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Needle Bearing Vibes

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Phil4200, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Nov 27, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    Phil4200

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    Huge shout out to ECGS for their fix to Toyota’s flaw... I love my truck again after the 3” RC strut lift!
     
  2. Nov 27, 2019 at 6:13 PM
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    ECGS is great
     
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  3. Nov 27, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    Yessir!!!
     
  4. Nov 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    How long is the ECGS bushing supposed to last? Any long time review?
     
  5. Nov 27, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    It’s just a solid piece of tube steel, it should last forever.

     
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  6. Nov 27, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    It is a babbitted sleeve bearing... Should last many years. Mine has about 20k on it now.
     
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  7. Nov 27, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    Cool thanks!!
     
  8. Nov 27, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    That's good to know. i need to replace mine soon and did not know if these are items that you need to replace every so often. Thanks,
     
  9. Nov 27, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Its not really a flaw nor just Toyota, needle bearings are across tons of IFS vehicles, but yes the bushing is awesome
     
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  10. Nov 27, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    The hammer

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    TOYOTA flaw?? Your blaming TOYOTA for your modification?
    You do know that a bearing has lower friction or rolling resistance therefore longer life and better fuel economy right? And roller bearings cost more btw.

    That said I’m not knocking Eggs bushings, in fact I commend them for stepping up to fill a void in a small market and would use them myself if I needed to lift more than an 1-2”.

    And btw, a roller bearing would not work well at an angle so maybe it’s not a TOYOTA flaw after all?

    Just setting some facts straight, don’t get yourself in a huff

    Cheers

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  11. Nov 28, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    Phil4200

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    Wow, in a huff huh?? You went off knowing you’d ruffle feathers, damn this site is full of duche bags, it really is thanks for the info dude much appreciated. I would think Toyota could come up with a better design to handle a small lift...right?
     
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