Well yesterday was a sad day for me, I finally handed the keys to the Lexus back to the wife. When we originally purchased this vehicle it was with her in mind, and then I stole it away and have been driving it for the last year and a bit while I waited for my Land Cruiser to arrive, lol.
In the time we've had it, I've done the following work:
-timing belt, water pump, new radiator
-new front calipers/rotors/Hawk LTS pads, new rear rotors and Hawk LTS pads, flushed the brake fluid
-2x drain & fills of tranny fluid with WS-ATF
-new spark plugs, PCV, air filter, cabin air filter
-2x drain & fills of PS fluid
-painted grille and badges with plastidip
-flushed F & R diffs and TC with synthetic gear oil
I've also added:
-FJC wheels and 265/70/17C GY Duratrac tires
-GROM USB2 w/ Bluetooth
-XenonDepot HID on low beams
-Weathertech digital liners (1st and 2nd row) and cargo liner
-high powered reverse bulbs
I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff too.
It's been a very good vehicle thus far, the fuel economy sucks but I knew that going in. If I had to do it over again I'd stay with stock size tires, as the larger rubber really seemed to suck the acceleration out of it, I'm sure it's negatively impacted fuel economy, and I feel it struggles to tow my double snowmobile trailer above 105km/h due to the taller gearing as well. Honestly, this isn't a truck that will see offroad use, so the bigger tires were for looks alone, and the penalty isn't worth it to me.
At first I thought the vehicle lacked "character" coming from a RHD turbo diesel Land Cruiser that oozed "character", but now that I'm handing it over, I definitely missed it as I will be driving an '05 Acura MDX until the end of the month and it is very vanilla in comparison. The body on frame ride and handling are great, the features like auto up/down on all windows was great, and the truck was generally very comfy and just a really nice place to spend time in.
Thanks to the forum for all the assistance, I'll still be around from time to time checking in on people's projects, and trying to lend a hand where I can.