rincewind

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About rincewind

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    Paul

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  • Lexus Model
    IS200
  • Year of Lexus
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Essex
  1. Any suggestions as to where such a rig could be found? I'm in Essex, catnap is in Sussex.
  2. I'm not surprised, that's the same result as me. Ho hum, onwards and upwards...
  3. I'd go for the upper ball joint too, plus the upper control arm. I've had the lower control arm off on mine, the bush looked fine.
  4. Catnap I agree that it's almost certainly not the shocks. I've had 3 sets on mine, including adjustables and exactly the same noise has persisted. I did look at the top balljoint but didn't change it. I think the only way to get rid would be to change all bushes and balljoints. My worry is that may not do it...
  5. Please let us know if he finds anything
  6. It does sound like my noise. I've changed the shocks (twice), changed the top mount, and the noise has not gone away. I've also changed the lower balljoint. I've had a number of techs look at it and no one can find it. I've also pulled my hair out over this, having had more than a few attemps at curing it.
  7. Recommendations for touch screen stereo ?

    Bump on this one as I'm thinking the same. Anyone put an android unit in an IS200/300, and if so what are they like?
  8. :-) I'm following this thread because I've always had the 'knock' on the o/s front. I largely ignore it now but I'd still love to get rid of it
  9. Rich I'm replying so you know we care :-). That said, I've no idea what could be making those marks. I can't think of anything that is in close enough proximity - especially that one on the lower part of the damper. Anyone else?
  10. Post your duggets :D

    Just my initial thoughts... I'm 59, have an IS200 and looking at the video I don't really see much of an issue. There are no other cars in sight and the speeds are relatively low. If it had gone awry, it would have been a low speed knock into the kerb. I have, in my younger days, thrown the rear out at roundabouts when conditions permit. I once had a Carlton GSI 3000 24V and that chucked it's rear end out with the barest whisper of too much throttle. With this in mind, it was a good idea to get to know what to do when that happened :-)
  11. Personally, I think the stock speakers sound really good - and that's coming from a hi fi buff. I've had my IS200 for 11 years now and still enjoy the stock audio setup.
  12. Does anyone know where I can get one (see attached file (platinum colour)). Apart from the dealers that is. Cheers all, Paul
  13. That sounds like the drop link. They are not expensive to replace, I had both of mine done. The 'knock' is still there though. 😕
  14. You will - I've enjoyed mine for eleven years, even with the knock.
  15. Give it a day or two - my knock goes away when it's been up in the air with the suspension relaxed, then it comes back.