Originally Posted by Ghost
They creak, I have a lot of miles but we don't exactly get moisture here or rust for that matter. I am sure some grease when I get them off will do wonders
That's if you can get them off. Toyota didn't put any grease in there from the factory so it doesn't take much to make everything rust together. I couldn't get my LCA bolts out and ended up cutting them to remove the LCA. If that's the case, on top of the $260 LCA, you have to buy another $30-40 worth of mounting hardware per side. I don't know what the ball joints cost but the bushings were almost $100 per side so at some point, just buying the whole LCA may become more cost effective than taking the time swapping out bushings and ball joints on your old LCA, especially if you have to pay a shop for the press.
Just throwing it out there. If you're handy, and do all the work yourself, it's cheaper to swap parts out, but if you're in a hurry and can't have your truck down, buying the whole LCA assembly might be something to consider.