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Old 07-28-15, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hello 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
Coolant Reservoir on fan shroud 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
Steering Rack
Drive shaft center support bearing

Engine & Transmission:
Borg Warner S362-SXE
2JZ-GTE FFIM and modified non-vvti lower runner
eBay manifold
Tial MVS 38mm wastegate
Tial BOV
Sard radiator+Aristo Fan
Sard 880cc injectors Custom fuel rail
Sard 280 Fuel pump
Greddy oil cooler and filter relocation kit.
Trans cooler+Magnafilter
Transmission line pressure switch adjusted
HKS Fcon Vpro 3.24
HKS EVC 5

Suspension:
OEM Lexus Motor Mount + Hardrace Transmission mount- motor thumps hard when gas is let off during high speeds.
Hardrace Front Upper Control Arm- Too much play on passenger side
Hardrace Rear Toe Control Arm-Bushing worn
Hardrace Rear Traction Arm
Hardrace Rear Upper Control Arm
Hardrace Rear Lower Control Arm
Carbing Front and Rear Strut tower brace
Cusco 1.5 Way LSD
Cusco Front and Rear Sway Bar (got a good deal and pass the Hardrace rear down to my cousin)
Air Rex Air Suspension Bellow front and rear.
19" Varrstoen 120 19 x 8.5 +30 / 9.5 +33 with 20 mm front / 25 mm rear114.3 to 120 adapter spacers. 20x8.5 +36/ 9.5 +11 AME XS-20 17" unknown brand wheels
TPMS with mini display
Grex 6 Pot front + 355mm rotor / unknown brand 6 Pot rear + 345mm rotor. Ceramic pads
Tom's full under brace kit.
30mm Shortened knuckles
10mm shortened ball joints
30mm RCAs

Exterior:
Q45 headlights (got lucky and swapped stock with another GS owner)
55W HID High and Low beams
LED fog lights
Puddle light with flashing module
Rep 3 Piece wing
Eagle Eyes Tail Light
HIC rear visor
JDM Chrome Window Trim

Interior:
Custom made EL Glow gauges with LED needles. Color changing LED Instrument/Gauge clusters
CCFL Mood lighting on door trims
Blue LED Climate, Console, lock and window switches.
White LED Dome, Map, Rear door courtesy.
Blue LED Lexus Logo Coasters for cup holder
Lower door Lexus Logo projectors
Voltmeter next to clock.
Flossed VIP Car tray tables
JP Tsuna, fusa, neckpads.

Audio:
JDM Pioneer Carrozzeria FH-9200 DVD head unit
Diamond Audio TDX-10
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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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Old 07-31-15, 10:26 PM   #4
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Any info on the blue gauges/interior lights modification?
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Old 08-01-15, 01:28 AM   #5
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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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Old 08-01-15, 06:08 AM   #6
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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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Old 08-06-15, 07:23 AM   #10
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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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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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