Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone

I'm new here but I've had my 94 mark 2 LS400 for 4 weeks now :)

Does it have a lsd? It seems to have loads of grip from the back but I remember my friends Dads old one (maybe a mark 1) losing traction quite easily :huh: I am so impressed with the grip but I didn't expect it to grip so well.

Anyway here's my car :)

ls400frontdriversside.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi everyone

I'm new here but I've had my 94 mark 2 LS400 for 4 weeks now :)

Does it have a lsd? It seems to have loads of grip from the back but I remember my friends Dads old one (maybe a mark 1) losing traction quite easily :huh: I am so impressed with the grip but I didn't expect it to grip so well.

Anyway here's my car :)

ls400frontdriversside.jpg

Nice shine!

The answer is...No. Only the Ser 4 (FINALLY, after US models had it from day one) have Traction control..and VSC. The main reason I switched from a lovely Ser 3, having spun a littleonce,. Watch that foot; there's plenty of power TOO easily available!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi and Welcome to the LOC :)

Hope you stick around.

Very clean LS400 you have there B)

How are you getting on with your new car?

What did you have before if you dont mind me asking to compare it to?

Chips.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You will probably find that yours grips better than the series 1, due to the slightly wider tyres (225 vs 205). No LS400 has ever had LSD from the factory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Only the Ser 4 (FINALLY, after US models had it from day one) have Traction control

Are you serious, so a 1994/95 car like that one doesn't have traction control? That is quite shocking :o

Nice car though, looks in great condition :winky:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you serious, so a 1994/95 car like that one doesn't have traction control? That is quite shocking :o

Most cars in 1994 didn't have traction control!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i wish it did have lsd or traction control has the tyres are not that cheap and my one has 235 on mine so they are a bit wider but it does hold the road in the dry very well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't know that the series 1s had narrower tyres, I guess it is down to that :)

Hi and Welcome to the LOC :)

Hope you stick around.

Very clean LS400 you have there B)

How are you getting on with your new car?

What did you have before if you dont mind me asking to compare it to?

Chips.

It is super clean and the mileage is good too I think, I paid good money for it considering that it's a 2 so hopefully it'll look after me.

I love the car, I've been after one for about 10 years since I drove my first one :wub: It is everything I thought it would be but what I didn't expect was to get one in this condition. Everything works and is mint apart from 1 thing being missing from the toolkit (no idea what) and the clock and aircon displays being black.

My previous cars have always been fast cars of one description or another but the closest I'd got to anything like this was my old Carlton gsi's, these don't suffer with rust the same though :D My previous car was this.

detangoed2.jpg

You can't compare a LS400 to that :lol: That was amazing and fast but this does that too plus it does it comfortably :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I didn't know that the series 1s had narrower tyres, I guess it is down to that :)

Hi and Welcome to the LOC :)

Hope you stick around.

Very clean LS400 you have there B)

How are you getting on with your new car?

What did you have before if you dont mind me asking to compare it to?

Chips.

It is super clean and the mileage is good too I think, I paid good money for it considering that it's a 2 so hopefully it'll look after me.

I love the car, I've been after one for about 10 years since I drove my first one :wub: It is everything I thought it would be but what I didn't expect was to get one in this condition. Everything works and is mint apart from 1 thing being missing from the toolkit (no idea what) and the clock and aircon displays being black.

My previous cars have always been fast cars of one description or another but the closest I'd got to anything like this was my old Carlton gsi's, these don't suffer with rust the same though :D My previous car was this.

detangoed2.jpg

You can't compare a LS400 to that :lol: That was amazing and fast but this does that too plus it does it comfortably :)

Hi,

My imported 1994 LS400 Celsior has traction control fitted and is running on maxgrad 255/40/17's on the rear not sure if it has an lsd though.

I still have to be careful coming off roundabouts in the wet if it kicks down on the exit corner the back end still twitches!

By the way I bet the item missing from your toolkit is the penlight torch it normally is!

Cheers,

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Most cars in 1994 didn't have traction control!

I was comparing to the Merc S-class which had traction control since 1992 :whistling:

My previous car was this.

detangoed2.jpg

Please forgive my ignorance, but what is that? :blink::tomato:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Most cars in 1994 didn't have traction control!

I was comparing to the Merc S-class which had traction control since 1992 :whistling:

well, the ls400/celsior had traction control from 1989 when it was launched in US and japanese markets but not in the UK!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
well, the ls400/celsior had traction control from 1989 when it was launched in US and japanese markets but not in the UK!

That's even more shocking, why on earth would they remove it for the UK market? :blink:

Are we all much more sensible drivers or something? :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My previous car was this.

detangoed2.jpg

Please forgive my ignorance, but what is that? :blink::tomato:

It's a Subaru Legacy turbo. They have the same running gear as the impreza and mine had the bigger turbo from the WRX etc. Alot of impreza owners didn't even know what it was :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well, the ls400/celsior had traction control from 1989 when it was launched in US and japanese markets but not in the UK!

That's even more shocking, why on earth would they remove it for the UK market? :blink:

Are we all much more sensible drivers or something? :lol:

It's not like we have rain and bad weather is it :rolleyes: Another case of Japan robbing the spec that they give to the rest of the world :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well, the ls400/celsior had traction control from 1989 when it was launched in US and japanese markets but not in the UK!

That's even more shocking, why on earth would they remove it for the UK market? :blink:

Are we all much more sensible drivers or something? :lol:

It's not like we have rain and bad weather is it :rolleyes: Another case of Japan robbing the spec that they give to the rest of the world :(

I still have the original 'Car' magazine reviews/tests and this was hi-lighted. As to WHY....who knows. Would seem odd to REMOVE a feature that rest of world had on identical car!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this