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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 09-26-11, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By NZLou
Nope no check light. Have had a bit of a search...

Nope no check light. Have had a bit of a search and it sounds like you guys are on the money.
Also, I'm in New Zealand so I'm not that keen sending it over your way just yet.
I'll keep an eye out...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 09-26-11, 02:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By NZLou
Not really something I wanted to hear. They arent...

Not really something I wanted to hear. They arent commonly seen in the scrap yards over here. I'd have more luck finding rocking horse **** localy to be honest.
Does it have any other symptoms? ...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 09-26-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By NZLou
1996 LS400 Dies on long trips.

I've had my LS for a while now and I have had this problem a few times since I bought it.
Basicaly whats happening is on a long journey say, an hour or so at 100km/h (60miles)
I will come to an...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09-17-11, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,705
Posted By NZLou
I know a guy that runs a HX35 on his Subaru...

I know a guy that runs a HX35 on his Subaru Legacy RS with very good results.
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 08-24-11, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,513
Posted By NZLou
Damn, those are HAWT!

Damn, those are HAWT!
Forum: VIP Style 08-24-11, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By NZLou
Cutting is only dangerous if you cut too much off...

Cutting is only dangerous if you cut too much off and then are no longer captive.
Heating springs is common practice. Only bad experience I've ever had is they tend to sag over time. Which would...
Forum: VIP Style 08-21-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By NZLou
Compressed springs would make for a bouncy ride. ...

Compressed springs would make for a bouncy ride.
You will still even get that off coilovers but to what extent will depend on what type/brand you buy.
Forum: VIP Style 08-21-11, 03:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By NZLou
I dont know about you laws over there but where I...

I dont know about you laws over there but where I live it's illegal to cut factory springs.
If I was you I would be looking at getting a set of lowered springs.
If you wanted to go lower still you...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-11-11, 12:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,581
Posted By NZLou
I've been told that wet sanding isnt the best way...

I've been told that wet sanding isnt the best way to do it. Reason being, it makes the scratches harder to see.

If there are still scratches you will need to go down as far as it takes to get rid...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-05-11, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,581
Posted By NZLou
Haha. Come to think of it you're probably right...

Haha. Come to think of it you're probably right there.
And yeah, your spokes get in the way a bit. I guess you'll just have to sit there and keep at it. From what I read (And I'm currently in the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-04-11, 04:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,581
Posted By NZLou
Its kind of hard conveying what I mean in words. ...

Its kind of hard conveying what I mean in words.
I shall try and find the walkthrough I used in the morning if I remember.
Also something to note, by the photos it looks like you only sanded the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-04-11, 01:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,581
Posted By NZLou
hand polishing is actualy rather difficult to get...

hand polishing is actualy rather difficult to get perfect. If there are still scratches then you havent gone through the steps properly.
A good method is to make a sanding scratch from the inside...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 08-03-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By NZLou
Exactly. At the end of the day its what you want...

Exactly. At the end of the day its what you want that matters.
If you are that unsure about what a wheel will look like on your car, why not go into a wheel store and try some on? Alot of them these...
Forum: ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 08-01-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By NZLou
I thought you said no ugly ones?

I thought you said no ugly ones?
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By NZLou
I saw a set of gold Vienna Kries the other day....

I saw a set of gold Vienna Kries the other day. Still had the polished lip.

Actualy, here's the pic.

http://www.canibeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/wekfest3_canibeat_19.jpg

I think they...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 07-28-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,897
Posted By NZLou
Thanks for that. The guy was an idiot to be...

Thanks for that. The guy was an idiot to be blunt. He had no give in his price and personaly I think he's gonna have a hard time selling them on. He genuinely believes they are worth what he was...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 07-24-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,897
Posted By NZLou
Thanks. I was looking at the wheels in the photo....

Thanks. I was looking at the wheels in the photo. The guy said make an offer and as I can't find any info on them at all i low balled him. His counter offer was on par with a set of genuine...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 07-23-11, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,897
Posted By NZLou
Elegante Wheels?

Can anyone give me information regarding the brand 'Elegante'?
I've spent a while googling but I cant come up with anything.
The model in particular is Black Witch. Wanting to know what sort of...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-20-11, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By NZLou
Its kind of hard to picture without me having...

Its kind of hard to picture without me having seen the wheels in person.
I'd also be a little worried about the rears appearing too skinny with stretched tyres.

Its a rather hard task finding a...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-19-11, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By NZLou
Offset help!!

I'm looking at a set of SSR Vienna Kries for my 96 LS400. I'm a little unsure how they will fit though. They are front 18"x 8" +19 and rear 18"x 9" +31.
The tricky part is they are in 6 stud so I...
Forum: IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 07-18-11, 01:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,165
Posted By NZLou
Doesnt mean that non affiliated shops dont have...

Doesnt mean that non affiliated shops dont have the experience. Just some more than others.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 07-17-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By NZLou
Nevermind. They are Auto Couture Supreme's.

Nevermind. They are Auto Couture Supreme's.
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 07-17-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By NZLou
A little help identifying some wheels...

As per title. Looking at buying some second hand wheels. Came across these but would like to know if anyone knows the brand.

http://imgup.co.nz/i/anonymous/1310948689-179914331_full.jpg

The...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-17-11, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By NZLou
Yep super low mode is enabled. Its as low as the...

Yep super low mode is enabled. Its as low as the controller will enable.
As I said, there still seems to be a fair amount of travel in the shocks so I had assumed they could go lower. If not, I...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 07-16-11, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By NZLou
On the lowest setting there is still travel in...

On the lowest setting there is still travel in the shocks. That gives me the impression that it should be able to go a bit lower. Would love a youzealand kit but theres other purchases on the list at...
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