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DIY LCA Bushing Removal and Replacement 2005+ Tacoma (4x4) The Easy Way!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Crom, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Mar 21, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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    Reminds me of the RockAuto ad counter guy.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    One or two things modded... Check out the build
    Any pics of these installed on the truck? Interested in seeing the washer placement/orientation.
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2017 at 3:10 AM
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    Working on my passenger side this week... replaced outer tie rod, LBJ, rotors, pads, and would've had the bushings done but wasn't able to use my hardware on my ES bushings. Sent them back and going to order the white line set
     
  4. Mar 22, 2017 at 3:54 AM
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    May I ask why you weren't able to use hardware with ES?
     
  5. Mar 22, 2017 at 4:36 AM
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    One word.... sawzall
     
  6. Mar 22, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    Oh yes my bad, I read it like your hardware was incompatible with bushings. I too will be brandishing my 18v sawzall for removal of hardware.
     
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  7. Mar 22, 2017 at 1:20 PM
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    Yup... funny thing is I called ES and was speaking with them and telling them that they should at least sell 2 kits one with hardware and one without it. He then told me that this was the first he had heard of the hardware seizing together lol.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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    Exact same here, 2013 with 73,000 miles and roughly the same commute to work. Completely froze up. I too plan on keeping the truck, and taking it off the road once it's paid off.

    My plan is to replace the LCA's with Moog's and OEM hardware, and then rebuild my stock LCA's for spares. My issue now is finding someone who wants to cut those bolts and do the work without killing me on the price, typically I do all my own work but I think this might be too much of a job for my facility.

    Normally i'd go OEM but it they're double and some the price of Moog's. Either way this is a complete waste of money just to get an alignment, not too happy about it.
     
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  9. Mar 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    It's really not that bad, just time consuming especially dealing with the stuck LCA bolts
     
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  10. Mar 29, 2017 at 5:20 AM
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    It is a lot work I found out the hard way...spent 4 hours banging and cutting out the old bolts. Luckily I had a couple blades laying around and they held up. After all that fiasco...I'm taking them to a garage to have the bushings swapped, idk what I had more of on my hands...blood, grease, PB blaster...HOPEFULLY this will be the last big hardware change I undertake for the forseeable future. Next project on the agenda @HeadStrong Off-Road AAL but fingers crossed...nothing major needs looked at back there :frusty:

    EDIT: on a high note, I found a garage to completely swap out for $70 so save some monies...as long as the ball joints are in good shape
     
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  11. Mar 29, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    Didn't read the whole thread but do you dudes know if you can buy separate OEM lower ball joints? Called Toyota of Escondido and the parts dude said that they aren't sold separately. Otherwise I was going to go with the moog like Crom. Thanks
     
  12. Mar 29, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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    A bunch a cool stickers, a bada ass MetalMiller Tx Longhorns grill emblem painted Hemi Orange, JBA long tube headers with o2 sims, Diff breather mod, Red LED interior lights, Fancy head unit that plays ipod n movies, Also DIY install factory stuff like, factory cruise control, factory intermittent wipers, OME nitro struts with 886x springs and toy tec top plate, JBA high caster UCA's for better alignmnet and dey beefier too, Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs in da rear with the gear, U bolt flipper, Ivan Stewart TRD rims with 33" K Bro 2's, some bad ass weather tech floor liners so I don't muck up my interior, an ATO shackle flipper for mo travel in da rear wit the gear, also super shiny Fox 2.0 shocks back there too, all sorts of steal armor for bouncing off of the rocks like demello sliders, AP front skid, trans skid, n transfer skid, demello gas tank skid, and a tough as nails ARB bumper with warn 8k winch, I'm sure there's more
    I did mine.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    Do you have a part number for them?
     
  14. Mar 29, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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    IMG_4331.jpg IMG_4333.jpg IMG_4334.jpg Replaced mine with moog
     
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    Not a Toyota part#, but maybe I can find it.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2017 at 4:25 AM
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    subbed for later..........way later hopefully, but at 155k. Lots of good info here. Have SPC UCAs to go on and may combine the work and do all of it.......staycation week wrenchfest FTW! Would love to score a pr of LCAs to do the work on beforehand.



    woohoo, 40k mile oem LCA scorage in progress..............
     
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  17. Mar 31, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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    What's the consensus on the Moog? They seem to be holding up? I wanted OEM but if moog is good I'll just go with that.
     
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    Just finished the passenger side, but looks like a great product and I love their new boot design
     
  19. Apr 1, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    Right on buddy thanks for the info!
     
  20. Apr 4, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    Got my new bushings pressed in and new cam bolts are sitting on the shop floor. Now prior to install are there any tips/tricks for applying the anti-seize? I don't want to have to saw them off again and if there is a brand or anything that will aide in fighting off the rust I'd greatly appreciate it. Had to cut off the front two bolts along with one of the rear.
     

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