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 Control Arm Bushing?, help need clarification...
will02
Posted: May 9 2012, 12:08 AM


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hey guys,

on the way home today i noticed weird noises when i brake close to a complete stop. Like a weird "not enough oil creak". This was noticebly at the front driver side. and as i slowly turn my wheel i can feel a slight hesitation in turning along with the noise. sad.gif

Came home and took the wheel off. Appears to be what looks like the 2nd lower control arm? im not 100% on what this part is called as im fairly new to the scene. Ive taken some pics with hope someone can help... happy.gif

thanks in advance,
Will


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Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 9 2012, 01:23 AM


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That's your castor arm bush. Look in the figs group buy thread by me in the for sale forum for part numbers fbuying poly bushes or you can buy TRD bushes from xnickx at North shore Toyota
will02
Posted: May 10 2012, 12:14 PM


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QUOTE (Tezz-Winnie @ May 8 2012, 01:23 PM)
That's your castor arm bush. Look in the figs group buy thread by me in the for sale forum for part numbers fbuying poly bushes or you can buy TRD bushes from xnickx at North shore Toyota

thanks mate,

guna try local spares so i can fix it asap. if no luck ill try figs or nick.

just replace bushings yeah? i should do both sides while im at it...?


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4ga
Posted: May 10 2012, 01:02 PM


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Yeah do both sides other side will be stuffed to, get price from nick for TRD think you will be plesantly surprised compared to stock/aftermarket price
Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 10 2012, 01:06 PM


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Yes you just need to change the bushing.

If I was you I would go to the wreckers get two second hand castor arms (if they are cheap) and wack them on. Then order two of these http://www.superpro.com.au/trade/index.php...art&id=SPF3040K and give them to a mechanic to press them into your spare arms.

Another option is to just buy the TRD castor arms (pretty cheap option) which comes with a TRD bush already pressed in. Cheers

BTW these are the same bushes figs/fensport uses. Made in Australia
E910
Posted: May 10 2012, 04:19 PM


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TRD do these bushes separate as well. Very cheap from Nick.


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Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 10 2012, 05:16 PM


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But when you take into consideration the labour for cutting out the old and pressing in the new its about the same.
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Posted: May 10 2012, 05:44 PM


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QUOTE (E910 @ May 10 2012, 02:19 PM)
TRD do these bushes separate as well. Very cheap from Nick.

Any idea of a rough cost for comparison? (I'd email Nick but I feel bad for bugging him alot lately tongue.gif)
Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 10 2012, 06:41 PM


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Most parts can be found in his old posts. One Castor arm with trd bush is RRP - $184.59+GST. Obviously nick could do better.

To cut out and install one bush is $50 (im getting lca and castor arm bushes cut out and installed tommorow for $200 for 4 bushes)
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Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 11 2012, 11:13 AM


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Well to get both my L+R castor and LCA stripped back, sand blasted, powder coated in greddy blue, and new bushes all pressed in the total was $639.

That works out to be $160 per arm. Which is cheaper then the RPP of the trd set and they have poly bushes in them.

If I could be bothered to strip back(dismantle the complete a arm assembly) and remove the bushes myself you could knock $180 of that price smile.gif Knock a further $100 if I had a shop press to press in the bushes.
will02
Posted: May 11 2012, 12:40 PM


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QUOTE (Tezz-Winnie @ May 10 2012, 06:41 AM)
Most parts can be found in his old posts. One Castor arm with trd bush is RRP - $184.59+GST. Obviously nick could do better.

To cut out and install one bush is $50 (im getting lca and castor arm bushes cut out and installed tommorow for $200 for 4 bushes)

is nick situated in AUS? or will i have to have it shipped from NZ? accounting for shipping costs etc would it be worth trying to get it off him or rather locally? Havnt found any spares that supply bushing for the GXE10... sad.gif


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Bry
Posted: May 11 2012, 01:05 PM


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He's in NZ, but if you become a VIP member prices make it well worth the nominal shipping charges.

Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 11 2012, 01:10 PM


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TRD arms are cheaper then OEM arms. Nick is located at North Shore Toyota. You could become a VIP then buy the arms and you still would come on top...

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Posted: May 11 2012, 01:15 PM


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Or you can buy your own 10 Ton Press for about $130 and do them yourself when every you want smile.gif
That what i did when i got a $600 quote for 30 bushes.


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Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 11 2012, 01:24 PM


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Can I purchase this 10 tone press from you Geoff? Special price 2 dollar?

LoL Yea I looked into it but There just wasnt enough hours in the weekend to get it done when I wanted to get it done so the extra $50 (I found one for $150) was well worth having someone else do it for me. If I wasnt so lazy I could have saved myself $100 and bashed them out myself at work but I been so dam busy (which is why im on the Atezza forums now lol)
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Posted: May 11 2012, 01:34 PM


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No way a hammer would get them out with out damaging the arm or yourself!

I bought mine from this seller on eBay. Awesome to deal with and has a few useful cheap tools.

Sorry its a 12 Ton not 10 Ton (The 10 Ton had a pressure gauge which i didn't need)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hydraulic-Works...=item35baafe668

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Mine is not for sale its found its self quite useful for other things


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Tezz-Winnie
Posted: May 11 2012, 02:09 PM


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$2 was a bit much anyway smile.gif

Wow thats awesome! The press I was looking at was a leaver arm press. When I buy a house in the suburbs, Ill have this in my shed but for now living on lease I'll just get them done at $50 each lol.
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Posted: May 11 2012, 02:52 PM


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It is like Ikea furniture, You can pack it up and store under the bed smile.gif


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will02
Posted: May 12 2012, 11:13 PM


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Alrite so found out my lower ball joints are also about to give.. Would the is300 ball joints be the same as my is200? As I might plan to jst import them.. Or if nick has them too ^^


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Geoff897
Posted: May 12 2012, 11:19 PM


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QUOTE (will02 @ May 12 2012, 10:13 PM)
Alrite so found out my lower ball joints are also about to give.. Would the is300 ball joints be the same as my is200? As I might plan to jst import them.. Or if nick has them too ^^

Become a VIP on here and send xNickx a call/email, He is the cheapest and best service you can experience.

You may find cheaper but most likely not genuine parts


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will02
Posted: May 15 2012, 02:21 AM


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QUOTE (Geoff897 @ May 12 2012, 11:19 AM)
Become a VIP on here and send xNickx a call/email, He is the cheapest and best service you can experience.

You may find cheaper but most likely not genuine parts

done and done easiest transaction ive had in a long time. now to wait for my parts to arrive biggrin.gif


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will02
Posted: May 23 2012, 12:55 AM


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Just want to say a BIG THANKS TO Nick (xnickx) for supplying my bushings and balljoints. Had them at my mechanics over night and fitted. Only thing that needs to be done now is a wheel alignment first thing tomorrow morning.



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