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Upper Control Arms: Eibach 5.25470K vs. Specialty Products Company 25470 vs. MevoTech

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RyanJay11, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Dec 3, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    RyanJay11

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    Is this the exact same product? It appears to be at minimum the same hardware, but I'm curious if the Eibach version has different bushings.

    I ordered the SPC 25470 Upper Control arms from Wheelers for 15% off with their Black Friday discount. They showed in-stock when I placed the order, and it turns out they aren't. $535.46 after 15% code

    After doing some digging, I found this Eibach part, which appears to be the exact same thing, less money, and available to ship right now from Eibach.

    https://eibach.com/us/1525/5.25470K-TOYOTA-Tacoma-pro-alignment
    $492.15 with free shipping

    Has anyone on here bought and installed this part?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    I have new wheels and tires ready to go on right now, and I'm just waiting to install them after I get the control arms, so I'd like them ASAP.

    Amazon isn't really a good place to find correct information, but this muddies the water even more: https://www.amazon.com/Eibach-5-25470K-Pro-Alignment-Adjustable-Control/dp/B06XSVCDLB
     
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    The Eibachs in your first post look like the previous generation SPC, not the same as the current.

    The Eibachs in the Amazon link have a picture of the current generation SPC, but in the description say its a hybrid tube and forged steel design which is the previous SPC design.

    Looks like you need to reach out directly to Eibach and ask the question.
     
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    @RyanJay11 Mevotech adjustable UCAs on RockAuto are known to be repackaged SPC arms. Use that as a lead to search for a better deal.
     
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    I contacted Eibach and they confirmed that the image on their website is correct. They are selling the older version and the Amazon image is wrong.

    Now I just have to decide if I'd rather have the older version for less now, or wait for Wheelers to get the ones I ordered to me.
     
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    I have the current generation SPC UCA on my truck. Even with the lower price on the previous SPCs I would still choose the current version on the basis of the X Axis joint over the older style bonded rubber bushing.

    If you're on a budget then you still can't go wrong with the older style SPC.
     
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    This helps. I am not on a budget, but was hoping to get them ASAP, since I'm waiting to put on new wheels and tires when I get these.

    Thank you for the input! I'll wait and hopefully my order doesn't take forever to get here.

    Wheelers is still showing these in-stock, even though they are aware they are not. That does seem a bit shady.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Also had this issue with Wheeler's. Not confidence inspiring, although it only happened one time. Others here have had the same issue with them too.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    xAxis joints are going to be way better than the "spec ride" bushings from previous gen (they havent sold the bonded rubber bushing style for YEARS).

    They did have a bad batch of xAxis joints but that has since been resolved. (SPC did me a solid on that). I had specride bushings on my UCA's for some time and they worked but you would have to lube em every so often which was a pain.
     
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    Thread direction change.....

    Earlier, DavesTaco68 mentioned Mevotech being reboxed SPCs on RockAuto(then immediately deleted his post:confused:).

    I checked and found that the images on Rock Auto appear to be the old SPCs, then I saw some forum posts out on the interwebs that they might be the new versions.

    Has anyone bought the MevoTech UCAs lately? Did you get the older version, or the new ones?

    The hybrid design is what I see listed on there now:
    More Information for MEVOTECH CMS861196 (rockauto.com)
    More Information for MEVOTECH CMS861197 (rockauto.com)

    MevoTech's website shows the same photos, but I suppose it could be old photos:
    Parts results - Mevotech
     
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    I have the older style with the xaxis bushing and the nickel plated ball joints. I got mine right before they went to the one piece design. They made them like that for about 3 months.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    I was able to find a set of the new style SPC Control arms in-stock on ebay and they price matched Wheelers. I hope their definition of in-stock isn't the same as Wheelers...
     

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