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Old 01-22-16, 08:55 AM
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Default 2008 GS460 Suspension

The car has a little over 115K miles and is starting to show wear on the suspension in the front. Makes more noise this winter when it's been sitting outside overnight until I start driving for awhile.

I'm looking at coilovers if I'm going to spend the money. What is recommended for coilover kits for a 2008 GS460 as I can't find many options if any? And are coilover kits cross compatible with other GS models like GS430 that will work with my car?
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I've got a 2008 GS 460 and lowered on BCR coils. The box said its supposed to be for an IS but works for our car as well because same suspension. I recommend them.
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Mine's already starting to make creaking noises with only 31k, so pretty sure I'm going to have to go down the same path as you. I don't want the stock stuff back on there if it's going to do the same eventually (I know, it's probably just my car, but it's enough to give me a bad taste in my mouth).
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I bit the bullet and went with OEM shocks all the way around, I did the fronts a year ago and the rears a week ago. The car feels new again. 91k miles now.
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If the 460's are like my 430, you can pretty much use most suspensions made for the same gen IS.

Off the top of my head you have:
BC Racing, RSR, HKS ,Megan, KW (only listed for the IS), K Sport, Tanabe, Tein, D2 and a few others.

I personally purchased the BC with Swifts. So far so good, but I may have lowered the car too much and am running the wrong series tires (245/40/19s) and my fenderliner is pretty much gone. I guess it depends on your budget and what your looking for out of the coilover.
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Looking at BC would this be the correct one? Thinking about going with BC

http://bcracingsuperstore.com/bc-rac...and-gs300-awd/
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I think those are for the AWD, my box said RWD. You might want to call them to make sure.

If you have the money to spend, I'd personally go with the KWs. Again all the shops I spoke to could not confirm if they fit the gs430s but after seeing how all the parts are interchangeable, I would probably scoop them up.
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I think those are for the AWD, my box said RWD. You might want to call them to make sure.

If you have the money to spend, I'd personally go with the KWs. Again all the shops I spoke to could not confirm if they fit the gs430s but after seeing how all the parts are interchangeable, I would probably scoop them up.
I did talk to BC Racing and figured out the model for RWD. Thinking about getting that with swifts.

Do you have a link for KW?
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http://shopfigs.com/v1/index.php?rou...&product_id=62

Marketed as they will for the 3gs, but listed as for the is350s. I'm about 80% sure they'll work but again no one would confirm. The BCs with swifts ride well and are about half the price. I personsally feel the progressive springs just ride better.
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So I've decided between BC Racing with swifts or HKS Hipermax. What do people suggest between the two?
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I've got BCRacing coilovers on my 2008 gs 460 and no complaints so far. If you're going to lower them at a shop, try to find one that will do an adjustment for you after you get them installed about a week later because they will settle a little and the adjustments a week later will determine your final stance.
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