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Hi All,

Just got a 2020 UX in carbon metallic black!

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Really like it, love the rear tail light, but plan to do the following modifications to the car over the coming months:

1. Paint/wrap wheel arches to match up with the bodywork better. Like this:

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2. Try to get the compartment tray for the boot they did for the 2021 model (if anyone knows how to get it in the UK, please let me know!), like this:

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3. Add a rear tail/spoiler/fin above the tail light, just to finish the car off at the back, I feel its missing something from above the LED strip, like this:67403736_2357653187657257_4890757578683842560_n.thumb.jpg.07e28de9610b2f767f2acde28d43a3ac.jpg

4. Add some sort of engine tune if possible? I know the car is designed to be economical etc, but some sort of tune could be good? Does anyone know if this is possible with the car? Is it just a matter of time before someone is able to offer a remap? Or is it just not possible? I know it would void the warranty probably.

5. apple wireless Carplay dongle - so you never have to connect your phone to a cable. I have ordered the CPLAY2air unit and will report back if this works.

6. Retrofit the wireless charge pad. Not sure if this is possible but I have contacted the official Lexus eBay parts store to ask and will try my local dealer too.

7. Style pack, not sure about this one, its expensive and I dont want more chrome. If i did add it, I would probably just get it wrapped in black too. Has anyone done this?

I will post pics of the modifications I do here if anyone is interested.

Cheers,

Chris

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Hi John,

Yes very much so, its big enough, does good MPG, looks great and drives well. The boot is large enough to get my daughter's bike in the back, so its all very good really, a very good package. You cant buy the car with the rear boot fin, wireless carplay or wheel arches to match the paintwork, so these are the first things I will do.

It was the combination of 3.9% APR, excellent PCP residual value, looks and interior that sold the car to me. Its something different too, i've never had a Lexus.

Happy to see this too recently:

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Don’t forget the blue lights under the car and the suspension that goes up and down when stationary too! 😉🤣

Joking aside I’d be careful about what mods you make to a car purchased under a PCP. Technically speaking you don’t own the car on a PCP and mods like the ones you have mentioned could well decrease the value which would impact the guaranteed future value. Not an issue if you purchase it outright but could be an issue if you decide to hand it back at the end of the term.

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14 minutes ago, paulrnx said:

Don’t forget the blue lights under the car and the suspension that goes up and down when stationary too! 😉🤣

Joking aside I’d be careful about what mods you make to a car purchased under a PCP. Technically speaking you don’t own the car on a PCP and mods like the ones you have mentioned could well decrease the value which would impact the guaranteed future value. Not an issue if you purchase it outright but could be an issue if you decide to hand it back at the end of the term.

For "technically" substitute "contractually"

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23 hours ago, royoftherovers said:

For "technically" substitute "contractually"

Means the same thing

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No. Just the saying “technically speaking” used to refer to the detail of something.

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On 3/26/2021 at 10:48 AM, Y2CJR said:

Add some sort of engine tune if possible? I know the car is designed to be economical etc, but some sort of tune could be good? Does anyone know if this is possible with the car? Is it just a matter of time before someone is able to offer a remap? Or is it just not possible? I know it would void the warranty probably.

Lexus ECUs are notorious for being locked, so remaps are very rare. Being an NA engine I don’t think any remap on it’s own would release much more BHP anyway. 

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...anyway, for those of you interested, the CPLAY2air unit works perfectly with the UX. Wireless carplay 👍.

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On 4/3/2021 at 6:37 PM, F.A. said:

Lexus ECUs are notorious for being locked, so remaps are very rare. Being an NA engine I don’t think any remap on it’s own would release much more BHP anyway. 

Thanks for this.

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23 hours ago, Y2CJR said:

...anyway, for those of you interested, the CPLAY2air unit works perfectly with the UX. Wireless carplay 👍.

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I’ve just ordered this myself so good to hear it works fine!

Im also looking at adding the style pack ,my local dealer got it in for me to look at to see what it looked like against the Graphite black it’s not chrome but a sort of brushed steel look,I thought it looked good but like you on a F-sport would look much better in a sort of shadow chrome(I think that’s what it’s called).

 

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8 hours ago, Herbie said:

Now that's one mod I do approve of :laughing:


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You are not still in Gotham City are you Commissioner ?

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