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Old 05-05-11, 02:41 AM   #1
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Whats up CL, i bought a 92' LS400 like a month ago, and i was wondering why the hell the botem part of my car is black unlike the other year LS400's, it makes my car look 3tone instead of 2...

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See the bottem part? How it is color matched? Do you guys think its worth painting or itll look pretty clean slammed and something different.. Cause i wanna decide if i want to paint that bottom part (if possible) before i install my coilovers.
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Old 05-05-11, 03:20 AM   #2
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or can i find those color matched parts at junkyards?
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Old 05-05-11, 05:36 AM   #3
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I guess I dont see your problem, looks normal to me:
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I know the bottom skirt on each side of them is black. Guess Lexus went and later made them same color as lower section. Guess you could also paint them to match.
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Usually I dont like a car being lowered (unless for performance) but, WOW you need to drop that. Looks like you have a foot of clearence in the fenderwells. It's possible the last owner changed those pieces from a black car and never painted them. But yeah, you gotta paint them or something, it just doesn't fit. Other then that it looks decent.
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'89-92 i believe has black sideskirts.
'93-94 and then later models have color matched sideskirts.
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Usually I dont like a car being lowered (unless for performance) but, WOW you need to drop that. Looks like you have a foot of clearence in the fenderwells. It's possible the last owner changed those pieces from a black car and never painted them. But yeah, you gotta paint them or something, it just doesn't fit. Other then that it looks decent.
The car appears to have a suspension issue -- air suspension stuck on high? My 90 LS was on its stock suspension when I sold it in 2003 and was substantially lower: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/memb...-side-view.jpg

Like Pure said, all 90-92 LS400's had black rocker panels. A nice aspect of them was that road tar on them didn't show.
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The car appears to have a suspension issue -- air suspension stuck on high? My 90 LS was on its stock suspension when I sold it in 2003 and was substantially lower: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/memb...-side-view.jpg

Like Pure said, all 90-92 LS400's had black rocker panels. A nice aspect of them was that road tar on them didn't show.
Yeah when I put my stock air on "high" it doesn't seem to go up as much as that car. (ground clearance) I guess I was just shocked b/c of the huge gap in the wheelwells but that's probably b/c of the 15" tires. I bought mine with air b/c I worked construction and some of the roads and driveways were like 4 wheeling through the woods with all the ruts and rocks.
I've never noticed the non color matching rockers but, ya learn somethin' new every day. Thanks
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'89-92 i believe has black sideskirts.
'93-94 and then later models have color matched sideskirts.
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Do you think i can fit 93-94 side skirts onto my 92 LS?
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go search for it, it's been done i believe.
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I can attest to the bottom being black. My 91 is like that... If you decide to paint the rocker panels the same color as the lower cladding, I believe the color code for your cladding is: Toyota code #: UA30...
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damn, i guess i should check my local junkyards.. anyone even know how the heck to remove these sideskirts lol i searched and found nothing.. im not even sure if i should paint it
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damn, i guess i should check my local junkyards.. anyone even know how the heck to remove these sideskirts lol i searched and found nothing.. im not even sure if i should paint it
I can't tell by your pic but if the sideskirt has the moulding (Idk if 92 does) then to take it off there's 3 clips on the bottom, (Idk exact possition) 3 screws on top, (visable) and, I think, 3 more clips on top. The back moulding piece has the same 3 clips on bottom but only 1 screw.
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UCA29 for 93 LS4 with Diamond white pearl on top according to paintscratch. Did they change from 92 to 93?
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thanks guys, ill take detailed pics tomorrow or soon!
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