Got it done. It's not easy. The holes do not perfectly align, either. Had to grind 2 holes an additional 1/16 - 3/32 of an inch larger, in order for the bolts to fit back in. I'll notify the manufacturer of this issue. The problem I was most concerned about, was my biggest problem. Getting the plastic body section re-assembled. It's difficult to snap the part where it bends from side to rear. Other than these 2 issues, the rest is pretty straight-forward. The instructions from Curt are pretty good. Haven't attached the bike rack yet. Ran out of time, but it looks good. I have a Yakima rack, which allows me to easily open the trunk, when it's attached. The bikes are far enough behind the car, where I won't have to worry about scratches. I think this new design is much better than the design for the older GS's. Seems very sturdy.
Why would anyone even think about transporting a bike (or two) on a Lexus sports sedan? I cringe at the mere idea of doing something like that. That's what my 2012 GMC Acadia Denali with the trailer hitch and Thule bike rack is for.
If I couldn't afford a proper second car, I would literally refuse to transport a bike anywhere if the only way to do it was on my Lexus.
What a horrible visual: A bike a rack on a Benz, BMW, or Lexus.
LATE NOTE: Oops, just saw the photos above my post. OMG!! That's like sacrilegious or something worse! Take that thing off and get a second car, please! UGH!
I have better things to do with my money than to spend another $40K on a vehicle to haul bikes with. That would be wasteful.
Don't you have a wife or girlfriend? Make her car the bike hauler. That's what I do. When I buy a car for my wife, I make sure it is the one that comes from the factory with the trailer hitch installed. Just in case, I kept my Acura SUV as backup hauler, instead of trading it in. No racks are getting anywhere near my Lexus. The Lexus only moves or transports one thing: me.