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Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 07-08-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,179
Posted By BayAreaLex
I had s hell of a time find these too for some...

I had s hell of a time find these too for some reason

GL with the search, ttt
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-27-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By BayAreaLex
those fenders on the black car are aggressively...

those fenders on the black car are aggressively stretched from what I remember
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-26-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thank you for the link but I think you have it...

Thank you for the link but I think you have it backwords

There will be no issues to the outside (my style95s are much more aggressive to the outside and I don't rub at all). The issue I'm...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-26-16, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By BayAreaLex
Has anyone tried to fit Supra spec CCWs on a 2GS?

Here are the specs:
Front: 18 x 10 et44 285/30/18
Rear: 17 x 11.5 et51 315/35/17

I know plenty of guys are running around on this combo for the SC300/400, but I've never seen them in a 2GS.
...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 06-06-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By BayAreaLex
Wanted: (1) 245/35/19 Continental DW Tire

Hi guys, just got a shoulder puncture in one of my new 245/35/19 Continental DW tires, ugh.

I am looking for one single replacement with good tread. Please PM pics and details.

Located in San...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-31-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 78,475
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thank you for the helpful post. I used this...

Thank you for the helpful post. I used this thread to do my first door lock actuator motor swap on the rear passenger side of my 2001 GS430. A few comments:

I found that getting the door panel...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-23-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,711
Posted By BayAreaLex
I live on the Peninsula, Belmont/San Carlos area....

I live on the Peninsula, Belmont/San Carlos area.

Good to hear there's another 2GS local in the area.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-23-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By BayAreaLex
Agreed, these are incredible cars. And with the...

Agreed, these are incredible cars. And with the prices they sell for these days, it's hard to get more value anywhere else.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-21-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By BayAreaLex
Haven't Posted a Pic of the 2001 GS430 in a While!

http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/640x483/80-lexustjs_58b7d6a10c00c3cfbb13a7dee11908d4e34a6f40.jpg

Front: 19x9 24mm, 245-35-19
Rear: 19x10 24mm, 265-35-19

Wheels are...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-21-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,711
Posted By BayAreaLex
Yes, I did something similar with my 2001 GS430...

Yes, I did something similar with my 2001 GS430 at about 100K miles:

MOOG balljoints
MOOG outer tie rod ends
FIGS steering rack bushings (awesome by the way)
ASUS poly caster arm bushings
SPC...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 04-20-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By BayAreaLex
I have always preferred the fat tire tucked look...

I have always preferred the fat tire tucked look rather than the stretched tire rim beyond the fender look.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 04-20-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By BayAreaLex
Supra fit will work well for me. And from what I...

Supra fit will work well for me. And from what I understand the Supra fitment from CCW is:

18x10 41mm (but I've heard people say anywhere from 41-46mm)
18x11.5 51mm
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 04-20-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By BayAreaLex
Still looking.

Still looking.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-20-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By BayAreaLex
Still would love to see some pics of this.

Still would love to see some pics of this.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-20-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By BayAreaLex
Thank you very much for the reply. This is...

Thank you very much for the reply. This is helpful.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-20-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,120
Posted By BayAreaLex
Nice car! A little too much staaaaaance for me...

Nice car! A little too much staaaaaance for me but I certainly appreciate it :thumbup:
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-20-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By BayAreaLex
Rear Brake Pads and Shims - Trying to Get Rid of Squealing

Hi guys,

A couple years ago I had the dealer install new brakes on my 2001 GS430 (resurfaced the stock rotors and used OEM lexus pads).

At that time I was using my Lexus as a second car and it...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-20-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,077
Posted By BayAreaLex
I have been an active member for about 5yrs now,...

I have been an active member for about 5yrs now, and I have yet to see or hear of a MOOG ball-joint failure.

Granted, the MOOG sample size is going to be miniscule compared to the OEM ball-joints...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-05-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,077
Posted By BayAreaLex
For the guys that aren't familiar with this, just...

For the guys that aren't familiar with this, just look at these pics...

There is a reason why the first thing that this forum tells you to do when you buy a used 2GS Lexus is to replace the lower...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-04-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,077
Posted By BayAreaLex
umm, they have zerk fittings and you hit them...

umm, they have zerk fittings and you hit them with a grease gun
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-04-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,077
Posted By BayAreaLex
Yes, they need to be greased periodically. I try...

Yes, they need to be greased periodically. I try to hit them every 2 or 3 oil changes.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-04-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,077
Posted By BayAreaLex
I am not sure what the lifetime recommendation is...

I am not sure what the lifetime recommendation is from the manufacturer but I do know that a lot of guys on this forum follow ~100K miles or so.

Remember, when one of these goes, it totally takes...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 04-04-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,077
Posted By BayAreaLex
Don't Forget to Replace Those Balljoints!

Hi guys,

When I bought my 2001 GS430 in 2011 (90k miles), the first thing I did was replace the balljoints with MOOG replacements from RockAuto. However, I know a lot of guys here are running...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 03-12-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By BayAreaLex
Wanted: Set of 3GS 18" OEM wheels/tires

please pm me with details.

thanks!
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 02-17-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By BayAreaLex
I have a 1 finger gap on Megan Coilovers... I had...

I have a 1 finger gap on Megan Coilovers... I had the alignment maxed out with the stock suspension components and absolutely destroyed a set of tires in less than 5000 miles.

I needed SPC...
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