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Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-24-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By takeshi74
No telling. Previous owner may have perceived a...

No telling. Previous owner may have perceived a benefit to the aftermarket wipers for various reasons or could have been unaware that the OEM's had refills. Your dealership may have not had the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-23-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By takeshi74
FYI: ...

FYI:
http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/content/us/en/products/power-solutions/battery-brands.html
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-23-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By takeshi74
Should be secure. Mine doesn't move. I didn't...

Should be secure. Mine doesn't move. I didn't even know it was removable.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-17-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By takeshi74
What people are paying is a matter of supply and...

What people are paying is a matter of supply and demand so don't assume that lower pricing = problems.

We haven't had any trouble with our 2008 RX 400h aside from a leaky steering rack and...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-13-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By takeshi74
Nope. Bluetooth is for phone calls only on 2008...

Nope. Bluetooth is for phone calls only on 2008 models. You'd need an aftermarket interface if you want bluetooth audio with the factory audio system.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-13-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By takeshi74
2 is probably due to pad material transfer and/or...

2 is probably due to pad material transfer and/or brake rotor run out and isn't a quality issue. It can happen with a number of vehicles.

It's really your call to make if you find these issues...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-13-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,292
Posted By takeshi74
There are a number of companies that make...

There are a number of companies that make aftermarket interfaces for factory audio systems and some of them include bluetooth audio streaming. USA Spec is just one example. I can't list every...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 04-08-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By takeshi74
As other have said a Lexus is basically a Toyota....

As other have said a Lexus is basically a Toyota.


If that's the case then the stuff you work on can definitely be reasonable. Just don't rely on a Lexus dealership for parts and use the other...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-29-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By takeshi74
You always have to be careful attempting to...

You always have to be careful attempting to assess failure rates using forum posts. The nature of forums presents a very skewed take regardless of the topic at hand.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 03-24-15, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,873
Posted By takeshi74
How are the tires wearing? Is the wear even? At...

How are the tires wearing? Is the wear even? At what tread depth are you considering them worn out?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-24-15, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By takeshi74
Your call to make. I usually seem to like...

Your call to make. I usually seem to like Michelin but I didn't care for the OE tires so I didn't use them as a benchmark. I have no experience with the tires in your OP. We had the originals and...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-20-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By takeshi74
IMO an inspection is always worth it on any used...

IMO an inspection is always worth it on any used vehicle. I can't tell you if that particular dealer is good or not at inspecting or if inspections are worth it to you. The quality of the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 03-02-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By takeshi74
You can't compare sports car (summer) tires with...

You can't compare sports car (summer) tires with all seasons for vehicles like the RX. I'm lucky to get 20K on any tire with either of our sports cars. The rubber on summer tires wears faster and...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-25-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By takeshi74
+1 for BITOG

+1 for BITOG
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-25-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By takeshi74
This. No matter what you do it's still a Lexus...

This. No matter what you do it's still a Lexus crossover.

If I want more aggressive I'll drive one of our proper sports cars.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 02-04-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By takeshi74
Don't have the iSimply myself but it's a wired...

Don't have the iSimply myself but it's a wired interface so audio quality is as good as it gets.


There are a number of vendors that carry iSimple products. You can purchase direct from ProClip.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-29-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By takeshi74
This: ...

This:

http://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/336x448/80-2015_01_28_17_50_11_0a08ed80bc90000a2b52bfd32fba0ac2e14eaa64.jpg

Haven't had much luck finding an photo online of what...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-21-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By takeshi74
Don't overlook the previous tire threads. Have...

Don't overlook the previous tire threads. Have you looked at reviews on Tire Rack, etc, as well?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-12-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By takeshi74
Dust doesn't really help as the smell of dust...

Dust doesn't really help as the smell of dust depends on the dust. If you don't have any other way to describe it what sort of dust does it smell like? Can you get someone else to describe the...
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-12-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By takeshi74
There are prior threads you can reference such as...

There are prior threads you can reference such as this one:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/hybrid-technology/769241-buying-used-400h.html
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-08-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By takeshi74
It's not just common issues that matter. All the...

It's not just common issues that matter. All the usual inspection stuff with any used vehicle purchase applies. If you're not sure what to look at then get it professionally inspected.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 01-05-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By takeshi74
How, exactly, were the tires rotated?

How, exactly, were the tires rotated?
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-30-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By takeshi74
You can always get a second opinion.

You can always get a second opinion.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By takeshi74
2nd gen was also the Toyota Harrier. ...

2nd gen was also the Toyota Harrier.


Grass is greener...


Preference. Worth is subjective just as it is on any topic.
Forum: RX - Second Generation 12-22-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By takeshi74
IIRC a 2009 should have the same interior as...

IIRC a 2009 should have the same interior as this:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-second-generation/227901-vaistech-sli-installation-instructions-w-pics-for-04-07-rx.html
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