Originally Posted by IwantLS400
My strut rod bushings are bad and so are the rear arm bushings on the knuckle well going bad.
I'm looking at poly options cause my records show the bushings were replaced not long ago and i just don't wanna keep doing them. I use the car for work and love the comfort of it. If i go poly how bad am i going to feel it? I have run poly bushings on sports cars and my truck but never something like this. I read somewhere it was a huge deal and changed the ride a ton so i thought id ask before i order.
Poly bushings are awful on the LS400, regardless of who made them, avoid like the plague! - use the genuine Toyota original bushings, they are fabulous and cheap! - Many online real Lexus dealerships discount them ~25%
make sure you get the information on how they should be properly clocked
(360° orientation) from the service manual to supply to the machine shop pressing them in, or else they will not realize it matters and do it wrong.
when reinstalling the strut bars (as well as many other suspension components) the car must be off the jack and on the ground when the part is torqued down to spec.