hey i found that other thread that you also posted in, at the suspension forum. i could only find ROCA bushings alone and im tempted to get those TRD bushings that people linked to in that thread. the question is though, do i need an aftermarket caster arm or just replace the bushings and keep my OEM arms? because i really like the MOOG lower arms(#1) and im wondering if they will conflict with OEM or aftermarket caster arms(if I can find any)
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Replace the bushings and keep the arm. You will need to have the arm removed and have the bushings pressed in. On a side note, there is no difference between those TRD bushings and the ROCA's. Both made of solid rubber bushings. Just food for thought....
Thanks for the info. I've had junkyard bushings done twice to buy time. But as for the MOOG lower arms (#1), are they worth buying? Do they have their own set of bushings? Will MOOG arms yeild better alignment results?
MOOG is a reputable brand. For these kind of cars, my personal opinion is to go OEM. However, you can have the Roca's pressed into the lower arm and it'll be good as new. The bushing is the only thing that wears out on the caster and lower control arm. The most cost effective solution would be to have the bushings pressed in. If you are not comfortable with doing that, then I would suggest grabbing the OEM lower arms. Though you'd probably be fine with the MOOGs.
Bringing back and old thread. My caster arm/control arm #2 bushings look shot. I replaced my UCA's, ball joints, inner and outer tie rods and something still feels loose in the front end when I hit small bumps. I can see the bushings have holes through them so I'm hoping this is the problem.
Does anyone know, is the bigger Roca bushing at this amazon link below the one for the caster arm?