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11-19-03 12:09 AM
rominl well, the tls is still a nice car it's not like you are driving a civic now

and for the record, is3 is SLOW
11-18-03 09:35 PM
Drew
Quote:
Originally posted by rominl
man you make it like you made a total mistake in the car! though i truly have to agree with the tranny part. heck that's the reason i got rid of my tls and got the is3
yeah.. well i wanted to get the IS when i was looking.. but my rents wanted me to get FWD because i lived in Michigan so that left me with the TL
now that i'm back in Indiana, i want to go back to RWD (had a 300ZX before the TL) and definitely want to go back to manual

but i doubt i'll get my way unless my tranny drops so i'll get to keep the TL for a couple more years

oh well.. i'm grateful for what i have, just bitter towards my decision
11-18-03 09:04 PM
rominl man you make it like you made a total mistake in the car! though i truly have to agree with the tranny part. heck that's the reason i got rid of my tls and got the is3
11-18-03 07:55 PM
Drew
Quote:
Originally posted by rominl
reason being?
IS engine = modable as hell
TL engine = limited as hell

IS = stick
TL = slush box

IS = no worries about tranny dropping and killing me
TL = worries about tranny dropping and killing me

IS = smaller
TL = as long as my dad's truck

IS = RWD
TL = FWD

i could go on
11-18-03 01:42 AM
rominl
Quote:
Originally posted by Bochenek
i wish i would have gotten an IS rather than my TL-s
reason being?
11-18-03 01:39 AM
rominl
Quote:
Originally posted by danfortner
(rominl's gonna love this one!)

Honestly I was just thinking about that because, they just put the GS300 engine in the IS when it first came out. Also I was thinking that the V6 and V8 had to be pretty similar to fit into the same GS. So why not do that on the IS also?

Well I'm glad to see that it is possible, although the paint scheme is absolutely horrible.

But the numbers that car could put up would probabbly be faster than the GS430's 0-60 in 5.8, so pretty quick. So that I like.
hahha i like this reply. yeah i know about this project long before anyone. it's been a long while for this project actually. they did a pretty good job with the project, heck rmm they probably don't know shit about it, lexus provided all the technical help anyway

about the speed, the car is going to be fast. the is430 done by tte in europe, with the 5 speed auto from the gs430, it does 5.6 0-100km (0-62mph), so with the new 6 speed, light flywheel, it should be close to 5.

now i am wondering what if there is a is430 with modded engine would do
11-06-03 07:22 PM
baggsTLS Yes, I was there.

"Not gonna happen sign"



11-04-03 02:22 PM
car_lost bad ass car, but the paint job has to go, and the wheels are meh.
11-04-03 11:50 AM
Drew i wish i would have gotten an IS rather than my TL-s
11-04-03 07:45 AM
tabraha Note to self: Don't ever use this guy!!!!

To complete the package, Chip Foose from Foose Design was employed to give the IS 430 a more aggressive yet functional appearance. Foose used subtle upgrades including a Rhys Millen Racing front lip spoiler and side skirts with a black over red exterior color scheme that emphasizes the wedge profile of the tightly drawn IS body. A mesh grille and gray headlamp treatment is used up front, and the taillights and rear badging are modified for a simpler look at the rear. Dual exhaust tailpipes help improve performance.



Way to go dork! Take a great piece of mechanics and make it look like garbage.
11-04-03 07:20 AM
Brian I like the paint scheme just don't like the choice in colors.
11-04-03 03:31 AM
1/2 i'm curious where those pics where taken at b/c there's no way in hell that's in vegas!

interesting engine, great numbers.....disgusting paint job...and i REALLY can't stand the tail lights....even the front looks like it could use some work.........however, i really think that it's just that this car is getting kinda old in design...needs an update...
11-04-03 01:52 AM
danfortner (rominl's gonna love this one!)

Honestly I was just thinking about that because, they just put the GS300 engine in the IS when it first came out. Also I was thinking that the V6 and V8 had to be pretty similar to fit into the same GS. So why not do that on the IS also?

Well I'm glad to see that it is possible, although the paint scheme is absolutely horrible.

But the numbers that car could put up would probabbly be faster than the GS430's 0-60 in 5.8, so pretty quick. So that I like.
11-04-03 01:20 AM
ice091298 horrible paint job, but the numbers make up for it.
11-04-03 12:57 AM
fahoumh
Re: Lexus shows V8-powered IS 430 prototype

Quote:
Originally posted by RiceBoy
There are no plans for a production version.
too bad.
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