FTBBCVoodoo

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    Lee
  • Lexus Model
    ISF
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
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  1. NSX-R... Yes.... 🙂 All I have done for now is a drop in air filter and intake pipe (similar to the HPS pipe and Tom's filter I had on ISF). I have the 2020 floating discs to go on to improve braking although the standard drilled discs were fine on track. I also have Dixcel pads to go in before Germany Only major(ish) thing I want/need to do is change exhaust but it's one piece so I have nowhere to store an 11ft long exhaust at the moment and it will be a faff to swap it back if I need warranty work done. Before I take the plunge, I need to hear some exhausts 1st hand as most the YouTube videos sound awful. I may just have to accept that it's gonna sound awful and make V8 noises as I am driving 😉
  2. Nah, you can't see the spoiler at all from my seating position. It pretty much follows the roofline whereas in my old Integras, the spoiler was right through the middle of the rear windscreen.
  3. Morning, Just in case anyone is interested 🙂 Just over a month now since I sold my beloved ISF and bought an FK8 Civic Type R so thought I would post a quick things I like, dislike, miss, regret and so on.... Historically, I have been a massive Honda fan which started when I was a kid in the 80's... Senna in a McLaren Honda, the dirt bikes on Streethawk (and Streethawk ofc) and then sat in a Honda NSX in 1989 as a 10 year old at the motor show with my Grandad which sealed the deal... At 21 I bought a 1998 DC2 Integra Type R which started my Honda ownership journey... I replaced the Integra with an S2000 at 25 which went well but didn't handle anywhere near as well as the Integra. The S2000 was replaced by a DC5 Integra Type R which was ace but I sold it to raise funds to move house and swapped it for cash my way plus my friends 1998 DC2 Integra Type R which reaffirmed what a great car the DC2 was (I was too young and not a good enough driver to appreciate my 1st one). Eventually, I went for something different, a Nissan 350Z. I loved the looks and the noise but it wasn't fast enough. It handled well but always felt like it needed another 50 - 100bhp to make it the car it should have been. A baby due meant the time for a bigger car... Queue the BMW 335i M Sport. Great car when it worked. Unfortunately this "Approved Used BMW" spent 11 weeks over the course of 12 months at BMW having turbos, injectors, fuel pumps, waste gates & lambda sensors replaced. Suffice to say, I am weary of BMW's. Went to replace the BMW with... shock horror... an FK2 Honda Civic Type R... Took the Mrs to see it and she wasn't happy... "You can't spend 33k on a Honda" was the response... queue my friend mentioning the Lexus ISF which I hadn't thought about and found one for 22k (I think it was) which the wife said was "much more reasonable" until she found out it was a 5L V8 but deal was done and it was on drive so 1 nil to me. 4 and a bit years and some 50k miles later, I longed for an FK8 Type R (possibly to do with Honda winning in F1 again) and one turned up at the dealer I purchased some of my previous Type R's from. A quick phone call and a socially distanced viewing at my house led to me placing deposit on an FK8 subject to test drive (I had driven one on an extended test drive before lock down so just had to make sure it drove and stopped). Put my ISF up for sale on here and Facebook for a fairly low price which took into account the TLC she needed. A pleasant chap from the Facebook Lexus group was in contact with me from the start and when I mentioned when it was due to go sooner rather than later, he drove down down about 260 miles the following day (in a pimp old school LS400 I might add) and bought my ISF for £200 more than Honda offered me in part-ex which I didn't mind as genuinely wanted it to go to an Lexus fan (he has an SC430 as well). So... Cutting a long story short... Few I like about the FK8 1 - Looks - I know they are subjective but I really like the look of it and always find myself looking at it when it's near 2 - Reaction - Good or bad, it turns heads. 3 - Handling - For a car that is the same size as the ISF (I think it's 5 cm shorter but wider than the ISF) it's a lot lighter and changes direction superbly. The diff is a masterpiece and I know it's a bit of a cliche but it feels more like a 4wd car than a Fwd car with the amount of grip it manages along with how it gets the power down. The adaptive dampers are great as well, comfort for when the wife and kids are in. Sport day to day. R for a track day 4 - Braking - The ISF brakes are great... the FK8 brakes are another level. I have also got the floating discs from the 2020 model to go on it before the annual Ring trip next month 5 - Tech - It's got all the gadgets being a GT. The head unit gets some bad press but using Android Auto it is fine - Spotify and Waze on main screen plus Google Assist works a treat 🙂 6 - Performance - Once moving.... it pulls and pulls and pulls. Not as quick off the line as the ISF but once moving, it is very rapid 7- Seats - They are great and the driving position is perfect. One thing I didn't like in the ISF were the seats. They weren't racy enough for me compared to an M3, RS4 or C63 that it was competing with. 8 - Running Costs - Tax is £150 a year compared with £580 or so, Insurance for me is £200 a year (ISF was 290) and obvious one is MPG (25+ around town and 40+ on motorway) 9 - The rear seats fold down so managed to blag it as being practical with the wife 10 - Best until last... The Gearbox... It's obviously a manual but it is a joy to use. Things I dislike about the FK8 1 - Noise (or lack of). The turbo spool and dump valve noise is quite cool but nothing compared to a V8. Exhaust note is non existent which is disappointing as there are plenty of cool sounding 4 pots out there (i30N, RS Megane, Golf TCR and so on). Exhaust on the shopping list. 2 - Niggles - Luckily under manufacturers warranty but she is going back in soon due to a few faults (all rain related). The auto wipers don't work, when it rains heavily the collision warning sensors can go off and I noticed condensation in one of the side lights by the front. 