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Old 07-28-14, 08:51 AM   #46
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oh one thing to keep in mind 07-09 fj compatible rear shocks work, the 2010 and up FJs had a different size mounting hole at the bottom of the shocks
Does it matter what year the FJ is in regards to the rear coil springs?
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Old 08-02-14, 05:42 AM   #47
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My 04 GX with 95K's ride could use a little freshening up. I'm not skilled enough to replace the rear shocks myself. If I wanted to use the OEM 4-Runner shocks, given the issue with widening the lower bracket, where should I take it? If RC'sGX was interested I'd pay him to do it since he is near me. Will a Toyota dealer do this considering the minor custom work needed?
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you can use any aftermarket FJ/4runner rear shock, I plan on installing my Icon VS2.0s, thanks for the write up, seems straight forward and at most a 30 minute job a side
Jus wondering how your icon shocks are working. How's the feel.
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Old 08-31-14, 10:39 AM   #49
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I just replaced my worn out OEM shocks this morning with the Toyota shocks. Rides like a new car.
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The springs are the same 07-current

The icons are nice and smooth, I had them on the FJC and they work absolutely excellent even through big whoops in the sand dunes at Pismo.
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The springs are the same 07-current

The icons are nice and smooth, I had them on the FJC and they work absolutely excellent even through big whoops in the sand dunes at Pismo.
thanks for the input. the oem toyota shocks worked good for like a week and then the ride got really bouncy and seems like there is excessive sway too.
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This is a really great thread guys.

I have 115K on the clock and the suspension is starting to feel really funky.

While I hate the idea of having a switch that doesn't work in the cabin, the cost for the Lexus OEMs is just too much to stomach.
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This is a really great thread guys.

I have 115K on the clock and the suspension is starting to feel really funky.

While I hate the idea of having a switch that doesn't work in the cabin, the cost for the Lexus OEMs is just too much to stomach.
You can get a blank or pocket from your dealership that will fill that spot (from the 100 series LC's) and no one will ever know.
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http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-f...ilovers-2.html

post 18 has the parts numbers for the blank/pocket that replaces the height control switch
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Any updates regarding the longevity of the 4runner shocks and/or ride comparisons to kyb or 4600? I am starting with rear shocks and moving to fronts soon.
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Default not bouncing ride anymore on lexus gx470

hello there
i had on left side driver side bouncing ride and i think the problem was the shock abrosber its too old, its has 145.000miles already
so i was looking on forums so i decided and bought shocks for Toyota 4runner 2003 (4.7L engine 4wd)
so just bought the new shocks today (22 of september 2016) and installed by me in parking lot, took me 1 hour for total job, used 1 wranch even i did not take the tires out its no need for this,
you will do it easy without taking the tire out

so i bought this new shock absorber for toyota 4runner 2003 from AUTO-ZONE(you can call dealer toyota will cost 50$) parts store cost me 45$ each one total cost with taxes for 2=98$
easy instalation
the oem cost 900$ for bought at lexus dealer or ebay store

so its a big difference 95$ vs 900$

yes you loose ability for sport and comfort regime but who cares never used sport one

and i will to rebuild for oem old rear shocks, will cost 200-300$ and 50.000mile warranty on them

good luck

any question write on site
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Hey guys,

my wifes GX has been riding rough and needing new shocks. We didn't want to spend oem money ...so she has been living with it. Last week....I think her air ride failed. The rear is jacked up and locked in this position. So...after some research I am going to replace the rear shocks and not use the air system any more and go to coil springs in the rear. This will cost me about 380 in parts and about an hour or two of my time. Just wanted to share in case anybody runs into this issue.
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IMXCITD:
Would you share with us all the parts needed on this project?
Thank you.
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thanks for the input. the oem toyota shocks worked good for like a week and then the ride got really bouncy and seems like there is excessive sway too.
I know it's been a couple of years but can you describe what you found out with your situation and how you resolved it?

Thanks!
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