Announcement

Collapse

  
See more
See less

Aftermarket Lower Control Arms

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Aftermarket Lower Control Arms

    Hi,

    I'm up for lower control arm bushes. A complete aftermarket control arm is around $140 per side and an aftermarket bush set is around $220 for both sides. Does anyone have experience with aftermarket control arms? Are they any good?

    I'm thinking aftermarket arms as they come with a new ball joint and will be quicker to install than trying to get the old bushes out. Looking at the Toyota bushes, the lower ball joint is pressed in so not sure if they can be replaced. The aftermarket arms appear to have ball joints held in by a C-clip.

    Thanks,
    2008 GXL D4D + Option Pack 1, Safari snorkel, factory alloy bar, dual battery system, Lovells TFR-118/TRR119 Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Prodigy P3 brake controller, factory tow bar, Orac coupling.

  • #2
    Certainly would be the quicker to exchange OEM with preassembled aftermarket arms.
    The lower ball joint is pressed into the arm, then secured with circlip.
    The lower arm adjuster bolts could be seized and difficult to remove. Read through the suspension threads for more details.

    Cheers Troy
    SOUTH AUSTRALIA GATEWAY TO THE OUTBACK!
    2003 GXL V6 AUTO 120 CHAMPAGNE MICA [DUNE]
    LIST OF ACCESSORIES GROWING, WISH LIST SLOWLY DECLINING

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks.

      I'll check in with a local suspension workshop to see what they recommend. I'm a bit dubious of the aftermarket control arm quality. If I go down the aftermarket control arm path I'll keep the old arm to rebuild when needed.

      My front bush is in good condition but the back bush is torn half way through.
      2008 GXL D4D + Option Pack 1, Safari snorkel, factory alloy bar, dual battery system, Lovells TFR-118/TRR119 Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Prodigy P3 brake controller, factory tow bar, Orac coupling.

      Comment


      • #4
        When you consider how much force a ball joint is subjected to and how small they are, there's a good reason they cost a bit. I wouldn't trust one that came as part of an entire assembly for that little money to hold up to a serious pothole or rock.

        I've recently changed the bushings on my LCA, and had the dreaded seized bolt. If you go down that path I'm sure there are detailed threads on here, but shoot me a message if you get stuck and I can give you some tips!

        Comment


        • #5
          When you consider how much force a ball joint is subjected to and how small they are, there's a good reason they cost a bit. I wouldn't trust one that came as part of an entire assembly for that little money to hold up to a serious pothole or rock.

          I've recently changed the bushings on my LCA, and had the dreaded seized bolt. If you go down that path I'm sure there are detailed threads on here, but shoot me a message if you get stuck and I can give you some tips!

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks. I got my bushes done last week using Superpro bushes. Ball joints were checked and found to be fine. Car drives like new now.

            The mechanic didn't have any trouble getting the bolts out. They were greased up with the superpro bush grease when they were put back in.
            2008 GXL D4D + Option Pack 1, Safari snorkel, factory alloy bar, dual battery system, Lovells TFR-118/TRR119 Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Prodigy P3 brake controller, factory tow bar, Orac coupling.

            Comment


            • #7
              I went to https://www.amayama.com/en
              find you part number first/ then head to this site and search.
              I bought my LCA from UAE and they shipped to my doorstep.
              took about 2 weeks but half the price quoted here just to replace the bushes.
              Pretty easy job.
              Did the whole job solo at home with a jack and some stands.
              You get genuine toyota parts complete- no messin around.

              Comment


              • #8
                Superpro bushed offset LCA available from Supercheap Auto, $875 pair: https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...PO6467072.html

                Superpro bushed standard LCA from Supercheap Auto are $840 pair: https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...PO6467071.html
                "S[FONT=Arial]ure itís quiet, for a diesel. But thatís like being well-behavedÖ for a murderer."[/FONT] [FONT=Arial]- Jeremy Clarkson[/FONT]

                Comment

                Working...
                X