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Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-14-15, 04:24 PM
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Posted By joedad
I store my '09 is 250 RWD for the winter (really...

I store my '09 is 250 RWD for the winter (really poor traction in the snow, tires to big and wide and really light in the back), but this spring I want to get the polys lubed and my mechanic would...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-14-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
Smile bushings

You will love these bushings, we got them on our '09 is250RWD and have extremely good front tire wear. Also,depending on how much you dropped the car you might look at Fig's front and rear "Camber...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-05-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
Thumbs up Looks like you have a great set up, enjoy!! My...

Looks like you have a great set up, enjoy!! My son can't wait for spring.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-02-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
Smile In the '09 is250 RWD I have the front upper...

In the '09 is250 RWD I have the front upper control arm (UCA)camber adjusters , and, as you know, the front lower rear control arm #90 bushing plus the entry level rear lower control arm (RLCA)...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-19-15, 05:34 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
Thumbs up Sometimes it's hard to visualize without pics,...

Sometimes it's hard to visualize without pics, but Mike does a pretty good job. He put up with my stupid questions (he'll never call them stupid) time after time for a few months. Figs sells the best...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-12-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
LCA Bushing

No, you just remove the metal sleeve that goes "through" the poly eurathane, where the LCA slides through. You don't want to press the main bushing out and then try to repress it in. It's a sleeve...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-05-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
I think that what Mike is saying is that the...

I think that what Mike is saying is that the metal tube that goes through the poly eurathane material slides out and you grease the inside of the poly eurathane and re-insert the metal tube then...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 12-19-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By joedad
They will contact you again when they get...

They will contact you again when they get everything in place to do the repair. Nothing to do now but wait. If you smell gas, park the car, call Lexus and get a loaner until they can fix your car.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 12-19-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By joedad
I have a 2009 is250 RWD, chewed tires every...

I have a 2009 is250 RWD, chewed tires every 7-10K, got Figs upper front cambed adjusters, front lower control arm Poly Bushing#90( reduces almost all deflection braking, cornering ect.), and Figs...
Forum: IS F (2008-2014) 03-08-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By joedad
Mike, this is just what I (we) have been looking...

Mike, this is just what I (we) have been looking for. The pics are great and cover everything to install. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-24-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,965
Posted By joedad
Lexus could have solved this problem by making a...

Lexus could have solved this problem by making a car where you could actually adjust the camber +/- 2 deg.s form the factory instead of having the camber staked and non-adjustable. They knew full...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-24-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,965
Posted By joedad
Then the best bet for tire wear reduction would...

Then the best bet for tire wear reduction would be the #2 lower control arm polyurethane bushing to reduce the "toe out" deflection during braking etc. and 0.0 degs. of toe front and rear.I tried 20"...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-23-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,965
Posted By joedad
First get the Figs Engineering poly. bushings for...

First get the Figs Engineering poly. bushings for the front #2 rear lower control arm. The factory front bushings are liquid filled and cause a lot of outward deflection during braking and other...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-19-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,382
Posted By joedad
Figs new front UCL camber adjusters

Has anyone installed these new staked camber adjusters? Any pics and info?
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 11-27-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
I read the instructions for the bushings install...

I read the instructions for the bushings install and they are vague about what does get greased and what doesn't. Are there any better directions? I don't want to grease something I'm not supposed...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 11-23-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 29,003
Posted By joedad
Question Figs front LCA poly bushing

If the tire tread pattern allows, do you think it would be a good idea to spent the money and have a tire shop cross swap front tires putting the outer tread to the inside for greater distance ,...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 05-07-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 35,704
Posted By joedad
I have an'09 is250 and somehow something/someone...

I have an'09 is250 and somehow something/someone pushed the chrome surround in about 1/16th an inch on about 4 inches wide on the passenger side without scratching the chrome or bending anything else...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-20-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,577
Posted By joedad
Mike at Figs, once again I've been gone for a...

Mike at Figs, once again I've been gone for a while but I'll try to stick around. Are the sphericals available for my '09 is250 RWD? I saw your video and was very impressed with how the movement was...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-13-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By joedad
New Weldment

Mike, in the new photo showing the weldment is the end left open on that side or is it boxed in?
Thanks.....joedad
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-13-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,577
Posted By joedad
Red face I can't speak for FIGS, they'll send you a...

I can't speak for FIGS, they'll send you a private e-mail if you're interested. The rear lower arms have been out for a while now, I'm waiting for the front UCA for my '09 is250 RWD ( $...?), no...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-06-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,577
Posted By joedad
Smile Camber adjuster

People who don't want to spend the money for quality parts i.e. FIGS Upper Arms @ around $550 a pair when they come out eventually will end up paying more in the long run. I stand by my post and will...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-30-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,577
Posted By joedad
Smile UCA arms

I think everyone will pay whatever it costs to do them strong and safe, which we know you will make sure of. You will not compromise your reputation and/or business in the name of sales. We'll wait,...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-30-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,230
Posted By joedad
Smile SPC Camber Kit

Check out the older posts on this topic, there is an install from start to finish with pics. I haven't done mine yet, waiting for warmer weather up here in Wa. State.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-24-12, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,019
Posted By joedad
Rear camber adjust.

You're pushing the top of the tire out towards the lip. FIGS has a LOWER rear camber arm that brings the bottom in with minimal top movement. Check them out in the "Verders" site at the top of this...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-12-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By joedad
Smile mileage

Drove my '09 is250 from Sacramento to Spokane, WA (about 800 mi), straight out of the box, and I got 30+ish too. Great driving car. Gunna get FIGS rear "lower" camber arms to correct tire wear and...
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