Connor2x4

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    Connor
  • Lexus Model
    LS400
  • Year of Lexus
    1998
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Nottinghamshire

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  1. I'm not here to rain on the party but, those rear discs look heavily scored, they should have been replaced aswell as the pads. Also, shouldn't this be in the build thread section?
  2. So after a trip around Europe, through France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia, its time for the LS400 to go 😞 The car has already been returned to standard but just been to busy to post everything consistently on here. I've gone for a Toyota Chaser, Import due to arrive end of August / beginning of September! Just want to say thanks to all who have inputted, read or enjoyed this thread, and I'd like to upload some pictures of my Wörthersee trip! Thank you
  3. Thanks so much for posting that! I had a quick look on that video but didnt see myself at first glance. Theres been a few extra things added since I last posted here and this thread is well overdue an update. I'm due to drive it to Wörthersee in Austria next week, I'll definitely have updated it by then I hope! EDIT: I've just seen the video is part 2 and uploaded earlier today, I only looked at part 1! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. They must have been really loose, whenever mine have been slightly loose you can feel a faint hum at any speed through the steering wheel. Also the tyre and wheel are two different things dont forget! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. I had a similar problem once and it was down to those carrier bolts. It was like a slight clunky everytime I pressed the pedal at around those speeds. I personally found it quite difficult to get the torque required on the bolts when it was jacked up, on the 400 I'm sure its about 88NM. If you have a torque wrench and can wait till tomorrow I'm happy to find the correct torque setting for these bolts and its something you can eliminate from the equation Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. You need to specify when it happens, asking generic questions is going to give you generic answers. Does it only knock when you press the brake? Does it do it when you let off the brake? When you push hard/soft? I'm guessing it's only happening when your pressing on the brake at speed (10/15mph+) I would suggest double checking that you have tightened the carrier bolts to the hub, as these do need to be really tight. If that's not the case you'll need to report back after a short test drive and put down the specifics as to when the knocking occurs. Hope this helps Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. Wow nearly 6 months since my last post! Apologies for not keeping this up to date, one thing leads to another and before you know it mods have been done but lots of time has passed! I'm glad to say I've finally gotten air ride on my car and working! It drives incredibly well and very comfortable and I think looks the dogs bits when it's fully aired out! I've also now gotten a proper debadged front grill, interior lace set, oem sunroof deflector (still got 2 spare for sale aswell :o ) I believe I've had the wooden steering wheel since my last post also, aswell as a set of oem jdm floor mats to match. The retrofit headlights are also finally done and on the car! So close to completion and I'm very pleased with the outcome It really has been a busy few months and here's a few pictures to enjoy! [Edit: it's a shame the tapatalk app ruins the quality of these pictures, if you want some higher res ones, drop me a follow on Instagram! Connor2x4] Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. Not low enough [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  9. Thats fair enough, I just know alot of people go for whatever the car came with on the factory, no matter the cost and even if there are massive upgrades available for the same price. I once heard a story of a customer who insisted on having an oem catalytic converter for his fiat punto at £600 rather than an £80 replacement! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  10. If the air struts were to fail, would replace like for like or adjustable coilovers? (Might I add there are kits for fully adjustable air ride, that's what I'm currently building. A company makes air springs that are a direct placement for bc coilovers springs, just am using my own management system) Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  11. I went with the rates they had, which I believe was 12kg front 8kg rear, or the other way round I cannot remember which Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  12. But would you rather have an expensive set of oem air struts or go for a brand new set with fully adjustable height? Which and why? Just out of curiosity Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  13. Thank you, I've seen a few posts now where 430 owners have either replaced their standard air suspension at astronomical costs or paid Lexus prices for single parts of the suspension setup, just wish I was able to offer this advice to them sooner, hopefully it'll help a few :) Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  14. Yep, set of four I got on sale for £670. They were on sale think normal price £749 Most people will refer to adjustable coilovers as simply coilovers. However coilovers are already on most cars (as it's just a coil spring over the strut) they just aren't adjustable. So yes your right in saying the only difference is the adjustability (and that many people refer to them as simply coilovers) You can request whatever spring rates you like and can set them up to the standard ride height if you wish, just ensure that there is enough thread in the bottom of the shock absorber strut (the amount I believe is included in the instructions) The 30 way adjusting is brilliant. I have it set 10 from the softest and to say I'm running my Mk4 low on 19" wheels and runflats, it's much comfier than you'd expect! I can only imagine on the original wheels and stock ride height with the dampness set to very soft you'd retain that original Lexus feel [emoji41] Hope this helps! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  15. Bc coilovers come with a 30 way adjustable damp rate and have fully adjustable ride height and spring rates can be set. I have a set on my mk4 and love them Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk