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Old 07-18-10, 01:08 AM   #61
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HY!

Thanks Guys!

@lev.... i love the old Sony radios, the sound and the quality is much better as the new products no *blingbling* only good sound and design.

Two days ago, i changed the spark plugs to Denso IK20 and closed the EGR

The spark plugs to change is not difficult, but i see on both last spark plugs water was inside!? and some spark plug was after 13 years rusty

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Driver side last

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removing intake

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Throttle Body

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special tool for change the last spark plug

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passenger side

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EGR Pipe from the header to the intake manifold

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header side

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intake manifold side with plate

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modified

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Old 07-23-10, 08:40 AM   #62
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HY!

Today, i maked a new Video outside from the SC with a stativ its not perfect

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Old 07-24-10, 03:09 PM   #63
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Sounds wonderful! Not to loud, but has that nice V8 sound!
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Old 08-01-10, 12:10 PM   #64
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Hello!

Thanks i hope after the modification from the middle part from the exhaust, the sound is lexus like and not too loud.

This weekend, i installed with my brother the Supra Suspension. The springs are original Supra, the shocks Toyota-Bilstein with Toyota Partnumber is good for me is "original" parts installed for the yearly technical check *g*

I´m was suprised, the front shocks and spring is the same size as the from my 97 SC400 the rear shocks are different.

The SC goes rear lower, and front maybe a little bit

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The Bilstein shocks have the ring for hi/low on some Bilstein shocks, but here only one position. i will make seperate positions on the front to go lower with a engine lathe (hope this is the right word *g*) i had done this on my Konis in my IS200 Turbo to go higher on the rear.

Its very easy to change the parts, easer as by the IS200/300

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front parts..is the same size on the spring cup

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rear is different and more lower

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First step is done

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This week, i will do the modification and the goodridge SS lines install

the stiffness is good, not to soft, not to hard the SC drives much better and feels good in curves

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 255/40R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - 4.08 ratio with LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 08-03-10, 01:11 PM   #65
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Hello!

Today lowered i the spring disc 3cm and i find, it looks good!

Sorry for the bad picture, normaly the rear is a little bit lower, the picture was after braking

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i hope, i have more as the 11cm to the ground to drive legal

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 255/40R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - 4.08 ratio with LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 08-03-10, 01:20 PM   #66
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Good progress

Did you go to that Lexus meet you mentioned? Any pics?
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Old 08-06-10, 09:00 AM   #67
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Hy!

mh..Lexus meeting?

Today, i taked new pictures. Tomorrow, the SC goeas 1,5cm higher on the front, its too low.


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Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - 4.08 ratio with LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 10-20-10, 10:27 AM   #68
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HY!

Yesterday, i worked aprrox 2 hours for the BFI Cover. It looks ok, but not perfect enpugh for me

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Today came the new 3rd Converter for my SC from Redbackmuffler.com.au. We have a shop in Austria, he sales this parts

4" high, 3" in/out, 200 cpsi metal monolith good for 4.0L

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I will install the IMF Header with Magnaflow pre-catalytics and the catalytic above as 3rd, the main Converter to go legal

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2" in/out, 3" dia, 4" long, perfect to fit after the header in the pipe.

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to see a difference of size and cpsi, here pictures from a pre-catalytic from a IS200 taked out from the exhaust manifold, and the main catalytic from the IS200/300

pre-converter IS200

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Light test *ggg*

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Magnaflow precat

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IS precat

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all 3

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IS200/300 main cat

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 255/40R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - 4.08 ratio with LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 11-11-10, 10:24 AM   #69
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Hello!

I forgot the pictures after the 2nd selfmade groove on the front damper

it looks good on the front wheels 245/40, and on the rear 255/40

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for next year is a set of IMF Headers and new catalytic converters here to upgrade

The temperature goes lower and the SC have his winter sleep, no salt and snow for my baby!

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 255/40R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - 4.08 ratio with LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 11-11-10, 11:32 AM   #70
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You have great taste in cars. Welcome to the family.
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Old 11-11-10, 01:23 PM   #71
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awesome build progress! how many miles you got now lol?
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Old 11-11-10, 08:40 PM   #72
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Looks great. Love the IS wheels on the SC!
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Old 11-12-10, 12:22 PM   #73
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awesome build progress! how many miles you got now lol?
Thanks!

i have today 18935 miles, not more maybe tomorrow i do a small turn

The next upgrades would like install in the spring.

A Supra TT rear sway bar is on stock. I will install the SC400 springs on the front, the Bilstein-Supra Suspension have the same spring. In the rear, i will install new Kayaba Supra TT springs. The problem is today, the car is on the driver side aprrox 1,5cm lower as on the passenger side, looks like not good!

The damper are ok, but the springs are old.

Also i will modifiy the exhaust system with the IMF Headers, Magnaflow pre-cats and the redback 200 cpsi converter, flex pipes and 3" middle pipe

i hope the sound is good and not too loud, like original

And i will install a Supra LSD to have a good traction, is not funny in the rain or for small drifts with the open diff

Maybe the last upgrade is a Performance Converter for the transmission, but this is in the future

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 255/40R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - 4.08 ratio with LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 11-14-10, 11:06 AM   #74
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Hy!

Today, i changed the oem bulbs to Narva white Power lamps. For the low beam, i made the HB3 Mode to have 60Watt low beam

OEM low beam

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OEM high beam

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OEM headlight

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Pictures with the installed Narva lights and HB3 mod for the low-beam

Narva low beam

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Narva high beam
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Frontlight

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ACCEL Air Filter- BFI - Pro-Speed Muffler with Borla Tips -Volk Rays AV3 18" 235/40R18 255/40R18 - Supra Bilstein-Eibach Suspension
Supra TT Sway Bars - Goodridge SS Lines - 4.08 ratio with LSD - IK20 Plugs -Upgraded Car Audio - JDM Fins

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Old 11-14-10, 08:45 PM   #75
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Nice work man, and again what a low mileage car!
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