Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - Second Generation > Suspension and Brakes
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

2008 IS250 Harsh Stock Suspension

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-31-12, 12:55 PM   #1
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default 2008 IS250 Harsh Stock Suspension

So I have 47000 miles on my 08 IS250 and since the last 3-4k miles I have noticed that my car is no more "luxury". It goes "thwack" over road cracks and cats eyes on the highway.
When driving slow, say under 30 mph, it is even worse. If I go over cracks or a pothole, it goes thwack and the whole passenger cabin, and the doors shimmy & shake.
Took it to Sewell Lexus and after 2 days called to say everything is perfect. Nothing wrong with the suspension of the car.

Tire pressure is 35psi front and 37psi rear.
Tires: Turanza ER33 and half worn.

Help! What could be wrong here?
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-12, 01:14 PM   #2
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default

no response?? Help...I am tired of hearing the door weatherstrip rub against the frame everytime the car goes over bumps and road cracks
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-12, 01:58 PM   #3
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default

So I have been driving a lot of loaners with varying mileages while I work the Lexus dealership on this issue since the last 20 days or so

2011 IS250 with 14K
2011 IS350 with 23K
2011 RX450 with 4.5K
2010 RX350 with 41K
.
Here is what I observe:

The Lexus (be it the IS or the RX) has great supple yet firm suspension up 35k- 40K. Beyond that, the suspension is downright firm (read harsh). Mine is at 47K. Which means it is settling down..all the way. Dealership is not willing to call it a warranty issue. It is simply the design of the vehicle, and no failure of any suspension component.

What do you say? I am at a loss right now on how to deal with Lexus or enjoy my car as a Luxury sport car anymore. It is simply a sport car, no more Luxury.
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-12, 07:46 PM   #4
Gville350
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (8)
 
Gville350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 6,410
Default

If you are unhappy with the ride quality, perhaps some new shocks are needed?

http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...p=pp&gbm=a
Gville350 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-12, 11:44 AM   #5
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gville350 View Post
If you are unhappy with the ride quality, perhaps some new shocks are needed?

http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...p=pp&gbm=a
Why would that not be covered under warranty??
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-12, 01:22 PM   #6
Gville350
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (8)
 
Gville350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 6,410
Default

^Because they are a "wear" item, just like brake pads and rotors.
Gville350 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-12, 08:24 AM   #7
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default

So this is getting worse at 58K miles and I am finally thinking I need the new shocks. How much does it cost for an install?
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-12, 08:37 AM   #8
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default

and what is the part# to get this @ Sewell Parts for the 2008 IS250?
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-12, 08:44 AM   #9
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default

No worries...got it ..can somebody tell me that this is right or not?

http://is.sewellparts.com/oem-catalo...S250-2008.html

48510 4851080360
ABSORBER ASSEMBLY, SHOCK (STRUT), FRONT (RIGHT / PASSENGER SIDE) MARK 48510-53141 (RWD - REAR WHEEL DRIVE)

48520 4852059405
ABSORBER ASSEMBLY, SHOCK (STRUT), FRONT (LEFT / DRIVER SIDE) 1 MARK 48520-53061
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-12, 08:51 AM   #10
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,575
Default

Or do I need to just buy this?

http://www.stockwiseauto.com/product...ource/googleps

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________

2008 IS250 - Obsidian Black with Black leather.
Premium Pkg, Nav system, P225/40YR18 front & P255/40YR18 rear tires, Rear Lip Spoiler, F-sport Shocks.
chikoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-12, 08:51 AM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tire Pressure question g2bme IS - Second Generation 2 06-17-14 06:55 PM
Odd Vibration From Rear Tires eknine9 Suspension and Brakes 6 01-11-13 11:06 PM
2008 IS250 Stock Suspension going Harsh chikoo IS - Second Generation 34 03-09-12 08:30 AM
air runner question KixRus LS430 3 02-03-10 10:11 PM
Dash lights out? I got the quick fix! closet mechanic SC 400/300 9 04-29-02 12:05 AM


Tags
2008, 250, 47000, black, harsh, is250, leather, lexus, number, part, premium, rear, sport, struts, supension, suspension

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:45 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info