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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. Apr 23, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    chinorx3

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    Looks like I may be going this route. I may need to replace my lower ball joint , and might end up buying bushings too.
    I like my Pro Comp lift rides good but I feel like I'm needing uca because of age 160k and sway bay stabilizer links.
    Any suggestions on links and lower ball joint . Will moog be good for my 6" lift I want OEM but seems I have to buy complete arm
     
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  2. Apr 23, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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    It should be just as good as a oem ball joint
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    Need this for later. Just to double check, this is everything minus bushings?
     
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  4. Apr 24, 2017 at 2:01 PM
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    Correct. Whiteline bushings come from Amazon. This list is just for the alignment hardware.

     
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  5. Apr 24, 2017 at 2:05 PM
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    Cool thanks, the white line kit comes with everything else needed?
     
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  6. Apr 24, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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    Yes. As shown:
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  7. Apr 25, 2017 at 7:59 AM
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    double check your inventory on the Bushing Equipment. I ordered this kit ant it was missing the two larger diameter sleeves for the front cams. I took it up with Whiteline and they warrantied it out in 2 days. Great people to work with.

    Been running this for 4 days now, it's touchy, drives a helluva lot different than stock but it's a major upgrade in quality.
     
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  8. Apr 25, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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    I've had mine on a week now... truck wanders all over the freeway... pretty sure just bc everything except the rack bushings and uca's are brand new, that the truck wanders due to the rack bushings being toast...
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    Also has your vst been going off since u put the white lines on?
     
  10. Apr 25, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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    haven't had an issue one yet. Mine wanders but everything save the lower ball joint is new. She got jacked 2" in front so geometrics are little squirrely now. Main issue I've had is involuntary steer, she wants to compensate for every bump instead of riding straight. If I loose the wheel she'll track fine but you feel every reflector and if the road has a crown to it, she wants to follow.

    I'm attributing that to the bushing being a lot more sensitive to input than the OEM ones.

    P.S. I'm also running w/o swaybar.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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    Got ya... have u replaced your rack bushings yet?
     
  12. Apr 25, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    not yet...wasn't planning on replacing the Lower arm bushings but the other ones were fried. I twisted the front cam to adjust and it sheered right off so...had no choice in that matter. It may be a project later on down the road, right now I'm recovering from a front bumper, lift, lights, and hood lift purchase.
     
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  13. Apr 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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  14. Apr 25, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    Right on and yeah I feel that... just did everything on the front except rack and uca's so that got a bit pricey... now gotta pay out for a rack and some energy rack bushings
     
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  15. Apr 26, 2017 at 10:25 AM
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    Got me a pr of used LCAs to clean up, beef up and dress up with all new hardware, ball joints & the whiteline kit. Gonna swap LCAs, UCAs, tie-rod ends, hubs with new bearings, adj hardware & probably the rack bushings all at same time. Have everything except the whiteline kit, tie-rod ends & new LBJs on hand already..............
     
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  16. Apr 28, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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    If you do tie rod ends, you might as well do the inners also, getting just the outer off is very hard depending on how much rust you have. Also if one or both of the inners go bad, it'll ruin the outer attached to it.

    Just look up some DIYs here on it, it's pretty easy, just need new clamps/hose clamps for the steering rack boots.

    I used this "barbaric" tool to get the inners off and install the new ones:
    https://www.amazon.com/Cal-Van-Tool...rd_wg=nzUWI&psc=1&refRID=XQZG5R19TKH75GG943T7
     
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  17. Apr 30, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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    Am I reading this wrong? The bushing kit from white line is $152 per side.
     
  18. May 1, 2017 at 2:34 AM
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  20. May 1, 2017 at 12:31 PM
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    :thumbsup:. The Amazon picture and discription left me wondering
     
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