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Old 02-22-19, 06:47 AM
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Old 03-03-19, 04:16 PM
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Been going crazy on this RX. Still a lot to do. I'm basically redoing everything on it. So far Iv'e done struts, tans filter and fluid flush, p/s flush, timing belt/ water pump, cam and crank seals, new balancer, new drive belts, radiator, thermostat, coolant flushed, engine and cabin filters, antenna mast, hood and trunk hatch supports, cleaned the TB, MAF, and IAC. Some other stuff.

Still on the way is complete brakes, control arm bushings, ball joints, tie rods, upgrading to rx350 rims and new ties of course after I get the alignment perfect, axles, still have to get the valve covers and tune up done, gonna re-seal the oil pan, needs a new battery etc. gonna replace the fuel pump because I don't think its been done. Have a lot to do so I can give my mom a good dependable ride!

Doing all this on a $6,000 budget. That includes purchase price.
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Old 03-03-19, 09:16 PM
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Been going crazy on this RX. Still a lot to do. I'm basically redoing everything on it. So far Iv'e done struts . . .
Which struts did you buy?
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Old 03-04-19, 06:35 AM
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KYB Excel G. I only go with KYB and Bilstein on cars I care about. Best OEM quality out there. Usually there is only one of these brands available for the the particular vehicle I'm working on. In this case, it was KYB. At my shop I have to put on whatever I'm given. Some customers pay for the quality, some just want the cheapest they can get. But I can tell you from experience, OE Spectra, Gabriel, Monroe, all your usual cheaper options absolutely suck. They have less dampening/rebound than what came off the car in most cases. Even when one coming off that was leaking is compared sometimes.
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Old 03-04-19, 08:28 AM
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Did you replace the strut mounts and if so, with what?
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Old 03-04-19, 04:57 PM
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No the mounts are fine, didn't do them
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