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Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 05-31-03, 08:12 PM
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Posted By gs4power
New Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines

See the Classified Rules - no links to your own auctions. You can make a seperate post here with your goods.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 04-17-02, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By gs4power
38 psi for everyday driving is a little high. ...

38 psi for everyday driving is a little high.

Recommended pressure for stock 17" is 33 ... Use slightly lower pressure for 18" - 31-32 psi is o.k. Your rims would be less stressed when hitting a...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-24-02, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By gs4power
Talking You guys crack me up...Thanks for the standing...

You guys crack me up...Thanks for the standing ovation...

ARB, you are actually saving more than you think. The mass of the wheels/tires is not equivalent to the weight of the other components...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 03-24-02, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 641
Posted By gs4power
CF

Have you guys ever seen a painted CF hood? How is the finish?

I'm wondering because carbon fiber structures always have a wavy finish, especially when the part is exposed to the sun. Or in a...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-23-02, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By gs4power
No...wheels about 26 lbs lighter and tires around...

No...wheels about 26 lbs lighter and tires around 12 lbs lighter.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-23-02, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By gs4power
You're welcome... Yes, it is feasible to have a...

You're welcome... Yes, it is feasible to have a bigger but lighter and stronger wheel....the secret is Forging.

Forging makes the material much stronger... and the wheel can use less material. ...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-23-02, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By gs4power
Rolling vs spinning vs forging

HREs have spun rims. They aren't rolled. It looks similar to a stamping process (with the difference that the part spins). The resulting anisotropy (grain direction) goes in the longitudinal...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-23-02, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By gs4power
23 lbs. I measured it myself.

23 lbs. I measured it myself.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-23-02, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By gs4power
Try rebalancing the tires with the Hunter...

Try rebalancing the tires with the Hunter balancing machine that has the roller. It presses against the tire and measures the contact force . Regular balancing machines can't detect some kinds of...
Forum: Maintenance 03-23-02, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By gs4power
I'd recommend you to use the Zymol leather...

I'd recommend you to use the Zymol leather cleaner (comes as a kit with the leather conditioner and it is part of Zymol's SUV line) periodically until the smell disapears. The leather in the GS...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 03-16-02, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By gs4power
Nice but HEAVY!!

Nice but HEAVY!!
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-16-02, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By gs4power
With Brembo setup you get a very slight hum......

With Brembo setup you get a very slight hum... only noticed with radio off, windows closed and if you're really paying attention...but believe me it is a refined kind of sound. No squeaking at all.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-16-02, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By gs4power
Goodrich lines

GSMan,

About the SS lines...Don't use the Supra Goodrich lines on the GS... the thread is not long enough to hold securely onto the GS' brake lines. This can be a serious safety hazard. Maybe...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-16-02, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,681
Posted By gs4power
Specs

Hope this helps...

Front

Vehicle Height:
P215/60R16:

Front* 243 mm (9.63 inch)
Rear** 226 mm (8.90 inch)
P225/55R16:
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-16-02, 10:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,596
Posted By gs4power
Thumbs down Personally I would stay away from those. All...

Personally I would stay away from those. All those drillings were made to fit a wide variety of car models, and will severely reduce the integrity of the rotors.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-16-02, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,056
Posted By gs4power
Cool Info

Actually, TE37s in 18" x 8.5 weigh 7.3 Kg or 16 lbs. You can find technical info about the TEs at
http://www.mackinindustries.com/raysinfo.html

SSR's semi solid forging is a compromise between...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 01-25-02, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By gs4power
17" stockers (wheels) weigh 23 lbs each.

17" stockers (wheels) weigh 23 lbs each.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 01-21-02, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By gs4power
Cool Thanks

HI! Yes, it's been a while... I'll try to stick around more often!

My car is doing well, great car!! No more mods after the Brembo brakes...I'm thinking about the l-tuned exhaust and bilstein...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 01-21-02, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By gs4power
Cool Balance

Guys,

It is true that the wheel plays a role on overall balance, but ultimately the tire is the biggest contributor for the disbalance. Tires will always be unperfect!! Because of the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 01-20-02, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By gs4power
Yep that's my car! Here's a more recent pic

Yep that's my car!

Here's a more recent pic
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 01-20-02, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By gs4power
Cool Hi guys, hi manaray... I am still around, but...

Hi guys, hi manaray... I am still around, but don't visit very often (too much work at school!!)

As for the question on wheel weight, I posted something a while back..........here's the link
...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-20-02, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,752
Posted By gs4power
Cool Torque Specs for shocks absorbers, GS400

TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

Front
Shock Absorber Bracket Mounting Bolts:


Upper Bolt 59 Nm (44 ft. lbs.)

Strut Link Bolt 113 Nm (83 ft. lbs.)
Shock Absorber Mounting Bolts:
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-08-01, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By gs4power
Any added weight on the wheels/tires/rotors...

Any added weight on the wheels/tires/rotors translates into about three times the same weight added elsewhere in the car. Reason being you need to accelerate/deccelerate the mass linearly as well...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-07-01, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By gs4power
Drive by wire = electronically controlled. ...

Drive by wire = electronically controlled.

The GS400's throttle valve is driven by an electric motor, electronically controlled, the good 'ol mechanical cable linkage is still there as a backup...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-07-01, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By gs4power
Larger wheels are usually heavier, and the added...

Larger wheels are usually heavier, and the added mass/rotational moment of inertia will inevitably degrade braking performance, bigger contact patch notwithstanding. That's why lighter-than-stock...
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