unarchive In The Box of 18212 keyboard_arrow_down
- 2 of 74045 - Control Arm Link Bushing
- 2 of SLV-60862 - .875 X .563 X 2.550" Sleeve
- 2 of 74046 - Lower Control Arm Bushing
- 2 of SLV-61078 - .875 X .563 X 2.185" Sleeve
- 4 of 74047 - Upper Control Arm Bushing
- 4 of SLV-60679 - .750 X .172 X 1.960" Sleeve
- 2 of 60516 - Upper Control Arm Ball Joint Boot
- 2 of SLV-61099 - .875 X .563/.761 X 2.550" Sleeve (Depending on Model, either SLV-60862 or SLV-61099 will fit the vehicle)
- 6 of Super Grease
- 1 of Installation Instructions
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- Lifetime Warranty. Prothane guarantees all Prothane Suspension Parts to be free of defects in materials and workmanship (not due to abuse, neglect or misapplication) for the total time the vehicle remains with the original purchaser of the product(s). Should the products fail to meet these conditions, Prothane will replace the product, free of charge. This excludes any and all related labor charges. The product must be shipped to Prothane (postage prepaid) along with a copy of the original receipt."
Each of the bushings come with a metal inner sleeve, and all of the sleeves were designed to match your OE bolt size, saving you money on hardware.
Fixing your Lexus Lows
While cruising around in your Lexus GS300 you may have noticed some banging sounds from the front end accompanied by a loss of handling. These are two common signs of failed front control arm bushings. The OE front control arm bushings installed on your Lexus GS300 are made of a soft rubber designed to absorb almost all vibrations from the road. There is a downside to this softness, however. The rubber is prone to stretching, eventually cracking and rotting away leaving the control arm loose. Not only does this reduce your GS300's handling, but the control arm can bang into other chassis parts potentially causing even more damage!
NVH vs. Dependability
This is Prothane's 18-212, a polyurethane replacement kit specifically made for the Lexus GS300 1998-2005. These polyurethane bushings offer much better durability than the OE rubber and will dramatically improve your handling. Since the polyurethane is less flexible than rubber your NVH might increase slightly, but the longevity and dependability of the 18-212 is well worth it. If you were planning on racing the increase to NVH might even be useful, giving you a better feel for what your Lexus can handle.
Saving you money and Effort!
The 18-212 was also designed to be cost-effective and easy to install! The front lower control arm bushings are designed as two half-bushings with a metal sleeve, you just insert each half on either side of the control arm, then slip the sleeve through. The control arm link bushings will still require a press to install, but thanks to their tapered ends it shouldn't be difficult. Each of the bushings come with a metal inner sleeve, and all of the sleeves were designed to match your OE bolt size, saving you money on hardware. Prothane's 18-212 is covered with a lifetime warranty handled in house here at DST.
Product Reviews for 18212 | Lexus GS300 Front Control Arm Replacement Bushing Kit
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starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border" Good quality, simple install, why did I buy these poly balljoint boots? "
Upon installation the caster bushing was way too big and was shaved down .125 to make fit into arm, and the sleeve I had to have machined on a lathe and opened up, so that the step on the bolt fit into the sleeve, but other than that its a alright product for the price, if I knew what I know now I would buy the "psb" poly kit for some more money, comes with absolutely everything needed front and back, and no useless boots Editors Note: This kit was purchased for a Toyota Supra 1985. This kit does not recommended for that vehicle. This kit fits a Lexus GS300 1998 thru 2005. \n\nverified_user Verified Buyer - Al salazar - . Prothane 18212 - 1 out of 5
starstar_borderstar_borderstar_borderstar_border" Poor product description "
This product does not fit the 2000 through 2005 GS300/GS400/GS430 as described. The caster arm bushing only works on some of the 99 through 2000 cars that have not had the arms replaced by the dealer. Kit was useless to fix my front end issues. Editors Note: The control in question here had been replaced with arm from a Lexus dealer that was slightly different than the OEM arm that originally came on the car. If the arm has been changed these bushings may not fit properly.verified_user Verified Buyer - Neil Mistry - . Prothane 18212 - 1 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Great product "
I love this kit. One of the best upgrades you could ever do to your vehicle. Very noticeable driving/handling experience. The product itself has a nice hardened body. Its not sloppy soggy cheap material. In fact Ive purchased numerous other products for my other vehicles in the past. Keep up the excellent work , I am your customer for life. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to get rid of their old beat up stock parts.verified_user Verified Buyer - Francisco Elvira Jr - . Prothane 18212 - 5 out of 5
question_answer Customer Questions and Answers
- Does part number 18212 include both the upper and lower control arm bushings?
- Yes, part number 18212 includes both the upper and lower control arm bushings,
- Which control arms does this kit cover? My GS has technically 3 front arms, upper, lower, and a trailing strut arm.
- This has everything you need per the installation instructions: https://www.prothanesuspensionparts.com/installation_instructions/18-212.pdf
- Will part number 18212 cover all 3 of my control arms?
- Yes, part number 18212 comes with the bushings for all 3 control arms.