HJ75 bushes.... it begins

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:50
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I'm working through a massive list to get my old SupaTrupa back on the road.

Your advice on best source for bushes for all suspension parts.

Springs, sway bar, shockers. Online would be handy.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:52

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:52
How rude.... I meant to say 'please' in the above. :-]]
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Follow Up By: cruza25 - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 13:04

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 13:04
hi royce


i have used these a few times

not connected in any way, just seem ok with price quality and delivery

hope this is a start


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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 14:02

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 14:02
When I rebuilt our HZJ75 prior to a big trip I replaced then suspension with an HD setup from TJM. Quite happy after 50K.

For parts I used some genuine ones but found Terrain Tamer seemed to always have what I wanted in stock, prices quite good and the quality satisfactory. Nothing I purchased from them has failed so far. I used their greaseable shackles and bushes and found them to be up to the job with a big load.

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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 18:42

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 18:42
Roodogs on ebay.
All 4x4 kotara
and ebay. hunt around for deals.

i just threw a thousand dollars at my hilux and she drives like a dream. Two diffs, front swivel hub kit, new wheel bearings, rebuilt 4 spd, five speed just back from gearbox guy, 5spd g/box is like new. soo happy.

my list to do still is rings and bearings in motor, new disc's will do that when i next rebuild front hubs, new rear brakes, install 5spd, and make custom cross member. air con or new cab. and a ger\neral tidy up, paint and panels.

good luck with your hunting.

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 18:59

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 18:59
dont over look the good old rubber bushes, they last longer and probally are cheaper ................
They are after all what they fitted from new and how long have they lasted ?????
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Follow Up By: Noel1 - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 19:24

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 19:24
That is correct! The rubber bushes are maintenance free. The poly bushes only last when properly and regularly greased which requires regreasable shackels
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:12

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:12
If sticking with rubber spring bushes only use Genuine Toyota ones, I never found any of the aftermarket ones to last anywhere near as long.
Don't fit poly bushes unless fitting greasable pins and be prepared to grease them constantly. Poly bushes also give a harder ride regardless. I've tried most of the different combinations in 30 odd years with half a dozen troopies and always came back to genuine rubber bushes, they usually last 100k unless you play in the mud every day.
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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:37

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 at 22:37
yup, spot on there, i have tried all sorts and will now only fit original rubber bushes......
Also a trick is to fit the bushes but do not tighten them untill you have lowered it off the jack/s and rock it a few times to settle it to the bushes 'working" position, then tighten them all up, the bushes are locked in place and dont slide like "poly" bushes when tightened up......
The reason .... if you tighten them up whilst jacked up they lock up in place and when you lower them down the bolts do about 1/4 of a turn while the outside remains fixed and it can tear out the centers of the rubbers in a short time, i also give then a small wipe with palmolive detergent before pushing them in to help them set in the right spot but they lock in place very quickly..
in short ALL after market options are crud and not worth it (bushes i mean) ...
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