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Old 06-19-14, 08:26 AM   #46
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lexus needs to acknowledge and fix the issue. it may be complicated one though.
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Old 07-14-14, 01:28 PM   #47
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Wanted to let you know I found a solution for the famous "lean" on the gx460 (in my case, Land Cruiser Prado)... It consists in "confusing" the load level sensors located under the chasis on each side of our trucks... I followed the guide posted on this forum and worked like a charm!

I used about a 10-12mm washer on the right side (the lean side) and a 5mm washer on the left side

By doing this mod you can also "lift" your car to your desired spec...

let me know if you have any questions..

http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread...l=1#post280029
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Old 07-14-14, 10:02 PM   #48
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Wanted to let you know I found a solution for the famous "lean" on the gx460 (in my case, Land Cruiser Prado)... It consists in "confusing" the load level sensors located under the chasis on each side of our trucks... I followed the guide posted on this forum and worked like a charm!

I used about a 10-12mm washer on the right side (the lean side) and a 5mm washer on the left side

By doing this mod you can also "lift" your car to your desired spec...

let me know if you have any questions..

http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread...l=1#post280029
it great that you found a fix solution of the leaning to the right on our GX460 with air suspension, can you take a close up pics where you used the washer on the height sensors? are they two or four sensors? only in the back? can you give more detail? would it affect the ride like it steer to one side or it is going straight? because my 14" GX it steer to the right while moving on highway and also the right front sit lower than the left, is it the solution to fix these? thanks
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Old 07-15-14, 02:23 PM   #49
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? would it affect the ride like it steer to one side or it is going straight? because my 14" GX it steer to the right while moving on highway and also the right front sit lower than the left, is it the solution to fix these? thanks
Mine is that way. I am bringing it in again to meet with a rep from Lexus.

Literally the vehicle pulls to the right. I feel like I am laboring to keep it straight.
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Old 07-31-14, 03:50 AM   #50
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I had an appointment yesterday to meet with a Lexus Rep and the service manager.

A TSB has not been published yet, but a fix has been made for the lean problem. The front right spring has been reproduced with a different spring rate. While the TSB is still unofficial, Lexus did ship this part to the US and my vehicle has been fixed.

I am picking it up today and will post the results.
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Old 07-31-14, 06:25 AM   #51
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I had an appointment yesterday to meet with a Lexus Rep and the service manager.

A TSB has not been published yet, but a fix has been made for the lean problem. The front right spring has been reproduced with a different spring rate. While the TSB is still unofficial, Lexus did ship this part to the US and my vehicle has been fixed.

I am picking it up today and will post the results.
Great new, hopefully it will fix the lean issue? I hate looking at my truck from behind when it park
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Great new, hopefully it will fix the lean issue? I hate looking at my truck from behind when it park
Yes. That is what is it designed for. The TSB, when published, will be out to fix the lean issue.

Apparently since the GX is sold in many other countries with right and left hand drive, Lexus discovered tweaking the spring rate on the front right suspension would fix this issue.

However you might be able to notify your dealer before the TSB about this issue. Tell them about the front right suspension. Lexus already had replacement springs in the US for this issue, and your dealer may be able to get their hands on it. I'm sure they are in limited supply since the TSB is not yet published they probably only sent over a minimum amount to test.
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Yes. That is what is it designed for. The TSB, when published, will be out to fix the lean issue.

Apparently since the GX is sold in many other countries with right and left hand drive, Lexus discovered tweaking the spring rate on the front right suspension would fix this issue.

However you might be able to notify your dealer before the TSB about this issue. Tell them about the front right suspension. Lexus already had replacement springs in the US for this issue, and your dealer may be able to get their hands on it. I'm sure they are in limited supply since the TSB is not yet published they probably only sent over a minimum amount to test.
Great, have you got your fixed? Just need a confirmation before I go to my dealer
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Great, have you got your fixed? Just need a confirmation before I go to my dealer
Picking it up this morning. I will post the results.
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so front springs are affecting rear leveling?
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My truck look like it need the front and rear passenger sides fix, but hope just the front right would fix it?
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so front springs are affecting rear leveling?
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My truck look like it need the front and rear passenger sides fix, but hope just the front right would fix it?
I asked the same question. And was told yes, just the front.

Think about it. Jack up one of your front tires off the ground. The rear has to pivot with it, otherwise the rear tire will also come off the ground :-) Not to mention the frame would have to crack along with the body :-p

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so front springs are affecting rear leveling?
Makes total sense, think of it this way, you have a low or flat tire on the right front, the left rear sits up higher, same thing with spring height, lower on front right would make rear left go up. But..... with that being said, your front end should be lower on one side. Time to measure the front.
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Makes total sense, think of it this way, you have a low or flat tire on the right front, the left rear sits up higher, same thing with spring height, lower on front right would make rear left go up. But..... with that being said, your front end should be lower on one side. Time to measure the front.
my newer gx is not leaning, but one side is about 1 inch lower than the other. I measured it 2 days back. Less than 100 miles on odometer. Definitely no lean however visible to naked eye. I totally understand front affecting rear. I will measure fronts today
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