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Old 01-08-15, 06:34 PM   #1
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Yet another suspension thread....

Tons and tons of info about control arms, not going to go into that. Mine need replacing, and I just bought a new set of tires I don't want to wear out prematurely... tires are expensive So, what all should I replace while I'm in there?

I'm thinking:

FRONT
Upper control arms
Lower control arms
Tie rod ends
Steering rack bushings (recently did these, amazing difference as mine were disintegrated)
Sway bar bushings

REAR
Upper control arms
Lower control arms
Strut rod arms
Tie rod arms

Anything I'm leaving out?

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Check out the Suspension and Brakes forum. This will get moved there.
I like to press in poly bushings on all control arms. Stabilizer bar bushings, end links, subframe bushings, diff bushings, motor mounts if its time for them.
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Wouldn't hurt to do the tranny mounts if you do everything else. Very easy to replace those. Also check out the rack MOUNT bushing, on the passengers side. Chances are that bushing is non-existant.
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Good luck finding lower control arms for the back.
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@Studiogeek - that sounds like a solid plan. You use Daizen for everything or what?

@SC400slide - Rack mount bushing was replaced at the same time. Got the Daizen kit, $40 for each side and the rack bushing. It was so easy to take the old ones out because they were all non-existent lol

@Bankswood - Finding the control arms isn't the problem... finding the money for the control arms is. I wish someone would hurry up and release an aftermarket lower
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Welcome to CL, moved to the suspension forum. please try and post in the right section next time.
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@Studiogeek - that sounds like a solid plan. You use Daizen for everything or what?

@SC400slide - Rack mount bushing was replaced at the same time. Got the Daizen kit, $40 for each side and the rack bushing. It was so easy to take the old ones out because they were all non-existent lol

@Bankswood - Finding the control arms isn't the problem... finding the money for the control arms is. I wish someone would hurry up and release an aftermarket lower
For the front lower control arms you can use Supra parts. About 1/2 the cost. Back lower control arms need to be Lexus. I've never found any
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