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Kyle Harty: 1999 Lexus GS400

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JULY 29, 2017 (4:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT)
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Kyle Harty loved the second generation Lexus GS when it surfaced in the lots and eventually on the streets. At first, the GS was out of Harty's budget, but fast forward to his mid-twenties and we find Harty in his very own 1999 Lexus GS400. "I found this one in 2008 and started with basic mods," mentions Harty, "it's evolved over time into the current VIP-style build inspired by many of the 2GS OG builds." The fender work and paint were installed professionally but Harty's involvement in the build, including fabrication, is quite extensive. He also quite enjoys all the work. "I like seeing people's reactions when the spot the fiber-optic headliner. They haven't seen anything like it before and enjoy it!" Plans for more excitement include a possible supercharger and audio rebuild.

Owner: Kyle Harty
Location: Kenyon, Minnesota
Vehicle: 1999 Lexus GS400
Horsepower: 240

SOCIAL
Facebook: Kyle Harty
Instagram: @kylejharty

Written by Randi Bentia.
Photography by Wesley Scott, Denut-L.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
K&N intake
Aluminum radiator
B&M transmission cooler
Hand-polished intake manifold, cam covers, and radiator support
Painted engine covers

EXHAUST
Magnaflow mufflers

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
SRT Race ECU

DRIVELINE
3.92 rear differential

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WHEELS & TIRES
Leon Hardiritt Superstar Ordens wheels - 19x11 +7 (f), 19x12 +7 (r)
Achilles ATR Sport tires - 245/35/19 (f), 275/30/19 (r)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Accuair E-Level air management
Dual VISIT 444c compressors
Dual 3-gallon tanks
UAS bags on Megan LP coilovers
Megan Racing sway bars
Truhart adjustable toe arms
TC Sportline front strut tower brace

BRAKES
Rotora 4-piston 355mm front brakes

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EXTERIOR
Custom fabricated metal fenders
L-Sportline bumpers
L-Tuned side skirts
Modified L-Tuned grill
Roof spoiler
Trunk lip spoiler
JDM Toyota window visors
JDM Toyota chrome trunk bar
LED side mirrors
Blue tint LED glass
35% window tint

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LIGHTING
Q45 projector retrofit
Custom quad projector fog lights
Custom acrylic LED taillights
Custom LED high mount brake light
Fiber-optic starlight headliner
Custom illuminated door sills
Puddle lights
Full LED interior lighting

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INTERIOR
01-05 black interior swap
Clazzio diamond-stitched seat covers
Black suede headliner
Custom suede rear deck cover
Handmade solid walnut front tray table
Handmade solid walnut rear console
Handmade solid walnut rear tray tables
Junction Produce curtains
Wood steering wheel
Color-matched IS350 paddle shifter
Wood ashtray
SC430 wood shift knob
Custom floor mats

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Kenwood DDX719 head unit
1999 US Amps Xterminator 400x
US Amps Merlin MD3D
GET HD642 3-way components
Custom kickpanels pods
2005 RE Audio XXX 12" subwoofer
Stinger HPM wiring and terminals 
Kinetik HC-1800 battery

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS
Wekfest Chicago 2017 - 2nd Place Lexus of the Festival
HIN MN Hottest Lexus 2014 & 2016 - Hottest VIP 2014
MNCEC Ignition 2017 - Best Lexus & Best Interior
MNCEC Light the Night 2017 - Best Lexus
MNNI Spring has Sprung 2017 - Best Interior
WCEC Lax Speedway Show 2017 - Fitmentinc's Choice
MNNI Winter is Coming 2016 - 3rd Place Asian Import 
Battle of the Imports WI 2016 Best Lexus

SHOPS & MECHANICS
Metal in Motion (Fridley, MN) - Nathan Chin
Randy's Paint & Collision (Kenyon, MN) - Randy Davidson

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