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- 4 - 3297 - Upper Control Arm Bushings
- 4 - Outer Metal Washers for 3297
- 4 - 188.8.131.52 upper sleeves
- 4 - 3296 - Lower Control Arm Bushings
- 2 - 9.11108 Formula 5 Prelube Tubes
- 1 - Installation Instructions # 17232
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- Energy Suspension warrants its products against defects in workmanship and material for 24 months when used on passenger cars and light trucks. Products that have been abused, altered, or incorrectly installed are not covered. Energy Suspension will replace defective products or component parts, if inspection for factory personnel determines the part to be defective. Warranty replacement covers only the product. Labor claims, time loss, or freight charges will not be honored.
Front Control Arm Bushings 1998-2004 Toyota Tacoma 2WD/4WD
These polyurethane front control arm bushings from Energy Suspension will replace the original rubber bushings on the 6 lug '98-'04 Tacoma 2/4WD that are prone to wearing down and degrading. With polyurethane front control arm bushings on your truck you will experience consistent front wheel alignment during even extreme turns, meaning better traction and more even tire wear.
Control Arms and Camber
The front control arms of your Tacoma connect the wheel to the frame and maintain the camber angle (or tilt) of your wheels. When the camber is thrown off your tires can ride on the edge instead of flat against the ground, especially during a turn.
The rubber bushings that come installed on your truck from the factory deflect (flex) to absorb the vibrations between the road and the frame, but this also means that the angle of those front wheels can change as the bushings bend with the force of a turn.
Vulnerable Rubber Bushings
Rubber suspension bushings are great for providing the softest ride possible but they don't handle the wear and tear of everyday driving very well. With every mile, those bushings stretch a little more out of shape until gaps form between the bushing and the hardware holding the control arms to the frame.
Besides wear, rubber bushings can also be degraded by exposure to heat, motor chemicals, and road grime which will eventually cause them to crumble. In central Texas, where you can boil an egg on the sidewalk on Monday then ice-skate in the same spot by Wednesday, a durable bushing is important. Bottom line: rubber bushings do not have the same lifespan as your Tacoma.
Energy Suspension Upgrade
The answer to the weak longevity of the rubber bushings on your truck is Energy Suspension's polyurethane front control arm bushings for the '98-'04 Tacoma.
Polyurethane is much more durable than rubber and can hold the camber angle through extreme turns that causes rubber bushings to deflect. These front control arm bushings will hold their shape and keep your control arms firmly in place without worrying about the angle of your tires. You can experience some more vibration from the road but you're essentially trading this for a dramatic increase in performance and durability.
Your Last Front Control Arm Bushings
Besides being more resistant to wear than rubber, polyurethane front control arm bushings will brush off the heat, chemicals, and road grime that will break down and degrade rubber. These Energy Suspension bushings are backed up by DST's exclusive lifetime warranty so this will be the last set you will need to buy. Whether you're looking for an upgrade or a replacement these polyurethane front control arm bushings are better than rubber on both counts.
Product Reviews for 8.3115 | Front Control Arm Bushings Kit | 1998-2004 Tacoma 2-4WD
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Energy Suspension 8.3115
starstarstarstarstar" Review 2 Years Later "
The parts did ok. Felt as if bushings failed pre maturely and made a ton of noise. Eneded up replacing the uca.verified_user Verified Buyer - Alan Valadez - . Energy Suspension 8.3115 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Review 2 Years Later "
Still good.verified_user Verified Buyer - Klaus Obrien - . Energy Suspension 8.3115 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" High quality "
Easy to follow instructions, great product will definitely buy again.verified_user Verified Buyer - Jose Luis Ruiz Colin - . Energy Suspension 8.3115 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Satisfied "
While I did receive what I ordered within a timely manner, I was a bit defeated with my decision. From the factory, these bushings come with a metal cup that is molded to the bushing, upon removing the bushings as a whole piece I needed to throw them in a fire to char off the old rubber bushing in order to reuse the metal cup on these bushings, the whole job took me about 4 hours but had I ordered the whiteline bushings that come with a metal cup I wouldve been done in 2. All in all this is a great product and it fixed the "sway when brake" problem I was having and overall made for a lot smoother ride. I would recommend this product but would first say, take a look at whiteline.verified_user Verified Buyer - Daniel Kugler - . Energy Suspension 8.3115 - 5 out of 5
question_answer Customer Questions and Answers
- Will part number 8.3115 fit my 2000 Toyota 4runner 4wd?
- Yes, part number 8.3115 will fit the 2000 Toyota 4runner 4wd.
- Will part number 8.3115 fit my Tacoma 2001 prerunner 6 lug rwd?
- Yes, part number 8.3115 will fit the Tacoma 2001 prerunner 6 lug rwd.