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WTB Lower Control Arms (with good bushings)

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace (1995-2004)' started by NAVY_TRIPP, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    NAVY_TRIPP

    NAVY_TRIPP [OP] Active Member

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    Hello All,

    I developed a pretty wicked shimmy and shake, especially turning right, around 65 MPH. Also a squeak that is there at low speeds, like parking lots, that drives me nuts! I'm 95% sure I need LCA's (bushings) considering last month I replaced Upper/Lower BJ's and Inner/Outer Tie Rods. And last summer I replaced the wheel bearings and R&P bushings. All to tighten up the front end. Now for the final pieces. I have been told pretty unanimously to simply replace the LCA's instead of just the bushings. Which pisses me off b/c I threw away my perfectly good old ones a year ago when installing an "all inclusive" Fabtech 6'' that had ALL parts installed in it (diff, axles LCA's, knuckles, brakes etc). Too bad I didn't notice them then.

    So, if you have them available please let me know!!! I appreciate it!
     
  2. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    hard2kill

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    in searched for used ones almost impossibe to find and a bitch to rebuild...pm camelback toyota there in the vendors section and great to deal with and super cheap for oem stuff
     
  3. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Self Proclaimed first gen expert :doh:

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    i doubt its your lcas. get it aligned and check it out. id put money its your steering rack bushings. I did mine today. they were horrid at 210k miles. ppl on ttora were replacing them as early as 30k miles into a tacos life with polyurethanes from Engery Suspension.

    check it out, have someone jiggle the wheel while your looking at the steering rack, it shouldnt move, at all. my arms are long enough i can jiggle the wheel and look at the same time. theyre like 20 bucks from wheelers
     
  4. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    I did the Energy Suspension polyurethanes last summer. AWESOME improvement in steering. Did an alignment then along with wheel bearing install. Also this weekend I disassembled the steering column and JB Welded the steering shaft. Also, AWESOME improvement. ZERO play in the wheel. The last thing would be the LCA's.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    NAVY_TRIPP

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    I will. Thank you for the information!!
     
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