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Forum: New Member Introductions   02-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,806
Posted By phlabrasca
Some meh vids...

Some meh vids http://www.youtube.com/user/phlabrasca/videos

Ugh I traded my IS-F in a long time ago , I think I could have probably traded it in this day for the same value too lol. It's holding...
Forum: New Member Introductions   02-06-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,806
Posted By phlabrasca
Well you'll be trading in a depreciating beast...

Well you'll be trading in a depreciating beast for something incredibly reliable, holds value well and a joy to drive. Brakes and tires are high performance, expect to pay up for these. Not much else...
Forum: Performance Modifications   05-14-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By phlabrasca
The Borla exhaust is nice, I had the full cat...

The Borla exhaust is nice, I had the full cat back setup. It's a very clean, deep sound and is significantly louder than stock. It is incredibly loud when cold starting. In over 10k miles driven with...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-27-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,280
Posted By phlabrasca
Damn I made a nice write up for you and my...

Damn I made a nice write up for you and my browser crashed lol...

I'll try to summarize it (I owned an IS-F for 20k miles and currently own an S5 with 1k miles driven, all snow)

S5 > wet, snow,...
Forum: General Discussion   12-24-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,007
Posted By phlabrasca
To be honest there's like maybe 4-5 situations in...

To be honest there's like maybe 4-5 situations in the year where the AWD is REALLY necessary in Chicago. Audis do have more problems than Lexus, that's a given, but thus far I've had none. I could...
Forum: General Discussion   12-23-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,007
Posted By phlabrasca
I live in Chicago. Had to ditch the IS-F for an...

I live in Chicago. Had to ditch the IS-F for an Audi S5. I really do miss the IS-F in many aspects, but the S5 in terms of daily driving and "performance when you NEED it" is much more reasonable....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   08-12-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,343
Posted By phlabrasca
Negotiating room on exotic cars

Hey guys I know of you own exotics, I was wondering if anybody knew about how much negotiating room there is... Last year I negotiated F final sale price down 10% from the online price. I plan on...
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-01-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By phlabrasca
looks badass, I like what you did with the F!

looks badass, I like what you did with the F!
Forum: General Discussion   07-09-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,631
Posted By phlabrasca
Still gotta be careful with ONR. I use it too....

Still gotta be careful with ONR. I use it too. The dirt will cling right to the mitt, have a hose running and use a nozzle on the mitt to get all the dirt off, a seperate bucket wont do the trick...
Forum: General Discussion   07-09-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,631
Posted By phlabrasca
Gonna look beautiful, the problem is keeping it...

Gonna look beautiful, the problem is keeping it that way. Good luck with future washing, I'm ever so careful on my USB but just can't avoid small micro scratches.

For an LSP you might want to...
Forum: General Discussion   07-09-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,631
Posted By phlabrasca
Um I'm not sure if the black has a clear coat or...

Um I'm not sure if the black has a clear coat or not... I know some older model Lexus cars did not come with clear coat on the black.

Look into it. I googled "lexus is black clearcoat" and found...
Forum: Appearance / Body Modifications   06-27-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,186
Posted By phlabrasca
I apply Meguiars Gold Class conditioner, have 35%...

I apply Meguiars Gold Class conditioner, have 35% tints, and always put a windshield sunblocker thing up. I've had the car for a year, and in two summers in the sun the drivers seat is starting to...
Forum: General Discussion   06-25-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,220
Posted By phlabrasca
$1200 is for new brakes and rotors at my...

$1200 is for new brakes and rotors at my dealership. You can save by buying the parts yourself and then take it to a Toyota dealership. I suggest the hawk performance ceramic pads so you don't pit...
Forum: General Discussion   06-24-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,174
Posted By phlabrasca
That's quite a list of cars! The IS-F will...

That's quite a list of cars! The IS-F will certainly offer some unique qualities. No tuning available yet. We are all anxiously awaiting a supercharger build from Elite... And some more transparency...
Forum: General Discussion   06-24-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By phlabrasca
A Ford is still a Ford. It's not a luxury lineup...

A Ford is still a Ford. It's not a luxury lineup and it's certainly not in the league of Lexus, however it's clear that they have stepped up their game. They still have a cheap interior, a cheap...
Forum: General Discussion   06-23-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By phlabrasca
Sounds awesome, you are in for a real treat. I...

Sounds awesome, you are in for a real treat. I don't have the Joe Z exhaust, but I do have the Borla catback and did the intake flap mod, and since then have not really been needing that ML system...
Forum: General Discussion   06-23-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By phlabrasca
I wish I knew this as well, which is why I...

I wish I knew this as well, which is why I decided to warn this guy... But now that I have it I'll never get rid of it, its the highlight of my day, nearly every day.
Forum: General Discussion   06-23-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By phlabrasca
You can't justify an audiophile quality sound...

You can't justify an audiophile quality sound system paired with a premium display with navigation, dvd playback, backup camera(worth every penny), along with many other luxuries.

...Yet you can...
Forum: General Discussion   06-22-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,128
Posted By phlabrasca
I've seen a few used IS-Fs sell without...

I've seen a few used IS-Fs sell without navigation systems before. If pricing is a concern with you at all, I just wouldn't consider the IS-F. Brakes/Rotors are quoted 1+ and tires well over 1k+ at...
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   06-12-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,931
Posted By phlabrasca
Here's the final picture, still have pictures to...

Here's the final picture, still have pictures to add... It only has 1 coat of Blackfire Wet Diamond, still needs another coat along with a final coat of wax:...
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   06-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,931
Posted By phlabrasca
I'll tell you right now that the chip repair...

I'll tell you right now that the chip repair isn't perfect, which may have been the result of my poor application, but it appears to have dried in a much darker pigment. The car is getting detailed...
Forum: General Discussion   06-10-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,792
Posted By phlabrasca
Haha... Such an awesome car. Moving with Z06 and...

Haha... Such an awesome car. Moving with Z06 and other "hot rods" yet you have a 4 door luxury automatic sedan. Love it.
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   06-10-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,931
Posted By phlabrasca
$90 per wheel, took 4 hours for 4 wheels, he came...

$90 per wheel, took 4 hours for 4 wheels, he came out with a trailer, took the wheels off, brought them in his trailer, did all the work and put them back on.

I've completed the chip repair as...
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   06-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,931
Posted By phlabrasca
I can't notice, took a close look in the sun...

I can't notice, took a close look in the sun today. A much needed detail is coming Saturday.
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   06-09-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,931
Posted By phlabrasca
How long did you wait for them to cure? I'm...

How long did you wait for them to cure? I'm afraid of driving while the roads are wet, I want to give it some time.
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