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Old 02-05-15, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default Picked up another blk/blk ucf20 last night

Well, i really wasn't in the market or looking to purchase another one of these, but i couldn't pass up the deal. I'm not sure what i'm going to do with it at this point. It's a '98 with 116,xxx on the clock. The interior is near perfect aside from the center vent bezel that needs to be replaced. The exterior needs to be cleaned and that's about it. Mechanically, it sounds as if it's the right control arm that needs to be replaced, because it makes a squeaking noise when turning at parking lot speeds. Any advice on where to get one would be appreciated! I'm going to change the oil, check the fluids, and put some tires up front this weekend. She should be good to go. If any of you know someone in the TN area looking for a good, solid car, i may have it up for sale, if i don't fall for it. Well, i tried to post pics from work, but it's not happening. Will post some later.

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Old 02-06-15, 07:03 AM   #2
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here is on pic that i could load, but you get the idea.
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Old 02-06-15, 04:41 PM   #3
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wow first one, then two. you will fall in love with this one. the face lift always gets people to keep them! congrats.
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Looks good! If there's a junk yard in town, I'd say look there.
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Looking great! Congrats! I also scored a black on black LS400 in December. I absolutely love this car, hopefully looking to get a 98+ in the future.
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Way to go Brandon! We just recently did the same. My friend just picked a 2000 because she loved the reliability and comfort of mine and my pop's.

1998 - 155K Bronze Mica w/ Tan
1999 - 222k Alpine Silver w/Grey
2000 - 135k Black w/ Black

These cars are absolutely incredible. Before you dish out the dough for the UCA, check out the sway-bar bushings all around as I too had this problem and it was fixed for less than $100 and a little free time.

Good Luck

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Nice find!
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Thanks guys! @MngrelMatt, good call on sway-bar bushings. I will definitely check into that!
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are the sway bar bushings and strut rod bushings the same? whenever there's enough heat there'll be like a faint creaking noise that's noticeable if you listen... is the strut mount also a possibility? in terms of handling and ride feel how would you know that a control arm is suspect?
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OP, do you mind if you ask how much you paid? MngrelMatt, how much did your friend pay? i'm looking to pick up a '99 with 134k in the next few days and just curious what your market prices look like. Thanks!
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