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is hendrick lexus cool about mods, or should i go back to stock for the inspection, i know they are ok with suspension but what about he other mods (listed in sig)?
 

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I don't know about the partcular dealership you speak of...however, my experience has been that the dealership doesn't care that much with such insignificant mods. I know for a fact that numberous employees/techs at my dealership are cool with mods and one of the techs even has a turbo IS300.
 

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...however, my experience has been that the dealership doesn't care that much with such insignificant mods.
Did you just call his car insignificant?! :eek:

Dem sound like fightin' words!
 

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Everytime I go to have my car serviced or something done they are always cool.. When I first bought my car they agreed to instally my Srt Intake. Since then I have installed the Prolex Shortshifter. They were cool with that. Next trip I made down there I had my Xerd header and Racepipe. They all loved and wanted to hear it more. I've been to several other Dealships and Hendrick has always treated me well. I'am only 20 but have always treated me good considering the mods I have. Since my First IS that I bought with them. They have all wanted to sit around and talk cars and Bullshit. I'am sure everything will be cool when you drop in. When I leave my car I usally get a 03 ES or a RX. for the day or week or however they need my car. I live in Soutern West Virgina and make the drive down to Charlotte, because they have always been good to me. I rather do that then to drive to the shitty Lexus Dealership thats around here.

Hope that helps some man.


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i hate pohonka!!!!!

never got any worthwile service

satisfied with Lexus, not the crap-tastic dealership
my sister gets better treatment with her mitsubushi dealer :pissed: :pissed: :pissed:

will definitely buy another lexus, never anything from pohonka again!!!!
 

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maybe i get treated like a kid since i'm only 20...wait so are you....you do get better service :pissed:

i've gone to silverspring to get parts.....cheaper,better,nicer.
 

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Here's a tip for pricing- Buy all of your parts through your local toyota dealership. They will charge you less than the lexus dealership.
 

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viper66 said:
Wino_II said:
...however, my experience has been that the dealership doesn't care that much with such insignificant mods.
Did you just call his car insignificant?! :eek:

Dem sound like fightin' words!
Well, reading his mod list.

PLP-SFI | radiator panel | Tanabe gf210 | Drager II
Hotchkis Sways in the mail (somewhere)
Tokico Illuminas (sitting next to the TV)


There is nothing that sticks out to me, other than the exhaust, that would cause me to think that the dealer would make a big deal of anything.
 

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ali1983khan said:
i hate pohonka!!!!!

never got any worthwile service

satisfied with Lexus, not the crap-tastic dealership
my sister gets better treatment with her mitsubushi dealer :pissed: :pissed: :pissed:

will definitely buy another lexus, never anything from pohonka again!!!!
Last time I had my car serviced @ Pohanka, they were listening to my system (back when I had my stock HU). I always turn my radio off & remember the last CD/track I listened to. When I got my car back, it was on a different cd/track. No biggie but I'm sure they go through your car when it's back there especially when exterior mods are noticeable.

The only thing I like about Pohanka is their customer lounge, they have every beverage you want plus donuts, muffins, etc. :lol:
 

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NC is almost at cali standards, this is the first inspection for the car since i bought it, but with my old car they wanted to see documentation of carb legal and all that crap, and it was a hendrick dealer, maybe i'll just go to like a little service station that does, i would be more than willing to bet they don't care, thats what i did with my old car(it was far from legal engine wise) and i got away with it.

the stuff isn't hard to change either, i might go ahead and do it, it's only like an hour tops to do both intake and exhaust
 

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They wont care at all. I have had almost all my work done there. They really embrace the mods and want to see more. I have tons of mods ... you have nothing to worry about. The dealership has been remodeled too and service is really nice now.
 

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They wont care at all. I have had almost all my work done there. They really embrace the mods and want to see more. I have tons of mods ... you have nothing to worry about. The dealership has been remodeled too and service is really nice now.

Since they re-did the place it's the nicest dealership I have ever been to. Last time I was there waiting for a lil bit I ate all the cookies and all the Coke my stomach could take while sitting in the nice comfty chairs watching Speed chanel. What more could you ask for haha?


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its a nice looking dealership, haven't had to much to do with the service department other than some simple stuff. most things are o\done up here in ohio, they are ok with mods as well, surprisingly. i think one of the salesmen is actually on this board, he's got a red one too

but yall don't think i should have a problem with state inspection?
 

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nope ... i have the RMM intake and Greddy EVO exhaust. I have a twin NX bottle setup and Area 51 Black Box ... also, they cant get my car on the lifts unless they use a floor jack to lift it up because its so low ... they have never said a word and I pass inspection everytime.
 

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EYE_S said:
nope ... i have the RMM intake and Greddy EVO exhaust. I have a twin NX bottle setup and Area 51 Black Box ... also, they cant get my car on the lifts unless they use a floor jack to lift it up because its so low ... they have never said a word and I pass inspection everytime.
I was actually thinking about NX. Can you pm with some details of your system?
 
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