2012 Lexus IS F: Toyota's Turning Point? - Ignition Episode 33
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago pilots the 2012 Lexus IS F at the
test track and on the winding road. The IS F may have ushered in the
rebirth of sporty, fun-to-drive cars for Toyota, but how does it stack up
today against formidable competitors like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63?
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Lexus IS F - In Action
BrianZuk records Lexus's 416hp IS F In Action on some backroads and on the
freeway! The video includes various footage of the IS F revving,
accelerating, doing launches, flybys, in car footage, gauges, engine,
exterior, interior, and much more! Be sure to turn up your speakers, the IS
F's V8 has a great deep sound! Enjoy...
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XS-POWER R35 GTR 3.5 Stainless Cat Back Exhaust Nissan GT-R SSAC DV8
2009 Nissan GT-R with
XS-Power Non Resonated Mid pipe. 3" to 3.5"
No other engine modifications.
Exhaust cost $850 from
Relentless_Performance on Ebay. Lower priced competitor was M2 with what
seems to be an exact replica ($650). I had one and sent it back, because it
was shipped in bad shape. Also, mufflers didn't have the burn like the
Nearest more expensive competitor, is Tanabe for $1700+
Direct ship FedEx from China, packaged very well.
Blue on tips seems weak, because although packaged well, they still had a
bit of blue rub off. Not nearly as bad as the M2.
The outside tailpipes merge needed some cleanup work. Very little but,
grinding needed (Performance Picky).
Merge into the mufflers was well blended and already cleaned up, as were
both other flanges.
The blue look on the mufflers is awesome from the rear grill view.
The fade on the tips are hardly noticeable once installed. There is
however, a slight lowered appearance to the right side tail pipes. It
should be easy enough to correct by manipulating the extra long hanger rods
on the muffler.
If XS-Power can fix the weak blue tint, clean up all merges and make sure
visually everything lines up, this is the ultimate GT-R Exhaust for the money.
I was told they also offer this Exhaust in a stainless only finish.
Installation was a breeze. Nissan made the GT-R very easy to take apart.
After the stocks Exhaust tips are
removed, then the stock muffler, this Exhaust goes in directly. Smaller and lighter
overall than stock.
No fitment issues, all parts supplied to plug and play.
It sounds bassy at idle, but hardly sounds different or even
quieter(cleaner) going fast vs stock(great!).
Between 2-3kRPM cruising, there is a low drone, but it all concentrated in
the rear. It doesn't bother me, but the stereo drowns it out. A resonated
mid-pipe would be the ultimate solution for picky buyers.
Overall, with the negatives, the performance aspect of 3.5 in cat-back that
sounds like this, for the cost is unbeatable in my book.
Thanks for watching.
First ISF in the 11s
First Lexus ISF in the 11s. Ran out of N20 during the run but im still very
happy with the performance of the car. Gonna hit the 1/4 mile back up next
week with a full bottle and see how it goes.
Lexus IS F flat out
From 0-160mph in the the awesome Lexus IS F. Read all about it in
Performance Car magazine.
Lexus LFA Clears It's Throat, And Gets BUSTED...
Well you wanted more of the Lexus LFA, I was asked by many if I could get
video of the LFA's launch control, more reving, and faster driving, so that's what we did. Got
it to 168MPH!
We also paid for it also by getting pulled over and slapped with a pretty
hefty ticket. But.. It still turned out to be a fun day. Think the driver
will get the ticket lowered in court?
Elattrache Photography was also there for the filming and he got some
AMAZING photos of the LFA.
I highly recommend you check out his photos at
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INSANE SOUNDING LEXUS ISF - ISSforged Stainless Cat-Back Exhaust System
The new Stainless Cat Back Exhaust
from ISSforged arrived yesterday and i didnt waste any time....i put it on
straight out of the box. Life is good when you own a lift!
Want to know if ISSforged has an Exhaust for your ride? email Tony@issforged.com
If you dont know, this thing is lowered on KW V3 Coilovers and is sitting
on AZAforged 3piece Wheels wrapped in Nitto Invo rubber (10" rear, 9"
front) The brakes are custom painted and the windows are all tinted.
Link to some pictures of the install here:
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