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Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-24-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kurtz
Unless there's something actually wrong with the...

Unless there's something actually wrong with the rotors just buy OEM low dust pads under $100, swap em yourself, and call it a day.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 04-23-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,312
Posted By Kurtz
Depends what kind of driving that 8000 miles is. ...

Depends what kind of driving that 8000 miles is.

If it's because you drive 2-3 miles a day every day, that's horrible for the oil (lots of short trips with no chance to run at operating temp)- in...
Forum: Performance 04-23-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,605
Posted By Kurtz
You're in NC, so my first advice is just trade in...

You're in NC, so my first advice is just trade in for a 350 :D


Failing that, I'd suggest you be sure to dyno the car before and after, as there's a lot of questions regarding the real gains from...
Forum: Performance 04-22-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,602
Posted By Kurtz
Nope... in fact I sold my >500 hp car to get the...

Nope... in fact I sold my >500 hp car to get the Lexus.

FWIW, that one didn't have a clutch pedal either.



As to the guy who did the 2JZ swap, yeah it does sound awesome.

It'd also be...
Forum: Performance 04-22-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By Kurtz
Other than the pedals and suspension the "sport...

Other than the pedals and suspension the "sport package" and F-sport package bear little resemblence to each other.

The "real" sport package ran through 2010 and included everything the luxury...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 04-16-13, 09:30 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 71,576
Posted By Kurtz
uh...the AUX is directly connected too. There's...

uh...the AUX is directly connected too. There's nothing wrong with its quality if you have a good source.


It'll be better than BT in fact. BT music is compressed by the very nature of the...
Forum: Performance 04-16-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,602
Posted By Kurtz
Hey, if you wanna do more work, to go slower, be...

Hey, if you wanna do more work, to go slower, be my guest.

I'll be over here working smarter, not harder :p
Forum: Performance 04-12-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,727
Posted By Kurtz
If you want 50-70 hp you're better off trading in...

If you want 50-70 hp you're better off trading in for an IS-F.

You won't get anywhere near that without a supercharger, and if you can't do any of your own work you're looking 6-8 grand minimum,...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 04-02-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,196
Posted By Kurtz
Really? ...

Really?

http://media.caranddriver.com/files/tire-test-nine-affordable-summer-tires-take-on-the-michelin-ps2tiretestbrakingwet.pdf

They beat every single other tire tested in wet braking,...
Forum: Performance 04-02-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,602
Posted By Kurtz
Huh? why would you want to slow down a...

Huh? why would you want to slow down a performance car with an antique transmission?
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-02-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By Kurtz
The low dust pads are a massive difference in...

The low dust pads are a massive difference in brake dust.

As in, if you can't tell which you have, you have the high dust ones.


High dust the wheels go from clean to filthy in a couple of...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-02-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Kurtz
What I recommend is not getting them. ...

What I recommend is not getting them.

they're functionally inferior to blanks and wear out your pads faster too.

Unless you track the car there's no functional reason to use anything but OEM...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-20-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,764
Posted By Kurtz
Any drilled rotor will be susceptible to cracking...

Any drilled rotor will be susceptible to cracking from stress risers... If anything I'd expect slotting in addition to make it even more so, but it's not something I've ever seen anyone test...
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Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-20-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,764
Posted By Kurtz
Blanks are best... but if you really want a...

Blanks are best... but if you really want a non-blank "look" and don't mind 25% shorter pad life, then slotted rotors are just fine, functionally speaking.

Drilled on the other hand are indeed...
Forum: Performance 03-19-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By Kurtz
Depending on what they modded exactly that's...

Depending on what they modded exactly that's certainly possible
Forum: IS - Second Generation 03-14-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Kurtz
AI-SHIFT should work in both ECT-NORMAL and...

AI-SHIFT should work in both ECT-NORMAL and ECT-PWR... that's why in the TIS thing I posted it mentions that AI-Shift uses the position of the pattern select switch as one of its inputs. If it only...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-14-13, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By Kurtz
:agree: That, with F-sport sways, and good...

:agree:

That, with F-sport sways, and good tires :D
Forum: IS - Second Generation 03-12-13, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Kurtz
Plus no venting- a serious loss for a southern car

Plus no venting- a serious loss for a southern car
Forum: IS - Second Generation 03-07-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,751
Posted By Kurtz
Yup... driving back from a mountain trip (coming...

Yup... driving back from a mountain trip (coming down hill a fair portion of the trip) was the only time I got over 30 mpg.


I don't keep records (or drive that way) to tell you the difference...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 03-04-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Kurtz
Hello and welcome... but if you rmileage remark...

Hello and welcome... but if you rmileage remark is true you might wanna get the car checked out... an IS350 ought get way better mileage than a Tundra

18-21 city depending how hard you drive it...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-28-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,609
Posted By Kurtz
exactly right That's why the porsches with...

exactly right

That's why the porsches with the PDK are crushing the ones with the antique clutch pedal on tracks, even with professional drivers.

It's not that people aren't good enough drivers...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-27-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,609
Posted By Kurtz
And Lamborghini, Ferrari, and increasingly even...

And Lamborghini, Ferrari, and increasingly even Mercedes and Porsche don't.


The clutch pedal is an antique relic of a bygone era, soon heading the way of the crank-start engine and the buggy...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-26-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,777
Posted By Kurtz
Yup... and honestly the "never getting to...

Yup... and honestly the "never getting to operating temp for any length of time" is the bigger issue for you, so you don't get to burn off the crap in the oil like you should. So frequent changes.
...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-26-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Kurtz
Mainly because they'll do the same job as OEMs...

Mainly because they'll do the same job as OEMs and cost 30-50 bucks less per pair of rotors.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-26-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Kurtz
Main problem here is they admit that some people,...

Main problem here is they admit that some people, including some OEMs, admit you do NOT need to resurface the rotors when replacing pads if there's nothing wrong with the rotors (same advice I gave)...
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