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Written by : Posted on May 18, 2011 : 3 Comments

IS200, IS300, or Altezza, whatever you wish to call it, it is still among the sexiest Lexus of any generation and the preferred of many enthusiasts. This one is no different, but Dee Mc Conville has done some groundwork to really give his car some character. His automotive resume demonstrates an abundance of owning Japanese and European machines ranging from a MK5 Golf, MK2 Golf, Integra Type R, Civic Type R and an Audi A3. For this Lexus, he’s added some flare of minimal but yet appealing upgrades that entice the entire “Japanean” theme.

For these cars and in this scene, the norm is probably some fancy Japanese wheels slammed on coils or if you are a bit of the extreme type you will more than likely go the air suspension route and call it a day. Dee however, hasn’t followed any of those trends and when a completely different route. He slapped a set of 18×8.5 fully polished Mercedes Monoblocks and easily tucked them with a 4 way wireless Hydraulic system, talk about originality.

Modifications
Engine
All Standard bar 6 branch manifold
Air filter and full exhaust system

Exterior
Trd Front Splitter Carbon Wrapped
Sport Grill
HID’s

Wheels & Tires
18×8.5 Fully Polished Mercedes Monoblocks

Interior
Standard Half leather

Suspension
4 Way wireless Hydraulic suspension

ICE
Alpine Double DinPioneer

Photography by James Macauley

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