It’s definitely been a while since we had a proper VIP car on our site that actually wasn’t out of Japan. Though, the owner of this particular car is proud to say that all of his inspiration came right out of the land of rising sun. This stunning Lexus LS400 belongs to Wilson Yee out of Southern California and it is easily one of hardest LS’s stateside. From the ridiculous drop & extreme fitment to the insane negative camber, there is no denying that it’s in a class of it’s own. One of the reasons we’re so excited to share this car with you is due to lack of proper UCF20/21′s stateside here. Let’s hope Wilson’s ride inspires a few of you out there because we for sure can use more “VIP” stateside.
Photos By: Jon Tran exclusively for StanceNation.com
As mentioned before, Wilson’s influence comes straight out of Japan but before we go any further, we gotta warn you that there is a downside to this story. The car is currently for sale, which means it will probably never be what Wilson envisioned when he started building this beauty of a car. However We have a feeling that whatever his next project is it’ll be nothing short of amazing. Let’s take a look at some specifications now what do you say?
Even though it was one of the last things to be added to the car, the car features a Version Select kit. Version Select is somewhat of a replica kit of Auto Couture kit from Japan. The kit is currently discontinued though which is one of the reasons Wilson had to go the Version Select route. Another reason being he can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on it just to bottom out and destroy the whole thing just a few days later. Makes sense if you think about it.
Wilson is using C-class fog lights which required a little bit of work to fit properly. He also added a custom front grill and in order to ride as low he had to have a custom raised qaud exhaust built, with a 2.5″ pipe all the way back.
Where this car really shines it’s suspension. Many people don’t realize the amount of time and money and goes into getting as much camber as some of these cars. Wilson literally has thousands of dollars in front rcas, custom front knuckles, custom rear upper control arms, rear toe links & rear lower control arms. Don’t even get us started on countless of axles he has gone through to finally get it right. It’s all part of the game to these VIP guys. At the moment he runs about -12 degrees of camber in the rear and somewhere around -8 up front.
The car sits low on a set of JC VIP full coilovers and in order to accommodate those insane aggressive wheels and camber the rear shocks had to be re positioned. As far as we know it’s one of the lowest static UCF21′s stateside.
Wilson’s first choice of wheels was a set of insanely aggressive Ordens. They were 20×10.5 (+2) 20×12.5 (+2) but they just didn’t get the car sitting the way Wilson wanted it to sit. For that reason, he upgraded to a different set of wheels that weren’t as aggressive but very far form “mild”. The new Garson’s are 19×10.5 up front and 19×11.5 in the rear and were polished in and out with black chrome faces. He is also rocking massive 40mm adapters in the rear and 10mm spacers up front. Just amazing if you ask us..take a closer look at the photos below!
The interior is just as clean as the exterior with things like Eclipse double din w/ navigation, all led interior lights & custom trunk set up w/all wood floor. It also features Garson bits and pieces such as the D.A.D Luxury Curtain and neck pads. It’s a VIP thing, for those who are confused right about now.
We’ll end this feature here with several more high resolution photos shot by the incredible Jon Tran. We gotta give a huge shout out to him as well as Wilson Ye and everyone associated with this build.
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Wheels/Tires/SuspensionJic vip full coilovers
Garson wheels 19×10.5/11.5, polished in and out, black chrome faces.
Custom front knuckles
Custom rear upper control arms
Rear toe links
Rear lower control arms
Rear shocks have been re positioned to accommodate wider wheels and more camber
ExteriorFull body kit, Auto couture rep
C-class fog lights
Black chrome grill
Custom raised qaud custom exhaust, 2.5 all the way back.
InteriorEclipse double din w/ navi.
All led interior lights
Custom trunk set up w/all wood floor.