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Forum: General Discussion   02-07-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,652
Posted By ChrisH
I would also have to lean towards the M3, but...

I would also have to lean towards the M3, but only with the following conditions:

1. Price to purchase is no problem
2. Price to maintain is no problem
3. I have someone on staff to take care...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   02-07-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,205
Posted By ChrisH
Hey...you love your wife/girlfriend right? But...

Hey...you love your wife/girlfriend right? But that doesn't mean that you can't look at (insert supermodel/actress here) and enjoy the view.

Just don't touch... :)
Forum: Brakes/Suspension/Chassis   01-09-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 51,384
Posted By ChrisH
Pictures! Did you take any DIY Pictures? :) ...

Pictures! Did you take any DIY Pictures? :)

Also, do you have an URL to where you can buy those pads?
Forum: Brakes/Suspension/Chassis   12-21-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 51,384
Posted By ChrisH
I too am interested in how the aftermarket pads...

I too am interested in how the aftermarket pads perform. Having just had my front's replaced for $700+ at the dealer (see my other threads for why this was necessary), I am reluctant to go with the...
Forum: Brakes/Suspension/Chassis   12-04-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,821
Posted By ChrisH
New front pads, plus a resurface on the front...

New front pads, plus a resurface on the front rotors, plus labor...$730.

The look on my face when they said "no charge" ... priceless.

The look on my face next time when I have to pay out of...
Forum: Brakes/Suspension/Chassis   12-03-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,821
Posted By ChrisH
I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of...

I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of track time on those pads.
Forum: Brakes/Suspension/Chassis   12-02-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,821
Posted By ChrisH
So I had to take my IS-F in to the dealer today...

So I had to take my IS-F in to the dealer today with a grinding noise coming from the brakes. Turns out I wore the pads down with only 4200 miles on them. Yes, the car has been to the track a...
Forum: General Discussion   12-01-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By ChrisH
I've been to 135-140 on the track at Daytona and...

I've been to 135-140 on the track at Daytona and didn't notice it at all. Of course, I was busy trying to setup for my next braking point so my mind wasn't really focused on the hood... :)
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-04-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By ChrisH
Well, we get kind of cranky every so often, but...

Well, we get kind of cranky every so often, but it's rare... :)

The IS-F is a good choice for a really nice daily driver, and the occasional track day. Plus Lexus reliability and service are...
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   11-04-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By ChrisH
And here was a little off-road drama in the...

And here was a little off-road drama in the infield. The track was pretty damp, and got on the power a little too early. :)

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Forum: Picture / Media Posts   11-04-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By ChrisH
One lap of Daytona

Got to track the IS-F at Daytona this past weekend. Here is one of the laps.

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Forum: Lexus F Polls   10-28-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,740,487
Posted By ChrisH
40 years old My first car was a 1976 Ford...

40 years old

My first car was a 1976 Ford Granada. Primer grey with one white fender. My Cars Since then:

78 VW Rabbit
74 Chevy Impala
86 Hyundai
89 Nissan Stanza
92 Honda Accord
94...
Forum: General Discussion   10-28-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By ChrisH
Glad to have you join the forum, and do keep us...

Glad to have you join the forum, and do keep us posted.

I have a question about all these mods though. How will they affect your factory warranty?
Forum: Brakes/Suspension/Chassis   10-19-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,553
Posted By ChrisH
Wow...$8K is a LOT to pay for that kit. It would...

Wow...$8K is a LOT to pay for that kit. It would have to be a significant increase in performance to justify that price.
Forum: General Discussion   10-19-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,757
Posted By ChrisH
I am also in the range. I have a pretty short...

I am also in the range. I have a pretty short commute, and it's all secondary roads, so my mileage is not that good to begin with (17-18mpg).
Forum: General Discussion   10-07-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 50
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Views: 10,366
Posted By ChrisH
130-135 on the back straight at Sebring Intl...

130-135 on the back straight at Sebring Intl Raceway. Problem is that you are so focused on when you need to start braking for the turn, that you forget to check the speedo. Plus, you have to run...
Forum: Performance Modifications   10-07-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,714
Posted By ChrisH
I am looking for an answer to this question too,...

I am looking for an answer to this question too, so I'm tagging on to this thread. From what research I have done so far, you can fit 18" wheels on the IS-F and still clear the brakes, but I have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   10-07-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,481
Posted By ChrisH
Customer Support Operations Manager for a...

Customer Support Operations Manager for a software company.
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-27-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,939
Posted By ChrisH
So just to verify this, you can put 18's on and...

So just to verify this, you can put 18's on and still clear the brakes? I want to get a set of track tires and wheels, and 19's are just WAY to expensive, and decent track tires aren't even...
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   09-27-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By ChrisH
Thanks, it's always a lot of fun. I have done it...

Thanks, it's always a lot of fun. I have done it enough times now that I am working on the more advanced skills (Trail braking, Turn in, hitting the right apex, etc) so the speed picks up...
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   09-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By ChrisH
Thanks, and yes, a helmet is required. I used to...

Thanks, and yes, a helmet is required. I used to wear a closed face one, but realized that since I was already in the car, I could use an open face one. The instructor and I both had intercoms so...
Forum: Picture / Media Posts   09-26-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By ChrisH
Sebring Video

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Forum: General Discussion   09-25-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,242
Posted By ChrisH
Traction Control off

I know I could look this up in the manual, but I thought I would post it here so everyone could see.

I tried turning off the traction control the other day, but it didn't seem to stay off. The...
Forum: General Discussion   09-25-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,634
Posted By ChrisH
Welcome to the site. Most of us here are...

Welcome to the site. Most of us here are converts from another brand, even though I have had other Lexus models before (ES, GS, GX, SC), this one beats them all.

Find a way to get in some track...
Forum: Performance Modifications   09-23-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,812
Posted By ChrisH
Maybe Porsche has worked out the temp issues, but...

Maybe Porsche has worked out the temp issues, but BMW still has some work to do in that department. :rolleyes:



Agreed, there isn't a lot of room. Might need to put a large bump in the hood...
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