I haven't seen any condensed info on any of the sites and since these are typical wear items on a 4x4 05+ Tacoma I figured I would throw out some part numbers and pictures for all to see/use when they have the same issues.
I have never used Moog before, so I contacted some guys I know before investing in their parts. No one had anything bad to say so I choose Moog for all of my parts. I purchased everything from Rock Auto Sunday night and it was all delivered today (Tuesday).
Moog's designs seem solid and they have serviceable tie rods and ball joints that should last much longer then OE as long as they are taken care of.
Please note there are 1,000 ways to skin a cat and many other parts from different manufacturers that can be used. This thread is just a summary of what I used.
Part #: ES80895
LCA ball joint
Part #: K80827
DIY LCA Ball Joint Replacement 2005+ Tacoma link
Front wheel bearing + hub
Part #: 515040
(hub isn't required)
Wheel bearing replacement link:
Note: a 35mm socket or a 36mm socket can be used, but it is not 100% correct.
For the exact recommended socket see here http://toyota.spx.com/hwtordr.aspx
The part # is: SST 09318-12010 http://toyota.spx.com/detail.aspx?id=545&p=281&g=0
See below for a PDF Toyota Tech bulletin on replacement.
**Do NOT follow the torque specks on the PDF labeled "Front Hub (4wd & Pre-Runner)" - this PDF was supplied for removal of parts ONLY.
**For proper torque specks follow the PDF named "Front Axle Hub (4wd & Pre-Runner) Installation. It is the bottom PDF and should be used for installation.
For the people who need gaskets (should be everyone unless you want to replace your wheel bearings again in 3,000 miles)
NATIONAL Part # 710477 Oil Seal (Nitrile Seal)
Shaft Size=3.189", Housing Bore=3.801, Outer Diameter=3.809, Width=0.63in
Front Wheel; 4WD; Outer
Rock Auto $8.64
NATIONAL Part # 710573 Oil Seal (Nitrile Seal)
Shaft Size=2.856", Housing Bore=3.525, Outer Diameter=3.537, Width=0.252in
Front Wheel; 4WD; Inner
Rock Auto $9.53
OE O ring Part # 9030192003
Village Toyota $3.94
Rock Auto always has 5% off discount codes so search the web for their current one before ordering. I saved $13.95 in 2 minutes.
Here are some new ball joints you might also want to consider
• One-piece forged for strength
• Two-piece cylindrical wedge provides Industry's finest fatigue/wear resistance
• No spring, no endplay
• Cold formed, heat-treated stud for superior strength ad durability
• Full Ball design delivers ample wear surface
• Fused urethane boot prevents joint disintegration
• One premium pieces, no galvanic corrosion thanks to coated stud and hardware
2005+ 4.0 4x4 or Prerunner
Upper ball joint PT# 500-1150 Master Installer price is $32.90
Lower ball joint PT# 505-1427 Master Installer price is $32.90