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Forum: IS F Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,425
Posted By newgsman
I have to agree with this. I test drove mostly...

I have to agree with this. I test drove mostly '08's before I bought my '12 and the ML's in the '08's sounded fine. I never checked out the ML in my '12 until I had already bought the car. I am...
Forum: IS F 09-28-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,425
Posted By newgsman
One thing I just noticed is that over on the left...

One thing I just noticed is that over on the left side of the camera is a small keyhole that unlocks the trunk also. Just pull out your stubby key from the key fob and stick it in....
Forum: IS F 09-27-14, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By newgsman
I have to admit I felt mine doing the same thing....

I have to admit I felt mine doing the same thing. Sometimes there's huge acceleration and then other times not as much.

Then again I think I have noticed this with other cars also.

Part of if...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-26-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By newgsman
Yup TRD's here too. Also lowered on L-tuned...

Yup TRD's here too. Also lowered on L-tuned springs (maybe about 1-1.5inches)
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-25-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By newgsman
Not sure what you mean by big adjustment. ...

Not sure what you mean by big adjustment.

The GS is really comfortable like sitting in a big easy chair. The F is a real snug fit. I am not big at 5-9, 170lbs and I definitely feel some what...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-25-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By newgsman
Are you sure it is rubbing. I had some nasty...

Are you sure it is rubbing. I had some nasty squeaks and it turned out I hadn't torqued all the bolts tight enough on the links.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-25-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By newgsman
Although I am already scanning the boards for...

Although I am already scanning the boards for ideas, I suspect I will keep everything stock for a while yet. I want to make sure I really appreciate all the goodies this car has to offer before I...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-24-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By newgsman
Yeah, I kind of wanted a new 4th gen GS but the...

Yeah, I kind of wanted a new 4th gen GS but the 350 just didn't cut it. It's a really nice car when it's fully loaded but coming from the GS400 I just needed to have a V8 under the hood. Decided...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-24-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By newgsman
Everything is plug and play. The only thing with...

Everything is plug and play. The only thing with the JDM lights is they don't have the bubble level gauge on top. I don't think that's all that important. As far as I know those things just help...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-24-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By newgsman
I have them in my car. Never had anyone flash...

I have them in my car. Never had anyone flash their highbeams at me because I was blinding them...

I did adjust them using the normal adjustment screws. Didn't have any light beam alignment...
Forum: IS F 09-23-14, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By newgsman
When I picked up my car last week I asked the...

When I picked up my car last week I asked the salesman if he had any brochures still lying around for the 2012 model year (mine). He said he couldn't find any. Then he pointed to the poster hanging...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-22-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By newgsman
Thanks Since you asked...

Thanks

Since you asked...
Forum: IS F 09-22-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By newgsman
The Beast

Every now and then the Beast must be set free....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-22-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By newgsman
New stablemate for the GS4

What do you think about this as my new addition to the Lexus collection.
Forum: IS F 09-21-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 130,883
Posted By newgsman
Picture (second try)

Picture (second try)
Forum: IS F 09-20-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 130,883
Posted By newgsman
Keeping my old '98 GS400 company is my new Nebula...

Keeping my old '98 GS400 company is my new Nebula Grey 2012 Series II,with ML, Forged wheels, black Alcantara interior. (Hopefully the picture has attached...)
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-16-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By newgsman
Thanks for the comments guys. The bolt does...

Thanks for the comments guys.

The bolt does turn just a bit, maybe a quarter turn at most then it wont budge.

I have done the other side which was a piece of cake the bolt practically fell out...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 09-16-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By newgsman
seized shock bolt

I'm trying to install some f-sport springs and I am having trouble removing the bottom bolt at the control arm for the rear shock. I got the nut off but the bolt turns maybe a quarter turn and then...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-10-14, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By newgsman
I bought the knock off Top Speed version 6 piece...

I bought the knock off Top Speed version 6 piece links and I believe they definitely make a difference. I base this on the fact that about two weeks ago my car started making some weird creaking...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-08-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By newgsman
Take this as you will.. I used Lucas stop...

Take this as you will..

I used Lucas stop leak. I had to put in a little over two bottles worth over a couple of months but my leaks seem to have stopped now for the past six months or so. I...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 07-30-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By newgsman
Thanks for the feedback guys. Reassuring...

Thanks for the feedback guys. Reassuring comments for sure. There are some lower mileage newer ones around here that I plan to look at also but the '07 remains on my list of potentials.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 07-29-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By newgsman
Not so sure about the lexus certifed car check. ...

Not so sure about the lexus certifed car check. I saw an 09 450h which was supposed to be Lexus certified and quite frankly it was in worse shape than my '98 GS400. It had numerous poorly done body...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 07-29-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By newgsman
Hybrid battery level indicator

I am considering a higher mileage (118K) 2007 450h and I am hoping to get some advice/info from others.

I noticed while test driving, that the battery level would charge up the battery to within...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 06-20-14, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By newgsman
+1 same problem. Would be interested...

+1

same problem.

Would be interested to know how to diagnose and repair.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 06-18-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By newgsman
So why is the inner sleeve off-set? The original...

So why is the inner sleeve off-set? The original looks like it is centered.
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