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While searching for info on this bumper I came across this from a UK site and thought we could all benifit from it here.

Feel free to post up info or pics of your bumper and what brand ect.



I joined several US IS forums (my.is, LOC US, Isfanatics) and began my research. Apparently the L-tuned was a hotted up version of the IS300. I read a review where they compared it to BMWs M division, but that is an overstatement. The L-tuned bodykit was also sold separately and apparently sold out when the kit was discontinued a few years ago. L-tuned quickly replaced it with the Carson tuned bodykit which looks the same but is made from some typical aftermarket material. This kit is still being sold and the front bumper is $700.

I was just about to order the Carson tuned front bumper when another name came upÖ someone told me I should track down a JDM TRD NEO I bumper, as itís supposed to fit the non-US spec IS better. At that time I had never heard of the NEO I, but I followed the advice given to me. If you google ďTRD NEO IĒ nothing useful at all comes up, unless youíre like me and go through all the links until page xx. There you find an argument on whether or not L-tuned came up with the design. Suddenly a fourth name was mentionedÖ Legana.

I finally had a name that took me somewhere, to Australasia. To be able to read everything I wanted I joined two more forums, The Altezza club of NZ and LOC Australia. Once again I had to start all over, searching for a new name, but it paid off. I stumbled upon a great lead, the actual Toyota item number (08164-53010-B0). I later found out that TRD have nothing to do with the bumper, that NEO I is just a name the yanks came up with as they donít seem to have heard of the bumperís real name.

The Legana bumper was developed for the IS200 that took part in the Targa Tasmania rally in 1999 and it got name from a small township the first leg passes through. That year, the IS finished first in its class and also won in 2000 and 2001. This obviously shows that the Legana bumper is the original, since the IS300 didnít even exist back in 1999.



My quest continued and I must say Iím fairly close to buying this bumper now. Iím currently awaiting quotations from Toyota in Japan, Australia and NZ.

Iíve found two retailers that currently sell the genuine model.
Japanparts.com (Japan - •113,000 + fog lights + shipping + VAT)
Fizz Autosports (USA - $1,436.00+ fog lights + shipping + VAT)

However, they both buy their bumpers from Toyota Japan and then raise the price. Just for fun, I gave the item number to my local Toyota dealer who gave me a quotation for 29,613 kr (£2432)Ö

There are quite a few fiberglass and FRP copies out there and some of them may fit as good as the genuine one, but it just wouldnít feel right to buy one of those. Hereís a bumper thatís been developed by Toyota on the other side of the earth and as with most car parts, they probably spent huge amounts of money and time designing it. The Legana bumper is named after an annual rally in which it took part and won three years in a row (Not the bumper itself, but the IS200 that was wearing it). That means itís got a history. You can drive around knowing that your bumper was made for a purpose, not just to help the fiberglass bloke in Hong Kong afford his hot dog.








Heres a few sources for copy's Ive found:

Lexus IS300 Front Bumpers, Lexus IS300 TRD Style Front Bumper 00 01 02 03 04 05

AIT Racing Lexus IS AIT Racing TRD Style Front Bumper - IS300HITRDFB

https://www.typerkits.com/online-sho...ategory_id=243
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Repost or not, nice write up Knuckle!

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Repost or not, nice write up Knuckle!
Thanks..atleast my repost had twice the info

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I love that this thread is keeping alive...thanks for contributing.

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Keeping with the spirit, here's some more info.

The original tape on the rear lip is 3M 90mil Foam tape

Using anything else will not be thick enough to support the weight of the bumper. Even with this tape you have to make sure you have a clean surface that's properly prepped.


The L-Tuned sideskirt for the GS had a slightly different L-Tuned stamp



Here's what a complete set of Exterior L-Tuned badges looks like. Comes with 3 badges, 2 mounting templates, instructions.

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* L-Tuned Badges (3 Exterior, 1 Grille, 1 Interior Dash Badge)
Does anyone have a picture of where this dash badge is? Thank you.

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I do not have a pic, but I am most certain that is goes right next to the a/c vent closest to the passenger door.

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Nice, thanks for the picture. I thought that two tone dash was 2001 only.

Does anyone know if the l-tuned wheels you tuner lugs, or stock?

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Does anyone know if the l-tuned wheels you tuner lugs, or stock?
Uses conical tappered tuner nuts.



Here's all the badges together in one place (except the front grille)



oops!...don't forget the floor mats!



Front grille and Leedoobert's front plate!



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