LS400 of many skids (sort of)

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  1. short shift

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    So last year while looking for a practical wee diesel fiesta i bought an LS400...... 20160830_195554.

    much smoothness and comfort! (who needs mpg anyway....)

    that lasted about a week before i bought some super cheap rotas off ebay which turned out to be shagged and i rolled around at 4x4 status for a while
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    After i came back from sea i decided lows were needed and got some bc racing coilovers, ended up getting a garage to fit them as every bolt either snapped or was siezed solid (p.s. lexus parts are EXPENSIVE)

    also got the rear windows tinted for etra drug dealer status (yes the rear was sitting way too low)
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    since these wheels had a shit paintjob on them a lovely par of work ryders were ordered from japan, spacers ordered and rolling of the arches commenced!. unforturnately one of the wings creased where one of the inner arch tabs was a bit rusted but I lived with that for a fair while.

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    adjusted for maximum lows (taken with a potato)
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    unfortunately I took it to a car wash 20170626_103921. and they used some super corrosive shit on my wheels and now every wheel looks like this.... raging

    so to cheer myself up i took it to driftland and got the diff welded
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    they also did a drift inspection and all my bushed were ruined, no wonder it handled horribly so while i was waiting for parts to arrived i fitted the new/used wing
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    come spring ill paint it or something but at least the crack in this one isnt as bad haha.

    then it was off back to driftland for many parts that i cant fit by myself using a socket set (and lazyness) 23275616_1756938987710789_6328628493255682634_o.
    so a year and a half later its pretty much finished at this point but ill keep yas updated of results of drift days/crashes.
    I dont fancy fitting a hydro as it would take away from the VIPness of it, but a smaller steering wheel may be fitted cos the standard one is gigantic.
     
  2. B-kruse

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    Looks great so far! :D
     
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  3. WRBA

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    looks very very nice :thumbs:
     
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  4. short shift

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    woop my car was featured on driftlands drift garage :smokin:
     
  5. smokey1975

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    hi pal its looking very pimp/gangsterrr love the look just wondering is your one a vvti or none and how is is power wise
     
  6. short shift

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    Mines a mk2 96 model so although there were minor updates to 260bhp over the original 250 it was the mk3 that got the vvti with around 280-290 bhp. Torque is around 250 I think

    **edit... after a quick Google my car makes about 270lb-ft**
     
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  7. Rorym

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    I’m sure I’ve seen this kick about Falkirk and Stirling a few times?
     
  8. short shift

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    dont think it was me mate, unless it was on the motorway on my way through to fife
     
  9. ShaunV90

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    Always had a soft spot for these. Any plans to manual swap?
     
  10. short shift

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    Not really to be honest, for the money and time I'd just buy a 350z
     
  11. short shift

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    Did my first proper drift day today! In the extent to get there I forgot my phone. So there's no videos of me stuffing it into the wall:cry: but the kind folk at drift and let my use their workspace to bodge some repairs and get back out!:smash:
     

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