Hey everyone I've been lurking here and gathering information for years on the 2jz-gte platform. I have built a few cars before but his is my first build thread so bear with me. My brother has an sc300 with a 1jz-gte single turbo and has been trying to get me to get a sc for years I have always looked at the sc's and even bought a shell to get a project started but never could get the project going and ended up selling the shell. I've always loved the gs and I recently wrecked my Acura tsx due to an idiot in a speeding across the parking lot not looking where he was going.
The aftermath of the accident:
Since i needed a car and wanted something I could mod but also something reliable that could fit family in the 2G gs300 was my first choice. I looked for about 2-3 weeks until I found something in my price range and ended up will a 2003 Black on tan gs for a steal!
Here is a picture of the first day I got her:
wrapped the fogs and got a wash and wax:
First things first maintenance. I changed the plugs, valve cover gaskets, coil boots, and replaced all the fluids. I also inspected suspension and as usual with 2g gs it had a slew of suspension issues. The first couple of things i noticed was that the #2 caster arm bushings were completely shot as well as the lower ball joints and the struts. So I order a Dazien Front end bushing kit, Sway bar kit, and Steering rack bushing kit.
Bushing kits and ball joints:
New bushings being installed;
When I saw the Dazien caster arm I was not happy with the design. For those of you that don't know the cater arm moves at an odd angle and solid bushing are not ideal because they give little to no movement and over time with break the solid bushing. So i ended up ordering the poly bushings from FIGS. As far as struts im more than likely going to go with some Megan EZ coilovers in a few weeks... Feel free to leave comments or suggestions! Stay tuned!