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Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) Today, 07:46 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,884
Posted By Sportskid1
I am on the list now for a new dash. See how...

I am on the list now for a new dash. See how long it takes to get the parts in. Seems to be getting really bad this summer for me.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-14-15, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By Sportskid1
How long did it take to do? Would be a fun...

How long did it take to do? Would be a fun little project.
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 07-14-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Sportskid1
Sorry to say it is 99% tires. I run Yokohama...

Sorry to say it is 99% tires. I run Yokohama YK580 all seasons on the street and Dunlop Direzza zii for my track tires. When I make the swap with no other modifications it completely transforms...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-14-15, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By Sportskid1
Dealers pass cars between each other all the...

Dealers pass cars between each other all the time. A Porsche dealer generally deals with high end cars and that is their target audience. Since this is a more mid range car they might have had...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-18-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Sportskid1
I run a square setup but not with stock wheels if...

I run a square setup but not with stock wheels if it helps. Here is what I run.

Wheels: 18X8.5 +35
Tires: 255/35/18
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-15-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Sportskid1
Extended warrenty cover seats?

I was wondering if anyone knows if the Lexus extended warranty covers seats. The stitching is coming undone on my drivers seat on my 08 is350. I called the dealer and they just told me they don't...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 06-06-15, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Sportskid1
There is exactly one adjustment on our cars for...

There is exactly one adjustment on our cars for alignment, Toe. Hook up the machine to the car, adjust the toe bolt till the machine reads the correct reading, done. Not rocket science. Anyone...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 05-24-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,584
Posted By Sportskid1
To revive an old thread I got a pair of these for...

To revive an old thread I got a pair of these for my track wheels and really like like them. 18X8.5 +35 all round running 255/35/18 square setup. Wheels weigh in at 19lbs so they are super light...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 05-24-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Sportskid1
Glad to see more IS350 track fun. It is so...

Glad to see more IS350 track fun. It is so addicting. I have been taking my to the track for the last 2-3 years and after about 16 track days the car has not let me down. With a few basic mods the...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 05-12-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sportskid1
I normally go discount tire direct. Factor in...

I normally go discount tire direct. Factor in free shipping and no tax for the majority of the states it can make them much cheaper. Especially if you live in a high sales tax state like CA.
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 05-10-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Sportskid1
I would agree that the IS350 fits the bill. ...

I would agree that the IS350 fits the bill. Quick, sporty, and reliable. I have had mine new since Dec 2007 and it has not ever had one problem even after 16 track days. As other said if you want...
Forum: Suspension and Brakes 03-30-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
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: 27
Views: 2,261
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: 438
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 02-21-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 02-19-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 02-11-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
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: 16
Views: 1,921
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 02-07-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-29-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,304
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: 1,004
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-17-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-15-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,127
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: 1,004
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 - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 01-15-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
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.
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