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|05-07-2003 08:24 AM|
|Shaggy||I can import parts too. I havn't done it yet, but if you have the right contacts you can save a shit load of money!|
|05-06-2003 07:25 PM|
|MustardCat||Cant wait for the pics, so could you import individual parts? Or only whole cars?|
|05-06-2003 01:40 PM|
|LudeSi86||OH MY GOODNESSS... well i guess it would look weird, but they would pay to get it fit.. thats pretty sweet.. man i knew the soarer was from japan, but i meant that Australia gets better versions of cars than North America|
|05-06-2003 11:32 AM|
No it's not a 400 or a 300. They are the newer versions, I have the older boxyer model (198. This didn't come from Australia my friend it came directly from Japan. That is another one of my hobbies: Importing cars.
I managed to get mine for $715 (US) which was a bargin since it only has 80000km on the clock, a full manufacturers service history, perfect condition, the list goes on. It was a very good buy! So was all the HKS gear. I paid a total of $4000 (US) for as-new gear that would normally cost about $12500 (US). I have also scored a sponsor who will fit it all for free, as long as I have a huge buisness sticker on the car. This would be fine except for the fact that the company is called MAZTECH, and I refuse to have a sticker that supports Mazda's on my car! So now I need to find another sponsor.
|05-06-2003 11:05 AM|
|LudeSi86||hmmm the soarer....that the Lexus..... umm SC...400? or 300? i'mm leannin towards 300.. cuz the 3 litre, and yea i hear those things have lotsa potential...but Australia always gets the better versions of jap cars... if we got those, the domestic owners wouldn't hav made the term japs crap lol|
|05-06-2003 11:00 AM|
The ultimate plan for me is to build Australia's fastest road car, and I am taking that VERY SERIOUSLY. The only problem is that I have a friend who owns a 800hp Toyota Soarer and he is looking for the same title.
I don't know if I told you fellers this, but I also own a 1988 Toyota Soarer MZ20 GT LT. Stock: 3litre, 24 valve, DOHC, EFI, intercooled turbo. 340hp stock! I have just bought about $25000 worth of HKS gear to push her up to my friends level: 800hp! And thats just the engine. The enterior: digital dash, electric seats, electric mirrors, heated mirrors, heated seat belt, cruise controll, climate control, trip computer, EVERYTHING! You fellers couldn't believe the kind of things this car came out with stock.
This is why I'm putting myself in holes I can't get out of, I'm spending more money than I can afford! But I can't help it, I'm going to be buying a 600cc Duccati in six months too (which I will be doing up too).
Although the Soarer has more potential than the Lude, I will be sticking with the Lude for Australia's fastest road car. I love her too much to make her second best to the Soarer. So instead the Soarer will come 2nd to the Lude, and the Duccati will come third to the Soarer.
|05-06-2003 10:50 AM|
|Shaggy||It would have been better if I couldn't have waited untill she was finished, but I was starting to get scared people might think I was full of shit. You must admit when I first told all of you about the beast, NO BODY BELIEVED ME! Everybody thought I was just talking my car up, so I'm gunna make sure that don't happen again.|
|05-06-2003 10:47 AM|
Ill host if you need me to, no prob. Unlimited server space here. Also if you need me to prepare the shots for the web (so theyre small enough to load in a timely manner) I can do that as well. Just PM me!
Ive seen the post on the other board, and Im REALLY looking forward to this...
|05-06-2003 10:25 AM|
|LudeSi86||NICE man... i can't wait!!!!|
|05-06-2003 10:06 AM|
I FINALLY HAVE PICTURES OF MY LUDE!
You guys win, I have taken photo's of the car. I really wanted to wait untill the jobs where done, but everyone didn't want to wait so I have take the photo's. You will need to keep in mind that the car is mid way though the project, so it's not quite finished. As soon as the engine is done it's booked in at Advanced Airbrush for a full paint job and graphics, so when it's finished there I'll just take the pics again and you can see the exterior looking the way it should! Then as soon as I'm done there I will book (I havn't booked this yet, too far ahead) my car in at Audio Tech so I can upgrade my stereo. From there strait to Kaam motor trimmers and I'm getting my car done with leather.
Once that is all done, I'll get proffessional photo's done and send them to you guys (which was my origional plan: to wait untill the car was finished and then suprise everyone with the pictures. But the car wont be finished for another 6 months and you guys wanted to see it now, so I scrapped that idea)
Although I have pictures, I don't have the required equipment to post them. So I'm giving the pics to a friend when he goes into work and he'll E-mail the pictures to me.
So in about 12 hours!
Also, I know nothing about being able to put pictures up on the net. I know that sombody has to host them, so can I have some volenteers who are willing to host my pics? Is there a limit to how many I post?