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Old 01-11-13, 01:47 PM   #16
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I'm definitely not a patient person, I ordered these springs when the car had less than 500 miles. Lol Couldn't stand the ride height. I'm skeptical Lexus will ever offer lowering springs for the AWD model. If they ever do come out with them I'll switch over to those.
How much did you pay for labor to get them installed plus alignment?
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Old 01-11-13, 06:02 PM   #17
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How much did you pay for labor to get them installed plus alignment?
I paid 600 dollars for labor and alignment. The place I went to charges 100/hour and said it was a 6 hour job. Seemed expensive but the shop I went to was very reputable and came highly recommended.
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That's not bad for labor. I was given an estimate that was few hundred dollars more!
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Old 01-12-13, 06:24 AM   #19
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Holy...........$600 to install springs? It usually cost around $200 for springs and $350 for coilovers.
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Old 01-12-13, 10:20 AM   #20
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Holy...........$600 to install springs? It usually cost around $200 for springs and $350 for coilovers.
600 included the alignment as well. With my honda's I would just lower it myself with a couple buddies but I didn't really want to mess with the GS especially because of the adaptive variable suspension.
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Old 01-14-13, 06:55 AM   #21
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what springs are you using??? on the awd car can you post a few side pics please
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Old 01-14-13, 07:12 AM   #22
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Yeah but I paid same $200 for my older GS that had Adaptive Variable Suspension and the alignment from Lexus was $150 they might have over charged you just saying.
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I paid 600 dollars for labor and alignment. The place I went to charges 100/hour and said it was a 6 hour job. Seemed expensive but the shop I went to was very reputable and came highly recommended.
Holy crap that is a lot for spring install! I guess you already got it done so there is no point in beating a dead horse, but our cars are pretty easy and straight forward. To op I got mine done with alignment for $260, so don't just take one shops word for it that it is a 6 hour job because it definitely is not.
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Holy crap that is a lot for spring install! I guess you already got it done so there is no point in beating a dead horse, but our cars are pretty easy and straight forward. To op I got mine done with alignment for $260, so don't just take one shops word for it that it is a 6 hour job because it definitely is not.
thanx for the info dj... this is definitely good to know when it comes time for us to have this done.
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Old 01-17-13, 03:33 PM   #25
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paid a visit to oneighty customs in BK. there was a set of swift springs in the box sitting in the middle of the floor. so you know i asked if they could install them on my car. was told that installing the RWD springs on an AWD car will drop the front more which means the drop will be uneven, not to mention the possible drivetrain vibrations. so that's a no-no for me, i won't take the chance.
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paid a visit to oneighty customs in BK. there was a set of swift springs in the box sitting in the middle of the floor. so you know i asked if they could install them on my car. was told that installing the RWD springs on an AWD car will drop the front more which means the drop will be uneven, not to mention the possible drivetrain vibrations. so that's a no-no for me, i won't take the chance.
Actually that's what I wanted, the front seemed unproportionally higher than the rear stock. I'd actually prefer the front to be slightly lower than it is now.
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Actually that's what I wanted, the front seemed unproportionally higher than the rear stock. I'd actually prefer the front to be slightly lower than it is now.
i'm thinking maybe that would cause problems later on if it's an AWD sitting on RWD springs. AWD springs would drop the car lower in the front which in turn would make the drop even with the back anyway.
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any update on the drop? vibrations, shakings? im thinking about ordering a set of RWD coilovers for my awd GS
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let me know to i need a drop very bad
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any updates on rattles vibrations or any problems?
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