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Old 09-04-15, 12:13 AM   #16
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Default AirRex installed

So took a couple weekends to work on my GS and my cousin's GS.
  • Removed ISC struts and installed AirRex.
  • Installed ISC struts on cousin's car
  • Removed old blocks of 35 Watt Toyota ballast and replaced with 55 watt bulbs and ballast.
  • Mounted ballast on back side of bumper but it won't fit...
  • Installed clear corner light lenses.
  • Remove AirRex control system from the box and mount it and stereo amp on a board to hide in spare tire well.
  • Cut a board to cover spare tire area and cut out space for the plexi glass.
  • Still need to paint the
  • Not happy about the position of the glass and have already scratched it with the tool box in my trunk sliding around. Going to have it buffed out and install another piece of glass above. Then install some lighting to show.
    Dynamat or sound proof mat when I have time.






































































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This dude aint ****ing around! Props.
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Long over due updates.
Since September last year a lot has happened.



Aired out Front angle view




Aired out Side View




Aired out Rear angle view






Test fitted shortened knuckles and wheel spec won't work.




Side by side comparison of shortened and oem knuckles.




Wrapped the outter with red film to match center tail lights.




Wrapped the outter with red film to match center tail lights.




Wrapped the outter with red film to match center tail lights.




Remove paint from C pillar and added chrome trim to doors




Remove paint from C pillar and added chrome trim to doors




Remove paint from C pillar and added chrome trim to doors




Added RGB LED in trunk




Added RGB LED in trunk




Added RGB LED in trunk
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Test fitted shortened knuckles and wheel spec won't work.




Side by side comparison of shortened and oem knuckles.
i have said this many times when these come up. i wouldnt trust these at all.... those look bobo as hell. someone needs to design a one piece shortened knuckle, they would make a killing

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a bit off topic, but do you guys get the gs400 in that region?
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i have said this many times when these come up. i wouldnt trust these at all.... those look bobo as hell. someone needs to design a one piece shortened knuckle, they would make a killing
They have 3 degree camber built in. Which causes it to rub on my tire where the FUCA is bolted so i had to space it out 25mm. Aside from that they've served me well.
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a bit off topic, but do you guys get the gs400 in that region?
We don't, actually looking to import one for as a sleeper.
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Wheel huntin'
Test fitted some 19's back in November last year.










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The good (or bad depends on your goals) thing about shortened knuckles is the natural negative camber it brings.
Also since they are shortened, they will likely be right up against your wheels and/or tires. In this instance, the 19s and my current 20s are right up against the tire with no room for the bolt from the UCA ball joint to be mounted.
To overcome this, spacing out the wheel will be necessary.





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Biannual Inspection... Modifying vehicles in any shape motor/body/large wheels are generally against the law.
Inspection stations are hit and miss on what they look for.
Some will actually break out the tape measure for height checks.
Good thing I'm on bags.


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Synced up parking lights with turn signals while retaining parking light functions.
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Local meet, also first night taking my GS up to 140 while on a "Mexico Run" with some of these beasts.









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Some of the side work I do for other GS owners.

Pink/Purple...

First flip key, was good for a year when I lost the tip of my oem key. Common problem

Was at Costco and parked under some bright lights.

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