Steviebee

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    Stephen
  • Lexus Model
    ISF
  • Year of Lexus
    2010
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lanarkshire

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  1. Certainly did Sir! That was a great watch!! Those pesky Megs are quick though eh! 'Rings full of them. Well, before they end up, upside down! What tyres? And just standard pads/suspension?
  2. Track outing a few years ago. Car stock apart from H&S Exhaust and an intake. Tyres - Michelin Pilot Super Sport - OEM size. TCS off. Expecting the car to be a little less lairy with the latest mods/tyres.
  3. Thanks Martin! I've had the car out once in standard trim, and it was v good. A bit lairy, but predictably so being a big power RWD car on such a small tyre. I'll post up a video of one of the laps.
  4. Mr Funex, thats all positive stuff. I too have the H&S Exhaust, and its far from quiet!! Does sound good though. Agree on the car being nose heavy. I found quite a bit turn in over steer on the brakes, but quite enjoyed that aspect of the cars handling. With the two way adjustables, I should be able to dial some of that out by turning up the compression damping at the front to help cut down some of the weight transfer under braking. One thing I was impressed about when I had the car on, was the balance. Very predictable and easily caught and balanced on the throttle.
  5. Evening all, not posted for quite some time! After many a night researching track wheel fitment & tyres, I finally got round to ordering and fitting my new wheels and tyres, for what I hope to be a great year ahead, exploring some of the bigger more open circuits down south (I'm from Scotland, and we only have Knockhill). I settled on square 18x9.5 and chose to play it safe, opting for an ET45 offset. I didn't fancy the idea of rolling arches/buffing expensive tyres on the body with a lower 'pokier' offset. Tyres are Michelin CUP2s in 265/35/18 As it turns out, this is the widest CUP2 available in 18inch. Originally, I really wanted 275, but now they're on, I'm glad I went for 265 as the fitment is pretty close. Along with the wheels and tyres, I've fitted Carbotech XP10's pads front and back, braded lines with performance fluid. Last year I fitted Penske two way adjustable shocks from RR Racing with their URSS, and since have been desperate to take the car to the next level with proper rubber and pads. I think (hope!) its going to be an incredibly capable package. I've attached a few pics. I speak with Jean-Luc who also tracks his car. Anyone else on the forum track their ISF and could hopefully share their experiences? Stevie
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    Woopsee! Sorry for steering this thread completely off-topic gents!!
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    3rd! Wholly ****! Thats shocking! Can't wait to tell my made whos just 'upgraded' his 997 GT3 for one lol I can be cruel like that 😁
  8. Hi Stuno, sadly not. There are wires from the underside, but just for the SRS Airbag system. I've had alcantara on the steering wheel of every car since my old M3 CSL back in 2008 You need to keep them clean using a thinners based cleaner as regular cleaning products have oil in them and thats what makes the fibres stick together and go hard and shiny like you mention - either that or a tatty wheel thats never been cleaned in its life!
  9. Thats already in place WAI! The trimmer who sorted the wheel is set up ready to re-trim the Recaros for me. Just extended the the house, so furniture and garden landscaping has put a rather large spanner in my mod plans. For now! :)
  10. Hi Guys, posted a couple of times over the past while, and a few members have asked for better interior photos of my USB IS-F Never actually taken any half decent photos of the of the cars interior since fitting the seats and having the steering wheel re-trimmed. Quiet afternoon at work and an ideal chance to give the car a wash an hoover, and take a few pics. Hope you like them! The Seats are Recaro CS Sportsters from a Lotus Evora and came with manual runners. Yes, I've lost the heated seats and electric adjustment, but small price to pay for the perfect seating position as I've always found the standard seats didn't' quite go low enough for me. I must admit though, the heated seats were missed over winter, but it is nearly summer :) There is quite a bit of wiring involved to address the PCS and Airbag lights. This was taken care of by a professional Auto Spark. The bases came from the states, using IS350 mounts, although if I'm being 100% honest, the drivers frame isn't perfect and I'm going to have the original adjusted or an entirely new subframe fabricated. I used Optimus Trimmers up here in Glasgow for the wheel. They are top notch. Even did the wheel in once piece, unlike my GT3 which wheel uses three sections. I wouldn't ever have known, but Del the owner wanted it to be like the factory finish. He's some man! This is my third IS-F and chose to address all the little things I didn't like about the model with this car. There isn't much, but always room for improvement. I'm not into going overboard - Prefer to get the car like they way I imagined it might have come from the factory. OEM+ I think its called on the 'scene' :) Cheers, Stevie
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    Big Rat, when you say its on its third engine, do you mean this Left Hooker 991 GT3 is on its third?? Yes, I've only ever owned Turbo and GT3 for that very reason. The fact the CUP car uses the same engine in the 996/7 GT3 says it all, unlike the early 991 GT3 which actually ran our old Metzger in the CUP car!! Tells you exactly what Porsche thought of the early 991 GT3 engine doesn't it!
  12. I booked (CAP'd) an ISF I was thinking of replacing my current ISF with last week, and over the last 12 months, it hadn't dropped a penny. Future classic in the making gents - watch this space! They are too highly regarded and too rare to fail to become sought after in years to come... Stevie
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    Its not a bike, but it wouldn't be far behind