Thomas - Lexus IS200
I grew up with a religious family, so the car scene wasn't taken into consideration.
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Hi, Thanks for this fantastic opportunity.
My name is Thomas, I'm 26 and I live in Italy.
I currently work at a mold making company as a planner manager. It allows me to know exactly how the various parts of the cars are built.
My car is a Lexus IS200. I have loved the line of this car since I saw it on NFSU2, and the cluster that looks like a clock is a hallmark. The engine isn't exceptional in power, but it allows you to have fun.
I grew up with a religious family, so the car scene wasn't taken into consideration. My brother started me on an engine with his bike when I was 14. He laid the foundation for my passion for motors and work on it. So I have a passion for cars, but I first got my hands on the bikes.
All the graphics are designed by me. The front bumper was a Maxton Design that I rebuilt several times between the scratches and the bumps. The headlight is completely customized by inserting a led ring position light and a bi-xenon kit, all adapted with a 3d printed support. The hood has been cut to insert hot air extractor from the Ford Mustang window covers. On the rear, I installed an Evo X spoiler. For a fitting that I liked, it was necessary to cut it and tighten it by 10cm. The rims are Japan Racing 5, a copy of CE28n.
I replaced the steering wheel with a Momo Tuner with an NRG hub and a quick release. The driver's seat has been replaced with a fixed one from LusoMotors. Have been added gauges for oil temperature and pressure. Changed the cluster with one of the Japanese versions. A tablet was installed in place of the car's original navigator and changed the original radio with a Pioneer.
Under the Hood:
The engine remained as factory, the battery was replaced and a VP3 filter was installed. The oil filter was relocated to simplify maintenance and add sandwiches for sensors. the exhaust manifolds were replaced with a JapSpeed. The remaining exhaust line is handmade. All the bushing was changed with a StrongFlex 90ShA. Coilevers is completely customized to my specific needs by a specialised company named "Essepi Assetti". The differential is a stock LSD from the sport model. The brake disk is drilled and grooved from MTEC
I have more plans for the future of this car, I want to change rims, repaint the body, change the graphics and add a supercharger kit.
I'm not into a crew, simply like to be with friends to do some trips and go to the track.
The best car show in Italy for a Japanese car is the JCM (@japanesecarsmeeting), the bigger event for finding more people with a passion for those kinds of cars and new friends.
My first car was a 1984 Fiat Panda 4x4. I loved this, it was literally a box but I had a lot of fun. my other car was a 1993 Mercedes E200, a 1987 Alfa Romeo 75, a 1996 Honda Civic EJ9, a 1990 Land Rover 90 and a 2002 Mazda MX-5 nbfl. My dream car is a Porsche 964 Carrera 4, but I have a lot of other cars that I would like.
If anyone has any questions can find me on Instagram.
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