Lexus LS400/Toyota Celsior Air Suspension Replacement/Conversion

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Lexus LS400 Air Suspension Conversion

When I got my 1990 LS400 aka Toyota Celsior few ago, the first thing went wrong with my car was the Air Shocks. Like most car you find out what not to buy only you brought it. Well, I got a LS400 Air Suspension Shocks. The first that I noticed something was is that the front of my car lowered so that my fender almost the tire. After I started the and everything was fine. This normal happen in the morning. well, the car seat over the air suspension leak air and loose its Once the engine started, the air sensor detect the problem and more air into the AS shocks to the height. I do have some and in good working condition Air Shocks if you are interested.

I drove around for a while the car dropped so much even the air pump working, my car still not at its height. What is worst is only one shock was bad and it looks so If all shocks are bad, then the car look cool. unfortunately. is not the case. After I detected the I called around local yards and search for a used Some place was asking for each. However, used air shock would not last for too because most AS shocks go bad after 12-14 years of I decided to purchase a new shock a local Lexus dealer. The was $960 and that was with a The retail for the Lexus Air Suspension is $1,150 each. Ouch!

Currently, my other 3 shocks are to go south. I am not going to replace all of The cost is just too much for the 14 old car. To replace all four air shock would run over and my car only worth about This does not make does it? I wanted to end this forever. Therefore, I am installing a set of shocks/struts with springs www.strutmasters.com. To end this once and for

Before I brought my first new air suspension shock from my Lexus dealer, I did contacted At that time, the air suspension or conversion was being developed and it was not yet at that time. However, to Strutmasters, we can all sleep better that our beautiful Lexus not look funny in the morning. that your car would not sag in the bring a peace of mind. Its to have your car sag one way. when your car is a Lexus.

Front Strut Installation:

I received the two huge packages and immediately I opened and a BIG SMILE on my The packages arrive as promised. To you must turn off your Air system. The switch is in the rear in the emergency tool box. I also recommend that you disconnect the battery for safety. To this task, do one shock at a If you are not mechanical incline or you do not have the tools, then you should your keys to the professionals. I estimate the cost would be $200-250 for this project. I would like to save money and I am pretty handy I did it myself. You must jack up the car and put in a stand under the car. the wheel with a 21mm There are 2 sets of 14 mm bolts on top of the Air Unbolt the upper 3 bolts then disconnect the wire Proceed to loosen the lower set of Loosen, but not completely unbolt.

There three bolts you to take out in the bottom portion.

How to adjust celsior air suspension?

1. Lower Strut Bolt: 19 mm, you another 19 mm on the other side to the bolt.

2. Swap Bar Bolt: 17 mm This bolt will the whole suspension arm

3. Upper Arm Bolt: 17 mm lock nut with pin — This bolt allow you to take out the strut.

all the bottom bolts are loose, you can completely unbolt the upper The installation would be the reverse

NOTE . The Upper Control Arm Bolt will be the hardest to Not the bolt, but the stud gets and a hammer will be helpful. the portion that connected to the UCA and forward few times. With tools, it will take you 30 minute per strut. Here is a pdf file on the front Suspension and instruction from Lexus on front suspension assembly. DO NOT THE UPPER CONTROL STUD. DO NOT IT!

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