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Is the hydraulic suspension on your Lexus LX 470 failing?

Maybe your handling has been a little soft recently, or it’s taken longer to stop than before. Perhaps you’re experiencing a bit of a “nose dive” when you come to a complete stop. While there are other possible reasons for these experiences, the most likely is that you are experiencing a failing hydraulic suspension on your LX 470.

Chances are, if you’ve put more than 100,000 miles on that Lexus, one or more of the suspension components is starting to wear out.

Why does this happen?


The hydraulic suspension on your Lexus LX 470 is made up of moving parts. Like all moving parts, they will wear down over their lifetime, lose efficiency and eventually stop functioning properly.

Like the legs on an athlete, there is a limited amount of stress that any suspension can take. Active suspensions, like the hydraulic suspension in your Lexus, are made of complex systems of moving parts. More moving parts means more chances for something to wear out.

Can I just repair my suspension?


Sure you can! The hydraulic suspension in the LX 470 is certainly well-engineered and comfortable. Your Lexus dealership or mechanic can repair or replace your busted suspension components no problem. For a price, anyway.

The big downside to these complex suspensions is that once one part starts to go, the rest of the (already weakened) components will have to pick up the extra slack. This will cause them to wear down even more quickly. What this means is that once one component goes, you can be sure that more of them are soon to follow.

Active suspensions are also very expensive. Replacing just one of the bad struts on your LX 470 will run you into the thousands of dollars.

What are my alternatives?


You could look for salvage parts, but chances are anything you find will have just as much, if not more, wear and tear than your current suspension.

An increasingly popular option is to do away with that troublesome suspension and convert to good old coilover struts. It’s a simple, inexpensive solution that’s been time-tested for decades and preferred by people who need absolute performance.

What’s the difference?


Other than a few thousand dollars, you mean?

The original hydraulic suspension in your Lexus LX 470 is made up of a series of components that all depend on a series of sensors to operate properly. You have a series of sensors, pumps, and valves in addition to the struts themselves that all need to be in sync. If one part fails it affects the rest of the suspension.

Coilover struts, however, use simple but effective springs over high-quality struts to do the same job. No sensors, no computers, just mechanical resistance. It’s a system that’s worked for race car drivers and highway warriors for decades.

Should I convert?


Before you click “buy” on a Strutmasters conversion kit, ask yourself the following questions:

Do I want to repair it all at once, without having to keep going back to the dealership?

Do I want to be able to replace and repair it myself?

Do I want like-new handling?

Do I want to save a few thousand dollars?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, go ahead and place your order. You’ll have your Lexus LX 470 riding like new in no time.

See our conversion kit here, or simply give us a call at (866) 676-4457 and let us sort it for you!

Nissan Armada latest vehicle to get the Strutmasters treatment

 

Roxboro, NC – Owners of the beloved Nissan Armada now have a high-quality, inexpensive option when replacing their worn out suspension system thanks to Strutmaster Inc, which has added a conversion kit for the luxury SUV to its celebrated catalog.
Strutmasters developed a conversion kit for the Armada following an increase in demand for strut replacements for the 2004-2015 model years.

“The Nissan Armada has been a tremendously popular vehicle for good reason,” said Strutmasters Vice President Matt Lofton. “However, like most four-wheel drive trucks and SUVs that spend a lot of time on the road, the costly air suspension system tends to be one of the first things to wear out.”

The Strutmasters conversion kits are manufactured with genuine Eibach ® coil springs and made in the USA to ensure the utmost durability for the large luxury SUV. The company uses its patented Glide-Ride ® technology to tune its shocks, ensuring a smooth ride comparable or even preferable to the original suspension system. As with all of its industry-leading technology, Strutmasters offers a limited lifetime warranty on these replacement kits.Armada

“Replacing a worn out suspension on a four-wheel drive vehicle has traditionally been a big, expensive job,” said Lofton. “We were delighted to develop this conversion kit that replaces the original struts at a fraction of the cost without any loss in quality.”

The conversion kits are now ready for wholesale and individual purchase. Repair shops and individual customers can learn more about this new product by visiting Strutmasters.com or by calling one of their Suspension Experts at 866-597-2397.

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 10pm EST, and Saturdays from 8am to 8pm EST.

Strutmasters now offers conversion kit for Mercedes S500

 

Roxboro, NC – Owners of the Mercedes S500 may have the answer to the car’s well-documented air suspension issues with Strutmasters Inc.’s air suspension conversion kit, produced for model years 2000-2006.
The German luxury sedan has been rife with problems with its air suspension. Strutmasters saw an opportunity to provide a low-cost replacement to help alleviate the suspension problems in an otherwise high-quality, mechanically sound vehicle.

