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Custom Lexus

This Lexus came to us in great shape.  The owner takes very good care of the vehicle.  He has outfitted the vehicle with tons of engine bling.  Custom carbon fiber pieces are the norm.  We were tasked with building an audio/video system on par with the rest of the vehicle.


The first thing when we do when a car like this comes in for a major build is to tear it down and using some very large rolls of masking tape we mask off the vehicle.


After preparing the vehicle we start with Dynamat Xtreme.  Contrary to popular belief, Dynamat's Xtreme brand is not related to ours.

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The audio build includes the following:

  • AVH-P4200BT with Bluetooth and XM
  • Two Hertz Audio 10" High Energy HX 250
  • Audison Lrx 5.1k
  • Audison Bit One
  • Lots of dynamat, fiberglass, mdf and carbon fiber
We are installing the Digital Remote Control (DRC) for the bit one in the cup holder.  This was made out of plastic which will be flocked in black to match rest of the interior.

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Each of the 10" High Energy's will sit in back in the rear quarter of the trunk.  To stay with the vehicle theme we used carbon fiber and laminated the sub box baffle.  Here the baffles get a layer of resin and carbon fiber.

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We then put together the amp rack with the 5.1k.

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The trunk is really starting to come together.  Here are some work in progress pics with the sub mounted and amp rack in.

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The large wheel well is utilized for a cooler and detailing supplies.  The cooler was built with an mdf frame lined with waterproof bathroom material and a drain handles melting ice.  We have heard a few times, "why do you need a cooler?"  The answer is twofold, first of all, because we can and two because all day or all weekend car shows would be better with cold beverages.

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Underneath the brushes is large space for detailing product etc.

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The trunk finish pieces are starting to come together.  Here are the amp trim panel and the sub trim panels.

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The shield cutout over the amp will have a lighted plexi insert.  Here it is cutout with the leds tested.

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As the trunk is built out we continuously test fit trim pieces etc.  Here we are getting closer.

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The base trim is in and the next step is to fiberglass the joints so that everything flows nicely.

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Alright, the trunk trim is getting closer.  The fiberglass is done on each side and a layer of bondo put down to get the exact shape we want.

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With everything mocked up and fitted we pulled everything out.  As luck would have it, the owner decided to switch out his Focals for Hertz Audio speakers.  We are installing Milles in front and High Energy Coax in the rear.

Here Brandon is working on the Hertz Audio Mille crossovers.  When he isn't installing massive crossovers, Brandon likes long walks on the beach and rainy days so he can snuggle up with a good book and some hot chocolate...

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The head unit is a AVH-P4300DVD which we installed using a custom built and painted trim piece.
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I need to finish this build log but don't have all the build process images at my finger tips but I wanted to share images from the recent World of Wheels show.
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Some additional images from World of Wheels:
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This Lexus looks really good and has some great audio equipment in it but if it isn't tuned right then it isn't going to sound good.  When it comes to tuning we use our ears and a high end RTA to help pinpoint any problem spots.

Here is our "custom" mic stand in the Lexus.
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And the RTA display.
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Update:  The Hertz Mille MLK 165 components in the front were a last minute add on before world of wheels.  Now that things have calmed down a bit we tuned everything using our oscilloscope and RTA.  Then we moved the crossovers to the front doors and built custom trim panels finished in suede.  

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It has been a while since we did much work on the Lexus but we are back at it with custom sill plates. We used a sheet of aluminum and machined the Lexus logo. We then used polycarbonate behind the aluminum. Then a couple triple led strips to light it up when the doors open. Turned out decent. Lexus