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Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 07-28-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By mafpolo
Telescoping Wheel Making Noise

My steering wheel is making a squeaking like noise when it goes down and when I turn the car off, and it goes back up. What should I do? Is there an area on the column that needs...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-19-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By mafpolo
I didn't knowlingly hold the button

It was in my pocket. Perhaps a golf ball pushed down on it. Other than that....I cannot imagine.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 03-18-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By mafpolo
Question Very Very Stange!!! Windows partially down

I went to play golf today. Got my clubs out, hit the lock button on the key fob, and walked to the clubhouse. When I returned after playing, all my windows were open....front about 6 inches, rears...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-18-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By mafpolo
My mechanical knowledge is lmited

Can you please explain what this means?
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-18-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By mafpolo
This does not look right to me

This looks way too high
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-17-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By mafpolo
Question Does Anybody Know Specs on Suspension Heights

Does anybody know the specs for the 2002 LS430's ride height - fender to ground, and tire to top of fender. I have just converted my UL to coils and springs. The car looks like it is sitting far too...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-03-16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By mafpolo
Thanks. I am assuming that performance tires make...

Thanks. I am assuming that performance tires make a difference.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-31-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By mafpolo
Wow!

I love the interior. It looks phenomenal. What a car. Let me know if you ever want to sell it.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-30-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By mafpolo
LS 430 regular suspension vs European

Anybody have input as to the ride difference between the two...how much firmer is the Euro suspension?
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-22-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,861
Posted By mafpolo
Air Suspension Is Trouble

Air suspension is a problem. The struts cannot last forever. There are seals and air bladders. Rubber gets old and hard, and is exposed to the elements. There are many other things to go wrong, but...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-16-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By mafpolo
I negotiate without a trade first

When I look at a car, I start out with "I'm not trading anything in." I found another one two days ago, they gave me their best price (it was good), and then I said, I'd like to see what my trade...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-12-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By mafpolo
That's a good idea

I talked to them again today....he reiterated that it is a hard offer of 9,500 trade. I should get him to do as you suggest...if he will.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-10-16, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By mafpolo
Have a trade in offer of $9,500

I asked if that is a number that is derived in the deal to include the discount on the car I'm looking at, and he said,"No, we will buy that car from you fir that price whether you buy a car or not."
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-08-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By mafpolo
There's a guy in my area asking $9,995 for his...

There's a guy in my area asking $9,995 for his 01 with 275,000. I hope he gets it.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-08-16, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By mafpolo
Foegot to mention that I did add Sirius radio, as...

Foegot to mention that I did add Sirius radio, as well as Vaistech ipod hookup with stereo controls.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-08-16, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,526
Posted By mafpolo
430 vs 460

A friend of mine is a driving school instructor (race school). The instructors don't drive fast cars as their everyday drivers, since they will all tell you that the street is not a place to go fast....
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-08-16, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By mafpolo
Question What do you think I should ask?

I have an '02 UL with only 95,000 miles. It is silver with black leather and rosewood. The car is in incredible condition. The leather looks brand new with only a little shine on the driver seat. The...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-02-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By mafpolo
I hear you but

They were not there before. I know this, because I detail and wash my own car. I wax the wood every time I wash, and they weren't there the Sunday before I took the car in on Monday. Furthermore, the...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 01-01-16, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By mafpolo
It was pure perfect before

I am OCD with cars. I wash once a week, wax different panels often, and once a year clay bar, strip all wax off, etc. Undercoat is a "glass" resin coat, and I use Zymol wax on top of that. I waxed...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 12-31-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By mafpolo
Question Steering Wheel Issue

Took my car in for suspension work....picked it up, and the wood section on top has some nice scratches on it...too deep to rub out. Does anybody know of a place that parts out Lexus cars. I have a...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 12-30-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By mafpolo
Coil Spring Conversion vs Coil Overs?

Which would be the better way to go? I want a nice firm (not harsh ride), improved handling over air, and I don't want to pay for air replacement.

I have been told Strutmasters or Bistein coil...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 12-27-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,681
Posted By mafpolo
Wish all I had were your problems

My 02 Ultra has had very few issues, but the air suspension has been a nightmare. It had problems during CPO warranty, which Lexus never could figure out, nor repair. This year they politely informed...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 12-25-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By mafpolo
Question Anybody out there used a Strutmaster conversion kit

Anybody out there who has converted their UL with a Strutmaster conversion kit? If so, please tell me if it worked well, and if you are pleased.....and if not.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 12-18-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By mafpolo
Question Who makes the best coilovers

Do they ride as well as traditional coil spring? I am asking in the sense of smooth ride, etc. I don't want to sacrifice looks for bad ride.
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 11-03-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By mafpolo
If you realy need all the toys, get a UL

I have a really nice 02 UL, silver, black, rosewood, 93,000. It's been maintained perfectly, and it is waxed, cleaned, etc. However, I fell in love with all the toys, and I am now paying the price....
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