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Old 07-28-15, 11:03 AM   #1
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ello fellow CL Members,

I just want to say the amount of information shared on this forum about the GS is amazing. Any problems I've ran into so far this forum has the answers to it. I am also an admin for a Taiwan FB group and have shared plenty of DIY information from here. Gotta thank the contributors over the years on this forum for sharing the knowledge.

I've been a member on here for over a year but haven't done much to my GS until the last few months due to maintenance work that had to be done first. Sourcing parts isn't that cheap here as there is a premium with any OEM Lexus brand on it. I can say the good thing about being in Taiwan is that labor is cheaper and plenty of electrical parts for me to source from. Just want to share my 99 GS 300 build thus far with about 105,000 miles.

Regular Maintenance:
NGK Spark plug,
OEM timing belt,
Battery

Break down repair:
Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor, Throttle position sensor-VSC VSC off Limp mode
Radiator-Leak
Lower Control Arm No. 2-Loud Clunk under floor board when parking and reversing.
Lower Ball Joint-Too much play, oil leak
Inner and outer pinion-Too much play
Oil pan gasket-Leak
Transmission pan gasket and filter-Leak and maintenance
VVTI Solenoid-Leak

Mods:
Hardrace Engine and Transmission mount-thumps hard when gas is let off
Hardrace Upper Control Arm- Too much play on passenger side
Hardrace Rear sway bar
Hardrace Rear Toe Control Arm-Bushing worn
Hardrace Rear camber
ISC Coilover with 32 stage adjustable structs.
17" unknown brand wheels
Q45 headlights (got lucky and swapped stock with another GS owner)
Color changing LED Instrument/Gauge clusters
CCFL Mood lighting on door trims
Puddle light with flashing module
Blue LED Radio, Climate, Console, lock and window switches.
55W HID High and Low beams
35W HID Fog lights.
Aux in cable mod

Plans for the future:
Air Rex or Air Lift v2 performance Kit
20" Wheels
Custom Body kit
Stereo upgrade

















































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Old 07-28-15, 09:19 PM   #2
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Looks decent dude. I like the light under the wood trim on the doors, looks sick!
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Old 07-29-15, 02:45 AM   #3
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like the door panels give it the look of the new S class
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Any info on the blue gauges/interior lights modification?
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I'll be the first to say it, I like the girls.

Sweet car, the interior lighting is great.
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^^^ haha same here and the interior lighting is nice. info on the door trim lighting as well!!
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Old 08-01-15, 09:59 PM   #7
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Nice and clean!
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How you make your cluster turn Blue Color? Pictures of how you did it please. Look very nice.
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I'm glad you confirmed the route I was going to take with LED strips for gauge cluster. Thanks for info
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Didn't know Hardrace make arms for the GS, used them before on my rsx-s very good brand.....
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Wow, really love the CCFL door lights. Do you have a link to where you found yours, by chance?

The whole car looks great, man. Welcome!
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Old 08-06-15, 03:56 PM   #12
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subscribed for full diy cluster led mod
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Which city in Taiwan are you in? We go to Taichung about every year.
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really nice mods, very unique, its my first time seeing the door trims like that.
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Thank you all for the comments.

rogzballz I currently live in Taipei but has a home in Taichung. I also run a FB group here and have a meet on 8/22 for Lexus owners. The market is weird here, everyone is so secretive...

vipXjunky and mveale, thanks for the comments and interests, unfortunately I do not have links to the items. Like I've said in my post, if you are interested I can get you six pieces for lengths under the wood grain and under the front door pockets. or whatever length you like with one inverter. Taiwan has some ridiculous items that are not well marketed. So I will do what I can to get it to the rest of the world.

Will be starting a site separate from CL for Asia. Will keep y'all posted with new mod ideas and vendors when the time comes.

Thanks for following and the positive comments.

PS. Hopefully AirRex will be installed by the time the next meet comes around.
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