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Old 04-07-17, 03:55 AM
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I just recently purchased a 2013 GS 350 F Sport with 99k miles and I need to replace a few things. Any recommendations are appreciated...

Front Rotors
Front Pads,
Front Struts

Rear Rotors
Rear Pads
Rear Shocks

And... tires.... Should I go stock? Should I go aftermarket? What would you do?

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Brakes you are better of going OEM. As far as struts and shocks, are you planning on lowering the car or keeping it stock height? If lowering then I would suggest a coilover setup, if keeping stock height then go OEM, just my $0.02.
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Brakes:
I personally recommend going OEM with the parts unless you feel like you can get a better deal with quality aftermarket stuff...sometimes the prices are not that much different from OEM and aftermarket. When I did brakes and rotors, I went with ATE PremiumOne Rotors with Akebono brake pads - i saved a couple hundred bucks and did it per my non-Lexus trusted mechanic. So far, they feel just as good as OEM.

However, I have a non-F sport AWD. If you have a RWD F-Sport, i recommend only OEM brakes/rotors.

Suspension:
For suspension items, i don't have much experience with the 4GS but with my past cars have stuck exclusively to OEM suspension components.

Tires:
Go for the Pirelli P7's if you want a great overall 19" tire.

Where to buy OEM:
A few places that are popular online for genuine OEM Lexus parts:

Carson Toyota (http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...?siteid=214915)
My L Parts: www.MyLParts.com
House of Lexus (http://houseoflexus.com/)
L Parts 24/7: (http://lparts247.com/)

I believe House of Lexus is actually Lexus of San Diego.
L Parts 24/7 is actually Lexus of Sacramento.

Also, many dealerships are using eBay stores to sell parts as well. Search eBay and you'll find Lexus dealerships selling OEM parts.

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the info...

I've decided to go with OEM parts. I've run into a new problem as well. The stock wheels are damaged and I need new tires. The wheels will probably cost $400 to repair and the tires are pretty expensive. I do NOT like the fact that the stock wheels are staggered. Is there a way to buy aftermarket wheels that are not staggered and buy tires for them? If this is possible, do you recommend or not recommend I go that route?

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