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Farid Nurmohamed: 2003 Lexus IS300

TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS COMPETITION
Canadian International AutoShow: Toronto (Feb 14-23, 2020)
WINNER
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Farid Nurmohamed has been building, tweaking and rebuilding his IS300 for years, finally getting close to where he wants it to be. Like many IS300 owners, Nurmohamed chose this platform as a starting point because of its combination of performance, handling prowess and renowned reliability. In addition, he was drawn in because of the aftermarket potential, both in performance and aesthetics. Nurmohamed has always been a fan of wide, beefy styling, and that's the direction he took his IS300 in from day one. He tells us that his favorite part of the build is all the different ways to cleanly pull off a wide, function-built stance while still pushing the boundaries of style and fitment.

Owner: Farid Nurmohamed
Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle: 2003 Lexus IS300
Horsepower: 462WHP, 340WTQ @ 13 PSI (Pump Gas)
Club: NextLevel

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Farid Nurmohamed
Instagram: @farid.nurmohamed

Photography by Randi Bentia, TSC, Spöke.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • 2JZGTE swap (Aristo motor)
  • Stock bottom-end
  • Toyota Supra TT head gasket
  • GatesRacing timing belt
  • Rebuilt head w/ BC valvesprings, retainers
  • BC264 IN, BC272 EX VVTi staggered cams
  • Tomei adjustable EX cam gear
  • BoostTheory custom twin turbo kit
  • Twin turbo v-band turbo manifold
  • Garrett GTX2860R turbo (x2)
  • 0.64 A/R v-band turbine housing (x2)
  • Tial MVR 44mm wastegate (x2) w/ dump tubes
  • Mishimoto 4" front mount intercooler
  • Custom 3" intercooler piping w/ Tial Q50 BOV
  • Custom catch can
  • Mishimoto radiator coolant hard pipe
  • Cusco radiator cooling plate
  • USDM Supra TT 550cc injectors
  • Aeromotive stealth 340LPH fuel pump
  • Fuel return system
  • Custom lines, fittings
  • Titanium valve covers, turbos and piping
  • Rare discontinued TRD oil cap

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EXHAUST

  • 3" downpipe (x2)
  • 3.5" midpipe, exhaust
  • 3.5" Vibrant Performance muffler

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • EBCS
  • Haltech ECU Elite 2000
  • Boomslang plug-and-play harness

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DRIVELINE

  • Spec Stage 2+ clutch
  • Fidanza lightweight flywheel
  • Stock W55 5-speed transmission

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Custom set of SSR SP5 wheels in SBC coating with custom offset and sizing - 18x11.5 (f), 18x13 (r)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport tires - 255/35/18 (f), 295/30/18 (r) 
  • Rays Duralamin lug nuts

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Full Air Lift air suspension with 3p management and custom air hardlines and dual compressors
  • Hotchkiss sway bars
  • Tanabe front and rear underbrace
  • Megan front and rear upper strut bars
  • Megan rear toe/track link
  • TC Sportline rear upper camber control arm
  • SPC front upper camber ball joint
  • Figs lower mega arms

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BRAKES

  • Neo Motorsport 6-piston front and 6-piston rear BBK with 345x32 C-cut rotors
  • Stoptech stainless steel brake lines
  • ATE super blue dot 4 brake fluid
  • Chasebays ABS delete/ brake line relocation

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EXTERIOR

  • Custom Rocket Bunny widebody front fender flare kit and Ascura Garage rear widebody kit
  • TRD banner (authentic ae86)
  • Altezza visors
  • Seibon EVO style vented carbon fibre painted hood
  • TRD Carbon trunk and roof spoiler
  • JDM dark chrome tail lights
  • Hella supertones
  • Full JDM Bodykit (Elixir front bumper, Hipposleek side skirts, JDL rear bumper)
  • Voltex Type 5 GT Wing
  • Prolex performance undertray
  • 15% tint all around
  • JDM rare dark chrome Altezza front grille
  • JDM plate relocator
  • Rare TRD carbon trunk plate garnish

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LIGHTING

  • LS430 headlight projector retrofit with black housing
  • 6000k Philips Ultinon D2S HID upgrade
  • 3000k Yellow JDM fogs

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INTERIOR

  • Bride Brix 2 leather reclinable seats
  • TRD Altexza SXE10 seat rails
  • Altezza digital cluster
  • Momo tuner steering wheel
  • NRG hub, quick release
  • Blox weighted shift knob
  • Custom 55mm sti tripple gauge pod
  • Defi gauges - boost, oil pressure, oil temp
  • AEM wideband UEGO gauge
  • Ralco RZ short shifter
  • Full LED interior dome/map lights

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • 12" MTX DB Drive subwoofers (2) with BassWorx custom subwoofer box
  • DB Drive 2000 watt monoblock amp
  • DB Drive 10 farad capacitor and 0 gauge amplifier installation kit
  • Kenwood SX470 DVD head-unit

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS

  • Importfest Toronto 2014: 3rd Place - Best Lexus
  • CSCS 2014: 1st Place - Best Lexus

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

  • Wide, beefy fitment

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SPONSORS

  • Tire Connection

SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • Tuned by Dynamotorsports
  • SFG Automotive
  • Velocity Autobody
  • Boost Theory
  • Nextmod
  • Teknotik

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