Jayhoang's LS460 Build Thread

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  1. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    A long overdue introduction... Those on Club Lexus may have already seen this.
    I'll start off by introducing my previous cars. Bare with me...

    My first car back in 2006 was a Civic. I was really into the GT look and I still am. It's a look that seems to be getting more and more popular now and you start to see tons of Voltex/J's wings all over the place and I love it!
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    Work Meister S1's 18x9.5 +26 all around
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    In 2010, I purchased the brand new STI Sedan only months after it was released and finished that project a year later. Still into the GT craze... I know some of you may not be fans of it but don't worry - I wouldn't ruin the Lexus. =)
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    Here's a video my friend shot of the car last summer.
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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/52138017?color=fc0307" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/52138017">iM Film: Jason's Subaru Impreza WRX STI</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/illmotion">illmotion</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Last December, I picked up the LS460L - loaded with the ML sound system, rear fridge, suede liner, radar cruise control, air suspension etc. Everything but the executive seating package.
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  2. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    The day I brought it home, I polished the headlights immediately. They were really cloudy and yellow. I wetsanded them and took my orbital and SSR 2.0 to it and they look brand new again
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    I also got the PS nav bypass.
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    All done!

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    My girlfriend also grabbed me the PS air controller to use with the stock system. Installed that shortly after...
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    At the time, I thought this was low enough... :dance:
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  3. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    Then I ended up swapping all the bulbs in my car to white LED's. Including the Nike lights.
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    Biggest pain in the A** bulb change ever.
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    And of course - the obligatory Tsuna because that gives me VIP status...
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    Also since it was just winter... got rid of my ghetto all season newspaper mats and replaced them with weathertech mats
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  4. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    I then tinted the reverse part of the rear lights. I've done it on all my cars and I always thought it looked great.
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    I received my Ti bolts for the license plate frame as well. Something I've done on all my cars as well. The little things matter!
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    Had some time so I decided to polish the whole car. It needed it badly.
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  5. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    Got sick of the stock air suspension SUPER quick. It's slow, it was always uneven, and I hated waiting around for it to go all down and back up again when I needed to leave. Thanks to Mark at RavSpec, he put together a UAS + BC set up and stage 2 Accuair for me... Got it in about 4 weeks. Accuair was backordered for 2 weeks.

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    Trying to decide on the tank set up
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  6. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    The biggest news came on Tuesday. After about a 20 week wait, the first set of 21" step lipped SSR Vienna Merisia's in Titan Silver landed here. The only other set of Merisia's I know of is on the 2GS in 18's and he's a member on the forum. Can't remember his name though.
    The 21" became available on the SSR site 3 weeks after I placed the order after seeing that 21" was actually available from a photoshoot SSR did in Japan on an LS.
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    Opted for the red centercap
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    Mock up...
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  7. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    Finally after all that time - It leads me up to today.
    Last night, I painted the air tank to a color closest I could get to mine. It's not a perfect match but once it's in the trunk, it'll be hard to tell. It is definitely more vibrant than the stock color. It ended up turning out fantastic and I'm happy with it. The car goes into the shop today to install the air, and I'll be working on the weekend to get the trunk set up correct.
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  8. DKJZZ30

    DKJZZ30 New Member

    Its coming along nice man. Cant wait to see it all finished.
     
  9. BPVIP

    BPVIP New Member

    Awesome! Cant wait to see it dropped with the wheels!
     
  10. Why33

    Why33 New Member

    Boss!
     
  11. timmy0tool

    timmy0tool Member

    good things good things, and small things do matter! gotta love a gf that gets your car parts!
     
  12. brainneeded

    brainneeded Active Member

    i haven't kept up with usf40 stuff, but is there now a way to bypass all the issues (christmas tree lights) with replacing the factory air suspension? dope build and coming up quick too! seeing quite a bit ls460 builds lately
     
  13. bluwagun

    bluwagun New Member

    Glad to see you on here, I think I ran in to a blog w photos of your car and other misc vehicles @ a shop something limit. Anyways, update us once everything is put together. Thanks
     
  14. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    Yes there is! The question is how to do it. Not sure if the secrets will be shared or not... that's my next mission...

    Yup - that would be my blog!
    http://www.lifewithjson.com

    I try to update that with everything I do - especially my car stuff.

    I've dropped the car off today - now the countdown begins...
     
  15. jbo

    jbo VSC Super Moderator

    Incredible work in progress Im definitely staying tuned for the next update...the SSR's wow
     
  16. Slo N Lo Benzo

    Slo N Lo Benzo New Member

    This is def. goin to be a kickass build. Keep all the pics coming. Later.
     
  17. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    Rear seats are coming out... Struts should be in tomorrow. The rear seats are a PITA.

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  18. jayhoang

    jayhoang New Member

    Bags are in. Lines are being run now...

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    GF helping me trace out the rear tray and we're making a new one.
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  19. blackanese

    blackanese New Member

    You get down quick on shit! Can't wait to see it done
     
  20. DaMayor

    DaMayor New Member

    can't wait to see the SSR's!
     

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