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      04-23-2019 10:04 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Quinn1.8t View Post
      OP you had a FJ for a cup of coffee right? What happened to that?
      Had it about 10 months, sold it for a small profit (about even after taxes/registration). It was a really cool vehicle and super quirky, it just had a ton of compromises. It didn't ride very well, it was slight lifted (leveling kit), >16mpg mileage, and it lacked a lot of creature comforts. Basically, my wife hated it and I got an endless stream of complaints during my ownership.
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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      04-23-2019 10:08 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      Saw this and thought of you.



      Looks nice, that front bumper set-up is awesome.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

    4. 04-23-2019 10:12 AM #28
      Now I miss my 2013 GX460.. might be the best quality vehicle I’ve owned.

      Btw it can run on 87 octane with zero drawbacks, I got the same gas mileage and I took it to the 1/4 mile and ran 15.3 with regular gas which is even faster than “magazine times”.

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      04-23-2019 10:14 AM #29
      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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      04-23-2019 10:47 AM #30
      Congrats, the GX is a hell of a vehicle.
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      04-23-2019 10:50 AM #31
      Early GX460’s cost about as much as a late GX470 or even a late 4th gen 4Runner. Top of my list if I’m ever real SUV shopping again.

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      04-23-2019 10:06 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post
      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.
      dynamically the KDSS makes it a lot flatter/better in corners. it feels far less tippy than the FJs/4Runners. the extra cylinders add more power, but the GX is heavier so they aren't much quicker than the 4Runner's, more torque though. They do make much better engine noises when wide open.

      mine is the premium, so it has the rear air ride and adjustable suspension too.
      Last edited by compy222; 10-09-2019 at 03:42 PM.
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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      04-23-2019 11:14 PM #33
      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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      04-23-2019 11:24 PM #34
      My store just traded a 2011 with 101k, one owner and clean...can't say I wasn't tempted. Huge contrast to 4th gen 4Runner which is the same price!

      Congrats, the red is different!

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      04-24-2019 12:17 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MAGICGTI View Post
      My store just traded a 2011 with 101k, one owner and clean...can't say I wasn't tempted. Huge contrast to 4th gen 4Runner which is the same price!

      Congrats, the red is different!
      thanks, i was mind blown how this was within a few thousand of a comparable 4Runner. you get so much more feature content, service, and extras with a Lexus that it was basically a no-brainer. the better CPO warranty alone was worth the differential and i got 8 cylinders instead of 6.
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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      04-24-2019 08:40 AM #36
      There's a few 2015 CPOs around my parts, +/- 45K - 60K, around $27 - 29K. Not a bad deal for such a capable SUV. Wish I tested a few of these before sealing the deal on the QX60.
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      04-24-2019 05:27 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Ilikewaffles View Post
      Now I miss my 2013 GX460.. might be the best quality vehicle I’ve owned.

      Btw it can run on 87 octane with zero drawbacks, I got the same gas mileage and I took it to the 1/4 mile and ran 15.3 with regular gas which is even faster than “magazine times”.
      Yup over 30k on 87 with mine zero issues.
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      04-30-2019 08:21 PM #39
      I really want to get rid of our 2014 4Runner SR5P for a GX460 but it's really hard to justify with the 4Runner paid off and only having 37k miles.

      Love my GX470 as our 2nd car.

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      05-22-2019 11:46 PM #40
      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.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      05-23-2019 05:23 AM #41
      It’s amazing how popular those Wildpeaks have become. They did a great job with that tire and it’s caught in quickly. Good choice.

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      05-23-2019 08:41 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      It’s amazing how popular those Wildpeaks have become.
      Right? Seems like everyone and their cousin runs them now. Their marketing department did a great job getting the word out

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      05-23-2019 08:53 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Quinn1.8t View Post
      Right? Seems like everyone and their cousin runs them now. Their marketing department did a great job getting the word out
      Yup, good tire by all reports but you don't take off like this without a really solid marketing plan. They went hard at the "overlanding" crowd, Toyota owners in particular, and it's really paid off.

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      05-23-2019 09:31 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post


      Looks nice, that front bumper set-up is awesome.
      We did the build on that GX and it was in our booth at Overland Expo West last weekend. Let me know if you have any questions or want anymore pictures of it


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      05-23-2019 11:40 AM #45
      Wow! ^^^That is really well done. Moar pics please!
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      05-23-2019 02:03 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Quinn1.8t View Post
      Right? Seems like everyone and their cousin runs them now. Their marketing department did a great job getting the word out
      being able to prime ship them for $158/each to my front door in one business day didn't hurt either. literally half the cost of what a shop wanted for K02s.

      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.
      Last edited by compy222; 05-23-2019 at 02:06 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      05-23-2019 02:25 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by IwannaGTI View Post
      We did the build on that GX
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      05-24-2019 10:22 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by IwannaGTI View Post
      We did the build on that GX and it was in our booth at Overland Expo West last weekend. Let me know if you have any questions or want anymore pictures of it
      With so many awesome options these days, why did you guys go with the ARB front bumper?

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      05-24-2019 11:53 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by IwannaGTI View Post
      We did the build on that GX and it was in our booth at Overland Expo West last weekend. Let me know if you have any questions or want anymore pictures of it
      You guys also did the build on the Bound For Nowhere Tundra/Four Wheel Camper in the background? I love that rig...and have zero need for one.

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      05-28-2019 04:28 PM #50
      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.





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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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