Blake Kaufman’s VIP IS250 Mini Feature

4 Posted by - January 2, 2015 - Features, Random Hype, Uncategorized

First off I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year and to start things off right we have Blake’s IS250. About this time last year he was rocking a completely different car. He had a black S2000 that was slammed on it’s nuts on a set of custom BBS’s. After having issues with cracked barrels time after time he decided to let it go and go in a very different direction. I personally like the VIP lifestyle, although I don’t necessarily own one myself, I can appreciate the attention to detail that one does to pull it off.

Blake started off simple, throwing on some JDM slim window visors as well as equipping the front end with an Ings+ front lip. Up top he added some roof diffusers and slim rear window visor. He has future plans of doing the new generation IS styled front and rear end, and addition I myself cant wait to see be pulled off (it looks uh-mazing on other IS’s btw)

No VIP build is complete without “that VIP stance” right? Blake knew that the only way to achieve this and have the look he really wanted was to go with a bag system. He decided to go with Function & Form struts paired with Airlift V2 management system, Viair dual 444cc compressors, combined with Meagan Racing camber, toe and caster arms. Inside the trunk is a beautiful simple setup, nothing too crazy and is still functional for everyday use. The air system is boxed in surrounded by blue LED lighting giving the trunk area a clean look. The interior while still mostly stock, feature wood grain accents, something notorious with VIP scene. He plans to acquire a custom cup and tray combo accompanied by all the VIP trimmings.

Blake had a plethora of wheel choices to go with.  He wanted something custom and something that would stand out.  He decided to go with VIP Modular VXS-110’s in 19 x 9.5/10.5 +25.  He chose silver brushed faces with polished step lips and hardware with red center caps.  These wheels definitely make a statement and with the car completely aired down, tucks nearly all 19 inches.  To run such a setup as this camber has been set at almost -9.0 degrees an he’s had his share of bad luck since the install.  He attended WEKFEST in Miami, FL where he ran into bad toe issues and de-beaded tires.

I can’t wait to see the remaining changes and modifications to come for this car.  It’ll definitely set apart anything he has previously done before.

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1 Comment

  • tom January 3, 2015 - 9:15 am Reply

    leave the roof diffusers for the subbies, especially for VIP look.

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