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2000 PreRunner Extended Stabilizer bar links

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by KrzyKjun512, May 4, 2015.

  1. May 4, 2015 at 8:16 PM
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    KrzyKjun512

    KrzyKjun512 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I put a 3 inch lift on my truck about 2 years ago. I need to start replacing suspension components. Shes got 240k, 80% road usage. I noticed the sway bar had a nasty angle to it and read a thread on using the 4runner/2nd gen tacoma links. I initially tried to install the polyurethane bushings with the angle......nope. So here is what I did. First maint. post on a forum for me so hopefully it wont be too painful to read along.

    Parts List:
    Energy Suspension p/n 8.5117R 26mm kit - $30.15 Amazon w/tax
    NAPA Sway Bar Link p/n 103 2468 - $19.42ea = $41.76 w/tax
    Whiskey = "price really doesn't matter when turning wrenches"
    TOTAL= $71.91

    As you can see the new ones are a bit longer. (it comes with black rubber bushings)
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    This was the original links when I tried to install the bushings. With the nasty angle, no way was I getting them together. I notice too the links have a very small portion of thread, this makes for a good time.

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    The removal is really easy. Just spray some PB blaster (or equivalent) and let it sit. I believe it was a 17mm socket with a 2ft breaker bar made it simple. 20150504_205831.jpg
    New ones installed. Now I probably wouldn't recommend this for someone who wheels a lot because at full flex the brake line barely touches the link. But I believe yall disconnect them anyway.

    Tightening the link, you have to use a Allen key and open end wrench to tighten.

    I also had to use a pry bar between the swing arm and frame to press the bottom bushing down just to get the nut on top started. (I was doing this alone so I couldn't take a picture)

    And that was really about it. Fairly easy job.

    20150504_210351.jpg
    Here is all the old parts. It was time.

    Took it for a drive around the block and it does seem a little more solid in the steering. I think I will be pairing this with some OME struts and spring here soon to really make it solid.

    I will also be looking into some stainless steel sleeves or something maybe from a performance racing sight just as a secondary precaution, in the event the brake lines start to rub.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. May 5, 2015 at 8:48 AM
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    kigmob

    kigmob Well-Known Member

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    Nice Job!
     
  3. Mar 16, 2016 at 1:53 AM
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    James Lee

    James Lee 1st gen for the win.

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    Do these end links fit with 01 tacoma 4wd?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2016 at 10:39 AM
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    frizzman

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    01-04 look like this, different # for L/R too

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    thanks Toyota! :crazy:
     
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  5. Mar 16, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    James Lee

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    I can't find any extended end links for my 01 Tacoma online. Do they even make any aftermarket ones at all?
     
  6. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:52 AM
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    frizzman

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    I think they make adjustable, been looking too but usually they are north of $125 and for me right not aren't worth it.
     
  7. Mar 20, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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    James Lee

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    They have a variety of $70-$125 adjustable end links at energy suspension but I went with the cheaper route and bought a sway bar drop kit from 4 crawler.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2016 at 12:03 PM
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    STEVEO13016

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    This is awesome, I will be heading to NAPA today to pick these up... they are $24 each now... My end links keep eating up all the bushings I install, so my question is since the link is longer does that have any effect on everyday driving?
     
  9. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:45 PM
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    mechanicjon

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    Sway bar will work better and bushings will last longer. I'd say that was a good effect.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2016 at 5:46 AM
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    boostedka

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    great thread! I've been looking for some end links for my truck. This should work great:thumbsup:
     
  11. Dec 31, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Quick question:

    I put a 2" OME lift on my truck... think I should go with the longer end links? I read that thread on ttora and this one... both of you guys have a 3" lift.

    The angle of my stock ones right now are not that bad.
     
  12. May 8, 2020 at 11:17 AM
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    Loctite77

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    Yo dude. I just got a throw a shout out to you on a five-year-old write up. Just went to Napa, used your post for the part number. Price came up 29.99. I said “well it says $19.42 on Tacoma world”, he gave them to me for $17.22 each!

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  13. Jun 4, 2020 at 3:32 PM
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    osterhagen

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    Man really liked this solution. The search continues... Maybe I will look at the 2nd gen or 4Runner option
     

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