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Old 06-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #11
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Here she is, ain't she a beauty? I didn't put on the fake hood pins or the GT300 decal so I'm not a ricer, I promise.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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No more can a doctor tell you how long you'll live can anyone predict how long a car will last. Unlike my 5 previous and my current Toyota's, I'm sure the S197 will need some minor maintenance beyond your normal fluids, brakes and tires over it's course but quite a few folks have over 150k miles. I know that all of my pre-80's cars were on deaths doorstep by 100k miles but the domestics HAD to do something to compete with the reliability and longevity of the imports and fare better beyond 100k compared to years ago.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
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There was a guy going into my lane from the other direction and I quickly moved my steering wheel and it was so fast, so abrupt yet it kept it's composure, no tire squealing or lean at all, it's like being on a different planet, I'm sorry I'm just not used to good handling lol
Post a pic of your car. I have a feeling it doesn't have the stock suspension any longer.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #14
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Post a pic of your car. I have a feeling it doesn't have the stock suspension any longer.
From what I gather(the trim package level, basically fully loaded minus the shaker 1000-had the shaker 500) and from the area it was registered in I'm going to assume the guy had money so... Maybe... It Doesn't even have a CAI though, you'd think if he went for performance he'd slap that on though.
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If the guy had money he wouldn't have installed fake hood pins and the GT300 decal.
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From what I gather(the trim package level, basically fully loaded minus the shaker 1000-had the shaker 500) and from the area it was registered in I'm going to assume the guy had money so... Maybe... It Doesn't even have a CAI though, you'd think if he went for performance he'd slap that on though.
Ah, didn't realize there was a pic on page 2. That does look like stock springs, but could have aftermarket shocks/struts. My car had lots of body roll compared to after lowering, changing shocks and pretty much all the suspension parts.
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Ah, didn't realize there was a pic on page 2. That does look like stock springs, but could have aftermarket shocks/struts. My car had lots of body roll compared to after lowering, changing shocks and pretty much all the suspension parts.
Maybe, since I'm used to driving 50 year old cars and cars based off 35 year old cars (CVPIs and Lincoln Town Cars) that in comparison the car feels like it remains flat in comparison.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #18
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Love the spoiler delete! Wish mine didn't have one haha
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that car is sweet, good luck with it
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #20
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I'm at 140k miles, and haven't done anything besides regular fluid changes and 1 set of brake pads. I did do a precautionary plug change last year. Car is not stock and I beat on it occasionally. I don't think you have anything to worry about regarding longevity.
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