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    I picked up a '95 LS400 last a couple weeks ago for a daily driver.

    $4500 with 71,XXX original miles, although whoever drove this thing for those miles had the depth perception of Ray Charles. I don't think there is a panel without a dent or a scratch.

    It handles like I do on a Sunday after a bucket of Jameson, my goal is to mix some form and function rather than do the VIP treatment.






    Upgrading the lighting, K&N filter, and ordered a hub so I can put my Grinta in. Coilovers are coming but it is going to be summer time before it is lowered.

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    From a thematic standpoint it would be cool to see an LS in a function oriented build on here. Japanese 18s decent bit of stretch but still some sidewall. This could be cool.


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    This ruined me. It ruined me hard. But, I still like these and hope to see some cool stuff come out of this build.
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    Mmmmm, this tickles my pickle real good. Nice rare color to start with too I had an 89 LS400 that was on its balls on 18" Works, and it was fucking awesome.... but honestly I want another one to go OEM++++. Throw in some rear curtains, a front table, better tires, maybe some wider 15s or 16s. Keep the Lexus-ness, but upgrade it. I'm excited to see what you do

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    I'm seriously clapping my hands with enjoyment! I have never seen an LS build from the start on SW so I'm in for a treat. Can't wait.


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    got high hopes for this. not going the traditional "VIP" that everyone and their mothers think they do.

    looking forward to this build

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    I hope I can deliver on this one guys. I do love Elvis'/Stancenation's LS, I have to admit his car was a factor in seeking out an LS. There is a video of his taillights that I have watched a hundred times.

    Here is where I am drawing inspiration from, I hope the influence is clear as this progresses.


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    I also love the Evo II, I feel like the LS has similar lines and the Evo II has a 90's look that has aged perfectly.


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    I looked at his tail lights about a gabillion times myself. I like your ideas too. It should work out well.
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    If anyone knows what seat brackets might fit, shout it right out.

    The GS300 brackets looks close, I can't tell for sure though

    THmotorsports has some corbeau brackets listed but they say 90-95 which makes no sense to me since that is UCF10 & 1995 is UCF20. I believe they are discontinued nonetheless, wedge says the same and I hear those are shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blumagic View Post
    wedge says the same and I hear those are shit.
    I vote no on the Wedge. I had them on my Camry to fit a pair of Brides, they called and asked for the measurements of the holes on the base of the seat and all that, but when they arrived they were almost half an inch off
    I mean... with the exact distances you need being given to you, I would think it would not be that difficult.

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    You are a smart smart man. I've always thought the early E-Class and LS were extremely similar...That's probably because Lexus based the LS off of early mercedes while maintaining the reliability of a japanese car. I always see a little bit of my car when I see a light blue LS rolling.


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    For example my old benz and this UCF, with some wider black wheels and camber it'd be pretty close


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    Funny thing is I was cross shopping the two before realizing how similar they are. You never really see the styles cross over too often though besides a few VIP S-class cars.

    190E is still pretty bulletproof though.



    I managed to get my Grinta in, makes me feel like my car is cooler than it really is when I'm driving


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    I couldn't hold out till summer


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    w201 FTW

    i'll be checking in again,

    i've always liked ls

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    Got the coils in this weekend and replaced all of the end links. I had to cut 3 out of 4 of those bitches off .

    The F&F coils I put on out of the box and the shit looked air'd out. So I raised it up about 25 threads and it was still too low to drive with the balloon 225/60's




    about 20 threads higher put me here, it handles 1000x better than before even without an alignment.

    As you can see the bumper needs some love, I'm going to try to spray it myself... I just need to learn some patience when painting



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    looks good man. word of advice, when going super low on stocks or low on 18s and up make sure you relocated the main wiring harness under the driver side fender and relocate the passenger harness as well, under passenger fender.

    will save you alot of headache and money down the road

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    Damn, this thing is going toe killer when wheels go on. Some Cr Kai's would suit this real well.


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    Ride height is killer man. Steering wheels looks a bit out of place tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scweet14 View Post
    looks good man. word of advice, when going super low on stocks or low on 18s and up make sure you relocated the main wiring harness under the driver side fender and relocate the passenger harness as well, under passenger fender.

    will save you alot of headache and money down the road
    Thanks man I slightly did the drivers side, but i didn't take the fender off so i had a hard time getting it above that lip. I didn't notice the passenger side, I'll have to check it out.

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    Damn, this thing is going toe killer when wheels go on. Some Cr Kai's would suit this real well.
    I might try some OEM wheel first to see if I can get the tire size I like to fit, I'd like to do square with 245/45/17 Direzzas, Spend the money on UCAs & RCAs for the front so i can get some camber to get the fit right.

    I ran 245s many years ago on a Jetta I had and thought it looked pretty badass, I like more sidewall though now and I know more about fitment than I did back then. I have to post some photos to reminisce






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    Ride height is killer man. Steering wheels looks a bit out of place tho.
    My wife laughed and said the same, hopefully eventually it will fit in. I do like the wood deep corn but I'd rather do other things first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scweet14 View Post
    looks good man. word of advice, when going super low on stocks or low on 18s and up make sure you relocated the main wiring harness under the driver side fender and relocate the passenger harness as well, under passenger fender.

    will save you alot of headache and money down the road
    I was maybe 1/3" off the ground on 18s.... I started with 235/40s on 18x8s for the front, and that rubbed through the wheel well liner and wiring loom, but luckily I caught it before it destroyed any wires. I switched to a 225/35 and that fixed all of my rubbing problems. It's mostly dependent on tire size I think

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    I found this and some ebay listings in Japan for T127FO & T128FO, can't wait till they get here. The weight savings from removing the full size spare and other misc parts woke up the car a little, I'm excited to see what the seats do.

    Not to mention not sliding around in the stockers anymore.




    its going to look silly for a while in such a stock car, but putting my p1s in... IDGAF though it makes driving so much more fun




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    Got most of it, rails look like they are going to work. I'll find out for real this weekend


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    With those seats in there the steering wheel will look much less out of place. If this comes out anything close to the Genesis did, I'm stoked.


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    Can't wait to see it come together!

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