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Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-12-14, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By newgsman
Personally when I see a car repainted I start to...

Personally when I see a car repainted I start to check things out with a fine tooth comb. A good paint guy can make a car look great but if the prep work was not up to par the paint job will look...
Forum: IS F 10-11-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By newgsman
I took a few '14 IS350's for test drives,...

I took a few '14 IS350's for test drives, including F-sport, and AWD executive (fully loaded Cnd version). They were nice cars. They handled well and had pretty good acceleration. For me the...
Forum: IS F 10-10-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By newgsman
I think it's called windshield de-icer. Looks to...

I think it's called windshield de-icer. Looks to be a late model feature.
Forum: IS F 10-10-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By newgsman
What about IS350 18", do they fit?

What about IS350 18", do they fit?
Forum: IS F 10-02-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By newgsman
front windshield defroster

So I just noticed that my car (2012) has defrosting lines built into the bottom couple of inches of the front windshield. Is this in all ISF's or is this a Canadian option. The button for this is...
Forum: IS F 10-02-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By newgsman
Thanks for the replies guys. So only one...

Thanks for the replies guys.

So only one replacement of the vacuum check valve?? (presumably under warrant?)

Anyone else?
Forum: IS F 10-02-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By newgsman
strange brake pedal feel

I went to start my car this morning after not driving it for about three days and nothing happened when I pushed the start button. So I double checked to make sure it was in park, had my foot on the...
Forum: IS F 10-01-14, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,002
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: 43
Views: 2,002
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: 1,274
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: 1,020
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: 607
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: 1,020
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: 607
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: 607
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: 504
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: 504
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: 898
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: 607
Posted By newgsman
Thanks Since you asked...

Thanks

Since you asked...
Forum: IS F 09-22-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
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: 607
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: 509
Views: 132,807
Posted By newgsman
Picture (second try)

Picture (second try)
Forum: IS F 09-20-14, 08:34 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 132,807
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: 196
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: 196
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...
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