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Forum: SC 430 08-19-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
After a one-month follow up, I began to notice a...

After a one-month follow up, I began to notice a rubbing issue on right hand turns as previously noted by SlvBullet. For me personally, it happens on slow, sharp right turns only.

I havn't...
Forum: SC 430 08-12-14, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By taisho
1989 Nissan 240sx 1999 Honda Prelude 2003...

1989 Nissan 240sx
1999 Honda Prelude
2003 Lexus SC430
Forum: SC 430 07-14-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
I did, indeed, keep my factory cats installed....

I did, indeed, keep my factory cats installed. This is great news!
Forum: SC 430 07-14-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
There is a substantial acceleration "feel" with...

There is a substantial acceleration "feel" with the headers. The engine definitely feels a lot better in the mid to upper rpm ranges. I won't know for sure on how much hp gain because I did not...
Forum: SC 430 07-14-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
I received my car back from the shop on Friday...

I received my car back from the shop on Friday with my newly installed PPE headers and boyyyy does it sound beastly. It's still very quiet during idle and it definitely opens up after the 2000rpm...
Forum: SC 430 07-08-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By taisho
I'm not sure if there was any HP gain by deleting...

I'm not sure if there was any HP gain by deleting the resonators. With the resonator delete and muffler upgrade, I might've gotten like 5+ HP (guesstimate). Though my car sounds pretty good...it's...
Forum: SC 430 07-08-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By taisho
The resonators help dampen the sound coming from...

The resonators help dampen the sound coming from the exhaust manifold. By, removing it and installing a straight pipe will open it up, so-to-speak, and produce a little more airflow and give it that...
Forum: SC 430 07-07-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By taisho
I feel that the SC430 already has enough power to...

I feel that the SC430 already has enough power to begin with. I always wanted a nitrous system installed in my previous '99 Honda Prelude; however, there's so many things that could go wrong. I can...
Forum: SC 430 07-03-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
What would happen to your car/steering if the...

What would happen to your car/steering if the steering knuckle sticks against the headers? I finally found a mechanic who charges for a decent price and I'll be getting them installed next week. ...
Forum: SC 430 06-13-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
Gah! I also got another quote from a mechanic...

Gah! I also got another quote from a mechanic I've been taking my car to for a little while. He also charges $110/hr and he quoted me to the same amount for a 16-20 hour job, roughly. Both places...
Forum: SC 430 05-23-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
Thanks for all of your input guys, I'll keep...

Thanks for all of your input guys, I'll keep looking for a better shop. I'll post a vid when the installation is completed.
Forum: SC 430 05-22-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
What would be a reasonable price? 1,000 - 1,200?...

What would be a reasonable price? 1,000 - 1,200? His quote was based off roughly 18.4 hours (which I don't think it should take that long) at $110/hour. I saw that a fellow CL member had a shop do...
Forum: SC 430 05-22-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
I was quoted for removing the exhaust manifold,...

I was quoted for removing the exhaust manifold, since they didnt have a quote for the headers and it came out to close to $2,024.00 -_____- The guy will also give me a 10% discount since he's one of...
Forum: SC 430 05-20-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
I have about 65k+ miles on my car, I think I'll...

I have about 65k+ miles on my car, I think I'll wait a little bit longer to have those things changed.
Forum: SC 430 05-19-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
Paul is shipping me the ceramic coated mild steel...

Paul is shipping me the ceramic coated mild steel headers.
Forum: SC 430 05-19-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
I feel like the install is going to cost another...

I feel like the install is going to cost another arm & a leg. :eek2:
Forum: SC 430 05-16-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
What's the difference? Edit: purchased for...

What's the difference?

Edit: purchased for $850 shipped. Installation is going to killllll me
Forum: SC 430 05-16-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,067
Posted By taisho
PPE Headers

I will be purchasing some headers for my 2003 Lexus SC430. Does anyone have any thoughts on this purchase?
Forum: SC 430 04-04-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,174
Posted By taisho
Good point! I would like to do this, but I'm...

Good point! I would like to do this, but I'm pretty sure California won't let that pass. I already deleted the resonators and the stock muffler.

What does it sound like when driving? I fear you...
Forum: SC 430 03-31-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 337,527
Posted By taisho
SWEET pictures! I must now get these for my...

SWEET pictures! I must now get these for my car....after I get my tax refund :D
Forum: SC 430 11-28-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,900
Posted By taisho
Hot damn! that's one beast of a sc430.

Hot damn! that's one beast of a sc430.
Forum: SC 430 08-20-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,482
Posted By taisho
I've been getting about 19-20mpg for city...

I've been getting about 19-20mpg for city driving. I don't do a lot of freeway driving.
Forum: SC 430 08-19-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,321
Posted By taisho
Fa sho, I'll probably just do that then. At least...

Fa sho, I'll probably just do that then. At least I have some assurance that I'll be buying the rims from a Lexus dealership. Probably will make the splurge after I come back from Vegas, ha. Thanks...
Forum: SC 430 08-19-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,321
Posted By taisho
does anyone have experience or know if this...

does anyone have experience or know if this website is legit? i feel that the hyper silver g-spider rims would look better than the liquid graphite.

also. not sure if it'll fit...says for '10-'11...
Forum: SC 430 08-19-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,692
Posted By taisho
Personally, I don't like the kit...too much going...

Personally, I don't like the kit...too much going on, but that's just me. I like the clean/sleeper look. Best of luck with the kit!
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