Rusty Crobar

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About Rusty Crobar

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  • First Name
    Russell
  • Lexus Model
    Isf
  • Year of Lexus
    2010
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cardiff
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  1. That is a shame, it presumably doesn't stop us meeting there but does mean there would be no cake 😭
  2. Rusty Crobar

    Wider tyres on ISF: review

    19s. Half an inch bigger all round than standard.
  3. Rusty Crobar

    ISF brake pads

    I had yellowstuff pads until recently and they were great, I never got any fade even after 10 laps of Mallory park (I did 4 stints too so actually around 40 laps in total plus a two hour drive home with no issues at all). I've recently switched to stoptech and they feel just as good and are very quiet. They look quite thin compared to the yellowstuff pads though so not sure how long they will last!
  4. Rusty Crobar

    Wider tyres on ISF: review

    Yes, the standard wheels always look a bit undernourished! I've got 3mm spacers on the front now and 6mm on the rear which helps a bit.
  5. Rusty Crobar

    Wider tyres on ISF: review

    Japan racing JR21s. Since the picture was taken I've had them refurbished with Porsche grey barrels and diamond cut faces. Totally unique but impossible to photograph properly! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Wider tyres on ISF: review

    The old ones will be for sale soon 😉
  7. I bought my ISF 2 years ago with standard wheels and pretty worn Michelin PSS's in the standard sizes. I didn't push the car too much in those days but the front end would let go before the back. I then bought new wheels and fitted wider Michelin PS4s, 275mm rear tyres and massive 255 fronts. They transformed the car, the back end wouldn't get unstuck even with extreme provocation, even in the wet. The front tyres created a lot more resistance through the steering wheel and felt really meaty. They did tramline more though and catch on the arch liner when reversing. For pure performance they were great but looking back I think they were too grippy for a road car. I've just had the standard wheels refinished at Flat Out Alloys in cardiff. They suggested using Mini graphite paint with a Matt clear coat. I went for Goodyear F1s as they were nearly £200 cheaper than Michelins. I've gone back to the standard 255 rear tyre size but stayed with a slightly wider 245 fronts. My hunch is this combo is perfect for road use, less understeer and a playful rear end. I'll let you know how I get on!
  8. I've read that the right hand header is prone to cracking, especially as the miles go up. As mine is over 100k miles now I am thinking of preparing for the worst. The cost of the American options are too much for me right now so interested in any alternatives 👍
  9. Gorgeous. I'm tempted to sell the ISF and get a land cruiser but they're so expensive! Don't tell anyone but I've really been enjoying driving my wife's new Chelsea tractor, a Hyundai santa fe diesel. It's not fast but perfectly suited to relaxed driving on our lumpy roads. Plus it has a heated steering wheel to warm my delicate office worker hands [emoji1787] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  10. Rusty Crobar

    100k Service ISF

    I don't think there is a filter for the gearbox. Personally I think 100k miles is a lot for any sort of fluid so I'd recommend changing it. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. Rusty Crobar

    100k Service ISF

    Well it is pampered with no expensive spared but yes, 10,000 miles a year of commuting, family duties and, um, recreational driving would break most old performance cars. Not an F car though... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Rusty Crobar

    100k Service ISF

    I'm north of 115k miles and counting! Last service included gearbox oil change, new radiator hoses, sparkplugs and water pump so it was over £1000 at an independent garage. I'm not sure all isf's need all of these things doing at this age but my car has a hard life and I don't know the service history in detail so played it safe! My car just seems to get better with age, unlike me [emoji16] Got the next service in October so fingers crossed it is cheaper this time! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. Rusty Crobar

    2008 ISF suspension options

    I have BC coilovers, not sure what spring rates they are but they give a very comfortable ride. Mine are too soft for track work and I've heard that Pete's set up is the best set up without spending mega bucks. He has BC coilovers but with swift springs. I'm actually hoping he'll sell me his if he decides to upgrade as mine are coming to the end of their life. In my experience bc's only last a couple of years being daily driven on our rough roads but they are pretty cheap so it's just another maintenance cost to me. RR racing do the best coilovers. They have proper race spec penske ones if you have deep pockets or these slightly cheaper ones for road and track: https://www.rr-racing.com/v/mobile/product.asp?productid=isxfsu0001 These are the ones I really want but you have to get them shipped from America and pay the import tax [emoji17] Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  14. I've always thought the paddles are far too short but the airbag safety issue would explain why. I find 9-3 comfortable but @Big Rat made me swear on pain of death to always use 10-2, so that's what I do now!
  15. It looks good, like a really good OEM one. Shame about the grips, even if they were comfortable it prevents a 10-2 driving position 🤔