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comon ya... sooner of later the IS is gonna be riced out like the other car ya talk bouts being riced out... kits... andevry thang...comon give it a break and stop talkin s.h.i.t
 

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You got that right


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2001 Lexus IS300 (Solar Yellow)
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who cares. any and every car has been riced out i'm sure, except maybe SOME euro imports, but basically everything else. who cares.
 

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I for one am not going to change the outside appearance of my IS except 18" wheels in the future. I think the lines on the car are so clean, just about perfect.

I can't stand all the extra "aero body kit BS" that owners are willing to attach to their cars. I don't even like spoilers on the rear of the car.

But hey, that's just my opinion.

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Originally posted by Risk3233:
I for one am not going to change the outside appearance of my IS except 18" wheels in the future. I think the lines on the car are so clean, just about perfect.

I can't stand all the extra "aero body kit BS" that owners are willing to attach to their cars. I don't even like spoilers on the rear of the car.

But hey, that's just my opinion.

Imperial Jade IS
Hey, Another Pro-Stock IS300 Owner!!
We have very similar taste my friend!




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I'm with SMRA...no changes to date. The only thing I'll consider is a supercharger (which, of course, is under the hood).
I love the car just the way it is.
Maybe a lip spoiler, but that too is subtle.

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Im gonna be very honest!
I too would love a blower on the IS if it were installed by Lexus.

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Riced out is one thing.........
But cars that have been tastefully upgraded are another. I can definitely appreciate cars that are well thought out. That applies equally to aesthestics as well as performance.
 

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my guess is that it won't be as riced out as, say....the honda civic, because the people that can afford the IS can also afford tasteful upgrades, if any, and won't be shopping at their local pep boys for there exterior upgrades, or trying to do it all themselves, including painting anything they want with a spray paint can.
 

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I used to drive a '85 Toyota Corolla GTS (AE86 to those who know). Talk about ricey. That car had a body kit from Japan.
The car was also fully modified for autocrossing.

That was a boy racer car in every respect. I've gotten older since that car and no longer need all the "show" of the add on bits. I still desire performance handling and power. The S/C sounds interesting and may be a future upgrade if it's a quality unit and does not void any warranties.

I'm still the boy racer, just don't need to show the world I am.
 

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just ordered my ADR V-Spec aluminum spoiler

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2001 Lexus IS300 (Solar Yellow)
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RISK: Nicely said.

My Swift-Racing SC Stage 3 will be completed in a few months in time for the import shoot out.

No stickers. Only one small rear wing. 18" for summer. That's it. The only way you can tell not to mess with me is my huge intercooler, my blow-off valve and the plates "Altezza"
 

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you can get the intercooler coated black, so that it doesn't decrease the efficiency of it, but makes it very hard to see.

[This message has been edited by IS300GTE (edited December 02, 2000).]
 

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you are in MD, right? i can hook you up with someone in Md that can do that if you would like.
 

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yes i am, i hope, i plan to, as long as a certain someone can get off work in time and go with me.
 

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What's important to keep in mind when considering the "rice factor" is the people who drive the car. Why do you not see any riced out SL600's? Well it's 112K price tag keeps those who would rice a car out well out of their price range. The price of a car is vital to understanding why some cars are riced out (i.e. Civic, Integra,) why others are less (i.e. CL, 3-series, GS) and others not (SL600, 360 Modena, 911 Turbo.) The price range of the IS places it roughly 5-7k above the high ricers (Prelude, Accord) although some may still be able to get the IS due to parental "genrosity." (Like me! I'm spoiled! Yay!) Then it becomes an issue of how much the owner appreciates the IS. If they don't appreciate the IS, then they'll buy second grade parts (i.e. knockoff aero kits from Erebuni) and the car will therefore look second grade and ricey.

When/If the IS becomes very popular in the future, riceyness may set in, but just as there are those out in the import market who opt for the "clean" look, some IS' will be able to stand out with style, and not stand out with unsightliness.

Riceyness is merely a matter of subjectivity.
 
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