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Craash
04-20-2008, 09:47 PM
I'm very lucky. I've just gone over 45 days with this very amazing hardbody. She came home with me on March 11th.

http://www.craash.com/IS-F/IMG_3757%20-%20Small.JPG

http://www.craash.com/IS-F/IMG_3769%20-%20Small.JPG

http://www.craash.com/IS-F/IMG_3810%20-%20Small.JPG

She is a 2008 Lexus IS-F which replaced my 07 Lexus IS350.

It's a new model, that is likely as close to a factory super car as I'll ever own. 416 HP V8, 8 Speed Tranny, 4.4 to 60, 12.8 Sec 1/4 Mile, and 174 mph top speed.

Simply. Awesome.

Deberg_1990
04-20-2008, 09:49 PM
Nice! Lets see Recxjake try and top that!

blueballs
04-20-2008, 09:50 PM
do you have to park it at your neighbors'
until you get the courage to tell your wife

MIAdragon
04-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Nice car, now you need to spray it.

Craash
04-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Nice! Lets see Recxjake try and top that!

That sooo made me laugh.

Craash
04-20-2008, 09:52 PM
do you have to park it at your neighbors'
until you get the courage to tell your wife


Courage? It's funny, I almost put this in the "what is the most you've spent without your spouse's knowlege" thread.

Luckily, she understands my love for nice cars. ;-)

Bill Parcells
04-20-2008, 09:52 PM
Nice grass on that front lawn. it's ****ing immaculate.

Rain Man
04-20-2008, 09:53 PM
Let it be known that his description of his mistress includes the word "tranny".

blueballs
04-20-2008, 09:54 PM
Your wife approves of your mistress
you must have three balls

Craash
04-20-2008, 09:54 PM
Nice car, now you need to spray it.

As fun as NOS is, a few of the tuners are supposed to offer supercharger for it. More expensive, harder to install, but you'll never be caught with an empty bottle.

Bill Parcells
04-20-2008, 09:54 PM
A lot of Pear trees in your neighborhood too.

Rain Man
04-20-2008, 09:55 PM
Oh, and nice car. I'll give you $5,000 for the old one.

Craash
04-20-2008, 09:55 PM
Nice grass on that front lawn. it's ****ing immaculate.

Thanks. But this time of year, grass is easy. :D

SBK
04-20-2008, 09:56 PM
Those are nice, I prefer the M3 but I'm a BMW fan....

Are you pretty much the first guy in your town to have one?

MIAdragon
04-20-2008, 09:57 PM
As fun as NOS is, a few of the tuners are supposed to offer supercharger for it. More expensive, harder to install, but you'll never be caught with an empty bottle.


Thats why I have 2! But they are there really to spool the turbos.

Craash
04-20-2008, 09:57 PM
Oh, and nice car. I'll give you $5,000 for the old one.


Deal. Here it is:

http://www.craash.com/images/IMG_3356.JPG

Will you include a signed 8 x 10 of the Nigerian Nightmare?

morphius
04-20-2008, 09:57 PM
She looks like a good ride with some big head lights and some nice wheels.

Craash
04-20-2008, 09:59 PM
Thats why I have 2! But they are there really to spool the turbos.


Spool the turbos? Or cool the air they compress or heat?

Back in the day, it seemed pretty common to run nos with turbos to cool the air that the turbos heated. Of course, it's been awhile since I've spun the wrenches.

MIAdragon
04-20-2008, 10:01 PM
Spool the turbos? Or cool the air they compress or heat?

Back in the day, it seemed pretty common to run nos with turbos to cool the air that the turbos heated. Of course, it's been awhile since I've spun the wrenches.


It cools also but its more to spool them Im running big turbos on a small cube motor.

Craash
04-20-2008, 10:01 PM
Those are nice, I prefer the M3 but I'm a BMW fan....

Are you pretty much the first guy in your town to have one?


The dealer in town had two show up on the same day. They were the first two they knew of.

The M3 is nice. No doubt. It seems the two cars are very even. The F usually wins in a straight line and the M3 will take it in the twisties. Of course you can add 45 or so hp to the M3 pretty easily with a chip, something impossible to this point with the F.

Craash
04-20-2008, 10:02 PM
It cools also but its more to spool them Im running big turbos on a small cube motor.

Inline, or one on each bank, assuming its a V?

el borracho
04-20-2008, 10:05 PM
What do you do for a living?

Craash
04-20-2008, 10:06 PM
What do you do for a living?

I'm in I.T.

My wife has the real job, she stays home, raising our twins.

MIAdragon
04-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Inline, or one on each bank, assuming its a V?

Not the best pic.

SBK
04-20-2008, 10:09 PM
The dealer in town had two show up on the same day. They were the first two they knew of.

The M3 is nice. No doubt. It seems the two cars are very even. The F usually wins in a straight line and the M3 will take it in the twisties. Of course you can add 45 or so hp to the M3 pretty easily with a chip, something impossible to this point with the F.

I'd prefer a manual to a slushbox, but the Lexus is very intriguing. For a first shot at that type of car they've really hit a grand slam. The other car makers in that segment have been at it a very, very long time.

Congrats! Be sure to drive slow enough to keep your license.

Craash
04-20-2008, 10:12 PM
Not the best pic.

Looks like a 350 with a TPI system on it?

What kind of power?

MIAdragon
04-20-2008, 10:13 PM
Looks like a 350 with a TPI system on it?

What kind of power?


little 4.6, around 600 to the ground.

Craash
04-20-2008, 10:16 PM
I'd prefer a manual to a slushbox, but the Lexus is very intriguing. For a first shot at that type of car they've really hit a grand slam. The other car makers in that segment have been at it a very, very long time.

Congrats! Be sure to drive slow enough to keep your license.

The shift times on this 8 speed (when using the manual mode paddles) are amazing. Supposedly, very close to the F1 cars. That said, I just posted on the lexus site that my one small complaint is it almost has too many gears when just driving around. It is shifting all the time. Of course you put it in sport mode, or drive aggressivly, and that issues goes away. Have you been in one (or own one?) of the new M3's yet?

J Diddy
04-20-2008, 10:16 PM
Not the best pic.

that's a cool looking mother ****er

Craash
04-20-2008, 10:17 PM
little 4.6, around 600 to the ground.

600 to the ground? Pretty impressive.

Is it a driver, or strictly track car?

royr17
04-20-2008, 10:26 PM
Dude just get a 1969 Pontiac Firebird if you want a hot car

Craash
04-20-2008, 10:29 PM
Dude just get a 1969 Pontiac Firebird if you want a hot car

Firebird?

I did the 69 camaro thing (pretty much the same, but cooler :D ). And the 67 mustang. Neither compared to my 69 Superbee Big Block.

Firebird?? Really??

Rain Man
04-20-2008, 10:34 PM
Deal. Here it is:

Will you include a signed 8 x 10 of the Nigerian Nightmare?


Sure. I'll mail it. Send the car on out.

DaneMcCloud
04-20-2008, 10:50 PM
Sure. I'll mail it. Send the car on out.

And part with the Apricot?

Blasphemy!

morphius
04-20-2008, 10:52 PM
I'm in I.T.

My wife has the real job, she stays home, raising our twins.
Need a Unix/Linux SA? :D

Rain Man
04-20-2008, 10:54 PM
And part with the Apricot?

Blasphemy!

No, I'm just wanting to steal his car and then sell it. Don't tell him.

Off topic, but my wife is starting to think about cars, and in general her tastes are pretty conservative. However, we went to the Denve auto show, and she informed me that she could go for a bright orange Porsche Boxster that we saw there. I may approve of that.

keg in kc
04-20-2008, 10:55 PM
You should never use the words "mistress" and "tranny" together.

Phobia
04-21-2008, 12:25 AM
Now you owe your wife a new kitchen.

SBK
04-21-2008, 12:25 AM
Have you been in one (or own one?) of the new M3's yet?

Nope. Frankly for the money I'd probably look at a barely used M5 or the new X6. That's total blasphemy for me because I'm a car guy, but I saw one of those yesterday and it pushed buttons I didn't know I had.

I'm intrigued by the 135 too, waiting to see what tii model is like. :D

DaneMcCloud
04-21-2008, 12:58 AM
No, I'm just wanting to steal his car and then sell it. Don't tell him.

Off topic, but my wife is starting to think about cars, and in general her tastes are pretty conservative. However, we went to the Denve auto show, and she informed me that she could go for a bright orange Porsche Boxster that we saw there. I may approve of that.

Well, I applaud you, Mr. Rainman.

In the past decade, I owned a black SUV, a "Pewter" SUV and once again, a black SUV.

I tried to pull off a different color other than black, but all my friends and family told me that it just didn't quite fit me. Once I purchased the latest black SUV this past December, apparently, all was right with the Universe.

I guess some of us can wear colors and some of us are stuck with black.

stlchiefs
04-21-2008, 01:00 AM
You promise you didn't take these pictures in your neighbors driveway while he wasn't looking?


Nice car.

Demonpenz
04-21-2008, 01:12 AM
sweet toyota

Rain Man
04-21-2008, 01:22 AM
Nope. Frankly for the money I'd probably look at a barely used M5 or the new X6. That's total blasphemy for me because I'm a car guy, but I saw one of those yesterday and it pushed buttons I didn't know I had.

I'm intrigued by the 135 too, waiting to see what tii model is like. :D


I saw the X6 at the Denver Auto Show. Pretty sharp-looking. I could go for one of those.

Craash
04-21-2008, 07:07 AM
Need a Unix/Linux SA? :D

For better or worse, we are a fully Wintel shop. That said, usually there is a pretty good demand for 'Nix admins. Is that changing in your experience?

