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06-16-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Bocatrip

Congrats on your new but proven LS430. Yes, you...

Congrats on your new but proven LS430. Yes, you can certainly switch to the 18s , but just keep in mind that you are going up two sizes from the cushy 16s to the much firmer 18s. If you don'tmind...
06-14-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,929
Posted By Bocatrip

Personally, I feel that the 17s are the best...

Personally, I feel that the 17s are the best compromise for ride, comfort, noise and handling for the LS430. 18s are somewhat firm and could be noisier. Yes the rims look nice with the 18s but there...
06-11-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Bocatrip

Sounds like a very fair deal, but depending upon...

Sounds like a very fair deal, but depending upon what your plans for the car are should determine what actions you might take. Looks like a $4,000-$4500 retail piece if in fair running cond with very...
04-30-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,229
Posted By Bocatrip

Other than paying more... you can never go wrong...

Other than paying more... you can never go wrong with a Michelin. Just my opinion.
04-30-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,229
Posted By Bocatrip

My first guess would be tires as the culprit as...

My first guess would be tires as the culprit as well. When you change your tires be sure you get a quality tire that is known for a quiet smooth ride. I just purchased a set of Michelin Primacy MXM4s...
03-21-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Bocatrip

As an old timer on this forum my response to this...

As an old timer on this forum my response to this LCA replacement is this. Many non OEM lower control arm bushings may be giving you a way different and firmer ride than the original suspension...
03-21-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Bocatrip

No. You need to find a shop with the proper...

No. You need to find a shop with the proper equipment and experience to press out the old ones without damaging the outer bracket and pressing in the new one. I purchased the OEM bushings, left them...
02-26-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bocatrip

01 with 134,000. Alternators on our cars very...

01 with 134,000. Alternators on our cars very rarely need replacement. They are quite robust.
02-13-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By Bocatrip

Definitely do not flush! Drain and fill only.

Definitely do not flush! Drain and fill only.
02-09-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By Bocatrip

I hate to get personal here, but you mentioned...

I hate to get personal here, but you mentioned you are a widow and I don't know your age. I would tell anyone who doesn't have regular guidance for the particulars in older car ownership to get a...
02-06-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Bocatrip

Strong Arms. Worked for me for front and back....

Strong Arms. Worked for me for front and back. Perfect!
01-11-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,259
Posted By Bocatrip

UPDATE: Caution! This is a long thread. I am the...

UPDATE: Caution! This is a long thread. I am the OP of this thread giving my latest update. I did not want to start another tire thread so decided to continue this one. Firstly let me say that after...
12-13-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bocatrip

Getting the refund is fine, but here you might...

Getting the refund is fine, but here you might need to be cautious and possibly hold off on accepting the refund. You are getting your car back with a transmission issue which could equate to a much...
12-03-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Bocatrip

If you are getting a one owner car, that in...

If you are getting a one owner car, that in itself is a plus for this length of time. All the info you are looking for can be found under the search feature. Good luck. Sounds like you might very...
11-17-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bocatrip

I happen to agree here. If you want to feel...

I happen to agree here. If you want to feel better, a one time drain and fill with approximately 3 quarts of the the appropriate fluid should most likely do no harm. Small actions can usually make...
11-17-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bocatrip

I'd be extremely careful when it comes to your...

I'd be extremely careful when it comes to your next move. You already mentioned that the car shifts smoothly and you mentioined you think the fluid looks dark and possibly smells burnt. Before doing...
10-20-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Bocatrip

Once again.....even if the miles are...

Once again.....even if the miles are authentic.....super low miles are not necessarily favorable for the new owner. AGE is always a huge factor and on the top of the list is SERVICE RECORDS. A car...
10-13-17, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bocatrip

Condition and records first. Number of owners...

Condition and records first. Number of owners last. What if the last owner poured his life savings into his precious gem and brought it to pristine condition, even if it were neglected in the past....
09-21-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,680
Posted By Bocatrip

agreed with appreciation. But the few that have...

agreed with appreciation. But the few that have dedicated owners and take care of all lissues could own these wonderful cars for many may years to come! They are virtually indestructable!!! I'm not...
09-21-17, 05:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,680
Posted By Bocatrip

yes... Not appreciating but maintaining the...

yes... Not appreciating but maintaining the reputation of being one of the most reliable cars lexus ever produced and can last way over 200,000 miles to a dedicated owner that takes care and enjoys...
07-13-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,668
Posted By Bocatrip

You stole this car my friend. It's not an UL...

You stole this car my friend. It's not an UL correct?
07-12-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,668
Posted By Bocatrip

lucky Guy. Enjoy your prize. You have a gift! ...

lucky Guy. Enjoy your prize. You have a gift! Not many of these around. I envy you... Best of luck...
06-27-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,408
Posted By Bocatrip

Sorry, but I have not read every thread as I go...

Sorry, but I have not read every thread as I go to many forums, but what I can see, the price is too high for your car. If you love it, then do your thing and check it out. But with that mileage and...
05-30-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By Bocatrip

Great price and great color combo (same as my...

Great price and great color combo (same as my 01)....I would have jumped on it if it had Nav. Good luck. You got a winner!!! Enjoy.
04-07-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By Bocatrip

From previous experience on this very subject...

From previous experience on this very subject ......Let sleeping dogs lie.
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