1st 2 issues are common faults. She was probably built the day they announced Swindon closing 3 - Interior (seats aside) - Not as plush as the Lexus in terms of materials and feels a bit more fragile than my ISF did. Also not sure I am a fan of the digital dash yet compared to some good old dials . Only one cup holder as well.... I am starting to sound old 🙂 4 - Wheels - 20 inch wheels look cool, but you have to avoid potholes like the plague for risk of cracking a rim. May have to invest in some smaller wheels in future 5 - Engine - It looks like a lawnmower (as in the actual engine). Did I mention lack of noise? It sounds like one as well Regrets 1 - Probably let the ISF go for too little money bearing in mind the price they are on AT but still got a fair amount more than WBAC 2 - I wasn't as bowled over on day 1 with the Civic as I was with the ISF but that was probably due to relief from getting away from the BMW. This was cleared up at Thruxton though where the Civic came into it's own 🙂 3 - The RCF - My buddy with an ISF keeps sending me links to RCF's which are now in budget.... I can't return yet surely 😉 Anyhow... it has been an absolute pleasure owning an ISF. I would buy another one in a heartbeat. In fact, a late one is on my list along with the RCF and GSF as things to replace the Type R with 😉
  4. Thanks buddy. I had someone contact me from the Lexus Facebook group about it when I 1st mentioned it was going. Honda brought forward the date the Type R was available so dropped the price to just above the part ex value as I didn't want it to end up on a forecourt for about 3/4k more than I part ex'd her for. I pick the Type R up at 10am tomorrow 🙂 Dodgy front tyre angle picture was to negotiate new tyres with salesman. They are replacing all four for tomorrow 🙂
  5. She is now sold 😞 Farewell. May be back in the future 🙂
  6. Yep... Pretty sure. As much as that car is a beast, I just fancy something newer, cheaper to run and a bit different to what I have had for 4 years. 2nd longest period I have owned a car. The longest, ironically, was my 1st DC2 Integra Type R.
  7. All subject to test drive.... So may be stuck for a while yet but I am hoping a 2018, 1 owner with 11k on clock isn't a dog. They sound terrible though (as does most things other than a V8+) so exhaust will be needed... Saw this film about overnight parts from Japan... May have to do that 😉
  8. Cheeky C U Next Tuesday. I just need to improve my lap times 😉
  9. You lot 😉 Nah, returning to my Honda roots and going for the FK8 Civic Type R (you know... The one that looks like a Halfords advert). Its subject to me test driving the Civic as I had a social distance viewing at my house today when Honda brought the Type R around mine. I was allowed to get in it, just not drive it as officially they aren't open for sales yet 😉
  10. Time for the ISF to move onto a new owner I hope... I will sort more photo's as soon as I can work out why I am getting upload errors.
  11. Ok... Getting errors uploading more than 1 photo at moment but.... So the time has come to part ways with my beloved Lexus ISF. I have got a decent (IMO) part ex price for her but seeing as the garage I am buying my new car from isn't allowed to officially open until 01/06 then I would like to offer her for sale to an enthusiast as Honda (FK8 Type R incoming) had never heard of an ISF... How may times have we heard that.... I have not been shy about taking her around the Nurburgring. I can honestly say she has never missed a beat in the 3 times she has visited under my ownership. She has never let me down in the 4 and a bit years I have owned her and I know it's a cliche but I always let her warm up before pushing on. So... Good bits 94k miles (low for age) Full Lexus Service History + couple of independent oil changes completed by friends garage. All stamped and receipts for all parts. Last serviced by Lexus at 90k miles Lexus extended warranty until 22/09/20. Roadside assistance extended until 22/12/20 due to Covid-19 MOT - 02/12/20 Brakes/Discs all good. Front tyres 5mm and rear tyres approx. 3mm - Michelin Pilot Sport 4'S' tyres all round in wider size Airbag recall completed Bad bits... I am the 6th owner (albeit for last 4 and a bit years) Stone chips on front bumper along with a scuff (Will be shown in pics) Stone chip on front wing (Will be shown in pics) Wear to drivers seat bolster (Will be shown in pics) Small tears in rear seats from ISOFIX seat fitting 😞 (Will be shown in pics) Scuff on inside of rear passenger door (shown in pics) Mods... Fox Cat back exhaust (original available as well but no fake exhaust tips) HPS Intake Pipe (original included) Toms Drop in Panel filter (original included) RR Racing USRS bushes fitted (originals can be included but are sat on my mechanics shelf) Ferodo DS2500 brake pads at front (Amazing brake pads) Stickers can be included at no extra cost 😉 Pricing to take into account the "Bad bits". I have probably forgotten something so feel free to PM me for more details/questions/contact number/live video presentation and so on. Price - 11k ONO. No time wasters or silly offers please. This will be going regardless on 01/06 in theory 🙂
  12. @Cactus White. All my Type R's have been white (3 Integra's). Yep, styling is Marmite but I liken it to an Apache helicopter. The pilot is flying around worrying about it being ugly 😉
  13. @Cactus to be honest I am looking to get rid of the ISF once all this has blown over. I test drove an FK8 Type R the week before lockdown and fell in love. If I was 100% keeping the ISF then I would be in for this deal so bad timing for me at the moment. Even if you had to pay full whack, you will not be disappointed with an H&S.
  14. If they do, expect to see a low priced Fox exhaust on eBay very soon 😉