Das NUR Spec

27 03 2012

Another car to add to my “might not ever own” list.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





GarageLife

18 01 2012

A nice throwback picture I saw online, beautiful car even by today’s standards.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





RIVET RIVET

13 01 2012

T&E for me!  One of the best and most aggressive looking 2nd gen IS I’ve seen.  Lovely.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





11 01 2012

TAS is still in being staged and set up, but man…there have already been some amazing cars leaked.  Can’t wait for sites to get some full coverage.  Maybe one day we’ll have a show state side that can rival TAS.  SEMA is good from an overall automotive standpoint…but TAS wins hands down when it comes to the concentration and quality of modified vehicles.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





Johnny Boy

9 06 2011

This IS has been through more paint and wheels than I can even keep track of, but each evolution seems to out do the previous.  I’ve known Johnny quite a while now, and he’s always been a down to earth character.  Congrats again Johnny on your Import Tuner feature!

Strength  & Honor,

Robert Chew





IS-Yes

6 06 2011

It’s rare to come across a cleanly modded IS-F.  Cheers to the owner of this vehicle.  Not only is it sitting on TE37s, but the offset is just right as well.  Who said you can’t run aggressive fitment on an IS-F.  Mr. Howard, I’m talking to you!

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew





Sunday Not So Funday

31 05 2011

Well, since it was a long weekend I decided to try and tackle some maintenance on my GS.  For the last few weeks, the car has been groaning and moaning every time I hit a bump or turn the steering wheel. After isolating the sounds, it looked like I needed to replace my lower ball joints, a common weakness in the Lexus GS (especially if you’ve lowered your GS in the past, or if it is currently lowered).  I ordered some parts through my friend Shawn and set Sunday afternoon aside for some wrenching.  Well…5 hours later, 2 parts runs, 50 buffalo wings, and 12 Blue Moons later, my GS was sitting pretty on brand new ball joints!

A note to those who are looking to do this on their own.  A) Air tools will definitely make the project faster, B) Spend the money and buy the ball joint press, banging on the tie rod with a hammer is not the business.

Strength & Honor,

Robert Chew