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Old 02-15-03, 08:27 AM   #31
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Yes (I've got TRD STB in the front and Tom's STB in the trunk). You won't tell as big a difference immediately as you would with other suspension mods. Car flex is definitely reduced, I notice it most going over uneven pavement, railroad tracks, etc and not so much in turns. Feels stiffer and more solid.
Thanks! Which one is better for the front - TRD or RMM? I read some article by BananaGS that the RMM is better because it allows the subframe assembly to flex a little whereas the TRD does not and apparently that is better for the car. My understanding of that is simply that the subframe assembly needs to flex ever so slightly otherwise the stress is taken up by some other part of the body and that causes undue flex.

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Old 02-15-03, 11:00 AM   #32
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Thanks! Which one is better for the front - TRD or RMM? I read some article by BananaGS that the RMM is better because it allows the subframe assembly to flex a little whereas the TRD does not and apparently that is better for the car. My understanding of that is simply that the subframe assembly needs to flex ever so slightly otherwise the stress is taken up by some other part of the body and that causes undue flex.

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Well 'abuse' to a car is absorbed somewhere. If the car were completely stiff, then all the abuse will be absorbed by YOU.

I'm not sure I buy the argument that a stiffer STB is worse, because that would imply that no STB is better still. I've concluded (not scientifically) that strut and lower braces should be done together to tighten the 'top' and 'bottom' of the car, either at the front or back or both.

I think the rear LCB *with* rear STB are a great combination - definitely noticeable. One or the other might be harder to notice. However a front STB like the TRD will make a difference by itself because it's very sturdy and because the car already comes with a front LCB.
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Old 03-01-03, 08:54 AM   #33
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Side view - before L-tuned mod
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Side view - after L-tuned mod
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Side view - before L-tuned mod
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Back view - after L-tuned mod
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Front wheel - before L-tuned mod
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Front Wheel - after L-tuned mod
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Muffler
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L-tuned muffler
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Side view - before L-tuned mods
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Front
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Old 03-01-03, 09:08 AM   #34
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looks really goooood, it must handle like a dream with all those handleing mods.
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looks really goooood, it must handle like a dream with all those handleing mods.
Thanks man!

Yes it handles like a dream indeed. I can take on-ramps and exit ramps from highways at more than twice the speed I could before the mods! It is just plain sweet how the car feels now - tight and sharp steering, very controlled body motions.......

I could go on forever....

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Old 03-01-03, 11:53 AM   #36
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Very Nice Hameed. Your car looks great bro.

You should edit out your license plate for your safety.

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ya u should edit out your plates, b careful. also what is that thing on your front bumper by your headlights, is that a light washer, never seen that b4.
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ya u should edit out your plates, b careful. also what is that thing on your front bumper by your headlights, is that a light washer, never seen that b4.
I have one to. I think it's for the Canadian and European market.
Ontario that's Canada right? It's not very effective though.
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Nice Car by the way. I like that L-tuned muffler.
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Looks god man...keep it up...I think that head light washer thing is cool!!!

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Very nice and clean! Just need to get a different licence plate frame now, or make the dealership pay you for advertising!
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Hameed,

Your car looks real nice! I was wondering what percentage tint did you use?
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LexRoc: Thanks for the compliment! The tint is 35% all around including the rear window - it looks so much better when the % tint is the same all around the car!

fboukari: The sound is really cool with the L-tuned muffler! Thanks! Yes I live in Ontario, Canada. The headlight washers are ok. They're not that bad. They are very effective in causing the moisture in the headlights to appear tho.

PaulGS430, bluelex, dagr8tsthustla : Thanks for the compliments!

Stealther : . Yes I have actually ordered Chrome Lexus plate holders from www.procarparts.com and I will replace those holders very shortly.
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fboukari: The sound is really cool with the L-tuned muffler! Thanks! Yes I live in Ontario, Canada. The headlight washers are ok. They're not that bad. They are very effective in causing the moisture in the headlights to appear tho.
I have the same problem with my headlights so I'm going to follow your example and writing a letter. Just turning on the headlight washer before visiting Lexus you say
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Gorgeous GS H. Silver on Black, and I'm not usually a fan of chromes, but they look really sharp. Congrats.
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