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  • Birthday 11/04/1956

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    1999 GS300 w/43k miles

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  1. All well and good, but my car only has 40k miles. No way balljoints, bushings, ect should be worn. And the centering rings didn't do much either. Been driving lotsa vehicles for almost 40 years now, and have NEVER encountered a prob like this. Lexus has an issue here.
  2. The centering rings didn't do much for my car. Helped, but "the shake" was still there. I posted awhile back about tightening the steering rack, as discussed. It helped a bunch. For while, maybe a month or so. But it's back. This is way stupid. Lexus should have an answer for this once and for all.
  3. Not really answering your question, but I wondered the same thing a few months back. I decided to stay with the 16" rims mainly due to the fact that tire prices take quite a jump when you go to 17" for some stupid reason.
  4. Not sure. This big wrench set was a cheap-o set from Harbor Freight tools. Don't see the set listed on their web site anymore.
  5. I've got a huge wrench set, and used a 1-11/16" wrench(the "open" end). It's a bit sloppy, but did the job without damaging the nut. It's a bit touchy getting the adjustment just right, as they talked about in that post. First time I adjusted it, the steering wouldn't quite self-center like they said, but the shaking was virtually gone. I backed it off a little, self-centers ok, but some of the shake came back. I need to go about half-way between, and I think it'll be great. I'll do that at next oil change.
  6. Was that Barrier Lexus by any chance? (Used to buy my Benz parts at Barrier Mercedes when I lived up there.)
  7. I just double-nutted a 5/8" bolt. The head is the right size. Worked great.
  8. Yeah, this whole issue is way wierd. Hard to believe Lexus would build a car with a stupid problem like this for so long. I bought a Toyota to AVOID stupid things like this. Aw well. I'm just hoping this is a long term fix, and not something that'll have to be done every so often.
  9. Sorry. I assumed you'd read the older thread on this. My bad. They linked to this: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210644 But I haven't run across how to adjust the older style steering rack yet. Keep digging. It may be out there somewhere.
  10. ttt= to the top same as "bump" BTW, just did that rack adjustment on my '99 today, waaaay more better now!!!!!!!!
  11. Coming in on this kinda late, but my bought a '99 last spring with only 34,000 miles on it, for $16k off Ebay. Like a brand new car!
  12. I can hear ya breathing............... Ok, nevermind. Went up to Big-O today, and they are checking prices for me on Monday. I'll let ya'll know if/what I get here. Everything I can find points to these being decent brands.
  13. Shopping for some new rims, and really don't like most of what the local shops have, and seems most of what they have are made in China. Gravity cast rims can't have good strength. Looking on line, I see Akita and Sacchi rims have some good looking rims for a decent price, but don't know anything about them. Anyone? Decent quality?
  14. You can't fool me. That's no Lexus!
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