looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

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looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

Post by jimcrazy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:36 pm

been playing with some polyurethane making some sway bar bushing,but i do not have a old sleeve to get the length of to test the squeeze on the bushings,
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Re: looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

Post by Petros » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:14 am

I would not think you would want them the same size as the rubber bushings, the PU will compress much less so it would have to be smaller. you can determine the length of the metal sleeve from the sway bar end, it is the same length as the distance to the back stop to the shoulder where the nut bottoms out.
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Re: looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

Post by marlinh » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:12 pm

Hey jimcrazy, if you figure it out please share the source of those bushings.

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Re: looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

Post by newplaner » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:51 pm

Would there be a source that anybody knows of that supplies the collar/cushion/ retainer or kit for that part?

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Re: looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

Post by BaileySims » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:28 pm

Quite some time ago, I was able to score the full set from butler toyota. You might want to give them a call.
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Re: looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:09 pm

T4WD augury?
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Re: looking for the length of the lower control arm bushing sleeve

Post by The Professor » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 am

Doesn't Superpro make a bushing set for the Tercel? As I recall they're fairly well priced too.

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Why yes, yes they do: https://superpro.com.au/find/superpro-s ... -999500205
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