GX Offroad Knowledgebase
This site aims to aggregate the collective knowledge of the GX offroad community. Whether it's a lift or a headlight, the community has likely researched, bought, installed, removed and broken most of the OEM replacement and aftermarket parts for the Lexus GX470.
For discussion, hanging out, asking questions, etc. go to the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LexusGXOR
If you want to start somewhere, start with the FAQ. It has the most commonly asked questions and answers from the community.
Purchasing a GX?
Wondering about wheel & tire combos?
|I found two vehicles for sale. One with 80,000 miles another with 120,000 miles. Which one should I buy?||The one with a better maintenance history (See purchasing for more info)|
|How do I get the maintenance history of a vehicle?||Ask a dealership or look it up on the Lexus Owners site.|
|What is the largest tire that fits with stock suspension?||See Before you ask if X size tire can fit...|
|I got a CEL with code P1442, the secondary air pump problem. What should I do?||Replacing the secondary air pump is usually cost prohibitive ($1000+ USD). Consider the bypass kit from Hewitt Technologies or an aftermarket air pump|
|When I pull up to a stoplight/sign, after a couple seconds, there is a loud clunk or thump. What is that?||This is most likely the drive shaft. For a short term fix, you can “over” grease the drive shaft, but the clunk will return. There is a TSB that specifies new parts to fix this issue|
Disclaimer: The vast majority of this content is sourced from the community on Facebook. Other sources are referenced when possible. None of the information on this site should be used without first confirming it will work with your specific vehicle make, model and year. Keep in mind this is community sourced and maintained. As such, proceed at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for misinformation.