Lexus LS460 2013 Conversion

Our LS460 project demo car began in 2013 as a 2010 Sport Package equipped model in Starfire Pearl white paint. Our goal was to build the car for the SEMA show that year. The car was outfitted with the Aimgain JUN VIP body kit with front fenders, roof and trunk spoilers. We also went with the Aimgain 21″ G-Luxe wheels and Airrunner On the Ground air suspension system.

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After a successful year of touring several California, Las Vegas, and Arizona car shows, the 2014 SEMA Show was around the corner.  We were honored with the opportunity to take the car again, so the next phase began. We decided on a full custom PINK wrap with dark gray accents. Much of our inspiration came from the new Toyota Crown Hybrid that was offered in pink from the factory.

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Once again, after a year long successful show tour, we had the privilege of returning to the SEMA Show for a third year in a row. This time, we went with the biggest transformation yet. We took on the task of attempting and completing the first 2013+ full exterior conversion. Although there are many fine examples in Japan of 07-12 LS460s converted to 2013, there were none, as far as we knew, in North America. To top off the conversion, we decided to have it re-wrapped in a beautiful custom Satin Nero wrap with pink accents.

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As you can see, the 2013+ conversion completely transforms the car, it is hard to believe that it is the same car from 2014. Aside from the Aimgain JUN VIP GT body kit which consists of the front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, front fenders, roof, trunk and hood spoiler, all other parts are OEM.

You can refer to VIPCAR Magazine VOL. 213 December 2013 for the exterior comparisons below.

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FRONT:

-Bumper “AIMGAIN”
-Grill
-Hood
-Left and Right Radiator Support
-Inner Fender Liner
-Fenders “AIMGAIN”
-Headlights w/ bracket
-Fog Lamps
-Headlight Plug n’ Play Harness (Please call us for more info)

SIDE:

-Side skirts “AIMGAIN”
-Bottom Door Chrome Trim
-Door Side Mirrors (Not converted on our car)

REAR:

-Bumper w/ bracket “AIMGAIN”
-Trunk
-License Plate Garnish
-Inner Tail Lights
-Outer Tail Lights

There is a lot more information and details about the build that meets the eye so stay tuned! To be continued..

In Momory of the Good Old Days from Grinder TV

Not long ago Grinder TV released their first DVD Volume One,  we are very happy to be part of their DVD, and came out very nice.  this was filmed about 4 years ago in Arizona…  This film bring us back good old days memory when we debuted at 2011 Sema Show.

We recommend you to watch their first DVD preview as well, this was filmed at 5 different countries with one passion “automobile”

Toyota Century GZG50 V12 1GZ-FE

When you hear Toyota Century you may recognize but for some people never heard of it… because it never sold in the US.  We would say Toyota Century is one of the best car Toyota made.  We always dreamed about this car.  We had a opportunity to get Century Brochure from Japan.  The brochure itself already tell us that quality product will be introduced in there.  We are hoping we can show you real Century someday….

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Before show inside of brochure let us explain what kind of car is Toyota Century.

Here we got better explanation from Wikipedia.  This is about Second generation Century 1997 ~.  First generation was 1967-1997

“The Century received a complete redesign in 1997, although the new model was visually very similar to the previous generation. This current model is powered by a 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) 5.0 L 1GZ-FE V12, initially with a 4-speed automatic, until a 6-speed “intelligent” transmission arrived in 2005. It also features air suspension. The Century remains the first and only Japanesefront-engine, rear-wheel drive production car equipped with a V12. This was Toyota’s first V12 engine.

The Century was Toyota’s most luxurious model at its inception in 1967, and maintained this status throughout the 20th century. Today, it is positioned above the Lexus line-up, and remains the most luxurious and prestigious model to wear the Toyota badge. The Century is distinguished by different paint options than the rest of the Toyota line-up. The Century shares the role of flagship with the Toyota Crown Majesta with almost identical dimensions to the Century but with a more modern approach and appearance that appeals to younger buyers, and both vehicles are exclusive to the Toyota Store dealership network in Japan.

Like other cars in the top of the luxury class, the Century is designed with the rear passengers in mind. Hence, the rear seats recline and the front passenger seat has a fold-down center section so that a passenger in the back may stretch his feet forward. The rear seats are equipped with a massage system. The exterior door handles open the doors electrically since the sound of the door being opened mechanically is perceived as being “too obtrusive”. The doors do not need to be closed directly, instead the door only needs to contact the latch, causing the door to pull itself completely closed electrically.

The vehicles’ interiors are usually ordered in wool cloth, rather than the leather seen in many luxury cars; leather is not as quiet as cloth when sat upon. The vehicle can be ordered in any color the purchaser desires, however, they are usually medium brown, burgundy or royal blue inside, with black exterior paint. Vehicles primarily intended for livery service usually have leather interiors in gray, for easier interior cleaning and durability. White lace curtains are usually installed in the rear window, instead of tinted windows, which are perceived to attract unwarranted attention. The passengers usually like to be seen in a Century, despite Asian tendencies for modesty.”

“Toyota Century” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22nd July 2004. Web. 10 Aug.2004.  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Century>

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Our Airrunner OTG Equipped Pink LS460 on ACCtv

 

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Photo by Stickydiljoe.com

2010 Lexus LS460 Sport Package

  • Aimgain Pure (Jun) VIP body kit with Front Fender, Roof Spoiler and Trunk Spoiler
  • Aimgain G-Luxe Front 21″×10+14 (high), Rear 21″×11+27 (low) Premium Black
  • Aimgain Neck Pads, Seat belt cover
  • Aimgain Color matched Neck Pads
  • Toyo Tire T1R 255/30-21, 285/30-21
  • Air Runner Air Suspension system, On the Ground.
  • Air Lift Auto Pilot V2 air management
  • Lexon Exclusive Exhaust Pipe
  • Lexon Exclusive Air Stabilizer
  • Kyoei Original Brand Virtue wood shift knob
  • Junction Produce Fusa
  • Junction Produce Pink Tsuna
  • Pinstripe by Po’Boy Kustoms
  • Custom Japanese Themed Paint on Engine Cover by Po’Boy
  • JDM OEM Lexus Window Visor
  • Wrapped entire car with Flat Pink and Flat Gray by Echelon Autosports
  • Drilled Disc Rotors Front and Rear
  • Painted Caliper Front and Rear

CarsxHype.com Feature Updates

Since our Lexus LS400 and GS300 were originally featured on CarsxHype a year ago, both cars have been through a lot of changes. So we decided to do a double update. Special thanks to Otis Blank and CarsxHype!

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