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Old 12-17-2003, 07:15 PM   #11
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yep...definately RWD...ditch the wing, unless you're too cheap to use a clothes dryer
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:19 PM   #12
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Someone posted last time that it is RWD, but as was also said, what good does it do on the streets of Manhattan? Maybe next time he'll buy good taste with his car :(
Surely that thing isn't RWD?!?! Please tell me it isn't...
i'm sorry to tell you that it is. and what'* worse, it'* basically the same drivetrain as the Supra...
Worse? NA Supra drivetrain isn't a bad thing, my family'* former Toyota has got that (MKII, '82-'85 Supra drivetrain)

However, a turbo-swap is NOT a bolt-in affair, unless you're slapping a turbo onto your existing motor... which is a whole different story.

The only Lexus that'* FWD right now (and ever, for that matter) is the ES, which is basically a gussied up Camry. IS, GS, LS are all RWD and have always been. Great motors in those things, they're robust and smooth... and can take a lot of mods.

In Japan, the GS, known as the Toyota Aristo, gets no 4.3L V8. Instead, they get a 3.0 I6 twin turbo (version of the IS300 motor) from the MKIV Supra. Now THAT, at 320hp, is badass.

The Lexus IS300 should beat out NA Bonnevilles... and 5-speed versions MIGHT give SSEi'* a run for their money too, with 60mph coming in the high sixes.

The motors in those cars are tough sumbitches... don't underestimate 'em
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Dreams of flight eh Jen?



Nice wing
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Dreams of flight eh Jen?
Nice wing
Nightmares is more like it.
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Thats for sure...I actually saw a riced out IS300 today...huge fart can, reminded me of this post...glad its back up for us to laff at
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That'll toss the salad of Any bonneville. It'* got lotsa power, and it'* lighter. It'* a 3 series Fighter, and about it'* equal.
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ya i wouldn't underestimate that car....but i still crack a smirk when i see it
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The only Lexus that'* FWD right now (and ever, for that matter) is the ES, which is basically a gussied up Camry.
And here I was thinking they were all just gussied up Camries...



Shows you what I know of newer vehicles...
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The only Lexus that'* FWD right now (and ever, for that matter) is the ES, which is basically a gussied up Camry.
And here I was thinking they were all just gussied up Camries...



Shows you what I know of newer vehicles...
Haha... the ES would be a Camry...

... the IS would be a 3-series fighter, not really based on anything. The GS is like a luxuri-sized Supra with four doors. The LS, well, it won Car and Driver'* recent comparison (even on disadvantaged, non-sport package wheels/tires), good stuff

One of Lexus' SUV'*, the RX330, is also a bigged up Camry. The GX470 is a gussied up 4-Runner (but better, they're not similar at all), and the LX470 is well, like a Land Cruiser, an uber-offroad vehicle.
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