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Wait a sec... how can that be safe? The exhaust has to be sealed until it gets to the back of the car to get rid of carbon monoxide, etc. Plus, carbon buildup exiting from the actual tip of the pipe will accumulate in the bumper cover/faux tips and blacken that area pretty quickly. I am confused here. Can someone honestly explain this photo?
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Wait a sec... how can that be safe? The exhaust has to be sealed until it gets to the back of the car to get rid of carbon monoxide, etc. Plus, carbon buildup exiting from the actual tip of the pipe will accumulate in the bumper cover/faux tips and blacken that area pretty quickly. I am confused here. Can someone honestly explain this photo?

the lower could be a fake tip and pipe?

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the lower could be a fake tip and pipe?

Both tips are fake as the actual exhaust ends before the tips...and not even lined up with said tips.

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From the Edmunds test drive:

There's also something about the gimmicky styling. The most telling trace of disingenuousness can be found in those stacked quad exhaust "resonators," as Lexus describes them. We discovered that not one of the chromed ovals is directly plumbed to the muffler and are instead part of the rear fascia. They're there just for looks.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drive...rticleId=123125

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Anyone really surprised? This is the same crap ricers pull.

And look:

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For $60k, you get the same junk switchgear your 2007 Corolla has. Nothing better than ALL AUTO screen printed onto the 'authentic' trim panel to add that touch of class.

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I owned an '06 IS250 and I can tell you, my '08 CTS's interior blows that thing away!! The IS's inside rear-view mirror vibrated badly when the sunroof was open, love that build/structural quality!! The plastic on the door grip had hard edges (something GM would be cruisified for by the automotive press)! And how about that fake carbon fiber they are using on the doors and console that Inside line is praising as a nice break?!! Something else the domestics would be ridiculed for! At least this wasn't a glowing review!

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Anyone really surprised? This is the same crap ricers pull.

And look:

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For $60k, you get the same junk switchgear your 2007 Corolla has. Nothing better than ALL AUTO screen printed onto the 'authentic' trim panel to add that touch of class.

I would hardly call "Alluminized Composite" Authentic. Sounds like fake carbon fiber to me!!

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What what what?!?

Where is the hooting and jibber jabber over the rubbermade garbage can lid?!?

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At least Cadillac put some effort and style into theirs.....

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What what what?!?

Where is the hooting and jibber jabber over the rubbermade garbage can lid?!?

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At least Cadillac put some effort and style into theirs.....

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Actually, that's not the CTS's cover, at leat the new one's. I'm at work so I can't post it, but IMO it looks better than either of those.
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Unless I've missed something, The CTS is the only car with a tower brace that actually is styled to look like something nice instead of just some ugly black pole stuck in there.

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Actually, that's not the CTS's cover, at leat the new one's. I'm at work so I can't post it, but IMO it looks better than either of those.

well, that's actually a Northstar, but they all look relatively similar.

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Unless I've missed something, The CTS is the only car with a tower brace that actually is styled to look like something nice instead of just some ugly black pole stuck in there.

I agree, Cadillacs Tower brace for stiffer front end does look very nice. The Lexus does not even look like it has a Tower Brace? :scratchchin:

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Wow, Toyota gets lazier every week. Most ricer's would guffaw at that job...

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this is damn hilarious. isn't that fake-ness a little noticeable?

and yes i agree, the tower brace on the CTS is like art. very stylish.

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The style is nice looking if it was really attached and functional it would be awesome, but this face face is pathetic and I hope more people realize that and bash Toyota / Lexus for that.

I wonder if Lexus has a flow of Air going to that area to flush out the deadly gas build up? I can just see the lawsuits of death by CO2. :stupid:

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Oh... not a problem. They'll insist there's no problem with it, at most only a TSB to install some hose to join them up when the customer complains breathing problems inside the car, "for customer satisfaction".

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