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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

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    Sounds pretty weird. Hard to visualize. Maybe grab a quick video that shows the diff movement?
     
  2. May 11, 2021 at 9:18 PM
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    I appreciate it, bushing seem good still. It almost seemed like the cv joint was popping out of the inner cup? I wish I could upload videos lol I just don’t know how
     
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    When I try to upload videos it says error.
     
  5. May 11, 2021 at 9:22 PM
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    Just that side is after market
     
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    That's 100% your problem. Throw it in the shit can and replace with an oem cv.
     
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    I have one in the garage, I’ll swap it out tomorrow!
     
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    OK, so in trying to make sure I'm ready to go for all my bushing installs, I'm looking at the Strongflex LCA bushings and wondering if I need to go source some large washers.

    What's in the Strongflex "box":

    upload_2021-5-11_21-47-48.jpg

    upload_2021-5-11_21-48-3.jpg

    What's in the Whiteline "box." (note the 8 washers) As I recall, these go on either side of the bushing, against the frame, to prevent the bushing from rubbing on the frame.

    upload_2021-5-11_21-48-16.jpg

    Is this just a design difference from manufacturers, or an oversight from Strongflex?

    @Blackdawg
     
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  12. May 11, 2021 at 10:10 PM
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    no washer. Goes right in the LCA mounts. Just like my Solo arms and MCM arms.

    [​IMG]LongTravel Install-13.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr

    [​IMG]SoloLCAandCamGussets-46.jpg by Monte Nickles Photos, on Flickr
     
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    pretty much yes. Think about your leaf springs. No washers there either. The idea is that technically you don't want the bushing turning in the arm. You want the arm to pivot off the bolt inside the sleeve. So if the bushing is being squeezed between the mounts it's less likely to turn. You also don't want the arm to pivot with the bushings as the pivot.


    Now...that's idea. But also noisy. I still grease mine when they go it and if they move..they move. No biggie.
     
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    This is the part I was wondering about. Good to know it's ok if there is some pivot of the bushing in the sleeve. Beats the hell out of squeaks.
     
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    yeah i was less libral with it this last go on my solo arms...major regrets. Never again. Should have just done what I always do.
     
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    Why vinyl over other materials? What are your first thoughts and impressions on it? I wonder how uncomfortable vinyl is on a hot day..
     
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    I would make sure the inside surfaces of the frame mounts are flat and smooth. Mine were all sorts of bent from years of wheeling, and gouged from where the washers previously contacted.

    I would also highly recommend adding a grease zerk to your LCA. I try not to install poly bushings anymore without them.
     
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    East to clean and maintain? I plan on doing vinyl in conjunction with sound dampening. With the combination of the two im banking that it will be cooler overall on a hot day.
     
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