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Martin Cabrera: 2002 Lexus IS300 Sport Cross

Martin Cabrera appreciates the rarity of the IS300's limited Sport Cross option. After noticing that very few of these cars were being modified, he took it upon himself to represent the platform in his local area. With a handful of modifications, this 2002 Lexus IS300 Sport Cross is a powerhouse!

Owner: Martin Cabrera
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Vehicle: 2002 Lexus IS300 Sport Cross
Horsepower: 442 whp
Club: SXE 10 Crew

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Martin Cabrera
Instagram: @sxeautoworx

Photography by Dream Movement Photography, Basic Builds.

Martin Cabrera 2002 Lexus IS300 TBGLIVE 4

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
GTE pistons and rods
CX Racing manifold, down pipe, & intercooler
Precision 6266 turbo
HKS exhaust, piping and catch can by M&S performance
Mishimoto radiator
XS Power intake manifold
Ross machine racing 90mm throttle body

Martin Cabrera 2002 Lexus IS300 TBGLIVE 1

EXHAUST:
HKS exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
AEM V2 engine management system with A/F, oil press, & Tru Boost gauges

DRIVELINE:
R154 transmission
MK3 differential
Driveshaft Shop 1-piece drive shaft

Martin Cabrera 2002 Lexus IS300 TBGLIVE 3

WHEELS & TIRES:
CCW D110 18x9.5 +25 (f/r)
Michelin tires 225/40-18

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
BC Racing coil overs
Figs polyurethane bushings
TRD front and rear seat bars
Triangle front lower brace
Square rear lower brace 

BRAKES:
Toyota Supra turbo big brake kit

Martin Cabrera 2002 Lexus IS300 TBGLIVE 2

EXTERIOR:
JDM TRD Neo V2 front bumper
Custom made fenders
JDM modelista side skirts
JDM modelista rear bumper custom made to fit the wagon
TBT Battleship carbon fiber hood (only one in the states)
Elixir roof wing
JDM power folding mirrors
JDM altezza window visors
JDM altezza modelista headlights
JDM altezza Gita tail lights  
HID kit for headlights and fog lights

Martin Cabrera 2002 Lexus IS300 TBGLIVE 5

INTERIOR:
Recaro SR4 front seats
Rear seats, door panels, shift boot, e brake cover all wrapped in recaro fabric 

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer double din radio, front and rear speakers and amplifier
Kicker 12-inch subs 

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2014
Sntrl - 2nd place Build Reveal
Wekfest - 2nd place Lexus of Festival
Tuner Evolution - 1st place Lexus
Tuner Evolution - Best Performance Vehicle
Hot Import Nights - 3rd place Lexus
Racers and Tuners - 1st place Lexus
Fall Nationals - 1st place Lexus
Gumball Meet - 1st place Toyota
2015
Wekfest - 2nd place Lexus of Festival
Hot Import Nights - 2nd place Lexus
La Fiebre - 2nd place Lexus
Elite Tuner - Best Lexus
Evolve - 3rd place Best JDM
2016
Wekfest - 2nd place Lexus of Festival
Tuner Evolution - 2nd place Lexus
Summer Madness 2 - Top 70
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 1: Elimination (Seed No. 19)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 2: Battle 27 (113 votes)

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification is my complete engine bay. I feel like it's what really makes the car."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Complete custom audio

SPONSORS:
DTT Customs
Needpowdercoating
MD Interiors

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
"Elite Garage provided me with a place to do my build
M&S Performance (now empire performance) Goku did all the custom piping, catch can work. Mikey (RIP) did the tuning
Needpowdercoating did all of the powder coating work throughout the car
DTT Customs did the bodywork, custom fenders, shaved engine bay and paint.
MD Interiors took care of all the custom interior work
SXEAUTOWORX (me) did all the wire tuck, abs delete, auto to manual conversion, engine install, turbo install, suspension work
Carbon Fiber Element wrapped and shaved my steering wheel, wrapped the door handles and my original fenders in real carbon fiber
Tim from Low Budget Racing did the initial tune to get the car running properly. "

Martin Cabrera 2002 Lexus IS300 TBGLIVE 6