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Any aftermarket brands for suspension/steering parts recommended?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trinidadwho, Dec 5, 2023.

  1. Dec 5, 2023 at 8:47 PM
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    I've read good things about Mevotech Supreme, anyone have any experience with this brand? I just want to know if there is a brand out there that is trustworthy for these specific parts.

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    nothing but OEM
     
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    Lower ball joints should be OEM and replaced early and often to avoid that picture.
     
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    Thanks guys just wanted to confirm, I was already on the OEM road. Just wanted to get rid of the aftermarket itch. Aside from Toyota who else carries OEM Toyota parts?
     
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    I wouldn't trust buying oem toyota parts from fleebay nor Amazon. Too many chances of knockoff.
     
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    I will add I personally would say OEM for the LBJs and steering rack specifically, everything else I wouldn’t be as worried about. The LBJs because they can cause the failure shown in your picture, and steering rack because I’ve had multiple aftermarket’s leak and fail. Personally I don’t see an issue with saving some money on other parts that likely won’t catastrophically fail.
     
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    Same ubj
     
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    Ok, last question here. There's no TRD option when searching for parts. Do I just use the base model option, obviously not S-Runner or Pre-Runner? I'm sure you've all encountered the "What model is it" conversation from the 17 year old at AutoZone.
     
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    Most legitimate sites ask you to enter your VIN for OEM parts to ensure a correct match. Before I did my suspension refresh I shopped around, results are in the attached PDF, which is for a 2003 but the ball joints should be the same. McGeorge/Orisman was the clear winner. https://parts.ourismantoyotaofrichmond.com
     

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    @rocknbil Saved me so much research, I was halfway down the rabbit hole, this helps tremendously! I'm building my parts order as we speak on Ourisman. Thank you so much.
     
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