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  1. What was removed and what was fitted in their place! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. I would imagine so but be careful as there are a lot of trim differences between the 2. The 400 generally had silver inserts where most 300 models had wood trim etc. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. Beautiful car! I do like these but must admit, I'm not a fan of the price tag! I would need to sell a few more tyres to afford one. I really didn't like driving the shape after mine as it just felt bland and wasn't expecting to like the new one but drove one a few months ago and absolutely fell in love with the Lexus brand again! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. Just wipe a little bit of grease around the rubber. It may just have gone dry. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  5. I do also on occasion have rock music playing through them! A bit of Kansas, Queen, Metallica, Nirvana, the Eagles etc. I love all types of music but it's the progressive nature of electronic music that takes me on a journey!! I do tend to listen to different genres of music depending upon my mood. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you very much!! If it's not loud, it's not worth listening to!! The Mark Levinson setup always sounded half decent for this type of music but I felt it was lacking bass so thinking about using 6.5" house speaker woofers in the doors if they turn out to be 8 ohm... Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Herbie, no markings, just a part number that I can look up online and get conflicting information about. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  8. So I spent most of the afternoon yesterday replacing the N/S door mirror on my 2004 Lexus Rx300 that was booted off by some p!$$ head a few weeks ago and decided that while I had the door card off, now was a good time to replace the blown Mark Levinson front door speakers that have been farting at me for months thanks to my love of rather loud dance music. I already had backing plates to change the speaker size to 6.5" as there are some much better quality low wattage speakers available in that size to go with a standard head unit, modified the wiring to suit the new speakers, put everything back together and she sounded absolutely amazing! ...for about 10 minutes... Just as I pulled up to my workshop, feeling rather pleased with myself, a bass drop happened in the JFK PaSSion set I was streaming and my drivers door speaker started making a horrendous noise with smoke bellowing out of it!!! So my question is, before I spend even more money on speakers, does anyone know the specs of the original ML door speakers, what wattage and resistance they are so I can replace with something as close to the originals as possible. I think I read somewhere that the ML setup is 8 ohm, I used 4 ohm speakers as almost all car stereo setups are 4 ohm so maybe this is the problem. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. I suspect it is not going to last as long as a genuine one hence the need to stock a couple. But if I get a couple of years out of each one for a tenner, I'll quite happily keep changing them out!! ;) Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. Just a quick update, it's been a couple of months now since this fix and the £9.95 ebay sensor is working perfectly!! Definitely going to order more of these to keep to one side ready for the next failure!! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. I spoke to Brian on Monday, what a fantastic bloke, very knowledgeable and helpful. Stripped the top mounts off Monday afternoon, packed them and posted them Tuesday morning from the Isle of Man to his workshop at Orchard Engineering in Gloucestershire. He emailed the invoice, sent me a text once he had recieved the parts on Wednesday, I sent payment once he had seen them to make sure they could be done, and they were back with me, on the Isle of Man by 10:30am today (Thursday). Not only were the new bearings fitted but he had also given them a splash of paint!! So impressed with the speed, price and quality of the job, a real breath of fresh air!! Would highly recommend Orchard Engineering for top mount repairs, I'm still astounded at the 3 days from start to finish... to and from the Isle of Man... we can't even get a phone call back from companies on this Island in that time frame!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. As a tyre dealer and a Blacklion agent, I would use Blacklion over Three-A all day long. That is purely due to them being a better all round tyre. Also don't hold too much stock into the ratings as Chinese manufacturers are self regulated on these figures and they're not really chased and checked on. As for the Three-A's, there a run of the mill tyre, nothing wrong with them and they have a fairly chunky tread pattern but if you want to get really good value for money, I have to shout from the hilltops once again just how good a tyre the Jinyu YS82 is!! I have been using them for over a year now on my RX300 and they are phenomenal!! I would use Jinyu over the likes of Dunlop and Goodyear all day long, I personally think they are a far superior tyre and not just because of the cost!! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  13. Also seems to do something to the rear diff when slowing down to prevent the car from spinning out. Used it in thick snow a couple of years ago and was amazed by the difference it made, even on crap tyres the car felt planted!!! Press the button, witchcraft and wizardry happened and the car transformed into a go anywhere beast!! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. I am currently in the process of fixing mine for the same reason. The bearing in the passenger side top mount has completely disintegrated (see picture) so I have just removed them and am sending them through to Brian at Orchard Engineering to have the bearing replaced. He has quoted £60 each plus postage to send them back. The job of removing them is a damn site more simple than I originally imagined, I have just removed them both in under an hour, in the rain, (it always takes longer if it's raining) on axle stands. I didn't even have to remove the wheels to do it! Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. I have decided to beat the thieves by removing my own catalytic converter from my RX and running a stainless custom made exhaust. As we don't have MOT's on the Isle of Man and no emissions testing, this will not be a problem. To be honest, the car has 3 catalytic converters as standard so will be leaving 2 in place and just removing the 3rd. And if I'm being brutally honest, we don't have that kind of crime here either so I'm just looking for excuses to have a custom exhaust made for my baby. IT PAYS TO STAY VIGILANT!!!! [emoji12][emoji12][emoji12] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk