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Further to my recent post about looking for my first LS400 , can anyone explain exactly what the Dynamic Handling Pack on Mk.4s was, and whether it's worth paying extra for? All I want is to waft around in the greatest possible comfort and silence (and reliability).

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Further to my recent post about looking for my first LS400 , can anyone explain exactly what the Dynamic Handling Pack on Mk.4s was, and whether it's worth paying extra for? All I want is to waft around in the greatest possible comfort and silence (and reliability).

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Stiffer suspension, bigger wheels, low profiles. Stops the body roll when cornering under power but the trade off is loss of the magic carpet ride and the more expensive tyres.

As your other post suggests you prefer the MKIII it won't be an issue, its only on the MKIV.

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Further to my recent post about looking for my first LS400 , can anyone explain exactly what the Dynamic Handling Pack on Mk.4s was, and whether it's worth paying extra for? All I want is to waft around in the greatest possible comfort and silence (and reliability).

Hi

Stiffer suspension, bigger wheels, low profiles. Stops the body roll when cornering under power but the trade off is loss of the magic carpet ride and the more expensive tyres.

As your other post suggests you prefer the MKIII it won't be an issue, its only on the MKIV.

Thanks Steve - you really are the LS400 Guru.

Seems like the DHP would bring only disadvantages to me...

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Thanks Steve - you really are the LS400 Guru.

Seems like the DHP would bring only disadvantages to me...

If you had a MKIV with it you wouldn't know, but those that have changed to it notice the difference.

To my mind the LS400 isn't a boy racer car; its all about comfort and smooth power. It does, however, blow the boy racers away, at least in a straight line.

I don't know about being a guru. Most of my knowledge has been gained from this very forum. Their are many members who are more technical than me.

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I take my DHP up to Skye a lot and there it is totally fantastic on the twisty roads, just as good, if not better than my SL500 with sports suspension set up! It is not too bad on the other roads as well! I have a Daimler as well and the LS is just as smooth and comfy as that, even with the DHP.

It is fast, smooth, has incredible grip in the corners (if you stick with the Pirelli tyres!) and is still the best car I have driven. Mine still gets a lot of attention at the petrol stations and on the road.

I have never regretted getting a LS 400 DHP and after ten years together, she is still the pride of my fleet!

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A DHP equipped car has (as gleaned from elsewhere on this forum)

Spring compression rate + 10%

Height -10mm all round

Rear anti roll bar + 1mm to aid turn in

17 inch wheels

Tyres Pirelli P Zero 245/50x17

Making the ride firmer than a standard car.

I think it makes the car look better it sits almost imperceptibly lower and the 17 inch wheels (none look at my brake disc type, which I hate) set it off nicely.

There really is a noticeable compromise in comfort, I've owned several LS400's and on my present car (DHP equipped 58k miles) you know a bit more about the bumps and pot holes but not really too bad.

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A DHP equipped car has (as gleaned from elsewhere on this forum)

Spring compression rate + 10%

Height -10mm all round

Rear anti roll bar + 1mm to aid turn in

17 inch wheels

Tyres Pirelli P Zero 245/50x17

Making the ride firmer than a standard car.

I think it makes the car look better it sits almost imperceptibly lower and the 17 inch wheels (none look at my brake disc type, which I hate) set it off nicely.

There really is a noticeable compromise in comfort, I've owned several LS400's and on my present car (DHP equipped 58k miles) you know a bit more about the bumps and pot holes but not really too bad.

Thanks all for your comments. I agree that the car looks better sitting slightly lower, but for me a Lexus is all about comfort - speed's never been important for me (as would be clear to you if you knew what cars I've had in the past).

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A DHP equipped car has (as gleaned from elsewhere on this forum)

Spring compression rate + 10%

Height -10mm all round

Rear anti roll bar + 1mm to aid turn in

17 inch wheels

Tyres Pirelli P Zero 245/50x17

I think it also gives a body-coloured grille, instead of a black one. My car has a green grille, and I have not seen any other LS with coloured grille, except for 2 other DHP-equipped models.

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