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Old 11-15-05, 09:50 AM   #46
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Try contacting Mr. Lexo at www.luxurymods.com
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Old 11-21-05, 02:51 PM   #47
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hey guys....i just contacted bilstein and they said they dont make any shocks with different snap ring setting for a 95ls400......any info on this or the guy at bilsteins didnt know what he was talking about....plz help!!
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Old 11-21-05, 02:53 PM   #48
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Try TMENGINEERING. PM DOUBLEWHOOSH.

I think Bilsteins were discontinued, but I'm not sure. TM Eng. may have them still.
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Old 11-21-05, 10:44 PM   #49
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hey guys....i just contacted bilstein and they said they dont make any shocks with different snap ring setting for a 95ls400......any info on this or the guy at bilsteins didnt know what he was talking about....plz help!!
That guy didnt know what he was talking about. There were two types, the type they sell anywhere, and the ones that came with the L-sportline with more snap ring locations.
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Old 08-11-06, 12:20 AM   #50
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Default converting 93 ls from OEM air to aftermarket tokico struts f&r with tanabe springs

has any one ever did this conversion if so do you have pics and how hard was it.

thanks

will be attempting this crazy conversion this weekend.
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Old 08-11-06, 12:42 AM   #51
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why? if you want to lower the car a factory air ride controller is made for that gen ls...
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http://www.strutmasters.com/catalog.php?cat=14

follow the strut change tut. on www.lexls.com
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Old 08-11-06, 10:44 AM   #53
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thanks, but the reason why is the rear set of oem air struts broke. too much to replace.
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Old 08-11-06, 10:47 AM   #54
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THanks PureDrifter
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Old 08-11-06, 10:49 AM   #55
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Fronts are fairly easy Rear is a PITA just because you have to pull seat and rear dash Lexls has a tutorial i think
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lexls has a tut on changing the front struts but also has a tut on removing the rear seats and parcel shelf. that you would use to get to the upper mounts.

www.lexls.com/tutorials/body/rearseat.html
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Old 08-11-06, 02:38 PM   #57
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Thanks again Pure Drifter.
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Old 08-13-06, 03:12 PM   #58
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The rear struts are a PITA. The repair manual reccomends that you remove the rear driveshafts but you can do the job without doing this. Here's how: once you remove the rear seat and unbolt the strut from the top strut mount, and then unbolt the bolt that holds the strut to the axle, use a hydraulic jack to support the axle. Then push the strut inwards towards the trunk of your car. Then take the jack and raise the axle all the way.. this will give you enough room to drop the strut down. Now lower the axle with the jack, and you should be able to maneuver the strut enough to pull it out.. when you put the new one in.. make sure you do it the opposite way you took it out.

You will probably have to use the jack to move the axle up and align it with the strut when you install the new strut.

And be sure to align your spring and upper strut mount on the strut properly.. nothing more frustrating than spnding an hour getting the strut into the lower body of the car only to find out the spring is misaligned and you have to take it all out and start over!
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Great! thanks for the info Sunseet & PVSLS400
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Old 09-04-06, 11:12 PM   #60
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Default tanabe df210 springs w/tokico shocks .....help

Hi

Just installed these NEW tokicos w/ Tanabe DF210 Lowered Springs.
Converted my stock air ride to the above suspension. Due to the rear air shocks going bad.

Now I have a problem of the rear bottoming out alot. I used NEW Leuxs rubber boots in between the mount and the springs.

All the parts were NEW. PLEASE can someone help....find me a solution.

Thanks.
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