Well guys... I know this is an old thread but i'm not super active on forums anymore.
I have slowly been working on the LS but have been busy with the truck and house. Its time to get after it tho....
Here is what i have done.
Got rid of the stock stereo.
Stepped out of my old alpine bubble cause a friend suggested this. Put one in the truck too.
Crappy image but the picture quality of movies it pretty good.
Horrible pic but i added hid bixenon headlights and foglights. 35w in both 5000k in both...This pic looks horrible. Also added LED lights in the corners after this pic and plate light bulbs that match.
I also fixed the cracked tail.
Figured out my car has a cabin filter...and replaced it...i dont think the PO knew it had one either.
Now the car doesn't have that random smoke smell on hot days.
Also had the cats replaced. i had a bad one on the passenger side i found when we fixed the EGR tube a while back. I used OEM cats from a 2008 FJ cruiser they were slightly smaller and dont throw the cel. Also from what the muffler shop said work better. I had him remove the resonators too. The sound is great! its silent once warm and with little throttle you can hardly hear it. They seem to make noise on quick revs and under heavy load..Like cruising in say 3rd and it should downshift but you dont give it enough gas you get some tone. if the cars closed up you cant hear it tho!!! I love it. I could even stand a little louder and im picky as hell.
My buddy at the stereo shop hooked me up again. He had done this Viper in my truck a few months ago so i refinished his RS's for his jetta and he did the Python version so i didnt mix up remotes in the lexus. Remote start, keyless, trunk...Its been great.
I also have had a warped rear rotor from the day i picked this thing up. Its got much worse and i have been lazy and just didnt care for a while there. My chick had hijacked it for her daily and i had the FJ and my truck so it wasnt a biggie. Now I will be driving it for work some so i need it in good shape.....Plus it pisses me off cause its worse! I got Cross drilled and slotted rotors for all 4 and ceramic pads. (NO PIC YET)
So here is my plan. while its in the air i wanna inspect and replace any worn bushings. Im pretty sure the front bushings need replaced...I get a clunk when i go over big bumps kinda fast. The rear has kinda wondered the past few weeks on grooved asphalt worse then it ever has so i feel like it could use some rehab.
Here are my questions..
.Im planning on lowering the car this summer. Id like it camber correct or close Are there any arms, bushing kits i need to look at to make the rear adjustable that could be replaced rather then just bushings?
Where is the best place(price) for bushings. I don't wanna take away the luxury feel of the car. I know i will lose some of that with lower profile tires and coils but i want minimal loss. My buddy had D2 coils on his GS and it rode like stock...Is there nicer riding with out going air? I wanna be able to be kinda low but im hoping to offset the super low look with a bigger wheel (20) and a lip kit. I drive a lot so i need to have it kinda usable and not insanely low like i would love.
Im looking for the Version Select lip kit if anyone knows where i can find it new or used in good shape. If not maybe one similar. I like this one better then any of them i have found.
I plan on color matching the bottom when the cars shot this year.
I was hunting lastnight and like every idea i have with this car i found it done already. So im going to change it up a bit but color, lip kit and maybe tail lights i will do like this car. The wheels are super cheap too but im trying to do something like Work Euroline D2's or something with a dish and flat face OR 1" or so lip and a tight mesh...Like Super RS but im not spending $5400 on wheels for my daily...Plus no 20's so the car will be lower
I have been looking to change my tint. Its peeling and has a rip on the passenger glass. I want bronze tint but nobody has it. I want like 25% bronze. I dont know tint but im hunting..I know 3m guys that can tint but dont have bronze film like what i had on my max.
I have been looking for a grill and maybe a hood. Mines dented and id love a badgeless chrome grill or one like this but im not paying $600 for a grill
...sorry but my high hopes for the car and mod plans like i used to do have been trumped by.....this is painful.... my grown up telling me i need to put more money in to my work and a need for a dually and new trailer for the truck/buggy. I wanna bag a 2wd dually on 24.5 alcoas turned down as a tow rig. Also the GF wants counter tops and more tile in the house....Im still tryin to find a lot for the new house to go up....ok back to the car... Im looking for those parts and directions on that stuff.
Also anyone have a toyota # for badges that fit on the trunk and the grill for now? Tryin to decide if i wanna go chrome or gold again and my brakes will be color matched with the same stuff i will use outside.
Anyone try the EBAY seat cover replacements not the slip on covers but the kits you need to replace hog rings and stuff type kits? My driver seat has been cracking but no rips and the other day i notice a pin hole in the crack so i need to replace it.
Sorry its so long I havent been on much and ramble late at night.