“I guess you could say I lean towards form over function for the most part”, says the owner of this super clean 1991 Lexus LS400. I’d say that just about sums up this simple, but well executed LS.
The owner is Isaiah Roberts from Bellevue, Washington and he is very active into the PNW automotive scene; he attends lots of drift events throughout the year and is a moderator over at northwestnissans. Back in Middle School, his brother would bring home Import Tuner and Super Street magazines. “I just remember enjoying flipping through the pages and reading about cars even if I didn’t know what a turbo was at the time.” Ever since then, he’s been hooked on everything about cars. “My past few part time jobs have all been car related, and I don’t think I could really see myself doing anything else for pay that doesn’t involve a car.”
So what made Isaiah get into the whole stance scene?
“I would have to say being around the drift scene and having friends with drift cars that are “stanced out” has kinda opened my eyes to the scene. Theres something about seeing a car with good fitment that makes me appreciate the time the owner has put into his setup more than anything.”
He’s owned this fresh LS400 for over a year now, he picked it up after selling off his 280z project. It came bone stock with 140k on the clock. He first bought a set of coils, and eventually bought some proper wheels for the car. They’re Work Emitz, 18×9 front and 18×10 rear.
“I was inspired by some of the people’s builds on Clublexus and VSC but the one particular person that comes into mind is a dude from Texas named BLKonBLK98. He owns the lowest static first gen Ls400 that I’ve seen and has Work Carving Head 40s which are similar to my Work Emitz but at the same time slightly different. After seeing his car I knew that I wanted wheels similar to his; thus part of my reason for buying the wheels I did.”
Isaiah plans on lowering it some more, having a skid plate fabricated, doing some exhaust work, and body work to fix some of the damage. “Maybe a Junction Produce kit after that happens.”
“My good friend Levon has put a lot of wrench time in on this chassis. He’s helped me with a lot of stuff since I purchased it and whenever I need advice as to what I should get next he’s usually a good source of knowledge. ” nw-built looks forward to what Isaiah has in store for the future!
- Red Clear Red Tailights (RCR)
- Clear Corners
Wheel & Tires
- Work Emitz 18×9 18×10
- Nankang NS-2 215/35 and 225/35
- JIC Magic SF-1s (old school)
- Junction Produce Neckpads