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Ultimate Guide to the Lexus GX 460

ultimate guide to the lexus gx460


Lexus GX 460 Lift Kits and Accessories

The Lexus GX 460 makes for an excellent off-road vehicle with body-on-frame construction, a true low range, independent front suspension, and a solid rear axle with coil springs. Many people pass these vehicles up in favor of a Toyota 4Runner, thinking that the Lexus is just a luxury vehicle. As a result, you can often find a GX 460 for less money than a comparable 4Runner, and you get a V8 engine. The GX 460 is built on the Toyota Prado J150 chassis, and as a result many of the same lift kits, suspension upgrades and accessories for the Prado and 4Runner can be fitted to the GX 460.


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What is KDSS?

One unique feature to the Lexus is the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS). While Jeep Wranglers and Ford Broncos offer a sway bar that can be manually disconnected, the GX 460 has the ability to make the sway bar stiffer or softer instantaneously depending on trail conditions. It optimally adjusts front and rear stabilizers based on a set of interconnected hydraulic cylinders. KDSS can disengage the stabilizer bars and allow for increased wheel travel and articulation. This system will not engage during normal driving conditions, when hydraulic pressure is equal but in off-road conditions, KDSS activates when it senses that a wheel has dropped. This does make the suspension on your Lexus GX 460 slightly more complicated but we have years of experience upgrading the suspension and installing a lifts on the GX 460.


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2021 GX460 mid travel suspension kit consisting of uniball upper control arms, King 3.0″ IBP coilovers, and boxed KDSS-compatible uniball lower control arms.


Suspension upgrades and lift kits – TOTAL CHAOS GX 460 w/ KDSS

TOTAL CHAOS suspension packages allow you to turn your 2010+ Lexus GX 460 into a truly capable off-road vehicle built on comfort and dependability. Upgrades include stock length replacement upper control arms and lower control arms (single shock or dual shock) for your front suspension and a rear 5 link kit. We have 2.5-inch diameter shock packages that offer a 2-inch to 3-inch lift that will allow you to install larger tires. The radius of our TOTAL CHAOS aftermarket tubular upper control arm is the only UCA option available that will allow you to install a 3-inch diameter coil over shock for maximum off road ride quality and comfort. No other upper control arm offers the clearance of the larger coil spring during droop wheel travel. We have collaborated with KING on developing and tuning these 3-inch diameter shocks to make your trail experience the most dependable and comfortable on the market. We offer several weld-on accessories to make your Lexus GX 460 an extremely reliable and dependable rig for the trails. Spindle gussets with sway bar mounts, spindle gussets no sway bar mounts, lower control arm cam tab gussets, and rear link skids provide added protection and durability.


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Why install TOTAL CHAOS suspension?

There are many reasons you might want to add performance suspension upgrades as your lift kit to your Lexus GX 460. Here are just a few:

Improved ride quality. Urethane bushings pivot freely on upper control arms and don’t deflect like a rubber bushing. The addition of compression adjuster knobs on our KING 2.5-inch and 3.0-inch coilovers allows you to soften your ride for daily driving and firm up the shocks for off road trails – all with the click of a dial. With 18-23 different ride control settings you can customize your ride for the trail or road conditions.

More wheel travel. TOTAL CHAOS upper control arms (UCA’s) are designed to provide the maximum wheel travel when paired with extended length coilover shocks. Increased wheel travel means that your tires follow the terrain more easily and are less likely to top out or bottom out over obstacles. More wheel travel helps control the vehicle at high speed, in the whoops and at low speed during technical rock crawling.

Increased ground clearance. One of the best upgrades you can make for the dirt is increased ground clearance to allow you get over obstacles on the trail. Increased ride height on your lifted Lexus GX 460 also provides the ability to fit larger tires. Install up to a 285/70R17 or 34×10.5R17. Larger tires provide even more ground clearance and make bumps effectively smaller when you encounter them.

Go off-road in your lifted Lexus GX 460. Dependable equipment matters. Added ground clearance improves the capability for handling any terrain, from rock crawling through boulders to overlanding on remote expedition routes to prerunning through the desert or sand dunes. These shocks have more precise valving and spring rates that factory shocks. The increased fluid capacity helps to resist heating up and fading on long distance adventures. Adding the upper control arms maximizes wheel travel.


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See the full spec sheet on the build HERE.


Featured Performance Lift Kits For Lexus GX460

TOTAL CHAOS GX460 KDSS Lift Kit w/ Front & Rear 2.5 Inch Diameter Adjustable KING Shocks



TOTAL CHAOS GX460 KDSS Lift Kit w/ Front & Rear 2.5 Inch Diameter Adjustable KING Shocks


GX460 Adjustable Rear LInks w/ KING 2.5 Inch Diameter Shocks


GX460 Adjustable Rear Links w/ KING 3.0 Inch Diameter Bypass Shocks



TOTAL CHAOS has passion for performance.

At TOTAL CHAOS we test our products in harsh conditions. Our vehicles are being driven every day whether to and from work or to and from the trail. We are passionate off roaders and manufacture dependable suspension upgrades that are designed to make your vehicle handle better on and off road. We are a privately owned small business who cares about our customers.  All of our products are made in our manufacturing facility in Corona, California, just as they have been for the past 25 years.  And you can be confident that TOTAL CHAOS will be around for the next 25 years providing the customer service we have become famous for.


Contact us today!

The Lexus GX 460 was designed as a luxury vehicle but it is built for travel. Upgrading your suspension with more than just a lift kit will transform your GX from a cushy street cruiser into a capable off-roader that can soak up any terrain without crashing into the bump stops off road. You can expect improved handing, more ground clearance and better trail performance when you add TOTAL CHAOS suspension components to your lifted GX 460. We are the Lexus and Toyota experts for truck and SUV performance with decades of hands on experience and knowledge.

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have regarding building your lifted GX 460. At TOTAL CHAOS, an actual person answers the phone, and we just happens to own a few GX’s of our own. We offer the highest quality components and our parts are hand crafted in Corona, California. Quality counts.


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