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Another update ish, I installed TRD skirts, lip, rear diffuser, modified the factory exhaust with functional dual outlets/tips. I updated to 2018+ taillights but I am still in progress for figuring out the turn signal problem (already have LED flasher relay installed without any luck). I’ll likely do another thread once that’s all done to my liking.
Hate to bug you, but could you get a measurement of how far that gen2 trd lip extends from the wheel arch before meeting with the 2018+ fog grille? The part where it lays flat on the side of the bumper. I put a big crack in my bumper in that same area as yours(much worse though, extends up the bumper about an inch) and was just going to cover it up with the TRD lip. I know the gen1 trd lip will cover it, but looks like the new one has a lot less material overlapping the bumper. The gen1 lip looks way too dated now imo

Off topic: Did you roll your rear fender lips?
Might have some info that could help u out if you're fitment shopping: I ran the same size tire as him for the last 100k miles, although not quite as low(trd springs, I have those same coilovers on another car though), and never once had issues with the rear fender lips. I also had them on ET35 offset instead of his ET45 so you'd think I'd have more of an issue. Camber also nearly zeroed out. I'd typically get some light rub on a bump while turning hard at highway speeds when the tires are brand new, but slowly fades as the tire wears. I've since rolled the fronts and switched from the 245/40r18 to a 235/45r18 and zero issues whatsoever. 245 with 45 offset and nothing lower than the trd springs should give you zero rub without rolling.
 

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Confirmed with a sales rep for an aftermarket headlight manufacturer today that they'll have an aftermarket 1:1 clone of these ready by the end of the month, with a pair costing less than the current price of a used single headlight from Yahoo JP. I'll be ordering a sample set in a couple weeks. LHD and RHD

Edit: Also have a supplier for the OEM Koito headlights for a little over $1k/pair shipped to US, lmk if anyone needs the contact.
 

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Would you be able to share the information for the headlight clone? Interested in the headlight upgrade. Are these headlights compatible with the stock LED (non-halogen) headlights? Thanks!
I’ll post an update as soon as I’m able to order a pair. Im trying to talk them into doing a set that’s compatible with the pre-LED halogen harness

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Looks like my crack at the furthest point sits right at 2 3/4". 50/50 chance it might still be slightly visible 😔 Time to break out the dremel, filler, and paint sprayer 🙃

On another note, anyone interested in some tail light replicas? I got tired of getting sniped on used oem sets on yahoo.jp for $1200+, Got a supplier for an aftermarket option, going to run roughly $700 for the full set, new, including shipping. Going to order myself a set but I wouldn't mind adding a couple more to my shipment if anyone needs them.

@OP did you get the turn signal situation sorted yet?
 

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Thanks! Looking forward to the updates! Just trying to please my wife with her car. We bought it from someone who neglected it and didn't want to put any TLC on it. Appreciate the info 🙏!
So I have a couple vendors lined up, all coming from the same supplier. Not going to be in stock until mid May most likely, and they're shipping my sample set by sea so roughly 45-60 days before I even get my set to test
Realistically won't have my sample until mid July. Once I can vouch for the quality I'll probably order a few more to sell domestically, but that means roughly end of summer-ish.
I'm aiming to keep the price well under $1k shipped domestically for a full LHD set including pre-built plug&play wiring harnesses & a warranty
 

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Found them on eBay, here's a link to the exact tips/outlets I bought

As far as the piping, you would only need 2.5" 90 Degree Elbow / Piping, if you're picky then you can get SS Mandrel bends like the one below
I'm a little curious as to what you did for the second outlet as well, did you just cut a hole into the driver side of the factory muffler or something? I'm trying to retain the factory exhaust sound with the stock muffler, last thing I want is to amplify the sound of a prius motor paired to a CVT
 

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Back to the original topic, if anyone needs harnesses or just connector sets to build your own feel free to reach out, I got my hands on a whole box of the required 2 pin/5 pin/6 pin/8 pin connectors for pretty cheap to keep me busy while I wait for my headlight sets on order.
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I thought there wouldn't be an exhaust note change since I modified tips on the stock muffler. However, there is a subtle deep tone to it. I cut a hole on the other side, fed part of the 2.5" pipe through for the 2nd outlet. There is baffling that goes out the stock outlet, while the left/driver side of the muffler was empty. I do not notice the sound at all while driving, only outside the car when idle. It is very subtle so I do not mind it.
Thank you for your service once again o7
Now I'm debating doing what you did without cutting the hole, and welding it straight to the outside of the muffler. If I go that route let's all just keep it a secret so I don't get bullied for a fake exhaust tip
 

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I had a quick question about your wiring harnesses on the headlights, I noticed you only have the ground for the 8 pin going to the low beam, I'm guessing that'll work, but if something were to fail on the low beam's connector, or the lowbeam itself failed, the whole headlight would go out? I saw in another pic it looked like you spliced the ground from the 8 pin in two and ran another ground line to the high beam's connector.
 

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Correct, I believe the first pics I had for my car I only spliced only one of the grounds. However for the second set of headlights (sold) I wired both the high & low ground into one going towards the 8 pin connector.
Thanks for confirming for me, I'm going to go ahead and test it out with all of them having their own grounds.

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Thanks for your help! Even though I have the Obsidian color?


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There’s a similar thread on clublexus, comparing 202(black/onyx) and 212 obsidian. If we were talking door panels or hoods or fenders, maybe i’d paint it yourself with the right code. for plastic trim pieces I wouldn’t bother. The way paint hits plastic vs. galvanized steel or aluminum panels always looks slightly different anyway.

the thread is in the 2nd gen IS forum titled “Is there any difference between Black Onyx (202) or Obsidian (212)?”

edit: if you do end up getting it unpainted and painting it yourself, the last two digits (C0 in your case) indicate paint color. you can find the part number for unpainted with a little searching. I recently repainted one of my Audi’s in my garage with a harbor freight sprayer with axalta coating’s challenger low voc base coat. half pint should give you enough to paint it twice in case you mess up for around $40. I used Valspar’s V-series European clear and ran about $200 for the 7.5 liter kit, but it’s good for a couple years if you do any bumper resprayings etc in the future. I had great results with these.
 
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