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Forum: SC 430 01-28-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By OBP
Yeah and Mandy is an all time great guy who helps...

Yeah and Mandy is an all time great guy who helps other CL members and has the best, neatest, most complete set of garage tools you might want to tinker with our cars ! Another pic of that nice...
Forum: SC 430 01-20-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By OBP
I know what you mean - I get incredulous looks...

I know what you mean - I get incredulous looks when I tell people this is a 10 year old car with 77k miles. And I think I can run it another 100K miles maybe ...

It especially attracts attention...
Forum: SC 430 01-20-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By OBP
Nice pic. I have used my SC to haul my kid around...

Nice pic. I have used my SC to haul my kid around in the back like you but my wife does not want to sit in front. My kid is bigger and needs more space so the front seat gets moved all the way to the...
Forum: SC 430 01-16-15, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By OBP
My 2005 has a clear lens over the tiny bulb on...

My 2005 has a clear lens over the tiny bulb on both passenger and driver's side. It is about 1.5"x 0.75" and can be removed quite easily as long as you put pressure on the correct tabs.
Forum: SC 430 01-15-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By OBP
Welcome ! I dunno if we have any other Kiwis here...

Welcome ! I dunno if we have any other Kiwis here though we've heard from a couple or three Aussies. Great find and great color though of course I am biased about TAP SCs. Post pics when you can....
Forum: SC 430 01-14-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By OBP
My 2005 worked as follows for the floor lights: ...

My 2005 worked as follows for the floor lights:

1) create space by moving your seat as far back as possible
2) prise open the clear plastic lens using a plastic tool or a screwdriver wrapped in...
Forum: SC 430 01-13-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By OBP
Errr, aren't major manufacturers like Toyota...

Errr, aren't major manufacturers like Toyota supposed to support their products with parts 15-20 years out ?
Forum: SC 430 01-13-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By OBP
Wonderful - we could be twins except you look...

Wonderful - we could be twins except you look better with the G-spiders. Which year ? I hope mine looks as good when I reach 150k+ miles. Enjoy in good health. I am still using mine through the...
Forum: SC 430 01-07-15, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By OBP
Scott I am not laughing at you cos I do not want...

Scott I am not laughing at you cos I do not want you to go through what happened to me last winter. My Conti DWS had the S showing too. I had to abandon my SC half a mile from my house cos it could...
Forum: SC 430 01-06-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By OBP
Sort of like what Johnnycake said, my Conti...

Sort of like what Johnnycake said, my Conti Extreme Contact DWS failed me when I could not make it up a steep hill with 1 or 2 inches of accumulation. It did see me through less steep hills on the...
Forum: RC F 01-04-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,630
Posted By OBP
Thought to add my two cents though I acknowledge...

Thought to add my two cents though I acknowledge being not likely to be an RCF or M4 Coupe owner in the near future (or past). The DCT in cars I have test driven have been disappointing - Audi S7 (...
Forum: SC 430 01-01-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By OBP
Certain SCs ( special editions ) had pretty dark...

Certain SCs ( special editions ) had pretty dark colored wood on the inside. Your steering wheel will then have dark colored wood. Rare birds to find so it will take a while. Never seen an all...
Forum: SC 430 12-31-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,787
Posted By OBP
Wow KuWuPt, great write up. Looks like you will...

Wow KuWuPt, great write up. Looks like you will be a great contributor to this forum. Happy New Year
Forum: SC 430 12-30-14, 05:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,787
Posted By OBP
Looks amazing - solid improvement - looks nearly...

Looks amazing - solid improvement - looks nearly new.
Forum: SC 430 12-29-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,787
Posted By OBP
Congrats KuWuPt ! Good to see another Twilight...

Congrats KuWuPt ! Good to see another Twilight Amethyst Pearl/Ecru. It's a pretty rare color and the difference between how it looks in the sun and in the shade is amazing - as you showed us with...
Forum: SC 430 12-26-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By OBP
I used 6000K HID ( OEM is about 4300k) from...

I used 6000K HID ( OEM is about 4300k) from Phillips for the low beam and 5000K Halogen with a slight blue tint for the high beam/DRL. Been very happy with the results so far and had them in place...
Forum: SC 430 12-24-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By OBP
I'm gonna guess Midnight Pine Pearl. If not then...

I'm gonna guess Midnight Pine Pearl. If not then black/obsidian which is what MPP looks like in certain light conditions. I doubt it is Twilight Amethyst Pearl cos that is my color and I don't see...
Forum: SC 430 12-24-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By OBP
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. A...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. A true sense of community here - there is no better forum for any car enthusiast than this one. SC430s FTW.
Forum: SC 430 12-24-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By OBP
I used to run Blizzaks with an old set of Tire...

I used to run Blizzaks with an old set of Tire Rack rims from a previous SC430 owner. - 5 spokes like yours. Ride was definitely better on the Blizzaks than on my old RFTs. Now running Falken...
Forum: SC 430 12-16-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
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: 13
Views: 773
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: 1,323
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: 1,478
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: 1,478
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: 739
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...
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