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Front diff mount replacement bushings. Another plastics guy first.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Plastics Guy, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Nov 25, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    Plastics Guy

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  3. Nov 26, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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  4. Nov 26, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    I had a vibration at 35mph and replaced everything.

    Ended up being the tires and they were only half worn.

    I had them balanced over and over

    Ended getting new tires and vibration is gone
     
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  5. Nov 26, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    I have replaced: both cvs, both upper and lower ball joints, both hubs and bearings, center bearing for the drive shaft, have not put in the ujoints but I have them. I replaced the struts about 6 months ago. EDIT: rack and pinion bushings and outer tie rod ends

    My vibration starts at 35-40mph and it’s intermittent. Evens out around 90-95 lol.

    Oh and I have brand new wheels and brand new tires. I have rotated them every 3000 miles. Have not went and checked the balance on them yet.

    I just removed the 3” strut spacer and it helped a little bit. The driver side cv seems to binding “my diag” it barley spins freely when up on the post lift at work. Passenger side does spin freely. The driver side bushing is worn slap out from mileage, wear and tear, and the valve covers leaking down on it.
     
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  6. Nov 26, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    My vibration was coming from the front, the key and wheel would vibrate at 35-45 mph.
    No other spots.

    It’s probably driveshaft or tires related.


    Even with my tires balanced with tires half worn the issues were tires
     
  7. Nov 26, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    Mines feels like drivers front. Same side this bushing is worn out. Putting in the u joints some time this week. I’m out of ideas. Just throwing money at it now like a high class hooker. Lol
     
  8. Nov 26, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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  9. Nov 26, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    Well if that doesn't work , take the drive shaft off the rear and drive it in 4 high so its front wheel drive and see if it vibrates at 35mph

    If it still does take front drive shaft off and see if it vibrates at 35mph.

    If it does vibrate still look at wheels, and go to a different tire shop for balancing
     
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  10. Nov 27, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    Drivers side
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    Passenger side
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  11. Nov 27, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    Hey Plastics guy, I was trying to order a set of your diff bushing but your shipping calculator is trying to charge me $34.95. I’m located in the USVI, a territory of the United Stated. Flat rate priority mail to here is $10-$15. I would love to buy a set but your shipping is a little off!
     
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  12. Dec 22, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    Would these fit the 2nd gen? It looks about the same
     
  13. Dec 22, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    Got a few done now
    @Plastics Guy - Any idea on when we could expect to receive these? Still waiting for the set I order on 11/23.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2018 at 3:47 AM
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    I'll post pics tomorrow but I got my bushings in, even brushed and sprayed my diff brackets to be shiny. It rides good, and compliments the new shocks/coils I just installed too. These seem to be quality bushings for the first 250mi+ I've put into them. Installation couldn't have been easier, with some appropriate white poly grease, they pushed right in with ease. The hardest part was breaking the driver side bracket nuts loose lol. Thanks to TPG for a great quality product.
     
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    does anyone elses diff bushings have perforations in them?
     
  17. Jan 30, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    @Plastics Guy, I too would like to check the status of an order from 1/8. I sent a message through your site a while back as well. Thanks for the help. PM Sent...
     
  18. Jan 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    just an update for the rest, I did receive my order back in late December (ordered 11/26), it's been too cold or rainy to actually work on the truck and I'm not about to sit outside with -5° temps :)

    so for those waiting just be a little patient and know that @Plastics Guy is solid for getting the orders out as soon as they can.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    You wouldn’t happen to know if your bushings would fit a second gen do you? 3B49693D-100F-4729-96F0-9E58C82BCA0E.jpg
     
  20. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    We do not make 2nd gen diff bushings as to the best of our knowledge those are still offered by Toyota.
     

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