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Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By taisho
This is another upgrade I have to do to my car. I...

This is another upgrade I have to do to my car. I believe the dvd reader is going out because sometimes it will only work for a few minutes and then freeze. I have the latest version and the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-26-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By taisho
Thanks! Fortunately, I do not get any vibration...

Thanks! Fortunately, I do not get any vibration when I change gears. I just hear the typical metal 'click' sound.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-25-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By taisho
Thanks fam! I plan to keep my SC for a while, so...

Thanks fam! I plan to keep my SC for a while, so I'm just trying to get EVERYTHING done at once. I greatly appreciate the help. I wish I had the tools to be a DIY'er, but I'll take my car to my...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-22-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By taisho
To piggyback off this thread. I have a 2003 SC430...

To piggyback off this thread. I have a 2003 SC430 and im up for my 90k service.

I have a list of things do for my car and would like to know if I need to add anything:

Replace timing belt
Oil...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-12-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By taisho
Where's a good place to purchase the g-spider...

Where's a good place to purchase the g-spider rims?
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-14-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By taisho
I've been eyeing these rims for awhile. I've...

I've been eyeing these rims for awhile. I've checked Lexus Parts World and was not able to find those rims. Did ya have to call them up? Im down for dropping that kind of money on a set of g-spider...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-25-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By taisho
It performs very well. I get a slight drone at...

It performs very well. I get a slight drone at 1500rpm, but after that it just purrrrrs.

I've had the headers for some time now...just have been a bit lazy to record the sound. I currently have...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-06-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By taisho
My buddy was able to have my car pass the smog...

My buddy was able to have my car pass the smog test. :D

Total cost was $115. It's nice to know someone too.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-04-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By taisho
The 50th state must be California. :cry::cry:

The 50th state must be California. :cry::cry:
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-04-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By taisho
Yeah, my buddy's shop took off the heatshield on...

Yeah, my buddy's shop took off the heatshield on the factory headers. My guess is that if the heatshield was still present it would pass the visual test. Anyways, I have confidence that my buddy...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-04-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By taisho
Thank you for your kind condolences, hahah!...

Thank you for your kind condolences, hahah! :thumbup::thumbup:

Yeah, I did my fair research too and I tried to make sure that PPE headers would pass smog. I did not decide one day to impulse buy...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-04-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By taisho
PPE Headers not CARB approved

So, after some reassurance from PPE that the headers would pass smog in California, I took my SC430 to get it smogged yesterday due to the biennial DMV smog letter.

I take it in to a local smog...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 03-02-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By taisho
I gotcha! HKS Supra with my mouth - YouTube ...

I gotcha! HKS Supra with my mouth - YouTube

Use the search function, please. Also, what do you mean by performance tunes? ECU chips? Intake? A simple answer would be headers, exhaust, resonator...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 08-20-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,671
Posted By taisho
The only real way to know is if you took both...

The only real way to know is if you took both cars and had them tuned and dyno'ed.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 08-12-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 433,755
Posted By taisho
thanks for the daps!

thanks for the daps!
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 08-10-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 433,755
Posted By taisho
Here's my baby. I took this shortly after my gf...

Here's my baby. I took this shortly after my gf and I had a drink at a nearby winery.

...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-30-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By taisho
What was done to your car, engine wise?

What was done to your car, engine wise?
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-28-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By taisho
I personally like the TSW Snetterton's, but I'm...

I personally like the TSW Snetterton's, but I'm just a bit apprehensive on the quality of TSW.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-23-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 23,770
Posted By taisho
I get about 15.7 mpg with a combination of...

I get about 15.7 mpg with a combination of city/highway driving. Granted I have PPE headers, deleted resonators, and universal borla mufflers.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-10-15, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By taisho
Ah, I too went to the dealership to get my airbag...

Ah, I too went to the dealership to get my airbag replaced. They also gave me an ES300h and it was pretty nice on the inside. I really miss my sportshift from my '99 Prelude, so I liked that...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-10-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By taisho
There aren't really any sc430's with Lumarai's...

There aren't really any sc430's with Lumarai's when I googled it, but here's an idea of what it may look like.

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=lexus+lumarai+sc430&ei=6iwoVeClHcLqoASSuYD4DA
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-10-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By taisho
So, I turned off the display screen and when I...

So, I turned off the display screen and when I got in my car later on in the day to turn it back on, the navigation read the disc; however, it only worked for a minute and then froze. I believe the...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-07-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By taisho
Yup, I slide the cover to the right which reveals...

Yup, I slide the cover to the right which reveals the eject button. I press it pretty firmly and I still get no response. It stays stuck in limbo
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-07-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By taisho
Car was on when I tried to eject the dvd. I tried...

Car was on when I tried to eject the dvd. I tried sticking something into the player and I heard the dvd spinning. I guess the reader on it might be broken along with the eject button.

Also,...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-07-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By taisho
I tried replacing the dvd; however, the eject...

I tried replacing the dvd; however, the eject button won't work. I also accidentally switched the location to somewhere in Japan. ........ ......... .........
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