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jay_russell

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About jay_russell

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  1. Happy Birthday jay_russell!

  2. Will 235/55/17 Fit A Lexus Is200 On The Rear

    Toyota Avensis II 2,0D, 2,2D, 2,4D, 2,2i D Cat Toyota Avensis III 2009.01 - Toyota Avensis Verso Toyota rav 4 Toyota Verso/corolla Toyota Auris all
  3. Winter Driving

    also on 17 or 16.... better with 16 " tyres as they are a lot cheaper and are a easy size to get.. 17 should be 215/45/17 and like me 18" are 225/40/18. make sure you get the right tyres for the car. they need to be at least 91 and or extra load and the speed is ( t or v ) anything under can cause problems. had a car in with 85 instead of 92 and it had a big bubble on the inside tyre wall from over weight .. the size of a banana.....wheels you can get steel ones from toyota if you dont have. auris avensis and verso all fit as well as some older avensis and camery but 16" is the smallest you can go
  4. Winter Driving

    well today i put my new winter wheels and tyres on as i have a puncher in one of my summer ones. not bad grip and felt good on the drive home.... :) think after 4 years of driving the lexus in snow and ice in sweden and never crashed it once.... winter tyres make sence for sure
  5. Problems Opening The Boot

    you have the normal latch system like on any car door/boot. sounds like you have got a car that has had it's locks changed and they missed the boot lock and the key is not programed for the boot open. check first the lock. open the boot and remove the cover from the boot lid. think its 10 small plastic clips. you will need to remove the plastic covers from the hindges first. then you can check thé lock and see if it looks like it's been changed. but i dont think so. think it's the barrels and door keys that have been changed
  6. Winter Driving

    well i just mounted my new winter wheels and tyres for the snow. i live in sweden and work in a tyre shop so....... i took adavantage of a promotion offered from goodyear for mine this year. i will be running 225/40/18 goodyear proformance 8 studless tyres with magnizuim wheels. hope they give me better grip than the continetial cvc5 i used last year. they were greay in the snow but the traction light came on all the time when i powered up the 280 bhp on the back wheels in the dry.
  7. Need Anything Else With These Lights?

    yes they are good in europe.... ie uk and they have the marks on them for that reason. i think you will find like i did that they fit ok but are tight to get into place. i had to let the bumper be lose so i could get them in. i think there is one tab thats out of place on some of the older cars but mine was ok..... 2004 car
  8. Need Anything Else With These Lights?

    i have them. first they go to adjust both ways. but the units have a hid ballest in the bottom. if your car does not have oem hids to remove the ballests from then you will need to get some. http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Denso-Koito-Toyota-Lexus-D2S-D2R-Xenon-HID-Ballast-Controller-Igniter-/180881543688?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AIS300&hash=item2a1d615208&vxp=mtr these are what you will need to get them working. and the last thing to know is the 3 small leds at the bottom do not last. mine went after 1 month and i only have one working. but they have come out with so others now http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMOKE-01-05-IS300-DRL-LED-PROJECTOR-HEADLIGHTS-LAMPS-W-HALO-RIM-SMOKED-/140706610828?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AIS300&hash=item20c2c47e8c&vxp=mtr hope that it helps
  9. Lambda Sensor Help

    there are the same but one has a shorter wire conector. not sure of the part number but toyota or lexus will help you with that. there are a few on ebay
  10. it's the white and brown rings that are the bulb holders and you give them a quarter turn and they pop out
  11. the bulbs are called grain of wheat bulbs http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-x-Grain-Wheat-4mm-Clear-12V-Miniature-Bulbs-MP01W-/160804632761?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item2570b3f8b9 and you just need to undo the lamp contact and just wrap the new bulb around the lamp holder. easy job and takes 2 minutes a switch
  12. Help Buying A Is 200

    you dont have any family here in sweden then. you could use there address to keep it. there are plenty of other cars out here if you want and a respray would be cheaper in sweden than norway. plus a left hand drive car. or a company that can do a full body wrap, we have a couple at work. any way hope you find the car your looking for.
  13. Help Buying A Is 200

    and some very cool colours that you dont see very often.... rust orange http://www.blocket.se/vastmanland/Lexus_IS_200_Automat_155hk_37770071.htm?ca=15&w=3 and yellow http://www.blocket.se/kalmar/Lexus_IS_200_39540658.htm?ca=15&w=3 http://www.blocket.se/vasterbotten/Lexus_IS_200_39726380.htm?ca=15&w=3 but not the right year your after
  14. Help Buying A Is 200

    http://www.blocket.se/goteborg/Lexus_IS_200_Business_Automat_Fullservad_Nybe_39180896.htm?ca=15&w=3 http://www.blocket.se/alvsborg/Lexus_IS_200_Sport___Valvardad_39908426.htm?ca=15&w=3&last=1
  15. Help Buying A Is 200

    i think there are a few here in sweden that are cheap and easy to get hold of. check out block.se and see whats about