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My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

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My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:43 pm

Hey everyone thought I would share my car with everyone else see what people think
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Ok here is the progress so far, I got the car in late 06 and said that I would not touch it I liked it just the way it was I mean it was the IS200 Sport in Scarlatti red with the Lexus styling kit standard Lexus alloys premium sound system etc.

Alas this didn’t last long 1st thing I had to change the radio so after much hunting around I chose the Kenwood DDX-6029 and got to fitting as some of you might know the sport comes with its own amp and runs a digital system in the car so no left and right feed to the amp but digital signals very annoying
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So after much playing about I made a bypass lead (there wasn’t one on the market when I got the car but there is now )

However I missed the bass that I had in my old car so out came the standard speakers and Infinity's went in along with an Alpine V12 and Lanzer Vibe Amp
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As you can guess it didn’t stop there, I found my self addicted to putting bits on, so the fun and games started

Mirror closing module was created and fitted
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Then Hands free Kit ck3200
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Then LED Foot well lights Varad RGB
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then I noticed that only the drivers window had 1 touch I couldn’t be doing with this time for total closure and one touch system I had a few DEI 530 box's left over from a few previous cars so these were redesigned and put to use however Lexus wiring is a pain so had to put wires into each door LONG so anyway these box's also offering a venting system via a remote or button in the car etc very good in hot weather...
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This now gets us to a few more bits of fun we all hate little bollards when parking or finding some one has got right up close behind the car so I thought its time for a rear view camera but stealthy
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I then needed some new tyres so whilst the wheels were off the car and it was jacked up (thought id get them refurbed at the same time I painted the callipers
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To this
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Spare wheel was dirty im ashamed to say lol

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Then for a little bit of time I didn’t do anything was not to well etc

JAE came and went where we fitted a supercharger to a friend’s car made me want 1 like crazy, so 2k later I had one
Standard engine bay
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Full engine Bay
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Car didn’t seem to have enough noise and grunt so I upgraded the filter to a K&N and gave it a full on service and it found its balls once again

But there was something holding it back………………………



ahh yes the exhaust plain standard nothing special so a friend sold me his Blue flame

it arrived like this
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Went on the car like this
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So old exhaust off
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New exhaust Ready NO expense spared even on the bubble wrap lol
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I then had an accident when parking and kerbed the passenger Rear wheel not happy, then had a brain wave my mates BMW had reverse dip mirrors I wonder if I can get that on mine of course Lexus were no help so off I went and found my own way

So here we have a box of tricks Universal as long as they have the up down function lol
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Fitting was not easy
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Now as you read above I fitted a rear camera so why not a front one I thought so I did
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By this time I was starting to run out of little things to do, so had a long hard think and realised a bigger intercooler was needed
This big
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As you can see the standard TTE one is the baby thing underneath
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Whilst the bumper was off I fitted some LED's to the grill to light the intercooler at some of our car meets (only at meets)
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Whilst in the process I changed my side lights to LED sidelight strips
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I also Fitted 6400k HID I did wire these in non standard they basicly take a trigger from the normal light circuit to activate a relay which draws power direct from the battery this = no dips when cranking.
You can buy these relay kits buy my thoughts why buy when you can make!!
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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:44 pm

So now that I had the bigger cooler the bigger exhaust I then realised I had no way of telling what it was doing pressure wise etc, now most people have gauges on the A pillar in the Is200 or then have them mounted in the centre console. Now me being me wanted to be different I wanted the best of both worlds gauges in the middle but stealthy, so I hunted until I came across the HKS Camp 2 System very cool
It arrived like this
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Doesn’t look like much but a pain to wire in but how wrong was I…
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So all working and here is the kiddy
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I was happy until I tried driving and looking at the gauges then realised they were to low down so time for a rethink

Now the is200 comes in a navigator model as well but the sat nav is out of the arc luckily I didn’t have it in mine I so I thought why I don’t put a touch screen in the standard housing so I got to work

Part a
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Part b
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Take them all apart have a juggle with the wiring and you get
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So on to Fitting in the car
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Here we have it working
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Did I mention it was toucscreen so I also have an INCAR pc well my laptop in the glove box at meets lol!!!
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Since then I have also fitted TTE Coilovers and TTE ARBS but no pics of these im afraid as the weather was a bit dodgy once fitted I took the car to Wheels In Motion and Dr Bones did a full Geo set up car handles perfectly now and no inner tire wear yippee

whilst it was there I also got the arches rolled so I can now fit a Nice set of 18's on or 19s if I really wanted but then it might sit a tad to low in the wheel arch will have to see....

