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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-14-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Stu
You going with a larger size 18 will improve the...

You going with a larger size 18 will improve the ride.

Going after the last 1/4" of sidewall will probably be noticeable but IMO not worth the cost of new wheels and tires. It just I hated,...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-13-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Stu
I had 17 inch wheels during the winter, and 18s...

I had 17 inch wheels during the winter, and 18s in the summer. My car ran so much smoother on the winter/cheaper tires I got rid of the 18 inch wheels on my LS and run 17s now in both the summer and...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-24-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stu
Just wanted to update this .... I suspected the...

Just wanted to update this .... I suspected the car was getting better gas mileage after the BG44 - based on city driving.

Well, I just made a 4 hour drive and the car averaged an incredible 31...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-20-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By Stu
The 05 and 06 LS is somehow more desirable than...

The 05 and 06 LS is somehow more desirable than yours. First find a car in superb condition ( like yours ) and satisfies all your discriminating criteria for repairs, mileage, color, options etc ......
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-15-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stu
Thank you ! :agreed:

Thank you ! :agreed:
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-12-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stu
Money well spent. It brought my engine back to...

Money well spent. It brought my engine back to life. Much more pep, seems to run smoother too - and its getting noticably better gas mileage.

My daughter ( who just was accepted to medical...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-09-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stu
For $ 20 its a great deal. I got mine at the...

For $ 20 its a great deal. I got mine at the Lexus dealer and its was a LOT more.

Kept it on the shelf for 6 months, as I was a bit worried to use it. Now that I have, I wish I did it right...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-08-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stu
Its not an easy product to find. Its not sold...

Its not an easy product to find. Its not sold many places.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-07-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stu
Well, the car drove great. Seemed a little more...

Well, the car drove great. Seemed a little more eager to downshift when passing other cars. The idle was always smooth ... now it's even smoother and I think it idles and a lower rpm. Car recorded...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 06-06-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Stu
Bg44k

Just ran a can of this thru my 117,000 mile LS. I was a bit worried that is might cause issues but I wanted to try so ....into the tank it went. Normally I drive super easy but for the entire tank...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-20-16, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Stu
I was looking a a ZF .... not an XJ8. ...

I was looking a a ZF .... not an XJ8. Regardless, I agree long term the Jaguar would be a much more expensive car to own.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-20-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Stu
Yes, its a beautiful everything ..... interior...

Yes, its a beautiful everything ..... interior and exterior and with a supercharged V8 and 400 hp ( I think ) the car really was damn fast and drove great. The Jag had only 30,000 miles and my LS...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-20-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Stu
Enjoy your new ride ! I almost switched my 2005...

Enjoy your new ride !
I almost switched my 2005 LS for a 2012 Jaguar last week, but just couldn't do it.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 05-09-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Stu
Richard .... think real hard about putting that...

Richard .... think real hard about putting that kind of money into this old a vehicle. If you keep the car for 10 years, maybe you'll get your moneys worth.

I would never do this unless my...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-29-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Stu
Not keen in taking my car in and paying $500 to...

Not keen in taking my car in and paying $500 to replace the driver door lock actuator.

Anyone here know if I can get a "regular" key made to use the driver door lock .... the key inside smart key...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-22-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Stu
Thanks, I never thought to check that. I will...

Thanks, I never thought to check that. I will try it tomorrow.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 04-22-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Stu
Smart key ... something odd

Hi All,

Something odd has hapenned. My smart key will open all four locked doors, but will lock only 3 doors. My driver door wont lock with the smart key ..

Anythng I can do to check / fix...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-30-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Stu
I agree, if someone has a single bent wheel and...

I agree, if someone has a single bent wheel and needs a single chromed wheel, they have to pay for it ... because it wont be easy to find.

But no one in their right mind is going to buy four used...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-05-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By Stu
WTF ...... Good luck !!!

WTF ...... Good luck !!!
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-02-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By Stu
Don't think the dealer is always the best answer....

Don't think the dealer is always the best answer. FYI, my second alignment was done by Lexus .... and they charged me for an alignment but did not adjust anything. Lexus said they needed to replace...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-02-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,628
Posted By Stu
I know the problem. My 2005 LS had 4 four wheel...

I know the problem. My 2005 LS had 4 four wheel alignments in one year. The first 3 did not fix the cars inability to drive straight down any road or highway. I changed all 4 tires 3 times, and...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-22-16, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Stu
winter tire pressure

When I put my 17" wheels and snow tires on the other day, the shop filled them to 40 psi, telling me the cold will lower the pressure ..... I let them do it fully expecting a harsh ride and the car...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-14-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,859
Posted By Stu
Where I live chains are not allowed on public...

Where I live chains are not allowed on public roads. I guess they are allowed in some places, like up in the mountains. However if the conditions are so severe that chains are needed, I wouldn't...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-14-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,859
Posted By Stu
Its illegal to drive with chains on public roads....

Its illegal to drive with chains on public roads. Its kills the road.

I grew up driving in the snowy Canadian winters and as an avid skier drove many miles in my parents rear wheel drive, V8...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 12-26-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,949
Posted By Stu
I have no need for a 45 series tire on a luxury...

I have no need for a 45 series tire on a luxury car. I'd feel differently if I drove a high performance sports car.
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