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Old 10-23-13, 08:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any brand that makes good caster arm bushings for the 2001 Lexus gs300. I've been doing a lot of reading n some people suggested the daizen caster arm bushings but I can't seem to find any.
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Old 10-23-13, 09:38 PM   #2
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Figs.

http://www.shopfigs.com/v1/
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Old 10-23-13, 11:00 PM   #3
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Are those as good or better than sewells? Cause dam 150 for some bushings.. That's pretty pricey.
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Old 10-24-13, 04:42 AM   #4
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The sewells unit are probably the entire arm. Lexus doesn't just sell the bushing I don't believe.

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I assume you're talking about 48068E

http://www.lexussouthatlantaparts.co...driveLine=8077


48068E 4866030240 ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY, FRONT SUSPENSION, LOWER No.2 RIGHT. ARM ASSY, LWR NO.2 R GS300 (JZS160),GS400 (UZS160) $157.95 4866030240
48068E 4866030281 ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY, FRONT SUSPENSION, LOWER No.2 RIGHT. ARM ASSY, LWR NO.2 R GS300 (JZS160),GS430 (UZS161) $126.36 4866030281

GS430 ones are cheaper. The Figs bushings come in 2 styles. Poly and spherical bearing. I have the spherical bearing one installed on my car. I don't expect they'll ever wear out but, if they do, the bearing is replaceable.
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Old 10-24-13, 12:56 PM   #5
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Figs all the way. I have the poly ones. They are awesome. Worth every penny.
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Old 10-24-13, 02:53 PM   #6
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I did do my research I was comparing sewellel price to figs. Figs which is almost double the price so you're saying Sewell parts are garbage? Cheap?... I just wanted to know what's the difference.. A higher price tag doesn't always mean it's better quality.

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Old 10-28-13, 12:01 PM   #7
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Well the figs aren't going to wear out for the most part since they don't have to deform every time the suspension moves. Pay a little more for the one that will last a lifetime if you plan on keeping the car.
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Old 10-31-13, 02:53 PM   #8
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Can someone give me some inputs on each of these bushings on the ride quality and how long they usually last.

Lexus L-Tunes
http://l-tunedparts.com/product/?id=3297

Sewells
http://lexus.sewellparts.com/accesso...2001/4685.html

Figs
http://shopfigs.com/v1/LEXUS%20bushi...product_id=221
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The L Tuned and Sewells are basically the same part.

I wouldn't use poly in the #2 bushing spot. Well, other than the figs poly because it's designed for it. Both the L-Tuned and Sewells look like they'd bind.
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I just ordered the FIGS poly yesterday. Looking forward to install them soon.

I originally had Daizen but it wasn't worth a damn. They're 'okay' if you'at at OEM height and you drive on smooth roads. Got sick of them so I threw in some OEMs that are now wearing out. The FIGS should keep my car happy for a while.
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I just ordered the FIGS poly yesterday. Looking forward to install them soon.

I originally had Daizen but it wasn't worth a damn. They're 'okay' if you'at at OEM height and you drive on smooth roads. Got sick of them so I threw in some OEMs that are now wearing out. The FIGS should keep my car happy for a while.
ha, didnt know you were still around.....or still had the gs. you'll like the FIG's castor arm bushings. i love mine
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I just came from the sticky thread above about caster bushings that had all of this covered, I am looking forward to ordering figs as soon as i can
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Old 11-09-13, 01:30 PM   #13
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Just installed my FIGS urethane bushing. Haven't driven it yet, but pressing in the bushing was a hell lot easier than the Daizen.
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