So this now sees up until about December 09 I now started to feel the car was lacking some bling!!
So I invested in the following
Stainless Steel Radiator Panel
Stainless Steel Suspension Tops
TTE Supercharger Badges

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Chrome Lexus Steering wheel Badge is shown above

Now I have done some cosmetic things back to the fun stuff
LED Dash Lights.
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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:45 pm

Now lets take something from a late spec car and make it work in mine…
PUSH START BABY…

Take one standard centre section Image

Beat it with a dremel
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Test Fit switch
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Now make the circuit to control the car

Circuit mk 1
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Circuit Mk2
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So now we have the Switch In the console and we have the circuit so time to join the 2

I don’t really agree with taping cables if it’s a install so I use heatshrink and braid
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Here is the finished article
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Security system active
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As you see the car wont start
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As you read above I had temporary car PC using my sony Vaio so now is time for a proper job
One pc
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One GRS Receiver
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One Cd Player
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One OBD2 Reader
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One Ipod
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One AV Input
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The pc uses a program Called Centrafuse here is the front end
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You will have also read a bit further back in this thread about my arches being rolled well that was in preparation for the new wheels so we went from these
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To These
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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:46 pm

Also spent the weekend washing and detailing mine and a mates car
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[SIZE="5"]My Update
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Well as some of you will have seen i sold my supercharger and a few other bits from beloved car this was to fund a new project. As i am sure some of you have seen now Bandit has got his old car back this is because i bought the car for the turbo kit that was on there and did chris a deal for his old car to which he has started a new thread :thumbup::thumbup::w00t::w00t:

So to sum up i have a turbo kit fitted to my car producing 282bhp
So parts on the car are
[U][COLOR="Black"][SIZE="4"]Big intercooler
IKE engineering Turbo Manifold[/SIZE][/COLOR]
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[SIZE="4"]Ike Enginering Down Pipe 3”[/SIZE]
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[SIZE="4"]IKE Engineering Centre Pipe[/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"]AEM FIC (fuel and Ignition Controller)[/SIZE]
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[SIZE="4"]550cc Injectors
Supra Fuel Pump [/SIZE]

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[SIZE="4"]Stainless stel fuel Lines with Aeroquip fittings
GT30 Roller bearing Turbo
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[SIZE="4"]Tial Waste gate 50mm[/SIZE]
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[SIZE="4"]100mm Custom Induction with Apexi Filter
Custom Intercooler Piping 60mm
UPrated Helix Clutch
Apexi Back Box
Iridium 7 Spark Plugs
Standard Fuel Regulator[/SIZE]


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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:47 pm

ok so we now have another section of my project completed see details below, there are not alot of pictures of the production stage but mainly the finished article.

so anyway 1st things 1st i had to but another screen, after having a liliput screen in my nav housing which seemed to perform wonderfully i hunted for the smae model again.

[url="http://www.lilliputweb.net/index.php?Controller=User_Product&action=ShowProduct&product_id=41#Standard"]liliput 619gl[/url]

i then attacked this to make it fit inside the standard IS200 Fascia adaptor alot of you are familiar with The walk through [url="http://www.outlawjapclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3013"]HERE[/url]

the same principal applies except i cut the existing screen housing apart to make it fit inside the hole

i then used Hurricane & plastic filler to smooth it all followed by primer and paint

So yeah umm here is the finished article in the car
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shortly after this i took the pc back out the car to do some work mainly software based but as its been slow due to weather lately

Main thing was to: -

install a Relay board Driver
Windows Updates
Adjust PSU boot times etc (carnetix PSU2410) adjusted by pc software
Customize background of software
attempt to fix satnav problem...

well out of all the above the Sat nav is still outstanding, don't think that's to bad considering lol

Lets start with the background this is done via a Hack in centrafuse once installed you can place pictures into the images directory and either have them rotate through each time it boost or lock it to a image.

i chose a pic of my car which has been customized

So here is before
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pic after
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so with this installed i then moved onto the Realy board, the whole reason for this is im running out of places to install switches lol , this particular board runs on USB with a 12v input and can switch 12v via relays so i have assigned 4 circuits to start with

Circuit 1 - Inter cooler
Circuit 2 - Strobe Lights
Circuit 3 - Front Camera
Circuit 4 - Audio Amps.

the software has been developed to work as a hack so once installed will automaticly install the relevant task area and buttons on the Centrafuse front End
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Labelled up circuits ok only 2 labelled but you get the idea
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here is the board in test status on my Living room floor
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as you can see LED2 is illuminated this means that the Relay is now in the Normally open position closing the circuit thus giving me a 12v output on that switch

when you press a button on the touch screen the button illuminates green to indicate its operation
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the board can be set with 2 system
syetem one to allow toggle press (so it flashes the output upon being pressed non latching)

or

System two Latched output (a single press on the circuit will latch the output and stays latched until pressed again)

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OK well this is following on from the group buy [url="http://www.outlawjapclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=6654"]here[/url]

As discussed a lot of you would like to see this system in the flesh and know how easy it is to install, so i went ahead and got 2 kits, to be experimented on 2 different types of set ups

So here is the good news

they are here in my flat ready to rock and roll
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If i get a chance this weekend i will get the push start part of the system installed so you can all see that running the proximity bit needs a bit of research as i have an after market alarm.

