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Forum: RX - Third Generation 09-14-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By viperdoc
I'd go the porsche macan route- 330+ hp from a...

I'd go the porsche macan route- 330+ hp from a turbo v6. Had it been available when I was shopping I would have bought one. Planning for 4 years from now....(sigh)
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-24-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,885
Posted By viperdoc
Wash the car wash hot? A little heat and the...

Wash the car wash hot? A little heat and the sticky stuff that hold them on gets real loose and they come right off. I took off the 350 on my f sport and stuck the f sport badge on the back. To take...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-23-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,077
Posted By viperdoc
A pretty simple reason really. Those early RXs...

A pretty simple reason really. Those early RXs rode great when you went in a straight line but the ultra soft suspension increased the rollover risk dramatically. You won't find that soft a...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-07-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,841
Posted By viperdoc
I do agree with you, the RX is performing as it...

I do agree with you, the RX is performing as it should. And I am not arguing that a better throttle response would make the car faster. I didn't get the RX to go from 0-60 in 5 seconds. But the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-06-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,841
Posted By viperdoc
I wholeheartedly (and respectfully) disagree. My...

I wholeheartedly (and respectfully) disagree. My honda odyssey was drive by wire and didn't have this lag. A drive by wire system shouldn't make any difference. It's the way it's set up, not an...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-05-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,841
Posted By viperdoc
My 2013 F sport does the same thing. I am...

My 2013 F sport does the same thing. I am certain (in my mind) that it is a gear selection issue. when I slow down coming up on a stop sign or yield sign but don't totally stop and then push on the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 08-03-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,740
Posted By viperdoc
I see lots of older RXs which says a lot about...

I see lots of older RXs which says a lot about their longevity, which is part if the reason I went the F sport route rather than the porsche cayenne. The F sport is no porsche but for my purposes it...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-27-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,120
Posted By viperdoc
I have a 2013 F sport and a 2014 MDX (Advance). ...

I have a 2013 F sport and a 2014 MDX (Advance). The MDX is my wife's car- we got out of a honda odyssey. We got the MDX over the Lexus GX because of the difference in fuel economy. We don't really...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-26-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By viperdoc
Yep. Exactly what used to really bother me,...

Yep. Exactly what used to really bother me, until I realized that the paddle shifters in the f sport fix this problem nicely. The shift isn't instantaneous, but it is MUCH faster than having to...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-24-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By viperdoc
I have found the same on my 2013 f sport. I...

I have found the same on my 2013 f sport. I think what is happening is the electronic tranny mapping keeps the car in too high a gear for your given speed. For example if you pull out of a parking...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-23-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By viperdoc
Go to etrailer.com. They have inexpensive...

Go to etrailer.com. They have inexpensive options, installation pictures and tutorials. I got one for my f sport there for under $200 and you can barely see it.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-21-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,077
Posted By viperdoc
I agree. Though it seems like something is...

I agree. Though it seems like something is actually wrong with the car. I would have to go back and re-read the earlier posts but I recall the technicians admitting that the ride was actually too...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-19-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,077
Posted By viperdoc
If it makes you feel any better, a few years back...

If it makes you feel any better, a few years back I was out $7000 to get out of an infinity g35 manual coupe I thought I would love. I had it only 18 months before it got too exhausting to drive....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-18-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,077
Posted By viperdoc
I would get rid of it too. You could go to...

I would get rid of it too. You could go to carmax to see how much they would give you- usually over blue book. But then you miss the tax savings by trading the older car in- if that is how they are...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-16-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,077
Posted By viperdoc
I was on the fence about getting the f sport and...

I was on the fence about getting the f sport and the dealer here gave me a loaner for a few days. It had dunlops on it and I felt the ride was better than the car I ended up getting, which has the...
Forum: NX Models 07-14-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,799
Posted By viperdoc
If that is all you are going to make over the...

If that is all you are going to make over the dealer's price, I would trade it in. Since you only pay tax on the purchase price of the new car minus the trade in, you would save over $2000 in tax by...
Forum: NX Models 07-14-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,799
Posted By viperdoc
Not sure....at times I certainly don't use the...

Not sure....at times I certainly don't use the space offered by the RX, despite carting my three kids around a couple times per week. So something smaller would be fine, though I will probably go...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-13-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,077
Posted By viperdoc
There must be something wrong if you notice that...

There must be something wrong if you notice that bad of a ride on a base rx with 18 inch tires. My f sport doesn't ride as rough as you are describing except perhaps over the roughest of roads and...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 07-07-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By viperdoc
I looked at all the main competitors to the RX F...

I looked at all the main competitors to the RX F sport before buying- the acura MDX, the audi Q5 (the Q7 was too big), and the BMW X3 (again, the X5 seemed too big to be a good competitor). I liked...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 06-13-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By viperdoc
why the heck did the semi driver swerve????? ...

why the heck did the semi driver swerve????? He's got to back to driving school. If a car in front of him cuts him off, he is no real danger. It's the little car that will get crunched or pushed...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-27-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,590
Posted By viperdoc
My experience at my local lexus dealer was OK. ...

My experience at my local lexus dealer was OK. But I just picked up a 2014 Acura MDX for my wife to replace our minivan and THAT was horrible. I used USAA's car buying service and came to get the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-23-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By viperdoc
Corrado, thanks so much for the research. ...

Corrado, thanks so much for the research. Everything you mentioned makes sense, thought it is curious that so many TSW and Lumarai wheels are only rated at 1600-1750 and are still approved for our...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-22-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By viperdoc
Absolutely agree to overshoot. But at 1600 lbs...

Absolutely agree to overshoot. But at 1600 lbs per wheel that's 6400 lbs total. So basically I would have to exceed the max load capacity for the vehicle by about 1000 pounds for the wheel to be an...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-22-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By viperdoc
Load limit for aftermarket wheels...How high???

I am finally ready to buy some aftermarket wheels and I am very confused on what will work for my F sport. The local guys at the discount tire said that my car weighs 6000 lbs so i need wheels with...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Classifieds 05-16-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,960
Posted By viperdoc
what offset are they? I am trying to get some 18s...

what offset are they? I am trying to get some 18s for my RX f sport for winter and would love to keep lexus OEM wheels if I can. The offset might be a problem though. The RX's offset is 35mm
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