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New from SoCal

New from SoCal

Postby Traayho » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:06 pm

How you guys doin. My names Alex and im new to the asian import scene..... well with exception to a twin turbo VR6 i used to own but other than that ive stuck religiously to european cars; mainly Volvo's. Well recently the transmission in my T5 volvo blew up and apparently they dont make a rebulid kit for M54 transmissions anymore so i sold it and bought a solara from my shop for $1 haha. it needed a motor but i got a good 80k used longblock for $600 out of a lexus and did the swap at my shop in fountain valley.

i must admit, i was skeptical at first and didnt know what to expect but its a pretty peppy car and very fun to drive. its a SE V6 standard trans.
so far ive only put a flowmaster on it but plan on some rims and coilovers in the near future.

This is the only pic i have from the swap (taking the old motor out); it wasnt as fun as it looks lol.
i threw another $1200 of new parts on before i dropped it in.
purrs like a kitten!

well, i live in orange county and work for a import shop as parts manager. if any of you guys need some help with anything i'll be more than glad to help out :D

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Re: New from SoCal

Postby yaddadaimsayin » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:25 pm

nice!!

*edit: and welcome!
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby ToyoSolV6 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:09 pm

Nice another so cal member. welcome! looks like you had fun im going to be doing the same thing you did in june. Im pulling my old 1mz and slapping in with less miles.
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby thenewguy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:39 pm

Welcome fellow so cal member
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby t3chnique » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:07 pm

Welcome, good to see another SoCal member on here
What's the name of your shop? LSD Motorsports?
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby solara5 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:14 pm

Welcome!

Glad to see another So Cal member. I'm in the South Bay myself.
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby Solarasian » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:42 am

welcome to solaraguy!
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby SteveSolara » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:28 am

welcome to SG. Looks like you cleaned her good. Looking forward to new mods and upgrades
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby Traayho » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:14 pm

Thanks guys, I haven't been part of a forum in a while. Kinda missed it lol

t3chnique wrote:Welcome, good to see another SoCal member on here
What's the name of your shop? LSD Motorsports?


It's called Dr. Import. It's in orange county right off the 405 freeway
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby GzNutz » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:24 pm

Welcome
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Re: New from SoCal

Postby Mr_Krispy1183 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:07 am

Welcome. Come join us at TORC ToyotaFest in Long Beach next month if you're available.
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