AIMGAIN x Lexus: Andrew Kwong’s IS-F – Now BAGGED

OK I finally have a few minutes to spare to do a write up on this shoot a few weeks ago I did with Andrew. He finally did it… He finally bagged his IS-F and it looks fan-fucking-tastic. It’s literally the icing on the cake for his VIP build and it’s just too good. When you look at a VIP car, it’s easy to say – well that’s just wheels and a drop and maybe a nice lip kit but underneath it all, there’s a lot of work (and money) that has to go into getting it to look like that and I think that’s why VIP builds are a little underrated at times.

Anyway, here’s the shoot we did last year around this time prior to him having his suspension all dialed in if you want to compare:

AIMGAIN x Lexus: Andrew Kwong’s IS-F

It’s a night and day difference, really and it’s too bad a lot of the cool components that really cost the most are invisible to the naked eye because it’s all tucked underneath…

So good. It’s tough finding a really nice bagged car these days…

A little hint at what’s underneath is shown in his lug nuts… Any guesses?

A little closer… The orange might be a giveaway if you recognize it.

T-Demand lug nuts and there’s some T-Demand suspension components underneath as well. Too awesome.

The sun was setting at just the right time for us that day so it made for awesome shots.

That tuck.

Even the ass shot looks so much better sitting low to the ground.

Andrew mentioned he’s going to work on dialing in the fitment down the road to look less sunken, so we’ll see what he comes up with…

Special guest appearance – the FIT! hahaha I’ll have a blog post on the Fit down the road. I did manage to capture some shots of it while we were out.

A closer look at the T-Demand lug nuts.  I don’t typically like orange, but I do love the T-Demand orange…

Good to see he’s still looking back at it. Means he’s not selling anytime soon LOL

Side profile looking good…

Reflections everywhere that night.

We ended up randomly driving around and finding this sweet spot by accident and captured the sun just at the right time.

And just over the edge is a little lake. The closest we’ll get to some water-type photos LOL

Had to capture the T-demand decal though…

Carbon fender garnish…

And to end it off, we just snuck into a little loading dock to get some last photos…

Finish! I bet next year, there will be another photoshoot update LOL! I don’t think I’ve ever done this many photoshoots with new updates with any car other than mine hahaha

AIMGAIN x Lexus: Andrew Kwong’s IS-F

Another lowkey car around town is Andrew’s IS-F. He just recently got a full makeover with the full Aimgain bodykit and it’s looking hella fantastic. Andrew has been working on putting this car together over the last few years and I don’t blame him – VIP parts are expensive AF. Every little thing seems to have some premium price so you gotta pay to play. That’s the one good thing about the VIP scene though – if you cheap out, EVERYONE will know you cheaped out. Whereas you could probably get away with cheaping out on a ricer build or something and not catch too much attention.

We went out last week to see if we could capture what we have of Fall since we never really get it around here. This time last year, it was snowing and there was a huge snowfall that would’ve made it impossible for shots like this. It was super easy for us to meet up too since he lives like 2 minutes away from my parents. I rarely see this thing come out either so it was nice to spend some quality time shooting it.

I think the final step in completing this build is for him to go on air which I believe he’s planning on doing… Once that’s done, this thing will look absolutely killer.

It’s also super nice to shoot a black care that has been meticulously maintained. No swirls, no scratches, just some nice slick black WAP. (LOL)

As I mentioned in my previous post with Tiegan, I enjoy the foreground/background usage. Fall colours make it better.

That rear though…

I always say it and I’ll say it again – these Leon Hardiritts are still some of the best VIP wheels out there. I don’t know another person in this city that has LH wheels. Come to think of it, I don’t know anyone in Canada that has LH wheels… Not that I know a lot of people, but you know…

The one thing about shooting black in the middle of the day is all the god damn glare. Doesn’t help that his car is shiny AF LOL. Turned out great though

Not a front end you see too often these days…

Just to the left of this picture was this big ass house surrounded by big ass trees and nature. They were just sitting around a fire and watching. I yelled out “we’re just taking some shots” and they were like “oh yeah, go ahead!”. Rich people can be nice sometimes.

Now imagine this slammed to the ground. Can’t wait to see that

Up close of that awesome color

We positioned quickly together as Andrew set up to get some drone shots…

Way up high… I’m scared of heights so just seeing this thing all the way up there made my palms sweaty. Just the thought of it falling… LOL anyone else? No? OK.

There it is…

Andrew working the magic

And one last parting shot before this thing is probably put away for the year. Hopefully some big changes to come next year!