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Old 07-03-17, 11:27 AM   #1
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I'd like to think I that I could figure out how to do this myself but honestly I'd rather pay someone to do it quickly and correctly. That brings up the question of what type of shop should I take the car to?? Do I need a "tuner" type shop with a lot full of 10 second cars or can I get by with someone like discount tire who can also knock out an alignment for me?

Suggestions for the Atlanta area are welcome. I live in Suwanee and work in Sandy Springs.
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You don't need get them installed by a performance shop. Just about any independent shop can do it. It's not difficult for them to do if they know what they are doing. Heck, even an installation guide is included with the USRS.
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A shop that's familiar with suspension work - Shocks, springs, alignment and etc.

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I know the dealers in that area kind of suck but might be worth finding out if you have a F specialized SA there at one of them. They put my USRS on for 'free' at the dealer here when they installed the PPE headers (got a good rate on that, cheaper than 'tuner' shops install. and they will honor the work).

GL, the difference is very noticable once you upgrade!
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they did my usrs for 110$ at my dealer before i moved, im guessing that was an hour of labor ... the crazy part was .. they covered my bushings under a part warranty even though its not a toyota part.

the tech and service manager saw how much better built it was compared to what was on the car ... they asked for the site where i got them, and from what i hear they recommend them when F owners come in complaining about tire wear in the front.

its cheap, proven and takes no time to install.
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they did my usrs for 110$ at my dealer before i moved, im guessing that was an hour of labor ... the crazy part was .. they covered my bushings under a part warranty even though its not a toyota part.

the tech and service manager saw how much better built it was compared to what was on the car ... they asked for the site where i got them, and from what i hear they recommend them when F owners come in complaining about tire wear in the front.

its cheap, proven and takes no time to install.
Which dealer and service manager is this you speak of?!?! Lol

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Which dealer and service manager is this you speak of?!?! Lol

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back at my old dealer .. charles barker lexus in va beach.

saw 1 other isf getting usrs put on it a few months after mine.

they were willing to install headers there too! and keep factory warranty.

... sn: i will say...who knows if they'd stand by it .. could have been lip service .. but they seem like pretty good guys ... minus the crazy rate per hour.


heres what it looks like under my service history

SERVICE: INSTALL NEW CASTER BUSHINGS FOR LOWER CONTROL ARMS CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS
DESCRIPTION: INSTALL NEW CASTER BUSHINGS FOR LOWER CONTROL ARMS CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS ~|~INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS ~|~ ~|~52637 NOTE RIGHT FRONT TIRE SHOWING CORD REC REPLACE IN PAIRS $660.72 MICHELIN 225-40-R19

... thought they would have put in the words after market or something.

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I took mine to the Lexus dealer and they installed with no issues.
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back at my old dealer .. charles barker lexus in va beach.

saw 1 other isf getting usrs put on it a few months after mine.

they were willing to install headers there too! and keep factory warranty.

... sn: i will say...who knows if they'd stand by it .. could have been lip service .. but they seem like pretty good guys ... minus the crazy rate per hour.


heres what it looks like under my service history

SERVICE: INSTALL NEW CASTER BUSHINGS FOR LOWER CONTROL ARMS CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS
DESCRIPTION: INSTALL NEW CASTER BUSHINGS FOR LOWER CONTROL ARMS CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS ~ ~INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PARTS ~ ~ ~ ~52637 NOTE RIGHT FRONT TIRE SHOWING CORD REC REPLACE IN PAIRS $660.72 MICHELIN 225-40-R19

... thought they would have put in the words after market or something.
Ok cool deal. What's your service advisors name? I will probably make the 2.5 hr trip there to get them to check out my bushings install and alignment. Good excuse to go to the beach as well, lol.
My dealership keeps blaming the lack of being able to align the car perfectly on the usrs bushings being on there😑. Actually wouldn't align another members' car at all since he had "aftermarket bushings"!! Just so sick of this pull to the right (started immediately after the bushings were put on).
But lmk who your service advisor is so I can ask for him. Thanks!!

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It took me 1.5 hours by myself to install the USRS... if I had to do it over again I bet I could do it in under 1 hour. Don't let anyone screw you with a bunch of labor costs or anything. It is a very simple install!
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Hey GAISF
I've taken my car to KoruWorks in Marietta for a number of things over the years, including installing my Figs #2 bushings. They're a Japanese style tuner garage and all around good guys. They can do anything but an alignment. For that I use GTE. I know a number of ISF and RCF owners who use them as well.
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Thanks! I called Nally Lexus in Alpharetta yesterday and spent 15 min trying to explain what they were to the service guy. He was completely clueless and first quoted me $865 per side, then eventually said 2hr of labor. I'd prefer to take it to someone who at least gets why i'm changing them....

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I've taken my car to KoruWorks in Marietta for a number of things over the years, including installing my Figs #2 bushings. They're a Japanese style tuner garage and all around good guys. They can do anything but an alignment. For that I use GTE. I know a number of ISF and RCF owners who use them as well.
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With air tools this is a 1 hour job at the very most. I did it in my driveway with hand tools and the hardest part was getting the longest bolts out of the car. Everything goes back in like clockwork. A month later I checked the torque on everything and nothing had changed. A solid design.
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I did mine in about an hour so with hand tools. Just make sure you properly torque the bolts to spec and use the feeler gauge. Pretty easy to do yourself.
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Thanks! I called Nally Lexus in Alpharetta yesterday and spent 15 min trying to explain what they were to the service guy. He was completely clueless and first quoted me $865 per side, then eventually said 2hr of labor. I'd prefer to take it to someone who at least gets why i'm changing them....
I submitted a request through KoruWorks's website and got an almost immediate response. Very reasonable price and it will include a hand wash. Going to book it soon and give them a try. Thanks for the recommendation!
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