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Metra 99-8156 Single DIN Installation Dash Kit for 1990-1994 Lexus LS 400

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  • By 1998, the smooth and quiet ride atop the Lexus reputation for reliability had delivered the LS 400 to the top of US luxury flagship sales. Still within its second generation, the LS received a new engine and some additional interior features. Also, a navigation system was available for the first time.

    The new four cam 4.0 liter V-8 featured Toyota's Variable Valve Timing + intelligence technology. VVT+i boosted engine power, while lowering emissions and improving fuel efficiency. The LS's V-8 now produced 290 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, and it was paired with a new 5-speed automatic transmission. Lexus now claimed a 6.5 second 0-60 time for the LS, which meant that the new engine shaved one second off the prior time. Despite the LS's considerable bulk, it braked from 60 mph to a stop in just 118 feet. A new optional Vehicle Skid Control system provided some compensation for the rear wheel drive layout.
    Aside from the new optional navigation system, most interior changes are subtle, like retractable headrests for example. On the outside, the grille, headlights, and taillights are all new. Sporting enthusiasts had occasionally faulted the LS for its seemingly distant relationship with the road. The soft and forgiving suspension and silent cabin limited some of the thrills that may be found in the Lexus GS sedans or SC coupes. However, the LS 400 has been marked by its serene cabin, delicate road manners, and outstanding craftsmanship. It was not a sports sedan, but neither were its more expensive German competitors, which were all being outsold.

    Side-impact airbags were added as standard equipment in 1997. Otherwise, the Lexus LS 400 was unchanged. The second generation of the Lexus flagship sedan would get several updates in the following year. For now, it remained the best selling luxury flagship in the United States, with sales exceeding more expensive Euros like the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes Benz S-Class. Today, depreciation is also comparatively low.
    For the eighth year, the LS 400 was equipped with essentially the same engine as all prior models. An entirely new 4.0 liter V-8 would arrive in the following year. After a power boost in 1995, this old V-8 made 260 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The potent engine was paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and the addition of the optional air suspension system allowed drivers to make adjustments to suit their ride preferences.

    The LS 400 interior's ergonomics and finish further illustrated why this was the Lexus flagship: leather, walnut trim, dual zone climate control, power everything. While the drive train provided smoothness and stability, the interior was well protected from road, wind, and engine noise, regardless of speed (within reason). Lexus had borrowed a retractable cup holder design from Toyota, which was often cited as the cabin's worst feature. Many late-90s LSs have reached impressive mileage marks, but once drivers find themselves in that 150-200k range, they should be prepared for rather common costly repairs like power steering pumps.

    First generation (LS 400)
    Overview
    Also called Toyota Celsior (Japan)
    Production May 1989 – September 1994
    Model years 1990–1994
    Designer Kunihiro Uchida (1986)
    Powertrain
    Engine 4.0 L 1UZ-FE V8
    Transmission 4-speed A341E automatic
    Dimensions
    Wheelbase 2,814 mm (110.8 in)
    Length 4,996 mm (196.7 in)
    Width 1,821–1,829 mm (71.7–72.0 in)
    Height 1,405–1,415 mm (55.3–55.7 in)
    Curb weight 1,705–1,750 kg (3,759–3,858 lb)

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    I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt Vojta and assume that you are earnest about the “its perfect but has no soul” theme, but even if that were true why write this article? It pretty much writes itself from auto enthusiast cliche. You could have at least looked a little deeper into what it is about this experience, but you took the easy way out. May you put more effort into your futher work, I will continue to check it out in hopes that you do.

    This “soul” stuff is just a load of BS, charm and soul of motoring is found where your mind is open to it. Some people will find it in an old LS400, some and old Benz whatever. Soul is not firmer springs and shocks despite what you or other sheeple enthusiasts may think.

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    My 1997 lexus ls400 runs good for up about a hour then out of no where it cuts off... i can start it right back up but hen maybe a min later itll cut off again then it wont do it again for maybe a...

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January 1992 The SC 400 and ES 300 are named Automobile Magazine All-Stars, and SC 400 a Car and Driver 10Best. Lexus outsells BMW and Mercedes-Benz to become the number-one luxury import. March 1992 Motor Trend and the Motoring Press Association name the SC 400 Import Car of the Year. July 1992 Lexus again tops the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Study as the #1 Carline, and the Sales Satisfaction Study as the Best Overall Carline. September 1992 A freshened LS 400 appears with more than 50 changes, many as a direct response to dealer and customer requests. January 1993 Lexus introduces its first luxury performance sedan, the GS 300. The SC 300 is named to the Car and Driver 10Best list and to Automobile Magazine's All-Star list. June 1993 The LS 400 is named the Best Import Car for 1993 by The Robb Report. July 1993 For the third year in a row, Lexus is ranked as the #1 Carline in the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Study. February 1994 Lexus is ranked as the Best Overall Carline in the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Performance Study, reflecting satisfaction after three years of ownership. May 1994 Lexus sweeps the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, with the Best Overall Carline ranking. July 1994 Lexus is ranked as the #1 Carline in the J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Study for the fourth straight year and as the Best Overall Carline in Sales Satisfaction for the third time in four years. November 1994 The redesigned second-generation LS 400 goes on sale. December 1994 The new LS 400 is designated Best of What's New by Popular Science. The LS400 was launched in the UK in June 1990 as a one-specification model. It had a brandnew 4.0-litre V8 engine which set new levels for smoothness and refinement. All cars