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NW WA Meet / BS Thread

Discussion in 'North West' started by Benson X, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:40 AM
    Nimitz

    Nimitz #Flexus

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    I got one too. Already had one, but figured two wouldnt hurt. Need to get a mobile setup for the truck now.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:46 AM
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    parts and stuff
    I got lucky when I bought mine. Already had coils. But it was all sorts janky. Think the lower puck thing installed was a piece of wood? Either way I replaced all that shit
     
  3. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:57 AM
    Nimitz

    Nimitz #Flexus

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    Lol thats terrible. Mine was a highway queen with service records every 5k for the life of the vehicle. And look at it now.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:57 AM
    JDAM

    JDAM Well-Known Member

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    I grabbed one too just because it's got a little more power than the rest of mine. Need to get a HAM license now. I've been procrastinating. I have a book and there are tons of practice tests online.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:14 AM
    JeffRoyJenkins

    JeffRoyJenkins Essentially Non-Essential

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    Stuff and things... maybe a little rust
    Same here. I'm hoping this one has a little more robust case too, My UV-5R isn't terrible but I don't know that I trust it to not shatter if I dropped it on a rock getting out of the truck or something like that.

    I can't recommend enough buying an upgraded antenna too. When I was down in Tillamook last year those of us with upgraded antennas were getting clear comms 2-3 miles through the woods and over hills while the ones with the stubby that comes with them were getting static at under a mile.
     
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  6. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:19 AM
    JDAM

    JDAM Well-Known Member

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    any antenna recommendations? I have this 5-pack on my wishlist.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076VFKQG...olid=2KGUDUL886CG0&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
     
  7. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:22 AM
    JeffRoyJenkins

    JeffRoyJenkins Essentially Non-Essential

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    Stuff and things... maybe a little rust
    I have the NA-701C because it said it said the optimal frequency range had the ones I planned to use at the time. At the end of the day I think pretty much anything would be an upgrade from what comes on them.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AX3AYOK/ref=twister_B07QFB4MJP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    There is a chart with the different antenna options and all kinds of info down the page
     
  8. Jul 17, 2019 at 10:27 AM
    Nimitz

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    I think I have this one too
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:24 PM
    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    ARB bull bumper, warn 9000 with synthetic rope, icon CO's & 700lb coils, road armor rear bumper, dakars + Archive Garage shackle flip.
    Ahhh. I was able to adjust mine on the LS to get lower, but now it's probably a matter of time before they all start to blow. Ones got a slow leak already, which I've heard can be prolonged with fix-a-flat. Coilovers for cars are almost as expensive as trucks. :annoyed:

    Never modded a car before.

    Oh yeah, anyone got a recommendation on window tint? Location? Mobile? Pricing? Bad experiences?
     
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  10. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:29 PM
    WrecklessAbandon

    WrecklessAbandon They call me skippy

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    I've had great results with Accutint in Bellevue. They'll give you a quote over the phone for your make/model/tint type.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2019 at 1:54 PM
    rlx02

    rlx02 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Nooo...there are so many options for trucks and custom mounting solutions you can easily spend 10g on suspension alone for a truck. The only thing I can think of that costly for a car suspension wise would be the computer controlled air suspension that changes pressure on the fly while you're driving to minimize body roll.

    In the benz scene adjustable KW coilovers were great and only cost ~2k.

    Now when it comes to custom 3 piece forged wheels...that's a whole 'nother story.
     
  12. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:06 PM
    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    ARB bull bumper, warn 9000 with synthetic rope, icon CO's & 700lb coils, road armor rear bumper, dakars + Archive Garage shackle flip.
    Well I'm at the point now where I know it will never be raced on a track or do auto x, or anything high performance really. It's a luxury land yacht so I don't need to spend the $$$ on high end coilovers, and I'm not much of a brand whore so I'm trying to find a reason NOT to buy the cheapest ones I can find that aren't a Chinese knock off.
     
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  13. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    Once I sell this dang scion I plan to get a Lexus not too long after..
     
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  14. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:11 PM
    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    Which model are you looking for?
     
  15. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:15 PM
    rlx02

    rlx02 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Get some KYB or Konis. Probalby like 4-600 bucks at most.
     
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  16. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    Bigheadtinyarms Well-Known Member

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    I plan to get what you got, or sc300. Even is300 but those are a bit out of my price range for a while
     
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  17. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    I need to put new struts on the TDI, ebay coilover install party?:bananadance:
     
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  18. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:34 PM
    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    ARB bull bumper, warn 9000 with synthetic rope, icon CO's & 700lb coils, road armor rear bumper, dakars + Archive Garage shackle flip.
    Found some made by truhart, never heard of them
    https://www.ebay.com/p/19008273194, but seem to have positive reviews and have features over the Chinese ones. There are a few lower priced ones with quite a few good reviews about them but around the Lexus forums not much good is said. Mostly that it's blasphemous to put that cheap crap on a Lexus. :bananadead: They are said to ride similar or worse than cut springs and the reviews are most likely fake accounts. I'll look at the ones you mentioned also.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM
    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    I'm down. Gimmie a week or 2. I'm picking up some 17" wheels with tires tonight in Monroe.
     
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  20. Jul 18, 2019 at 6:58 AM
    Eazy.E

    Eazy.E Big gulps huh?!

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