2007 Lexus RX350 Q&A

2007 Lexus RX350 Question: Replacing the power liftgates on the back of the Lexus

Lexus Dealer retail price is $180 for each lift but there other lifts available on the internet for considerably less money. However, I have no way of knowing the difference in quality between the Lexus lift as compared to other aftermarket lifts. The lifts on the Lexus look pretty ordinary and I have replaced lifts on minivans over the years and they didn't look much different that the ones on the Lexus. Any comments? -
Answer 1
dealer parts are the highest quality and the most expensive. many aftermarket companies offer these for a reasonable price. shop around for the best deal. Roy -
Comment 1
Thanks, Roy. I agree that dealer parts are generally the highest quality but the dealer price is five times more expensive than most of the after market lifts and the differential is surprising. Is the quality that much different. I would think that a lift is relatively a low tech item. Is there a rating system differentiating the qualities of lifts? Frank -
Answer 2
I agree with Roy.....but you bring up a good point Frank....certain parts are not worth the price......I recommend quality used rather than aftermarket parts.......remember you will sacrifice longevity when you make these decisions -