What's A Lexus Rear Floor Side Member?

What's A Lexus Rear Floor Side Member?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching Lexus, for example, instead of looking for a rear rail, look for the rear floor side member (see Table 1). Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.

Lexus repair information is available for purchase at: www.techinfo.toyota.com

Table 1
Lexus Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Front Fender Apron Front Upper Rail
Front Side Member Front Lower Rail
Front Body Pillar A-Pillar
Center Body Pillar B-Pillar
Rocker Panel Outer Rocker Panel
Quarter Panel Quarter Panel
Body Lower Back Panel Rear Body Panel
Rear Floor Pan Trunk Floor
Rear Floor Side Member Rear Rail
span style="font-size: 10pt;">This table shows the terms that Lexus uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.

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