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Old 12-08-13, 10:13 AM
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Is beck/arnley the oem supplier for 2000 lexus ls 400 lower ball joints?
Im sure people will say buy toyota oem, but there is a supplier who makes these parts for toyota, and I always like eliminating the middle man
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b/a is reboxed..they don't make anything
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b/a is reboxed..they don't make anything
Translation = "Junk"
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Oem is not that expensive, or you can also look into raybestos as well.
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I've only seen the Raybestos LBJs for 90-94.
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Originally Posted by python View Post
b/a is reboxed..they don't make anything
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Translation = "Junk"
No, reboxed does not mean junk, in fact, sometimes Beck-Arnley reboxes the real Toyota OEM part from Japan , it is just pot-luck, but generally speaking Beck-Arnley reboxes higher end parts, and not junk.

I actually like when I can find their reboxed parts at a good deal, and if they are made in Japan, I am all over it!
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alot of the threads on here use beck LBJs, and they seem to be the most common out there. 90 bucks for the pair, got a couple other maintenance items as well
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some of our Echlin(standard motor products) parts are reboxed oem
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Don't recommend Raybestos ball joints!!! Mine could have gotten me killed today.
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what happened?
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what happened?
https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls4...bj-update.html

All is good and have one on order, not another Raybestos though.
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What about those Upper Rear Ball Joints? All the others are easy to find. I'm doing a test project and shall see how it goes. I'm using a 2002 Toyota Tundra front ball joint. I'll let you know a year from now how that works out.
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What about those Upper Rear Ball Joints? All the others are easy to find. I'm doing a test project and shall see how it goes. I'm using a 2002 Toyota Tundra front ball joint. I'll let you know a year from now how that works out.


3 month should be enough...lol.....how does that Toyota Tundra ball joint work out on a LS400's rear control arm????

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some of my b/ parts were made in japan, some in australia . definitely NOT junk
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The Toyota Tundra ball joints are working good. They fit perfect in the arm using the clip as well. I just tack welded 2 spots on top just in case. It doesn't press in, but it is the tightest fit I found so far. I'm in good with the parts stores, so yes, we sat there in about 3 visits trying different ball joints. There are other out there worth checking, but I would have to order those. 1 being the Nissan 720 truck front ball joint 2 wheel drive, and the other was a Cressida. I did retaper it to fit better, but might not have to. The ride is AWSOME, couldn't ask for better..................unless I bought a newer Lexus...................if it has air ride.
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