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General Information

Year
2002
Make
Lexus
Model
IS300 Sportcross
Color
Silver + Black interior
Packages
TRD Links+Sway Bars
History
UK Market car originally imported in 10/2007.
Purchased 10/2012. ODO: 87K Miles.

Body & interior very good (testament to Lexus build quality) but underpinnings were typical of a cold-climate car subjected to 5 winters. I ended up throwing out & replacing and/or overhauling nearly everything that bolted to the chassis.

I gained a new respect & empathy for anyone that has to work on a car subjected to Northern Hemisphere winters. . .
2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross (Silver + Black interior)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Nothing to see here folks. . .
Interior
1. Front & Rear Cameras < used a Navtool module to i/face with OEM Nav screen>
2. Front & Rear Parking Sensors < Parking Dynamics e/magnetic sensors - bcz I hate drilling holes>.
3. Custom OEM look switches for 1 & 2 < Got 2 spare Seat Heater & Track On/Off Switches from a Wrecker; punched out the Centre & had a Screen Printer make up a new insert with a;
i. Shutter Logo for the camera switch
ii. "P"+sonar wave logo for the parking sensor switch
PS: I didn't quite make the switch inserts large enough which is why the gap is too large. From memory I sized the inserts 10 x 12.5mm but - they should have been at least 0.5mm larger all round. I'm totally OCD so will get them re-done but just can't be bothered right now.
Note: you have to paint rear of insert with orange paint so they illuminate same shade as OEM switches.
Exterior
OEM Mudflaps. . . Umm, that's about it.
Audio
USA Spec BT35 + PA15
Suspension
Current:
1. TRD Link Set
2. TRD Sway bars
3. KW Variant 3 Coilovers (quite nice except for the groaning / squeaking under compression (i.e. under high cornering forces or (the bane of my life) speed humps. . . .
4. TRD chassis brace - front
5. TRD chassis brace - rear
Wheel and Tire
1. Lexus LF1 rims.
2. Supra TT Big Brake kit (front)

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