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SC4Paulo 11-09-13 11:01 AM

my 98 GS400 in vegas
 
Update: 4/20/15 Rewired 02 sensor ( no more CEL/ better gas mileage), New NGK Iridiums :D, and resealed oil pan gasket again. 4th time i think.... maybe more, and brand new front tires :D New used JDM Aristo yellow fogs ordered to replace my broken one in the front -__-'. Steering rack bushings and toe arms real real soon, so no more stupid tire wear and vibrations. I may be young, low, and do stupid things but slowly but surely my cars becoming more and more reliable. It may LOOK like a beat up car thats not being taken care of but my service records indicate otherwise. Driven from california to vegas and back 4 times already and no problems at all.
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Update: 3/26/15 I did my coolant flush, new thermostat, new radiator fan switch, and spray painted my black fender :D
I know the car doesn't seem to change all that much, but i really would appreciate anything you guys would like to add, constructive criticism.
Updates 2/21/15 : So i stopped buying mods, and decided to save up and just save my money until i have a good savings account and just fix and work on maintenance as finance permits. I have only been getting 300 paychecks this passed winter so i was dead broke, but i managed to get a lot knocked out on this car! my list is getting smaller and smaller by the month, As low as this car is, its very very reliable. 237K on the odometer and the cars taking everything i give to it including a lot of my sheer stupidity. Again maintenance is very very close to getting caught up, and I'm happy with it.
> Replaced Brakes: Wagner Thermoquiet Front and OE Equivalent ceramics in the rear, regreased slide pins in the process as well (obviously)
> Rear Rotors brand new, front rotors resurfaced and straight as can be
> Replaced rear brake caliper
> Brand new Radiator
> Replaced Knock Sensors Bank 1 and Bank 2
> Replaced Connectors for Knock Sensors Bank 1 and Bank 2
> Replaced 02 Sensor
> Replaced Radio (Factory Unit)
> Fixed Brake Hardlines underneath chassis
> Replaced battery (optima Red top)
> Cut upper control arm holes
> Replaced Inner tie rods (Moog)
> Replaced lower ball joints (Moog)
> Transmission Fluid Flush
> Replaced oil pan
> Resealed oil pan gasket 4 times
> Replaced the Vacuum line going to the VSV Switch in the front of the motor.
> Replaced Thermostat and Gasket 3/20/15
> Coolant Flush 3/20/15
> Replaced radiator fan switch 3/20/15
>Fixed 02 Sensor 4/20/15
>Replaced Spark plugs NGK Iridium 4/20/15
>
> To be continued
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whats up guys my names Paulo, im 19 years old, I just picked up a 98 GS400 Monday aftter my SC got into a wreck, :( anyways this will be my build thread now to keep track of mods etc.

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Untitled by PJurisprudencia, on Flickr
here it is 98 GS400 with 211k on the odo, for the price i paid it was worth it, car runs great still, im happy with it. Picking up ball joints on tuesday, and new coils sometime this coming week.

SC4Paulo 11-09-13 11:02 AM

Here's how shes sitting now, this was taken this morning at the VIN check station at the DMV when i was registering the car,
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Untitled by PJurisprudencia, on Flickr

its been a fun 6 days. it's on megan streets, and sagged like a ****, Im debating on function forms or Stance's right now, I want to have the option to lay frame and tuck 18's without bouncing all over the dang road. -____- ill be picking up wheels hopefully within the next couple weeks depending whether i have to pay for the next semester already or not.... :/

and sema week just ended so now i can rest and not drive so much and heres a picture taken by Jo of jobdesign, hes a really cool dude even though we had no idea what we were saying to each other, haha.
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Untitled by PJurisprudencia, on Flickr

Plans:
Body work sorted out for now,
respray in the future,
new coils asap
pick up wheels......undecided
Jobdesign kit, FAR FUTURE
and UAS bagover in the far future too.

and one of my old cars
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8739179463_212007b444_o copy by PJurisprudencia, on Flickr

Advil4u 11-09-13 11:40 AM

Looks good bro hope you had fun at sema im leaving in about 1hr

SC4Paulo 11-09-13 01:18 PM

yeah saw the whip there, looked sick! Sema man, best year I ever went to, my legs are killing me now though! im stuck at work right now, lol, safe trip back to socal man!

Sevenevez 11-10-13 07:33 AM

i love SEMA. every man should love SEMA. lucky for you , you live out there. your GS looks slammed. nice job.

tmf2004 11-10-13 12:54 PM

nice job design GS. where are the pics?

SC4Paulo 11-10-13 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmf2004 (Post 8230035)
nice job design GS. where are the pics?

Ill share some pics after i finish editing my sema coverage for southrnfresh, stuck at work atm.

SC4Paulo 11-21-13 08:19 PM

well insurance check came in,
picked up my stances, going to install these and cut my upper control arm holes soon, wanted to pick up my wheels but my parents got mad at me and told me to save my money for whatever emergencies so its whatever, I wanted to pick up some Work VS-SS with 5.5" lip out back and 4.5 up front. :/ Im also debating on an admiration kit out here in town, but again my parents are but hurt about me spending money lol... this is honestly what i work for, my car.\
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Advil4u 11-21-13 09:11 PM

What was your car slammed on b4?

SC4Paulo 11-22-13 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Advil4u (Post 8249234)
What was your car slammed on b4?

Megan LP's, if they arent set to full stiff or up there, the ride was super bouncy, it still kind of is, (sagged the spring)

LuxuryGS3 11-22-13 04:14 PM

At that mileage replace a bit more than just the LBJ's my dude. Do the sway bushings, steering rack bushings and get you some adjustable links for the rear especially for the toe as our OEM ones are weak. Looking good though man keep it up :)

SC4Paulo 11-22-13 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuxuryGS3 (Post 8250308)
At that mileage replace a bit more than just the LBJ's my dude. Do the sway bushings, steering rack bushings and get you some adjustable links for the rear especially for the toe as our OEM ones are weak. Looking good though man keep it up :)

yessir, first things first though balljoints were needed, I was looking into doing my caster bushings and was just about the price out how much the steering rack and sway bar bushings run for. I installed daizens on my SC400 before, I liked those, wasnt too hard to do, I should have checked my sway bar bushings yesterday though -__-' I need an alignment, so thatll be getting done when i get the stance's on and bushings replaced. car pulls to the right and steering wheel doesnt center out.
:D
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LuxuryGS3 11-22-13 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SC4Paulo (Post 8250343)
yessir, first things first though balljoints were needed, I was looking into doing my caster bushings and was just about the price out how much the steering rack and sway bar bushings run for. I installed daizens on my SC400 before, I liked those, wasnt too hard to do, I should have checked my sway bar bushings yesterday though -__-' I need an alignment, so thatll be getting done when i get the stance's on and bushings replaced. car pulls to the right and steering wheel doesnt center out.
:D
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Yeah worn steering rack bushings will cause your wheel to not sit straight even if the alignment is right. I'd check out rockauto.com for your replacement parts man, been buying there for years with no problems, awesome pricing and quality parts. I just ordered Moog LBJ's, Outer Tie Rods and Raybestos Professional Grade F/R Sway Bar bushings for my GF's GS for $149 shipped to my door.

SC4Paulo 11-22-13 06:24 PM

Would you guys go with raybestos or moog for inner tie rods as well? same with sway bar bushings?

149 shipped is cheap!

NorthStyle 11-22-13 06:30 PM

I order Moog parts when available just for they're quality, although I don't doubt Raybestos is a good brand as well.


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