J Henderson

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  1. J Henderson

    GS Front Brakes Upgrade for IS250

    @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
  2. J Henderson

    GS Front Brakes Upgrade for IS250

    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
  3. The function is only on cars that have memory seats. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  4. J Henderson

    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    Sorry mate, never got around to fitting them before I sold my car. PM sent Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  5. J Henderson

    Power Steering Failure - Adjusting Belt

    I have a full set of belts for an IS200 that I need to get shot of. £20 if you're interested.
  6. Yes, I noticed a small improvement. the 20% brighter claim seems accurate
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Does your car have memory seats, or is it a MY2011 face-lift model, like mine? On a 2010 F-Sport, they're plug and play, so you can just test fit them. The wiring/connector for them is already in place so it's literally a 5min job to pull off the OEM plates and connect up an illuminated one to check if it works or not. If you have a later car, a small and simple mod is needed to make them light up This guide shows you what needs to be done - Illuminated Sill Retrofit
  10. J Henderson

    Lexus Essential Care servicing

    Yes, I always take advantage of the Essential program. Your car doesn't seem to get treated any differently and genuine parts, high quality oil etc is used, so why not. Whether the book gets stamped or not seems to be dealer-dependent. Lexus Edinburgh have always stamped the book for me.
  11. Yep, the "GFX" kit Is/was an official Lexus product, not a third party effort. As normski says, finding any of it brand-new from a dealership might be a tall order. It was fitted as standard to the short-lived SR model, however, so there's a small chance of one showing up on eBay etc. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. Is this what you're looking for? Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. Here's my effort. [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  14. J Henderson

    My IS250 F-Sport

    Yeah, I did. If left parked up for a weekend or so, the car would struggle to start. The battery eventually died in August so I had to buy a new one. I just disconnect the camera now when I leave the car parked up for a while. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk