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Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-31-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By bam
The reason why I mention a 19" wheel option...

The reason why I mention a 19" wheel option that's more aggressive is because IMO, the 18" wheels don't fit quite right. They seem way to small for the car and the rear wheels seem like they're way...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-31-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By bam
Lexus, rather Toyota, was able to make reliable...

Lexus, rather Toyota, was able to make reliable turbo engines. Look back at the MR2 Turbo and the Supra Twin Sequential Turbo. Those are both reliable cars with over engineered engines. Yes, Turbo...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-31-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By bam
That's still pretty lame. It seems that Lexus has...

That's still pretty lame. It seems that Lexus has been resting on their laurels of hybrid tech for far too long and is now being left behind in the engine and mpg race. Their hybrids cars are...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-31-14, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By bam
a couple of things I'm hoping for down the road

Maybe when Lexus does a refresh, I'd like to see a couple of changes.

The first one being to the engines. Although they are proven, they're behind the times. Plain and simply, Lexus needs to go...
Forum: RC F 07-15-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,109
Posted By bam
Your own personal preferences aside, car...

Your own personal preferences aside, car manufacturers are moving more and more away from manual transmissions. Unfortunately, they're a dying breed. Ferrari doesn't even offer it in their lineup...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-04-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 71,047
Posted By bam
I bring up a diesel because from what you're...

I bring up a diesel because from what you're describing, an RX450h is not going to net you the increase in mpg that you may be looking for. So if you're dead set of getting the RX450h, you'll need to...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-04-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 71,047
Posted By bam
The hybrid might get you a little bit better mpg...

The hybrid might get you a little bit better mpg but in the case where you're making short trips of less than 1km, the ICE never gets a chance to runs already warmed up so it'll always fire up to...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 04-04-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By bam
wish list for mid life cycle refresh

Lexus doesn't seem to be too big on mid life cycle refreshes unlike BMW and Mercedes. Unfortunately for Lexus, I don't think they've figured out that by doing refreshes and bringing "limited" edition...
Forum: Car Chat 03-26-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,751
Posted By bam
He's just whining because his team isn't in the...

He's just whining because his team isn't in the lead anymore and their engine partner can't seem to fix their problems. Funny how he was complaining about the regs last year. It's not like the regs...
Forum: Car Chat 03-14-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,751
Posted By bam
F1 sounds sick.

Season opening practice 1 was on tv last night and although I didn't get to finish all of it, one of the first things I noticed was the new sound of F1. It sounds nasally, like it's sick with a cold...
Forum: Car Chat 02-21-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By bam
I would agree with that to a certain extent but...

I would agree with that to a certain extent but Cummins has been doing diesels for a long time and they're quite respected in that arena. This maybe Toyota's way of getting accepted in the diesel...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-19-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,400
Posted By bam
Just out of curiosity, can you elaborate of why...

Just out of curiosity, can you elaborate of why you say that the XB1 is miles ahead? Are you referring to XB1 having a much more powerful system because it doesn't? Numerous reports and have come out...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-18-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,400
Posted By bam
Maybe in your circle of friends this is the case...

Maybe in your circle of friends this is the case but the general market data does not reflect and correspond to your circle of friends. Also, keep in mind that the PS4 is destroying the XB1(80) and...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-18-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,400
Posted By bam
Yikes! I don't know what to say to that except...

Yikes! I don't know what to say to that except either you have really bad luck or maybe you're overheating the system by not giving it enough airflow. Are you keeping it in a closed cabinet while...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-18-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,400
Posted By bam
With each release of a Sony system, I've always...

With each release of a Sony system, I've always picked it on the release date or a few days later and (knock on wood), I've yet to have any problems with them. The ps4 has received 2 updates now (I...
Forum: The Clubhouse 02-18-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,400
Posted By bam
Sony is killing it with 5.3 million units. Bravo....

Sony is killing it with 5.3 million units. Bravo. With sony releasing the ps4 in their home market soon, I think they'll add a few million more to that number in a very short amount of time. MS is...
Forum: Car Chat 02-12-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
That is my point except that an IS250/350 is a...

That is my point except that an IS250/350 is a sport sedan and the Flying Spur is a luxury sedan. Your example should been an LS to the Flying Spur. All automakers make cars to fit into segments or...
Forum: Car Chat 02-12-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By bam
First BMW and now Ferrari

Many years ago BMW said they would never put a turbo on any of their M cars to compete with AMG that had started putting turbos on their AMG cars. Fast forward some years and all the cars in BMW's...
Forum: Car Chat 02-12-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
Well then, it wouldn't be an MR2 because then it...

Well then, it wouldn't be an MR2 because then it would have to be called something else and so it wouldn't be a rebirth but a brand new car. I say rebirth because I want a mid-engine, rear-wheel...
Forum: Car Chat 02-11-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
Yes, less weight in the front def contributes to...

Yes, less weight in the front def contributes to this "problem" but I think now-a-days, advances in suspension design and geometry can alleviate this concern for the most part. Porsche being the most...
Forum: Car Chat 02-11-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
I did hear of people doing this but I will say...

I did hear of people doing this but I will say for conversation sake, let's say that the post is to refer to factory specs and not aftermarket because if you include aftermarket, many cars could be...
Forum: Car Chat 02-11-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
No quite because the MR2 is a Mid-engine,...

No quite because the MR2 is a Mid-engine, Rear-drive, 2 seater. The only thing the FRS has in common with the MR2 is the rear drive. Again, it's a sporty car but not a sports car. The MR2 was in the...
Forum: Car Chat 02-11-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
That spyder was horrible and when I speak about...

That spyder was horrible and when I speak about the MR2, I don't include the MR2 Spyder in that discussion even though the Sypder had the MR2 branding. The Spyder was def a huge step backward. My...
Forum: Car Chat 02-11-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
The FRS is a completely different car to what the...

The FRS is a completely different car to what the MR2 Turbo was. It was actually a small sports car and it ran amongst the 300Z twin turbo, Supra seq twin turbo, RX-7 seq twin turbo but on a smaller...
Forum: Car Chat 02-11-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By bam
How about the rebirth of the MR2 Turbo?

Now we have (had) the ISF, LFA, FRS, RCF, (hopefuly 2nd gen) ISF, (Hopefully rebirth) Supra Turbo, can we have a rebirth of the MR2 Turbo? Love this car. Small, fun, sporty, lightweight, fast, and...
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