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Whiteline LCA bushings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4WD FTW, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Nov 26, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    4WD FTW

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    I purchased whiteline's lca bushings that they advertise on their website for second gen tacomas, somewhere around $170 for the kit. They looked like very high quality poly bushings. Unfortunately, the tolerances were off. It took me several hours to even get one started going back in the arm because it kept slipping to one side or the other. About halfway through pressing it in, the bushing sleeve crumpled putting an end to my endeavor.

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    Since I needed my truck the next day, I ended up biting the bullet and bought some moog lca's from a local napa. I just wanted to post this as a warning to those who may be considering the whitelines - do so at your own risk. Honestly if these moogs only last a year I'd gladly take the 45 minutes to throw new ones in again as opposed to the 8 hours I wasted on trying to reuse the factory arm which is the exact same thing anyways.

    I'm curious if anyone here has tried and successfully pressed the whitelines into their arms. I read a thread on here that made them sound like the best option, but after my problem I found several people who claimed they never fit.
     
  2. Nov 26, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    sorry for your troubles
    I have 2 sets that I was going to use Whitelines with, but now I am going to use Moog bushings.

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  3. Nov 26, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    Part Number for the Whiteline Bushings?
     
  4. Nov 26, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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  5. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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  6. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    I paid a mechanic machine shop near me to press them in after fucking up my first set because I’m an idiot. I reached out to white line to see if they’d sell me just the two bushings and they sent me a whole set for free. Reach out to them
     
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    @DrFunker you have pressed in a few sets of these without issue correct
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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  9. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    Have done two sets of LCAs using these bushings. No problems.

    edit: Freezer method.
     
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  10. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Shit bolted onto other shit, and junk.
    Tips/Tricks? Heat control arm/Freezer Bushing overnight? What about applying a small dose of anti-seize or armor all prior to pressing in the bushing?
     
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  11. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Ouch, what were you using as a press sleeve?
     
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  12. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:36 PM
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    Yes, put the bushings in the freezer.
    I do use anti-seize. Very light coat inside the eye.
     
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    Just like @DrFunker said. Put them in the freezer over night. Leave them in there till you're ready to press them in. Absolutely makes a difference.
     
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  14. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    An improperly sized press sleeve from a ball joint rental kit and a hammer.....like I said, stupid move. I was just hoping to get it started enough to get the rental press kit Over it.

    The smaller set I pressed in myself with my little homemade sleeves and worked perfectly.

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  15. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    Haha yea I used completely inappropriate "tools" to do mine, but it did work, no heating or freezing here.. I still want to make a set of sleeves the exact correct size. I've got the measurements but haven't gotten around to getting the metal.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    I use a grade 8 bolt, a socket and a shit ton of washers to "pull" the bushing through.
    Plenty of lube to keep the bolt moving smoothly. :jerkoff:
     
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  17. Nov 26, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    Pics of process?

     
  18. Nov 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    Sorry, I don't.
    I can post up pics of the tools though. :)
    .....cause who doesn't like pictures?
     
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    1-7/8" socket.
    10 1/2" bolt.

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  20. Nov 26, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    Thanks man! Saved to phone and will report back on attempt.


     

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