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Old 06-07-2013, 01:02 AM   #1
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Changing UCA and LCA bushings

I need to change those bushings! Ive been putting this off for a long time. Is that all the bushings I need and how hard is it to do? Any threads on how to do it? Thanks


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Subbed - I also need to do this.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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I just made a how-to on this...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...-bushings.html

Not much difficulty here... but very time consuming!

Also, if you like to save money, go on eBay to buy the kit. You will save $10 even before shipping costs.
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i just did this not to long ago. very time consuming and if you have never done it before it can be very frustrating. just take your control arms to a shop and have them swap out the bushings for you. its worth the money. atleast thats what i did.
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i just did this not to long ago. very time consuming and if you have never done it before it can be very frustrating. just take your control arms to a shop and have them swap out the bushings for you. its worth the money. atleast thats what i did.
Did you have to get an alignment done after you did this?
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Yes, you should get it aligned, as removing the control arms involves removing the alignment cams.

I did an eyeball alignment, as I'm waiting for my suspension to settle before I get it aligned.
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Yes, you should get it aligned, as removing the control arms involves removing the alignment cams.

I did an eyeball alignment, as I'm waiting for my suspension to settle before I get it aligned.
I literally had to get my truck aligned like 3 times in the past 4 months.. But yeah I agree on that! Do you know any threads that show you do to do it?
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Install the bushings? Post #4^ ;-)
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If you keep getting alignment issues, the tech may not be torquing your control arm bolts down enough, allowing them to move around, throwing off your alignment.
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If you keep getting alignment issues, the tech may not be torquing your control arm bolts down enough, allowing them to move around, throwing off your alignment.
Well the reasons I've had to do the alignment 3 times was because I got new upper ball joints, then new wheels and tires, and then I just got a new steering rack so thats why.
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