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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) Today, 03:07 AM
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Posted By PureDrifter
I like it, though not quite to my taste. His...

I like it, though not quite to my taste.

His car, do as he will.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) Today, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By PureDrifter
Research it on BITOG forums.

Research it on BITOG forums.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-19-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By PureDrifter
These aren't toyota/Lexus part numbers. For...

These aren't toyota/Lexus part numbers.

For the '98-00 LS400 the PCV hose is 12261-50040 (listed as Vent Hose) and the other bank's hose (NOT a PCV valve, just a breather) is 12262-50020 (Vent...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-19-18, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By PureDrifter
I suggest checking out these very detailed...

I suggest checking out these very detailed exhaust threads, as linked from the FAQ at the top of the forum....
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-19-18, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By PureDrifter
Even solid 1" bars in the LS400 won't have enough...

Even solid 1" bars in the LS400 won't have enough rigidity to tear the sway bar mounts. The sway bar mounts in the LS are plenty beefy for street tire use.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-19-18, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By PureDrifter
Yeah definitely don't use magic eraser aka...

Yeah definitely don't use magic eraser aka melamine foam on the leather, it'll basically sand off the top coat. Use a cotton terry towel and warm water (or leather cleaner) to clean the dirt off then...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-10-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By PureDrifter
Replace the flasher unit with one made for LED...

Replace the flasher unit with one made for LED bulbs, this is the correct way vs. using load resistors.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By PureDrifter
Yes it's a tight fit as far as i've seen. No...

Yes it's a tight fit as far as i've seen. No typical gap like you see in a greasable ball joint.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By PureDrifter
Keep it civil guys. Only warning. At the end...

Keep it civil guys. Only warning.

At the end of the day LS400s are mass produced cars. People are free to do what they like and I could really care less that these guys "destroyed" a $300-500...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By PureDrifter
For the price, you could put a fresh one on every...

For the price, you could put a fresh one on every 2 years since they seem to go for $0.30/each in bulk here...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By PureDrifter
Welcome! I would avoid those ready to go air...

Welcome!

I would avoid those ready to go air to coil conversions, almost all use terrible low quality shocks.

You're better off buying used stock springs from a junkyard/classifieds and new KYB...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 02-09-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By PureDrifter
Moved to ES Subforum. You will want to...

Moved to ES Subforum.

You will want to Call/Email Lexus corporate to get original equipment information fr a VIN. You will likely need to prove ownership.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By PureDrifter
I'm surprised they even gave you the $50. ...

I'm surprised they even gave you the $50. Usually by now those tracks are so brittle they fall apart under any handling.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By PureDrifter
Glad to hear you got it sorted out Billy :)

Glad to hear you got it sorted out Billy :)
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By PureDrifter
While this will get you a more amber color, the...

While this will get you a more amber color, the actual light output (lumens) will decrease compared to stock. This is because those colored bulbs use a coating to achieve the camber color, which...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-09-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By PureDrifter
This is exactly it. The lower balljoints usually...

This is exactly it. The lower balljoints usually wear out, even with lubrication they won't last forever and the grease does break down with time.

The biggest issue with adding zerk fittings to a...
Forum: LS460 / 430 / 400 / 600h Classifieds 02-08-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By PureDrifter
This thread has been closed due to the OP not...

This thread has been closed due to the OP not meeting part-out requirements. Please do not re-post this item.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-03-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By PureDrifter
A vacuum plug is a vacuum plug.

A vacuum plug is a vacuum plug.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-03-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By PureDrifter
You could buy one new from Lexus if it's...

You could buy one new from Lexus if it's available, I would probably just use the old zip-tie spark plug wire separator trick.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-03-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By PureDrifter
The most i would recommend is maybe changing to...

The most i would recommend is maybe changing to stainless bolts to prevent the corrosion. But even that changes the material properties considerably.


Out of curiosity, are you a mechanical...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-31-18, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By PureDrifter
It's not often discussed becaue it's not often...

It's not often discussed becaue it's not often needed by the average owner, the factory OBDI system codes are easily read with a paperclip. The additional information, while useful when tracking a...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-30-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By PureDrifter
Are you talking about removing the heater...

Are you talking about removing the heater core/blower assy.? It's larger than aftermarket units because it was engineered to be much more durable and work under much harsher conditions than any...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-30-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By PureDrifter
A sample size of "several" isn't really...

A sample size of "several" isn't really comforting here.

If you want to start running some empirical tests to determine the shear properties of the factory setup (something Toyota did) before you...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-29-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By PureDrifter
These are meant to sheer in impacts, i wouldn't...

These are meant to sheer in impacts, i wouldn't affix them any more solidly than they were from factory.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-27-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By PureDrifter
I don't know where you got the idea that '98-00...

I don't know where you got the idea that '98-00 LS400s have the same rear subframes as MK4 supras, this is completely incorrect. Neither the sway bar nor any of the arms are interchangeable.
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