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Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,469
Posted By peteharvey
The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus are very...

The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus are very light on the power steering, and very quiet too, and apparently less rolling resistance for superior economy too, and very long tread life too....
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-31-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By peteharvey
My front door neighbour has an E Class and it...

My front door neighbour has an E Class and it squealed too.
He replaced it with ceramic pads, but he says the braking power was compromised.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-31-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By peteharvey
My 2010 3GS is 6 speed; I still have it - will...

My 2010 3GS is 6 speed; I still have it - will not renew the lease on my wife's chuckable 3IS.

The 4GS's 3.5 was tweaked a little for a few more bhp etc.
Is the 8 speed 4GS quicker and more...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-30-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By peteharvey
3GS is about 220 lbs [100 kg] lighter than 4GS,...

3GS is about 220 lbs [100 kg] lighter than 4GS, hence the quicker 0-60 times.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-29-15, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By peteharvey
Thanks. I'll try your water pressure trick; too...

Thanks. I'll try your water pressure trick; too much work to remove the front wheels to remove all that brake dust.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-29-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By peteharvey
Do you wash your car, particularly the front...

Do you wash your car, particularly the front wheels and the front brake calipers, both regularly and thoroughly?

I'm so lazy, my front wheels turn black, so by the time I want to wash the wheels,...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-29-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,366
Posted By peteharvey
Geez, I'm surprized the IS200t is only 10 lbs...

Geez, I'm surprized the IS200t is only 10 lbs lighter than the IS350 3.5L V6.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-29-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By peteharvey
I replaced my shims at huge cost, and once the...

I replaced my shims at huge cost, and once the dust built up, the squeal was back.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-29-15, 12:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By peteharvey
GS uses soft brake pads that have more stopping...

GS uses soft brake pads that have more stopping power, but produce more brake dust, which causes the squeal as a result.
My front door neighbor's E Class coupe has the same squeal.

Last time, I...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-28-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,469
Posted By peteharvey
Not only do the tires affect the ride more, but...

Not only do the tires affect the ride more, but the air pressures used affect the ride even more so again.
Thus the OP should always be encouraged to check tire pressures before test driving.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-28-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,366
Posted By peteharvey
1GS: Square, but very rounded edges; aging very...

1GS: Square, but very rounded edges; aging very well.
http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/1474x824/80-3_side_profile_of_lexus_gs_300_789676662d550afa293ac51f82a34791ad5d7b3a.jpg...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-28-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,366
Posted By peteharvey
So far, all four generations of GS's have been...

So far, all four generations of GS's have been fairly simple and clean.

This top selling badge won't age too gracefully.
Pity all those sharp and deep lines/creases...
...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-28-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,469
Posted By peteharvey
Yes, the 19" has 1" more diameter, and in turn,...

Yes, the 19" has 1" more diameter, and in turn, the F Sport 9" rear rims have another 1" width for greater added "unsprung" weight.
This unsprung weight increases the momentum imparted onto the body...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-28-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,366
Posted By peteharvey
Yes, I suspect a lighter nose 200t AWD would...

Yes, I suspect a lighter nose 200t AWD would require the suspension to be "re-tuned", so Lexus took a short cut, and just reprogrammed the electronic chip to "detune" the 350 for power, and when the...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-27-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,366
Posted By peteharvey
Yes, I hate the way Lexus detunes their V8's when...

Yes, I hate the way Lexus detunes their V8's when it is fitted to the GS line up.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-25-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,520
Posted By peteharvey
Because LED's are naturally cooler, they must add...

Because LED's are naturally cooler, they must add a phosphor coat on the LED dome to make the tints more neutral, ie warmer, hence the Zebralight flashlight at 6300K has a maximum output of 1100...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-24-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,520
Posted By peteharvey
You sound like an expert on "blackening out". ...

You sound like an expert on "blackening out".
If someone made a broad blanket statement that PlastiDip was grossly inferior to vinyl wrap, what would you say?

Likewise, if someone falsely...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-24-15, 03:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,520
Posted By peteharvey
Neither red, nor amber is easier to see than the...

Neither red, nor amber is easier to see than the other colors of the rainbow.
The human eye is actually most sensitive to green!
See the diagram below:
...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-23-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,520
Posted By peteharvey
Below is the relationship between HID color...

Below is the relationship between HID color temperature, and maximal lumen output.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/352911-HID-info-kelvin-(color-temp)-vs-lumen-(brightness-output)
...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-23-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,469
Posted By peteharvey
My luxury silver 19" tires are Dunlop something. ...

My luxury silver 19" tires are Dunlop something.
I notice that the charcoal 19" tires on the F Sport are Bridgestone Potenza something, and the F Sport's rear wheels have wider rims...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-23-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,520
Posted By peteharvey
Actually, when the color temperature falls too...

Actually, when the color temperature falls too low, that is, too much towards the red range, then the lumen output falls too.

Lumen output is at its best in the neutral range.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-22-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,469
Posted By peteharvey
I have a luxury with the new silver finished 19";...

I have a luxury with the new silver finished 19"; it rides very smoothly & quietly - more smoothly & quietly than the charcoal 19" on the F Sport. The F Sport tires are too noisy for me.

The 18"...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-22-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,520
Posted By peteharvey
Are you sure about blue having longer...

Are you sure about blue having longer wavelengths, while red/yellows have shorter wavelengths?

I have a science background, and red, infrared, microwaves, and radio waves have the lowest...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-22-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,366
Posted By peteharvey
Yes, a mid-life refresh/update.

Yes, a mid-life refresh/update.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 07-22-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,520
Posted By peteharvey
Does 6000k color temperature cause the light...

Does 6000k color temperature cause the light output to fall compared to the OEM 4300k color temperature?
If so, does anyone know why? Just curious as usual.
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