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Old 04-22-14, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default 2010-11 lexus gx converted to a 2014 lexus gx?

i want to buy a 2010-11 lexus gx to convert it to 2014.
Has anyone done that conversion? or anyone know where to buy those new facelift and rear bumper of the 2014 lexus gx ?

aparrently some people have done it:
http://www.supercarros.com/Carros/Lexus/GX/321378.html
http://www.supercarros.com/Carros/Lexus/GX/373936.html

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We have seen some Russian videos and photos posted here with them doing the swap. Only question I have is how did they get the LX wheels to work on a GX?
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We have seen some Russian videos and photos posted here with them doing the swap. Only question I have is how did they get the LX wheels to work on a GX?
maybe those aren't oem lx wheel, they could be replicas made in china.

So there no new facelift and rear bumper in sale on the US?
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very strange pics.
firstly the price doesnt jive with a 2011. thats pricing for a 2014.

those are nice looking rims, but they look like 18 inch and a very good LX knock off.
There is no way to change out from 6 to 5 lug nut. You would have to put new wheel hubs on and they would have to match the splines on the shaft. I havent seen any 5 lug prados/fjs/tacomas/4runners - or if anyone has seen this, please enlighten me and i would be the 1st guinea pig to change out my lugs

there is a way to change out the front end from 2010-13 to updated 2014. heres a link for russian website...http://club-lexus.ru/forum/viewtopic...light=#3148969

the company that does the facelift is on that page. i cant post link, it doesnt work here.


cost in usd i believe was $12K last i checked.

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maybe those aren't oem lx wheel, they could be replicas made in china.

So there no new facelift and rear bumper in sale on the US?
The wheels on this GX are 5 lug though, as where ours are all 6. Based on that it would be reasonable to assume these are LX wheels. Why are they 5 lug on these ads?!
You can see in the options section of the first ad, kit: 2014 rim: 2013 570:

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kit 2014, aro 20 2013 570
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You can get wheel adapters for about any lug pattern for any vehicle.
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very strange pics.
firstly the price doesnt jive with a 2011. thats pricing for a 2014.
It's in the DR, and these cars can go for ridiculous $ in Latin America, due to tariffs and other levies. In some countries, a brand new GX is in (US) LX territory pricewise, and the LX is in LS600hL territory (i.e., well north of $100k). So, the $65k price doesn't seem that crazy (unfortunately).
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It's in the DR, and these cars can go for ridiculous $ in Latin America, due to tariffs and other levies. In some countries, a brand new GX is in (US) LX territory pricewise, and the LX is in LS600hL territory (i.e., well north of $100k). So, the $65k price doesn't seem that crazy (unfortunately).
yup ur right....the taxes in DR is crazy high.....
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You can get wheel adapters for about any lug pattern for any vehicle.
Yes, but why bother doing this just to have another set of OEM wheels? The LX wheels are nice for sure though. It's just a weird car they are selling.
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Yes, but why bother doing this just to have another set of OEM wheels? The LX wheels are nice for sure though. It's just a weird car they are selling.
I agree 100% but my point is, if you want to do it, it can be done.
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I think you'd be better off getting a 2014.

You'd have around $2000 in front bumper parts, $460 in the grille, another $2000+ for the LED headlamps, $1500 in fog lamps, $800 in tail lamps and a grand or so in the rear bumper. These are all list prices so you could surely do better but you get the idea. Don't forget about wheels, park sensors, headlamp washers, etc as well as paint and labor. Some part you don't see may be the same but they appear to be mostly 2014 specific. Unless your rob a parts department or have a very good hookup I think it'd be a waste of money and time.
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I think you'd be better off getting a 2014.

You'd have around $2000 in front bumper parts, $460 in the grille, another $2000+ for the LED headlamps, $1500 in fog lamps, $800 in tail lamps and a grand or so in the rear bumper. These are all list prices so you could surely do better but you get the idea. Don't forget about wheels, park sensors, headlamp washers, etc as well as paint and labor. Some part you don't see may be the same but they appear to be mostly 2014 specific. Unless your rob a parts department or have a very good hookup I think it'd be a waste of money and time.
i agree 100%.
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You can get wheel adapters for about any lug pattern for any vehicle.
where do you get wheel adapters for our gx?
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where do you get wheel adapters for our gx?
Curious about this for my GX and any car because I would like to transfer my current wheels to my next ride. I found this site ( near the top of the Google search so I assume many dealers available ).
http://www.sparepencil.com/Lexus-GX-...sion-Adapters/
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Curious about this for my GX and any car because I would like to transfer my current wheels to my next ride. I found this site ( near the top of the Google search so I assume many dealers available ).
http://www.sparepencil.com/Lexus-GX-...sion-Adapters/
just as i expected. technically, these things are wheel spacers and will put stress on the lugs, not to mention different backspacing and offset for the other rims. Sure to cause issues in the gx.
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