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11-13-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Slvr surfr

Grease

Grease all movable parts like shims, pins, and even the corner of the pads. Mine do this occasionally when I spray clean my wheels extensively. Once i applied brake pads grease to said parts, the...
09-28-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,537
Posted By Slvr surfr

My bad bulb got me pulled over a few months ago....

My bad bulb got me pulled over a few months ago. smh
08-18-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,798
Posted By Slvr surfr

While doing my rear pads and rotors, i ran into a...

While doing my rear pads and rotors, i ran into a problem. The top bolts came out with ease. Both bottom bolts would not come out at all. Even after being soaked in WD40, PB blaster and with the aid...
06-24-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Slvr surfr

As far as i know the strut mounts are rubber on...

As far as i know the strut mounts are rubber on all four corners. About noise from the rear, i would check those mounts or the struts themselves, sway bar links and bushings. You can give the control...
06-23-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Slvr surfr

UCA, struts and mounts, sway bar links and...

UCA, struts and mounts, sway bar links and bushings make a significant difference also.
06-09-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,859
Posted By Slvr surfr

Well if you wanna know about the exhaust being...

Well if you wanna know about the exhaust being replaced on the LS430 just ask me. :-(. I had everything from one of the exhaust manifolds replaced($90,ebay), both cats($300,RockAuto),...
06-07-16, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,809
Posted By Slvr surfr

I know my brakes give off a squeaking type noise...

I know my brakes give off a squeaking type noise when there is no grease on the pins and shims.
05-13-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Slvr surfr

I had about 3 slightly bents rims on my car due...

I had about 3 slightly bents rims on my car due to DC potholes. This gave me some light to moderate vibration at highway speeds. I replaced to of the which i keep on the front and i have almost no...
05-09-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Slvr surfr

Your tires ":flat spotted" after sitting for that...

Your tires ":flat spotted" after sitting for that amount of time. As the tires warmed up from driving, the rubber softened and rounded itself out. My first set of Toyo's did this this only after a...
05-07-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,647
Posted By Slvr surfr

Yes it does! But to be honest, i dont know what...

Yes it does! But to be honest, i dont know what out weighs the other. The fact that my orginal ride is returning, the awsome prices that i purchased the parts for(eBay,Amazon), or the fact that i...
05-07-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,647
Posted By Slvr surfr

Finally got to do my LBJs, rear motor mount,...

Finally got to do my LBJs, rear motor mount, front sway bar bushings and tie rod ends the other day. My ride is almost back to showroom conditions. Immediately felt the difference the moment I drove...
05-07-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,344
Posted By Slvr surfr

Sure. Although the unit is showing no signs of...

Sure. Although the unit is showing no signs of faulty operation as of now, the jury is still out. Keep in mind that it is a $25 part from China so please don't put too much hope that it will last...
05-05-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,344
Posted By Slvr surfr

Seems to be the spiral cable/clockspring. Had...

Seems to be the spiral cable/clockspring. Had volume and control troubles for a while. Finally replaced it and now all is well. EBay has a few OEM ones. I bought one from a Chinese parts supplier for...
04-30-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 27,453
Posted By Slvr surfr

Not to sure if someone found this already but...

Not to sure if someone found this already but here is an alternative to paying full price for Nav update DVD.
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04-23-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Slvr surfr

Yes front sway bar bushings. If you can rule out...

Yes front sway bar bushings. If you can rule out tires and/or alignment issues, old SB rubber allows more "sway" to the ride making side to side movements more prominent which in turn makes the car...
04-23-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Slvr surfr

Something so small makes a big difference

The other day i did a front brake job(new rotors and pads, cleaned the calipers and greased the shims and pins) and while at it, i took the time to replace the FSB bushings. These little pieces of...
04-13-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Slvr surfr

Since you've made that point, there is no urgency...

Since you've made that point, there is no urgency to my strut replacement. I figured since i was refreshing the suspension i might as well do the struts since my car is now at 190k. I am getting some...
04-12-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Slvr surfr

Strut replacement dilemma.

Ok since the weather has broke and a lil funds has broken loose of their shackles, it's time to pay my suspension some attention. Starting with the front, in the morning I will be ordering Beck and...
03-29-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Slvr surfr

Do your wheels look like this? 18" Hyper...

Do your wheels look like this?

18" Hyper Black LS430 Style Wheel 18x7 5 Rim Fits Lexus | eBay
03-17-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,313
Posted By Slvr surfr

No problem. If it wasn't for you guys, I...

No problem. If it wasn't for you guys, I would've spent a whole lot more.
Forum: Maintenance
03-17-16, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By Slvr surfr

Finally got my situation situated. $250 later the...

Finally got my situation situated. $250 later the bad middle cat was replaced with an universal unit (pics below). Had it cut out and welded in. Took about an hour at the same exhaust shop that did...
03-17-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,313
Posted By Slvr surfr

Thumbs up Finally!!!

Finally got my situation situated. $250 later the bad middle cat was replaced with an universal unit (pics below). Had it cut out and welded in. Took about an hour at the same exhaust shop that did...
02-27-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,313
Posted By Slvr surfr

How about from an emissions standpoint? Do those...

How about from an emissions standpoint? Do those secondary cats help with pollution? If decide on just replacing it with another, will any universal converter do?
02-27-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,313
Posted By Slvr surfr

Very true! I just thought by being new it...

Very true! I just thought by being new it would've gave up a better fight lol. Not sure if Rock will cover this particular situation but it wont hurt to ask. That said, last night after installation...
02-26-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,313
Posted By Slvr surfr

Exclamation The saga continues...

So, after the cats yesterday i immediately went the shop today to have them installed. Thinking im finally gonna get my power back, i was threw another curve ball. Turns out the two cats i ordered...
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