I’ve decided: I’m getting the G-Answer Type-2 aerokit for this car. The cool thing is, it’s a front and rear half bumper, but uses the stock sideskirts, saving me some headache when it comes to shipping the damn thing halfway across the world.
The required photos:
I think I’m going to paint the vent mesh flat black, instead of a super flashy color like what their demo car is running. My friend Kyle also mentioned billet grilles… which would be cool if powdercoated in a color that matched my wheels. Yay ideas!
I got a cool mod today — Norman at VIP Tint in Murietta/Temecula helped me put in Llumar Air 80 tint on the Lexus. It was super expensive, but it’ll cut down on interior heat quite a bit. It looks stock, which is awesome and what I was looking for since I’m not a fan of dark tints.
So I just got back from my friend’s Lexus dealership (at 2:17 in the morning, haha). Turns out the harness is being weird on the Data Systems controller, and that’s why the car was throwing AFS/height sensor codes. The ECU wasn’t seeing a reading from the front height sensors. Interestingly enough, a quick multimeter read of the harness showed it was OK, and after we put everything back together, the error disappeared. Must’ve been a loose pin somewhere. Hmm.
We also put in the 10.1 navigation map update for this car. Holy shit. 22 pages of instructions and 1 hour later, we were done, haha. Here’s an in-progress shot:
The printed instructions are sitting on the roof of the car, the nav update special service tool is sitting on the ground by the driver’s side door, and that’s a battery tender hooked up to the trunk-mounted 12v battery.
FML. I can’t believe it took all that for a silly nav update.
So, I found an entire set of model photos from this event… Awkward… Hilariously enough, Andrew and I weren’t even there all day. We found a huge 9K Racing decal smack dab on the middle of the windshield after we got back. How disrespectful -___-