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Old 10-19-12, 09:20 AM   #16
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Oh boy, I've seen what you've done with that F50! I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with this LS!
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Thats what I was thinking.
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Subbed. I can tell by the looks of your previous cars that you're gonna have your LS looking right. You're gonna bag it?
Yeah ill most likely do bags on coils.
My buddy has megan LP with uas bags and it seems to ride pretty good.

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looks like a great car, ahh that white g of urs is the reason y i want those gnosis wheels haha
Thanks. Yeah I love that wheel/color combo
We were told by Work usa that It was the first aggressive set with that combo in th US at the time.

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nice pick up and love that color. can't wait to see the transformation.
Thanks me too but it's gonna be a slow build. Still learning about this car
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Old 10-19-12, 10:43 AM   #17
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dodo juice, jetseal, menzerna...sounds like you know your detailing products! lovely find, and yes that price is fair for the 90k work, though you can save over $1k if you do it yourself.

there are DIY threads there to show you a step by step explanation. i was reserved to do it myself but with the help on here everything went smoothly. it is fairly simple, just labor intensive. i say if you can install suspension, you can do the timing belt! take a look at the thread and assess. welcome to the LS fam!
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Old 10-19-12, 11:05 AM   #18
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damn first james now you LOL ... can't wait to see what your going to do to it. Are you gonna keep it the same color or different color?
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Old 10-19-12, 11:56 AM   #19
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dodo juice, jetseal, menzerna...sounds like you know your detailing products! lovely find, and yes that price is fair for the 90k work, though you can save over $1k if you do it yourself.

there are DIY threads there to show you a step by step explanation. i was reserved to do it myself but with the help on here everything went smoothly. it is fairly simple, just labor intensive. i say if you can install suspension, you can do the timing belt! take a look at the thread and assess. welcome to the LS fam!
Yeah i usually detail my own cars. It's just time consuming
Regarding the 90k i can probably do it but i don't wanna risk it if anything gets F'ed up. Lol
ill leave it to the pros

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damn first james now you LOL ... can't wait to see what your going to do to it. Are you gonna keep it the same color or different color?
I found that LS for james too. Lol
Not sure yet about the color change. We'll see if budget permits
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Old 10-19-12, 11:14 PM   #20
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Well I guess the LS has other plans. My drivebelt snapped today but goodthing i was close to my house.
Also the good news is that StateFarm has towing now so I got the car towed to the shop for free
Since it's gonna be down for a few days Im getting the 90k service done with sparkplug change

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also when im going into bumps I noticed a thump on the suspension. Is this likely bad/cracked bushings?
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Old 10-19-12, 11:20 PM   #21
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Damn, not cool... Glad you were close...
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Old 10-19-12, 11:23 PM   #22
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Damn, not cool... Glad you were close...
i know! there goes my suspension money
BTW i think i saw you at autozone in harbor today?
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Old 10-19-12, 11:58 PM   #23
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have the same color car. I have a 98 though.
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the thump is probably the strut rod bushings but checking all the bushings/ball joints if you haven't is always a good idea.

Personally if all it was was a snapped accessory belt I would have just gotten a ride to a parts shop, picked up a belt and a socket, and changed it on the side of the road/in a parking lot rather than waste a tow on it.
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Old 10-20-12, 06:30 AM   #25
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i know! there goes my suspension money
BTW i think i saw you at autozone in harbor today?
Yeah... I ordered some hood struts.. Where were you?
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Old 10-20-12, 11:48 AM   #26
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the thump is probably the strut rod bushings but checking all the bushings/ball joints if you haven't is always a good idea.

Personally if all it was was a snapped accessory belt I would have just gotten a ride to a parts shop, picked up a belt and a socket, and changed it on the side of the road/in a parking lot rather than waste a tow on it.
yeah that would be ok but I decided to just do the service and be over with it
after that its modding time

BTW how much does the bushing cost usually?

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Yeah... I ordered some hood struts.. Where were you?
I was driving on harbor. Saw you coming out of autozone

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Old 10-20-12, 12:37 PM   #27
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Does the 5 quart jug enough for a oil change in this car or do you still need to buy 1-2 quarts?
on my Q45 before it uses around 6-7 quarts
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the 5 quart is enough.
It will probably read slightly low but it is enough.
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Old 10-24-12, 10:28 PM   #29
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After a few days I got my LS back from the shop. Took them 2 days to install all the parts and wait on additional parts.

She have new water pump, timing belt & cover, Drive belts, KOYO radiator etc.. now
Here's a breakdown of the work done. Also i got a break when i paid cash and got some discounts on parts
Paid $1800 out the door. Is that a fair price with regards to all the work done?

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Also bought a emblemless grill few days ago probably gonna paint it down the road. My stock grille looks worn and tired.

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Here she sits now. Also got the windows tinted

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Damn Monard.... That's a lot of work done at a really good price!
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