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    IS250 F-Sport MY11
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    5001 to 10,000
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  1. Can vouch following method works: Deleted POISR008.IDX and POISR009.IDX files from the V22 ISO, so it fits onto one DVD single layer disc. I used a program called PowerISO. Burned ISO using Nero with a DVD-R blank. Maps loaded fine in 2IS 250 and 2013 Toyota Kluger
  2. Facelift revealed -
  3. All will be revealed on April 25 at Beijing Motor Show. Stay tuned. (Sorry this should be in future vehicles thread)
  4. Driven on them for 4,000 kms and can't say I've experienced any rubbing, even on full lock. The RE003s don't offer much protection, don't know about other makes/models. Main reason I went up to 235 was availability and price. 225 size was hard to get stock at the time.
  5. I moved up to 235/40R18 on my fronts without any issues on stock F-Sport rims (8") using Bridgestone RE003s. Only comment is the tyre sits flush with the rim so very little rim protection.
  6. 2IS MY12 model has bluetooth streaming function and was released sometime in 2012. You can tell the difference from the dash as the previous models had 4 buttons below the disc tray. MY12 has 3 buttons. Personally I prefer a cable connection for crisper audio.
  7. I too was looking for mud flaps for my 2012 IS250 to protect the paint but have not found anything that appears genuine. If you search google images there are only very few images of cars with them, but they seem so narrow it would hardly make a difference to protect from splash.
  8. From the looks of it the Invidia midpipe will remove the secondary cats. Is that right? I prefer to avoid messing with emissions of the car. In that case it sounds like axle back upgrade would be the lesser evil, however costs more and would be more cosmetic/sound enhancement. Am I making sense?
  9. Hi Danny. I actually spoke to you this morning regarding exhaust upgrade. Thanks for the input. What I'm trying to determine is difference in loudness/drone/performance gains between the following configurations; but mainly which configurations would have minimal drone? Do you have a view on this? 1. Invidia Midpipe + stock exhaust 2a. Invidia Midpipe + Invidia Q300 Axleback 2b. Invidia Midpipe + Greddy Axleback 3a. Invidia Q300 Axleback only 3b. Greddy Axleback only (I've excluded Joe Z and X-Force system as I'm under the impression they are 'loud' for daily driving, from posts/videos I've been viewing)
  10. Bump. Have updated the original post. Any pointers would help with regard to improving the exhaust sound. Thanks. Still a newbie to modding (be nice :) )
  11. Hi I've just been offered to buy an IS250 F-Sport (2nd gen) from a friend. I'm not that familiar with the Lexus second-hand market so your feedback is appreciated. * F-Sport model with Mark Levinson system * Built in 2012 and was registered in 2013 * Has sunroof, sat-nav * 1-owner * Less that 25,000 kms * Asking price: $38k Do you guys think this is reasonable price? I have inspected the car and looks pristine condition. Also would this be a MY11 or MY13 model? Is there any difference? UPDATE (26/10): I decided to bite the bullet after negotiating further. Very happy with the purchase. Also found out its MY11 model. I wouldn't mind a slightly deeper and racier exhaust note, but nothing over the top. I've seen people talking about the F-Sport intake and exhaust accessories, but not sure if I would need both. Just focused on the sound for now. What upgrades would you guys suggest I look into and how should I go about it? P.S. Would also like to keep my car warranty if possible.