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Forum: SC 400/300 11-16-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 474
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Posted By 1997Soarer
2 months ago I went and took a look at one that...

2 months ago I went and took a look at one that popped up on craigslist here in Chicago.
VIN JT8CD32Z8V0037639
Red / Ivory 5spd with a factory gold package
Rebuilt title, 3 owners
Car was...
Forum: SC 400/300 11-16-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By 1997Soarer
I have a painted on pinstripe. The original...

I have a painted on pinstripe. The original owner paid someone to hand paint it at the dealer for $1200 back in 1997 (I got the records printed off from lexus)

Mine's different than everyone...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11-13-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By 1997Soarer
Denso Iridium IK-16s. I liked them better than...

Denso Iridium IK-16s. I liked them better than the NGK Iridiums. Performance wise I didn't noticed a difference, but when you hold it the quality looked better (well, in my eyes).

You're gonna...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11-10-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 785
Posted By 1997Soarer
I'd turn down the boost for now and enjoy it like...

I'd turn down the boost for now and enjoy it like you say. But then again, that's me. I've been NA for years and i keep finding little things that make driving the car more enjoyable (one of the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 11-10-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By 1997Soarer
Agreed. Another TCSportline failure

Agreed.

Another TCSportline failure
Forum: SC 400/300 11-03-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By 1997Soarer
Not sure how true this is, but I read years ago...

Not sure how true this is, but I read years ago that the 97 spoiler just decreases drag, about .01. 1997+ aero needs the spoiler to keep drag at the famous 0.31 figure the 92-96 with rear lip...
Forum: SC 400/300 10-21-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By 1997Soarer
It's pretty easy to get a meaty-flush /...

It's pretty easy to get a meaty-flush / battlestance look to a car. Just run tires wider than the wheels.
I got pretty much the same look on my car running 245/40's on my 8.5 fronts and 275/35s on...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10-20-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By 1997Soarer
Yeah HPF is a great site. I got my JIC parts...

Yeah HPF is a great site. I got my JIC parts there years ago.

I also encourage anyone looking for the filters to shop around using google. Every couple months I've seen prices change, usually...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10-16-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By 1997Soarer
I bought all of these on eBay. Easiest way to...

I bought all of these on eBay.
Easiest way to search is type "Blitz air filter supra" and it comes up. Same goes for the HKS and the APEXi
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10-15-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By 1997Soarer
Check your ATF fluid. The SC300 auto...

Check your ATF fluid.

The SC300 auto radiator does have lines flowing thru it to cool atf fluid. If the car sat for years, it is very possible the lines could've corroded inside the radiator...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10-15-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By 1997Soarer
Alternatives to the K&N filter. All of these are...

Alternatives to the K&N filter. All of these are drop in replacements.

-AEM Dryflow. I don't have any experience with these but everything i've seen on the larger dryflow cone filters says these...
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 10-15-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By 1997Soarer
Cuba road isn't that scary, but it does have a...

Cuba road isn't that scary, but it does have a lot of twists to it and lots of old growth trees alongside it. I live kinda close to it, and every 10 years some teenagers kill themselves on that road...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10-07-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By 1997Soarer
Replace the front main seal and the rear main...

Replace the front main seal and the rear main seal on the transmission. Thats what I did when I did my clutch
Forum: SC 400/300 10-06-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By 1997Soarer
This happens a lot to people unless you purposely...

This happens a lot to people unless you purposely try to keep your wheel tire combos within factory spec. Most people go for looks and diameters change even when you stretch tires.

Here's me...
Forum: SC 400/300 10-06-14, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,987
Posted By 1997Soarer
Recaro Tomcat SR3 seats (basically the...

Recaro Tomcat SR3 seats
(basically the forerunner to Recaro Speed seats)https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/15190558521_e5370262e4_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/98022993@N03/15190558521/)...
Forum: SC 400/300 10-06-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,956
Views: 379,599
Posted By 1997Soarer
Yesterday I used Q tips to clean up a little oil...

Yesterday I used Q tips to clean up a little oil residue from one of the valve cover gaskets. My intake side rear looks like its starting to leak ever so slightly. Right at the back. I hate that...
Forum: SC 400/300 10-06-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,453
Posted By 1997Soarer
Here's my secret for keeping a car for a very...

Here's my secret for keeping a car for a very long time:

Don't drive it every day. You learn to love a car a lot more when you spend most of your days in a bare bones daily. There is no better...
Forum: SC 400/300 10-06-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,677
Posted By 1997Soarer
I found your first roadblock. You said your car...

I found your first roadblock. You said your car topped out at 147. Thats the ecu stopping you. Aero won't make you go any faster at this point. All it will do will increase (or decrease) your mpg...
Forum: SC 400/300 10-05-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,453
Posted By 1997Soarer
10 years 6 months right here! Woot!

10 years 6 months right here! Woot!
Forum: SC 400/300 10-03-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,340
Posted By 1997Soarer
If you run reclinables, you can still use the...

If you run reclinables, you can still use the stock seatbelt. It gets awkward if you try to use them with buckets, but it can work. You won't pass track tech but for the street... eh.
I use long...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10-03-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By 1997Soarer
I'd reset the ecu. Your car is obd2 so you...

I'd reset the ecu.
Your car is obd2 so you can use an obd scanner to check all the codes. Resetting the ecu will clear old codes, and if you still have issues they should show up as codes. Then...
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 09-30-14, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By 1997Soarer
I'll be showing. Hopefully the show goes well. ...

I'll be showing. Hopefully the show goes well. There's little advertisement for it anywhere.
I want it to be good enough that they decide to come back next year. Chicago could use more big shows...
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 09-30-14, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By 1997Soarer
Try Fizz Autosports. They have a guy that can...

Try Fizz Autosports. They have a guy that can layer (and repair/restore) carbon fiber on bumpers and spoilers. Interior pieces should be easy.
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 09-30-14, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By 1997Soarer
Most of the younger SC owners are in this group...

Most of the younger SC owners are in this group on facebook
"Soarer Chicago"
http://www.facebook.com/groups/295484643909517/
Forum: SC 400/300 09-30-14, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,304
Posted By 1997Soarer
I've seen the kit listed on RHDJapan before. ...

I've seen the kit listed on RHDJapan before. Pretty sure you can still get it there.

Fizz Autosports can get it. They got me quotes for the T2 and the Blister.

And if you want to price shop,...
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