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Old 07-07-14, 09:51 PM   #301
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Looks good. On my calipers when I was done with paint and applied the sticker, I then applied a bunch of thin coats of clear so the stickers have something over them protecting them as well. It did create a small amount of orange peal adding the clear, but I think it'll help longevity. Anyhow just a thought for ya to consider, looks great though.
Thanks....I need to go get brake pads tomorrow since I got sent the wrong ones and I am not about to wait another week to receive them...

I will probably hit the calipers with a light coat of clear to keep the decal on better like you mentioned..
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Went out and purchased pads and come to find out that the rotors I received were not correct either.....The whole package they sent me...rotors and pads are for a 93 LS400......

Here are some pics for reference that pre 95 rotors will not work....





You can see that the rotors are not big enough by looking at the pads....and how the caliper isnt close enough to rotor hub

Now I have to send this order back and they are sending me out the correct one this time.....sucks to wait another week to receive it..
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Old 07-11-14, 11:19 AM   #303
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Well I got the rotor issue squared away with R1 concepts.....The correct 95 LS400 rotors should be here on monday....I opted to go with slotted rotors as I really didnt care for the look of drilled...

Also was able to find a Griffin emblem...clear coat is a little rough but I should be able to refinish it back to looking like new..

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Starting to put everything back together...


Brand new 145 AMP alternator....BTW...The plug on water pump is temporary for now....


build coming along nicely , can i get more info on the ls400 alternator .. is it pnp if not what mods need to be done
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Old 07-12-14, 06:34 PM   #305
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build coming along nicely , can i get more info on the ls400 alternator .. is it pnp if not what mods need to be done
Alternator is plug and play.....As long as you have the round style plug for it....
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thanks for the info but everywhere i read the ls400 alternator is 100 amps
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thanks for the info but everywhere i read the ls400 alternator is 100 amps
Its not an OEM alternator.....aftermarket with 145 amps
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Old 07-12-14, 09:56 PM   #308
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nicely done on the alternator. I know I just put a new duralast just so I can get rolling but would have loved to put an Ls400 one in. How much was your Ls400 alterntor with the plug you needed that was EXTRA??

Btw, I picked up a 95 Sc3 a few weeks ago and am totally envious and jealous of your expertise. Can't wait to see your finished product, it will be a mona lisa meets unicorn, I'm sure. here, here man, how about a toast from fresh version of that beer bottle you included in your first few pics.
Thanks lot of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into the build so far....more things to come in the future...Im always looking to add something else to the car...little by little
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Brake calipers look good bro! Really diggin the new wheels too!

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Brake calipers look good bro! Really diggin the new wheels too!

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Thanks.....The wheels are my buddies that I was test fitting....I plan on getting the XXR 521 in same specs but flat black and the rivets will be painted the same gold as calipers....
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Awesome build thread man!
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Awesome build thread man!
Thanks.


Finally received the brake rotors and was able to put the car back together after 2 weeks......













Overall pedal feel is much smoother and requires less pressure to engage......Under hard braking the ABS kicks in but I do believe it helps to stop the from high speed with much more ease now
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mmm lookin sexy, ordered my new SS lines and will be painting my calipers then too. painted calipers look awesome
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mmm lookin sexy, ordered my new SS lines and will be painting my calipers then too. painted calipers look awesome
Thanks....Still need to do rear brakes.....but I am desperate need of a drop and exhaust....hope to get both before she is tucked away for winter
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Paint the hub of those rotors. They all claim rust resistant, then they turn copper in two weeks. Take them off, mask the face, and paint those hubs.

DON'T TRUST ANYONE
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