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Old 10-13-13, 10:35 AM   #601
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Installed some 20" wheels and tires.

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Old 10-13-13, 10:32 PM   #602
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So in her 1st year and 20k flawless miles I have done these:
-GROM USB-Bluetooth adapter
-Proclip custom fit iPhone and iPad mini holders
-roof rack delete
-OEM HID headlights retrofit
-Eibach lowering springs (stiffer not lower)
-K&N panel air filter
-F Sport FORGED 19x8 rims on 255/35/19 Michelins
-RX400h front grille that I bought from defo ^^
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Old 10-13-13, 11:35 PM   #603
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So in her 1st year and 20k flawless miles I have done these:
-GROM USB-Bluetooth adapter
-Proclip custom fit iPhone and iPad mini holders
-roof rack delete
-OEM HID headlights retrofit
-Eibach lowering springs (stiffer not lower)
-K&N panel air filter
-F Sport FORGED 19x8 rims on 255/35/19 Michelins
-RX400h front grille that I bought from defo ^^
Looking good! I would say it needs some air/coil suspension or just H&R springs. Of course it's your car. Besides that it's very clean. I like it.
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Old 10-13-13, 11:44 PM   #604
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Looking good! I would say it needs some air/coil suspension or just H&R springs. Of course it's your car. Besides that it's very clean. I like it.
I I already have Eibach springs, I thought they will lower the car and make it stiffer. Well...Eibach lied to me and only made it stiffer, not lower. I'm not planning to put more ridiculous money into suspension...I'd rather get a new car
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Old 10-13-13, 11:47 PM   #605
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So in her 1st year and 20k flawless miles I have done these:
-GROM USB-Bluetooth adapter
-Proclip custom fit iPhone and iPad mini holders
-roof rack delete
-OEM HID headlights retrofit
-Eibach lowering springs (stiffer not lower)
-K&N panel air filter
-F Sport FORGED 19x8 rims on 255/35/19 Michelins
-RX400h front grille that I bought from defo ^^
Very sharp looking RX. I like the overall look.
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Old 10-13-13, 11:57 PM   #606
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I I already have Eibach springs, I thought they will lower the car and make it stiffer. Well...Eibach lied to me and only made it stiffer, not lower. I'm not planning to put more ridiculous money into suspension...I'd rather get a new car
H&R springs was what I had. Decent drop and good spring rates. I hear you though.
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Old 10-14-13, 12:51 AM   #607
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-F Sport FORGED 19x8 rims on 255/35/19 Michelins

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I love those rims. I saw them last year in this same thread and was curious on how they look on the Rx. If it's not too much trouble, can you post another picture from the side. Thanks in advance.
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I love those rims. I saw them last year in this same thread and was curious on how they look on the Rx. If it's not too much trouble, can you post another picture from the side. Thanks in advance.
I don't have a proper photo from the side...
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Look'n good!
That's your grille! Well not yours anymore, but from you !
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That's your grille! Well not yours anymore, but from you !
Saw that....looks good!
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The wheels looks good for sure !!
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So in her 1st year and 20k flawless miles I have done these:
-GROM USB-Bluetooth adapter
-Proclip custom fit iPhone and iPad mini holders
-roof rack delete
-OEM HID headlights retrofit
-Eibach lowering springs (stiffer not lower)
-K&N panel air filter
-F Sport FORGED 19x8 rims on 255/35/19 Michelins
-RX400h front grille that I bought from defo ^^
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Hey Dragosdor:
Everything looks great! Are you running the Eibach Pro Kit on stock/OEM struts? If not, what brand are you using?

I have the Pro Kit on my RX400H AWD, with KYB Excel G struts. Vehicle rode fine for a while, but after only 5 months and 3K miles, it has degraded and drives like a box of rocks now. I'm wondering if the pro kit and KYB struts just can't handle the weight of the RX.

Since KYB and Monroe are the only 2 options (other than JDM), I might go for OEM Lexus struts, but those are pretty darn pricey!

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Hey Dragosdor:
Everything looks great! Are you running the Eibach Pro Kit on stock/OEM struts? If not, what brand are you using?

I have the Pro Kit on my RX400H AWD, with KYB Excel G struts. Vehicle rode fine for a while, but after only 5 months and 3K miles, it has degraded and drives like a box of rocks now. I'm wondering if the pro kit and KYB struts just can't handle the weight of the RX.

Since KYB and Monroe are the only 2 options (other than JDM), I might go for OEM Lexus struts, but those are pretty darn pricey!
I did not replace the oem struts yet. Car only has 50k miles. So far ride is good, just a tad firmer than oem springs.
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I did not replace the oem struts yet. Car only has 50k miles. So far ride is good, just a tad firmer than oem springs.
Thanks for the response. I'm leaning towards shelling out the cash for OEM struts. Mine had 87k miles when I replaced them with KYB.
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