J Henderson

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    IS 250 F-Sport
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    2011
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    WestLothian
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  1. I have no idea but I wouldn't think so. Are you replacing them with normal rubber bushes or polyurethane?
  2. That's right, unfortunately what you describe is normal on an 09+ car. The OEM bushes are actually glued in place, sandwiched between the 2 aluminium pieces. You'll have to somehow cut or dremel the old ones off, leaving the mounts and ARB free of any remnants before the new ones can be fitted.
  3. Lexus Edinburgh have no airs and graces about stamping the book for an Essential service. Source: my car was serviced there yesterday, and for the third year in a row, the book was stamped without issue. My advice: get a normal / essential major service, keep the paperwork and only change the plugs when the mileage is actually relevant. Personally speaking, a stack of paperwork outlining that the car visited a Lexus dealership every year, would mean more to me than anything the Lexus app will show. [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. Scarlatti Red cars always seem to have a dark set of lights, so I think the body colour is a factor.
  5. The off-the-shelf Foliatec kit that I used is lasting very well. Picture taken today, 9 months after application.
  6. The new calipers from rockauto came with new locating pins etc. Besides a new set of discs and pads, the only extra parts needed are a shim kit (04945-30350).
  7. @Texas Yes, your assumptions are correct. The bigger brakes are exactly how you have imagined there. They're no longer grabby and operate way more smoothly than the stock setup. Even if you don't thrash your car and brake hard all the time, their extra stopping power can be felt. One of the more noticeable instances I observed was how easily you can now hold the car at a set of traffic lights on a cold day. Normally, when the engine was still cold and idling at 1200-1500 RPM, you had to press the brake pedal quite firmly to avoid it creeping forward, but now it stays put with a normal amount of brake pedal pressure. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. Done this upgrade to my car last year and its one of the best things I've ever done. There's lots of pics and info of the process in my build thread. https://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/index.php?/topic/112594-My-IS250-F-Sport#entry1053919 But, basically it's a straightforward bolt-on swap with only one small modification required. That small triangular piece of metal needs to be trimmed from the dust shield to accommodate the bigger caliper. I imported actual IS350 calipers from the USA (rockauto) just to be certain, but as Lines says, the same brakes are on other Lexus models. I believe all GS450h cars have these brakes, also 200T models etc. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  9. The function is only on cars that have memory seats. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. Sorry mate, never got around to fitting them before I sold my car. PM sent Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. I have a full set of belts for an IS200 that I need to get shot of. £20 if you're interested.
  12. Yes, I noticed a small improvement. the 20% brighter claim seems accurate
  13. I fitted Osram Cool Blue Intense bulbs to my car a few months back and find them to be pretty decent. They're said to be 20% brighter than regular bulbs, which sounds about right.
  14. No. They're not plug and play on a faceflift. You'll have to fit an additional wire as outlined in the guide I posted earlier.