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The world's worst LS400. COME GET IT DOME!

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#61 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 10:41 PM

I still think the e60 looks very smart considering the age on them now.
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Posted 14 November 2016 - 10:56 PM

I still think the e60 looks like Dame Edna Everidge with those headlights.


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#63 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:23 PM

If that's true, given I like Saab 9-5's (including the Dame Edna version) I guess it about sums up my taste in cars!
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:14 AM

Aye Big JohnK has upgraded to an E60 BMW 525d Auto (that I actually bought for myself so this is the second car he's pinched off me) and I got the Lexus back in part ex-

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I've been using the Lexus for the last week or so and put about 600 miles on her until I dropped it at WW's tonight and it's a much better car than the BMW. I've got tabs on some later LS430's on my eBay watch list...


Apparently the LS430s can be a bit more electrical faily than the older LS400s. However, they're probably still rock solid. There are a few about for shed money, but they're utterly hanging and you'd need big brass bollocks!
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:23 AM

Is there gonna be a bit of gang warfare between the Scottish Volvo Mafia and the emergence of the Scottish Lexus Yakuza?

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 11:51 AM

The only battlefields are Crail and Knockhill.
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:55 PM

The only battlefields are Crail and Knockhill.

They're a shite battlefield for a Volvo. I nominate Ikea and a Council Tip for the Volvo battlefields.

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

Is there gonna be a bit of gang warfare between the Scottish Volvo Mafia and the emergence of the Scottish Lexus Yakuza?

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The Volvo Mafia ruled Scotland, but now the Lexus Yakuza have taken control of Aberdeen & the North East...


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 05:02 PM

I had an LS430, without doubt, the best car I've ever owned.


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 05:13 PM

Oh yes, a V8 auto bit of luxury should be just the thing for a N.E. winter! I presume some sideways japes are a given....

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:24 PM

Oh yes, a V8 auto bit of luxury should be just the thing for a N.E. winter! I presume some sideways japes are a given....

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Och aye!

Maybe I shouldn't sell the Xantia just yet... Meeeh, fuck it!
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:39 PM

I do find myself wondering if Toyota RAV4 steel wheels would fit, if I could find some with mud and snow tyres fitted already...

Actually, wheels and tyres from a Land Cruiser would probably have a more appropriate load rating.


After some extensive* ebay research, it may be possible. This LS400 uses 225/60/16 tyres, while the RAV4 uses 215/70/16 tyres. Pretty damn close! Now to keep an eye out for some steelies with mud/snow tyres.
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:49 PM

There's some on the 'Weardale Noticeboard' on facebook, though I'm not sure they'd fit in the Toledo when 3 1/2 up when we're travelling north next.


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:02 PM

Aye, but 235/65/17 is somewhat bigger than 225/60/16!
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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:21 PM

Sorry! I was sure they had been 16s but obviously not!


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:22 PM

Sorry! I was sure they had been 16s but obviously not!


I'm just amazed at the size of wheels a mk2 RAV4 uses. I guess I need some from a mk1.
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:11 PM

Amazing how much car you can get for so little money!



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:28 PM

Somebody over on RR informed me that I can cut big holes in the air box and make it sound like this:



I know what I'm doing on Saturday!
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:37 PM

Is there gonna be a bit of gang warfare between the Scottish Volvo Mafia and the emergence of the Scottish Lexus Yakuza?

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too late :D

 

The only battlefields are Crail and Knockhill.

 

M6 south

The Volvo Mafia ruled Scotland, but now the Lexus Yakuza have taken control of Aberdeen & the North East...

only nae fecker wants to go up their :P


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:21 PM

I know what I'm doing on Saturday!

 

All that noise below 10mph!


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:10 PM

All that noise below 10mph!


I do like the quality* edit of the speedometer in the video. :D
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:24 PM

Barry!
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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:35 AM

With an LS400, you need the right balance for the sound it makes.

 

Mine is fine enough when going around town, unless you boot it up letting the V8 sing and letting onlookers looking for something much different! :D Only hit that it's not the original exhaust & it's making that sound is if you spotted it's not the original exhaust's. 

 

That said, since Supernaut is using his more "For the lulz" than as a luxury cruiser, I actually can't wait to hear it...


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:09 AM

They're a shite battlefield for a Volvo. I nominate Ikea and a Council Tip for the Volvo battlefields.

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:55 AM

Somebody over on RR informed me that I can cut big holes in the air box and make it sound like this:



I know what I'm doing on Saturday!

 

And when the novelty has worn off a week later, you'll be searching for an air box made from unobtainium.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 11:32 AM

And when the novelty has worn off a week later, you'll be searching for an air box made from unobtainium.


Well, I figured I could just remove the front half of the airbox and hold the filter in place somehow, thus not damaging the front cover of the airbox.

I also have a massive barry cone filter sitting about that I could try as a temporary measure...

I also reckon the novelty won't wear off for me, because V8, and I'm a massive child. :D
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Posted 17 November 2016 - 11:34 AM

Love how the speedo on the video doesn't barely move!

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:47 PM

I have autoshite dealer stickers for this.
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Posted 17 November 2016 - 02:48 PM

Awesome purchase. Didn't realise these could still be had so cheap.

 

I've had the Mercs, BMWs and Jag, but need to try the Japanese option.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:21 PM

I have autoshite dealer stickers for this.


YYEEEEEESSSSS!
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