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My 1st Lex...'99 SC400

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    My 1st Lex...'99 SC400

    Picked this up 2 weeks ago. She's all stock outside of a new set of staggered 20's and new tint. Let me know what ya think. I don't plan on going too crazy with this. Maybe just some h.i.d.'s, cat/axle-back exhaust, drop.

    What should I run as far as spacers. I'm not sure what the offsets are but I think if I used 5mm ones in the rear and 10/15mm ones in the front it'd look a little better.

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    very very very nice ride!! im looking into getting one also, either that or a scion tc, audi a4 or is300 i want something 2 door, something exotic no hondas or kias here! how much you pay for it?
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    Very clean! Nice interior for a car with 130k
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    thats one sweet ride, strong too
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    Gerson Back with another AE101

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    Looks like sum ppl are moving up to Lexus cars. I got a 92 black es300 5 speed I bought in march and restoration is in progress as we speak. If i where u I give that car a good VIP treatment. Nothin too crazy as u say but few mods will set this SC off.
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    looks good. i love stockness. i almost bought one of these too but since the seller's car was ~200k miles i was kinda scared...
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    Thanks for the comments guy. Not sure what direction I wanna go in yet. I paid $8k for it bone stock.
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    damn so immaculate inside and outside.130k thats nothing i heard v8 last for a long time 300k+.
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    ^lol yeah. Only thing mechanically wrong is the valve cover gasket is leaking and pretty much my whole power steering system needs an overhaul. Apparently needs a new pump/rack/and high pressure hose.
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    dam man that engine bay is spotless!
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    wasabinuts2go BeeP BEEP!

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    Very Nice! i'm glad you're not one of those owners that run on 24" dubs on it.... i've seen a couple and it is just HORRIBLE!!!! esp the pink on pink rims....
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    lol thanks. some might say 20's are too big/heavy and ruin it but they really don't look that big. the 2 and 5" lips take care of that.

    have you seen the one with gold 27s?
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    20's is a perfect size even the supra owners has 20's so thats no different with the sc300/400.changing the valve cover is easy to change out and for the power steering overhaul give it a shop/mechanic.
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    nice upgrade!
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    Def like the rims....
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    baller car man
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    nice ride meng! im lookin into gettin IS300 myself....4da garage hehe
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    5Zigen Fireball Mega's added

    Got everything on yesterday. It's not a true catback but it pretty much is. The exhaust shop told me it wouldn't be worth it to start right from the cat because it would cost me more money with the extra bends and welding up another pair of flanges. The setup is 2.25" piping with an x-pipe.

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    very nice ride.... how much did that exhaust cost yah??? i was also wonderin about your wheels... do they scratch on bumps??? i have a friend with 19's n they scratch wherever we go....
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    dam man that is very very nice ;)
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    hot damn thats sexy
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    Exhaust tips are a bit big on that car for my taste, otherwise looks very nice.
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    +1. those pipes are huge. Those are not the stock diameter, or are they?
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    Thanks everyone.

    The axle back mufflers were $800 shipped and I paid $275 for the parts labor for the install. The wheels don't scratch either.
    Stock piping is around 2" to 2.25", because I believe it varies at certain spots. The inlet on the mufflers are 2.5" and the tips are 4.5" and 13" in length.
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    Old thread, but damn that car is CLEAN.
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    Thats nice lad well wear :D
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    Im still in love with this car.
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    when is the last time you had the timing belts or water pump replaced? These engines are related to the Tundra v8 and that belt has to be replaced with the water pump at 90k.
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    Thanks guys. The timing belt and water pump were done at Lexus @ 90k according to their records. The valve cover gaskets, plugs, pcv valve, engine/ tranny mounts and PS high pressure hose have been replaced since my last update. The ps line was just replaced last week but i'm still leaking ps fluid (i think) Looks to be coming from the driver side boot and on the passenger side it looks like it's leaking from the hose at bottom of the ps fluid reservoir.

    Since my last update i've added aftermarket headers (4 to 1 design) 6000k low beam & 3000k fog light hid's.

    I'm currently waiting on jdm rain visors and a 16 piece led interior light bulb replacement kit.

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