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Forum: IS - Third Generation Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By bhvrdr
To me the interior is more toyota than it is...

To me the interior is more toyota than it is lexus. For example, if you pick any single entry level german sports sedan or even the cadillac ats you will see some sort of luxury trim on the dash and...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-22-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By bhvrdr
I have the 8 speed. There have been post after...

I have the 8 speed. There have been post after post about this. I remember posting about it almost a year ago. It makes no difference if it is IS250 or IS350 or AWD or RWD or 8 speed or 6 speed. ...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-19-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By bhvrdr
Mine is just like yours. It seems to be...

Mine is just like yours.

It seems to be about 50/50 chance of whether or not your transmission programming allows this. I have an IS350 and it will upshift no matter what I do.

There are...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-19-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By bhvrdr
Your results have NOTHING to do with having your...

Your results have NOTHING to do with having your traction control off.

As you said, you have an AWD car so what that means is that there is even LESS of a likelihood that traction control is ever...
Forum: Performance 12-19-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By bhvrdr
Well let's see. An exhaust backfire is from...

Well let's see.

An exhaust backfire is from an overly rich mixture that ends up combusting in the exhaust as opposed to in the cylinder where it is supposed to.

So what you are really asking...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-15-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By bhvrdr
I usually pay $270 bucks or so to have the...

I usually pay $270 bucks or so to have the pinnacle put on 4 door sedans I have owned. It will obviously vary by shop and region (competition). I think $399 is probably the highest I have ever...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-15-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By bhvrdr
I've found that a good quality versus price...

I've found that a good quality versus price compromise tint is a Formula 1 ceramic. It offers better heat rejection than metallic, doesnt interfere with electronics, and doesnt fade. Of course it...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-15-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By bhvrdr
That's not true. It will rice up your engine bay...

That's not true. It will rice up your engine bay and deplete your wallet of a hundred bucks...plus it lets people know you are serious about racing yo.

Mike
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-10-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,841
Posted By bhvrdr
You don't want to run lean at WOT. For a...

You don't want to run lean at WOT.

For a N/A car usually you want to see about 12.5:1 Definitely not anything lean (greater than 14.7:1)

For turbo cars you want even richer (11.5:1 or...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-05-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By bhvrdr
1. As stated, depends on what class. If you...

1. As stated, depends on what class. If you have to use street tires I'd use RS3s. If you can use R-comps, take your pick based on track. If purely autocross, go with super sticky A6 compound.
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-05-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By bhvrdr
It really is not going to affect the life of the...

It really is not going to affect the life of the drivetrain noticeable using engine braking.

For long downhill canyon roads you should absolutely not be using the brakes to keep your speed. ...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-20-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By bhvrdr
Every driver is different. The original poster...

Every driver is different. The original poster said his pads were at 3mm. That is the end of their life. If you are going to replace the pads, you replace the rotors. I already posted that if you...
Forum: Performance 09-19-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By bhvrdr
1. Pulls out pretty easy by hand 2. There are...

1. Pulls out pretty easy by hand
2. There are no gaskets. You do re-use the hardware (spring and bolt)
3. No tricks. It's a little tight but within a few minutes it is over with.

Mike
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 09-19-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By bhvrdr
I wouldnt recommend any of the EBC products due...

I wouldnt recommend any of the EBC products due to the multiple accounts of their chunking and falling apart with heavy use.

You can get Stoptech Street Performance Pads for $42 at rock auto
...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-07-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By bhvrdr
Could you describe the difference. I ask only...

Could you describe the difference. I ask only because everyone with springs seems to say "The ride is as great as stock. Feel aswesome...etc...etc, blah blah"

Looking back now, what do you...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-07-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By bhvrdr
You mention losing traction from the front tires...

You mention losing traction from the front tires while turning. Yes, this is understeer.

I assume this is for more track or canyon driving you are talking about. You should not be getting...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-06-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,717
Posted By bhvrdr
All you have to do is read. What Infiniti...

All you have to do is read. What Infiniti advertised in your link is that the Q50 is "more powerful" than the competition. That directly refers to peak horsepower and at 328hp, they are absolutely...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-05-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,717
Posted By bhvrdr
To the OP; i'd see if a good deal can be had on...

To the OP; i'd see if a good deal can be had on the 14s. Also keep in mind lexus is also drive by wire (throttle). Steer by wire is an infiniti product that is only an option. It is not standard....
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-04-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,163
Posted By bhvrdr
I would probably get it again but I would have...

I would probably get it again but I would have leased it for 24 mo instead of 36. I worry I will get sick of it too soon. I'm already eyeing other cars and it's the first year.

I did see some...
Forum: Performance 08-04-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By bhvrdr
I agree to read the threads/reviews that are...

I agree to read the threads/reviews that are posted on the first page of this forum. With respect to noise at low rpm, yes there is still a deeper tone you can hear at cruising speed in the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-25-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By bhvrdr
I have 7K miles and I have some wear creases in...

I have 7K miles and I have some wear creases in the bottom bolster. It looks wavy compared to the passenger seat. Nothing big but not at all wearing as nicely as the genuine leather seats in my X3...
Forum: Performance 07-22-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By bhvrdr
Don't forget there is the magnaflow axleback that...

Don't forget there is the magnaflow axleback that can be had for about $670 shipped. Comes with a lifetime warranty and the soundclips are found in the first page of this forum. I dont notice...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-19-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,069
Posted By bhvrdr
I'm guessing Maplewood Lexus was very...

I'm guessing Maplewood Lexus was very disappointed with you as well.

1. They are correct. It is normal for your pads to make dust. You purchased an Fsport to have higher performance pads. You...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 07-18-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,890
Posted By bhvrdr
Perhaps having two options then. I'd buy a BBK...

Perhaps having two options then. I'd buy a BBK for performance as opposed to looks so i'd need it to fit behind 18s for my lap days :)

Thank you

mike
Forum: IS - Third Generation 07-05-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,508
Posted By bhvrdr
I agree with this. I have owned both the V1 and...

I agree with this. I have owned both the V1 and the 8500 x50. I bought them both at the same time actually with the intention of sending back the one that was the loser in my own personal...
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