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Old 01-05-13, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default 2006 gx470 rear door hinge to strut conversion?

Hi I was looking through this site and came across a picture of what looks to be a gx that has a strut instead of the hinge like the 2006 has. Does anyone know of an aftermarket strut that can replace the hinge? I live on a hill and that door flies open with some force so I'm looking for any way to slow it down. I called the dealership and they did not have any options in their system, also searched the internet some and did not find anything. I'm new to Lexus's just got it a few days ago, any help would be great.

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I would so love this.
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I was wondering if it is from the Toyota FJ Cruiser. It's kinda odd that a twenty something thousand dollars vehicle is equip with a strut type and a fifty something thousand dollars vehhicle from Lexus is with a hinge.
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That's not a GX rear door. Missing the tool kit door and the mesh pocket:



(photo "borrowed" from an eBay listing)

Maybe it's a Prado door? RAV4?

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Looks like a Prado, and there's the strut so it must be an OEM fitted part. Might be a direct swap, depending on how it mounts, the doors are obviously a bit different from one another.
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Great Idea! Interested to know if a direct swap is possible, keep us updated.
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That door is th GX 460
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That door is th GX 460
is from a gx 460....
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That first photo is from a GX460 (2010-2013). The GX470 is basically stuck with what it has. The door and hinge system is completely different.

Also the GX460 does NOT have a strut, that is just an easier more convenient way of locking the door from coming back down, than using the lever. No strut assembly available for the GX.. sorry guys
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VXZ has a Prado, maybe he can clear this up with some detailed photos....

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http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread...gas-strut-mod/

Someone has done a conversion on a Prado.
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