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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-19-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By GXAlan
The sport supension is adaptive. It allows some...

The sport supension is adaptive. It allows some body roll but then firms up. With coilovers you can have a stiffer ride with less body roll but you don't get the dynamic element.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-17-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,620
Posted By GXAlan
There is a TSB for some model years for cracked...

There is a TSB for some model years for cracked wood. My car fell within the VIN range but it never cracked. It only counts for the 50k mile warranty.

The extended platinum covers everything...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-15-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,379
Posted By GXAlan
The best thing about the K900/Equus is that it'll...

The best thing about the K900/Equus is that it'll push Lexus to re-innovate and do more.

Right now the LS460 always beats the S-Class, 7-series, and A8 on value. They don't have any serious...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-14-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By GXAlan
I had it. The dealer said it was the heat shield...

I had it. The dealer said it was the heat shield flexing with temperature changes.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-10-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By GXAlan
I agree, you need 2007-09 and 10-12 versions. ...

I agree, you need 2007-09 and 10-12 versions.

1- F-sport grille. People that swap out the bumper will tend to be people that favor a sportier look as opposed to a pure luxury clientele with a...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-08-14, 05:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,006
Posted By GXAlan
you can use plasti dip which is reversible. the...

you can use plasti dip which is reversible. the advantage of darker rims is that brake dust is less visible.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-05-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By GXAlan
F Sport rims are forged BBS as well

F Sport rims are forged BBS as well
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-29-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By GXAlan
Our air suspension is adaptive which may mean...

Our air suspension is adaptive which may mean that it firms up the front when braking and rear when accelerating (which would then cause the rocking if your suspension is broken).
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-28-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By GXAlan
Take it to a different dealer. I agree with...

Take it to a different dealer. I agree with gs400jon.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-26-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By GXAlan
No HUD. The GS can be optioned for a HUD but it...

No HUD. The GS can be optioned for a HUD but it is not as fancy as the BMW or Hyundai HUD.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-26-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By GXAlan
Personally I would disagree. I think the 1ur-fse...

Personally I would disagree. I think the 1ur-fse is going to be a lot more reliable than the hybrid drivetrain.

The LS460 Sport will hurt with the brake pad changes (Brembo), the tire changes...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-25-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,471
Posted By GXAlan
Having experience with BMW 18 vs 19's and...

Having experience with BMW 18 vs 19's and experiencing the stiffer sidewalls of the AS3s on my LS460 Sport, I would definitely say that tires make a difference. The same way that "we" (the market)...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-24-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By GXAlan
I saw the TL as the ES competitor, the RLX as the...

I saw the TL as the ES competitor, the RLX as the GS competitor and the TLX as the IS competitor.

Kia Cadenza as ES competitor.
Hyundai Genesis as GS competitor. Equus and K900 as LS competitor.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-22-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By GXAlan
It's hard to have a luxury car that's FWD. The...

It's hard to have a luxury car that's FWD. The torque steer makes the car feel less refined. Additionally, the RL/RLX never had the same fit and finish as it's closest competitors.

The new RLX...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-22-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,211
Posted By GXAlan
1. 3UZ-FE engine is port injected. It is not as...

1. 3UZ-FE engine is port injected. It is not as fuel efficient nor as powerful as the 1UR-FSE.

The power is important because the slower your acceleration is, the less noise/vibration/harness you...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-20-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,546
Posted By GXAlan
If it's just the color, 303 protectant does a...

If it's just the color, 303 protectant does a nice job of

Yeah, I agree about the external sources of data but I do have (<3k miles) first hand experience with DWS, Bridgestone RE960, RE50, Pilot...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-20-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By GXAlan
it's not something that's routinely offered but...

it's not something that's routinely offered but paint thickness meters exist and professional detailers are the guys who you would trust the most to assess paint quality.

if you're going to keep...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-20-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By GXAlan
actually that's not a bad option. If you only...

actually that's not a bad option. If you only need someone to do a body work inspection it may be cheaper. Find a detailer in the area that does Cquartz finest or Opticoat Pro and ask him/her to...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-20-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,546
Posted By GXAlan
I don't think Lexus brought 19" to the LS non-L...

I don't think Lexus brought 19" to the LS non-L until 2010, so the cycle of people changing tires + AS3's has been somewhat small. (And the LS isn't a high volume car like the GS or RX).

I have...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-20-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By GXAlan
^^^^ that. if it's a new engine, it's...

^^^^ that.

if it's a new engine, it's probably even better. If the engine was due to die at 300k miles and your car had a replacement at 30k, it's resetting the clock.

if it's an engine pulled...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-20-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By GXAlan
yeah but as a former *owner* of the BMW, the...

yeah but as a former *owner* of the BMW, the so-called sportiness if the 5 series is matched by the LS460 Sport. The 5 series with the 704 M-Sport Suspension should beat the LS Sport in sportiness...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-19-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By GXAlan
CPO won't cover trim, rattles, or squeaks.

CPO won't cover trim, rattles, or squeaks.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-19-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By GXAlan
If you CPO, your warranty will cover everything...

If you CPO, your warranty will cover everything that doesn't have the word trim in it. So as long as there are no horrible rattles, squeaks, or exterior damage, you should be OK.

if you ship, you...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-19-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By GXAlan
Compared to the 2014 BMW 535i with 18" run flats,...

Compared to the 2014 BMW 535i with 18" run flats, the 2011 LS 460 in standard mode with 19" non run flat tires feels about the same. The Sport mode is firmer and handles better (with expected weight...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-15-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By GXAlan
Sewell Lexus has diagrams + part numbers +...

Sewell Lexus has diagrams + part numbers + ability to order. Discount for ClubLexus members too...

http://lexus.sewellparts.com/
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