K&N Drop-In Air Filter 33-2054
Koyo Radiator A1306
4 Gauge Alternator Wire
Powered By Max MAX Competition Coilovers (18/12 kg)
Prothane Polyurethane Bushings Front Upper & Lower Control Arms 311-18-207-BL
Prothane Polyurethane Bushings Rear Upper & Lower Control Arms 311-18-304-BL
Daizen Polyurethane Steering Rack Bushings S1-2030
Daizen Upgraded Sway Bar Set S1-2005
2nd Generation LS400 Front Brake Calipers (Polished)
Advanced Brake Technology Zinc-Coated Round-Slotted Premium Performance Disc Rotors Front SR-BZ44084 & Rear SR-BZ44107
Goodridge G-Stop Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Driftmotion Braided Stainless Power Steering Line
Custom Alignment Specs
Euro.Tek by MRR Wheels 07
19x9.5 +12 225/35/19
19x10.5 +22 265/30/19
Muteki SR48 Extended Open End Lug Nuts with Lock Nuts
DDM Tuning HID Kit with 35w Slim Ballasts 5000k headlights & 3000k fog lights
Toyota Japan Amber Sidemarker
LED Bulb Electronic Flasher CF13GL-02
LED Bulbs All Around Exterior & Interior
Euro/Japanese Spec Signal/Park Lights
Rolled & Pulled Front & Rear Fenders
JDM Innovation Oval-Tip Mufflers
'98+ SC300 Gated Shifter
50% Tint Front Windows, and 5% Tint Rear & Back Window
'92-'94 SC400 OEM Lip Kit
04/10/12 2012 Look of Blue Flame
04/12/12 Trials & Tribulations
04/30/12 New Intake Coupler & Brand New Tailights
05/01/12 JDM Sidemarkers
05/02/12 Fuel Filter
05/08/12 Coolant Temperature Sensor
05/10/12 Drift Motion Stainless Steel Braided Power Steering High Pressure Line
05/12/12 Gas Cap
05/12/12 Bad MAF Sensor
05/19/12 SDCL BBQ Meet & Greet '12
05/30/12 Front Polyurethane Upper & Lower Control Arm Bushings
05/30/12 Polyurethane Steering Rack Bushings
06/05/12 Mirror ECU
06/07/12 Cabin Air Filter
06/28/12 Purolator Pure One Oil Filter (PL20195)
07/13/12 Rear Polyurethane Upper & Lower Control Arm Bushings
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08/31/12 Oil Pressure Switch/Wheel Flip
09/13/12 New Battery(Just in Time for Winter)
09/28/12 Trunk Cargo Net
10/03/12 Daizen Sway Bars
10/26/12 Old School Amber Lights
10/27/12 3rd/Spoiler Brake Light
10/30/12 LS Brake Calipers
12/03/12 New Tint
12/07/12 Gated Shifter
12/25/12 Brake Master Cylinder & Brake Booster
01/28/13 HID Color Temp Swap
03/25/13 PROPER Alignment
03/26/13 OEM Front Lip
Hello CL, I've been a member for a little over a year now. I wanna reintroduce myself and my SC. I, KingPhilipII bought my 1995 SC400 Midnight Indigo Pearl aka Blue Flame on March 17, 2011 exactly a month before my birthday. I originally wanted a black on black SC, and the first time I saw my SC in Craigslist, the pics were so dark that I thought it was black. I contacted the seller and met up with him the following day...or night, since it was already getting dark when we met, and so I was still under the impression that it was black. On the third day me and my wife decided to buy it, this time I saw its true color in the morning, I didn't let the color throw me off since the car was still in great condition... Or was it?
Blue Flame was first bought and always has been a California car. It has not been daily used since 2009 according to the guy I bought it from. It has a clean title, no accidents, no nothing reported to its Carfax. Tags were expired since 2009, the paint was so dirty and grimy, interior was in considerably good condition - no rips in the leather, but some parts of the leather felt hard and were already cracking especially the rear seats. Last time it was brought to the dealer was at 120,xxx miles, and I got it at 163,xxx miles, timing belt and (hopefully) all those good stuff was done at 152,xxx miles. The first time I cleaned my cabin, I found a receipt from a local impounding company, saying my SC was bought by the guy who sold it to me less than a month before I bought it for roughly $1300 cheaper, LOL. My SC has gone through a lot in the last year than the last 16 years it had with it's 5 previous owners.
I'm not sure wether I got lucky, or the other; but my SC ended up having every little possible common problem these cars has, but I enjoyed getting her, ahem, HIM back to good if not great condition. My family has always been Toyota guys, I grew up in a garage converted into a car shop by my granpa, and all the fixing and maintenance my car needed brought back great memories. I can even remember waking up in the morning from the loud banging of our metal fabricator guy when he's fabricating auto body parts. We've always had either AUV's(Asian Utility Vehicle; Jeep sized SUV's), SUV's or pick-up trucks (and most importantly, they were all rear wheel drive) back home in the dreaded streets of Philippines. So yeah, I'm new to this car/coupe "thing", especially this "lowering" of cars thing, although I'm not new to the car scene. Back then, the only thing I can modify in my AUV was it's sound system, and since I was younger back then, I wanted my system to be BANGIN'!!!
The only reason I didn't sell my SC and decided to restore it and make it my keeper was the fact that it's very dependable as a lot of people has confirmed and vouched for, plus it's considerably a classic Lexus having the same chassis as the Toyota Supra and the very first Lexus sports coupe.
These are the only pics I can dig up of my SC the next day I got him;
Right from the get-go you can tell I had a lot of work to do. Just look at those cracks on the radiator, the bloated hoses and the fact that it was so filthy inside and out.
Only mods when I got it were;
Tokico Blues/Tanabe NF210
RPM R-505/Wanli Tires
Front - 19x8.5 +33(with 5mm H&R wheel spacer) 235/35/19
Rear - 19x9.5 +23(with 15mm Ichiba V1 wheel spacer) 235/35/19
Here's a screenshot of the excel I made which includes all the repairs, maintenance and mods I've done so far to Blue Flame since there's too much to list;
I am so proud to say that no shop has touched this car throughout our whole ordeal in fixing him up and modding him. Everything was done either at my uncle's house, my condo's parking lot, or my buddies garage. Too bad I wasn't able to take pics of everything I've fixed, repaired or modded, everything happened just when my old camera broke on me.
First thing I went crazy with was lights. From LED's to HID's. I hated how the cluster background was color orange, so I decided to upgrade to LED's, to lower the wattage as well considering the wirings are 17 years old already. I'm planning on getting it done by LexTech still, to white background and blue needles and time & ODO, but not until I finish my interior swap to black.
I did the foglight mod, so I can turn on my fogs without turning on the headlights.
Then I swapped the flasher relay for the signal lights to the electronic/digital flasher relay(CF13 GL-02) so I can upgrade the front signal lights to LED to get rid of the amber bulb reflection without the hyperblink issue.
I cleaned up the headlights and fogs off of its annoying grime, yellowing, oxidation and heavy condensation...
And installed HID's...