F-sport Shocks - Club Lexus Forums


Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) > Suspension and Brakes
Log In 

F-sport Shocks

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-12, 04:59 PM   #1
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default F-sport Shocks

So I believe that my front shocks are dead (not leaking) but not working effectively based upon the ride quality and tire wear patterns.

Well, This gives me a chance to put on new shocks. After a lot of back and forth, I am seriously thinking of going for F-sport shocks, but do not want to lower my car.

So the question that I am trying to find answers to are:

1. Can I use the F-sport shocks with the standard factory springs because I do not want lower ride height?

2. What other parts would I need to order while changing them out? Mount, Bellows, spring insulator, bushings, etc?

Also, what is this? Do I need this?
48680 4868053030 SUPPORT ASSEMBLY, FRONT SUSPENSION

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

Your help is very much appreciated.

Thanks!
__________________

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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-12, 08:13 PM   #2
Hoovey2411
Moderator
Trader Score: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 32,401
Default

Quote:
1. Can I use the F-sport shocks with the standard factory springs because I do not want lower ride height?
Yes



10 char
__________________
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic95774_1.gif
|Version 3.5 |TLN #918|
GIANTS|NINERS|SHARKS|WARRIORS
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-12, 06:52 PM   #3
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default

Hey, I am discussing the F-sport shock with Lexus of North Miami and their take is that you do not need the spring seat / perch for the F-sport. In their own words as a response to my email, here is what they say

"Your suppose to use your with existing shock tower that's in the car already."

Is this the case? Or do I need the spring seats to go with the F-sport shock absorbers?
__________________

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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-12, 02:30 PM   #4
nitrotang
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (2)
 
nitrotang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 511
Default

Yup, you use your current existing spring seat with the F-sport shocks.
__________________

2006 IS250 AWD - Black

Joe-Z intake | M2 exhaust w/ resonator delete | H&R lowering springs | LFA 18x8 wheels | Oem.thing roof spoiler | Morimoto 5500K HID | Yellow fogs | AeroTect redout | Carbon fiber interior trim | LED interior and puddles
nitrotang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-12, 04:09 PM   #5
reyoasian
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (2)
 
reyoasian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,341
reyoasian
Default

Get fsport springs with the shocks
reyoasian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-12, 08:24 PM   #6
jgbackes
Pole Position
Trader Score: (2)
 
jgbackes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 262
Default

The F-Sport springs don't lower your car that much, somewhere between 1/2 to 1 inch. Yes you can use the Bilstien (F-Sport) shocks without changing the springs, but hey, what fun is that?
jgbackes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-12, 01:06 PM   #7
reyoasian
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (2)
 
reyoasian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,341
reyoasian
Default

That's why I suggest it to OP since he/she doesn't want to drop the car, but a little less wheel gap always looks better!
reyoasian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-12, 10:28 PM   #8
SeanIS350
Pole Position
Trader Score: (2)
 
SeanIS350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: ON
Posts: 319
Default

How do the f-sport shocks ride compared to factory shocks if you have factory springs?
SeanIS350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-12, 07:46 PM   #9
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default

Props to Lexus of North Miami. Ordered on Monday afternoon. Shipped the same evening and I have it in my hands yesterday. The F-sport shocks do come with the nut, shock collet and Spring seat/perch. Steve from Lexus of North Miami is very responsive and quick to respond. No delays. But no way to reach him by phone. Only email. Always answers within the hour.
__________________

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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 09:20 AM   #10
RaceTech4
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
RaceTech4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 34
Default

^ Good info
RaceTech4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 10:32 AM   #11
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default

Shocks are going in NOW. Give me a few minutes to upload some pictures!
__________________

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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 10:41 AM   #12
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default

Before
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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 10:44 AM   #13
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default

After
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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 10:57 AM   #14
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default

The car stands a lot higher now. The factory shocks were *shot* and the huggers at Sewell Lexus kept saying All Ok. What a bunch of crock.
__________________

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 offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 12:57 PM   #15
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 2,901
Default

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.
__________________

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 offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IS-F Shocks/Springs on Non-Sport IS350 5nX37 Suspension and Brakes 3 04-10-15 11:04 AM
F-Sport springs on F-Sport Package shocks 350FSport Suspension and Brakes 12 04-08-15 07:59 PM
My OEM shocks are leaking, need recommendations for replacement onilink Suspension and Brakes 11 03-28-15 09:04 AM
Tein H-tech on F-sport Shocks Big Question albertgoq Suspension and Brakes 9 07-30-14 07:34 AM
Advice lowering springs vs. Coilover Kumar350 Suspension and Brakes 20 05-24-12 11:29 PM


Tags
2008, 250, axle, booth, coilovers, ct, factory, forum, front, lexus, ride, shocks, slammed, sport, stance

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 03:01 AM.

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info