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Are you talking performance wise or just looks?

All the bumpers, lights, brakes, seats etc are available from Lexus but will probably cost a fortune!

Even the engine and everything you could buy but you might as well buy the IS-F to start off with!

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No just cosmetics.

I think this would be Bumpers,Sideskirt, Lip spoiler and exhaust. If I remember rightly jeremy clarkson said the exhausts were fakes so we are just talking tail pipes?

Why the hell would you want to do that?

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Is anyone selling kits to convert your IS to an IS-F.

Whats the cost?

Im presuming there are people that will do it as you can get BMW's converted to M3 /M5's from the standard.

They are sure to do a kit in the USA. The version for this country would come with a compulsory lettering kit for the windscreen that spells out SPECIAL CHILD :tomato:

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Except for the probable sheer cost of it, what's wrong with fitting an IS-F bodykit to an IS?

I don't see it any different to getting an AMG kit for a non-AMG Merc, which is something I would definitely do if I got a Merc - it's not as necessary on the IS as it's a decent looking car but I tend to prefer factory kits in most cases to other aftermarket options..........

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Except for the probable sheer cost of it, what's wrong with fitting an IS-F bodykit to an IS?

I don't see it any different to getting an AMG kit for a non-AMG Merc, which is something I would definitely do if I got a Merc - it's not as necessary on the IS as it's a decent looking car but I tend to prefer factory kits in most cases to other aftermarket options..........

Well to start with I don't believe you can use the OEM panels as most everything is different between them. Not just some body panels but some the inner structure is different.

However, I believe a Korean Company has produced IS-F look-alike panels for the ISX250, complete with the non connected quad outlets on the rear bumper panel. Here you go: :sick:

http://myride.co.kr/goods/bbt02.html

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Except for the wheels, the bonnet, and the tail pipes (which I'm still not particularly keen on even on the IS-F) that actually looks pretty good!

Love the Five Axis front bumper (replica I presume) but you have to applaud the attention to detail :)

But you're right about the IS-F parts, it would be such a ridiculous cost as so many panels are different that I couldn't see the point - I hope Lexus come up with a Sport model with a proper kit fitted (a la BMW and Mercedes)

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I'd wait a year and buy the IS-F - they'll be going for £35k or less by then. Some are already as low as £42k at the dealers before you start to wave the cheque book at the salesman's nose...

I reckon it'd cost at least £3-5k just in body bits before you even think about that custom paint job and wheels, so anything like £5-7k minimum, then there's the interior,etc. if you want the full jobby. You're talking £000's and 000's....

Not really worth it IMHO, unless you can pick up an Accident damaged IS250 and do it yourself...or decide that your 3 year old IS is mechanically so good that rather than forking out £10-20k on a replacement, you just do it up....

PS - bogger all that - spend £30k and get the M5

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Except for the probable sheer cost of it, what's wrong with fitting an IS-F bodykit to an IS?

I don't see it any different to getting an AMG kit for a non-AMG Merc, which is something I would definitely do if I got a Merc - it's not as necessary on the IS as it's a decent looking car but I tend to prefer factory kits in most cases to other aftermarket options..........

Well to start with I don't believe you can use the OEM panels as most everything is different between them. Not just some body panels but some the inner structure is different.

However, I believe a Korean Company has produced IS-F look-alike panels for the ISX250, complete with the non connected quad outlets on the rear bumper panel. Here you go: :sick:

http://myride.co.kr/goods/bbt02.html

Wow! Lovin the neons in the front wing air intakes...

The main issue IMO is the performance gulf- a 330Ci sport is near as dammit as quick as an M3 (and are both straight 6), whereas an IS250 vs ISF... :crybaby:

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Except for the probable sheer cost of it, what's wrong with fitting an IS-F bodykit to an IS?

I don't see it any different to getting an AMG kit for a non-AMG Merc, which is something I would definitely do if I got a Merc - it's not as necessary on the IS as it's a decent looking car but I tend to prefer factory kits in most cases to other aftermarket options..........

Well to start with I don't believe you can use the OEM panels as most everything is different between them. Not just some body panels but some the inner structure is different.

However, I believe a Korean Company has produced IS-F look-alike panels for the ISX250, complete with the non connected quad outlets on the rear bumper panel. Here you go: :sick:

http://myride.co.kr/goods/bbt02.html

Wow! Lovin the neons in the front wing air intakes...

The main issue IMO is the performance gulf- a 330Ci sport is near as dammit as quick as an M3 (and are both straight 6), whereas an IS250 vs ISF... :crybaby:

IS 250 vs IS F - No Contest!

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