rob_clio172

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About rob_clio172

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    Rob_IS300 NA-T

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  • First Name
    Robert
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  • Lexus Model
    IS 300
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Small update, my valve covers are finally back! Good things come to those that wait, they have turned out fantastic! The pictures really do not do this colour justice at all especially the far away shot of the bay, the finish is flawless. The work was done by maldon shot blasting and powder coating http://www.ctc-powder-coating.co.uk/ there colour range is outstanding with alot of wild colours. Now i know its looks a bit disjointed at the minute but once its all done it will look great (in my opinion of course 😎) Brake calipers will also be this colour or very similar so it wont be the only orange bit on the car. Roll on black friday for some more parts
  2. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Thanks matey 👍, yeh that is exactly how i felt about it to begin with, it is a stunning kit and like you say not many about but ........ something about the standard look of the is300. If it doesnt sell i will just keep hold of it for a while and see if my mind changes, atleast ive got it there incase.
  3. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Cheers muka, yeh it should do and also free up a little cash for something else aswell. Just hoping it sells easy. You have just planted a seed for me, i might get 1 made up off 1 of those websites and bang it up in the kitchen before the mrs hangs 1 up 😂
  4. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Thanks buddy, ive always loved project threads what ever forum ive been on especially the in depth 1s, always wanted to do 1 myself and this is finally my turn. Hope the work im doing helps others along the way with what ever they may be doing
  5. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Little update, ive had a change of plan with the project......... So this was the original plan i had body kit wise but ideas have changed. Im thinking of keeping the body standard looking. Now i may struggle getting the power down but im thinking it may be possible to get a 265 wide sticky tyre on 9.5 inch wide rim. The more and more i look at pictures of a standard body IS300 lowered the more i feel its the right thing to do. On another note i have sorted the down pipe, i ordered a down pipe off topspeed pro. This pipe is designed for a left hand drive car so it was a risk as i have the manifold 1 side and the steering column the other side to contend with. A quick trial fit shows its not going to fit but......... the down pipe came with a vband flange..... problem is my BW s364 turbo has a marmon style flange. So i ordered a marmon flange off ebay to get welded on, turns out by welding the marmon onto the vband it made it fit absolutly perfect!!!! in the 2nd picture you can see just how close it is to the column, this has pretty much the same gap the other side to the manifold. All i have to do now is get it joined upto to the center section with the 3 to 4 inch flare. This then gave me a new problem, the heater matrix hose was now touching and in the way of the down pipe. I had a couple of bits of spare coolant hose about as i had removed the transmission cooler and replaced another pipe. So had a play with these bits of spare pipe and cooked this up Almost bang on just need to join the 2 together. Then throwed it back on to test it. Perfect 👌 just need some heat protection for it now.
  6. This is a full BTCC body kit for the lexus is200/is300 from the speed factory. This has never been fitted apart from a quick stick on trial fit as shown in the pictures. The kit is produced by Kinzuru, fat fender and the speed factory and is made from fibreglass. Ive had a complete change of direction with my project now which is why im looking to sell this. To see pictures of this kit fitted and painted go to www.thespeedfactory.co.uk, it also gives an idea of good wheel fitment for this kit as it is wider. The kit consists of : Front bumper Both front wings Both side skirts Both rear door arches Both rear wing arches. As the kit is fibre glass so it will require some preperation before painting and some adjusting for it to fit perfect as said on the speed factory website. Great looking kit and not seen many of these around. This is also for sale on ebay. Last couple of pics are screenshots from the ebay advert. Im looking for £600 ono message me on here, ebay or email rob_clio182@hotmail.com Grab a bargain as these are listed for £750. Collection only or can arrange to meet, will NOT post i dont want this being damaged in transit.
  7. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Tell me about it i cant wait either, interested to see how it will do down santa pod but it wont be directly set up for drag racing. I hoping to do a couple of trackdays in it aswell...... with the boost turned down a little
  8. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    I have really thought about doing a vlog of sorts but the black country accent sounds horrific on camera 😂 i will probably get it running 1st with just the base map then once all the kit is on and complete i will get it tuned
  9. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    😂😂 yeh the blow off valve would probably have more of an effect
  10. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Thanks matey 👍
  11. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Cheers muka 👍
  12. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Thanks TigarFish 👍
  13. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Had few more parts turn up and had a day off today so cracked on with it... New air con condensor came, got a quote off the dealer for over £230! This cost me just over £80 so quite a saving. Wanted to be stealthy looking like the factory 1 so gave it a quick spray with some satin black. Compared to the old 1.... Looks so much better now!! My alternator belt also turned up so that got thrown on. Also fitted my sparkplugs, went for NGK iridiums heat range 8 ready for some boost. Next up was the radiator, i ordered a mishimoto for some extra cooling and the original had a slight leak on it. Looks stunning! I then gave the fan cowling a good clean up and got that fitted. Now this is when i ran into a small issue, the fan cowling was hitting the crank pulley when fitted due to the extra size of the pulley. Luckily it was only a small part of the plastic so pulled it back out and trimmed it down with the dremmel. No pictures of this but now it has around 8-9mm of clearance. So with the radiator in and condensor fitted i then had to freshen up the horns as these was looking weathered. Quick clean up and some satin black and they was looking fresh again. And now the final pictures of it in the bay, getting excited now! Feel like ive got so much done and looking so much better, front panel will also be painted at some point and it has a couple of rust spots. Enjoy 🤤
  14. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    New word right there 😂
  15. rob_clio172

    IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    😂😂😂