Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

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Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:26 pm

Hi,

Im currently doing a complete rear suspension overhaul, all new poly bushings, diff kit from Xiimotor, new OEM bolt and nuts etc.

Price-wise it ain't that bad , up until one point, my local Toyota dealer quoted me 97$ for EACH spherical bushing (we need 4) so thats 400$ for 4 small bushing, this is ridiculous, I mean common! I looked on the internet and prices range from 39$ up to 55$ still, this is expensive as hell... (considering what the part is)

So here's what I found:
http://www.amazon.com/Febest-Toyota-Bus ... tag=01u-20

13$ for the spherical bushings, seems pretty good to me, If they last only 2 year, so what at this price I can get 8 of these for the price of 1 at the dealer...

So what are your thought? :)
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:41 pm

Interesting ... I was wondering this too. I work at toyota and even my price they are expensive ... hell its worth a shot right ?
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby underscore » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:07 pm

Have you checked the online Toyota parts dealers like Lithia Toyota?
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:24 am

underscore wrote:Have you checked the online Toyota parts dealers like Lithia Toyota?


38$USD on there + ship :|
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:26 am

88gt4DE wrote:Interesting ... I was wondering this too. I work at toyota and even my price they are expensive ... hell its worth a shot right ?


Ill give one then :)
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Def post results ... I have this to deal with after my engine issue ...
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby MWP » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:32 pm

If you do buy one of these, buy an extra and cut it down the middle and take photos :)
Itll be fairly easy to tell its quality when you do.
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 5gencelica » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:38 pm

I wish i would have bought an extra one ....Heres a pic from it,the outer metal sleeve is a little longer but the overall size are the same but they look to be harder to install/centered... Whitout extra one i cant tell how it is inside + if the inner sleeve is bigger in middle like oem but they are different 4sure, let me know what y guys think...
It may be a good compromise between the poly bushing and the oem spherical

they look quality all wrap + they are made in china for febest GmbH (sticker on the box)

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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby MWP » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:34 am

Let us know how they are in 6 month time :)

BTW, you can get genuine ones from Amayama for $24 ea.
http://www.amayama.com/search/?q=42210-14010
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:54 pm

I just received mine I will be installing them in a few weeks :)
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:33 am

Well, I installed those july 12th si its been 3months and so far so good, car feels awesome. Smoother and much more predictable.

Whats funny though is that the owner in Japan made or had intalled Nylon replacement for the sphericals... I've been driving like this for a year,,, :twisted:

Best 50$ invested so far 8)
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:42 am

Good info ... Thanks guys
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:34 am

Follow up,

Bushing are still stiff and in perfect working condition.
Even if they went through alot with this year winter!

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-Cometic Metal HG -Supra TT Fuel Pump
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 88gt4DE » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:23 am

Thanks !!! i need to get these soon. Even at Toyota wholesale price they are crazy expensive.
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:33 am

They're perfect, I thought potholes would destroy them but nope, they're doing just fine, I also visually inspected them and no crack in either the cage or the rubber material. best 28$ spent on this car period.
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-Cometic Metal HG -Supra TT Fuel Pump
-3'' SS straight pipe -Poly bushing
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