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LCA Bushings: OEM, Energy Suspension, Whiteline

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by alphabravo, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Aug 30, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    Dropbox is discontinuing the "Public" folder support next month so I have to convert all my links to their new sharing method. The links in this thread will probably be dead for awhile.
     
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  2. Aug 30, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    I finally popped in some white lines over the summer. Sweaky as hell!

    I don’t mind because my front end is real tight.
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    They are squeaking? We lubed them up pretty good too!
     
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  4. Aug 30, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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    I thought so! Some of the guys in this thread say to use super lube, which I had brought to the meet.

    But, yes, these puppies squwak like crazy. I kind of like it :anonymous:
     
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  5. Aug 30, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    Well that just proves to me how crazy you are! :der: Lol
     
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  6. Aug 30, 2017 at 12:53 PM
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    I put a link at the top of the OP to PDF copies of the first couple of pages of this thread so the photos are not lost.
     
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  7. Aug 30, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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    So are people replacing these only when the truck can no longer be aligned due to seizure? I hope I never have to do this..
     
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  8. Aug 30, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    That's a good question. I'm at 300k+ but alignments go smoothly.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    Mine are seized. Doesn't take much rust to freeze a bolt in a sleeve that's rubber mounted. No leverage and can't use heat to loosen it up.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2017 at 6:20 PM
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    Interesting. I put white lines in around the beginning of Summer and they don't make a sound. I lubed the heck out of them though.....
     
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    Honestly, it may mostly be my rear springs that I hear while I’m driving around town. But I thought I remember some serious squeaking when I took it for a shakedown run after installing them.
     
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  13. Oct 18, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    Just called the truck shop and they quoted $500 for replacing the bushings. They didn’t offer of even understand when I asked about a possible swap for pre built lowers. Looks like I’m going white line...
     
  14. Oct 18, 2017 at 7:37 PM
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    curious, they have upper bushings?
     
  15. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    Who?
     
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    They offered it at one time.
    I confirmed it with them earlier this yr. They didn't have them in hand when I called. They had 2nd gens tho.
    $500 ha? Is that for the whole arm assembly or just the parts and labor or replacing the bushings. Oh, and last I checked they use "their own poly bushings" no oem option.
     
  17. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:36 AM
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    SD Truck shop? @tony2018 I don't believe they offer(ed) a deal but I'm sure they can do it for $$$
     
  18. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:38 AM
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    White line, but it looks like they only had the lower control arm. Was hoping they had upper and lower. I don't see any oem options for the upper, just lower. I guess the reason is people replace the upper control arms as they raise their trucks.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:44 AM
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    Yea man, called and asked for a LCA bushing replacement and he said why do I already need bushings if my truck is a 2014. I said..how dare you answer my question with a question haha just kidding but it he made it seem like they don't do this often. I was referencing a quote earlier in this thread. @Lipson had better luck and was able to get a pre-built set from them and traded his in.

    $500 to replace bushings with their house bushings. Sooo $400 for install. Ill do it for anyone for half that price.

    For those looking to replace bushings I found this option the other day.

    $178 for the set. Not Oem but many have said they have used this seller. AND.. backed with a 10 year warranty.

    2nd gen - lower Control Arm set
     
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  20. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:48 AM
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    There has to be Oem Replacements. Light racing uppers are pretty affordable but not as cheap as a bushing kit.

    knock off brand that's cheap
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Freedom-Of...ash=item43fd0d891f:g:7zUAAOSw-0xYb5XF&vxp=mtr

    or knock off Oem's
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Control-Ar...ash=item3620d2aa71:g:BAUAAOSwiOdZuQqG&vxp=mtr
     
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