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LX470 Hydraulic Suspension

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by landcruiserjunky, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. landcruiserjunky

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    I accidentally found a really nice ‘04 LX470 for sale locally-ish. It has like 90k on it, no 100k maintenance done. However, the sales guy mentioned it had the hydraulic hoses/power were rerouted to the shocks and not the actual suspension lift. It stated this was a common upgrade. Is this true?


    -Also, a quick google search put replacing the air ride at about 3k. Accurate?

    -Whats the average timing belt/waterpump/100k maintenance run?


    Thanks!
     
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    Figure 1, 200 is a safe bet for 90k services and any other issues that might arise.

    Could you elaborate on the AHC system? He's making it sound like a it's been replaced with a standard Land cruiser style suspension system. With the AHC system left in place?
     
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    200? not 2000?

    As for the AHC, that is all I have. I'm have a follow up call this afternoon and I'll get more info.
     
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    $1,200 for the service. Let me know what he says about the suspension and I can give you a better answer.
     
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    Its been converted over, no ahc system.
     
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    I don't know about $3,000, but I've replaced the hydraulic hoses on a few of my vehicles from Hydraulics Direct and gotten a good deal each time. Might save you some money if you don't have that $3,000 just lying around. Here's a link to their automotive hose.
     
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    Service intervals are based on 7500 or 15K multiples, so at 09K for the timing belt, water pump, maybe a hose or 3, you're looking (Boise prices) ~$1200 at an outstanding and experienced indy shop. Maybe $1500 at a dealer.

    I'm confused about sales guys comment...an LX normally has hoses connected to all 4 shocks, so what "rerouting". If the AHC system has been replaced with Land Cruiser equivalent parts, you're looking at regular non-AHC shocks on front and rear. With a tubing cutter and some time, you can remove what remains.

    Don't understand "replacing the air ride" stuff.

    Steve
     
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    Guys, I passed on this (it was 6 months ago). Basically the previous owner (who sold it to the dealership) gutted the hydraulic lift and improvised. I didn't want to deal with it. My google search and local shop ball parked 3k to fix/adjust the gutted suspension.