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Lexus LX 470, SUV
#1425 of 1474 LEXUS LX 470 TIRES
Sep 26, 2007 (11:08 pm)
Looking to replace OC Dunlops after less than 24,000 mls.
Any recommendations ? Any experience with NITTO 404?
#1426 of 1474 Re: LEXUS LX 470 TIRES [alexanderk]
Sep 27, 2007 (8:32 am)
Michalin MTX? I'm at 144,000 and still have a lot (20,000+ miles) left on my third set. 55-60k out of each set.
#1427 of 1474 Re: LEXUS LX 470 TIRES [alexanderk]
Oct 18, 2007 (2:49 pm)
I am on the same boat , just went past 22000 miles and these Dunlops are ready to bite the dust.
Michelin is my only choice , but my only question would be which one ?
#1428 of 1474 LX470 Catalytic Converter Problem
Mar 04, 2008 (11:27 am)
I got my 2000 LX470 and was told by dealer that there is issue with the CAT.
It makes rattling sound around 2000 RPM or so and disappear beyond that.
LEXUS service thinks it's the honeycomb in the CAT getting loose and floating around that makes the sound.
The estimate to replace is about $ 2000 at LEXUS.
He suggested to go to Midas for around $ 180-200 ??
Does this sound about right?
Why so much different in price? Is there different quality in the product?
I know nothing about car except that I am not ready to chill out $2000 for this problem.
What other alternative things I can do to fix the problem? I am not even sure if it is really the CAT? Suggestions? Thoughts?
#1429 of 1474 Re: weird wind noise [louie6]
Apr 28, 2008 (4:08 am)
I have had noise in the front drivers seat of my 2007 LX470. Like a rumbling annoying wind noise. I have taken it to the dealership. They tried to fix it, but because the noise is "normal". They are saying they have done all they can. They tell me all LX470s have this annoying noise. My noise is inconsistent so it is difficult to pinpoint. The noise can happen at 50 to 60 miles in cruise mode.
#1430 of 1474 Re: weird wind noise [moon21100]
Apr 29, 2008 (5:55 am)
I think they are feeding you a line of bull. Ask to drive other 2007s to see if they have the same noise, etc. then see what they come up with. Good luck.
#1431 of 1474 Rear Brakes on LX470
May 07, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Has anyone done the rear brakes on a LX470?? I am thinking about doing it myself. Is it worth it? Or is it a total Pain in the rear?? I have always done my own brakes with no problems on all of my American made cars. But my Passatt had to be towed in shamefully!! Was hoping someone could tell me what I am in for?
#1432 of 1474 Oil change & 30k service $
Jun 12, 2008 (4:37 pm)
i have an 05 lx470.
i've been doing the normal every 3k miles service on oil, or oil blend.
should i continue like this, or every 5k miles?
also, is $1086 a fair price for the 30k service done at a lexus dealer (westminster, ca)? from reading this board, it seems the 30k mile services are the important ones... meaning I shouldn't skip them, or go to an independent shop?
#1433 of 1474 Re: Oil change & 30k service $ [vdragon]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2008 (7:24 pm)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what your 30k service should cost in your zip code (and what services Lexus recommends be done - your dealer will undoubtedly recommend more be done, but some of that may not be needed).
I haven't done an oil change on my cars in less than 5,000 miles in over a decade. Why not follow your owner's manual recommendation? Are oil changes every 3,000 miles really needed?
#1434 of 1474 Re: Oil change & 30k service $ [vdragon]
Jun 13, 2008 (5:35 am)
I just had the oil changed on my LX yesterday at the Lexus dealer. The new sticker shows the next oil change not due for 5,000 miles.
Incidentally, they had a 2008 LX 570 on their used car lot with 8,000 miles. The salesman said the guy who traded it in just wanted a different color. Thinking it might be a good buy I asked what they wanted. Cost new had been $80,000. They were asking $85,000!!
The salesman said they were all sold out for the next year and a half so they felt like they could ask a premium price. I told him he was nuts! So much for SUVs prices going down.