“The S500 conversion kit was a no-brainer for us,” said Strutmasters Vice President Matt Lofton. “It is a wonderful vehicle, one of the best in its class, that unfortunately has some issues with its air suspension.”

The Strutmasters conversion kits are made with an emphasis on high-quality, long-lasting parts and workmanship. Manufactured with genuine Eibach ® coil springs and tuned with the company’s celebrated Glide-Ride ® technology, the conversion kits will be a welcome replacement for the S500’s troubled air suspension system. The kits require no modification to the vehicle to install, making it easy to do at home or quick work for a mechanic. With the addition of Strutmasters’ signature limited lifetime warranty, Mercedes owners can be confident that they can significantly extend the lifetime of their vehicle.2005-mercedes-s-class

“Replacing the original air struts on the S500 would cost about four times what it would with our replacement kit,” said Lofton. “This type of issue is exactly why Strutmasters was born in the first place and we’re happy to be able to help people hold on to these great vehicles. It’s one of the best parts of this business.”

The conversion kits are now ready for wholesale and individual purchase. Repair shops and individual customers can learn more about this new product by visiting Strutmasters.com or by calling one of their Suspension Experts at 866-597-2397.

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 10pm EST, and Saturdays from 8am to 8pm EST.

Strutmasters Releases Jaguar XJ8 Air Suspension Conversion Kit

Roxboro, NC – Jaguar XJ8 owners now have an affordable solution when replacing their vehicles air suspension thanks to the latest innovation by Strutmasters Inc., a 4-wheel conversion kit built for model years 2004-2010.

 

The Roxboro-based industry leaders in suspension replacement technology added conversion kits for the popular British sports car as it tries to keep up with growing demand for its products.

10549065-jaguar-xj8“More and more car owners are beginning to see the benefits of converting to coil suspension,” said Strutmasters Vice President Matt Lofton. “Even drivers of luxury and high-performance vehicles like the Jaguar XJ8 have started to realize that there are options beyond the original manufacturers expensive parts.”

Strutmasters engineered the kits to be easy to install, requiring no modifications to the vehicle itself. Made with genuine Eibach ® coil springs, the replacement kits integrate seamlessly with Jaguar’s four-wheel independent suspension system. The kit’s shocks are tuned with Strutmasters’ patented Glide-Ride ® technology, ensuring that they are just as smooth and reliable if not more so than the original air suspension. Like all of the company’s conversion kits, the XJ8 conversion features a limited lifetime warranty.

“For the cost of replacing just one air strut, Jaguar owners can now replace all four,” said Lofton. “Many people who have converted to our kits have said they even prefer the ride to the original parts.”

The conversion kits are now ready for wholesale and individual purchase. Repair shops and individual customers can learn more about this new product by visiting Strutmasters.com or by calling one of their Suspension Experts at 866-597-2397.

Business hours are Moday through Friday, 8am to 10pm EST, and Saturdays from 8am to 8pm EST.

Strutmasters Announces Acura MDX Conversion

Roxboro, NC – Owners of the popular Acura MDX are the latest to benefit from Strutmasters Inc.’s expanding inventory. The industry-leading suspension experts have recently added a replacement kit for the popular crossover vehicle (model years 2007-2013), potentially saving owners thousands of dollars.

Strutmasters Vice-President Matt Lofton said that the company developed the new kits in response to a “steady stream of phone calls” from Acura owners and mechanics. 2013-acura-mdx-3.7-technology-package-suv-angular-front-wpcf_300x200

“Like all of these types of electronic suspension systems, the original systems cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace at the dealer,” said Lofton, a former race car driver who tests the company’s products.

The Strutmasters kit, which uses high-quality Eibach ® coil springs and passive struts and shocks tuned with the company’s patented Glide-Ride ® technology, costs a fraction of what the original system costs without sacrificing performance. The replacement system integrates fully with Acura’s ADS system, which uses an onboard computer and sensors to adjust the dampening characteristics of both the front and rear shocks.

“This conversion kit rides great,” said Lofton. “It saves a ton of money and can extend the life of a car considerably.”

The conversion kits are now ready for wholesale and individual purchase. Repair shops and individual customers can learn more about this new product by visiting Strutmasters.com or by calling one of their Suspension Experts at 866-597-2397.

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 10pm EST, and Saturdays from 8am to 8pm EST.