At this stage, he also slotted in a K&N panel filter into the standard air box. With these two things done, he re-dyno'd the car, and saw 245kw at the wheels, prior to tuning. This is pretty significant, a 13kw increase in power, which is somewhat comparable to an install of headers, for a tenth of the cost. The car sounds "cleaner" and "crisper" now that it did prior, and basically it sounds more aggressive, better. The sound would not be as good as headers, and not as much power as headers, but significant none the less. At this stage the car was tuned, including removal of torque management, and adjusting of all throttle positions, like half throttle etc etc. It resulted in 255kw at the wheels. Now please, PLEASE, don’t get carried away with dyno numbers, because to me having driven the car, it's just not what it's about with this car. Because, wow. It is truly a changed car.. I was honestly thinking of getting out of the car, and getting into something else with more lazy torque, more effortless power. I felt there was always a huge hole in the bottom end power curve with the ISF, and my dream has always been to fill that gap rather than chase top end 7,000rpm power numbers. Problem solved. In "Normal" mode it cruises around quietly and sedately, a corporate sled with manners. The difference is all the doughy'ness of the throttle is gone, half throttle actually means half throttle, and it behaves like it always should have. No hesitation, no having to floor it and waiting and waiting for it to wake up to overtake, its progressive now. And then you start getting into it, and its just next level. Sport mode with full manual is a joy to behold. The torque is filled up at the bottom, and it just wants to rev now. It's bloody great basically! Keep in mind, this is with basically a standard cat back factory exhaust, with a full custom exhaust im sure you would be in the 270kw at the wheels mark, probably more. I know the exhaust is holding the top end power back, but for the cost of the exhaust, im just not fussed. Sonny built a full custom exhaust for another customer, custom mufflers etc, and made as much power as I did without the tune. So a tune on top of that will obviously make more power than what i have. Again, not fussed. For much less than the cost of either headers or a Joe Z exhaust, not even installed, i have transformed the car and achieved this. I bought the car for $45k with 65,000kms, and cant justify spending big dollars on the mods. But what I have is a car which in my opinion sounds VERY nice, as good as any Borla or Xforce exhaust, but without ANY DRONE. NONE!! I am very sensitive to drone, and hate it, passionately. I feel this exhaust is now absolutely perfect for me, quiet for 90% of the time, but wakes up when it needs to. I am a happy camper. Here's a vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTZHSesggqw All to do from here, is install the USRS and Oil/Air separator from RR Racing, and enjoy. Just need the other members to jump on-board and get the bloody group buy going haha! They are both must haves from research i have done. Let me know any questions, I'll do my best to answer. I can't give costing's for this work, as Sonny was using my car to develop the tune, and looked after me, but you should give him a call.
  19. Proud to announce that we are now official distributors of Figs engineering products in Australia there are so many parts to list browse through their website and let me know what parts you want and ill get you a price the prices are in US dollars so keep that in mind http://shopfigs.com/v1/index.php?route=product/category&path=43
  20. Hey guys, came across this - what are your thoughts? Im in love with it!!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lexus-IS350-IS250-IS-F-ISF-sport-Carbon-Steering-Wheel-NO-CORE-EXCHANGE-NEEDED-/152110046304?hash=item236a771c60:g:vicAAOSwOtBXTVDF&vxp=mtr&autorefresh=true much higher quality than the DCTMS wheels out there Appreciate any feedback
  21. So I am now getting quite impatient and planning to get out to Wakefield in the next couple of weeks or so. Anyone wants to tag along for a casual meet and drive? Its cheap and fun, most likely I will aim for mid week to avoid the crowd.
  22. Joe Z Exhaust

    Hi Guys, I am selling my ISF so car is being returned to stock, if anyone is interested in a Joe Z exhaust get in touch. You can come and have a listen to the car before you buy if you wish. I am looking for $1,500 PM me if interested
  23. WTB - LSD diff for ISF

    Chasing a diff for my 09 ISF, and having some trouble. Swapping an after market centre isn't really a preference, would prefer a whole "pumpkin" from a newer model is anyone knows of one going around. Many thanks!
  24. Megan Racing Rear Camber Arms for 2IS 06-13 Brand new Price: $550 Figs Front Upper Control Arm Camber Bushings Brand new Price: $220 Can arrange Pickup in Sydney or ship at buyers expense
  25. Looking to buy an ISF

    Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my current 2010 MY11 IS250 and since i've been quite happy the last 3 years with it as my first car, i'm looking at an upgrade. Initially I was looking at getting something a bit more modern with the latest tech, 3rd gen IS350 or RC350 F-sport , however I think i'd much rather an actual F car. I've been actively looking on carsales for a used one as they seem to have dropped in price a fair bit and is about the same price as a newish RC350 F-Sport, not having that much luck though as the numbers keep declining over the last few months! :( One thing i'm not sure about is which year/version I should be getting. From browsing the forums, it seems like anything after 2011 is what I should be looking at? (is this link info accurate? http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f-2008-2014/774838-isf-year-differences-reference.html) Only 6 left here http://www.carsales.com.au/cars/results?area=Stock&vertical=car&sortBy=TopDeal&q=%28%28%28%28Make%3D%5BLexus%5D%29%26%28Model%3D%5BIS%20F%5D%29%29%26%28%28State%3D%5BVictoria%5D%29%26%28Region%3D%5BMelbourne%5D%29%29%29%26%28Service%3D%5BCarsales%5D%29%29&WT.z_srchsrcx=makemodel Is this one a good buy? http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Lexus-IS-F-2011/AGC-AD-17799067/?Cr=4 It looks like it has the upgrades that most people want, but it is missing the newer BBS wheels which I prefer, anything else I should be looking at? Thanks in advance, much appreciated!