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Old 07-28-14, 08:24 AM   #346
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I learned that the dashboard altimeter maxes out at 13,000'

We made the drive from Boise, ID to Ouray, CO and then up and over Imogene Pass, down into Telluride. All the jeepers were confused seeing a Lexus up there. And even more confused when I said we got lost looking for Starbucks.


Great pic!
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Old 07-29-14, 11:19 AM   #347
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i ripped my running boards off because my driver side tire was trying to do it for me
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Old 07-29-14, 08:33 PM   #348
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Great pic!
Thanks,

Here's another (that's my wife leading up the trail):




Really guys, we need more GXs represented out on the trails, to show all those heep fan boys in their Rubi's what a real off roader can do without $15k in add ons.
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Old 08-07-14, 11:19 AM   #349
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don't worry im building mine up, but it will be out on the trails as soon as i can get my icon lift on it
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Old 08-07-14, 06:35 PM   #350
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Got around to swapping some of the power steering fluid with fresh ATF, used a battery filler (fancy turkey baster with a narrow neck so it fits into the PS resevoir) to remove the old fluid, and topped it up. I'll drive it a bit, and do it again, and continue doing so until I'm happy with the color of the fluid. This marks the final fluid on this truck, I've finally finished baselining it!!!

Just in time to hand the keys over to the wife. My Land Cruiser has landed in Vancouver, and I fly out to collect it at the end of the month! I also bought a '99 MB E55 AMG wagon which will land in Vancouver Sept. 10, so my time in the Lexus is numbered. It's been a good trip, and I thank the forum for all the help over the last year and a half.
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Old 08-08-14, 04:11 AM   #351
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Taking the running boards off definitely changes the look of the vehicle. I like it.

Can anyone provide a good resource for finding off-road trails?
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Old 08-09-14, 11:03 AM   #352
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Installed new EBC Rotors and Hawk LTS pads all the way around... Bedding them in right now, but smooth as silk so far.
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Old 09-25-14, 01:52 PM   #353
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I purchased a 2005 with 80000 miles two months ago and installed OME 884 front springs and re adjusted the airbag sensor got 2.5 inches of lift and installed Durtrac 255/75/17 tires. Stock shocks were replace by Lexus dealer in Las Vegas where i purchased it 5000 miles ago so i left them alone. It rides better than stock and now I have plenty of clearance for the upcoming Colorado winter now I need to hit some trails and test it out
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Old 09-25-14, 05:15 PM   #354
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Are those Nitto tires on there?
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Old 09-25-14, 08:26 PM   #355
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They are Good Year
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Old 09-26-14, 07:35 AM   #356
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Really sharp truck convrty, very clean, reminds me of ours but nicer with the more powerful engine, rear spoiler, lift, etc.
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Old 09-27-14, 08:41 PM   #357
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I changed the oil in my 2008 with 6.5 quarts of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum using an
Air Power America 5060 Topsider Air Power America 5060 Topsider
. The Topsider worked great; I removed the oil drain plug to see if I got it all and not a single drop of oil came out of that hole. I've long been a fan of Purolator Filters and used a PSL10241 Synthetic.

I also replaced the bottom to one of the 3rd row seats which was cracked when I bought it. The part was pricey but not seeing that big ugly cracked piece of plastic all the time makes it worth it.

Up next: remove the running boards. The right one was bowed up in the middle when I got it. I like the look without them much better anyway.
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Old 09-28-14, 05:55 AM   #358
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you can use that topsider when you do your brake fluid and power steering fluid too. Then just refill the redervoir with clean and go through the drills.
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Old 09-29-14, 06:12 AM   #359
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IanB2 thanks for the kind words. I moved over from a Tundra and needed a V8 for towing and the Lex was perfect plus it rides nice too.
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Old 10-01-14, 06:39 AM   #360
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Replaced the radiator because it was starting to grow "candy" along one of the sides. Also replaced the thermostat (just because). Hoses looked good.

Hopefully this is the last of the expensive mechanical repairs it needs, for a long long time.

Chip H.
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