Last post on Nov 02, 2009 at 5:51 PM
You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#37 of 56 Re: Heres the 1 bad thing about Lexus [niceputt]
Nov 14, 2005 (4:44 pm)
You can get one for about half that from www.lexus-parts.com You'll need to put it in yourself, if you want to save the $100 the dealer will charge you - but I hear it's simple. Waiting for mine to come out. I pre-ordered the 06 update.
#38 of 56 Re: Heres the 1 bad thing about Lexus [niceputt]
Dec 24, 2005 (8:35 am)
I would like to know who the dealer is...these things cost between $250 and $288 ...$500 is a total rip off and probably should be reported to lexus...
P.S. they are very easy to install and the dealer will charge up to $100 to do it ...so install yourself.
#39 of 56 Re: Heres the 1 bad thing about Lexus [michael_mattox]
Dec 24, 2005 (10:54 pm)
Yep, mine was $288 from Sewell.
#40 of 56 Re: LS 400 strut tower braces [movieboy]
Jan 22, 2006 (2:44 am)
I hate to break it to you but you have the wrong car. You should have bought a Honda Civic and then added the strut bars, adjustable struts and lowering springs. The LS is a Luxury Car. It is made for Refined driving. Fast on Freeways slow around corners.
#41 of 56 Bubbles in chrome wheel rims
Mar 13, 2006 (7:50 pm)
I have a 2001 LS430 with the ultra package including chrome Lexus wheel rims. However 3-5 mm bubbles have started appearing in what should otherwise be flawless chrome surface. I was told that this was not covered by warranty. Any idea why the chrome would blister? Any suggestions short of buying a whole new set of rims?
#42 of 56 Re: Bubbles in chrome wheel rims [drunseen]
Mar 13, 2006 (10:06 pm)
Some dealers have the chrome wheels done locally. You might check with the local chrome plater, to see if he has any ideas.
#43 of 56 Re: Bubbles in chrome wheel rims [drunseen]
Mar 14, 2006 (8:53 pm)
In the OLD days when cars had real bumpers (chrome) that imperfection was due to dirt under the chrome and should be cover either by Lexus or whomever manufactures the wheels.
#44 of 56 Chrome wheels
Mar 16, 2006 (4:27 pm)
Yes, but if the wheels were chromed locally by the dealer, there may be no recourse, unless the dealer would pressure the shop to re-do them. I have run into this a lot in my area - to the point that the thing to do here, if you want shiny wheels, is to have the aluminum polished, rather than to chrome your wheels. Of course, polished aluminum tends to tarnish over time, and they need waxing from time to time.
#45 of 56 17in Wheels & Tires
Mar 25, 2006 (5:43 am)
just bot a 2002 S430. it has 16 in wheels Chrome....looking for 17 in silver...the chrome wheels are beautiful, but a little much for me. Any help in where to find the stock silver in 17 in....?
#46 of 56 Re: 17in Wheels & Tires [goirish5]
Mar 25, 2006 (1:30 pm)
I started checking the tire stores in town - most of them have a set of Lexus take-offs that were OEM. I shopped until I found exactly what I wanted at a place called Hub Cap Annies. Traded mine for the new 18 in. 5 spoke wheels for $700, total. Look around, they're lying everywhere around here. I passed on several until I found this set.