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Old 07-21-15, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JAB View Post
Let me echo what ArtBuc says. The only KYB parts you want to buy are the struts themselves; bellows, insulators, and mounts need to be OEM, or the tubing suggested by LexMex for the insulators.
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The KYB's do not come with any extras. You should replace the strut mounts. Do yourself a favor and buy factory strut mounts. I would also replace the front strut mount bearings. Again, go for factory bearings. You can probably reuse all rubber parts except for the bottom insulators which isolate the coils spring from the strut.

PS For some reason, the rear strut mount comes with a new rubber bellows to protect the strut making the rear strut mounts more expensive. My old bellows were in pretty good shape front and rear so I wasn't too happy about having to buy new rear bellows but what are ya going to do?
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I have 110k miles on my '01 RX300 and need to replace all of the struts. Can someone please let me know ALL the parts needed, e.g., struts, bellows, mounts, etc. Or are these struts that come with all of the necessary parts? Thx
I read through almost the whole thread. It seems lot of folks have got their struts changed as a DIY job.
Please can someone help with the part number of items (bellows, mounts, etc ) that i would need to buy from Toyota/Lexus. I am planning to buy everyone myself and then get all my 4 struts replaced by an independent mechanic by paying only for labor. For that i really need to be sure that i don't mess up with any missing part. Part Numbers or web links will help. Also any recommendation where to get the KYB struts for the best price?
Thanks a lot to all the helpful folks on this forum
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Originally Posted by trips1 View Post
[COLOR=&amp]I read through almost the whole thread. It seems lot of folks have got their struts changed as a DIY job.
Please can someone help with the part number of items (bellows, mounts, etc ) that i would need to buy from Toyota/Lexus. I am planning to buy everyone myself and then get all my 4 struts replaced by an independent mechanic by paying only for labor. For that i really need to be sure that i don't mess up with any missing part. Part Numbers or web links will help. Also any recommendation where to get the KYB struts for the best price?
Thanks a lot to all the helpful folks on this forum [/COLOR]
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Can always go to Lexus and ask part# then buy @ Toyota lol
Wondering the same thing;
Koni Struts
Clear-tubing insulators
OEM: Bellows, Bearings, Mounts is everything I need to bring to mechanic?
Thread is outdated,sorry, but does anyknow if these Koni struts fit? (Rx isn't in dropdown box)
https://www.autoanything.com/suspens...A5577A0A0.aspx (I'd spraypaint them black)
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Old 05-21-18, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevvo1 View Post
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Can always go to Lexus and ask part# then buy @ Toyota lol
Wondering the same thing;
Koni Struts
Clear-tubing insulators
OEM: Bellows, Bearings, Mounts is everything I need to bring to mechanic?
Thread is outdated,sorry, but does anyknow if these Koni struts fit? (Rx isn't in dropdown box)
https://www.autoanything.com/suspens...A5577A0A0.aspx (I'd spraypaint them black)
Koni doesnt have any strut applications for the RX, only IS. Even if they did fit, the damping rate would be all wrong for its bodyweight.
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Old 05-23-18, 08:02 AM
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Oh I was gonna go KYB. Theyre the only ones on Ebay; but some ppl were saying it's last on their list.
Anyone know where I can get Bilstein struts??
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Oh I was gonna go KYB. Theyre the only ones on Ebay; but some ppl were saying it's last on their list.
Anyone know where I can get Bilstein struts??
I replaced mine 5 years ago and was kind of forced to go with KYB because other than Monroes, they were the only brand I could find. I searched for Bilstein as well with no luck. The KYB's have been fine. 60,000 miles and no issues. FYI.
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A word of caution about using tubing on the springs in areas where salt is used on the roads… About six years ago I replaced the struts on my 2001 RX (with KYB) and I used plastic tubing on the spring as described in this thread. My daughter now drives it and recently complained of clunking from the rear end. I assumed it was sway bar related. But when I took a look I found that both rear coil springs were broken. And both were broken inside the tubing. Seems likely that winter road salt got trapped in the tubing and slowly ate the springs. This time I went with Monroe QuickStruts.
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I didn't realize Monroe had quickstuts for this car. It's about time! Shameless plug, but I have an extra RR FCS quickstrut for sale for cheap if anyone is close to zip 44223. https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/p...611019416.html
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