LS400 suspension

ernie

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Just wondering if anyone knows if the springs and shocks from another model Lexus (eg Is200) or a Toyota will fit to the LS.

I am building a project based on a 96 LS400 floorpan and need to drop the ride height a couple of inches but have two problems, first because of the difference in weight I cannot order lowered springs for an LS and bigger problem, even if I could the price of them reflects the LS status as a luxury model.
I am looking for a standard setup that will fit even with modified top mounts and then I can play with springs or even an aftermarket system, but listed for a different car.

Thanks for any ideas and if I come across anything myself I will post it up for general information.
 

b.t.2

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Could convert to air suspension, pretty sure they also came with air as a option (imagine would be a big job)
 

ernie

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Air suspension? Don't mind the work and as a truck mechanic I'm on familiar ground but even if I could source the parts I think a full custom made setup would be cheaper.

Bushwhacker, cut springs (done properly) are an option to get it on the road but I'm looking for something that leaves me with options for the future.
Also it's not coming down as far as you might think, main roads are fairly good around here but some of what I go up need a bit of clearance and middling soft springs.
 

Spinnetti

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Just wondering if anyone knows if the springs and shocks from another model Lexus (eg Is200) or a Toyota will fit to the LS.

I am building a project based on a 96 LS400 floorpan and need to drop the ride height a couple of inches but have two problems, first because of the difference in weight I cannot order lowered springs for an LS and bigger problem, even if I could the price of them reflects the LS status as a luxury model.
I am looking for a standard setup that will fit even with modified top mounts and then I can play with springs or even an aftermarket system, but listed for a different car.

Thanks for any ideas and if I come across anything myself I will post it up for general information.
$35USD for a coilover kit off ebay and 4 junkyard shocks for $65 and I replaced my air suspension with coilovers... We run VERY strong on this setup. Handles great.
 

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Brooke

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$35USD for a coilover kit off ebay and 4 junkyard shocks for $65 and I replaced my air suspension with coilovers... We run VERY strong on this setup. Handles great.
Well its not a bad deal, because you got those coilover kit in very cheap price because mostly they are about 50 to $70 and yours are also in good condition. So what about the performance? are they good?
 
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