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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By lesz
Whenever I've seen commercials for vehicles,...

Whenever I've seen commercials for vehicles, often SUVs, dashing through the snow, it has always struck me that, even after doing so, those vehicles look like they have just been washed and detailed....
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-15-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By lesz
I've now had 3 sets of the Michellin Primacy...

I've now had 3 sets of the Michellin Primacy tires on 2 different ES vehicles. There is no question that they provide for good ride quality and a very quiet ride, but the downside of the Michelins...
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-13-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By lesz
A Michelin rebate period just started this week,...

A Michelin rebate period just started this week, and I think it runs to about the end of December.

I had been waiting for the rebate to start, and I had my new set of LTX M/S 2 tires installed...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-07-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By lesz
The diameter of both your front and rear wheel...

The diameter of both your front and rear wheel and tire combinations is almost exactly 25 inches. So, that puts the diameters about 1 to 1 1/4 inch smaller than you would have with ES rims and the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-06-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By lesz
I was careless in reading your earlier post, and...

I was careless in reading your earlier post, and I thought that the IS wheels that you have now are 17 inch wheels.






The tires that come with the ES with 17 inch wheels are P215/55R17,...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-06-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By lesz
I believe that using the 17 inch wheels with...

I believe that using the 17 inch wheels with tires that I assume have an aspect ratio of 45 will throw off your speedometer and odometer by about 6% because of the smaller circumference of that wheel...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-04-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,565
Posted By lesz
If you go to the Lexus site and click on the...

If you go to the Lexus site and click on the "build you Lexus" tab, currently, it does not show the option to build an ES300h with the Ultra Luxury package, but at different times during the model...
Forum: GX - First Generation 11-03-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,373
Posted By lesz
What you are ignoring is that an engine with a...

What you are ignoring is that an engine with a compression ratio of 10:1 has absolutely no need for fuel with an octane rating above 87, and, with that 10:1 compression ratio, there should be no...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-30-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By lesz
There may also be another alternative to using...

There may also be another alternative to using the TechStream software for changing the personalized settings.

There is an Android App that will allow you to change the settings.
...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-30-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By lesz
Yes, you can still adjust the steering wheel...

Yes, you can still adjust the steering wheel position. All that you are disabling is the way that it automatically moves every time you start up or shut down the vehicle. And, even if you disable...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-30-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By lesz
There are several people selling them on Amazon. ...

There are several people selling them on Amazon. I believe that the one to which you linked should work. Also, note that, to legally use TechStream, you have to buy a (very expensive) subscription,...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-30-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By lesz
Yes, you need to use the TechStream software and...

Yes, you need to use the TechStream software and the OBD connector to change the personalized settings on your own. The software and connector can be purchased for around $30. If you go to the...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-30-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By lesz
Yep. On my ES, it is a double nuisance because...

Yep. On my ES, it is a double nuisance because the default setting is for both the steering column and the seat to move with every start up and shut down, and I've disabled both on the ES, as well...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-30-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By lesz
The guys at the Toyota dealer (where I pay about...

The guys at the Toyota dealer (where I pay about 1/2 for service of what the Lexus dealer charges) have been pretty honest in telling me what really needs to be done and what can be delayed. They...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-29-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By lesz
I don't know about lubricating the mechanism, but...

I don't know about lubricating the mechanism, but the movement of the steering column upon start up and shut down can be disabled via the available personalized settings. If I remember correctly,...
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-29-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By lesz
At the moment, I still do, but my plans are to...

At the moment, I still do, but my plans are to have them replaced probably next spring or summer when I should be around 50,000 miles and 10 years.
Forum: GX - First Generation 10-29-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,851
Posted By lesz
I've had my GX since I bought it new in 2005. It...

I've had my GX since I bought it new in 2005. It has been treated gently through its 9 1/2 years of use and has never had any off-road use or pulled a trailer. It only has about 45,000 miles on it,...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-28-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,129
Posted By lesz
Until/unless you get the point that I've tried to...

Until/unless you get the point that I've tried to make, I am confident that you will continue, when you make similar posts in the future, to get the same kind of reactions that you have gotten in...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-28-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,129
Posted By lesz
I don't question what your intent was. My point...

I don't question what your intent was. My point is that, on internet forums, there are certain types of threads that are guaranteed to stir up the dust and to draw negative reactions, and anyone who...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-28-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,129
Posted By lesz
Anyone who has participated in various internet...

Anyone who has participated in various internet forums should know that there are certain kinds of threads that are guaranteed to result in numerous negative reactions. When I read the first post in...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-28-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,403
Posted By lesz
Glad to hear that it worked out. I suspect that...

Glad to hear that it worked out. I suspect that a significant part of the dealer's willingness to give a refund was that they are hoping that this thread fades away without you identifying the...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-27-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,403
Posted By lesz
It is even worse than that because, before they...

It is even worse than that because, before they add the pure nitrogen, they have to try to remove as much of the plain air as possible from the tires. If they do it right, which is not a given, they...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-27-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By lesz
I agree. I would have expected that the dealer...

I agree. I would have expected that the dealer would have/should have installed the front license plate bracket or, at least, asked you if you wanted it installed, and that would be especially true...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-27-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,403
Posted By lesz
When I was buying my ES and when I was with the...

When I was buying my ES and when I was with the dealer's business manager doing the final paperwork, I noticed that there was a $100 charge for a nitrogen tire fill. When I told the business manager...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-25-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By lesz
I think that the answer to your question is going...

I think that the answer to your question is going to vary depending on region. Different regions seem to get larger numbers of vehicles with certain package and equipment combinations than other...
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