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Old 05-01-08, 07:41 PM   #16
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tein was correct. the cst has never been tested for awd, tein states on their website it's only for rwd

http://www.tein.com/price/lexus.html
The site specifies for 2WD only. That will not work on the AWD. The AWD has a totally different front shock/strut design than the 2WD. I posted a few images a couple years back on the front and rear suspensions of the RWD and AWD.
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Old 05-01-08, 07:44 PM   #17
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sorry, can you elaborate a bit on the active suspension? are you saying these are compatible with the AVS on our cars or you saying we can add the electronic dampening system from Teins with these?
Not sure if they're compatible with the Lexus AVS but they will work with their own electronic dampening systems. The Tanabe Sustec Pro Seven and Five are active suspension coilovers systems that are compatible with their TEAS unit.
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so untill now the only way to drop the AWD is by springs ?
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so untill now the only way to drop the AWD is by springs ?
From what I know, yes.
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Not sure if they're compatible with the Lexus AVS but they will work with their own electronic dampening systems. The Tanabe Sustec Pro Seven and Five are active suspension coilovers systems that are compatible with their TEAS unit.
damnit, i wonder why the email notification doesn't work anymore, any clue henry?

and nardeezy, thanks! just as I thought. Looks like there is a downside for having AVS, complete waste if i go coilovers..
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i dont know what springs i need and how much of a drop so i dont rub , because iam riding 22s. do you know what springs i should get and if there should be specific tire size..
i really want to drop the carr . freaking AWD making my life harder ...
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damnit, i wonder why the email notification doesn't work anymore, any clue henry?

and nardeezy, thanks! just as I thought. Looks like there is a downside for having AVS, complete waste if i go coilovers..
Well, your existing AVS may work, you just have to verify with Tanabe/Tein. The good thing is that you might be able to use the existing wiring.
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i dont know what springs i need and how much of a drop so i dont rub , because iam riding 22s. do you know what springs i should get and if there should be specific tire size..
i really want to drop the carr . freaking AWD making my life harder ...
What are your exact wheel/tire specifications? I've seen a 22" tire (Toyo or Falken 285/25/22) that yielded an overall rolling diameter close to the tires that I have (26.8"-27.1"?). Either way, you're better off with the NF210's or the more conservative Tein coil springs but you may still rub a little bit in the front. I have the NF210's and it's okay, I rub a little bit. However, if I were to try a lower profile tire; 235/30/20 in the front and 285/25/20 in the back, I might not rub. Using those tires will yield an overall rolling diameter that is qual to the stock 17" or 18" wheels/tires (25.6"-25.9"). Currently, my tire setup is approx. 1" larger (26.8") in overall rolling diameter than the stock wheels. By the way, if you had the stock 17's with the Dunlop runflats, they spec'd the overall rolling diameter (27.1") incorrectly on their website. I verified that by putting my current wheels and tires next to my stocks and my 20's are signifcantly larger than the stock, it's nowhere near 27.1".
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kev i have no idea on the notification. obviously i can't subscribe to threads otherwise i will be getting 50 emails a day

on the avs, at least on JIC you will lose that feature. i can't say 100%, but i would tend to believe with tanabe and tein you lose the avs as well. not that it matters that much imho
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