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Old 04-26-12, 02:26 PM   #16
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To be clear. This is not a problem on the RWD, only the AWD. Some people experienced it, and some didn't. We are talking about the GS4....a totally new animal. I was just giving some thought to why the springs only said RWD. Sorry if I am confusing everyone.
So Lexus never came out with any OEM lowering springs for the GS3 AWD?
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Old 04-26-12, 02:36 PM   #17
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They have F Sport springs for the 3GS.
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Old 04-26-12, 02:37 PM   #18
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I'm going to lower it and see how it goes. Hopefully I won't have any issues.
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As far as I know BC is the only company who made AWD specific springs/coilovers for the GS3 AWD. I never found another company who advertised a solution for the AWD. It could be different for the new GS4.

http://www.bcracing-na.com/downloads...ATION_LIST.pdf

Just to be clear again. Some people experienced problems while others did not. Just think about it. The AWD is or looks about 1 inch taller than the RWD. Drop it as low as a lowered RWD and you are putting the front half hafts in a very strange position. I will see if I can get an image together as a demo.
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How do subaru and mitsubishi guys do it? They dump their cars to the ground. They don't have the same axle issues?
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I lowered my '03 GS300 Sportdesign with L-tuned springs but then the stock 17" rims just looked small, so I put 18" BBS rims on it. I don't think I'll go that route this time since the F Sport looks "boy racer" enough. I do look forward to seeing pics of those who have lowered though. I'm sure it will look great.
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I'm just curious, for F-Sport owners, when the F-Sport springs come out this summer will there be a discount for us or maybe free installation or anything since the springs were not available at the time when we bought the car? Also, I talked to someone last night at a local meet and they said that Lexus is able to compress the OEM springs if requested to decrease the wheel gap. I did not know that this was possible and was wondering if any of you guys can confirm this. TIA~Tu
The GS350 F Sport came with the springs it was designed/tuned with and intended to use... The aftermarket "F-Sport" Springs are not used on F-sport packages like The IS F-Sport or the GS F-Sport... they use standard springs, not progressive springs like the Lexus aftermarket springs will be. The aftermarket F-sport springs will lower the car, but what will you lose by going to progressive springs? I'm sure there are folks on here who can/will go into details.
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The GS350 F Sport came with the springs it was designed/tuned with and intended to use... The aftermarket "F-Sport" Springs are not used on F-sport packages like The IS F-Sport or the GS F-Sport... they use standard springs, not progressive springs like the Lexus aftermarket springs will be. The aftermarket F-sport springs will lower the car, but what will you lose by going to progressive springs? I'm sure there are folks on here who can/will go into details.
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The Lexus F-Sport springs are now available through the dealer so can someone please post pictures and report the actual drop specs since Lexus is only quoting approximately 1 inch.
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