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Forum: SC 430 Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,636
Posted By Taysdad
The total refresh project cost me just under $2K...

The total refresh project cost me just under $2K with tax. The detail, paint correction, touch up, wet sanding, and leather work ran just under $900 and the paint film application was about $1100. ...
Forum: SC 430 05-24-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,636
Posted By Taysdad
Just got it back from the detailer.......

OK - I just got my SC430 back from the detailer (they've had it for over a week).

I had all the rock chips professionally touched up and then wet sanded. The entire car was polished (4 passes) to...
Forum: SC 430 05-22-15, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Taysdad
"Ask and you shall receive" :thumbup: ...

"Ask and you shall receive" :thumbup:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/sc-430/409480-surprising-things-you-learned-about-the-sc-long-after-buying-it.html
Forum: SC 430 05-15-15, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Taysdad
I finally had my new head unit (Kenwood KNX-692)...

I finally had my new head unit (Kenwood KNX-692) installed yesterday along with a NAV-TV Cam6 back-up camera.

I promised I would post all the details (I'll do this later in a separate thread),...
Forum: SC 430 05-14-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Taysdad
Are you rolling on runflats still? If so, moving...

Are you rolling on runflats still? If so, moving to standard tires makes an AMAZING difference in the ride harshness. I think everyone agrees that this is the number one thing you can do to improve...
Forum: SC 430 05-13-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Taysdad
I bought from CarID as well. Best prices and...

I bought from CarID as well. Best prices and great service IMO.
Forum: SC 430 05-10-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Taysdad
If you are using an external (iPod) input or a...

If you are using an external (iPod) input or a CD, does the antenna stay up?
Forum: SC 430 05-05-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Taysdad
I am going with the Xpel Ultimate film because of...

I am going with the Xpel Ultimate film because of it's "self-healing" properties. If you haven't seen this stuff.....Google it and watch some of the Youtube videos. It's a great way to keep the...
Forum: SC 430 05-05-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Taysdad
I am ordering via a local shop but they use...

I am ordering via a local shop but they use "patterns" to do the cutouts. The only pattern listed for the rear is a 2010 bumper cover. They are charging me $200 for the cutout (or $350 for the...
Forum: SC 430 05-05-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Taysdad
FYI - I did check with my local Lexus parts...

FYI - I did check with my local Lexus parts counter (thanks for the great idea)..................

It is the same rear bumper (same part number for the cover) from 02-10.
Hopefully, some day in...
Forum: SC 430 05-04-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Taysdad
Rear Bumper - Different by model years?

I am trying to determine if all model years of the SC430 (02-10) have the same REAR bumper. I know the front bumper changed in 2006, but is the rear bumper the same?

I ask because I am trying to...
Forum: SC 430 05-02-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Taysdad
Here is what I wrote regarding head units in...

Here is what I wrote regarding head units in another post.........




BTW - I never really said, but I decided to go with the DNX692. I really like the idea of a "real" volume knob. I am...
Forum: SC 430 04-30-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Taysdad
That one particular installer was fond of the...

That one particular installer was fond of the NAV-TV Cam6 rearview camera.
They also thought the Alpine was a good unit, but they preferred the NAV-TV Cam 6 for:
(1) metal composition vs. plastic...
Forum: SC 430 04-30-15, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By Taysdad
In my experience, the most commonly...

In my experience, the most commonly used/recommended rearview camera amongst the professional installers is the Alpine HCE-C155. While not the cheapest camera, almost every install professional I've...
Forum: IS C 04-22-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Taysdad
I can't remember all the improvements, but LED...

I can't remember all the improvements, but LED lights are on the list as well as some interior changes.

This is just my opinion, but I think you can probably find a 2011+ for just slightly more...
Forum: SC 430 04-13-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,164
Posted By Taysdad
These are Lexus Tourmalines...........but some...

These are Lexus Tourmalines...........but some for my SC430 last year.........paid $1400 for mine. You got a great deal!!!!!!!
Forum: SC 430 03-26-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By Taysdad
I suppose it is too early to expect that Metra...

I suppose it is too early to expect that Metra has fixed this problem??
Forum: SC 430 03-18-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Taysdad
Radio Head Unit Upgrade

I am finally going to upgrade the stereo in my 02 SC430. I am not much of a DIYer so I am working with one of the only custom installers in the area that I trust. The issue is that they have NO...
Forum: SC 430 03-04-15, 01:04 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,636
Posted By Taysdad
I have the tourmaline wheels on my black/ecru...

I have the tourmaline wheels on my black/ecru SC430. IMO, some of the best money I have spent on the car (second only to getting rid of the RFTs).
Forum: SC 430 01-13-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Taysdad
Rick, First - I'd say you negotiated a...

Rick,

First - I'd say you negotiated a pretty good deal. While I am not the best at wheeling-dealing, your deal seems fair on the face of it to me.

I was going to suggest that you target...
Forum: SC 430 01-12-15, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Taysdad
DarthSid, That's just awesome! A very...

DarthSid,

That's just awesome! A very worthy successor.
Somebody also got themselves a very nice SC430.
Post some pics of the interior when you get time, I'd love to see it.

Michael
Forum: SC 430 01-12-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By Taysdad
The wheels are the Lexus G-Spider rims.

The wheels are the Lexus G-Spider rims.
Forum: SC 430 01-12-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Taysdad
Rick, I actually own both of these cars...

Rick,

I actually own both of these cars right now (2002 SC430 with 34k miles and 2011 IS350C with 37k miles). They defintely are both nice, but both different. I've posted a few times about the...
Forum: SC 430 01-10-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Taysdad
Any chance you want to sell the tail lights and...

Any chance you want to sell the tail lights and ECM separately?
Forum: SC 430 01-07-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,373
Posted By Taysdad
OK - this is what happens when old people try to...

OK - this is what happens when old people try to do things from memory...........it turns out its "discount tire direct". They even sell on eBay under the same name. :egads:
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