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Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... #94726 Jan 31, 11:13pm Jan 31, 11:13pm
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Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC...
...on the show "rides", tuesday night at 9. Just saw the commercial, looks to be promising

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94727 Jan 31, 11:16pm Jan 31, 11:16pm
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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94728 Feb 1, 12:32am Feb 1, 12:32am
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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94729 Feb 1, 12:46am Feb 1, 12:46am
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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94730 Feb 1, 12:52am Feb 1, 12:52am
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I'm considering that car if it actually makes it into production. Either that or an STi. don't worry i still got love for the celica!

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94731 Feb 1, 1:55am Feb 1, 1:55am
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The Rod Millen was a one-off prototype, Lexus released a statement a few months ago that they are not considering doing a production version(but who knows). They most likely don't want to because the is330 is coming out soon (next year or so) and it will be completely redesigned and powerful in its own right. It won't be a 300HP monster, but pretty close. smile

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: mikalous] #94732 Feb 1, 3:21am Feb 1, 3:21am
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Eh, I'm sort of bored by the thought of yet another V8 sedan. Lexus would never release an IS430 with 400+ HP, so what's the big deal about V8? I want to see them push their I6 engine to it's limits more than anything. 215 ponies from that thing is a FAR cry from what it could easily push.


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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94733 Feb 1, 3:30am Feb 1, 3:30am
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Don't forget the image Lexus is trying to project. I know tuners would love to see that 2JZ-GE done up but that's just not a reality. I believe Lexus will want to market that car to a slightly older demography.

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94734 Feb 1, 6:16am Feb 1, 6:16am
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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94735 Feb 1, 9:24am Feb 1, 9:24am
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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: RevMonster] #94736 Feb 1, 9:29am Feb 1, 9:29am
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I love that car! eek

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94737 Feb 1, 11:13am Feb 1, 11:13am
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the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94738 Feb 1, 11:17am Feb 1, 11:17am
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The GS will be redesigned for 05 or 06.

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin


it is redesigned for 05


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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: Angelica] #94740 Feb 1, 1:49pm Feb 1, 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by Angelica
I love that car! eek


I hate that car, just my opinion. I rather spend 30K on something better.

But that car being shown 'It's an IS on steroids'

should be promising.

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94741 Feb 1, 1:51pm Feb 1, 1:51pm
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I think that car would be much more than 30K

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Originally Posted by Steven
I think that car would be much more than 30K


yea probally but not that much more


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Originally Posted by Steven
I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94744 Feb 1, 4:28pm Feb 1, 4:28pm
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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: VSGTS14] #94745 Feb 1, 9:01pm Feb 1, 9:01pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by v3n0m
the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin


it is redesigned for 05

i thought it was 06???

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Originally Posted by beans
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I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

IS430 will not be 29k, or anything close to it.

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94747 Feb 1, 10:01pm Feb 1, 10:01pm
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That's a good show. The 2nd episode was awesome thumbsup

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94748 Feb 1, 10:15pm Feb 1, 10:15pm
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Originally Posted by dennis
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I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

IS430 will not be 29k, or anything close to it.


thats IF they even made it. rod millen probably spent at LEAST 80k for that one-off.

IF the actually did produce it, it would probably market about $45k.

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Originally Posted by mikalous
The Rod Millen was a one-off prototype, Lexus released a statement a few months ago that they are not considering doing a production version(but who knows). They most likely don't want to because the is330 is coming out soon (next year or so) and it will be completely redesigned and powerful in its own right. It won't be a 300HP monster, but pretty close. smile


correct, it won't be produced. it's really not even being slightly considerred according to toyota/lexus.

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Originally Posted by dennis
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I think that car would be much more than 30K


nope, base starts at 29,980

Prices of the Lexus IS

IS430 will not be 29k, or anything close to it.


oops didn't see the 430 part

ha ha

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Originally Posted by Steven
Don't forget the image Lexus is trying to project. I know tuners would love to see that 2JZ-GE done up but that's just not a reality. I believe Lexus will want to market that car to a slightly older demography.


ditto. lexus is a luxury brand and lexus is VERY much into keeping that image. lexus doesnt need it image 'tarnished' by making a premier tuner car.

aftermarket exists for virtually any car, and the is300 is a good lexus example (mostly because it is a 'cheap' lexus), but lexus is more concerned with making cars that don't require modding to make driving it a good experience.

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Save your doh and do it yourself. Just my 2 cents. The motor has SOOO much potentially. Back when the IS first came out, there was a magazine with 3 of them on the cover and what their HP was. Something like 303, 450, and 615, but it was a while ago. Shit, I'd take any of 'em.


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Originally Posted by supra_celica
Save your doh and do it yourself. Just my 2 cents. The motor has SOOO much potentially. Back when the IS first came out, there was a magazine with 3 of them on the cover and what their HP was. Something like 303, 450, and 615, but it was a while ago. Shit, I'd take any of 'em.


you can't do the is430 yourself--unless you want to do a complete engine & tranny swap.

the rmm is430 is NOT the stock engine or drivetrain, its a v-8 engine thumbsup

but you are correct that the stock is300 engine has the potential to put up good #'s (but so does every car really)

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I understand that Lexus wants to stay focued on the luxury market segment and not us "punk kids" rofl

Still, BMW makes the M3, and Audi makes the S4. Both of those brands carry as much weight in the luxury market as Lexus, if not more. If they priced the car in that range (not a cent below $45k), they could easily maintain their image. I don't even care if the new IS would be affordable for us, I just want it to exist. That way when I hit the lottery I won't need to buy German. spineyes


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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94755 Feb 1, 10:58pm Feb 1, 10:58pm
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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94756 Feb 2, 2:38pm Feb 2, 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by dennis
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by v3n0m
the GS430 needs to be redesigned grin


it is redesigned for 05

i thought it was 06???


05..i'll check to make sure thumbsup


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Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94757 Feb 2, 3:42pm Feb 2, 3:42pm
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isnt it getting a minor redesign in 05, and a full redesign in 06? check, you dad should know better than both of us thumbsup

Re: Rod Millen's V8 IS430 on TLC... [Re: dennis_dup1] #94758 Feb 3, 1:45pm Feb 3, 1:45pm
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I just finished watching it. Nice. Very nice. TLC: Rides. Jason Preisly. Who, would've thought. i would have expected Dylan. Lol.


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Originally Posted by supra_celica
I just finished watching it. Nice. Very nice. TLC: Rides. Jason Preisly. Who, would've thought. i would have expected Dylan. Lol.


thatsfunny Dylan

Yeah, it was a good episode thumbsup


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