Originally Posted by robert1408
I'm scheduled into my former shop shop foreman's new shop Monday afternoon to replace all eight control arms on my '07. This car has had a slight pull to the right since new so I also got both positive offset upper brackets to raise the camber on the left side and the forward bracket for the right side to raise that caster some. The local Lexus dealer in Austin had all the parts in stock. They gave me net pricing on parts, $2713.28 with tax for all of it. The parts manager there says they sell lots these arms and brackets.
This shop only charges $70/hr. and I'm guessing about 4 hours for this. If all goes well, I'll get the alignment done Tuesday morning. I'll post results in a few days after some driving.
Great info on your posts! I have a 2011 LS460L, no air suspension. Just had my lowers replaced by the dealer under warranty, and now my front end is 1.5 inches higher. Took it back, thought maybe they put the wrong part on possibly. They said it's correct and that's just how it is.
Took the car to a different dealer, and they loosened/retightened the parts with the suspension in it's normal ride height. It seemed to help a little bit, but still looks kind of high to me.
I thought these parts might fix a noise problem that I hear whenever i step on the brakes. It's not a loud noise, but light knocking sound. I replaced pads/rotors as well, still didn't fix light knocking noise i hear when braking at slow speeds.
In trying to fix one problem, it seems like I have a new one now with the front ride height.
I'm open for any suggestions or feedback. I have brought up the brake actuator to their attention, but they say that "it is normal noises"....
Thanks in advance everyone!