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Upper control arm bushing replacement 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gofas, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 23, 2011 at 4:23 AM
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    gofas

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    Hi all,

    I intended to get replacement bushings for my upper control arms cause I already replaced the ball joints and now the bushings are squeaking and worn.
    However I was told I have to replace the whole assembly/arm cause i have 4x4 Tacoma Is this true?

    I found some at toyotapartsales.com for 200 a side. is this my only option for replacement? I have no lift. I noticed that allpro has them for 450 a pair, but are these needed when you don't have a lift?

    I currently have 5100's and will be switching to ome shocks to go with my ome coils.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    well....since you have no lift.....aftermarket uca's arent really needed. check with energysuspension.com, as they make some awesome polyurethane bushings, and should have some for the stock uca's for pretty cheap. if you can find them....i'd keep the stockers and just put the new bushings in them since you already replaced the ball joints.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    The bolt and the metal bushing usually seize. Be prepared to cut or press the rubber, bolt, and bushing out, and to replace the bolt. This is usually true for most older trucks/cars.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    good point. kinda like on the rear springs....if ever replacing them......go ahead and get new shoulder bolts, cause they will be seized up in there.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    i just pulled out my stock ucas you can have them if you want nothing wrong with them just put in my LR ucas yesterday.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:20 AM
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