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Forum: SC 430 Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 53,407
Posted By taisho
With the recent storms on the west coast, I moved...

With the recent storms on the west coast, I moved the windshield wiper down to the second notch. When at a complete stop, the windshield wiper will wipe ever 2-3 seconds; whereas if you're moving,...
Forum: SC 430 12-08-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By taisho
You should check with your state laws on...

You should check with your state laws on emissions tests/requirements. I would highly advise NOT to delete any cats. Deleting those will greatly affect your emissions. It's just not worth it and...
Forum: SC 430 10-31-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By taisho
I installed PPE headers, deleted the resonators...

I installed PPE headers, deleted the resonators and added two Borla mufflers. Adds a noticeable amount of horsepower and torque. It's not substantially noticeable, but I love the exhaust sound. ...
Forum: SC 430 08-19-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,413
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 353,643
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,163
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, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,529
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.
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