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Old 04-26-12, 07:55 AM   #1
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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
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Old 04-26-12, 08:47 AM   #2
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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
No discount or free install and Lexus will NOT compress OEM springs for you. U cant listen to those false rumors! The 4GS is still new, give it some time and aftermarket performance parts will arrive. Be patience.
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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
Dunno who told you that, but that sounds like a load of you know what.
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Dunno who told you that, but that sounds like a load of you know what.
Bwhahahaha!!! I was a little skeptical at first when I heard it too. I don't want to name any names or anything but he made it sound really convincing. I was like wow, I did not know this at all. At first I asked him so do they cut the springs or something to decrease the wheel gap? He told me that they are able to somehow compress and hold or keep the positioning of the springs in the lowered position. Also you have a choice of a 1'' or 2'' lower
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$299, Late summer... maybe august? (RWD only)
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Bwhahahaha!!! I was a little skeptical at first when I heard it too. I don't want to name any names or anything but he made it sound really convincing. I was like wow, I did not know this at all. At first I asked him so do they cut the springs or something to decrease the wheel gap? He told me that they are able to somehow compress and hold or keep the positioning of the springs in the lowered position. Also you have a choice of a 1'' or 2'' lower
Compress the spring? LOL

The spring compresses and rebounds every time you go over a bump. The only way you could honestly do this is by heating the spring, which is extremely dangerous as it changes the properties of the steel, making it hard and brittle leaving it prone to cracking.
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$299, Late summer... maybe august? (RWD only)
I didn't know a blue spring can look so sexy. This waiting game is killing me!!
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I agree, i love that blue color. It will look great on your car. Maybe you could call and see when exactly they are expected?
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It says rwd only, will it fit on an awd model?
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It says rwd only, will it fit on an awd model?
I had a problem when I lowered my GS3. IMO - It seemed like having a lower stance, put the half shafts in an awkward position/angle, which caused me to experience a high vibration around 70 mph. No, it was NOT tire balancing, bent wheels, alignment, or bad tires. I experienced the same issue with 3 sets of stock & aftermarket wheels and tires between the sizes of 17 to 19 inches. To me, I think this is why the springs are only for the RWD. Just my 2 cents.
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I had a problem when I lowered my GS3. IMO - It seemed like having a lower stance, put the half shafts in an awkward position/angle, which caused me to experience a high vibration around 70 mph. No, it was NOT tire balancing, bent wheels, alignment, or bad tires. I experienced the same issue with 3 sets of stock & aftermarket wheels and tires between the sizes of 17 to 19 inches. To me, I think this is why the springs are only for the RWD. Just my 2 cents.
Were the springs that you used designed by Toyota/Lexus or were they from an aftermarket company?
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Were the springs that you used designed by Toyota/Lexus or were they from an aftermarket company?
My car was a 2007 AWD.

They were Tein springs.
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Were the springs that you used designed by Toyota/Lexus or were they from an aftermarket company?
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.
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There has never been a car that I haven't lowered. Looking forward to lowering the new GS, but am fine if there is a delay. I'm patient.

Anyone here buy the RS-R springs?
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have the AWD, so i guess lowering is a no go for me. that's fine, to me it's not worth the headache in the long run. i'll keep it grown man style.
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