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Forum: LS430 04-29-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By phanham
In regards to the chips, I had good luck using...

In regards to the chips, I had good luck using the Dr Colorchip (https://www.drcolorchip.com/) I found suggested in other threads. It really did make most the chips invisible from more than a few...
Forum: LS430 04-22-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By phanham
How long ago did you buy the Yokohama tires from...

How long ago did you buy the Yokohama tires from Discount Tire? If in April, here's $60 for you - REBATE (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pdf/YokohamaRebateFormApril2015.pdf)
Forum: LS430 04-09-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By phanham
How many miles does your LS have? I've seen worn...

How many miles does your LS have? I've seen worn U-joints or driveshaft slip yolk do this on other vehicles.
Forum: LS430 04-08-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,795
Posted By phanham
I have a click-style torque wrench, but my...

I have a click-style torque wrench, but my daughter dropped it as I was starting the job. Didn't want to risk over tightening due to calibration issue, so just snugged them up. I probably need to...
Forum: LS430 04-08-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,795
Posted By phanham
Thanks for the great write-up. My '05 has 117K...

Thanks for the great write-up. My '05 has 117K now, so I swapped my plugs this past weekend. I was surprised to find NGK IFR6A-11 rather than Denso? I used Denso SK20R11 ($6.53 on amazon) for...
Forum: LS430 03-16-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By phanham
This might be sacrilegious to even mention;...

This might be sacrilegious to even mention; however, since this piece is prone to scratches, has anyone considered taping off at corners and spraying plastidip for the bottom section (under nav)? I...
Forum: LS430 03-16-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,098
Posted By phanham
I paid $918 at my local Toyota dealer. Can't...

I paid $918 at my local Toyota dealer. Can't remember all specifics, but believe it included belt (obviously), water pump, crank & cam seals, thermostat, idler, labor, and an oil change. Not as cheap...
Forum: LS430 03-10-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By phanham
In my experience, the octane rating makes little...

In my experience, the octane rating makes little difference in mpg, but rather the ethanol blend. And since my local stations sell ethanol-free premium gas about the same price as regular "pure gas",...
Forum: LS430 03-06-15, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By phanham
Cool! Mine are still somewhere in the USPS...

Cool! Mine are still somewhere in the USPS system...
Forum: LS430 03-02-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By phanham
Alright, I followed your lead - thanks for the...

Alright, I followed your lead - thanks for the info!
Forum: LS430 02-25-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,483
Posted By phanham
Since this thread has been resurrected - is it...

Since this thread has been resurrected - is it same to assume that a "cross-tip" screwdriver = JIS screwdriver?
Forum: LS430 02-25-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By phanham
Not exactly the same, but possibly much simpler...

Not exactly the same, but possibly much simpler to install. Any opinions on these - Wind Fire D006?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IX4CMM4/
http://www.windfireauto.com/product/d006/
Forum: LS430 02-19-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By phanham
Better hurry... "SewellParts.com will be...

Better hurry... "SewellParts.com will be closing on March 1, 2015. We thank you for your patronage and invite you to shop at our in-store Parts Departments."
Forum: LS430 02-19-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By phanham
Winter sucks!

I discovered that it's best to keep the wipers in OFF position, rather than AUTO in the winter. This revelation is from my experience yesterday, where I went to warm the car up after we had received...
Forum: Car Chat 02-19-15, 06:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,154
Posted By phanham
Regarding the real video - "The official said...

Regarding the real video -
"The official said the video taken by cameras on an MTA bus in the area showed Jenner's vehicle continued forward and rear-ended a Toyota Prius. Officials initially said...
Forum: LS400 02-17-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By phanham
Update

The 900K LS is going on a cross-country trip (http://carbuying.jalopnik.com/im-driving-a-lexus-with-900-000-miles-across-the-countr-1684015600/1686272604/+travis)
Forum: LS430 02-11-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By phanham
I imagine it's even more difficult to reverse......

I imagine it's even more difficult to reverse... :D

That said, biggest con may be potential to screwing it up (e.g. not heating properly and cracking paint)
Forum: LS430 02-11-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By phanham
Rolling fenders

I've considered lowering springs and bigger wheels, so have seen the YouTube videos on rolling fenders with a phonebook. That said, I ran across what appears to be a pretty good deal for the actual...
Forum: LS400 02-11-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By phanham
Haven't tried rolling fenders, but thought I'd...

Haven't tried rolling fenders, but thought I'd leave this...

Eastwood via eBay.com has Eastwood Fender Roller Lip Forming & Rolling Tool for Large Tires (31158) on sale for $89.99. Shipping is...
Forum: LS430 11-19-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By phanham
I went with ceramic as I've heard the metallic...

I went with ceramic as I've heard the metallic tints can affect reception
Forum: LS430 11-18-14, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By phanham
ceramic windshield tint problems

I had ceramic windshield tint/film (85%, visually clear) installed this last spring, and it was great for reflecting the summertime heat. However, I noticed this past weekend while driving in some...
Forum: LS430 06-29-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By phanham
I've got a 10" SoloBaric and Kicker amp sitting...

I've got a 10" SoloBaric and Kicker amp sitting around. These subs don't require a large box to steal trunk space; I plan on installing soon to resolve bass issue.
Forum: LS430 06-07-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 82,223
Posted By phanham
I replaced passenger side today with motor that...

I replaced passenger side today with motor that already had correct flat shaft. It was a huge pain getting the actuator back in, and it quit working after 5-6 tests because I'm an idiot and skipped...
Forum: LS430 06-05-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,532
Posted By phanham
I have a replacement Pilkington on my LS430, and...

I have a replacement Pilkington on my LS430, and my wife's Sienna XLE. Both appear to be fine replacements, and rain sensors unaffected; however, they both make the VIN unreadable due to little...
Forum: LS430 06-03-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By phanham
Whether a solar panel works or not, I think there...

Whether a solar panel works or not, I think there is still benefit from a hack to keep an outlet hot. For example, just last weekend my wife's phone needed to be charged while we were shopping out of...
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