Spec

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    IS-F
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    2013
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    Victoria
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    5001 to 10,000
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  1. Wanted IS-F

    I guess it depends on which one you're looking at. Perhaps the dealer's car has higher mileage or maybe not in as good condition.
  2. The BT stack is bit odd - there's a pairing sequence that is initiated when 2 devices have to pair, and sometimes the timing of this results in failure. Here's what I recommend you do - - If you have ever connected the Samsung S5 to this car before, try removing the link first. Also remove all other phones listed there which are no longer in use and make sure that there is at least 1 space available to store a new phone - If the phone was removed in step above, switch off and restart the car (just ACC mode is fine, no need to start the engine) - Switch on bluetooth on phone and then 'long press' the BT icon, under paired devices, remove all that are not relevant - Switch off BT on phone - On car screen, from the phone menu, select add phone - this forces the car to broadcast the BT availability and wait for pin, immediately after this, turn on BT on the phone, the car device should be visible and you can try to pair it. Sometimes during this you'll get a popup on the phone stating that the car wants to pair with PIN 'XXXXX'. Depends on if the phone makes the connection or the car does. Once done, click accept on the phone first, then on the car screen Alternatively, you may also see a message on the phone stating that the car wants to access Phonebook and messages - you'll need to allow this.
  3. Wanted IS-F

    Zukzuk - Message sent
  4. For Sale: Lexus 2010 ISF - MY 2011

    Bump - Price updated
  5. Tyre noobie

    265/35 vs 255/35 - There is a difference - I notice that it slips less on 2nd gear in wet conditions. Also the ride is a bit more softer. AS BLK says - 255/40 in the front will not work. Essentially, the tyre you choose should not have more than 15mm rolling dia difference to the original spec. In the front, stock is 225/40 and a 255/35 will be 1.5mm smaller in dia, which is ok. a 255/40 will be 24mm difference, that's unlikely to pass road worthy. In the rear, stock is 255/35 and a 265/35 is 7mm diff and a 275/30 is 13.5mm diff. a 285/30 rear will be better at 7.5mm difference, but it won't fit the stock rims - BLK should be ok, since he's got aftermarket rims.
  6. Tyre noobie

    Yes, this is normal - the steering was tuned for 225 width tyres, at 245, it will feel heavy and quite noticeable at slow speeds under 10kph. On the hills though, it feels really nice with all that grip on the front, it feels nice and planted.
  7. Tyre noobie

    yeah, these will be fine. At 265/35 the rear will feel a bit more softer (since the air cushion is increased using this profile compared to 255/35 stock). The front is significantly better in the fast sweepers and corners, but steering will feel a bit odd at very slow speeds 5-10kph like during turning in and out of a driveway or parking.
  8. Tyre noobie

    Stock setup is: Front - 225/40 R19 Rear - 255/35 R19 Michelin PS3 should be just over 300 per corner, Michelin PSS would be closer to 350 each You could also opt for Continental CS3 which should be around 300. If you want more grip, go 245/35 on front and 265/35 on rear. The extra rear width helps a bit with power traction in the wet and wider front is much better in the hills. There will be a slight difference in the speedometer indicated speed - on stock mine was off by 4kph, now it's off by only 1 kph.
  9. Probably will :) My preference was not to mod my car - especially on the exhaust. Lexus gave this exhaust to Yamaha to tune the sound; I think it's got a very good balance in terms of tone and loudness. It's just enough that you can hear it even when cruising and remind you that it's there should you wish to push that pedal. I've heard a few aftermarket ones; not a fan of the additional drone; takes away from the luxury when cruising. Driving spirited on the roads; I don't think this car needs more power, so no Intakes and exhausts - needs wider tyres and could loose a little weight. I've gone wider with tyres and it has made a difference on my drives through the hills. If I were to track this, I probably would have gone Intake, exhaust and front splitter & rear diffuser; but on the road, for what I use it for, these additions don't make sense.
  10. Gday all.

    welcome... These cars are quite reliable, I think Toyota uses bin parts which have least amount of issues from the other cars they make... Interesting about the Audi - I had a A4 B7 and never had any issues with it - it was a 2L Turbo S-line; and I used to give it a lot of juice from the right foot. The only thing I had to replace on it was the driver's side window regulator which I strongly suspect was because of a really bad 20k drive on rough terrain which I should have turned back instead of attempting. The plastic housing broke and only option was to replace the whole unit - since no one makes these small parts anymore.
  11. I've got mine listed for sale - My11 though. In Vic, so might save you on some of the transport costs - or drive down as well. http://au.lexusownersclub.com/forums/topic/13817-for-sale-lexus-2010-isf-my-2011/
  12. For Sale: Lexus 2010 ISF - MY 2011

    Bump - Let's see if I can get an End of year offer. Car has just been serviced at Lexus.
  13. when driving an IS-F there's no such thing as too far I've done great alpine road on my motorbike this Easter - it was awesome; got lucky with some fantastic weather as well. It does need an overnight stay though so that you're fresh when you drive/ride that road; stay up in Bright or Omeo and then drive the next day. Well worth it. Even the road up from Bright to Hotham and all the way to Omeo is fun. All summer roads though...
  14. Yeah, I've done a bigger loop on the same route - Yarra Gelen - Healesville -> Alexandra -> Mansfield -> Whitfield -> Milawa Then return partially via the freeway and exit at between Euroa - Broadford depending on traffic. Generally not good for long weekends though as the whole section between yea - mansfield is a shocker.