September 2, 2009

What I Hate About IS300 Owners Part I

Guess what readers? The car I drive is a 2004 Lexus IS300.I got it because I love rear wheel drive cars and 4 door drifting. With my build I plan to build a comfy daily driver that shows my interest in the automotive world and homage to all the people who TEAR THOSE TRACKS err Streets UP. Yes I will plan to bring it to the aspalt a few times next year when I slowly build it up.

I thought IS owners are cool and helpful, it turns out most of them are + RoaR +. Most IS300 owners don't even track their cars and treat it like its a classic Lotus, when its one of the lowest priced Lexuses next to the ES. Lets not fake the funk folks.



1. Tinting Any OEM HEADLIGHT COMPONENTS
What is wrong with the stock one? Your not in Lemans nor does this look cool, not only does the cars fogs not match but it looks stupid with your clear headlights..... To top it off TWO TONE RIMS UGHHHHHHH...


2. Halo Headlights or Tailights
"Its no different than putting rear altezza style tailights on a civic" Said by Ill Roller. Couldn't have said it any better. We don't drive AUDIS OR BIMMERS.....





3. Changing YOUR PERFECTLY STOCK OEM BALLAST AND BULBS
IS300s I belive come with a Denso ballast and a Phillips bulb rated at 4300k. 4300K lightout is the second highest, however some people wanna have that cool look and get a Made in China knock off ballast and bulb.. All I ask is why???? Its gonna die out in a few months.



4. Painting your OEM Brake Calipers
Thats probably one of the MOST ANNOYING MODS EVER. Its ugly it attracts too much attention and its just ridiculous. Our brakes are not brembos.


5. Getting a COOL TYTE BODY KIT.
I refuse to call this an aero kit because it sucks. Its clearly a poor mans kit and just shows you are faking the funk. Erebuni is the name of this company. They are very very famous and popular here in the East Coast of the United States. They make ugly body kits for anything you can name from Dodge Neons, to Cavaliers, and Lion cages. They primarily cater to the HORRIBLE TASTE OF CAR ENTHUSIAST OF PEOPLE primarily in NYC.



6. CF Hoods On The Street..
If your not autocrossing/rallying/drifting/drag or any type of motorsports just stop..

Story
I seen some guy whom, had ugly two tone rims and was grilling at me when I needed a spare for my previous whack mobile. He seriously thought he was the ish.. with a cf hood and grilling really hard at my friends for no apparent reason.






7. The full works
This is not the worst IS300 I have seen to date. I have been reved at by a local is300 owner with the same setup as this blue one also just as ugly(picture below) but that is300 is black and has a huge dragon vinyl on its side door panels. I saw the owner once coming of an exit ramp and when we got to the red light he glanced at my stock is300 and revved at me.

Things I did not cover
Painted Stock Rims,
Taking out your PERFECTLY GOOD OEM FOGS FOR UGLY LOW QUALITY FOGS
PAINTING YOUR TIRES
PEP BOYS WING



Stay tuned for part II. I will cover ground effects, my hate for my.is, wheel fitment and more.

2 comments:

Foxie | CarsxGirl said...

Awesome list! I find so few people who openly hate headlight and tail light tinting... It grates on my nerves, especially when it goes too far and you can hardly see brake lights. Just one question - How many people actually rebadge the car as the Toyota Altezza? Curious, really. Rebadged my Miata, and the 240's going to be rebadged too. (As a 180SX.) Hate the last picture, uuuuuuuuuugly!!

SUPERTERRIFICHAPPYCARBLOG said...

I think in the USA not that much IS300 owners debadge it to a Toyota Altezza. There too stuck up and snobby about it being a "Lexus."People usually keep the Lexus badges. I plan to debadge the whole entire rear even though I have a special edition black pearl coated emblems. Looks cleaner to me and I can care less about it being a Lexus. To me its just a super Toyota :).