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Forum: RX - Third Generation Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By vlad_a
I second going with OEMs. I tried going the...

I second going with OEMs. I tried going the cheap(er) route for the rear rotors on my IS300 (Brembo blanks), and had to eat the cost of shipping them back when they didn't clear the backing plate. ...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-29-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By vlad_a
Ouch. Maybe remote start would have been a...

Ouch. Maybe remote start would have been a better option.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-29-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By vlad_a
Denso doesn't build these - they are Pioneer...

Denso doesn't build these - they are Pioneer units. Must be old stock leftovers. :cry:
As I have been saying about Lexus Nav - you get 90s tech at 90s prices.

They are not also easily...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 07-28-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By vlad_a
Ditto! I was looking into an Audi, and that's...

Ditto! I was looking into an Audi, and that's one of the features I would get rid off. Luckily, the turn signal "wink" can be easily turned off through a secret menu.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-28-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,879
Posted By vlad_a
I am not sure what you complaint is. Suspension...

I am not sure what you complaint is. Suspension on my RX450h is just fine. Perfect for the couch duty and worthy of a Lexus.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-28-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By vlad_a
First kid, huh? :D By the time you get to...

First kid, huh? :D
By the time you get to second, such things won't matter much, LOL. :eek2:

Have you considered getting an LCD mirror, which used to be OEM solution for backup camera with...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-22-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By vlad_a
I can confirm that 255 will clear suspension...

I can confirm that 255 will clear suspension components. I run 255s on an 18x8" wide rim as my winter set.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-22-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By vlad_a
As correctly stated above, in 2012 you can use a...

As correctly stated above, in 2012 you can use a smartphone and play whatever you want on it through car's speakers.
For 2013+, Lexus added apps, such as Pandora.
Pandora actually plays in the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-16-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By vlad_a
The very first drive my RX450h took was a road...

The very first drive my RX450h took was a road trip. :D
I picked it up in Philly and drove 400 miles home. I kept different speeds and let the engine RPMs go up and down.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-16-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,828
Posted By vlad_a
What exactly are you trying to get out of it? If...

What exactly are you trying to get out of it? If you end up with stiffer shocks, the suspension will follow every single bump on the road and so will the body of the vehicle. It will be...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-15-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,879
Posted By vlad_a
Taking a car through a lemon process is not as...

Taking a car through a lemon process is not as complicated as it sounds.
Once your car qualifies as a lemon, you can work with the manufacturer on the buyback process and bypass all of litigation...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-15-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,828
Posted By vlad_a
I am going to agree with the above. I am yet to...

I am going to agree with the above. I am yet to see a curve on a freeway, going though which would make the RX unsettled.
In fact, there is a curve on my way to work where my IS shows its colors...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-14-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By vlad_a
Glad you got that resolved. That's a tricky one....

Glad you got that resolved. That's a tricky one.

Actually, there is another benefit for overseas markets, where smart keys are a gift to car thieves. That way, the signal from the key in your...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-14-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By vlad_a
I have no issues with the suspension of the '13...

I have no issues with the suspension of the '13 RX450h. It is tuned well for what it is. Ride is just fine with 19" rims. I even nicknamed it the "couch on wheels."
My DD is an IS300, so I am not...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-14-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By vlad_a
Don't have to put it in park, although it is a...

Don't have to put it in park, although it is a good idea. It has to be stationary with the parking brake engaged. I was able to override the parking brake requirement, but the stationary part is...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 07-11-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By vlad_a
FYI, less body roll does not necessarily mean...

FYI, less body roll does not necessarily mean better handling. Each suspension modification improves one parameter at a cost of another.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-10-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By vlad_a
As stated above, you need a USB key and a trip to...

As stated above, you need a USB key and a trip to a dealer to get it updated. There will be a labor charge. Expect to spend about $300-$350 overall. My RX had spent 2 days at the dealership as...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-10-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By vlad_a
They absolutely do. Anything to get the revenue...

They absolutely do. Anything to get the revenue in. And not a puny 4.7%. :(
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-10-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By vlad_a
Walk away from the '13. Obviously, not a good...

Walk away from the '13. Obviously, not a good sample.
I don't understand the extra $1,800 tax for a new vehicle. Does your state not charge sales tax on used vehicles as well? Ours sure does! ...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-10-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By vlad_a
A firmware update for your Lexus may be in order....

A firmware update for your Lexus may be in order. You may want to call the corporate to get this moving at 800-25LEXUS.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 07-09-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By vlad_a
It does actually send power to the rear wheels,...

It does actually send power to the rear wheels, even when turning aggressively. Unfortunately, nowhere near enough to fight torque steer. You can see it animated in action on the fuel economy info...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-08-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By vlad_a
Sorry, I gave up on apps a long time ago. Enform...

Sorry, I gave up on apps a long time ago. Enform is not even installed on my phone. Wouldn't be able to tell if it was down. I guess I should re-install it.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-08-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,922
Posted By vlad_a
I have a JDM dash tray in my IS300 and it is in...

I have a JDM dash tray in my IS300 and it is in the direct sunlight. It does get very hot on sunny days, but I never had an issue with lenses melting or distorting. RX has it high up, away from the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-07-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By vlad_a
You are correct, HID option is a mess. For some...

You are correct, HID option is a mess. For some reason, Lexus decided to put halogens into RXs, particularly late years. Even Corollas have HIDs nowadays.
Based on the climate you live in and how...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-07-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By vlad_a
You paid a premium for CPO service. Not...

You paid a premium for CPO service. Not unreasonable to expect the vehicle to be brought up to the advertised condition. Request to have all 4 tires replaced. It is recommended to do so anyway if...
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