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Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-24-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Alphaman19
I just did the same thing for my 98 GS4. The car...

I just did the same thing for my 98 GS4. The car didn't come with the rear deck car seat anchors/hooks.
I just went down to the junk yard and grabbed some off a car that had them.
There are a...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-15-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By Alphaman19
4 ohm Nakamichi speakers?

I'd always thought the the speakers in 2Gens where 2ohm. But when I pulled out my rear door speaker I see it's actually 4ohm.
Question:
Does the 20/40w on the factory speaker mean 20rms and 40...
Forum: Car Chat 09-04-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Alphaman19
Maybe I'm just getting old, but that was just...

Maybe I'm just getting old, but that was just plain dangerous. If you want to do stupid stuff, go right ahead; just don't put anyone else at risk.
Forum: 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 08-26-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By Alphaman19
FS - Nakamichi Amp - $50

I upgraded my car stereo (Nakamichi setup) and no longer need the factory amp ( sorry, factory head unit is sold).
The Nak amp is sitting in my garage as I hate to throw good stuff out. First $50...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-25-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By Alphaman19
The sunroof can also leak. The plastic around...

The sunroof can also leak. The plastic around mine had developed a small hairline crack. Went nuts for a few days checking the drainage tubes etc til I actually looked at the sunroof itself. A dap of...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-19-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Alphaman19
Where did you mount your amp?

Getting a new aftermarket amp and can't decide where to mount it.
It's a little bigger than the factory NAK amp in the truck area.
Any ideas/pics would be appreciated.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-18-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Alphaman19
I think the only thing missing is a dead body in...

I think the only thing missing is a dead body in the trunk. (lol)
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-18-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Alphaman19
Ya know.. after all of my blabber, I punked out...

Ya know.. after all of my blabber, I punked out and just cleaned the carpet without removing it (or the seats). Came out just as nice I think. The cost-vs-benefit of removing the the carpet just...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-18-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 25,608
Posted By Alphaman19
Nice. Are those 194's in the lower rear door...

Nice. Are those 194's in the lower rear door panel light or the light near the rear door grab on?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-14-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By Alphaman19
Anyone know exactly where that evaporator hose is...

Anyone know exactly where that evaporator hose is on the GS4?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-12-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Alphaman19
I could just clean it (most of it anyway) w/o...

I could just clean it (most of it anyway) w/o removing the carpet. But that seems like taking a shower with your clothes on. (lol) My carpet needs a good washing, not a wipe down. That hard part...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-11-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Alphaman19
Carpet Cleaning - bring out the big guns?

I've got the light 'tan" color carpet and it's covered it stains etc (thanks to my two year old mostly) and I can only image what lurks between/beneath the seats. Yea, I could use some Blue Coral...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 08-08-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Alphaman19
From my own experience with my on GS, once you...

From my own experience with my on GS, once you change the head unit, you're on the road to changing everything else. If you get a new amp your factory (2ohm) speakers won't be able to keep up with...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-07-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Alphaman19
To "Blow It Out" or not. That is the question

Should I "blow out" my car periodically? By that I mean are there any engine benefits to accelerating with wide open throttle for say, the distance between two stop lights or 30 seconds on the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-05-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Alphaman19
The only thing worst than a butt ***** is one...

The only thing worst than a butt ***** is one without lube. That's what that dealership is giving you (lol).
If you can drive it up to Jersey I'll do it for half the price and leave a Hershey Kiss...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-05-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,099
Posted By Alphaman19
All gas is not created equal and most will...

All gas is not created equal and most will produce different fuel economy results. The problem is that the differences in the results are so marginal as to not be any real consequence. But in...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 07-16-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,383
Posted By Alphaman19
Sweet. Not to be rude, but how much cash did...

Sweet.
Not to be rude, but how much cash did it take to get the motor to the point that it is? Trying to decide what to do with my GS400 next.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 07-11-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Alphaman19
Nice. I must say, the second gen body style looks...

Nice. I must say, the second gen body style looks timeless when modded properly.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 07-03-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Alphaman19
Well, I did replace the driver side valve cover...

Well, I did replace the driver side valve cover gasket last summer. I typically don't power wash the motor and could swear I at least wiped that area down.
If it is a leak it's a small/slow (can't...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 07-02-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Alphaman19
Dusty Oil Film?

I try to keep my engine bay as clean as possible but I can't seem to get rid of this "dusty oil" on the cam cover?

Does it mean the seal or gasket needs replacing or something like that?
It...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-24-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By Alphaman19
True Cost To Own?

Does anyone know of a calculator (much like Edmund's True Cost to Own tool) for older cars?
I enjoy not having a car note, but was wondering at what point would purchasing a newer vehicle with +40...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-23-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Alphaman19
Do I really need my parking brake?

Looks like some street debri and/or age took out my right rear parking brake assembly.
Took the rotor off and most of the springs etc just fell out into my had.

The other side seems fine. ...
Forum: Lexus Audio, Video, Security & Electronics 06-23-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Alphaman19
I never understood why folks by adapters. Just...

I never understood why folks by adapters.
Just mod the speaker box yo already have.
I just used used the template that comes with the new speakers, placed it on the factory baffle box (it's the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-23-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,796
Posted By Alphaman19
If the rim of the wheel is hot to touch after...

If the rim of the wheel is hot to touch after driving the car it would mean that something is lodged/dragging in that area. I had the same problem with a rear clunk recently. After taking of the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-23-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Alphaman19
My 98 GS400 w/ the Nakimishi came with a little...

My 98 GS400 w/ the Nakimishi came with a little storage cubby hole next to the cd changer.
That said...
I removed my 6 cd changer and used the space to "hide" my iPod - "Stealthy"
The actual cd...
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