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Forum: Suspension and Brakes 10-20-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By KA8
Yes it's on youtube. One I referenced was one on...

Yes it's on youtube. One I referenced was one on a GS/aristo. You definitely need a press if you're going diy. Front ones took me 6 hours because I did not know what I was doing. Now I can do them...
Forum: LS400 10-17-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 837
Posted By KA8
Maxlife isnt crap. I've been using that 'crap'...

Maxlife isnt crap. I've been using that 'crap' for a long time with no negative results. In fact I skipped one oil change on my LS400 by accident lol. Oil was changed after 6000 miles, no sludge....
Forum: LS400 10-16-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 837
Posted By KA8
T6 is good oil and I've been using it on my TTZ...

T6 is good oil and I've been using it on my TTZ for almost 2 yrs and happy with it. But for LS400 I do not see any added benefit for using T6 unless you're constantly applying alot of stress on the...
Forum: LS400 09-26-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By KA8
Damn. Is this easier on a 93? Hopefully I dont...

Damn. Is this easier on a 93? Hopefully I dont have to do this for a long time. If I do oem starter only!
Forum: LS400 09-12-14, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By KA8
Clean LS!. I recently replaced struts on my LS...

Clean LS!. I recently replaced struts on my LS with kyb's myself, it was time consuming, took me almost all day. You can rent strut compressor from auto parts store and all you need is an impact gun....
Forum: Car Chat 09-12-14, 11:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,591
Posted By KA8
Hmmm... I guess I'm weird. I'd take the GTR,...

Hmmm... I guess I'm weird. I'd take the GTR, invest $80K for AlphaOmega package good for almost 1000 whp, still have $200K+ left over for other things. To me GTR is just AWESOME, LFA is just blah. I...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-07-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By KA8
Using the covers on your daily isn't smart. You...

Using the covers on your daily isn't smart. You might enjoy it for a month but you'll get sick of it. Just wash it once a week, polish/wax twice a year should keep it clean for a long time
Forum: LS400 09-03-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,718
Posted By KA8
Sounds about right. For me 70% hwy I get anywhere...

Sounds about right. For me 70% hwy I get anywhere from 17-19. All hwy I've gotten 22 on a 130 mile trip. I think I can get 23-24mpg on longer trips

245k miles
Forum: LS400 08-27-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By KA8
I was going to order these but I ended up getting...

I was going to order these but I ended up getting iggee covers. Very happy with them
Forum: LS400 08-25-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By KA8
How much for those? Just replaced mine with kyb's...

How much for those? Just replaced mine with kyb's and very happy with them. Spent $340 shipped from amazon
Forum: LS400 08-24-14, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By KA8
If your tb, wp are fairly new I'd reuse them but...

If your tb, wp are fairly new I'd reuse them but if they're due for service soon I'd do them all. Since your LS has interence engine replacing cam seals will be little tougher since you need to...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-20-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By KA8
Tenant headache? Yes it's part of the game but my...

Tenant headache? Yes it's part of the game but my tenants are awesome. Stocks/precious metals are where I'm at now. Getting good returns but waiting for an explosion haha :D



I'm in LA area,...
Forum: The Clubhouse 08-20-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By KA8
I was crazy about real estate for a long time. My...

I was crazy about real estate for a long time. My ultimate goal is to have several investment properties to pay for my retirement. Having said that I will not buy at current prices. prices are way...
Forum: LS400 08-16-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 854
Posted By KA8
My rear bumper is nasty. Just today I started...

My rear bumper is nasty. Just today I started sanding. I used 3m flexible plastic repair to fill the rough spots and it took me aboit 2 hrs to sand it smooth. I will be painting it tomorrow. If you...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-13-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,641
Posted By KA8
I used to do it regularly not now. 'Getting too...

I used to do it regularly not now. 'Getting too old for this 5h!t' comes to mind. I'll do it once every two years or so. Just too time consuming to do it more than once a year. I'll probably do it on...
Forum: LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 08-06-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By KA8
wtb: one button key for 1st gen LS400

Looking for one button key for ls400. Doesn't need to work. Plastic shell must be in good shape.
Forum: LS430 08-04-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,647
Posted By KA8
Yea they're reliable BUT it's only as reliable as...

Yea they're reliable BUT it's only as reliable as the maintenance done to the car. If you expect it to last forever because it's a lexus you will get punished. My father is a good example. I have...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 08-01-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By KA8
I just did diff oil($10) and tranny flush myself...

I just did diff oil($10) and tranny flush myself ($50 for 10 qts toyota t4 fluid @ carson toyota) using method shown here. Took less than 2 hrs to do both.
...
Forum: Build Threads 07-31-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By KA8
Weight reduction? How do you do this w/o...

Weight reduction? How do you do this w/o sacrificing comfort?
Forum: LS400 07-29-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By KA8
If you do most of the work I would say keep it...

If you do most of the work I would say keep it but it looks like you will have all work done by a mechanic so I would sell it. Hope your mechanic knows what he is doing. You can't rule out mechanic...
Forum: Car Chat 07-28-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By KA8
Although these cars are awesome you gotta...

Although these cars are awesome you gotta remember it's over 22 yrs old. Make sure you check for any signs of oil leaks.
Forum: IS - First Generation 07-21-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By KA8
Exactly. If your plan is to stay stock LS is your...

Exactly. If your plan is to stay stock LS is your choice. But when you get the itch to go faster down the line going turbo on the IS is no brainer.
Forum: IS - First Generation 07-21-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By KA8
I've driven 99 LS400 and IS300 L-tuned both new....

I've driven 99 LS400 and IS300 L-tuned both new. Awesome in their own ways. I still believe 98-00 LS400 is the lightest and smoothest of all LS's. Headgaskets on LS' s are robust and you really gotta...
Forum: LS400 07-20-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By KA8
There was a guy in gardena parting out an LS400....

There was a guy in gardena parting out an LS400. Do a search on craigslist. Bought whole bunch of little crap parts for $30. Not sure if he still got it. He was selling whole car minus engine/tranny...
Forum: CT 200h Model 07-11-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,555
Posted By KA8
Can you see at night? I tried cree led on my z...

Can you see at night? I tried cree led on my z and I couldn't see crap. Sure on pictures it looked bright and cutoff was awesome but real world testing showed its worthlessness
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