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Forum: SC 430 Today, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By OBP
I certainly did not need the extra stopping power...

I certainly did not need the extra stopping power of ceramic pads and slotted rotors but I am pleased to have it. Could have just stuck with OEM rotors and OEM pads but I think I would have to adapt...
Forum: SC 430 Today, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By OBP
I replaced my OEM front rotors with Power Stop...

I replaced my OEM front rotors with Power Stop slotted rotors a couple of years back. Have been using Posi Quiet ceramic pads for about 3-4 years. I like them. My stopping power is better than with...
Forum: SC 430 10-17-14, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By OBP
Does the headlight beam pattern self adjust down...

Does the headlight beam pattern self adjust down and up when you first switch on the car ? ( assuming you are in Auto mode ) I once had a problem where the self leveling function failed and my aim...
Forum: SC 430 10-12-14, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By OBP
John, really great pics. Your SC leads a pampered...

John, really great pics. Your SC leads a pampered life. My 2005 TAP/Ecru does daily driver duty and is now sitting in airport parking waiting for me to pick her up when I get back into town tomorrow...
Forum: SC 430 10-01-14, 03:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,454
Posted By OBP
Been using 5W30 synthetic since I got her at 23k...

Been using 5W30 synthetic since I got her at 23k miles from the dealer in 2008. No particular brand - whatever is on special so I have used Mobil 1, Quaker State, Valvoline etc. But full synthetic...
Forum: SC 430 09-23-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By OBP
Welcome Bilque - post some pics. The Mich Pilot...

Welcome Bilque - post some pics. The Mich Pilot Sport AS3s will be a night and day diff vs RFTs. You can be sure tram lining will stop.
Forum: SC 430 09-17-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By OBP
Welcome to CL. On your speakers qn, many...

Welcome to CL. On your speakers qn, many alternatives done by different owners. Just use the search function and you will get lots of potential solutions.
Forum: SC 430 09-14-14, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By OBP
Mandyfig has spacers on his WGC Ecru. Looks...

Mandyfig has spacers on his WGC Ecru. Looks tastefully done and definitely addresses your problem. No pics but I have seen it in person. Maybe he can post pics for your or just search under his name...
Forum: SC 430 09-03-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,698
Posted By OBP
Had my ML speaker (left side) replaced under...

Had my ML speaker (left side) replaced under extended warranty about a year or more back and no trouble. But I do not play the stereo loud anyway.
Forum: SC 430 08-29-14, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By OBP
Currently not even sure if the dealer printed out...

Currently not even sure if the dealer printed out the codes on the service receipt so no - not confused about codes cos I do not remember which codes mine threw a few years back. Just talking to...
Forum: SC 430 08-27-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By OBP
I'll look at my service receipts for the two CEL....

I'll look at my service receipts for the two CEL. VSC and VSC Off situations when I get back from vacation next week - they might have printed the codes on the write up. Will report back if I find...
Forum: SC 430 08-27-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By OBP
Sorry this happened. This does not sound...

Sorry this happened. This does not sound terrible. I have had the exact same symptoms ( CEL, VSC, VSC Off) as you twice in my nearly 7 years of ownership for my 2005 SC430. Each time the answer was...
Forum: SC 430 08-22-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By OBP
Great looking TAP/ECRU, but I have to say I am...

Great looking TAP/ECRU, but I have to say I am biased ! Show a few pics with the sunlight hitting the paint and the amethyst really comes through. We could be twins except I am riding on OEM twisties...
Forum: SC 430 08-17-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By OBP
How long did you drive your SC on OEM rims before...

How long did you drive your SC on OEM rims before installing 20s ? Reason I am asking is cos many long time SC 430 owners who ride on 18s have reported minor vibration around 65 mph but this goes...
Forum: SC 430 08-12-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By OBP
1980 Triumph Spitfire - Canary Yellow/Black ...

1980 Triumph Spitfire - Canary Yellow/Black
1989 Honda Prelude - Navajo Red/Grey
1994 BMW 318iS Coupe - Boston Green/Black
1990 Jaguar XJ6 2.9 - Grey/Grey
1996 BMW 520i Individual - White/White...
Forum: SC 430 08-10-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By OBP
Congrats. These one owner dealer maintained are...

Congrats.
These one owner dealer maintained are the best types to buy ( along with enthusiast maintained cars). As long as the timing belt/water pump was done, you should be in good shape. Post some...
Forum: SC 430 08-02-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By OBP
When was the timing belt/water pump done ?...

When was the timing belt/water pump done ? Serpentine belt ? When were shocks replaced if any ? Spark plugs ? Last brake flush ? Rear diff fluid ? Possibly power steering fluid ? The oil/filter...
Forum: SC 430 08-02-14, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By OBP
I would have no problem using the leather cleaner...

I would have no problem using the leather cleaner conditioner you use on the LS on the SC. Should work fine. Interesting rims - are those TSW Nurburgrings ? They look just like it cos I had those on...
Forum: SC 430 08-02-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,820
Posted By OBP
That was a truly excellent deal, especially...

That was a truly excellent deal, especially avoiding sales tax like that. Flyct, dunno whether it matters to you but the 2014 is the last of the current body style for the F150. They are in the...
Forum: SC 430 07-19-14, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By OBP
3P6 is right. You can try a Toyota dealership and...

3P6 is right. You can try a Toyota dealership and see if they have it under its new name - Midnight Red. Just make sure it also says 3P6. I bought my touch up paint bottle 4 or 5 months back and I...
Forum: SC 430 07-08-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,048
Posted By OBP
Take the top down to load. Save your back. I am...

Take the top down to load. Save your back. I am happy to have my 4 year old climb in there on his own.
Forum: SC 430 07-06-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By OBP
Hey Bacardi, what time ? Is it just SCs or other...

Hey Bacardi, what time ? Is it just SCs or other Lexus owners or even more cars than that ?
Forum: SC 430 06-29-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,140
Posted By OBP
My CLS550 does not have the Active Body Control...

My CLS550 does not have the Active Body Control feature - not sure it is available on US spec CLS. I would choose my CLS over the SC for overall handling anyday but not because of how it deals with...
Forum: SC 430 06-28-14, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,140
Posted By OBP
Beg to differ - went from Pirelli Pzero Nero RFTs...

Beg to differ - went from Pirelli Pzero Nero RFTs to Conti DWS. A serious difference on OEM 18 inch rims. Much prefer my Contis. I don't specifically target going over potholes/bumps though. Just...
Forum: SC 430 06-20-14, 02:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By OBP
If you are running only 1500 miles before your...

If you are running only 1500 miles before your tires show serious uneven wear, it is not just a camber problem that our cars are famous for. That would be more like 5-15K miles. Frame damage and...
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