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Xreas issues, looking for aftermarket replacement all 4 corners

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Bucky Beaver, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:20 PM
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    Bucky Beaver

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    Wifes highway commuter, 2016 4Runner Limited, 64k miles, Xreas failure right and left front.
    The dealership wants $4900
    I have been searching for posts trying to find part numbers and what people installed but not finding anything. Wouldnt mind leveling it but need to keep it close to stock hight (wife is short, lol) and smooth highway riding. A local mom and pop shop will do the work but id like to kind of know what I am looking for.
    Support the small business, support your neighborhood and city!
    Open to suggestions
    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:25 AM
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    Most will tell you to remove the X-REAS and just replace with standard shocks and springs from the manufacturer of your choice.
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2020 at 9:36 PM
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    Xreas is will be deleted, there are serious issues with the lastest generation Xreas struts. I didnt have any issues with them other than failure and cost. The ride was great!
    I was hoping to find some part #'s or maybe hear what people have used that worked for the best ride so I am not going into this blind and not knowing what to expect for ride comfort. It is a commuter highway rig, I'm not looking for an offroad suspension.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2020 at 11:58 PM
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    Then just look for some one that has taken off their stock suspension for a lift and replace the XREAS with it. Where are you located?
     
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  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    I have my take offs from my 2017 SR5 with 1000 miles on them, fronts, rears, and UCAs. Let me know if your interested.
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    That's what I'm talking about. Mine are just collecting dust. Need a location so I can drop these things off
     
  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    Just read most of the messages about this XREAS suspension. This just happened to me at 85K miles. Simply does not make sense for my local dealer to tell me this is "normal"! I am getting it replaced with the "conventional" suspension at half the price. I hope i am doing the right thing. Is there a Toyota Headquarter's address that we can write to?
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    What doesn’t make sense for them to say is normal, the shock leaking at 85K? That’s a wear item, there nothing not normal about a shock giving out with that many miles. They are not and never will be forever parts.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    In Fresno, I dont have a problem with buying new, I am just hoping for a nice highway cruiser suspension
     
  10. Feb 14, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    My 2008 sport has 162K and still on original XREAS. While happy with it will not replace it. To me it's just not worth the cost.
     
  11. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    While you could definitely disable Xreas and replace it with the SR5's or Offroad's stock suspension, you might be disappointed with the way it handles on your vehicle.

    The point of Xreas is to add some stability to on road handling. The stock SR5 and Offroad suspension is notoriously soft and squishy. It will definitely have more body roll when turning, nose dive when braking, and bounce when going over bumps then what you're used to.

    You're definitely going to want to disable Xreas so you don't have to pay for repairing it, but you're probably going to want to replace your suspension with something aftermarket that's firmer than the stock components. Bilstein and Eibach make stock replacement shock for our vehicles and the handling will be a lot closer to what you're used to on the road, even though these are often considered "offroad shocks." They handle on road conditions very well......better than stock components. I personally recommend going with Eibach because I've tried both and definitely preferred the Eibachs. Their shocks ride fantastic, IMO.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    Oh bummer, I'm on the opposite coast. Shipping would prob not be worth it. You should be able to find some take offs pretty easily out there.
     
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