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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-25-14, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By GXAlan
Lexus debadged "Lexus" from the 2010+ LS460s...

Lexus debadged "Lexus" from the 2010+ LS460s (07-09 had Lexus) so I wouldn't say that it is false modesty. It is just a stylistic choice.

One of the practical advantages of debadging includes...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-22-14, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By GXAlan
This may not be exactly your problem, but on my...

This may not be exactly your problem, but on my LS 460, I had a rough idle which Techstream reported a a rare cylinder misfire. It would feel like the car was at a stop light next to a big truck. ...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-13-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,996
Posted By GXAlan
Cough. Except for the navigation lock out as soon...

Cough. Except for the navigation lock out as soon as the car starts moving.... :)

Lexus would be 100% if it did that (plus upgrade infotainment).
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-28-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By GXAlan
I would argue that it is also the car audio...

I would argue that it is also the car audio consumer. With heavy integration of the head unit to the rest of the car and the need for stuff like FLAC, etc, nowadays the best bang for the buck is MS-8...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-28-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By GXAlan
Battery was dealer replaced x 2. First time, the...

Battery was dealer replaced x 2. First time, the battery failed a load test (35k miles). I was not the owner of the car at the time. Second battery "failed" at 55k miles detected only by occasional...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-28-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By GXAlan
In early marketing material I remember the claim...

In early marketing material I remember the claim that it was SPDIF. Looking forward to your build! That's a system that will beat the factory Levinson!
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-27-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,269
Posted By GXAlan
I had a rough idle which I diagnosed as a...

I had a rough idle which I diagnosed as a cylinder misfire and confirmed with techstream. No check engine light. The car just shook and rattled a bit at a stop light. The dealer couldn't confirm...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-25-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By GXAlan
And I still think that JBL MS-8 + sub will be...

And I still think that JBL MS-8 + sub will be pretty solid. If you're going competition, you can use the factory mount points to replace the drivers with higher-end stuff like...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-21-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By GXAlan
Well you can always make it BETTER but I think...

Well you can always make it BETTER but I think the sweet spot is using the factory HU with something like the JBL MS-8
Forum: RC F 11-21-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,117
Posted By GXAlan
Awesome to know.... the one nice thing with Jeff...

Awesome to know.... the one nice thing with Jeff is CQuartz Finest as an option.
(Opticoat being more durable but not having the same slickness).

For tinting, "a shade darker" in santa rosa is...
Forum: RC F 11-19-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,117
Posted By GXAlan
In Bay Area, go with Jeff at Immaculate...

In Bay Area, go with Jeff at Immaculate Reflections. Worth the drive. Tell him the guy with the navy LS460 sent ya. :)

http://www.immaculate-reflections.com/
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-06-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,545
Posted By GXAlan
2011 RWD. Costco 91 octane. Penzoil 0w-20. Car...

2011 RWD. Costco 91 octane. Penzoil 0w-20. Car with 53k miles.

The stock performance is pretty good. Additional performance will likely be a big hit to fuel economy and carbon footprint.

I...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-06-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,545
Posted By GXAlan
Here is a baseline dyno. The car hit the 130mph...

Here is a baseline dyno. The car hit the 130mph speed limiter so it is probably good for 310hp.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-30-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 154,672
Posted By GXAlan
Do you mind taking a picture of your fix?

Do you mind taking a picture of your fix?
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-30-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,365
Posted By GXAlan
I had a 2014 535i before moving to the LS460. ...

I had a 2014 535i before moving to the LS460. BMW iDrive in the 5/7 series offers a lot of great features

1- ability to use navi while driving
2- can play videos from USB drives
3- can read...
Forum: IS F 09-29-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,277
Posted By GXAlan
How does it look now? (After a little bit of...

How does it look now? (After a little bit of break-in)
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-19-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By GXAlan
The sport supension is adaptive. It allows some...

The sport supension is adaptive. It allows some body roll but then firms up. With coilovers you can have a stiffer ride with less body roll but you don't get the dynamic element.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-17-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,609
Posted By GXAlan
There is a TSB for some model years for cracked...

There is a TSB for some model years for cracked wood. My car fell within the VIN range but it never cracked. It only counts for the 50k mile warranty.

The extended platinum covers everything...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-15-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,996
Posted By GXAlan
The best thing about the K900/Equus is that it'll...

The best thing about the K900/Equus is that it'll push Lexus to re-innovate and do more.

Right now the LS460 always beats the S-Class, 7-series, and A8 on value. They don't have any serious...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-14-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By GXAlan
I had it. The dealer said it was the heat shield...

I had it. The dealer said it was the heat shield flexing with temperature changes.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-10-14, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,778
Posted By GXAlan
I agree, you need 2007-09 and 10-12 versions. ...

I agree, you need 2007-09 and 10-12 versions.

1- F-sport grille. People that swap out the bumper will tend to be people that favor a sportier look as opposed to a pure luxury clientele with a...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-08-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,580
Posted By GXAlan
you can use plasti dip which is reversible. the...

you can use plasti dip which is reversible. the advantage of darker rims is that brake dust is less visible.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-05-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By GXAlan
F Sport rims are forged BBS as well

F Sport rims are forged BBS as well
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-29-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By GXAlan
Our air suspension is adaptive which may mean...

Our air suspension is adaptive which may mean that it firms up the front when braking and rear when accelerating (which would then cause the rocking if your suspension is broken).
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-28-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By GXAlan
Take it to a different dealer. I agree with...

Take it to a different dealer. I agree with gs400jon.
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