If i can however Fit this into mine then all those with After market alarms on any vehicle will be able to do the same.

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:47 pm

I will do a full write up and picture install thread on this kit once it has been evaluated.

Here we go i picked up a Push button and proximity entrance kit there will be a group buy for the complete system or parts of it

OK so we start of with the System i removed all the wires that i didnt need from the proximity circuit that left me with a total of 7 Cables to terminate as shown below
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i then moved on to narrowing these down for install purpose due to the fcat i have a after-market alarm on the car it makes it interesting to install.

With a after-market alarm i need to be able to activate and de active the alarm in doing so this will unlock the doors and turn off the immobiliser.

so my way of doing this was to mimic the operation of the lock and unlock on a G5 remote i disabled all other buttons PERMANENTLY and here is the result of that
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so once i had tested this by shorting the 2 wires together the car locked and unlocked accordingly.

now with this in mind i worked out the best way to take the lock and unlock signals from the proximity unit and have them bboth trigger the clifford alarm.

THis was done by taking a relay adding 2 diodes to one side of the coil
then the lock wire went to one diode the Unlock wire went to the other give a constant 12v to the other side of the coil on the relay.
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in doing this it stopped the circuit getting any feedback into the main Brain whilst allowing both Lock and unlock to trigger the same switch.

i then made this a little neater and dressed the cables
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so now onto the fitting of the unit

Rear mounted antenna position
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Front mounted antenna Position
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I also put the by pass unit in here as well so everything is nice and hidden

i ran the cables from the front to the rear of the car under the carpet as shown here
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Once all the cables were routed through it was time to connect up all the connections you need are located by the steering column

Constant 12v (red) 18AWG
ACC 12v (Small Red) 18AWG
Ground (Black) 22AWG

to trigger the lock and unlock
Lock (Green) 18AWG
unlock (Blue) 18AWG


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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:47 pm

Scarlatti Red Is200 sport With Full Factory Body kit
(bumper and kit re-sprayed in 2007)
Colour Coded Sport Grill

Suspension and Wheels
TTE Anti Roll Bars
TTE Coil over’s 45mm
19" vermiri Wheels

Engine/Turbo
Bigger intercooler
Uprated Earthing kit
HKS Camp 2
Boost sensor
OIL Temp Sensor
EGT Sensor
OBD Reading
IKE engineering Turbo Manifold
Ike Engineering Down Pipe 3”
IKE Engineering Centre Pipe
AEM FIC (fuel and Ignition Controller)
550cc Injectors
Supra Fuel Pump
Stainless stel fuel Lines with Aeroquip fittings
GT30 Roller bearing Turbo
Tial Waste gate 50mm
100mm Custom Induction with Apexi Filter
Custom Intercooler Piping 60mm
UPrated Helix Clutch
Apexi Back Box
Iridium 7 Spark Plugs
Standard Fuel Regulator

Cosmetic Inside / Outside
blue Silicone Hoses
Red Cable Tubing
Painted Callipers
Stainless Steel Radiator Panel
Stainless Steel Suspension Tops
Relocated Front Horns
Stainless Steel Aircon Rings
Smoked Rear Lights
Arches Rolled
Stainless Steel Lexus badge
Stainless steel Kanji badge

Lighting Internal/External
6000k HID Dipped Beam
6400k Main Beam
8000k Fog lights
LED Eye brow Side lights
PACE car strobes
Intercooler Lights
Blue foot well Lights
Blue Ignition Ring
Fog to Brake Conversion

In Car Toys
Reverse Camera
Reverse Dip mirror
Front mounted camera
Custom Dash Pc system (full Touchscreen)
7" touch screen in Nav Housing (HKS Camp 2)
Auto Window roll up on arming
One Touch on all Windows
Clifford Avant Guard 5.5
Clifford Call Guard
Push Start Ignition
Blue Instrument Cluster
remote start
Leather Arm rest
Full Leather Interior
Custom Touchscreen Radio system
HD radio
Carnetix PSU2410
Acer Aspire Revo
Car Pc/sat Nav
USb Video Input
Proximity lock/unlock

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby raffo » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:27 pm

this is a gorgeous car!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
and some serious wiring skills you got there!

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby tezza mick » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:57 pm

Thats some car and some amount of work you put in, love everything from the engine to the colour. :mrgreen:

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby lakers » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:43 pm

i loves me that push start.. :D
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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby moomoo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:43 pm

There should be an automatic ban for teasing us with this stuff :wink:

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby k900 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:56 pm

Brilliant work and beautiful car. :wink:

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby Rabster » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:56 pm

it has been lots of hard work over a few years and its still no where near ready yet lol

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Re: My Lexus Is200 from birth till.....

Postby choopz » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:57 pm

Wow!!! Nice build bro, keep up the good work :wink:
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