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Old 07-04-13, 04:38 AM   #16
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im parting out my car. lmk if you want anything.
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Old 07-04-13, 05:37 AM   #17
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Thanks! You should buy them! I thought they would be too small at first but I like them.
You're welcome!

Scaras look great at any size. If you're interested in a trade I posted in your sale thread.
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Old 08-06-13, 03:23 PM   #18
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Small update. Since I got my coilovers my front upper control arms keep banging the top so I cut some holes.

I used a 2 1/2 inch hole saw. A carbide one is more expensive but it will cut much smoother and last longer.

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Look to see where it's banging and drill a pilot hole to the top.

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Then use that hole you made to guide the holesaw down.

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Use some sandpaper and smooth out the edges. I made a slight mistake so I had to touch up a few spots.

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I covered the top with some tape and sprayed it with some paint so it won't rust. Then I used touchup paint for the top. I'm looking for a rubber gasket that fits the hole to keep the dust out. It's nice because the LS has engine covers to hide the holes. I have no more UCA banging problems.

I should have more updates coming soon.
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Old 08-06-13, 05:14 PM   #19
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good work car is looking good
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What else do you have up your sleeve?
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Old 08-07-13, 12:11 PM   #21
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Is the car at the same ride height in the pics or is it lower now?
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Old 08-08-13, 12:35 AM   #22
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nice stuff crispy. will be getting a ls430 soon too. see you around oc.
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Old 08-19-13, 10:20 PM   #23
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Is the car at the same ride height in the pics or is it lower now?
It's a bit lower now but I'll have to play around with it soon.

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nice stuff crispy. will be getting a ls430 soon too. see you around oc.
Cool! Wish we could do an LS meet in OC.
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Old 08-19-13, 10:28 PM   #24
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Update! Sold my Junction Produce Scaras to Mattbeezy. I decided I wanted to try out some 20's.

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Picked up some suspension pieces.

Nagisa Auto camber multi adapter. Lowers the car 30mm, adds 2.5 degrees of negative camber, moves the caster forward 10mm, and gives me more suspension travel in the front. These things are amazing! They correct so many problems with the front suspension.

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Megan camber arms, traction arms, and toe arms. Toe arms not pictured. Looks like they updated the paint job on these things. They are sparkly blue now! In order to match the front camber, I needed to add in the camber arms, but that pushes the wheels too far forward. That's where the traction arms come in to center the wheel inside the wheel wells. But that throws off the toe drastically so I got the toe arms just for ease of alignment.

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YouZealand SS kit pro. Lowers the car 30mm all around and fixes the roll center. The car tracks much better with the corrected suspension geometry. Since I have the Nagisa block up front, I'm only using the rear for this setup.

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And a teaser for the upcoming new wheels.

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wow looks good, can't wait to see the new wheels.
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I can't wait to see which SSR's you got.
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hey chris where did you get the youzeland ss kit? great stuff by the way!!
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Megan camber arms, traction arms, and toe arms. Toe arms not pictured. Looks like they updated the paint job on these things. They are sparkly blue now! In order to match the front camber, I needed to add in the camber arms, but that pushes the wheels too far forward. That's where the traction arms come in to center the wheel inside the wheel wells. But that throws off the toe drastically so I got the toe arms just for ease of alignment.

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Have you seen there pink set up now!?! lol
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Old 08-20-13, 02:53 PM   #30
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hey chris where did you get the youzeland ss kit? great stuff by the way!!
Thanks! Got it from a friend in Japan.

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Haha yeah I'm glad they didn't send me those ones.
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