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Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 02-20-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By dmc_maine
The exhaust has been SOLD!

The exhaust has been SOLD!
Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 02-17-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By dmc_maine
Thanks for the feedback. I haven't done any...

Thanks for the feedback. I haven't done any research on real new and used prices (obviously). Regarding the condition, it came off the car yesterday and it's an exhaust system that lived in Florida...
Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 02-17-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By dmc_maine
Borla exhaust for 2GS

I recently bought a 98 GS400 and it came with a Borla exhaust that I swapped out for the OEM version (it was just too loud for me). I'm pretty sure that it was only used for about a year. Product...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 02-14-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,303
Posted By dmc_maine
While I know that it is important to replace any...

While I know that it is important to replace any worn suspension parts if they are in need of replacement, I never really solved my 60mph shake until my tires were replaced. I fixed everything else...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 02-14-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,842
Posted By dmc_maine
I just drove my new-to-me 98 GS400 from Fort...

I just drove my new-to-me 98 GS400 from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Portland, Maine and averaged just over 25mpg for the 2,200 mile trip. Most of the roads were posted 70mph and I kept it between 77-85mph...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-31-10, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,388
Posted By dmc_maine
Count me as one of the people that have had this...

Count me as one of the people that have had this problem 100% solved.

The solution was a tire replacement and this is an expensive solution if you're not already in the market for tires so I...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-17-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 46,753
Posted By dmc_maine
I have a 1-1/4" hitch mounted bike rack. I bought...

I have a 1-1/4" hitch mounted bike rack. I bought the hitch online and my mechanic installed it. I like the hitch type because it is hardly noticeable when not in use. The 4 bike rack I bought from...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-17-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,432
Posted By dmc_maine
I bought a set of ContiExtremeContact late last...

I bought a set of ContiExtremeContact late last year and am extremely happy with them. With the previous tires (some junk that the person I bought the car from put on so that he could sell it with...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-17-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 33,405
Posted By dmc_maine
99 GS400 with 140,000 miles and it is still tons...

99 GS400 with 140,000 miles and it is still tons of fun to drive.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-17-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,363
Posted By dmc_maine
My GS400 has averaged just slightly over 20mpg...

My GS400 has averaged just slightly over 20mpg over the course of the last 4 years and 28,000 miles (140k total mileage). I get in the mid to high 20's on highway trips but I do more city driving...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-28-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,182
Posted By dmc_maine
I do not know what causes the brake caliber to...

I do not know what causes the brake caliber to stick other than to say that it is an issue with the hydraulics, not necessarily the caliper. In fact, my mechanic did not replace the caliper, just the...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-28-07, 05:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,182
Posted By dmc_maine
Morning commute update: Now THAT'S more like it!...

Morning commute update: Now THAT'S more like it! Smooth sailing all the way in to the office today. I kept waiting for the vibration to start once I hit the highway and it never did. Nice. It's going...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 08-27-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,182
Posted By dmc_maine
Hello everyone! OK, I've been battling this same...

Hello everyone! OK, I've been battling this same issue for a little while now and might have something new to share.
1st, my GS is a stock 99 GS400 with 128k miles. I've had the front lower ball...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-28-07, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By dmc_maine
boosted-gs: For me the trick is to check the...

boosted-gs: For me the trick is to check the front tire pressure weekly and to drive as reasonably as possible. I always use the same gas station and I always put premium in the tank. I try not to...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-28-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By dmc_maine
I drive a 99 GS400 (126k miles) and live in...

I drive a 99 GS400 (126k miles) and live in Portland, Maine with very little stop-and-go or heavy traffic. My work commute is under 20 miles round trip and I take maybe one longish highway trip per...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-18-07, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By dmc_maine
itssr20 - about the 2 GS4's you went to see: ...

itssr20 - about the 2 GS4's you went to see:

At those prices I'd be surprised if the 120k service has been done or the timing belt. That's not a huge deal and it does give you some room to...
Forum: Car Chat 05-17-07, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By dmc_maine
I bought my 99 gs400 18 months ago and have never...

I bought my 99 gs400 18 months ago and have never regreted for a single second.
The Pacifica is an interestng car and there's a lot that different between the Pacifica and the GS. Here's how I see...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 02-11-07, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dmc_maine
I bought my 99 GS400 about 14 months ago and paid...

I bought my 99 GS400 about 14 months ago and paid about the same price ($11,250 US), except for the 14% tax and mine had 112,000 miles on the odometer. I haven't regretted my decision for a second...
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