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Forum: LX570 Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,758
Posted By Quadro
And yet GM did go bankrupt In 2008-2009 and Lexus...

And yet GM did go bankrupt In 2008-2009 and Lexus did not?

Fact of the matter Escalade is not even an SUV -- it's a mall cruiser pimp mobile. That's what people in US want and buy. No one else in...
Forum: GX - Second Generation Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,999
Posted By Quadro
With a spare wheel on the door nevertheless ;-)

With a spare wheel on the door nevertheless ;-)
Forum: GX - Second Generation Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,999
Posted By Quadro
But we already know how it works, don't we? ...

But we already know how it works, don't we?

Just look at GM, Chrysler, etc. who by "caving in to US market pressures" as in producing vehicles for US market buyers went bankrupt during 2008-2009...
Forum: GX - Second Generation Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,999
Posted By Quadro
You sure never heard of a Land Cruiser 200 with...

You sure never heard of a Land Cruiser 200 with 4.0L V6, manual transmission and cloth seats.
Forum: LX570 05-04-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By Quadro
They all do. Not all finish. You still need to...

They all do. Not all finish. You still need to get to your team between stages, they aren't running behind your back.
Forum: LX570 04-30-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By Quadro
LC200 is fine... Remember they participate and...

LC200 is fine... Remember they participate and win Dakar every year in the stock category. The amount of punishment that puts on the platform leaves no second thoughts about reliability and...
Forum: LX570 04-28-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,153
Posted By Quadro
There is better... a supercharged INVIDER (pics...

There is better... a supercharged INVIDER (pics from www.club-lexus.ru)

http://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/790x444/80-3c953638_698f36ae68df64e017db12f27045a6f32c38d7e7.jpg
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Forum: GX - Second Generation 04-13-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Quadro
The following thread on ih8mud might be relevant:...

The following thread on ih8mud might be relevant: http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/air-pump-failures.402819

The air injection pump only works shortly after engine start up so I doubt it had...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 04-13-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,999
Posted By Quadro
I think the main problem with US market for LC/LX...

I think the main problem with US market for LC/LX is reliability and durability is not a top priority for the average buyer which mean all the dollars went into platform R&D and production costs...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 04-13-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,999
Posted By Quadro
You do realize Land Cruiser/LX couldn't care less...

You do realize Land Cruiser/LX couldn't care less what's happening to their sales in North American market?
Forum: Car Chat 04-06-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,268
Posted By Quadro
Toyota body-on-frame SUV lineup is doing very...

Toyota body-on-frame SUV lineup is doing very well and is extremely healthy because platform sales are not tied up in any single market so when this market going to tank they don't tank with it.
...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 03-19-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Quadro
LOL yes in the video you can see the car is...

LOL yes in the video you can see the car is beeping at him because he is doing it incorrectly.
Forum: Car Chat 02-10-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,918
Posted By Quadro
These look like standard LX570 wheels in China....

These look like standard LX570 wheels in China. I'm not good at it but if words on the side of the flatbed truck are Chinese that might be just a pre-facelift vehicle modded by the owner. I do get...
Forum: Car Chat 02-10-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,918
Posted By Quadro
Looks like pre-face lift with the new headlights.

Looks like pre-face lift with the new headlights.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 02-09-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Quadro
Looks really good.

Looks really good.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 02-09-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Quadro
My guess is because they've put a bunch of music...

My guess is because they've put a bunch of music in there. Would've been nice if there was a version without the sound tracks as some footage is nice.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 02-09-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Quadro
ugh :( works for me but I'm in Canada. Guess the...

ugh :( works for me but I'm in Canada. Guess the entire US might be blocked then :(
Forum: GX - Second Generation 02-09-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Quadro
Prado in Africa

The youtube video seems to be blocked for most members so I've removed the link as it effectively not working.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-05-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By Quadro
It's simply a lower displacement option. 4.6L V8...

It's simply a lower displacement option. 4.6L V8 is a primary engine used in a Land Cruiser 200 (the big one) sold in the Middle East and Australia so rest assured it's a very well built truck engine...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-05-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By Quadro
And LX570 uses a lower grade engine from Tundra...

And LX570 uses a lower grade engine from Tundra as well? I'm not sure I understand how 1UR-FE V8 engine used in the GX is a lower grade engine compared to a V6 used in the RX?
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-04-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,060
Posted By Quadro
For what it's worth all GX are still built in...

For what it's worth all GX are still built in Japan. In case that matters to you.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 01-31-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By Quadro
Simply clarified. Torsen is a fully mechanical...

Simply clarified. Torsen is a fully mechanical system, there is no computer involved.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 01-29-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By Quadro
I don't think there is computer in the transfer...

I don't think there is computer in the transfer case controlling the ratio... otherwise why have torsen center diff to begin with. Locked diff means constant 50/50 split.
Forum: GX - Second Generation 01-29-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By Quadro
This is how it should be. Locked center diff...

This is how it should be. Locked center diff simply means the torque gets split 50/50 between front and rear. Since the front/rear differentials still remain open there is no issue with driving at...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 01-25-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,999
Posted By Quadro
The best scenario IMHO is GX continues to be...

The best scenario IMHO is GX continues to be based on a next gen Prado platform (which almost guarantees it will remain BOF as the markets which require real SUVs will laugh anything unibody out) and...
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