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Old 05-04-14, 01:15 PM   #1
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May the 4th be with you. I'm back for the first time. I present to you, my new real first build; triple black VIP style Darth Vader inspired '96 original 5 speed SC300.


Got 'em breathing harder than Darth Vader. The King of Darkness is upon us...

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K&N Drop-In Air Filter 33-2054
Original 5 Speed W58
Toyota Supra LSD
JDM Innovation Universal Mufflers

Suspension:

Tein Type Flex with EDFC (14/8 kg) GST60-51SS3
Daizen Upgraded Sway Bar Set S1-2005
Daizen Polyurethane Steering Rack Bushing Kit S1-2030
Goodridge G-Stop Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Toyota Supra OEM Brake Calipers Front & Rear

Wheels/Tires:

Garson D.A.D Zuenglein DR302
19x10 +15 235/35/19
19x11.5 +10 275/30/19

Illest Dice Valve Stem Caps

Interior/Exterior:

OEM Black Onyx 202
Lamin-X Headlight, Fog Lights & High Beams Protective Film
DDM Tuning HID Kit Slim Ballast 35w 5000k
Vertex Clear Side Winker Lights
LED Bulb Electronic Flasher CF13GL-02
LED Bulbs All Around Exterior & Interior
Japanese Spec Signal/Park Lights
Rolled & Pulled Front & Rear Fenders
Rideskinz Fujin VIP Polyurethane Front Bumper Lip Splitter
Custom OEM 97+ Tail Lights
OEM 97+ Body Kit
OEM 97+ Fog Lamps
OEM 97+ Spoiler with Brake Light
SC430 Steering Wheel & Single Stage Airbag
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Old 05-04-14, 03:12 PM   #2
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Looks awesome man!

Does that mean you have two SC's now?
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Old 05-04-14, 03:18 PM   #3
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Old 05-04-14, 03:30 PM   #4
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Looks awesome man!

Does that mean you have two SC's now?
The other one, has always been my daily and still is. I just couldn't get far with it draining my funds all the time for repair or maintenance. It'll be up for sale soon as I find a good daily that's not a gas guzzler. This one is strictly project/Sunday car.
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Old 05-04-14, 03:47 PM   #5
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You have been so quiet, I knew you were up to something!

Well Played, beautiful ride!

(love that butt shot, how much camber you running?)
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Old 05-04-14, 05:17 PM   #6
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You have been so quiet, I knew you were up to something!

Well Played, beautiful ride!

(love that butt shot, how much camber you running?)


Not yet sure on alignment. I seriously just got those wheels to fit the other day. Positive camber is currently maxed out. First thing I made sure was not to run too much negative camber. Not sure if you can visualize how much fender pull I did, but it's pulled an inch out compared to untouched fenders in the rear.
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Old 05-04-14, 06:13 PM   #7
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SEXY AF!!! love it
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S2K antenna?
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Old 05-04-14, 08:26 PM   #9
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S2K antenna?
No idea. But it's getting shaved when I do paint. Air suspension next then I do body kit and paint.
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Old 05-04-14, 11:46 PM   #10
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Oh wow, that's nice! I remember seeing you getting another SC in the pics at pump thread, but had no idea you were doing this to it. Respect. I love those taillights btw. What are your plans for the body kit, because this looks awesome the way it sits?
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Old 05-05-14, 12:01 AM   #11
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Oh wow, that's nice! I remember seeing you getting another SC in the pics at pump thread, but had no idea you were doing this to it. Respect. I love those taillights btw. What are your plans for the body kit, because this looks awesome the way it sits?
I've always liked the Auto Couture/Shine body kit. I'm debating on keeping it as is, but it's still stock looking. I wanna keep the original design of the SC, but want it to stand out. Auto Couture is the only one that does that, with a little bit of mod to the kit itself, it'll be custom and one off for me. Already have the body kit, just saving up for air suspension and paint 'cause I don't want to mess it up.

I'm doing tint in the next few days, but keeping the fishbowl look and going transparent ceramic tint just to protect the leather interior from the heat of the sun. I'm looking for the right exhaust as of the moment too; wanting the 5Zigen Fireball Mega, but for the right price if used, not sure yet, I'm open for suggestions.
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Old 05-05-14, 04:30 AM   #12
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really nice setup other than the rear shot with the that excessive neg camber
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really nice setup other than the rear shot with the that excessive neg camber
THIS IS NOT A RANT.

Not trying to argue or disagree with your opinion, to each his own, I totally respect your opinion. I just wanna get this one point across since this is my thread. I know that "excessive negative camber" is highly frowned upon in the car world, especially here in the US. And I agree, there are some car enthusiasts that do it overly exaggerated, and not even me is into that when it comes to my own cars. As I've mentioned in one post, my positive camber is already maxed out, and you can only do too much with these cars' alignment once you modify the height. But that's not even what I'm trying to say.

As I've also mentioned in the OP, this is a VIP style thread/build. With that said, VIP is a STYLE, or an auto fashion in that sense. Like lowriders - which is another form of auto fashion or style. It's been around since the 60's so it's definitely not a fad, and it doesn't make sense either that they can jump and do all sorts of tricks, and so much detail on paint, body work, etc. to the point of it looking too tacky already sometimes, but it still looks so cool and everybody will appreciate the effort put into them and not to mention that most lowrider builds are actually more expensive than what most of us even do here. To be honest that's what I'm really in to, but for me VIP is like the Asian version of lowriding old school Chevy's.

Not to make this a long reply that may start to look like a rant, which it isn't. But if somebody made a build thread about boost or drifting, and I come up to it and comment or post; "that turbo you got on it is too big" or "you're making too much horsepower", it wouldn't make sense doesn't it? My point is, if you're thinking to yourself "I would never understand running too much negative camber", on a VIP styled or stance car, maybe you oughtta understand first the concept of the style the owner is trying to go with ehh? I am not even gonna try and start to explain the concept of the style, since there's plenty of info in the internet just floating around that you can read about. This kind of comments remind me of this to be honest;

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Old 05-05-14, 04:49 PM   #14
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very very nice! Just a quick question:
How much lower is the front lip compared to the side skirt? Are they almost even?
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Old 05-05-14, 05:11 PM   #15
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very very nice! Just a quick question:
How much lower is the front lip compared to the side skirt? Are they almost even?
It's even. Because the bottom part of the lip sits flush on the bottom part of the bumper. It's actually mounted from the bottom with screws and just double taped then sealed with silicone sealant at the top to keep it from flapping around when driving. It just looks lower than the side skirts cause instead of the front bumper flowing back inwards at the bottom, the lip flares outward.
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