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Lower control arm bushing need help!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by kagmyster00, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    kagmyster00

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    ok i am in the middle of installing a pro comp 6'' lift and the lower control arms were a bitch to get off the cam bolts are so rusty i got the driver side off fine went to get the passenger side and one of the bolts would not come out i tried everything to get it out so i had to cut it to get it out once i got it out i took it to a shop and tried to press it out still would not budge and i went to a dealer so i could get new bushings and bolts they wanted $330 for the bushings and cam bolts i just about shit :eek: when he said that so do i have any other options? and has anyone else ran into this problem?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    That's pretty much what you're stuck with. The cam bolts aren't lubricated from the factory and are known to seize. Make sure you lube the hell out of them when reassembling.

    Maybe call DMZ or Total Chaos and see if they have some customer take-offs laying around the shop. Possible that you could buy parts from someone who's converted to long travel.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    dam this sucks well would it be worth it to replace all of them or just get the one bushing that i need cus i cant get the bolt out and do you know how to get the bushing out?
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    Just replace what you have to. As for getting the bushing out, you'll probably have to drill the rubber until there's enough slop to slide the thing out.

    Installing the new ones should be interesting. I replaced my LCAs and not just the bushings so unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for pressing the new bushings in place.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    ok well i am going to try to just replace the one and see where it goes from there you said you replaced the lower control arms did you have to get these through a dealer and how much were they
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    holy shit! i had to replace mine and i only spent like $50 for the bushing at napa, and like $120 for the cam bolts and to have the bushing pressed in at my local toyota dealership. if i was you i would go to a parts store like me cause toyota wanted like twice as much for the same damn bushings. also make sure when you put the new cam bolts in slam the never seize to them.
     
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