yemgi

Members
  • Content Count

    1,562
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by yemgi

  1. The US spec Nav systems are different from the Euro spec ones, getting a Europe map DVD would not help as the Satnav unit would not be able to read it. You need the swap the whole unit for a Euro spec one. That is the same for every Lexus model
  2. Yes the wheels do fit without problem. Even the brakes could be swapped easily on the 3rd gen GS
  3. I will be coming with the IS-F and an LS430. Would be nice to see some old faces :D
  4. To lower the IS-F, my first choice will be the KW Variant 3 coilovers If you really want to go down the spring only solution, I would go for Swift Sport springs and Tokico HTS shocks
  5. Same for me 245/35R219 front and 275/30R19 rear Michelin PS2 on stock wheels for now. I have been running this setup since October last year without any issue appart from the dealer deflating the tires at the 30k service because the 2.8bars I set were out of the factory recommendations ...
  6. There is no mud flap available for the IS-F
  7. I have just learnt the news on Facebook, it is avery sad day for LOC, John was very involved in the Club and he will be greatly missed. My condoleances to his family
  8. I have had a tracker installed on mine in April, I never had any battery problems so I would agree with fcfarrar
  9. As for any Toyota the ECU can not be remapped, you need either a piggy back or standalone programmable ECU (Greddy eManage, HKS FCON ...) The easiest xway to gain perfomance on this car is to replace the exhaust and intake.
  10. On motorway I have been down to 25mpg. The global average so far is 18mpg with 15 miles of traffic jam as daily commute
  11. The wheels alone are £250 ex-VAT each, with the tyre it is a grand total of £1600
  12. Compared to BMW and MErcedes, the IS-F is undoubtly cheaper to run: cheaper insurance, better mpg. Brake and tyres on a side note are probably the same, be prepared to change before 20k miles if you like to use the right foot :P All the (little) problems I have had have been taken cre of under warranty. As fjcfarrar, I subscribed to the Extracare warranty/assistance expansion to be safe but I doubt I will have to use it. Services are almost the same as for the IS250, it just needs more oil.
  13. I am selling the Work wheels that were on my IS200 model: Work Emotion CR Kai colour: Bronze Size: 18x7.5 ET42 PCD: 5x114.3 Tyres: Good Year GS-D3, at least 5mm thread left on each tyre (measured) Original boxes and sticker set availables 1 of the 4 valve caps is missing 1 wheels has a hardly visible bend on the outer rim due to a pothole, the wheel has no leak or crack, it is still straight and balanced. 2 of the wheels have corrosion, one on 4 spokes and one on 2 spokes I am asking £800 O.B.O. for the lot, I can bring them to JAE but I will not ship them. 1st wheel and tyre Slight bend on 1st wheel 2nd wheel and tyre Corrosion on 2nd wheel 3rd wheel and tyre Corrosion on 3rd wheel 4th wheel and tyre Work label Work stickers and certificates
  14. The paint code for the wheels has never been disclosed so no touch up available. There is a close enough Toyota reference that can be used for touchup : 1E3 Phantom Grey I had mine resprayed under warranty due to corrosion and they did a great job. They have used a 3rd party, the cost was about 200€ a wheel, cheaper for them than a new set...
  15. Tnak you guys, I am toying with the idea of buying an exhaust but not decided yet. Yes I still have the IS200 but only use it for trackdays now
  16. Well I finally bought an IS-F to replace the Aristo. It is a fully loaded Obsidian Black. Not the color I was looking for but I had a great deal. The car is from 08/08 and was previously owned by Lexus France that is ehy it has all the options. It had only covered 4k miles when I bought it in April and it currently has 7k miles I have already installed the JoeZ intake and waiting for delivery of Hawk HPS pads Here are some pictures of when I bought it. The rear wheels have been put back the correct way since then.
  17. yemgi

    Jae 2010

    Will there be a club stand this year? Neither TOC nor LOC are on the maps?
  18. I should be there at least Saturday and Sunday. Don't know which car I will bring, it will depend how far has gone the registration of the Aristo
  19. Yes it is an LS1, I saw it at the PAris Tuning Show this year, it will be an impressive car when finished
  20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_hand_drive As far as I know, left hand drive has been started by Napoleon Bonaparte during the war against the British Empire but Wikipedia says it is only a legend
  21. Are you respraying the car white Elliott ? The engine bay looks immaculate :D
  22. the only one that does it is http://soarer.tv in Poole
  23. yemgi

    My Toyota Aristo

    Yes it is not a sports car as such but it still feel powerful when the throttle is pushed hard. Chassis wise that has nothing to do with my IS but I did lots of improvements on the chassis of this one :) For the fuel I know what you mean, it goes quicly when you have fun :) Anyway, I don't regret my buy, I just hope I will manage to register it in France
  24. yemgi

    My Toyota Aristo

    It had been on autotrader for more than 2 monthes, it comes from JEM
  25. yemgi

    My Toyota Aristo

    keeping it, the bodykit will go and it will have a respray probably Granite Sky as it is its original colour