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energy suspension

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by subtleshift, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    subtleshift

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    I have a 2wd tacoma trd and recently found that my steering rack busing seem to be shot.

    I was planning on ordering the 8-10101 from energy suspension, but then read that these are for a 4wd model and not the 2wd, but I cant find a p/n for the 2wd.

    can someone chime in and let me know what bushings I should get to replace mine, whether its factory or energy suspension I just need to replace these sooner rather than later!
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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  5. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:43 AM
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    ...so now I think I'm gonna try and hold out on the steering rack suspension and just get the "master kit"

    how hard are the body mount bushing to replace?
     
  6. Aug 4, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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    Super bump. I'm searching around for reviews of this product and its amazing what a vacuum there is. My OE bushings are done for- when my friends ride with me wheeling, they laugh at how bad it is. I want comfort so I know these are not geared for that, but I can live with a little "firmness" seeing the price is better, and more so the installation easier, than OE bushings. Anyone have a review on these?
     
  7. Aug 5, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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    From what I've heard the body mounts aren't that much more 'rough' that the factory ones. I have the rack bushings and I like them, tightens up the steering a little
     
  8. Aug 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    I replaced the rack bushings w/ ES almost 2 months ago and have been very pleased. The install was easy and straight-forward (my diff drop made it a little harder) just followed the how-to here -> http://www.lieblweb.com/steeringbush.html and http://parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/kristacoma/rackbushings/rackbushings.htm
    make sure you have a big enough torque wrench (up to 150ft/lbs) Each component fit perfectly.

    steering is now tighter, much less highway wandering! and is more responsive.

    I will prob eventually replace nearly all my bushings/mounts with some from ES
     
  9. Aug 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    TRD S/C, TS PNP AEM FIC, TS 625cc injectors, TS 2.2 pulley, Hayden tranny cooler, AEM wideband, TRD boost gauge.
    Hmm. Anyone know where to get a 'master' set of OE bushings? Price might dictate who I go with... I suppose even if the ES is much stiffer than stock, anything is better than the bone rattling ride I have now.
     
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