BIG SURPRISE after 2000 mile trip home to Canada
well, I thought my first post would have something along the lines of "check out my new wheels" or "how much if a drop should I do on my IS250. Well, it is none of the above. I bought my IS in Atlanta and drove it back to Canada only to find out that it cannot be aligned (I drove all the way home without any pulling, darting or abnormal tire wear) Due to the fact that it was in an accident and is bent somewhere in the drivers side suspension. The shop that did the inspection/wheel alignment said that any other brand (Chev, ford. dodge) Could be easily aligned at its current specs but that companies like lexus, bmw, infiniti, etc leave no room for anything to be out of spec due to lack of clearance. So now I have to start looking for parts and I will start with a lower control arm and cross member/engine cradle. I need to know what is different with the 09? Most sites say that lower control arms fit 06-08 and there are plenty of used 06-08 arms out there but not many 09'. was there a major suspension change in 09 or am I just looking at a different brake line clip or something like that? Also, where online do you guys get your OEM lexus parts when you have too? I always got my G35 and MDX parts from sites that sold OEM parts for ALOT cheaper and I see there are a few Lexus sites out there. Just wondering who was best. thank you!