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  1. That's a bargain! I paid $55k for a 2011 pearl white with 46 000kms last October. It had full bolt ons and came with spare bbs wheels and all the parts taken off the car.
  2. I just fitted RE003 in the front and AD08R rear. Front grips nicely in courners and no more wheel spin in the rear with FBO. 245/35's F and 275/30's R
  3. I was lucky enough to purchase mine brand new from a member in Adelaide. His new Lexus arrived in a wrong colour so he just ended up buying a Mercedes instead, and he had already purchased lots of mods for a Lexus haha. You can purchase the intake on Ebay from USA. They are about $700ish but it is well worth it. Completely transforms the car.
  4. Hi all, I've done some custom exhaust work on my ISF axle back, and will be selling the JoeZ axle back portion. The cat back exhaust initially cost around $3200 shipped from USA. I'm looking for $900 for the axle back. If I can't get $900 I'll just keep it. The parts are in excellent condition. This is possibly the best sounding exhaust for the ISF. Bit too loud for wifey... Located in Brisbane. Happy to ship Australia wide at buyer's expense. Can contact me on 0422 344 582 if interested. InShot_20200317_151923366.mp4
  5. I had a Takeda intake on my is350 and it was very loud from about 3500rpm. Sounded like a V8. Highly recommend it you want sound. No experience with other brands. Didn't feel any power gains to be honest.
  6. Just installed a carbon fiber roof spoiler. The fitment and finish is perfect. The supplier even sent me photos of the product before shipping. Arrived from Taiwan to Brisbane in 2 days.
  7. It takes less than a minute to install both sides. Have a look at the YouTube link.
  8. Installed a $30 eBay rear bumper diffuser. Came out looking pretty good. The diffuser comes with 7 fins and fits just fine as long as you remove the 2 plastic bits connected to the rear exhaust tips. I decided to just cut off one fin from each side of the diffuser and this way it fits without any bumper modifications. The screws supplied are pretty crap as you can see in the photo but I have since replaced them with a flat head screw from Bunnings, which now blends in.
  9. All depends on what you're after. I was just after the sound and didn't mind the slight hp loss. But you have an exhaust so the sound should be sorted anyway.
  10. I had a Takeda intake which almost sounded like a V8 haha. Most say that you get heat soak and some power loss (probably like 5hp loss) but I couldn't tell the difference. Anyway if you're after some nice growl get a Takeda. 😁
  11. Thanks! It turned out a lot better than I expected. I think what makes this colour is the metallic shimmer which I didn't see in their blue previously. The colour would definitely suit any colour ISF. 🙂
  12. Thank you. Yes, the colour is very close to the GTR brakes. I tried to get as close as possible. 🙂 Stands out nicely but not too much like yellow for example.
  13. Just painted by ISF brake calipers in VHT Burnt Copper. It came out looking amazing. The colour has a nice metallic finish to it. 3 coats of VHT Burnt Copper Brembo decals 2 coats of VHT clear 6 hours later...
  14. Yesterday I saw 10L on the highway. Normal city driving around 13L in stop go traffic with the aircon on, but on average I sit around 10-12L. Not sure if the PPE headers and exhaust help with fuel economy. Basically it is roughly the same economy as my old is350. The RCF is a completely different tune to ISF so that could play a part also. Think the RCF makes 50hp more over the stock ISF.
  15. On average i get 10.5l/100kms in my ISF. Highest I've seen is 13l/100kms Hope that give you some idea
  16. Just painted by ISF bake calipers in VHT Burnt Copper. It came out looking amazing. The colour has a nice metallic finish to it. 3 coats of VHT Burnt Copper Brembo decals 2 coats of VHT clear 6 hours later...
  17. I have serviced my IS350 and now my ISF at IT Mechanical at 70 Flanders St, Salisbury for years. They offer great service at a reasonable price. It cost me $250ish to service my IS350 there. They did a bunch of mods for me also at a great price. Cat back exhaust install was around $100...
  18. Good pick mate, I think these look best in white. She's beautiful! Love the red interior. Now it just needs a nice exhaust to release that rumble 😁
  19. My ISF extended warranty just ran out and I'm not really concerned at all. I assume they would cover those engine parts you mentioned. Go for it if you need a peace of mind. 🙂 Have you got any photos of the new car? 😁
  20. Don't bother. Wear and tear are not covered and the only thing that would be covered is your drivetrain. Personal preference though 🙂 I'm on my third Lexus and the only thing that broke was a flat battery 🤣
  21. How do you find the change to V8? Takes a bit to get used to it.