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Old 10-19-02, 02:25 AM   #1
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Cool Polyurethane sway bar bushings

We have some direct replacement polyurethane sway bar bushings available for use with the stock sway bars. These will improve handling noticeably without affecting the ride quality.

29 bucks so it definitely won't break the bank!!!

Email me directly if anyone is interested... todd@tmengineering.net

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Old 10-19-02, 02:42 AM   #2
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Todd,

Are these the Daizen Sport bushings? Anybody used them? Won't do me any good with my TRD sways, but would be interested how they do as an interim step for those folks waiting for the slow boat.

http://www.daizensporttuning.com/pro..._bushings.html
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Old 10-19-02, 02:56 AM   #3
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Yes sir, them are them!

You are correct, this is a good interim, or a simple upgrade for anyone not wanting to spend 500-600+ for a full sway bar upgrade.

They definitely offer a noticeable increase in handling, so it's not some pseudo-psychological product...heh.

Actually, I think they are contemplating making urethane upgrade bushings for the TRD bars as well! These are only rumors I've heard though so :P

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Old 10-19-02, 03:08 AM   #4
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for $29...worth a shot/try
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Old 10-19-02, 03:19 AM   #5
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I think if you ask nicely Will might even sponsor you since it's so cheap...heehee jk
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Actually, I think they are contemplating making urethane upgrade bushings for the TRD bars as well! These are only rumors I've heard though so :P
I thought you could use the sock bushings with the TRD sways.
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Old 10-19-02, 12:22 PM   #7
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Ryan...

TRD sways have their own bushings..they come as a pkg iwth the bars
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Old 10-19-02, 03:36 PM   #8
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The TRD ones come with their own bushings (which they would have to, since they are a different diameter than the stock bars).

The problem is that the bushings they come with are the same rubber material as the OEM bushings (probably made in the same place...), which doesn't allow the bar to work at its maximum efficiency.

A good analogy would be like putting all kinds of stuff on your engine and then leaving the stock exhaust system in place. Sure it will make more power, but it cannot be maximized unless all weak links are addressed.

Anyways, this was only talk from the last I heard, so it's nothing to concern yourself with either way I guess............
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I would like to try them and I think Will is going to pay for it.

Thank you, uncle Will!!! hehehee
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Todd,

So are you saying these bushings on the TRD sways would be even better?
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todd, in that case would you have the kind of "good" bushing for the TRD sways?

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Old 10-20-02, 06:22 PM   #12
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Umm yes they would be better, but they don't exist! :eek:

Perhaps in the future they will be produced, but I think there are no plans at the moment...
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