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  1. Not Lexus related,.........but I'm hoping to carry out some sound deadening to my 2002 Toyota Celica T-Sport. I have used Dynamat in the past and it's very good but rather costly, can anyone recommend from experience, a good UK available less costly alternative. I'm looking for something that works and adheres well and lasts. Or am I really better off bitting the bullet and buying Dynamat?
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    Lexus IS250 SE-L Build Thread

    Interesting read/back story. Will keep an eye on the thread and wish you all the best for the coming months and years with your IS.
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    Free MOT at Halfords

    If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I'm afraid I wouldn't let them anywhere near a car of mine, or my wife's, a mate's, a total stranger............
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    My 1st Lexus

    Hi Jeff and welcome to the club. It seems you found yourself a really nice RX there, cracking mileage for the year, looks lovely, well done. Hope it looks after you and gives many miles of trusty service. Enjoy.
  5. Congratulations on your new purchase, sounds like an interesting car and look forward to the pictures.
  6. Regarding the exhaust, check the insides of both back boxes, next to the heat shields as they tend to rot out there, £500+ from Lexus exlcuding fitting. As mentioned previously, check the leading edge of the bonnet as they can corrode. Calipers can seize so check the alloys are not overly hot after a test drive. Plenty Gen3 GS300's out there, try and go for one with good service history and my advice is be prepared to travel for the right car. Best wishes with your search.
  7. Hi Lee. If you want silent the best bet is OEM imho, stainless will generally be slighly louder. I replaced the rear boxes/v-section on my GS430 (same part as yours) from Lexus Birmingham (ebay) think it came in around £530 ish plus fitting at and independent. Like you I wanted near silent, stock sound after modified cars in the past, my old one lasted ten years so if this does the same I'll be happy.
  8. Depends on budget, you could get a bodyshop to look at it, repair and respray if do-able. Otherwise look for a second hand replacement, you could be lucky and find a colour matched bonnet.
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    Suspension upgrade IS300 sportcross

    Hi Nick and a warm welcome to the club. Lovely looking Sportcross you have, a fantastic colour. With regard to your suspension ride height, looking at the picture it looks correct for standard, they all look a little high at the rear, mine looked the same. Should you wish to lower it you would need to look at changing dampers and springs for after market items. A quick search on here will hopefully bring up some helpful threads and I'm sure someone from the club will post a more detailed response soon. Best of luck with what ever you choose and keep us updated as to how you get on.
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    Mk4 LS400

    Reading through this thread and as the mods progressed, I wasn't that keen on the new look at all. Not sure if it's the colour change of the wheels but I actually like the overall look now in the latest pictures, the silver wheels look so much better inho. Fair play to you Connor, you are not afraid to get stuck in and have a go, I hope it gives you many miles of happy motoring, they are lovely cars.
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    Gen 3 GS430 Boot Liner

    Wanted, genuine OEM Lexus rubber boot liner for 2006 Gen 3 GS430.
  12. Thanks Peter, looks like a nice fix. Best of luck sorting the suspension issues sorted.
  13. Peter, apologies if I've missed something in the thread......I'm curious about the blocked off gearbox cooler pipes, I understand the original radiator has the trans cooler integrated and is potentially problematic. Is your car fitted with a seperate cooler? Very interesting and informative thread, I'm following this with interest.
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    Ebay Overseas Buying Query

    Cheers for that Steve, was aware they had recorded together but not heard the albums. Saw her in concert years ago and she seemed quite petite, not sure where the dinner party was though. Re: Location, yes after reading the book and looking at your location it all fell into place. Emersons exit from the world was tragic, seems things had troubled him from childhood and with the medical/playing issues everything conspired against him. Thanks Rayann. Never having had a credit card that option is out and from what you have said I think I might pass on the auction as it's going to be over £200+, not worth the risk or hassle if it goes belly up.
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    Ebay Overseas Buying Query

    Thanks David, I'm not sure import duties will apply as Malta is within the EU. I like facts, always interesting to hear such stories. My mate had an older brother who had some great albums we used to listen to, In The Court was one of them and like you some of his albums set me on a musical journey I'm still on today! I recently finished reading Greg Lake's autobiography so some of your info rang a few bells. He came across as a decent sort of bloke, very sad that both he and Keith Emerson are no longer with us. I don't think we will ever see the likes of bands such as ELP again sadly. A quick, funny and true, Fripp story. A friend of a friend (totally oblivious in all things prog) went to a dinner party hosted by Toyah, he was chatting to this bloke and asked "so what do you do for a living?".........................Robert Fripp gave him one filthy look apparently!