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LCA Bushings: OEM, Energy Suspension, Whiteline

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

  1. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:48 AM
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    tony2018

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    I kinda look for quality too, I guess I'm being picky. Just want my truck to last.
     
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  2. Oct 19, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    I went with white line in my lowers and am glad I did. They seems real nice

    Also looked at uppers and only saw them offered by energy suspension. I figured mine were still okay and I’ll probablt upgrade uca’s at some point in the near future, so I passed.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    If you have a lift and wheel really hard they will wear out. So much that my brakes almost pulled me off the road a few times.

    What people dont realize are when wheeling the OEM bushings are so tight that they bind up and can stop a tire from drooping as far. Polys allow full unbinding movement of both control arms.
     
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  4. Oct 19, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    Byb127

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    Good info.. OEM for silence, polys for smooth unbinding movement for off-roading.

    do you know where the whiteline bushings fall in in these categories?
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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    For me:
    OEM lasted 200k miles. Poly or Whiteline won't come close. OEM FTW
     
  6. Oct 19, 2017 at 6:07 PM
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    I’ve never heard of this before. Interesting.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    It's more they bind and tear than hold up droop but they do allow smooth movement.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    I'm sure this is based on documented facts Lol..
     
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  9. Oct 20, 2017 at 4:04 AM
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    I only see the lower control arm bushings being sold on oem toyota sites. The upper control arm is sold as a whole w/ bushings.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    What lube would you guys use for OEM steering rack bushing??
     
  11. Jan 5, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    Same thing that comes with the poly bushings.
     
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  12. Jan 5, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    You don't "need" to lube the steering rack bushings. The poly kits don't even come with lube for the rack bushing kit.

    If you feel like you must lube the rack bushings, use NON-petrolium based lube (for either OEM rubber, or a poly aftermarket) Superlube is a good choice.
     
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  13. Feb 5, 2018 at 7:42 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    I’ve heard a few people say the moog bolts aren’t good but what was wrong with SPC? Did they break or strip? I am in the process of getting everything to replace my bushings and bolts (seized solid) but OEM bolts will cost me $300+ up here and SPC will be like $75. That being said I don’t want to waste $75 on shit either.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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    They don't hold alignments as well, and after a couple will round and be completely useless. The interface between the bolt and cam is significantly less than the OEM setup.

    Stick with OEM. If you can afford the down time, take it apart before buying new ones. You might be lucky and be able to save a couple of the old ones. Also, the part that's usually seized is the sleeve, so you should be able to reuse the bolt and the cam that's attached to the nut.
     
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  15. May 25, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    I’m hoping this will limit slipping. Did the other side as well, closer to the center to meet the ends of the bushing sleeves. 632A2472-7E23-492A-90C7-B8F8D4F2F2D7.jpg
     
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  16. May 25, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    I did my Whitelines about 6 months ago. I didn't do anything to the washers. I haven't had any problems or noises.
     
  17. May 25, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    May not help but I figured it wouldnt hurt.
     
  18. May 25, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  19. Nov 11, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    Anyone that's installed the whiteline bushings: I have 4 extra washers with the smaller inner diameter. Did I miss something? Lol.
     
  20. Nov 11, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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    Did you put two washers to each bushing? IIRC, mine only came with the large, flat washers, and I believe each bushing received two?
     
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