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Old 06-16-13, 07:20 AM   #1
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What up CL! I've been trolling this site for over a year now and I must say this forum is the most informative site I've ever been on. Any questions I have I just search and there it is. I fell in love with the 2nd Gen back when I was in High School and wanted one ever since. Fast forward 13 years later and 6 months of looking for the right priced GS with low miles I picked this up this white Gs400 for $6k with 128k on the dash.

Here"s a pic of my old ride. Lost her in a accident and never got to finish build her the way I wanted to but you can see where it was headed.
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Now onto the GS. This is when I first got her. I know the pics are pretty bad.
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After about 5 months of having the GS I left my boy's house one morning and found my car hit. Some ***hole hit my drivers side fender which left a dent and a broken driver's side headlight. Filed a claim where insurance quoted $1500 in damage. They wanted to replace the fender, bumper, and headlight with some aftermarket parts but after talking to the body shop I ended up getting everything replaced with OEM parts. Also picked up a TTE Rep Lip while the car was getting painted. A few months later I picked up some BC Racing Coilovers.

Right after getting the car back from my mechanic.
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It looked nice but the car was wayy too low for Boston's horrible roads. Brought her home and raised it an inch all the way around. I hated the white grill so I decided to tackle the DYI Chrome Grille mod. I think the car looks way better without the white grill now. I also picked up a set of JDM Window Visors.
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Old 06-16-13, 07:24 AM   #2
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Nice start to your project .
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looking good so far! Any further plans for it?
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Before I got my Coilovers I was searching Craigslist and came across a set of 19" Rays Wheels for $600 with brand new tires. I felt that was a deal I couldn't pass up on for 19's with tires that would transform the look of the car n make it a little light on its feet so I pulled the trigger. I'll probably keep these on for now until I save up some more cash and take care of some maintenance, then I'll get some nice 19" Mesh styled wheels for the summer set up.

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looking good so far! Any further plans for it?
As of right now just take care of some maintenance on the car like timing belt and water pump. I just found out when I got my alignment last weekend that I need new UCA's and inner Tie-rods.
So now i need to find some quality parts to replace them with.
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Rays look good on there you could stick with those and call it a day and yea the white grill needed to go lol
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looks great.. nice pics..... your already ahead with the TTE lip and none spoiler trunk lid...
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Old 06-16-13, 11:51 PM   #8
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looks good. coming along nicely
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Wow $6k. Great deal. You will never find a deal like that in hawaii..... nice lookin car. Off to a great start.
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wow man nice find for 6k! looks good so far!
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looks good! loving that simple look.
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