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Old 04-18-11, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I recently picked up a 95 lexus Sc400 and I can't wait to start modding her but i need some advice from the experts. I picked up a set of the OEM bmw 19 in rims and tires. Here's a pic of the rims next to my car for reference:

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Would I need to run wheel spacers and if so what size? What about the lug nuts/ studs? Looks like I might have to roll the fenders as well since the rims are different off-sets. Here's a pic of the same rims but these on a GS lexus:
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I also want to change out the horrid pillow style steering wheel. I was looking in to the 3 spoke IS300 steering wheel but can't seem to find any for sale. Are there other lexus/ toyota wheels that will work on my car? Last but not least i'm need some advice on suspension, i.e coilovers. I browsed thru the coilover thread in here but really couldn't decided on which brand name coilover I should go with. Thanks in advance
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Old 04-18-11, 01:59 PM   #2
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Nice pick up, yea ur going to need to run adapters because the bolt pattern is different. Iirc u have to run a 25mm adapter

The 2nd gen gs and the 1st gen rx steering wheel will also fit, ill need a single stage air bag for it

As for coilovers, im on megans and I had them on my Ls400 also and they're great, bc coilovers are also good and said to be a step up from megans
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Old 04-18-11, 02:06 PM   #3
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welcome to CL.. and yup, different bolt pattern
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Old 04-18-11, 02:06 PM   #4
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Totally agree. Run some spacers and adaptors. I have both type of vehicles and they are completely different. Nice pickup..

Whats the mileage, and interior look like?

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Thanks for all the quick replies guys! I bought the car from my dad (original owner) mileage is 118k, Just had the timing belt, water pump and seals replaced. The interior is in pretty good condition expect the driver seat has some wear on the side bolsters (over the years of my dad sliding his *** in and out of the car haha) I'll snap a few pics of the rest of the car, interior, engine bay etc tonight. Another thing I did notice is that the rpm needle on the cluster looks dim. I guess this is a common problem with these cars? Also I did some more research and it looks like I need to re-route the harness on the driverside fender if i plan on dropping the car low. Does that sound correct?
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Any updates on this one?
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Welcome to the club and nice ride.
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fresh color, and im no fan of red. Maybe it;'s the car ? Lol nice pick up. welcome to CL!
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I know its been ages since anyone commented on this post, but i need some updates I just picked up these wheel a couple days ago and need some advice on what suspension setup I need. Also some end result pics would be nice. Let me know
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I wonder what happened to the op?
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