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02-20-19, 02:20 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Exactly this. Not only does the GT4 have the...

Exactly this. Not only does the GT4 have the issue in the video, the early Audi R8s (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=audi+r8+shock+tower+crack) have a similar issue, and the factory...
02-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By lobuxracer

Indeed the RC F is faster than the Z cars in this...

Indeed the RC F is faster than the Z cars in this thread. Here's my issue - feel and speed are not related. A very fast car isn't easy to drive fast, it is fast in the hands of someone skilled at...
02-19-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,161
Posted By lobuxracer

I don't think. I know. ...

I don't think. I know.

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f-2008-2014/890314-how-much-do-the-oem-19-wheels-weigh.html
02-18-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By lobuxracer

TVD Service Interval(?!?!?!)

I just took a long look at the maintenance requirements for the TVD on the 2015 RC F and discovered there is not even one recommended differential oil change period, and the TVD clutches (separate...
02-18-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By lobuxracer

Front Caliper: Caliper mount bolts - Torque:...

Front Caliper:
Caliper mount bolts - Torque: 135 Nm {1377 kgfcm, 100 ftlbf}
Bridge bolts - Torque: 30 Nm {306 kgfcm, 22 ftlbf}

Rear Caliper:
Caliper mount bolts - Torque: 125 Nm {1275...
02-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By lobuxracer

If no smell, it isn't diff oil. Diff oil has high...

If no smell, it isn't diff oil. Diff oil has high sulfur content (EP additives) and smells bad no matter what.

FYI, if you have the TVD, those clutches are using Toyota WS ATF while the center...
02-18-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By lobuxracer

They are the same as the GS F, and the IS F is...

They are the same as the GS F, and the IS F is the same as the GS F except for the wear sensors. Get the wear sensors from Rock Auto. There is no magic to them at all, just a piece of wire that...
Forum: Build Threads
02-16-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,458
Posted By lobuxracer

There is no need to run special oil in a Torsen...

There is no need to run special oil in a Torsen diff. I spent a stupid amount of time attempting to tune the Torsen in my Supra with Red Line NS and their little bottle of additive only to find it...
Forum: Build Threads
02-16-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By lobuxracer

C'mon guys, thank this guy for a great post!!! ...

C'mon guys, thank this guy for a great post!!!

I am looking at a very similar path. Build thread to come.
02-16-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By lobuxracer

I worked in a machine shop doing cylinder heads...

I worked in a machine shop doing cylinder heads for a while and invariably there were two or three heads a week needing broken bolt extraction.
02-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,431
Posted By lobuxracer

I didn't say it isn't true. I said it's unfair...

I didn't say it isn't true. I said it's unfair to post something like this without evidence, and the for sale link isn't evidence of failure only of a sale. It's not incumbent upon me to Google...
02-13-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,363
Posted By lobuxracer

And I see the same problem in your RC F picture...

And I see the same problem in your RC F picture the IS F has - inside rear wheel showing considerable daylight instead of being planted - too soft front end springs allowing too much roll and lifting...
02-12-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,363
Posted By lobuxracer

Actually they were well known for their handling,...

Actually they were well known for their handling, and set the mark in the magazines for quite a few years with a 0.98g skidpad number for the red '93 hardtop on Michelin MXX3s the magazines all...
02-07-19, 01:48 PM
02-06-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By lobuxracer

More ratios means you're closer to peak power...

More ratios means you're closer to peak power when you want to be. Nobody cares where peak torque happens, peak power is always where you want to be and more gears makes it possible to stay closer...
02-06-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,323
Posted By lobuxracer

Not true unless your roads are made of sandpaper....

Not true unless your roads are made of sandpaper. I typically get 25 - 30k miles on PS 4S.
02-05-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By lobuxracer

Pretty doubtful on the increased flow theory. ...

Pretty doubtful on the increased flow theory. The O2 sensors are unhappy. Leak sounds like the most likely cause for sure. Lexus uses a fairly complex test for catalyst efficiency and a leak will...
01-31-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,032
Posted By lobuxracer

Metal brake lines don't change the feel of...

Metal brake lines don't change the feel of anything but your wallet. Bleeding the brakes before and after a track event is critical. That makes a real difference. Braided stainless wrapped lines...
01-30-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 22,290
Posted By lobuxracer

Interesting focus on visual performance, not...

Interesting focus on visual performance, not mechanical performance. Sounds like marketing working to generate excitement.
01-29-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By lobuxracer

If you sufficiently heat them they'll be black...

If you sufficiently heat them they'll be black just like the SR-71...

Get a hotter torch and it won't take so long.
01-29-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,217
Posted By lobuxracer

Maybe you've missed something important - Yaguchi...

Maybe you've missed something important - Yaguchi got a direct message from me about the RC F through an intermediary at Pike's Peak before the RC F was announced. Request #1 - make it LIGHT. Request...
01-27-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 86,689
Posted By lobuxracer

That is normal operation, however, it should be...

That is normal operation, however, it should be full cold. When it is hot it will be above the full line.
01-26-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By lobuxracer

At the very least the hood has been removed and...

At the very least the hood has been removed and not installed properly gapped. From the front looking to the back, it is shifted to the right significantly. You can see this looking left to right...
01-23-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,784
Posted By lobuxracer

Regret selling my IS F? Not going to happen. ...

Regret selling my IS F? Not going to happen. Bought new, kept it 10+ years, and have no plan to sell it at all. I pondered what I would buy if I totaled it as a thought exercise, and couldn't come...
01-23-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 86,689
Posted By lobuxracer

Recall? Why? Design fault? How do you arrive at...

Recall? Why? Design fault? How do you arrive at that conclusion? It doesn't happen to every car. Why it happens to some and not to all or even most is a good question, but the reality is, it's not...
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