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Forum: SC 430 12-16-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By OBP
hope this nice mod works for you - I managed to...

hope this nice mod works for you - I managed to get a set of flat panel LED's with a reversible polarity adapter as part of the kit and that really upgraded the map lights in my SC. Highly...
Forum: SC 430 12-16-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By OBP
Nice SC - Egyptian Sand Pearl ? What color...

Nice SC - Egyptian Sand Pearl ? What color interior ?

Congrats, welcome to the best owners support online club ever.
Forum: NX Models 12-14-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By OBP
Hey Dennis, I've owned Hondas ( 2 Preludes) and...

Hey Dennis, I've owned Hondas ( 2 Preludes) and Acuras ( former RL owner and still with our MDX ). AND I am a highly satisfied Lexus owner - think my SC430 could make it to 150k miles and serve me...
Forum: SC 430 12-14-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By OBP
Its not just that summer tires are near useless...

Its not just that summer tires are near useless in snow, but the configuration of our cars makes it tough even with all seasons when in snow. V8 sitting up front and drive wheels at the back is a...
Forum: SC 430 12-13-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By OBP
Beware. From someone who drove an SC430 with...

Beware. From someone who drove an SC430 with Conti DWS all seasons in a southern winter a year back. No salt, no grit, no plows and southern drivers who don't know snow driving and that means havoc....
Forum: SC 430 12-11-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By OBP
If its 80 degrees and above, I try to only put...

If its 80 degrees and above, I try to only put the top down when its sunset. Would not do it with the sun up and blazing away. But that's just me - have seen many people driving top down when it is...
Forum: SC 430 12-11-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By OBP
One thing no one else mentioned, if driving top...

One thing no one else mentioned, if driving top down at moderate speed ( say on a back road ) and you see the car in front operate their windshield washer, slow down some more or you'll get some...
Forum: SC 430 12-09-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By OBP
Some of those Bridgestone Ecopia tires ( low...

Some of those Bridgestone Ecopia tires ( low rolling resistance ) are pretty quiet. Have them on our SUV and they are indeed quieter than OEM Mich Latitude. But dunno if they come in the right sizes...
Forum: SC 430 12-06-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By OBP
Nice color - wonder what the Lexus/Toyota name...

Nice color - wonder what the Lexus/Toyota name for that shade of blue is ? Indigo Ink ? On RFT's if you must have them, then consider Mich Pilot Sport A/S Zero Pressure. I hear they ride almost like...
Forum: SC 430 12-05-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By OBP
What Darthsid said. Just get everything done that...

What Darthsid said. Just get everything done that comes with the kit, especially if you plan on keeping the car for a few years. I did my 05 last Dec or this Jan even though I had about 67k miles on...
Forum: SC 430 12-05-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By OBP
IIRC what I did was after noticing the rotary...

IIRC what I did was after noticing the rotary switch failure, I happened to turn my headlights from auto to off. The next time I turned the rotary dial for the heater, it lit up ( like it "woke up")...
Forum: SC 430 12-05-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By OBP
likewise - only Toyota we have now is the SC

likewise - only Toyota we have now is the SC
Forum: SC 430 12-05-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By OBP
Never had the airbag recall done cos I am a 2005....

Never had the airbag recall done cos I am a 2005. I have had both rotary switch light failure as well as a working rotary switch light but no heat. Seems like I had no trouble today when I took the...
Forum: SC 430 12-04-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By OBP
Hey Dave, glad to hear someone else is...

Hey Dave, glad to hear someone else is experiencing my problems and I am not completely crazy. Of late, my seat heaters are working fine. Once in a while my passenger side will fail but it usually...
Forum: SC 430 11-26-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By OBP
For $4K, I would say the risk is fair if the rest...

For $4K, I would say the risk is fair if the rest of the car runs well, is in good condition and it is just the few problems you noticed. It would hurt to ( at worst ) pay an extra $5-6K to get...
Forum: SC 430 11-25-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By OBP
Just the issue with the top alone would make me...

Just the issue with the top alone would make me afraid. But it is all about how much your savings are. Personally, if ever my top fails, I would prepare $5k and then be relieved if the fix came in...
Forum: SC 430 11-21-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By OBP
So that confirms it then - it has to be the 2005...

So that confirms it then - it has to be the 2005 SC cos we both have one. Never got those letters for my 06 Acura RL, nor my 01 Prelude before that nor the other half's 04 RAV4 and also not the 10...
Forum: SC 430 11-21-14, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By OBP
Here's the thing - I keep getting letter after...

Here's the thing - I keep getting letter after letter from Lexus dealers saying they want me to sell my SC to them because of demand. Whenever I stop by any Lexus dealership and the salesperson knows...
Forum: SC 430 11-19-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By OBP
OK I will bring up the rear here - got some low...

OK I will bring up the rear here - got some low priced Falken Eurowinter 449s installed a few weeks back. Have not had to drive in the white stuff yet but they feel good when temps have been 20s or...
Forum: SC 430 11-16-14, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By OBP
I just get PIAA super silicone wiper inserts,...

I just get PIAA super silicone wiper inserts, usually available from Amazon. Fit the inserts onto the OEM blades and they work fine. Do that for all my cars usually.
Forum: SC 430 11-13-14, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By OBP
Congrats OP. Post pics of your new find.

Congrats OP. Post pics of your new find.
Forum: SC 430 11-08-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By OBP
My daily driver - faithful friend. There is just...

My daily driver - faithful friend. There is just something sweet about an old fashioned naturally aspirated V8. Hope to keep her in the stable for many more years.
Forum: SC 430 11-08-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By OBP
1 2005 2 Twilight Amethyst Pearl ( Hear Toyota...

1 2005
2 Twilight Amethyst Pearl ( Hear Toyota is calling it Midnight Red nowadays )
3 Ecru
4 Two
5 23.5k / 75k
6 $38k
7 Seven years
Forum: SC 430 11-08-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By OBP
Congrats on the new RC. Looks great. Please share...

Congrats on the new RC. Looks great. Please share your RC review in our SC forum when you write it. Many would be interested to hear how they compare.
Forum: SC 430 11-01-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By OBP
I've run non RFTs for quite a few years now. I...

I've run non RFTs for quite a few years now. I always try to go for 3 - 5 psi above recommendation from a practical perspective to provide a bit more protection if I hit a pothole etc. I try to set...
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