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Old 04-03-2019, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Poly "hockey puck" bushings in DD

I need to replace the bushings in my Corolla. 2015; nobody makes an aftermarket bushing... the rest of the arm is fine. I measured a control arm bushing from 2013 and it SHOULD fit as the diameter is the same unless the OE sleeve is welded in.

If that's the case poly bushings should fit the later arms but I'm slightly worried about tweaking the tinfoil mounts... anyone have any insight? Otherwise I can toss mevotech arms in it and replace them yearly

Toyota OE arms w/o BJ $251 CAD each and the left is on back order... AKA they are having problems
Mevotech $50ea
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how many miles are you doing a year?

i've had good luck with the Mevotech stuff. For the price difference I'd give it a try
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how many miles are you doing a year?

i've had good luck with the Mevotech stuff. For the price difference I'd give it a try
16k miles a year
I sell Mevotech but I've seen premature failures. Had one today, same application (albeit it was a cabbie) 3 months and it's got play in it. If I could get TTX Mevotech for my application I would run it
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I sell Mevotech but I've seen premature failures. Had one today, same application (albeit it was a cabbie) 3 months and it's got play in it. If I could get TTX Mevotech for my application I would run it
I've seen a bunch of negative publicity aimed at mevotech on the 1st gen Tundra FB page. Lots of reported failures. I made the mistake of installing a mevotech lower ball joint in my truck, but it hasn't had any issues in the 6 months since I installed it.
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Mevotech is hit or miss like the rest. I put a arm in a Cube and the customer came right back saying it was making noise. The rear bushing came right out the arm, it didn't even fit tight. I could tap it right through easily. I see a ton of these things getting swapped in general and most aftermarket parts suck.

If It was mine I'd just knock the new bushings in. Back in the day before everyone got lazy we used to do bushings all the time not sling control arms in. I still do Subaru bushings often cause for some reason the arms are really pricy and bushings are cheap. Just knock em out with a air hammer and press new ones in.
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Mevotech is hit or miss like the rest. I put a arm in a Cube and the customer came right back saying it was making noise. The rear bushing came right out the arm, it didn't even fit tight. I could tap it right through easily. I see a ton of these things getting swapped in general and most aftermarket parts suck.

If It was mine I'd just knock the new bushings in. Back in the day before everyone got lazy we used to do bushings all the time not sling control arms in. I still do Subaru bushings often cause for some reason the arms are really pricy and bushings are cheap. Just knock em out with a air hammer and press new ones in.
The +2014 arms do not have service-able bushings according to the dealer.
Older model bushing looks like it would fit. Maybe I should press a Johnny joint in there
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The TTX stuff holds up half decent on our SD fleet trucks but I flat out refuse to run mevotech tie rod ends.. they’ve chewed a few knuckles to shit on us.

Had some mevotech douchebags show up for a demo at our shop last summer and all I kept thinking was it’s junk and then they showed the ttx stuff so we gave some of that a try and so far so good..


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The +2014 arms do not have service-able bushings according to the dealer.
Older model bushing looks like it would fit. Maybe I should press a Johnny joint in there
I'll look tomorrow at one, we typically see a shit load of those. I have a friend that works for Toyota if worst comes to worst.
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The +2014 arms do not have service-able bushings according to the dealer.
Older model bushing looks like it would fit. Maybe I should press a Johnny joint in there
If you find bushings, it is servicable. Dealerships seem to call every control arm bushing non-servicable anymore.
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