Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby ALLensTRAC » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:02 pm

Did you get a picture of them before installing? I'm curious if they are an actual spherical bearing or if it's just a bushing with dust seals to hide the fact it's rubber or poly. I looked at the pic in the ad but it doesn't show a good angle to tell and they don't list it as a bearing.
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 5gencelica » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:16 pm

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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby ALLensTRAC » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:31 pm

Thank you sir!!! That answers my question perfectly. It is in fact a bushing not a bearing.
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby warracer » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:10 pm

yep it is a bushing and not a bearing like the OEM, but they are still much better alternative then solid nylon or poly imo.
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby bobtherider123 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:03 pm

I just installed these today. Best $55 ive spent. I replaced all 4 in just under an hour. It was really easy once I got the first one done. I just heated the spindle around the bushing with an oxy acetylene torch and then hit the bushing with a hammer. Once I seen it move I hammered it the rest of the way out with a socket. Then used the hammer and socket to hammer the new one in. I did use a little grease to help with install.
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby jsd » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:39 pm

Only one left in stock! Hopefully they can restock, otherwise this is no longer an option
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby bobtherider123 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:09 am

Im confused, amazon doesnt show how many are left. Did you call them? How are you seeing one left?
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby jsd » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:51 am

I swear a few hours ago it said only one left in stock. It wouldn't let me order 4... but now it will.
I must have been mistaken or something
Anyway, I'll be ordering these now
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:56 am

jsd wrote:I swear a few hours ago it said only one left in stock. It wouldn't let me order 4... but now it will.
I must have been mistaken or something
Anyway, I'll be ordering these now


I'll be tryin them out too ... good ole internet on the ordering issue ...
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 88gt4DE » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:32 am

Ordered .... will post results soon ....
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby MWP » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:42 am

How have you guys been going with those Febest TAB-002RUB bearings?

Ive just ordered four of the TAB-002Z bearings.
They are listed as a replacement for the same Toyota part number, so they should fit ok.
They are a tad more expensive, so im hoping that means they are a better part than the "RUB" version.

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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby Toyota1968 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:45 am

They look like the Chinese alternative to the Toyota own part ..... The centre sleeve is not as thick as oem....should work ok but may wear quicker.....
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby 88gt4DE » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:27 am

I tried the amazon ones and they did not work out for me. Ended up getting toyota oem ...
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby MWP » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:54 am

How did they not work out?
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Re: Pricey spherical bushing alternative?

Postby MWP » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:28 am

I received the Febest bearings today.

Holographic stickers on the bearing boxes to prove they are genuine and made in Germany.
They must have had problems with chinese rip offs in the past.

There is also a note in the box apologizing for previous versions of the bearing (im guessing the TAB-002RUB version) that had "technical problems".
This new TAB-002Z version apparently fixes the problem.
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