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Lexus RX 300, SUV
#4528 of 9498 to: rxguy ,trailer hitch help/wiring
Feb 07, 2002 (8:21 pm)
I don't know about the 2000, but I hardwired my 1999, which did NOT have a connector plug by tapping into the wiring harness using 3M #804 Scotchlok self-stripping connectors. Also used the Hoppy #46255 power taillight converter trailer wiring kit. You can search for my post of the complete text covering this installation. It should be archived here: Lexus RX-300 - Part II (Topic #1503), #98, RX Trailer Wiring Solved Sat 04 Sep '99. Total cost about $35.00. If you give me a fax number or snail mail address via email I'll be glad to send you a copy of my 2-page procedure if that helps any.
#4529 of 9498 Willy, what I proved
Feb 08, 2002 (4:50 am)
Just goes to show that you don't even read messages in full, fly off the handle with a embarassing reply.
"I tried to get a tire spinning on 4 inches of snow. Punched the gas. Just took off like it was dry."
"If you couldn't get the RX300 to spin its tires in 4 inches of snow it was becuase the TRAC ECU dethrottled the engine to prevent wheelspin, just like its supposed to do."
Gee Willy, if the TRAC ECU dethrottled the engine, would the car still have taken off like it was dry? Maybe YOUR RX cuts throttle on dry pavement, but mine doesn't.
The VSC ECU cuts the throttle when cutting the wheel at a stop and hitting the gas hard.
Willy, please read the entire message, think about it, take a nap, some geritol, or whatever you do, and then reply sensibly.
Feb 08, 2002 (9:25 am)
"4 inches of snow, PUNCHED the gas, took off like it was dry."
Sorry, I read "punched the gas" to mean WOT. At WOT and with 220HP and 4 inches of snow it is inconcieveable to me that you didn't incur wheelspin. So if the VSC/TRAC didn't modulate the torque delivery then you must have, although you didn't say so.
Feb 08, 2002 (9:30 am)
AZ has lots of mountains and snow, FL has ONLY flatland and swamps, mostly swamps from what I saw last week driving from Daytona to Tampa.
Not saying FL wouldn't have RX AWD available, but selection of options/colors would definitely be lower.
Feb 08, 2002 (9:42 am)
less than 10% of RXs sold here in Florida are AWDs. Perhaps one out of 20. Its flat and tropical here.
Who feels bad for Willard for having to drive down I-4 as I have to do every day! grrr...
#4533 of 9498 Thanks pschiffe
Feb 08, 2002 (9:44 am)
I sent you an e-mail with my snail mail address for the wiring diagram. Thanks again!!!
#4534 of 9498 Pricing in the New York area: What am i missing?
Feb 08, 2002 (10:37 am)
I've been shopping around for a 4wd RX300 in the NY/NJ area and the price quoes I'm getting seem to be pretty competitive compared to the prices I've seen in this board.
At the first place I went to a dealer agreed to sell fully loaded 4wd RX300 with no navigation for $36,200. It looks like it had pretty much all optional equipment maybe except chrome wheels and the price is pretty much the invoice figure. The carsdirect price for the same configuration (w/o chrome whels) is $37,400, the edmunds tmv is even higher.
At another place I went to the dealer hapily agreed to much above price. There is a $2,000 luxury package rebate which is listed on windows stickers at both places.
I'm sure at both places dealers are making their profit (around $1000 maybe?). But just by looking at the invoice it seems like they are making none.
So where am I getting screwed? I just think that it's by definition whenever one buys a new car or anything else from a car dealer he'she "is getting screwed", this is virtually by design of the car sales system. But this is a diferent topic on a different board. No offense, car dealers at this board, I know many of you are honest guys.
I should also mention that i'm trying to trade in my honda accord and the price thay are offering does not match mine. This is what's keeping me from making a deal so far. Both dealers though said that they would sell me rx300 for the same price ($36,200) even if I don't trade in my old car.
So what commission are they getting? Just their holdback?
And second, is the prices on the East coast are really lower than in the rest of the country?
#4535 of 9498 Driving I-4
Feb 08, 2002 (11:54 am)
The only thing I really took note of was the fact that most truckers were driving well over the limit while "ordinary" traffic was at or only slightly above. Does FL not enforce speed limits equally?
#4536 of 9498 better driving through cosmetics by mooretorque
Feb 08, 2002 (12:30 pm)
Hmm..would I get a lotta hp gain if I painted my whole car yellow..not just some stripes?
Feb 08, 2002 (1:55 pm)
Sell the Accord yourself and buy the Lexus for the invoice price. They may have some excess inventory to move out, and they do make something on holdback.