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Old 06-05-08, 11:31 AM   #1
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I know a guy who swears that his '06 LS430 UL is 6" longer than any non-UL and has more leg room in the back.

Obviously this isn't true as all LS430s are dimensionally identical. Does anyone have any idea why this guy thinks this? Could it be the paint color provides an optical illusion or something (his is silver)?

Thanks.
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Old 06-05-08, 11:35 AM   #2
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He can "swear" all he wants.
Actually, you want to make some $$$? Bet him $100 and see what he says
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Old 06-05-08, 11:50 AM   #3
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He can "swear" all he wants.
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That's a good idea.

It's weird what some people come up with. Very odd. I think the salesman sold him the UL based on this premise of a longer wheelbase so he's stuck on it. Swears it has more legroom than his various friends with the non-UL '06.
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haha ^^ sounds like what i did when my friend told me his 300zx can beat my ls430
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I know a guy who swears that his '06 LS430 UL is 6" longer than any non-UL and has more leg room in the back.Thanks.
He's probabaly just BS'ing you.

There were several U.S. companies that created lengthened versions of both LS400s and LS430s but they extended the wheelbase by at least several feet with the rear door size remaining the same as OEM.

Although it is very possible that long wheel base versions were built at the factory for special use but I doubt that one would have been certified for import to the U.S. If Ford can build Lincolns (the "Signature L") with a six inch extension for limo use, I don't know why other manufacturers wouldn't too.

Remember the rumored LS500L back in the mid 1990's? It was going to be a slightly extended LS400 with the V12 engine from the Toyota Century sedan: http://www.germancarzone.com/japanes...uxury-car.html

A lot of odd wheelbase models from foreign manufactures never make it to the U.S. - witness the variety of extended wheelbase E-Class and S-Class models from Mercedes which have never been sold in the U.S. but which you can see in diplomatic use, airport limo use, and to carry funeral and wedding parties in other parts of the world.
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I know a guy who swears that his '06 LS430 UL is 6" longer than any non-UL and has more leg room in the back.

Obviously this isn't true as all LS430s are dimensionally identical. Does anyone have any idea why this guy thinks this? Could it be the paint color provides an optical illusion or something (his is silver)?

Thanks.
hey anything is possible, that guy didn't say his LS430 is stock from the factory

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hey anything is possible, that guy didn't say his LS430 is stock from the factory

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That's a cool car.

His car is stock with 6k miles on it. It's an '06 UL. He says that he lined it up with other cars and it's 6" longer.

Maybe he is putting me on, but to what end. It's ridiculous.
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Here is what I think it is. He moves his front seat up six inches... and there you have it! extra rear leg room! I did that mod a few months ago, all my other LS buddies are VERY jealous. It's seating position "1"
Then if I don't need the extra room, I go seating position "3" and that changes my LS back into standard wheelbase mode. I'm not going to even TELL you what option "2" does

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Here is what I think it is. He moves his front seat up six inches... and there you have it! extra rear leg room! I did that mod a few months ago, all my other LS buddies are VERY jealous. It's seating position "1"
Then if I don't need the extra room, I go seating position "3" and that changes my LS back into standard wheelbase mode. I'm not going to even TELL you what option "2" does

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Haha!! Now that's just freaking hilarious.... yet so true! I have the same 3 buttons on my car too! I don't dare touch option 2!
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