Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - Second Generation > Build Threads
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

NoPulp's build thread

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-20-14, 08:49 PM   #1
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default NoPulp's build thread

Hello everyone! My name is Diego, most commonly known as Gogo. I couldn't get Gogo as my username so thought I would use NoPulp, as it's the name I've chosen my recently purchased Lexus GS30. I recently picked her up(6 days ago), 1 previous owner, low miles. The previous owner had her painted Sunset Pearl. Car is in very good shape in and out, for the exception of a few customizations I can't/couldn't stand.

I have decided to create a build thread to keep track of all the changes or modifications I do. Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, the process will be a bit slow and moderate.

Here ya go!
The day I got her(last Tuesday).



I put the wheels up for sale, and to my surprise they sold the next day, so that left me with some play money. Most of the money went to my NoPulp Coilovers foundation, so yeah my baby should be hugging the world here pretty soon.

With the temporary wheels.

This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 08:53 PM   #2
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default

During Easter Sunday I got a few minutes and decided to address the atrocity of a grille the car came with. The previous owner had put on a Billet Grille, so decided to Plastidip it black for the time being. I should be getting an OEM replacement for it tomorrow.

Before:


After:

Last edited by NoPulp; 04-20-14 at 08:59 PM..
NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 08:55 PM   #3
SoCal Cyco
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (17)
 
SoCal Cyco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,350
Default

good call with the wheel change and the plasi dipped grill looks much better as well...welcome to the club!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coco-bun View Post
speedaddic, we really need to start a fisher-price my first vip kit
SoCal Cyco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 08:57 PM   #4
1sWt2GS
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (5)
 
1sWt2GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: soCAL
Posts: 6,253
Default

Looks like your fixing a project gone wrong and working towards the right path
__________________
2002 Millennium Silver Metallic Sport Design

All Stock

If you got a speeding ticket... You're not low enough.

// \\ All SHOW no GO
1sWt2GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 08:58 PM   #5
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default

I will keep this thread as active as the mods take place. For now, the next mods are coil-overs and OEM grille(might do the blackout with the chrome "L", like the one on the pic below).



Suggestions or constructive criticism are welcome
NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 09:02 PM   #6
SoCal Cyco
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (17)
 
SoCal Cyco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,350
Default

maybe plasti dip the wheels to match the new grill?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coco-bun View Post
speedaddic, we really need to start a fisher-price my first vip kit
SoCal Cyco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-14, 09:03 PM   #7
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCal Cyco View Post
good call with the wheel change and the plasi dipped grill looks much better as well...welcome to the club!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1sWt2GS View Post
Looks like your fixing a project gone wrong and working towards the right path
Thanks guys. I've always wanted a Lexus GS300. The purpose of the build is to have a very clean daily driver so my plans for it are subtle. Drop, Wheels, Lip Kit, Roof Spoiler(maybe), Trunk Spoiler(maybe). But then again I've said that before with my Nissan Maxima, now it's boosted and piggybank status. Lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCal Cyco View Post
maybe plasti dip the wheels to match the new grill?
Not a bad idea, given the wheels will probably take me a few months to get.
NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 08:59 AM   #8
cdplayr
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Guam
Posts: 69
Caraudioimage Guam Caraudioimage Guam
Default

Nice build.. It took me 5 years to build mine..
cdplayr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 09:49 AM   #9
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdplayr View Post
Nice build.. It took me 5 years to build mine..
Thanks. It's gonna be a slow process, but I'm enjoying it so far.

On a different note, my most recent purchase. Now waiting on the emblem to come in.

NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 12:31 PM   #10
cmara2k9
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 329
Default

Nice Whip.....I would plasti-dip the grill black and leave the emblem chrome, thats what I did but anyways that orange color is dope.....alittle too LOUD for me but it looks good!!!
cmara2k9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 03:08 PM   #11
jcum9472
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: IL
Posts: 26
Default

Welcome to the club. I was in the same boat you were when I started. I had the GS I wanted...but I had to make changes to it ASAP. My GS came from the previous owner with some UGLY and heavy 20" wheels and cheap chrome trim on all of the lights and door pillars. But now I have my GS back on the right track. Good luck with your build. I cant wait to see what you do with it!
jcum9472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 04:40 PM   #12
tmf2004
10 years on Clublexus
Trader Score: (12)
 
tmf2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: FL (PSL)
Posts: 20,393
anthonymichael34
Default

much better with the plasti dipped grill and wheels...
__________________

2011 Vossen Clublexus Contest Winner

1999 GS400
2012 Kia Optima SWP TURBO

Past: 88 Samurai--87 mustang LX GT conv--95 Mustang GT auto--97 Lexus Es300
Quote:
Originally Posted by VtotheJ View Post
Drone is overrated......let the V8 breathe!
tmf2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-14, 10:00 PM   #13
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmara2k9 View Post
Nice Whip.....I would plasti-dip the grill black and leave the emblem chrome, thats what I did but anyways that orange color is dope.....alittle too LOUD for me but it looks good!!!
Thanks. Thought of doing just that. Plasti-dipping the grill back and leaving the Lexus Emblem chrome. We shall see.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcum9472 View Post
Welcome to the club. I was in the same boat you were when I started. I had the GS I wanted...but I had to make changes to it ASAP. My GS came from the previous owner with some UGLY and heavy 20" wheels and cheap chrome trim on all of the lights and door pillars. But now I have my GS back on the right track. Good luck with your build. I cant wait to see what you do with it!
Thanks, man. Sounds like you know my struggle. Stay tuned there's a few mods on its way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tmf2004 View Post
much better with the plasti dipped grill and wheels...
Thanks.
NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-14, 11:31 PM   #14
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default

So I was washing the car the other day and I noticed one of the wheels had a crack on two of the spokes. Just great. So ai had to use some of the savings to get new ones. Or new to me i should say. They are XXR 526 in 20x9 +20 all around. Not exactly what I wanted as far as wheels for this car, but it'll do for now. I must say I like the way they look.



I think they will look great once dropped. Might run some spacers in the rear.


Spent all evening doing some well needed maintenance. Did the front rotors, pads and replaced two wheel studs; one was stripped, the other one broken.

Look at what the UPS man delivered today. Busy day ahead tomorrow.
NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-14, 11:45 PM   #15
NoPulp
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
NoPulp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 44
Default

Got the OEM grille. I might leave as is as it matches the wheels. ..


And what most of my day went to.
NoPulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-14, 11:45 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TX FS:2004 LS430, Airlift, Accuair, Futura Design, etc BGG Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 3 11-15-14 07:03 PM
DIY Door LED Guide AL13NV8D3R GS - Fourth Generation 10 11-11-14 03:24 PM
Lowlife's Build Lowlife24 Build Threads 6 08-23-14 04:42 PM
CA FS: 2(two) SGM ISF Front bumper's demik 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 13 02-24-14 12:18 PM
New Shoes Fitted//Work Gnosis HS203 BGG GS - Third Generation 13 12-09-13 01:46 PM


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 11:27 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


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


Get all contact info