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Old 03-13-13, 09:55 AM   #16
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This is my set up...need to wear shades...the bling will blind you...LOL
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Old 03-13-13, 10:25 AM   #17
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Is it possible to install PPE headers and downpipe with out taking apart the whole engine (more or less) ?

You will need a 2 post lift and engine lift. The space is so tight that you need to raise the engine an inch or so.
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Ahhh like the look of the air intake...will order it today. Will start there...

Start lifting the motor is not my cup of tea...maybe on an old volvo or something but not on my lovely Lexus.

I think this will be a first perfect project, next project will be a speaker repair project (that I found lot of great instructions of on in the forum).

When its time for next larger project, I will turn to the forum or maybe my close danish friend

Thank you guys!!!
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Old 03-14-13, 07:37 AM   #19
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My next add on is the CUSCO Strut bar....need to have it.
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My next add on is the CUSCO Strut bar....need to have it.
Ah...looks nice!

Anyone having a picture of it installed in a SC430?
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Ah...looks nice!

Anyone having a picture of it installed in a SC430?
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Did anyone ever find the proper model number on this Cusco strut bar? In another thread they sent the wrong one to another member...
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Did anyone ever find the proper model number on this Cusco strut bar? In another thread they sent the wrong one to another member...
The one shown in my picture is no. 188-540A.

If you search for vehicle on the cusco website ... Www cusco co jp. you have to search for the Toyota Soarer Type UZZ40. Price is 15,000 or 15,750 depending where you look and the inventory show 'X'. Imwould write them or perhaps their distributor in the UK

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No rubbing on the insulation on the hood? The wrong model will rub. Where did you purchase this right Cusco strut bar?
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No rubbing on the insulation on the hood? The wrong model will rub. Where did you purchase this right Cusco strut bar?
No rubbing at all. I'm going to order the new quick release levers to make removal easiernwhen I do some engine work ... Like new plugs :-)

I ordered from www.nengun.com but over a year ago. They might be able to locate one though.
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187540A and 188540A will both fit from the looks of it. I have the 187540A and it doesn't rub against the hood insulation. It does contact the engine cover in 2 small places but some adhesive felt pads (invisible to anyone) prevent any rubbing.

They are both shown on various sites as fitting.
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I found a unit that is on auction, but do not understand what the final cost is...I wish some Us distributors would make this avaialble for us...
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This is my set up...need to wear shades...the bling will blind you...LOL
We installed the Injen airtake on my car yesterday...BUT we never managed to figure out where the left hose shall be attached....OBD Canister? What is that?
To the stock air box there is i only two hoses?!

Please explain or send me pictures so I can figure it out!
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We installed the Injen airtake on my car yesterday...BUT we never managed to figure out where the left hose shall be attached....OBD Canister? What is that?
To the stock air box there is i only two hoses?!

Please explain or send me pictures so I can figure it out!
Hi Mandel

European cars do not have the OBD canister (something to do with US emissions I think). All I did was use the hose, but cut it so that it goes under the engine cover (looks better) and use a bolt or some kind of plug to seal the end and use a jubilee clip to secure it.

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European cars do not have the OBD canister (something to do with US emissions I think). All I did was use the hose, but cut it so that it goes under the engine cover (looks better) and use a bolt or some kind of plug to seal the end and use a jubilee clip to secure it.

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THANK YOU!
We plugged it also but when I saw pics on the forum I got worried I did something wrong
I LOVE the sound of the intake/motor now
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