Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > LS Models > LS400 > Build Threads
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Dranom's LS400 Build

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-08-12, 07:54 PM   #61
BPVIP
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
BPVIP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 383
BP VIP BPVIP Skim350 and BP VIP
Default

Nice!! Looked good at AF!
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________

http://www.facebook.com/BPVIP
Sold:02 infiniti Q45 Sport black/black, AccuAir, Weds LXZ 5-7inch lips, oni-camber, Nissan visors, rear wide body 2inches, rear 350z camber arm, upper and lower custom made arms by Battle Version,
My daily 1999 LS400 Antique Bronze Mica .John 3:16
BPVIP is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-12, 09:22 PM   #62
Dranom
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPratt View Post
loving the setup man!!! Makes me want to get my car complete even more. At least I know how mine will look now haha.. What suspension are you running?
Thanks! Im running megan LP's
Ride is decent esp with the price i paid with lifetime warranty
I just need to drill the hole for the a arm tho

Quote:
Originally Posted by BPVIP View Post
Nice!! Looked good at AF!
Thanks steve! Love the 460!
Dranom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-12, 09:32 PM   #63
VanCityLS4
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
VanCityLS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: PacificNorthWest
Posts: 274
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dranom View Post
After cutting with the diamond cutting wheel. I used a grinding wheel to take out the sharp edge. It worked nicely after that. I wished I can just roll the fender but theres a high chance of dimples so I decided to just cut and be done with it.
Im interested in doing the same thing.... how much can you trim/shave off before it splits ? I know your in CA but for those of us who are not would this type of trimming lead to rust ?
__________________

99' Baroque Red on Black
VanCityLS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-12, 11:01 PM   #64
Dranom
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VanCityLS4 View Post
Im interested in doing the same thing.... how much can you trim/shave off before it splits ? I know your in CA but for those of us who are not would this type of trimming lead to rust ?
I didnt cut it all the way. I left a little bit
im planning on putting some touch up paint to cover it up to prevent rust.
I was also thinking of using JBweld? lol

im still looking around what product to use
Dranom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-12, 11:08 PM   #65
dengman
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chambana, IL
Posts: 581
itzdarave
Default

when i rolled mine I taped off and sprayed under coating. Didnt think I needed to cut to fit.. I might cut my fronts and re roll.
__________________

1999 Lexus LS400 - L'Sportline Aero - L'Sportline exhaust - Megan Racing Coilovers - 200k+ Club
dengman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 12:00 AM   #66
Dranom
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dengman View Post
when i rolled mine I taped off and sprayed under coating. Didnt think I needed to cut to fit.. I might cut my fronts and re roll.
yeah i was thinking about the under coating stuff also.

The front also dimples but its less than the rears since its softer
I did my driverside and left my passenger side alone to see if it rubs.
I probably need to roll the passenger side now
Dranom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 06:09 AM   #67
JPratt
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 92
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dranom View Post
Thanks! Im running megan LP's
Ride is decent esp with the price i paid with lifetime warranty
I just need to drill the hole for the a arm!
Nice, I'm thinking about going with the LP's. I just want something that's not going to ride like skunk2 coilovers with kyb agx shocks. Hahaha, that's what I have on my 93 civic. And that ride is rough.
JPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 07:21 AM   #68
dengman
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chambana, IL
Posts: 581
itzdarave
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPratt View Post
Nice, I'm thinking about going with the LP's. I just want something that's not going to ride like skunk2 coilovers with kyb agx shocks. Hahaha, that's what I have on my 93 civic. And that ride is rough.
my stiff spring rates remind me of a civic on kyb agx and eibach prokit. LPs are soft for a nearly 4,000lbs car. which is great since it is a luxury vehicle. I need to ride in a car with LPs so I compare.
__________________

1999 Lexus LS400 - L'Sportline Aero - L'Sportline exhaust - Megan Racing Coilovers - 200k+ Club
dengman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 07:44 AM   #69
Dranom
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 583
Default

I was gonna go with BC but its a 4-6 week wait and price is around $950-$1100
Since im going air next year then the LPs will be fine
Dranom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 08:14 AM   #70
JPratt
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 92
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dranom View Post
I was gonna go with BC but its a 4-6 week wait and price is around $950-$1100
Since im going air next year then the LPs will be fine
yeah, The LP's seem like a good bang for the buck. Might not go as low as some other setups in the rear. But I'm not looking to lay frame anyway haha.
JPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 08:54 AM   #71
Dranom
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPratt View Post
yeah, The LP's seem like a good bang for the buck. Might not go as low as some other setups in the rear. But I'm not looking to lay frame anyway haha.
Mine is maxed in the rear. That's the bad part about the megans if you wanna roll static.
Loosening the preload will help going lower in the rear. The fronts has no problems
Dranom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 11:21 AM   #72
JPratt
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 92
Default

Yeah, I keep hearing people preloading the rears to get down lower in the rear.
JPratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 08:53 PM   #73
yotaman223
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
yotaman223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 31
Default

Yea makes sense, i did it on a truck that was getting body work so i didnt care ...anyway great job!
yotaman223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-12, 09:43 PM   #74
Dranom
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (7)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yotaman223 View Post
Yea makes sense, i did it on a truck that was getting body work so i didnt care ...anyway great job!
If the truck didnt have the holes then you won't have any dimples for sure
Dranom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-12, 05:35 AM   #75
yotaman223
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
yotaman223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 31
Default

I didnt have any problems with dimpling.I only had to roll mine because the bed metal was so thin. I'm guessing that on the LS. its thick enough that it wont be a problem. Before i rolled the fenders, you could grab the lip and shake the fenders...that'd be my concern when cutting the LS fenders.
yotaman223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-12, 05:35 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CA WALD Executive Line (LS400 98-00) Dranom LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 4 12-16-13 10:46 AM
CA 98-00 LS400 Fabulous Billet Grille Dranom LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 0 11-30-13 03:49 PM
CA Nagisa FUCA >>>Ucf20/21 (ls400) Dranom LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 2 08-30-13 10:46 PM
CA BF Goodrich COMP2 Tires 19" Dranom Wheels and Tires Classifieds 6 06-28-13 10:50 AM
CA 19" Outter lip 4" 40 holes Dranom Wheels and Tires Classifieds 2 03-01-13 02:15 PM


Tags
blue, build, change, color, corner, dranom, garage, ls400, marino, paint, pearl, san, speed, style sixty three, style63 ls400, tuning, ucf20, vip

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info