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  1. Happy Birthday smokeybaz!

  2. nice lookin motor, where did you get that wee sport badge on the grill, can you get this from the dealership?
  3. i could understand if you went through 19 sets of rear tyres but 19 sets of front tyres ??!!! hope you get the problem sorted lad
  4. good job mate, nice wheels too :winky:
  5. if you can locate the noise to one wheel, eg. front driverside etc, take the wheel off and try giving the backplate a visual inspection against the disk, it may have taken a knock over the winter and might be bent ever so slightly like mine was, i noticed this and bent it back out away from the disk, no more whistling noise, hope this helps
  6. lol i thought i was the youngest one on the site and you were all just a bunch of old timers
  7. if the retainer is still there then try taking wheel off, remove pin and take out retainer, now all you need to to is bend the retainer back into its original position so that when put back in it holds the pads tight, hope you get sorted, that very same noise ****** me off for a week or so til i figured out the problem lol
  8. dont trust the internet unless you know yourself exactly what you need, your better off taking your car to auto performance tuners and having a chat if you have that kind of money to spend. they will tell you face to face what the car would need to enhance performance, how much it will cost etc
  9. this may be the clip retainers on the rear that hold the pads tight in place, these may be missing, put your finger in on top of caliper until you can feel the top two hooks of the brake pads, if you locate the pads and they feel loose (rattling about), you will then need to get these clips which you can get from lexus / toyota or a scrap yard if your lucky hope this helps
  10. http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz228/christopherbarry/Cars/P9110550Medium.jpg http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz228/christopherbarry/Cars/P9110552Medium.jpg http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz228/christopherbarry/Cars/P9110549Medium.jpg i have the 50mm tenzo springs in but only on the 17" sport alloys but might give you ruff idea of the height
  11. all the engines are the same in the uk is200's (1gfe 6 cylinder 155bhp) , no matter which spec, unless you go for a is300, or a jap import altezza, the altezza is just over 200bhp with a beams engine (4 cylinder) but interior is not as well finished and insurance may be slightly more. the is200 is thirsty too and you would expect more power considering, so dont be dissapointed when you realize its not a rocket ship, you can turbo or supercharge the engine but that would be expensive, air filter and exhaust modifications will only add a bit of power and responsiveness but give a nice sound with the right set up. i would recommend if your going for an is200 to get a sport version as the main thing being it has a limited slip differential standard which gives for better control and handling :winky: and it has nice extras, metal scuff plates, half leather, rear tints etc hope this answers some of your questions, get her bought lol
  12. well the problem seemed to be the last mechanic used the wrong oil, twas thick and gloopy, it was due an oil change but should not have been this thick, anyways she is running nice and smooth with no wierd noises B) (with the right oil in lol)
  13. my insurance may be different though as i live in northern ireland
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