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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04-21-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 48,284
Posted By Gaugster
I have a 2007 IS250 AWD. Extended oil intervals...

I have a 2007 IS250 AWD. Extended oil intervals are based on using synthetic oil AND the type with extra additives. I use M1 EXT. I don't believe viscosity has much to do with life.

I send my oil...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 04-16-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Gaugster
Shameless link to my brake upgrade post. :) ...

Shameless link to my brake upgrade post. :)

But I go through a lot of research tips to help folks check for compatible part numbers etc...
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Forum: Performance 04-16-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gaugster
No worries. Have a lot of respect for Mazzuri...

No worries. Have a lot of respect for Mazzuri given his support for IS over the years. So I am happy to represent this era of the 2nd Gen IS. :thumbup:
Forum: Performance 04-13-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By Gaugster
Just an IS250 guy passing through and thought I...

Just an IS250 guy passing through and thought I would say hi.

My Mazzuri headers have well over 100,000 miles now. Some bottom end gains. Also don't discount the overall weight saving. Sure I...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-04-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Gaugster
Frustrating problem. I wonder if there is a...

Frustrating problem. I wonder if there is a dimensional difference between 2WD and AWD on the rotors before and after 2010?

I have an 07 IS250. Had to do lots of research when I upgraded to AWD...
Forum: Performance 01-02-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By Gaugster
I would read up on the O2 sensor installation...

I would read up on the O2 sensor installation procedure. In addition to New gaskets, have new nuts and bolts for mid pipe flanges.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-09-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,680
Posted By Gaugster
Glad to read that everything worked out in the...

Glad to read that everything worked out in the end.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 10-13-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gaugster
Awesome, hard to argue with the math huh? 😁

Awesome, hard to argue with the math huh? 😁
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-29-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gaugster
Yup, most stuff bought from Parts geek. Some...

Yup, most stuff bought from Parts geek. Some calipers come with hardware clips but some do not so check on that. Good luck!
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-28-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gaugster
Hard to say. Never had anything from Brembo. The...

Hard to say. Never had anything from Brembo. The Akebono pads are as advertised; very low dust and solid, consistant bite. Only like 50 miles of experience however.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-27-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gaugster
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/suspension-and-bra...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/suspension-and-brakes/798591-2007-is250-awd-brake-upgrade-is350-gs350-awd-parts.html#post9196508

It seems that one of the new front calipers is leaking. So will...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-24-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gaugster
I went through partsgeek. I have about a month to...

I went through partsgeek. I have about a month to return. I can't recommend them until everything is setting. I should have all work done this weekend. Then will send back for equivalent IS250...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-21-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By Gaugster
You are definitely going to save money going that...

You are definitely going to save money going that route. Make sure you return the old calipers to get any core charges.

I am currently doing an upgrade to all four brakes and it might cost me...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-14-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,095
Posted By Gaugster
You can find lots of part number and do the cross...

You can find lots of part number and do the cross references for anything Toyota with the resources below.

*******.com (+_0_Y0_D_I_Y)
IS wiki
GS wiki
Etc.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-14-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,095
Posted By Gaugster
No surprise. Yes these are IS/GS 350 calipers...

No surprise. Yes these are IS/GS 350 calipers which is an upgrade for an IS250. I will be making my own thread once I have more details to avoid this exact type of confusion. Cheers!
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-13-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,095
Posted By Gaugster
Here is a teaser pic of the parts received thus...

Here is a teaser pic of the parts received thus far. Front calipers came already painted/coated black. Will color the rears black to match as best I can. Unfortunately one of the front calipers has...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-09-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,095
Posted By Gaugster
Thanks and diving into upgrade.

Just a quick thanks for this thread and others like it.

If also goes well I will be upgrading to a IS/GS 350 AWD brake system on my IS250.

Lots of research to find parts compatible with the...
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 09-04-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,972
Posted By Gaugster
Back in 2008-09 we had some decent get togethers....

Back in 2008-09 we had some decent get togethers. At that time Lexus Corp was wanting to promote more car culture and eventually F-Sport type mentality.

But yeah, that all seemed to have dried up...
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 08-09-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Gaugster
Autobahn Country Club was using ISFs as track...

Autobahn Country Club was using ISFs as track cars. FYI.
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 08-09-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Gaugster
Depending on where you live in Illinois, I think...

Depending on where you live in Illinois, I think Wisconsin has some track wirh driver classes too. Elkhart Lake?
Forum: Chicago Lexus Club 07-07-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,820
Posted By Gaugster
We had a few good meets several years ago. But...

We had a few good meets several years ago. But stuff happens and life takes up more of my free time.... I still keep an eye out once and a while to see what's happening...
Forum: Performance 05-25-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gaugster
I am going on 6yrs and over 80k miles on my...

I am going on 6yrs and over 80k miles on my headers. No long term durability issues. Car is still breaking in Lol....
Forum: Performance 02-03-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Gaugster
The man himself stated that raw material prices...

The man himself stated that raw material prices for stainless steel are what forced him to close shop. afaik, he does not make headers or other parts for anything anymore.
Forum: Performance 02-02-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Gaugster
Mazzuri headers for the IS250 are excellent. But...

Mazzuri headers for the IS250 are excellent. But i could be a tad biased. :)
Forum: Performance 01-21-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,393
Posted By Gaugster
Check out my signature. There are 3 videos in...

Check out my signature. There are 3 videos in total that I have made. My first phone was from my phone and the sig' didn't come through.
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