F-sport Shocks - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion


Suspension and Brakes Springs, shocks, coilovers, sways, braces, brakes, etc.

F-sport Shocks

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-12, 05:59 PM   #1
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default F-sport Shocks

So I believe that my front shocks are dead (not leaking) but not working effectively based upon the ride quality and tire wear patterns.

Well, This gives me a chance to put on new shocks. After a lot of back and forth, I am seriously thinking of going for F-sport shocks, but do not want to lower my car.

So the question that I am trying to find answers to are:

1. Can I use the F-sport shocks with the standard factory springs because I do not want lower ride height?

2. What other parts would I need to order while changing them out? Mount, Bellows, spring insulator, bushings, etc?

Also, what is this? Do I need this?
48680 4868053030 SUPPORT ASSEMBLY, FRONT SUSPENSION

http://is.sewellparts.com/oem-catalo...S250-2008.html

Your help is very much appreciated.

Thanks!
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-12, 09:13 PM   #2
Hoovey2411
Moderator
iTrader: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 34,868
Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
Default

Quote:
1. Can I use the F-sport shocks with the standard factory springs because I do not want lower ride height?
Yes



10 char
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-12, 07:52 PM   #3
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Hey, I am discussing the F-sport shock with Lexus of North Miami and their take is that you do not need the spring seat / perch for the F-sport. In their own words as a response to my email, here is what they say

"Your suppose to use your with existing shock tower that's in the car already."

Is this the case? Or do I need the spring seats to go with the F-sport shock absorbers?
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-12, 03:30 PM   #4
nitrotang
Lead Lap
iTrader: (2)
 
nitrotang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 514
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yup, you use your current existing spring seat with the F-sport shocks.
nitrotang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-12, 05:09 PM   #5
reyoasian
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (2)
 
reyoasian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,338
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Get fsport springs with the shocks
reyoasian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-12, 09:24 PM   #6
jgbackes
Pole Position
iTrader: (2)
 
jgbackes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The F-Sport springs don't lower your car that much, somewhere between 1/2 to 1 inch. Yes you can use the Bilstien (F-Sport) shocks without changing the springs, but hey, what fun is that?
jgbackes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-12, 02:06 PM   #7
reyoasian
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (2)
 
reyoasian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,338
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

That's why I suggest it to OP since he/she doesn't want to drop the car, but a little less wheel gap always looks better!
reyoasian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-12, 11:28 PM   #8
SeanIS350
Pole Position
iTrader: (2)
 
SeanIS350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: ON
Posts: 353
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

How do the f-sport shocks ride compared to factory shocks if you have factory springs?
SeanIS350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-12, 08:46 PM   #9
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Props to Lexus of North Miami. Ordered on Monday afternoon. Shipped the same evening and I have it in my hands yesterday. The F-sport shocks do come with the nut, shock collet and Spring seat/perch. Steve from Lexus of North Miami is very responsive and quick to respond. No delays. But no way to reach him by phone. Only email. Always answers within the hour.
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 10:20 AM   #10
RaceTech4
Driver School Candidate
 
RaceTech4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

^ Good info
RaceTech4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 11:32 AM   #11
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Shocks are going in NOW. Give me a few minutes to upload some pictures!
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 11:41 AM   #12
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Before
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 11:44 AM   #13
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

After
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 11:57 AM   #14
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

The car stands a lot higher now. The factory shocks were *shot* and the huggers at Sewell Lexus kept saying All Ok. What a bunch of crock.
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-12, 01:57 PM   #15
chikoo
Lexus Champion
Thread Starter
 
chikoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TX
Posts: 3,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Took it out for a long 30 mile drive. First impressions: This what should be standard, for those cross shopping with BMW. Long, yet firm travel. Not for the regular Lexus customers. Amazing.
chikoo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
08 is250 150k, shocks shot koni sport or f-sport arafas Suspension and Brakes 10 11-02-17 06:40 PM
Anyone Using the F-Sport Shocks? davyjordi Suspension and Brakes 0 07-20-17 09:12 AM
Need advice on lowering 2014 IS250 F-Sport vital Suspension and Brakes 4 04-22-17 07:56 AM
H&R springs and F sport shock bouncy, anyone else? 1bimmer Suspension and Brakes 31 10-01-16 03:14 PM
yet another suspension and lowering thread SwedeMetal Suspension and Brakes 10 06-17-16 08:27 PM


Tags
2008 , 250 , axle , booth , coilovers , ct , factory , forum , front , lexus , ride , shocks , slammed , sport , stance

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:30 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: