PickleJuice's 1999 Lexus LX470

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picklejuice

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IMG_20160502_084844161_HDR.jpg Hey all, haven't done a whole lot to the 'Cruiser, but I'm slowly improving (at least in my opinion).
First bigger mod so far. I took off the bald mall tires and put on some BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2s. I know, lots of people hate steelies, especially ones that aren't painted black. I actually like them this way. Boy, they weigh a ton, but I like how they look. And the ride is quite nice, even though the shop that installed them put 70 psi in them! I need to air down to about 35-40. I have AHC on low and it looks like it'll be okay as far as rubbing goes.
 

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Nice LX I've just become an LX owner less then a month ago.

This is what it looked like when I bought it.



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Thanks! Just aired them down to 40psi. Have you noticed a degradation in fuel economy with your steelies? I'm thinking 1 mpg less with the added weight of the steel 18" wheels and 33" tires.
 

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I don't know if I like the silver on the steelies, but I wouldn't go black on your rig. I'd probably match the rocker color to the wheels though. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses. I'm a fan of the 100 series.
 

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I like your bumper, gives it a presence!

Here's my 2000 L/C, I have the steelies but painted them grey, same tires. Like the combination but the ride is a little worse and the decrease in power is noticeable.
My speedo is almost 10% slow too. 70 mph on the speedo is about 76 actual.

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Taken at Alabama Hills, Oct. 8, '16
 

picklejuice

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I like your bumper, gives it a presence!

Here's my 2000 L/C, I have the steelies but painted them grey, same tires. Like the combination but the ride is a little worse and the decrease in power is noticeable.
My speedo is almost 10% slow too. 70 mph on the speedo is about 76 actual.

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Taken at Alabama Hills, Oct. 8, '16
That's one sexy 100. Thanks for sharing!
 
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