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  1. It's a known issue for MY11 DRL headlights, many reports on the US Lexus forum: Lexus knows this "defect" but only replace them if car is still under warranty. Check with your dealer, you be able to workout a deal with them I think the MY12 DRL had this fixed. - I have a MY12 Driver Side Headlight if you want a replacement.
  2. Awesome car for the price! Someone grab it!
  3. 2010 (MY11) IS250 F Sport for sale

    Hi bud, just sharing my personal experience when I sold my is250 last year, the market for our 2IS is very competitive, a car can have thousands spent on mods but hardly getting the value back when selling. Those know me knows how much I spent on my old car, had a lots of low ballers, and many enthusiasts are holding out their cash for a facelifted IS350. So I end up parting the car and sold it near stock at a much much lower price. Just my 2c, good luck on selling nevertheless.
  4. Engine mounts

    I have PPE header, and replaced engine mount late last year, car was at 100,000KM, one of the side was deteriorating. Luckily identified by TNK when performing transmission flush. Open the hood, give it a few hard rev, you can see the engine rocking more than usual, and check underneath the hood for any sign of hitting up. Was looking at the RR mount but worried about extra vibration & noise so I went with the OEM mounts instead as I use my F as a daily. You are right that sub-frame needs to be dropped, almost like a half header job. So I also STRONGLY recommend to replace the mount when installing header. I was also told that after installing the new engine mount, one part of the PPE header may rub against the steering column when in reverse at certain angle? This is due to new mount tighten up the gap to the header. And once the mount settles/sags, it should go away. Otherwise the header needs to be modified to address this. For those in Sydney want more info on this issue, contact TNK Automotive.
  5. Koop21 ISF Build Thread

    Thanks man for the clip, Danny shown me once before on his phone. Was that with stock header too? I've also saw a YouTube clip with Novel header + SSM, it sounds really good. But I couldn't find any clip with PPE + HKS or FIGS Mid + SSM, which is the setup I'm going for. Maybe the PPE header will add a different flavour to the SSM sound.
  6. sydney isf tuners who can recommend

    Mate, what intake & exhaust you running?
  7. Koop21 ISF Build Thread

    Nice write-up mate, you beat me to it, mine HKS SSM is still in a container from Japan. And I've been looking for a used HKS mid-pipe for months. Rare piece indeed. I thought the US mid-pipe was designed & made by HKS USA and got discontinued after they shutdown HKS USA. And I never know there was ever a JDM HKS mid-pipe. Also discontinued now? Consider the two HKS are all discontinued, the third and only aftermarket option left is FIGS custom mid-pipe, read here. Danny of Lexmania should able to order one at a reasonable price. I'm getting my HKS SSM installed at Chatswood hopefully in early march and see how I like it first with stock midpipe, then will consider the FIGS option. You going to the South Coast cruise? Love to do a comparison video, but yet again I have PPE header, so may sound different to yours.
  8. Yeh mate, got all the parts lined up for this year 2018. Body Armour 9H Ceramic Coating - Done, will post review after first wash. HKS SSM Exhaust - In a container from Japan, due to arrive early March. Intake - Still contemplating which one to get. MCA Red Coilovers - On order, due to arrive early March. Wald Diffuser - Going to Japan in early April Easter with the family, will try to find one while I'm there and ship it back. And see what I can find from Up Garage :D Wheels - Running my track use 19" RAYS Volk G27 with Michelin Cup 2 at the moment, looking to get some more aggressive offset 20" for the street. I know ride quality gona be a shocker pairing this with the coilovers and lowered but awesome stance baby!
  9. New guy.

    Kia Ora! And welcome to the F Club Thomas! Whakatane is a beautiful place mate, I worked on a forestry project in Gisborne for 2yrs, often travelled to Whakatane and Hicks Bay. You guys are spoiled for choices, so many imports on the road. Yeh, let's see ya car.
  10. Hi Andy, you'll enjoy the sweet v8 in the IS-F, very different to your previous JDM cars. It's a heavy car but loaded with comfort lux and intoxicating power above 3600RPM I suggest you push your budget to $50K and look for a low KM MY11+ with LSD.
  11. MY11 Black ISF, already marked as Going on FB
  12. Nice Yep, not all ISF owners know this, I've seen at least two ISF parked on roadside with the wheels on wrong direction. Sometime this is caused by tyre shop not knowing better and mixed up the wheels when replacing tyres. Nice mods! Would love to hear it in person. But good luck on selling, I would've bought it if you were selling it 6 month ago. Let me know if you want to part out the WALD rear diffuser :P
  13. 06-13 2IS LED DRL Headlight

    Andrew, is this headlight you selling loaded or stripped? I happen to have a spare brand new MY12 Driver Side DRL headlight (stripped version, no ballast/bulb/bracket etc), but I think the DRL on MY12 has a different colour to your MY11. Otherwise, it would be a good match with yours to sell as a pair.
  14. Thanks Alex for organizing the meet, sorry I couldn't stay for the cruise. Sounds like you guys had a great run afterwards. Great to meet all the boys too. Will definitely join the next track day once all my mods are installed. Here is some quick snap shots of the meetup.
  15. HKS SSM Exhaust

    Sounds good to me, that's same setup I'm going for. How much would a custom midpipe for this application cost? There is a US shop selling a new (old stock) HKS midpipe for $945 USD, too much for me. Import Monster just told me the SSM has arrived their office in Japan, but the next container shipment to Australia will be in Jan next year :(