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Forum: Suspension and Brakes Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By iToaster
The left and right LBJs are different.

The left and right LBJs are different.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-13-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By iToaster
I remember reading somewhere that the splines are...

I remember reading somewhere that the splines are different on the newer (06+) style steering wheels and won't fit a 2GS. However, there is a thread around here somewhere where somebody retrofitted...
Forum: Performance 09-06-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 109,992
Posted By iToaster
There's a guide around here that details running...

There's a guide around here that details running wires for a non-e-shift equipped car. I'd hunt that down and see if you already have wires where it tells you to put them. I would wager that you...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-06-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By iToaster
It sounds like the battery doesn't have enough...

It sounds like the battery doesn't have enough charge to crank the engine over. Charge it and try again.
Forum: Build Threads 09-04-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
Now that the new motor has settled in, I'll...

Now that the new motor has settled in, I'll update with some smaller things.

A fresh master key from Lexus now that I don't have to worry about an immobilizer and only having a valet key (and I...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-02-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By iToaster
You're determined to use that steering wheel, eh?...

You're determined to use that steering wheel, eh? The mechanical bits are all the same, the difference lies in the electronics. If you use an '01+ ECU, clock spring, and gauge cluster in addition...
Forum: Build Threads 09-02-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
Thanks. It's an inverted LCD. Essentially, it's...

Thanks. It's an inverted LCD. Essentially, it's rotating the direction of the polarization film 90 degrees. What it involves is ordering a sheet of adhesive backed polarizing film and then...
Forum: Performance 09-01-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By iToaster
I doubt anybody one here has bought one. A quick...

I doubt anybody one here has bought one. A quick google image search shows that the flange that connects to the rest of the exhaust only has one large outlet from a single catalyst, where the GS has...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-31-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By iToaster
You can install it, but the buttons won't work.

You can install it, but the buttons won't work.
Forum: Build Threads 08-30-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
It's a generic aluminum radiator for the JZS161...

It's a generic aluminum radiator for the JZS161 from eBay. The fitment is decent, although the Aristo fans have different mounting points on the top compared to the GS, so I had to get a little...
Forum: Build Threads 08-29-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
Thanks, you could say I was fairly motivated. No...

Thanks, you could say I was fairly motivated. No videos yet, but I should have some later on.



The TOM'S ECU works well, as it runs just like the factory ECU but with a more aggressive map and...
Forum: Build Threads 08-28-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
After sorting out a few minor issues, I'm proud...

After sorting out a few minor issues, I'm proud to say that the car is officially back on the road. I'm quite happy with how straightforward of a swap it ended up being, as I never really...
Forum: Performance 08-26-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By iToaster
Seeing how I'm putting the finishing touches on...

Seeing how I'm putting the finishing touches on my swap now, I'll chime in. From what I know, the easiest swap is into a pre-facelift GS ('98-'00), as everything just plugs in nicely. As I...
Forum: Build Threads 08-26-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
I found one of the earlier ECUs without the...

I found one of the earlier ECUs without the immobilizer, so I don't expect to run into any issues.

That said...

Tonight's update is brought to you by the following sponsors: iToaster's Running...
Forum: Build Threads 08-26-14, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
Tonight's progress: -Hood reinstalled -Hooked...

Tonight's progress:
-Hood reinstalled
-Hooked up driveshaft
-Shift lever hooked up to linkage
-Fuel feed and return lines hooked up
-Heater hoses dealt with
-Other small hoses dealt with, too...
Forum: Build Threads 08-24-14, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By iToaster
iToaster's GS300 Chronicles

Seeing how I'm on the home stretch of a 2JZ-GTE swap in my GS, I guess it's time to start one of these build thread things. Short backstory: Around the beginning of the summer of 2013 I decided to...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-24-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By iToaster
As ThomasGS4 said, there's no code. "Theft...

As ThomasGS4 said, there's no code. "Theft deterrent design" refers to the proprietary shape of the radio and how it won't fit in anything other than a GS.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-22-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,376
Posted By iToaster
You'll need two door computers, one for each...

You'll need two door computers, one for each door. I bought the switch on eBay from Japan, but the RHD panel doesn't fit our LHD dashboards, so I also got a switch panel from Europe where they have...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-21-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,376
Posted By iToaster
I did a similar thing when I installed mine. I...

I did a similar thing when I installed mine. I ended up making a "hybrid" mirror by removing the folding frame from JDM mirrors and replacing the one in my USDM mirrors with it. I just removed the...
Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 08-12-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By iToaster
They swap to some degree, however the contour...

They swap to some degree, however the contour where the piece meets the dashboard is different on RHD models and doesn't fit well on the LHD pieces leaving several gaps. Also, blackwood was offered...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-04-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By iToaster
It's likely that the servo motor for the...

It's likely that the servo motor for the passenger side temperature has failed. There's a thread around here you can search for that details how to replace them.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-03-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By iToaster
The holes are on every trunk garnish, they're...

The holes are on every trunk garnish, they're there for water drainage. I have a brand new chrome one sitting on my desk and it has those drain holes.
Forum: Performance 08-03-14, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By iToaster
I would wager you'll need a custom driveshaft,...

I would wager you'll need a custom driveshaft, custom wiring harness, shifter, maybe a custom transmission mount, and the appropriate ECU to control it. The ECU being the major problem given the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-03-14, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By iToaster
Those wires are tapped into the plug for the...

Those wires are tapped into the plug for the factory spoiler, probably for a third brake light on a spoiler, but the wires shouldn't be loose with their ends stripped. What do you mean by...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 07-31-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By iToaster
I did it. See my thread about it....

I did it. See my thread about it. (http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-second-generation/712714-diy-installing-an-01-radio-in-a-98-00-a.html)
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