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Old 10-07-12, 04:59 PM   #1
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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.

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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?
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Yup, you use your current existing spring seat with the F-sport shocks.
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Get fsport springs with the shocks
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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?
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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!
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How do the f-sport shocks ride compared to factory shocks if you have factory springs?
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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.
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^ Good info
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Shocks are going in NOW. Give me a few minutes to upload some pictures!
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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.
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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.
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