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Forum: GX - Second Generation Yesterday, 05:32 PM
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Posted By bradtopp
No. How were the cables hookup up to both...

No. How were the cables hookup up to both vehicles?
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-24-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,230
Posted By bradtopp
I can get a nice bottle of dish soap for $.99 and...

I can get a nice bottle of dish soap for $.99 and it lasts me for a year's worth of car maintenance on both vehicles. I wash with dish soap, rinse, clay, wash one more time, dry, polish, seal, wax,...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-23-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,230
Posted By bradtopp
There is absolutely nothing wrong with using dish...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using dish soap to strip wax. Been doing it for years as my prep step prior to claying. I keep my vehicles showroom clean. No need to spend your hard-earned...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 08-06-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By bradtopp
Yes, thank you! This worked for me, as well. I...

Yes, thank you! This worked for me, as well. I skimmed through the owners manual several times looking for this.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 08-05-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By bradtopp
Can you please share a video or instructions? It...

Can you please share a video or instructions? It is not available in my menu. My guess is it is possible on your GX because you have the Driver Support Package. I do not.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 08-04-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By bradtopp
It cannot be turned off in the 2014's. Option is...

It cannot be turned off in the 2014's. Option is no longer available in the steering wheel controls.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 08-03-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By bradtopp
It is very simple if you have an iPhone. ...

It is very simple if you have an iPhone. Settings/Bluetooth/"i" (next to whatever you named your GX460)/Show Notifications = Off.

No idea how to do this with an Android.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 07-22-14, 03:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By bradtopp
In my case it is a must to wash the car to rinse...

In my case it is a must to wash the car to rinse away winter road salt. Since I would never use an automatic car wash that physically touches my vehicle a high pressure, touchless wash is my only...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 07-21-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By bradtopp
I hand wash my GX every weekend in my driveway...

I hand wash my GX every weekend in my driveway spring through fall. I wash it every weekend at the high pressure car wash during the winter.

When washing in my driveway I wash the wheels and...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 07-08-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Posted By bradtopp
I am fairly sure Sport mode only changes the...

I am fairly sure Sport mode only changes the suspension settings and would do nothing to the revs or torque band but I could be wrong.

From Toyota:

Advanced Suspension Systems
The advanced...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 06-30-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,484
Posted By bradtopp
I get 15 in the city and 20 on the highway...

I get 15 in the city and 20 on the highway without babying it. No comment on your comparison to a Suburban or Ram 1500 because those comparisons make no sense.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 06-29-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,376
Posted By bradtopp
I installed the Curt hitch over the weekend. $88...

I installed the Curt hitch over the weekend. $88 and a 20 minute installation from start to finish. I only need the hitch for my bike carrier and nothing more.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 06-08-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,618
Posted By bradtopp
I think the wheels themselves are for the most...

I think the wheels themselves are for the most part attractive. However, something about the wheels doesn't blend with the rest of the vehicle and they just seem to cheapen the overall style. I...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 06-08-14, 03:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,618
Posted By bradtopp
Congratulations on the new wheels. To me the...

Congratulations on the new wheels. To me the wheels completely cheapen the look of the vehicle but if you are happy with them that is what really matters.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 06-03-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By bradtopp
When I return from my business trip I'll post...

When I return from my business trip I'll post photos of what happens to opticoat combined with bird crap after 4 hours in the sun. Opticoat does absolutely nothing to prevent such damage. You need...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 05-31-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,230
Posted By bradtopp
Agreed 100%. I do not live by a railroad track...

Agreed 100%. I do not live by a railroad track and hardly ever driver over them. Rail dust is not the only thing that contaminates paint.
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 05-31-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,849
Posted By bradtopp
I hate to burst everyone's bubbles but OptiCoat...

I hate to burst everyone's bubbles but OptiCoat does absolutely nothing to protect your car against bird poo. The dullness you see after cleaning off bird poo is the clear coat being dulled by the...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 05-06-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By bradtopp
My facts are supported by the official Lexus User...

My facts are supported by the official Lexus User Manual. They are not an opinion of any sort. No need for me to chill out because I am not excited. My vehicle is receiving the recommended fuel.
...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 05-06-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By bradtopp
The Service Manager has no knowledge that isn't...

The Service Manager has no knowledge that isn't in the manual. His spoken word means absolutely nothing. Nil. Zilch.

I am not going to argue any longer about the merits of following the...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 05-06-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By bradtopp
The manual and manufacturer's labels should be...

The manual and manufacturer's labels should be your guide. Dealers are marginally knowledgable at best.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 05-04-14, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By bradtopp
Using lower octane fuel than recommended makes no...

Using lower octane fuel than recommended makes no sense in my opinion. There are some studies I've read that say long-term use of lower octane fuel in a high compression engine even with knock...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 05-02-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,152
Posted By bradtopp
I also have a brand new 2014 GX460 Luxury with...

I also have a brand new 2014 GX460 Luxury with just over 500 miles now. It is doing the EXACT same thing as what TGERGEN mentions when making slow, left turns over bumpy pavement. It is not a...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 04-27-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By bradtopp
Just to be clear you didn't rebut, you changed...

Just to be clear you didn't rebut, you changed the subject without clarifying the intent of your original post. I'm sorry I upset you and I will not respond, again, to this thread.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 04-27-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By bradtopp
Maybe I misunderstood your original post. What...

Maybe I misunderstood your original post. What is your intent? If your vehicle suffers hail damage and you claim door dings were caused by hail that is textbook insurance fraud.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 04-27-14, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By bradtopp
Are you saying that you would commit insurance...

Are you saying that you would commit insurance fraud in the event that your roof and hood were damaged by hail? I realize this happens but you may not want to admit it on a public forum.
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