2001 Lexus is300

Post By: Gabriel Martinez

Date: 06/06/2023

The Story

This car is one that I want to keep. I got it in February 2022 at a reasonable price. It needed some help with a few repairs. But once that was taken care of, it was time to modify it to my liking. I installed some simple but nice Enkei ts-5 wheels and just recently swapped a 5 speed r154 from a jzx100. The entire swap took 2 and a half days and was entirely worth it. Recently someone crashed into me, totaling the car for what was not that big of a crash. So I had the perfect chance to spice things up with a candy red paint, as well as a new front end and tail lights. The cosmetic work was done professionally and I love how it turned out. The color is based off of the newer Lexus infrared paint, which is a candy color. I changed the base coat to a metallic base for more flake.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Enkei ts-5 17x8 +40
  • Tires: Michelin pilot sport A/S 225/40
  • Performance: Jzx100 r154 from Driftmotion
  • Performance: Driftmotion short shifter
  • Performance: One piece driveshaft from Excessive manufacturing
  • Performance: Excessive Manufacturing polyurethane transmission and diff bushings
  • Performance: Driftmotion lightweight flywheel
  • Exterior: Candy red paint job

Planned Upgrades

  • Suspension: Bc racing coil overs
  • Performance: Itb setup from a rb26


Gabriel Martinez