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Hey guys, just picked an Electric Storm Blue Automatic iM and i love it. I used to own a 2008 Scion xB, then got a beater SC400 as a project car which got a little out of hand and was becoming a bit unreliable because of the quarter million miles on it. So i'm selling that now and just picked this beauty up. Can't wait to get creative with this car it's so beautiful already!
My old xb, was 17 when i owned it, so yes it was pure rice.

My SC400 which i did so much work to rebuilding the interior and all the maintenance, it was a sweet car with megan coilovers, Supra TT brakes all around, strut brace, i installed a tablet in the dash and painted the interior, still had the front dash left to paint but oh well maybe someone else will finish it.



and my BlueBallz IM!
 

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Welcome to the forums ! Totally in for more pictures of that SC and the tablet installation more specifically lol
 

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here's some more pictures of the tablet install. I found a 3D model of a case for the tablet, then modified it in maya and 3D printed it. I also made the entire interior lighting of the car change colors with a remote. I used RGB LED strips everywhere and connected them all with a harness. The main LED controller was in the cluster. For the audio, i had 2 amps in the back, one for a 10" sub in the original location where a sub used to be and a 4 channel for the speakers, i was able to use the original wiring for the speakers so i didn't have to run any wires except power. It turned out amazing and sounded fantastic because i could use awesome equalizers on the tablet.


here's a video of the tablet functioning, i had it set up so that when i turn the car on the tablet starts charging and using automateit app i made it so that when it starts charging it turns the screen on and never times out, and when it stops charging it times out in 5 seconds so it would turn off right away.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GIn02Mk5z4

here's just a few of the colors the interior could be lit with. it was basically infinite colors because you could mix your own colors with the remote



and here's a video of it in action
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGKVmWGoGOY

i also rebuilt the needles on the gauges and it became a small business lol. still am fixing needles for other SC, 1st Gen GS, and ES owners because they all use the same needles just different polarities.

here's a couple videos of how the car sounded, that's what i'm gonna miss the most lol, that V8, and my exhaust only had an axle back on it. i was planning to decat it and remove all resonators and let it spit flames. hopefully the next owner will do that and i can hear the car how it should have sounded from the beginning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvkFv9_GB5w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkQdmWCQiFY

and of course, RWD so when it snows you have to do donuts, with winter tires it's amazing, just wish it didn't have an open diff lol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFvQAxSt4r8

let me know if you guys wanna know anything else, here's also the build thread on another forum for aaaall the details.
92 SC400 cleaning it up geewwddd - Club Lexus Forums
 

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Thank you very much for posting that, I'm definitely going to be spending some time reading through that build thread.

Sounds really good with the Tanabe exhaust though, when I had mine I only did a resonator/cat delete so it was quite raspy. Glad to see you got that interior lighting on point though, that is super cool. We definitely know how garbage the lighting is in there and how the gauge cluster needles fail lol

The casual laidback music in the video was killer for me, made it look very graceful ahaha ;)
 

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yea no problem, it's sad to see it go, had it for 2 and a half years and it was my first car that i purchased myself. absolutely loved the car but i'm just not in a situation to take care of it. i don't have my own garage, i don't have the time or the money to rebuild it. maybe someday when i have my own house i'll get back into one and turn it into a mad max car, that was my final goal with it lol.
 

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yea no problem, it's sad to see it go, had it for 2 and a half years and it was my first car that i purchased myself. absolutely loved the car but i'm just not in a situation to take care of it. i don't have my own garage, i don't have the time or the money to rebuild it. maybe someday when i have my own house i'll get back into one and turn it into a mad max car, that was my final goal with it lol.
Oh man that's crazy loll ! If you end up doing it, you definitely have to find me and show me ahah :D
 

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You`re going to have a lot of fun with that SC, well just about any car from that time since parts are cheap enough to get and you can throw those cars around without much worry, the same can`t be said about the iM of course.

Keep us posted on the SC, I would be interested in seeing more. Are you on ClubLexus?
 

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You`re going to have a lot of fun with that SC, well just about any car from that time since parts are cheap enough to get and you can throw those cars around without much worry, the same can`t be said about the iM of course.

Keep us posted on the SC, I would be interested in seeing more. Are you on ClubLexus?
yea i'm on clublexus but i'm selling the SC lol.
 
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