t In these modern times it is uncommon to see a build that stands on its own. By this we mean, doesn’t follow trends or is built to a style that is expected based on the car make. This is where an old friend comes in, giving the true definition to our slogan “You were born and original, don’t die a copy”. His Lexus is350 is not from this world. He started building this car and after some conversations and being inspired by his dad, he decided to mix in some lowrider flair into his ride. There result is nothing short of amazing.
In the early days this car was actually static and it was impressive to see, however his father convinced Adrian to go with the air suspension. This turned out to be one of the best decisions. The fact that it is adjustable gives him the piece of mind that he can save his front lips from damage while keeping his ride smooth. For his air ride he decided to go with Meagan LP coilers on UAS bags, coupled with the Weds Kranze Vishnu it makes the stance a masterpiece.
His exterior was given facelift with the aggressive Fsport front end from a newer generation Lexus. Buddys body shop was trusted with the body work and even knocked out a custom metal wing to give it that one of a kind look that he was after. Being a Lexus, Adrian knew vey well he wanted to stay away from the usual “vip” colors. This is why he chose to get his car painted this Latte color. Once again, his dad was the person to guide him to do the copper leafing and the pinstripes on the car as well as the chrome under the hood. The interior underwent a casual makeover with he diamond stitching, custom steering wheel and hydro dipped interior pieces.
In a scene of copycats Adrian’s ride is a true breath of fresh air. He is already teasing with color change and some other goodies so while we anxiously wait for this to happen. Enjoy the pictures and remember to learn from his and modify the car for you and not for others.
Only a few years ago having a vehicle equipped with air suspension was seen as a luxury, however times have changed dramatically. Bags have become so common that to see cars that are static has become a rarity. We have concluded that it takes a special type of breed to have a vehicle this low and keep it static. This is exactly what Phil, the owner of the vehicle, is. Phil’s prior builds have all been European he owned a mk6 Jetta which had extensive work and was also driven with static suspension. More recently he drove an e36 M3 which was extremely tasteful, although his is when he made the switch to air-ride. He grew bored of the apparent ease that comes with driving a vehicle with air suspension and itched for something to slam and keep static.
It was then that he made the switch to the vehicle you see before you. “I copped it simply because crazy camber and Japanese cars isn’t something I had done before. Figured I’d give it a try.” The crazy ride height comes courtesy of GodSpeed Coilovers, however the crazy camber comes courtesy of Dumspville who’s specialty is fabricating arms and modifying vehicles to obtain this type of stance. The cherry on top is the wheel selection which seems to work perfectly with the look the car. Phil decided to go with a set of Desmond Verse wheels in 18x10 specs with -15 and -25 offsets.
While Phil has kept the inside of the vehicle pretty basic. He has only gotten around to installing Clazzio seats with half lace covers, but we know changes are coming. When asked about the future of the car, he hints at a full color change, full interior change, Ulterior Motive flares, and new headlights and taillights.
“Shoutout to my fam at Violent Clique, Fear of Dying and EATASSBOYZ for all their support throughout all of my builds.”
It has been years, at least four, since we have cracked the camera out. We figured it was time and went out for an impromptu shoot with Ray (ig: @el_ray9) in his s14 and Arnold ( ig: @arnold_cg) with his timeless Accord. We will definitely continue to practice and share the results with you.
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