Connor2x4

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About Connor2x4

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    Connor
  • Lexus Model
    LS400
  • Year of Lexus
    1998
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Nottinghamshire

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  1. Not low enough [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. Thats fair enough, I just know alot of people go for whatever the car came with on the factory, no matter the cost and even if there are massive upgrades available for the same price. I once heard a story of a customer who insisted on having an oem catalytic converter for his fiat punto at £600 rather than an £80 replacement! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. If the air struts were to fail, would replace like for like or adjustable coilovers? (Might I add there are kits for fully adjustable air ride, that's what I'm currently building. A company makes air springs that are a direct placement for bc coilovers springs, just am using my own management system) Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. I went with the rates they had, which I believe was 12kg front 8kg rear, or the other way round I cannot remember which Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. But would you rather have an expensive set of oem air struts or go for a brand new set with fully adjustable height? Which and why? Just out of curiosity Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. Thank you, I've seen a few posts now where 430 owners have either replaced their standard air suspension at astronomical costs or paid Lexus prices for single parts of the suspension setup, just wish I was able to offer this advice to them sooner, hopefully it'll help a few :) Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  7. Yep, set of four I got on sale for £670. They were on sale think normal price £749 Most people will refer to adjustable coilovers as simply coilovers. However coilovers are already on most cars (as it's just a coil spring over the strut) they just aren't adjustable. So yes your right in saying the only difference is the adjustability (and that many people refer to them as simply coilovers) You can request whatever spring rates you like and can set them up to the standard ride height if you wish, just ensure that there is enough thread in the bottom of the shock absorber strut (the amount I believe is included in the instructions) The 30 way adjusting is brilliant. I have it set 10 from the softest and to say I'm running my Mk4 low on 19" wheels and runflats, it's much comfier than you'd expect! I can only imagine on the original wheels and stock ride height with the dampness set to very soft you'd retain that original Lexus feel [emoji41] Hope this helps! Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  8. Bc coilovers come with a 30 way adjustable damp rate and have fully adjustable ride height and spring rates can be set. I have a set on my mk4 and love them Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  9. I was, but also about bushes for the 400 in general, it's all good lol Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  10. I've seen aftermarket arms with bushes in but always hear they wear out quickly (ie 2 years instead of the 20 or so oem ones last) For me I'd be happier buying new bushes and have the arms powder coated or painted and push the new bushes in myself, but haven't seen any oem bushes on their own. Was thinking about polybushes but I know they can make the ride quite a bit stiffer at the cost of not needing to change them again for a long time Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  11. How much did this cost if you don't mind us asking? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  12. Connor2x4

    LS430 coilovers

    The original air suspension is notorious for failing. I'd suggest bc coilovers, they're good enough. If you want air ride they do bag sleeves for bc coilovers (this is what I'm doing next) Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  13. Connor2x4

    LS430 coilovers

    They look like cheaper than cheap plastic ones. Why not pay the extra hundred or so quid and get bc ones. Got them on my 400 and wouldn't suggest anything else Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  14. Connor2x4

    Mk4 LS400

    This is max rear camber on stock setup :) Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  15. Connor2x4

    Mk4 LS400

    To be fair the rear has been cambered to the max on its stock setup and I had to grind a smidge of the arch back as one side was running and one wasn't. The rear quarter liner that sits along the outside is still screwed in though so you wouldn't know without an expert eye :) the front now does fit under the wings it didn't before but I don't plan on having to do a wire tuck as j don't want to go any lower than this whilst static. I'd rather not disclose what I paid for these ones but I will say the only ones I've seen new are over 500 on eBay without postage! I did buy a second set of lights myself to make my own with but ended up getting these instead so I now have an extra box of shed ornaments [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk