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WTB Lower Control Arms

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (1995-2004)' started by Kwikvette, May 17, 2019 at 2:15 PM.

  1. May 17, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    Kwikvette

    Kwikvette [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking for both left and right lower control arms for my 2001 Prerunner Auto

    Trying to minimize vehicle down time by installing new bushings on the extra LCA and replacing all at once.

    Located in Central CA (Monterey County)
     
  2. May 17, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    travis.diller

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  3. May 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    May just have to do that.

    Unsure about the integrity of aftermarket vs factory (even if they're used/old).
     
  4. May 17, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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  5. May 17, 2019 at 9:38 PM
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    In my experience aftermarket has been poor quality. I'm running a set of duralast lowers and the bushings in them are already shot and very noisy after ~12,000 miles. Swapping back to OEM Toyota arms and debating on pressing in Whiteline Polyurethane Bushings or keeping them stock. Edit: Just saw you'd only be swapping them on for a short amount of time. Then aftermarket would be fine but expensive.
     
  6. May 17, 2019 at 9:41 PM
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    theesotericone

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    Just put new bushings in your old ones. It takes less then 30 minutes. Freeze the new bushings the night before. Pop the old ones out with a bottle jack and some heat. Push in the new ones. I just did mine two months ago and it really is that simple.
     
  7. May 17, 2019 at 10:23 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    I've found that nothing is just that easy on an older vehicle.

    There are always some hiccups and if I'm going to replace my bushings, it'd be on my current ones. However, I'd want my truck drivable while I replace the bushings.

    Just not sure if I should get used ones to put new bushings in or new ones and use them as is.
     
  8. May 17, 2019 at 10:39 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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