Josh Harada's JDM masterpiece: A custom Lexus

Josh Harada purchased a 2004 Lexus IS300 at 17 with his life savings.

Purchase decision

He considered a classic 240Z but opted for the IS300 due to restoration costs.

240Z consideration

He became interested in JDM cars and found inspiration in a Z-car build featuring a 2JZ swap with individual throttle bodies.

JDM inspiration

He saved up to have a custom ITB kit built by Daddy Motor Works in Japan.

Custom ITB

He searched for and purchased rare OEM-optional Altezza parts from Yahoo Japan auctions.

Rare parts

He upgraded the suspension with 326Power coilovers, adjustable control arms, tie rods, and polyurethane bushings.

Suspension upgrade

He even refurbished the subframe to give the car a brand new underpinning.

Subframe refurbishment

Josh's dedication to his passion for cars is evident in his creation of a one-of-a-kind JDM masterpiece.

Dedication shown

His IS300 represents the true spirit of JDM culture.

JDM representation

It is a testament to the endless possibilities of automotive customization.

Customization potential