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Old 10-14-12, 02:04 PM   #16
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Old 10-14-12, 03:04 PM   #18
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Old 10-14-12, 06:26 PM   #19
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Took it out for a long 30 mile drive. First impressions: This what should be standard, for those cross shopping with BMW. Long, yet firm travel. Not for the regular Lexus customers. Amazing.
Wanted to quote myself as I think this is amazing.

Thank you to all who helped me answer the questions I had about the F-sport Shocks.

Props to Steve from Lexus of North Miami. At one point I was freaking out, but he kept his cool.

Shout out to Steve of JB Corvettes @ Carrollton, TX for getting them installed in just 3 hrs.
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Old 10-14-12, 10:08 PM   #20
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Are your springs from the luxury or sport package?

Also, you said your car is riding higher now? How much higher?
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Old 10-15-12, 05:26 AM   #21
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It is back to stock height, as my factory shocks were shot and unable to be a part of the load bearing structure effectively. In other words, put side by side, the f-sport shocks were about 3/4 inch taller than the old ones.
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Are mine Luxury or sport springs? I don't know. How can I tell the difference?
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I am betting you have the sport suspension.

Great job going F-Sport. Almost did the same but found some near new take off original dampers. How is your inner front tire wear?
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Inner Front tire wear is bad...

It sucks. to have a luxo sport car have such issues.
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Rode some bad roads today. Ouch....Now I know how harsh these can be........
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^^^^
So you mean it is really harsh on bad road?
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Yea. It is bad on cracked and pothole road. Very direct road feel.
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I am betting you have the sport suspension.

Great job going F-Sport. Almost did the same but found some near new take off original dampers. How is your inner front tire wear?
I double checked and found out that I do not have the sport suspension.
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Old 10-17-12, 08:45 AM   #29
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today I am driving a loaner 2012 IS250 with 5000 miles on it and has 18" wheels, no sport suspension.

The car rides very tight (and I mean very tight) and behaves the same on bad roads as my F-sport shocks (maybe even worse). The F-sport on the other hand is providing more "road feel" and does not lean in the corners as the stock shocks do.

Wow.
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how many miles were on the original shocks when they were shot?
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