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Old 11-17-11, 11:55 PM   #1561
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Tested on the new snow tires I just got. 3 weeks into owning this car now, first RWD car I've owned, and first snow fall here in BC (at least where I live) Epic Fun.
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Just took these 10 minutes ago. Sorry about the cell phone quality.
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Old 11-18-11, 03:58 AM   #1562
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Yesterday I catalogued all "improvement" expenditures on my SC since buying it for my insurance company. I didn't include regular wear items like brakes, clutch, fluid changes or maintenance like a timing belt or water pump but I did include cosmetic replacement parts in addition to upgrades. The figure I came up with was staggering.

Yeah, next time perhaps I will just finance a small amount on top of cash for a car that is already pretty close to what I want without any modification needed. Don't get me wrong, I love the car but boy was that an eye opener.
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Old 11-18-11, 09:02 AM   #1563
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Tested on the new snow tires I just got. 3 weeks into owning this car now, first RWD car I've owned, and first snow fall here in BC (at least where I live) Epic Fun.
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Just took these 10 minutes ago. Sorry about the cell phone quality.
Ahhh how much I love/hate the snow. Fun when you aint got nothing to do and theres a open lot. Horrible when you got places to be. What snow tires did you get?
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Old 11-18-11, 09:24 AM   #1564
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tuobeb: i don't have any front view pics of the car at the moment but i will try and take some later on today
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Old 11-18-11, 10:02 AM   #1565
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Ahhh how much I love/hate the snow. Fun when you aint got nothing to do and theres a open lot. Horrible when you got places to be. What snow tires did you get?
Yup haha. I got some nexens, they have pictures of snow flakes and skiiers on the side walls, so they must be good, right?

But they actually held up well. I went up some hills that were completely covered with fresh snow and laughed at the trucks going up nearly sideways from spinning out so much.
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Old 11-18-11, 12:35 PM   #1566
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so my disappointing day went something like this, after breaking the door handle rod and trying to weld it back together(didnt work , too hott) so i went to a junk yard today that had 2 sc's...first one i spot i removed the door actuator...went to the second cause i noticed it had the 400 lip but it was damaged so i went ahead and grabbed to interior parts(driver side door trim with NO cracks in it and the rear window trim)...well i leave (45min drive) get home..pull the old actuator and get the "new" one ready...realizing the rod looks brittle on it as well sadly...but hopeful that it might still work and just looked weak......start installing get it almost situated....snap...rod broke... super disappointed and going back tomorrow to get the other one
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Old 11-18-11, 02:16 PM   #1567
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here is the pics
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Old 11-18-11, 02:43 PM   #1568
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^It seems like its always the driver's side that always gets water in it. My car and other friends with SC's have the same problem after some rain driving.
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Old 11-18-11, 03:26 PM   #1569
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i hate it forte **** pisses me off every time i see it one day i will open up the housing and paint it black or deline the headlights
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Old 11-18-11, 06:42 PM   #1570
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That looks really good boostin. I did my cornering lights today, but ran out of time to get any decent pics. I think I'll be doing the high beams on monday since I'm off.


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Old 11-19-11, 07:04 AM   #1571
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today i wired up a Honda Civic 4 wire o2 sensor to my custom downpipe. since the 2 bolt flanged 3 wire o2 sensor wouldn't work anymore on my 1jz. i needed something longer.

wasn't too hard to figure out how to hook it up. but now my car doesn't idle pig rich anymore.
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Old 11-19-11, 11:07 AM   #1572
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Bought a fully built R154, aluminum 1 piece driveshaft, and precision 6766 bw/bb
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Old 11-19-11, 12:14 PM   #1573
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finally got a good working door actuator installed...so thankfully my door opens from the outside again ..WOOT!! what a pita it was overall but since i had to remove it a total of 4 times and install half way 3 before the final install, it went pretty smoothly and works great
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Old 11-19-11, 12:57 PM   #1574
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This morning I just bought detail products so I can wax & claybar the car, and 3M Headlight Restore Kit, as well as Krylon Yellow Stained Glass paint, so I can paint the turn indicators ('93 SC300) yellow. Then on Monday I'm doing some maintenece
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Old 11-20-11, 01:29 PM   #1575
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Picked up lower door extensions from Craigslist.
Also got a SC400 3.9 diff for 60 bucks.

I'm also going to tap the temp sensor hole larger in my 1jz water neck and use the 2jzge water sensor. The waste of time 330ohm resistor fix is total Gahbidge.
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