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Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-30-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Sportskid1
Well been running the XP8 in the rear for about 4...

Well been running the XP8 in the rear for about 4 months now and finally got around to my second track day. The XP10/8 combination on the track is a world of difference between any street pad. So...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-11-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By Sportskid1
Glad we have another member getting into the...

Glad we have another member getting into the track world. So much fun. Also if you decide to get a dedicated set of track wheels I would strongly suggest getting a square setup. I am running...
Forum: Car Chat 02-21-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Sportskid1
I know salvage cars generally go for about 70% of...

I know salvage cars generally go for about 70% of market value. I am sure a lemon is about the same.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-21-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Sportskid1
My extended warranty ended last Dec on my 08...

My extended warranty ended last Dec on my 08 IS350. Took it in for an oil change and asked them to go through the car as the warranty was ending. Magically the water pump started to "make noise"...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-19-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Sportskid1
I run a 255/35/18 on my 08 is350 and have no...

I run a 255/35/18 on my 08 is350 and have no issues. Running 18X8.5 +35 wheels all around. Seems to work fine.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-11-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Sportskid1
They are lead slugs. Weigh in at about 29lbs.

They are lead slugs. Weigh in at about 29lbs.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 02-09-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Sportskid1
I thought sub $100 2 piece rotors were to cheap. ...

I thought sub $100 2 piece rotors were to cheap. Still at under $300 that is a really good price compared to anything else out there. Really interested if this works.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 02-07-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sportskid1
I had a similar question when I bought my IS350...

I had a similar question when I bought my IS350 seven years ago. A no nav IS350 or a 250 with Nav as they were about the same price. We went with the 350 and have never looked back. So much more...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-29-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sportskid1
I agree that a bad attitude will make or break an...

I agree that a bad attitude will make or break an experience. But it does go both ways with the customer and the dealer. I am generally a pretty chill guy but I know when I am getting taken...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-17-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Sportskid1
Here is a quick breakdown of my pad experience. ...

Here is a quick breakdown of my pad experience.

OEM pads: Good for your first track day only. Day two I completely went through them (1.5 tracks days on them) until they ate my rotors. Really...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-17-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Sportskid1
Unless the old rotors are in really bad condition...

Unless the old rotors are in really bad condition (groves, ect) or to thin there in no need to resurface your old rotors if you buy the same OEM pads. I never resurface rotors and get 3-4 sets of...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-15-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,741
Posted By Sportskid1
Also did you put your brake pads back in the...

Also did you put your brake pads back in the exact same places (assuming you reused your pads). The pads will wear to the rotor and if you flip positions they may make some noise due to the...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 01-15-15, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Sportskid1
I was looking at the Hawk Race pads as well but...

I was looking at the Hawk Race pads as well but unfortunately they were only available for the Rear of the IS350. I did a pretty thorough search of race pads for the IS350 and the only 2 options...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-15-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By Sportskid1
If you do have to replace the rotors look into...

If you do have to replace the rotors look into AdamsRotors. They have great quality rotors and are generally pretty reasonable.
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-10-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,210
Views: 618,251
Posted By Sportskid1
Those should work for you as they are not a very...

Those should work for you as they are not a very aggressive offsets. I am running a square setup on my is350 with 18X8.5 +35 running 255/35/18 on all corners. No rubbing and seems to work great. I...
Forum: 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 01-09-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Sportskid1
Thanks for the offer FSportIS. I will send you a...

Thanks for the offer FSportIS. I will send you a PM now. Where you located?
Forum: 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 01-07-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Sportskid1
Thanks but focus on the "cheap" word. A set new...

Thanks but focus on the "cheap" word. A set new is $50 on Seawell and I am looking to spend much less than that. Don't have to be perfect just not rusty as mine are getting.
Forum: 2Gen IS250 / IS350 / IS-F Classifieds (06-13) 01-07-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Sportskid1
Need OEM Lug Nuts IS350

After many tire changes my lugs are looking pretty beat up and some of the ends have come off. Looking for a cheap set of OEM lugs in good condition. I am located in Los Angeles right around LAX...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-06-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Sportskid1
I had a similar thing last Dec as my extended...

I had a similar thing last Dec as my extended warranty on my 08 was expiring. Instead of paying the $100 for an inspection it look it into the lexus dealer for and oil change which I brought my own...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-31-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Sportskid1
Also remember that in many cases once you cash...

Also remember that in many cases once you cash their check the law assumes you have released liability from the insurance company and they are no longer on the hook for any further damage that is...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-30-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Sportskid1
Funny I was battling yet another M3 on sun which...

Funny I was battling yet another M3 on sun which I was faster than. Dude was kind of an ass and would let other cars pass but not me. I guess he couldn't have a crappy Lexus that was faster than...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-30-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Sportskid1
So I played with it a bit more. The ear bleeding...

So I played with it a bit more. The ear bleeding screech seemed to come from the front pads but it was hard to tell. I switched the front pads to some StopTech street pads and left the rear XP8 in...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-30-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Sportskid1
I got a solid five 20 min sessions in at Streets...

I got a solid five 20 min sessions in at Streets of Willow on Sun and these pads kicked ass. The first session was my bed in so I didn't push to hard. Last last 4 sessions I pushed them harder and...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 12-27-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By Sportskid1
IS350 CarboTech XP8/10 brake pad review

So i just installed my 2008 IS350's Christmas present. A set of StopTech slotted rotors all around and CarboTech brake pads. XP10 in the front and XP8 in the rear. I have not found any IS350...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 12-27-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By Sportskid1
I would go path 2a if you really want to spend a...

I would go path 2a if you really want to spend a bit of money. Just get a set of BC coilovers with a mild drop. You don't want to slam an awd unless you want to pay a lot to keep it that way. With...
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