Spare Parts

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 20:16
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Walked pass the Cruiser the other day and noticed the wheel base had increased by 2mm. A look under the vehicle revealed the bushes in the trailing arms were shot. Checked out the aftermarket bushes (urethane) $150 for the four of them. Next stop Toyota spare parts. Same parts only genuine (rubber) $80 each. The salesman looked at the sign writing on the Cruiser and said $60 each,it pays to advertise. At this point I am on a roll, and ask how much for the dust cap that is on the end of the axle. Thinking that I might have to buy the front hub assembly just to get this part, was delighted to find that the part was only $5.

Other parts I have been after, power steering reservior, a tin can with two pipes coming off it $230. Picked on up at the wreckers for $10.
Fuel return valve $300, fixed the broken pipe with some super glue.

Some parts are that much over priced, that when you get a good price you feel you have won the lottery.

Will be taking the trailing arms off on Monday and useing the 100ton press at work I will replace the old bushes with the new Toyota ones.

Wayne
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Reply By: Stuart - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:08

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:08
Good idea using the original rubber ones. I had a suspension shop tell me never to use the urathane bushes especially on the trailing arms as the urathane won't compress like rubber and that puts the shock loads and strain on other components. His opinion was that if urathane was so good why don't the car makers use it. And no I wasn't buying bushes, we just got around to the subject. Just an opinion.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:12

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:12
Stuart,

I only got caught once, rubber is the way to go.

Wayne
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Reply By: Stuart - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:21

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:21
Hi Wayne," Please explain," how did you get caught out. It's good to learn from other people's mistakes..
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:36

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:36
Stuart,

I was young I didn't know any better........

I put caster correction bushes in the front trailing arms, and also replaced the bush in the back of the front trailing arm with a urethane bush. This caused the bracket on the diff which holds the trailing arm to crack. Welded the crack and replaced the urethane bush with a rubber one. The castor correction bushes are still in and doing what they are ment to do.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:37

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:37
Stuart,

I was young I didn't know any better........

I put caster correction bushes in the front trailing arms, and also replaced the bush in the back of the front trailing arm with a urethane bush. This caused the bracket on the diff which holds the trailing arm to crack. Welded the crack and replaced the urethane bush with a rubber one. The castor correction bushes are still in and doing what they are ment to do.

Wayne
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Reply By: Bob&Normaa - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:31

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:31
Wayne
Sorry for hijacking thread but Hiclone thread not available.
Contact me at baitken@labyrinth.net.au
Bob
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:58

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 21:58
OK, I'll bite here...

"Walked pass the Cruiser the other day and noticed the wheel base had increased by 2mm"

How the hell did you just NOTICE that???

What am I missing........?

StevenL
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:03

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:03
Steven,

How else am I going to get people to read a thread.
So far I have caught 2.

I was checking the bushes out after a mate said he could see some movement in the trailing arms.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:22

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 22:22
Well now I'm just disappointed! I thought you were going to describe the micrometer implant that you had just had put into you eyeballs!

StevenL
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Follow Up By: Michael - Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 16:56

Friday, Mar 19, 2004 at 16:56
I was wondering the same thing, Vernier eyes i guess!!!! Michael
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