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Old 04-18-18, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by blumagic View Post
Nice, looking forward to seeing yours I might do that too eventually. I need to try to get a beam shot this weekend.



Brah, you are taking the 10 cent an hour Chinese kid who wrote that ebay ad too serious.



I took a few legit pics yesterday. its got some rake but my dub *** took pics on a hill so it looks super raked.




​​​​​​BRAVISSIMO!

​​​​​​your build is an absolute F-U to everyone that says you can only vip the UCF platform.

i'm sure steering is nice and tight with all those upgraded suspension components + strut bar tower

plus the 17" rpf's are mint, all that side wall keeps things nice and cushy after the coils I bet!

extremely tasteful as well, , the yellow accenting is a perfect touch to the blue and alloy

I could go on and on..
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Old 04-23-18, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ogwonuzfe View Post
​​​​​​BRAVISSIMO!

​​​​​​your build is an absolute F-U to everyone that says you can only vip the UCF platform.

i'm sure steering is nice and tight with all those upgraded suspension components + strut bar tower

plus the 17" rpf's are mint, all that side wall keeps things nice and cushy after the coils I bet!

extremely tasteful as well, , the yellow accenting is a perfect touch to the blue and alloy

I could go on and on..

Thanks, it is getting there, my front and rear UCAs still need to be upgraded and I still feel like it needs a ton of other refreshes to be just right.

I really need to make a splitter for it, the steering goes lighter when hitting onramps in a spirited way. It isn't the most confidence inspiring sensation.
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Old 05-07-18, 12:31 AM
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Lovin' the results!!!
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Old 05-09-18, 07:36 AM
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Thanks, it is getting there, my front and rear UCAs still need to be upgraded and I still feel like it needs a ton of other refreshes to be just right.

I really need to make a splitter for it, the steering goes lighter when hitting onramps in a spirited way. It isn't the most confidence inspiring sensation.

Dude, even though this car is 20 years old
with a couple slight refreshes and mods it will pretty much keep up with any modern day sport sedan - I am personally aiming to get around the 400hp range

​​​​​​Fabbing a front + rear splitter plus tuning suspension components, I feel would be your best solution for that light steering sensation you get when you throttle it onto the on ramps. Possibly try those polyurethane sway bar bushings if you haven't already?

Do you know how much weight you've possibly deleted while modding your LS?
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Old 05-10-18, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ogwonuzfe View Post
Dude, even though this car is 20 years old
with a couple slight refreshes and mods it will pretty much keep up with any modern day sport sedan - I am personally aiming to get around the 400hp range

​​​​​​Fabbing a front + rear splitter plus tuning suspension components, I feel would be your best solution for that light steering sensation you get when you throttle it onto the on ramps. Possibly try those polyurethane sway bar bushings if you haven't already?

Do you know how much weight you've possibly deleted while modding your LS?
I do not know the exact amount, i haven't weighed anything. The OEM seats are monsters though, it always feels nice after swapping out seats 1/4th the weight. Some of the weight reduction I've done is probably just fruitless from a performance perspective looking in, but from my point of view i like minimalism.

the rear has poly but the fronts are just ingalls rubber replacements. I need to mod my endlinks to be a little shorter too. I bought superpro adjustable but they are slightly longer than OEM (I believe) because they don't thread all the way in.

I'd really be satisfied with just 300whp, i'm more of a "driving a slow car fast" type of person.

I'm also looking to switch out the fan to two 14-15" electric fans with a thermostat switch, since no one makes light weight/underdrive pulleys I guess it is the next best thing. But if anyone knows if I can tap into that bolt on the top of the thermostat housing, that would be great, otherwise it is going to be trial and error.
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Old 06-18-18, 09:13 AM
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spaced out the front a bit more, put the gurney flap on, and drove it hundreds of miles massacring thousands of bugs

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Old 10-17-18, 07:15 AM
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it's been a while, not much changed

Used some Ivory paint on a non-car project and really liked it. So I sprayed my console the same.


265s on the rear, confirmed they will fit the front without any changes. So i'll get those eventually
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I really like what you did with your LS. This is definitely the sort of direction that I would like to go when I start freshening mine up. I'm not a big fan of stretched tires or the VIP look, but rather the "tuner" or function over form aspect. In the end, I feel that your wheel selection really brought the whole car together. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for it. Keep up the great job!
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Old 02-01-19, 08:33 AM
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I'm getting a Mercedes-Benz 190E AMG vibe from this. It's really refreshing to see this build and I'm really excited to see what you do next! I was kinda taken aback by the wing, but I love it!

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Not my cup of tea, but can definitely appreciate the work in it!
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Old 06-13-19, 03:17 PM
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So Ive been handed the candle to the only track-oriented LS400 build known so far. Ive known this gentleman for awhile now and he passed on his seats to me since I was building a track UCF20 as well. So, without further adue, heres mine.

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Old 06-13-19, 03:18 PM
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Interior shots
Grant NASCAR Winston Cup wheel for era-correctness, HKB hub with a Forever Sharp 6 to 3 bolt adapter.
Bride brackets with Buddy Club P1 seats. Only 16lbs each.
Stripped carpet, doors will be stripped as well within the next week and covered in ABS plastic door cards.

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Old 06-13-19, 03:23 PM
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I take inspiration from the Australian V8 Supercars of the late 80s and early 90s, the Super Taikyu cars of the 90s, and IMSA homologation. Hence the crazy side exit exhaust. System is 2 into 1 factory diameter exhaust, into single stock center catalytic, out in a 2.25" single exhaust system out this flat tip on the drivers side.

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Old 06-13-19, 03:25 PM
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Didnt want the bolt on look of the usual riveted flares so mine are sealed on with 3M double sided and some sealant to keep them on. Smooth ZG 240Z flares.
Speedline SL390 wheels, 17 lbs each, 3lbs lighter per corner (also known as Crown Vic PP wheels)
Federal SS595 245/50/16 tires, theyre really 265mm wide though.

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Old 06-13-19, 03:32 PM
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98-00 UCF20 rear sway bar (stock base '96 sways are 13mm, 98-00 is19mm) for better turn in
Siberian Bushing front and rear Polyurethane sway bar bushings
-1.3 Camber/ 0.12 toe out front
-2.0 Camber/ 0.12 toe in rear
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