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Need new sway bar bushings

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Baller, Mar 12, 2023.

  1. Mar 12, 2023 at 2:16 PM
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    Baller

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    Been hearing a clunk when rocking side to side, like when not going over a speed bump perfectly straight. It’s been doing it for a little while and really bugged me that something wasn’t right. Fastened the phone under the rig and went over some bumps. Looks like I’m in for new sway bar bushings. Was wondering what people recommend. For a quick search, people say poly is prone to squeezing. Any other pros/cons to rubber vs poly? Let me know.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2023 at 2:19 PM
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    I 2nd this suggestion ^^

    Energy is great for poly mounts. You could technically go OEM, but you're never going to get remotely close at the price point Energy offers.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2023 at 3:34 PM
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    Get the black energy suspension ones. They're graphite impregnated (dry lube) and need less maintenance iirc.
     
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    I just ordered OEM bushings ~ $21 each
     
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    I got video of it earlier this afternoon. I’m certain it’s the bushings.
     
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    Looking to buy but, quite a few of the reviews say they won’t fit a 1st Gen DC Tundra.
     
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    You got a link? I’d rather have black, over red, anyways.
     
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    Any of these recommended?
    [​IMG]
     
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    They're the universal ones. You may need to use the provided bracket too.
     
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    The ones I linked for sure fit a DC.

    I had bought some black Moog ones prior and those were too small -- 23mm for an AC.
     
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    Ordering now. We'll see how this goes.
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    I hate the Jungle store too. Asking for forgiveness.
     
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    Yeah, it says both the ones I purchased and those don't fit, but I know I have a 27mm bar.
     
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    Thanks for your input. One more question, did you reuse the stock bushing straps/hangers or am I going to have to source something new to hold the bushings?
     
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    I reused them, if I had to make any modifications they were minuscule.
     
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    Bushings came in today. Installed, took for a quick drive and the clunk is definitely gone. Feels good.
     
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    I bought OEM bushings (which I may or may not regret after your success with aftermarket parts at more than half the price). I'll install them soon.

    While were on the topic, I see that the Energy bushings came with lube. Does anyone know if I should lube the OEM bushings (rubber), and if so, with what?
     
  23. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:11 AM
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    When dealing with that a few years back, the FSM kept referring to lithium soap base glycol grease. After a brief rabbit hole search, turns out they were speaking of their Toyota rubber grease. Instead of looking further, I simply chose to use what they recommended, so I can't speak to equivalencies. You'll find it referenced many times on various parts needing lubricated in the FSM.

    Lithium rubber grease.jpg

    Quick FSM search....

    LSPV lubrication.jpg
     
  24. Mar 18, 2023 at 2:44 PM
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    For what it’s worth, new bushings vs old.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks a little thick(er) under the opening on the new - did you install them yet? Any issues?

    Good follow up!
     
  26. Mar 20, 2023 at 5:58 PM
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    Yah. They installed without a problem. Drives fine. No more clunk when rolling side to side. I’ve only driven it around town but, from what I’ve been able to tell there’s no issues.
     
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