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Old 02-28-19, 09:00 AM
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@fiveinone, no worries I know you weren't replyign to me. just wanted to share my perspective.

And ideally of course for a structural member you'd want something perfectly rigid and not with essentially a shock in it. So you can see where they are going with it. They are trying to tune out unwanted resonance that's inherent in that current generation of body shell. If the body shell didn't move as much to begin with, there would be no need to add a shock absorber. a body shell "body in white" is not supposed to flex (surprise: they all do, but some more than others)

I highly suspect these body dampers aren't needed in current gen cars. i'll have to look into it. =) Wonder if the new UX has one..
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Old 02-28-19, 09:02 AM
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As far as vibration, the only things I notice is the body flexing entering driveways-- you can hear the rubber seals squeak a bit. but that's most cars. even brand new bmw 5 series which is one of the world standards in terms of body rigidity.

the CT body i notice tends to crash over bumps a bit. you can tell it's a generation behind when you compare to other new cars. but overall it's a pleasant car. We have to remember it was designed likely in around 2009.
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Old 03-02-19, 11:15 AM
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I've been away for a while from the forums. If KLF or anyone else is looking for any additional info on the radar cruise or LED factory lights or headlight washers, let me know.

I can also show you what the black roof looks like after 457k miles of near-daily driving.
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Old 03-02-19, 11:23 AM
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I've been away for a while from the forums. If KLF or anyone else is looking for any additional info on the radar cruise or LED factory lights or headlight washers, let me know.

I can also show you what the black roof looks like after 457k miles of near-daily driving.
I saw ONE factory LED headlight for sale locally. Is it plug and play, or are there other parts involved? I think I read someone said it's not that easy.
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Old 03-02-19, 11:30 AM
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I saw ONE factory LED headlight for sale locally. Is it plug and play, or are there other parts involved? I think I read someone said it's not that easy.
I'm not sure. Not much of a DIYer. I've also heard it's a bit of work. Considering that it comes with an auto-leveling system, I doubt it's straight plug and play. I'm sure you'll need the proper diagram to make sure it's all connected properly.
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Old 03-03-19, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Raidin View Post
I've been away for a while from the forums. If KLF or anyone else is looking for any additional info on the radar cruise or LED factory lights or headlight washers, let me know.

I can also show you what the black roof looks like after 457k miles of near-daily driving.
Can you take a picture of your black roof?
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Old 03-04-19, 09:13 AM
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The stock LEDs are essentially the same as the Prius with the LED option. It was one of the first of its kind when it came out and is quite prehistoric. Plenty of foreground but little distance. Good for driving 40 mph. Par for the course for LEDs of the era. Honestly other than the cool factor, it's not worth it. That money is better spent on RX350 Bi-xenons with german grade bulbs and superb OEM Lexus electronics.

Extreme distance.
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I agree that it would likely be a very expensive project, and you probably would not be happy with the results.
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Originally Posted by 14ct200h View Post
Can you take a picture of your black roof?
Car is dirty from all the rain, but here's a few shots. I will take some clean ones when I get it washed.






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Old 03-19-19, 11:24 AM
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i really like these cars...thinking of trading in my 2013 camry and getting one..are any years better than others? and how reliable are they?
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There was a refresh in '14, but after that they are generally all the same. These cars are EXTREMELY reliable.
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There was a refresh in '14, but after that they are generally all the same. These cars are EXTREMELY reliable.
thank you..even with the EGR problems leading to head gaskets failing?
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Old 03-24-19, 07:23 PM
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More pictures of the black roof after my first car wash in a long time... (mileage at this point is just over 462k miles)






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