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Forum: SC 430 03-20-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 593
Posted By taisho
I know every shop is different, but what would a...

I know every shop is different, but what would a rough estimate be to get my belts replaced along with my water pump? I bought my used 2003 SC430 used with about 50k on it at the time and it now has...
Forum: SC 430 03-13-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,465
Posted By taisho
Thanks, boss! This should be a sticky

Thanks, boss! This should be a sticky
Forum: SC 430 03-13-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By taisho
http://www.autoanything.com/lights/putco-nite-lux-...

http://www.autoanything.com/lights/putco-nite-lux-led-headlight-bulb-conversion-kits

Are these plug and play?
Forum: SC 430 02-23-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By taisho
I'm actually not too sure which pair of mufflers...

I'm actually not too sure which pair of mufflers I bought, but I believe it's the ProXS Center/Offset, 2.25". I also didnt remove the kinks in the pipes that lead up to the mufflers.
Forum: SC 430 12-18-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 58,296
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
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, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,385
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,839
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: 1,157
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 1,149
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: 1,149
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: 1,149
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
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: 3,839
Posted By taisho
PPE Headers

I will be purchasing some headers for my 2003 Lexus SC430. Does anyone have any thoughts on this purchase?
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