Craash
04-21-2008, 07:08 AM
Now you owe your wife a new kitchen.


Hum, I wonder where I'd find a guy to do that?? :D

Craash
04-21-2008, 07:10 AM
sweet toyota


I wonder how long it would take before someone would break out this gem.

Although, it's actually like 3 sweet toyota's. ;-)

DenverChief
04-21-2008, 07:14 AM
I wonder how long it would take before someone would break out this gem.

Although, it's actually like 3 sweet toyota's. ;-)

Daaayyum that is a hella nice car....who are you? and what is the name of the company I should apply at? I am definitely in the wrong business to afford one of those

Craash
04-21-2008, 07:31 AM
Daaayyum that is a hella nice car....who are you? and what is the name of the company I should apply at? I am definitely in the wrong business to afford one of those

Do like I did and save up all your casino cash. ;)

DenverChief
04-21-2008, 07:34 AM
Do like I did and save up all your casino cash. ;)

Hey I made $450 on the Philly/Detroit BB game last night thats a start :)

I shoulda took MCD's up on the offer to go to Hamburger University :sulk:

Craash
04-21-2008, 08:04 AM
Hey I made $450 on the Philly/Detroit BB game last night thats a start :)

I shoulda took MCD's up on the offer to go to Hamburger University :sulk:

There you go!! Only 144 more wins like that, and you're golden!

morphius
04-21-2008, 08:10 AM
For better or worse, we are a fully Wintel shop. That said, usually there is a pretty good demand for 'Nix admins. Is that changing in your experience?
I haven't seen much lately, but I haven't tried as hard as I should. I probably need to drop the resume online somewhere to see what gets hit.

Or maybe I should join the wintel team that sits right next to me, lol.

Craash
04-21-2008, 08:17 AM
I haven't seen much lately, but I haven't tried as hard as I should. I probably need to drop the resume online somewhere to see what gets hit.

Or maybe I should join the wintel team that sits right next to me, lol.


Who knows, like many others, the I.T. landscape changes frequently. I'm an oddity in that I've been with the same firm for almost 13 years now.

Demonpenz
04-21-2008, 08:26 AM
that is a sweet car but if i am spending that much chedder it is going to be a benz, but ythat thing is sweet what color are those wheels sometimes the tint of camera or the color makes em look dirty or the brake dust build up from you power sliding ;)

morphius
04-21-2008, 08:32 AM
Who knows, like many others, the I.T. landscape changes frequently. I'm an oddity in that I've been with the same firm for almost 13 years now.
Everyone on my team has been here 7-10 years, not a lot of turnover because of the flexible work environment.

El Jefe
04-21-2008, 08:48 AM
There you go!! Only 144 more wins like that, and you're golden!

Dang thats puts you at just shy of 65k right (quick math in my head). Wow big money in the house.

El Jefe
04-21-2008, 08:49 AM
Ok I was close just used the calc and your at $64,800, wow.

Craash
04-21-2008, 09:29 AM
that is a sweet car but if i am spending that much chedder it is going to be a benz, but ythat thing is sweet what color are those wheels sometimes the tint of camera or the color makes em look dirty or the brake dust build up from you power sliding ;)

The wheels are custom BBS gun metal.

Craash
04-21-2008, 09:31 AM
Ok I was close just used the calc and your at $64,800, wow.

"144 games" was quick math too. Your first guess was closer. Just go to lexus' website and build one, if you want. Be sure to choose every option. ;-)

Add $150 for the tint, and about 1600 for the clear bra.

El Jefe
04-21-2008, 09:54 AM
"144 games" was quick math too. Your first guess was closer. Just go to lexus' website and build one, if you want. Be sure to choose every option. ;-)

Add $150 for the tint, and about 1600 for the clear bra.

Dang, man that is a very nice ride, your probably the King of the block now eh?

MIAdragon
04-21-2008, 09:54 AM
Nope. Frankly for the money I'd probably look at a barely used M5 or the new X6. That's total blasphemy for me because I'm a car guy, but I saw one of those yesterday and it pushed buttons I didn't know I had.

I'm intrigued by the 135 too, waiting to see what tii model is like. :D


The 135 IS is just as quick as the M3!

ChiTown
04-21-2008, 09:58 AM
I really wish I liked nice cars. I just have no appreciation for the beauty of a car. To me, they are transportation and a black hole for cash.

That said, craash, that is a nice looking ride.

Craash
04-21-2008, 10:30 AM
I really wish I liked nice cars. I just have no appreciation for the beauty of a car. To me, they are transportation and a black hole for cash.

That said, craash, that is a nice looking ride.

The sad thing is that you are correct.

I justify it to myself because it's my way to wind down going from work to home, which is really about all I do. ;-)

Luckily, the Lexus models hold their value well, too. My 07 IS350 cost me 3K to drive for 18 months. Now, truth be told I have a family member who works for the regional office, so I get the cars at dealer cost. In the case of the F, I could sell it now for more than I paid for it.