I've driven a few 4Runners and generally enjoy them. How different is this? I realize it's the same chassis, but handling wise, and engine/trans wise. 6 speeds vs 5, a couple extra cylinders, does it make that much of a difference? I haven't driven a KDSS equipped one but the regular one experiences a ton of body roll and feels so lazy to drive.
Nice truck though. It's funny how the GX is priced right in line, sometimes lower, than the 4Runner despite being better equipped.
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mine is the premium, so it has the rear air ride and adjustable suspension too.
The GX is my favorite line of Lexus SUVs. Your's looks in great condition, and while it was a bit pricey they hold their value well. And they move too with that V8.
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figure I'd offer a 5k mile update, we've piled on the mileage pretty quick with road trips across the state.
it's been back to the dealer for a couple minor warranty issues. the front marker lights/turn signals were full of condensation that wouldn't go away. most annoyingly, the tires were out of balance. they rebalanced them, didn't fix it. these were brand new bridgestone duelers (OE). so they warrantied those too and put a second brand new set on the truck. i'm still not in love with how they ride, the look, or the capabilities of a glorified car tire. sooooo, i may have ordered 4 slightly larger (65 instead of 60 profile) Falken Wildpeak AT3w's, which should be arriving tomorrow. these will likely perform better in the light offroad work and look better. plus they would add about a half inch of ride height/ground clearance. the expense is they will likely be slightly louder (reports are around 5%) and heavier by about 6-8lbs/corner.
i will say the dealer has been just stellar to work with and always offer a nice loaner, etc. Lexus service to date has been better than any other OE i've dealt with.
the color continues to grow on me and gets a lot of compliments. i keep seeing white ones, which was my original choice, and they now look very plain. to date i've installed a curt style trailer hitch (smaller than OE and rated for 5k/500), ordered roof bars for kayak rack, and added brown weathertech mats. i definitely am interested in going to a more "adult" roof rack or platform system at some point, but i'm amazed at how a decent roof rack/platform can be over $1k. my hope is later this year one of the smaller fab shops will design a ruggedized roof bar/platform that fits the GX460. The aftermarket for the 460 does appear to be catching up a bit as the tail end of the market (2010-2013) trucks can be found under 20k these days. if those are released i'll probably pick up some recovery boards and a few other off road bits just to help if we take it over to the sand dunes or do any soft roading in northern MI.
the build will continue to focus on creating a "do-it-all" truck, that can handle light off road, camping, towing a small trailer, commuting, winter duty, etc.
i'll try to get some pics up once the rack is on the roof and the proper tires are on the truck.
also, IwannaGTI, that thing looks amazing. some of it would be way overkill for my application, but can't say enough for how nice that looks.
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Pics with the new tires installed. These are Falken Wildpeak AT3w in 265/65r18 (stock are 60 profile highway bridgestones). They ride amazing, very happy about these and would recommend them to anyone.