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Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-23-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By RamAirRckt
I have 245 45 17's on mine now but have thought...

I have 245 45 17's on mine now but have thought about running 245 50 17's just to correct the speedo.... My 215 60 16 snow tires the speedo is spot on, but with the 235 45's and 245 45's it reads...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-19-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By RamAirRckt
A friend of mine works at Lexus and says he feels...

A friend of mine works at Lexus and says he feels the 3rd Gen GS430 is best of both worlds, he feels strongly the "Belt engines", aka, 1UZ-FE/3UZ/FE V8's are the best and much better than the chain...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-19-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By RamAirRckt
I have a set of yellow HID's that I was going to...

I have a set of yellow HID's that I was going to do this on my wife's RX. one of these days I will get to it, but in general I am happy with them on my GS with the stock bulbs. I will put in the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-19-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By RamAirRckt
No, I was digging on this too. It is different. ...

No, I was digging on this too. It is different. The LS and SC will, but none with LSD.

The last gen Supra will, but everyone says to use a Twin Turbo Auto. Not sure why not the manual, except...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-15-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By RamAirRckt
I'd be surprised if the ball joints and caster...

I'd be surprised if the ball joints and caster arms are bad then, they should last easily 100k.

Check alignment and lower control arm bushings. Upper control arms wear much less and don't have...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-14-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
AFAIK they always use the best, SSO, or Signature...

AFAIK they always use the best, SSO, or Signature Series Oil. It used to be called Series 2000.

If you are looking for a HD 5W30, the diesel Series 3000 is great oil, but it is a little thicker...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-14-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
Just an FYI, I am not saying Mobil 1 or other...

Just an FYI, I am not saying Mobil 1 or other synthetics are BAD. The question from the OP was what was best. This, based on what information I can find, shows it.

Based on what I find, this...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-14-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
Amsoil does do 4 ball wear tests. Being the test...

Amsoil does do 4 ball wear tests. Being the test is consistent (or we hope, I would EXPECT it to be) across all oils tested, the Amsoil oil usually comes out on top. So statistically, based on...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-13-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By RamAirRckt
+10! When I first say my Rack move (the one on...

+10! When I first say my Rack move (the one on the car!) I was shocked.... New bushings asap....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-13-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By RamAirRckt
Does it sound like it is scrubbing the tires? ...

Does it sound like it is scrubbing the tires? Like Ackerman angle is wrong? Toe being correct will usually ensure the ackerman angle is correct. Being each tire has a different arc it goes through...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-13-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By RamAirRckt
Talking my friend at Lexus he said inner tie rods...

Talking my friend at Lexus he said inner tie rods on the GS rarely fail. I can say from experience on my Buick, that when struts in front are bad, inner tie rods take a bad hit and life is short on...
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By RamAirRckt
My bad, I thought it was the US. I thought the...

My bad, I thought it was the US. I thought the VIN # showed US. Mine starts with a J for my car and my wife's.

Maybe if we don't get more Timmies down here we will have to move the border up a...
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By RamAirRckt
Not owning an ES (only drove my mom's 08 ES), I...

Not owning an ES (only drove my mom's 08 ES), I thought they were largely already produced in the US. All Avalon for North America IIRC was built in the US. Even designed here in Florida. I...
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By RamAirRckt
Both My GS400 (only built in Japan) and my RX (US...

Both My GS400 (only built in Japan) and my RX (US and Japan Built) were built in Japan.

First Japanese brand (Lexus) I have ever owned. No complaints, after 20+ years of GM and a couple Fords...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-08-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By RamAirRckt
Nope, they don't. Measure the runout. They...

Nope, they don't. Measure the runout. They RARELY warp. VERY RARE.

Clean up the pad material first. Once my 2 friends (one works for Lexus and one GM) told me what it really was, the issues...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-08-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By RamAirRckt
Replace the thermostat....

Replace the thermostat....
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 04-08-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By RamAirRckt
Check for brake pad material on the rotors. ...

Check for brake pad material on the rotors. Rotors RARELY ever warp. Usually the problem is the brakes got hot and some of the brake pad material got deposited on the back side.

Take the rotor...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-08-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
Amsoil Signature Series are all 100% synthetic...

Amsoil Signature Series are all 100% synthetic last time I checked, being signature series, or flashship oils, I would expect they always will be.

The XL and OEM likely are not. I am pretty...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-07-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
Looking at the prices of Amsoil vs Mobil 1, and...

Looking at the prices of Amsoil vs Mobil 1, and knowing Amsoil is truly synthetic and Mobil 1 isn't. The vote for me goes Amsoil.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-06-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
I wouldn't use Redline in an older engine, more...

I wouldn't use Redline in an older engine, more likely to get leaks than a diester base stock synthetic like Amsoil.

With the court decision on what is/isn't a "synthetic", it isn't so easy to...
Forum: Car Chat 04-06-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By RamAirRckt
Mind blowing Lexus facts

http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-mind-blowing-facts-about-Lexus

Interesting....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-06-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By RamAirRckt
Simple things to remember: Balance is SPEED...

Simple things to remember:

Balance is SPEED related

Often shake is alignment related due to Control Arm #2's being worn. The alignment is good stopped, but the faster you go the more the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-05-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
IIRC (somewhat dated info, as the companies...

IIRC (somewhat dated info, as the companies change oil formulation over the years) is Redline is/was a Ester base stock and Ester only base (compared to DiEster) makes for a much harsher oil. As to...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-04-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
My GS and RX have been running Amsoil for a while...

My GS and RX have been running Amsoil for a while (SSO 0W20), no oil leaks. Runs great, even down to -15F this winter.
Forum: GS - Second Generation 04-03-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By RamAirRckt
Amsoil, easy to get, Amsoil.com. I use Signature...

Amsoil, easy to get, Amsoil.com. I use Signature Series 0W20.

Avoid the German oils that are 0W40 they are not ILSAC GF5 and 0W40 is waaay to thick for the 1UZ/3UZ-FE. Specs on the 1UZ-FE are...
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