PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP rear

Jeff Isidro took the honor of winning the first Tuner Battlegrounds: LIVE 2014 competition at the SPOCOM NorCal event, beating out five other challengers with his pristine VIP-styled 1999 Lexus GS 300.

Photography by Philip Isidro / Pure VIP

Coming out of Stage 1, he led the pack by just a single vote ahead of Samuel Piazza’s 2010 Chevy Camaro, a Top 8 finisher in our 2013 Tuner Battlegrounds: Battle for SEMA.

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP front wheel

Isidro carried that momentum into the Stage 2, recruiting fans in a heavy Facebook and Instagram campaign to vote via the LIVE text-to-vote system. In the end, he managed to edge out Piazza by just 18 votes for the title.

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP headlightsPASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP interior

Although his GS looks straight VIP, Isidro chose the platform because of its versatility. The interior is currently dressed in beautifully cross-stitched leather with Junction produce treatment, and the exterior is kept clean and classy, but Isidro hinted that his future plans might include a drift or GT VIP build. We can only imagine how hot that would look.

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP quarter

The Tuner Battlegrounds: LIVE event standings of SPOCOM NorCal 2014 can be found HERE.

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP rear wheel

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP side

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP front

PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds SPOCOM Jeff Isidro 1999 Lexus GS300 PureVIP spoiler

ESSENTIALS
Owner: Jeff Isidro
Vehicle: 1999 Lexus GS 300
Car Club Affiliation: Pure VIP
Built by: Jeff Isidro & Diamond Auto Body
Engine: 3.0L Inline-6 2JZ-GE

ENGINE
HKS drop-in filter

EXHAUST
Custom

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
Borbet Style 95 wheels – 19x9 (f), 19x10 (r)
Falken tires – 215/35 R19 (f), 235/35 R19 (r)
Stock painted brake calipers

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Megan Racing (coilovers, rear lower control arm, rear traction bar)
Battle Version rear toe links
Studio rear upper control arm
SPC (upper control arm, front upper strut bar)

EXTERIOR
Custom paint
Flared fenders
TTE replica front lip
Junction Produce (grill, wing)
Custom roof wing
JDM (window visors, chrome handles, trunk bar)
Custom retrofitted headlights
LED taillights

INTERIOR
Clazzio diamond stitched seats
Junction Produce (neck pads, steering wheel cover)
Custom black carpet
Bamboo (floor mats, trunk floor)

MOBILE ELECTRONICS
Kenwood DNX-6160 head unit

SPONSORS
Diamond Auto Body
Vapor Parlor Rocklin
Flipzco
Auto Mints
Nthgls

See Jeff Isidro's 1999 Lexus GS 300 feature in PAS August 2014 (Order HERE)
PASMAG August 2014 16.04 Cover LR

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