Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The 3GS is gone... Meet the 1GS'

Well the 3GS is gone and I'm on foot (and train) for a while. Heres the last pic I have for her. I really liked the car but I had so many problems towards the end and crappy customer service from McGrath Lexus of Chicago, that I was actually happy to see her go.
So now its time to get the 1GS' I got a year ago up and running. The white car ended up having a junk title so I stripped it and junked it. It's a shame because it was SO CLEAN. Ended up getting a black one from Milwaukee (read RUST CITY), and that's what I'll be dailying, once I get it running (has some oil leaks). Progress on this car will be at a snails pace as I really have no money to put into cars right now. It's basically going to be all maintenance (unless an upgrade goes along with maintenance).

Wheels will be Amistads that I borrowed From Streetsliders Jeremy. White car came with aristo tails, aristo front bumper, and coilovers, so the car will have all of that at a minimum. From there who knows...

Friday, April 5, 2013

The 3GS is For Sale :(

So the time has come to let this thing go. The time came a while ago actually. I had a craigslist add up for a while but wasn't willing to take anything the I was getting offered. Now I actually have a dealer off that I'm considering taking but I figure I'll try and see if I can do better. So her it is. Pics in the previous post if you're wondering. The car has 80,500 miles. I'm hoping to get 19K but cash talks. I have a dealer offer og 16.5K. Black on Black, navi, back up cam, leather, heated seats, blue tooth, led parking lights, 6k HID low beams, 6500 HID Fogs. Please pass the word.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The GS....

I love it. I do hate the 4x4 ride height and stock wheels. That'll will all be changed eventually. Here she is for now though.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Well I've been in Chicago almost 2 weeks now. It's good to be back. I do miss Japan a lot though. Job hunting is going well I guess. The daily drives like a dream. Had to take it in for a check engine light this week. Thank God for Clublexus. Internet forums can sometimes be your saving grace. Also got a quote for my 60000mi service. Not looking good haha. Probably gonna do it myself to save money. Some of you may remember Panda Pirate Brian's post about my going away get together at Yubo's. Well that night Yubo gave me a pair of his shades. Well when I got home, my mom liked them so much that she claimed them for herself, but being the cool mom that she is, she bought me replacements haha. So Brian being the awesome friend that he is <3 sent me 2 pair of X7X-Yubo shades, along with my cell phone charger that I left at Yubo's shop the night of the party haha. Check out his site here for his line of juzu beads/bracelets, glasses, stickers, and apparel.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Packout Contiued.....

Here is one more pic of all the stuff I brought back. Funny, the total of my household goods was 8 Crates, 3 of those were car parts lol. And I STILL have stuff I have to get rid of here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The packout...

So the time is drawing near. Yesterday (and today) all of my belongings are being packed and picked up by the moving company. Very bitter sweet. I can't wait to start life after the military, but I know I'm going to miss Japan (I miss it already). So in preperation for this packout I tore down one of my 1JZ's to bring it back to the states. Not sure if I will do a 1J/1.5J/2J, but this helps me keep my options open. I have engine management and cams for a 1J and I'm very PRO 1J so we'll see how it goes. Anyway, heres a few pics of the engine tear down (engine was disgusting, still had decent compression though), and pack out as well as a few other parts I picked up along they way that have also been packed out. *If you didn't know, once I'm settled in I plan to build an X8 Cressida*
Aaron got a little carried away w/ the sandblaster...
Engine all packed away
Clear corner/signal lights and JIC Tierods or X8
markII front end inside the primera haha, broke this down and the movers packed it for me

Saturday, January 14, 2012

One for the road.... Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

Headed up to Makuhari Messe in Chiba today to attend my last TAS. I haven't been in years, but since I'm leaving I figured I should. Had good time. Got to watch Kunny, Tezuka, Hirota, and Tokita (D1GP Team GOODYEAR) do a drift exhibition. It was pretty bad ass. Took pics w/ D1 drivers, drooled over cars, collected pamphlets and catalogs, bout trinkets that cost WAY too much... why? BECAUSE CAR SHOW (that was for Slappy haha)... I had a geat time w/ great fiends though. I don't have many pics of the show because my phone died after I'd been there only 2 hours haha. Enjoy!
Kunny taking a pic of his car haha
My spoils for the day