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Forum: IS - Second Generation 05-15-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 226,317
Posted By al503
The noise just came back after a 4.5 year hiatus....

The noise just came back after a 4.5 year hiatus.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-second-generation/309197-noise-at-start-up-part-2-a.html

I have just over 60K miles on it now but my 6...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 07-20-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,469
Posted By al503
Because its not always about the $. People have...

Because its not always about the $. People have different priorites. You can spend big bucks to get an Armani suit at Sak's or you might get lucky at the thrift store. The main reasons I purchase...
Forum: CT 200h Model 07-20-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By al503
There is no issue. If it were detrimental to the...

There is no issue. If it were detrimental to the car in some way, the computer wouldn't let you do it. Change at will.
Forum: CT 200h Model 07-19-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,359
Posted By al503
Whether you're driving 1 or 10/10ths, a...

Whether you're driving 1 or 10/10ths, a supercharger decreases MPG's as it is powered directly off of the crank. You usually get a quicker response, compared to a turbo, but you also have parasitic...
Forum: CT 200h Model 07-12-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,837
Posted By al503
If the fuel pump is in the gas tank, it may use...

If the fuel pump is in the gas tank, it may use the gas to keep it cool. If you run the tank dry, it will run without any 'coolant.'

Not sure if it will likely cause any damage but its probably...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-18-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By al503
Those are for the 1st gen IS. FWIW, SPC...

Those are for the 1st gen IS.

FWIW, SPC makes good stuff at a reasonable price.

I had their rear camber bolts for my G35. Worked like a charm and they were cheap.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-18-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By al503
I'm not disputing this. I apologize for not...

I'm not disputing this. I apologize for not being clearer. For the last time, my point is that slotted/drilled rotors may offer the manufacturer some flexibility in their pad choices. I've re-read...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-18-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By al503
Again, I'm not disagreeing with you. For the...

Again, I'm not disagreeing with you. For the third time, I'm saying that slotted or drilled rotors MAY OFFER THE MANUFACTURER MORE OPTIONS with choice of pads, etc. Built correctly, (total mass,...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-18-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By al503
I had an Endless kit with slotted rotors on my...

I had an Endless kit with slotted rotors on my last car. No noise.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-18-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By al503
Drilled and/or slotted rotors also help with the...

Drilled and/or slotted rotors also help with the removal of brake dust from between the pad and rotor. Definitely a worthwhile performance benefit if the car is fitted with pads that dust heavily. ...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 08-16-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By al503
Slotted and/or drilled rotors serve a couple of...

Slotted and/or drilled rotors serve a couple of different purposes.
1. Looks: no question that they look better
2. Peformance: for pads that produce a lot of gas, they will help with braking...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 05-09-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,968
Posted By al503
Sorry for the delay. Not on the forum as...

Sorry for the delay. Not on the forum as frequently as I used to be.

The bulbs are going strong. No issues and the color is still great.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 05-09-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,966
Posted By al503
Joe is right on here. My seat started to...

Joe is right on here.

My seat started to crease rather quickly but those creases haven't gotten any worse. After 2 years, they look almost brand new. I use a very diluted mixture of simple...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 05-03-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,438
Posted By al503
It may not be true at all. Whether the stock...

It may not be true at all. Whether the stock springs were linear v. progressive and whether the replacement springs are the same or not will make a difference.

You'll have to reckon with the...
Forum: Performance 04-30-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By al503
There aren't too many wheels lighter than the...

There aren't too many wheels lighter than the Volk 1 piece forged models (TE's, CE28's, Progressive's, etc.)
Forum: IS - Second Generation 04-30-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,349
Posted By al503
I've posted this before but I get a tick over 30...

I've posted this before but I get a tick over 30 mpg averaging 70 mph on the highway with the 350. Gas mileage in the winter is noticeably less though (probably 10%)
Forum: Performance 04-29-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,595
Posted By al503
I installed the pulley on my MT G35 and noticed a...

I installed the pulley on my MT G35 and noticed a nice little benefit in responsiveness. I put 2 other pulleys, one in a coupe and one in a sedan, which were both AT's and they noticed the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-28-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,384
Posted By al503
For a hardcore track junkie, it might have some...

For a hardcore track junkie, it might have some benefit. Otherwise, I think of it as more dead weight.
Forum: Performance 04-27-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,595
Posted By al503
I had the Unorthodox crank pulley in my G35...

I had the Unorthodox crank pulley in my G35 (which had the same engine as the 350z.) The stock crank pulley was about 11 lbs and the UR pulley was about 3, IIRC.

I think they came out sometime...
Forum: Performance 04-27-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,595
Posted By al503
I think both are well designed. I'd take the OEM...

I think both are well designed. I'd take the OEM intake over one of the HAI (hot air intakes) any day. Also, have you ever noticed the inner sleeves inside of the OEM exhaust pipes? They're there...
Forum: Performance 04-22-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,383
Posted By al503
I haven't seen the inside of the F-Sport box but...

I haven't seen the inside of the F-Sport box but I take it from the OP that it has holes drilled into it?

If it does, and I agree with you that Lexus does their homework, then the holes are...
Forum: Performance 04-22-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,383
Posted By al503
Y'all realize that you could be hurting...

Y'all realize that you could be hurting performance, don't ya?

The existence of all those fins in the airbox means Lexus did the requisite R&D/bench flow testing and decided to put those fins...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-22-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By al503
When I was looking at 2 piece slotted stoptech...

When I was looking at 2 piece slotted stoptech rotors for my G35, they were only 2-2.5 lbs lighter than the stock iron rotors and the bulk of the weight loss is from the aluminum hat. Their drilled...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-21-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,384
Posted By al503
I would bet that it might take a little...

I would bet that it might take a little understeer away but there is no way an OEM manufacturer is going to put out a product that will lead to an oversteer tendency.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-18-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,384
Posted By al503
Swaybars, 101?

First of all, I'm no expert on the topic of swaybars but I've seen some info in this forum regarding aftermarket swaybars that may not give the entire story/effect of using them.

Most people will...
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