Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:39 pm, by: Mike Triggs(Mikeandimah)
Just had new shocks and some bushes fitted to the JZZ31. I ordered SuperPro bushes and the sway bar and steering rack bushes fitted perfectly- not so the control arm bushes, which were way out. The fronts were too small, consistent with our arm being "early model" in SuperPro catalogue, but the rears are too big, which is inconsistent with our control arm being "early model" or indeed "late model". The measurements are (for the bushes) Front 46mm vs 49.5mm, Rear 51.1 vs 54.8. I bought bushes with the first measurements (46 & 51.1mm).
The part numbers are SPF1650K for the front and SPF1651 for the rear. At the moment I'm trying to get a refund or at least the right bushes (the originals were actually OK according to the mechanic). Doesn't seem sensible though to get "early model" bushes since these won't fit either, so I wonder which control arms I actually have! It would have helped if the mechanic had actually measured the bush housings while the arm was off, it's difficult with them mounted.
Moral of the story: be wary of online catalogues!
Phil Gibson Goo Roo WA '91 UZZ31 track bunky, '94 blk/blk UZZ31
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 05:06 pm, by: Josh Brown(Blackjzz30)
hey buddy i found getting parts from aftermarket suppliers more, even much more than toyota. If toyta is being slack about owning an import go to castlehilltoyota.com.au they have a full trd catalogue and many parts in stock and its not hard to order. i live 800km from sydney but its easier to get my parts from there than it is to get them 50k up the road. email what you want they email back prices and avalability. i just ordered a trd lsd conversion.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 07:30 am, by: Ben Socratous(Socrates)
How long is a piece of string? lol
I got quote ranging from $1600 for just the front bushed, labour only (Pedders), through to $250 (tyrepower) for front bush labour (I supplied everything) and they ever replaced my rear springs (wasn't going to get that done that day, but they were in the box so they did that too!!!) and a wheel allignment
As for the rear bushes, they are EVIL in terms of labour compared to the fronts, the guys that did the job on my fronts quoted me a minimum of $600 to replace the rear bushings, labour only.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 11:04 am, by: Dave Cazes(Cazman)
Ok here is a price list I did up for ben S (above) for on this forum, but he never published it. He was given permission to put it up at the time, and if there is any problems let me know
THESE PRICE ARE +GST, AND the prices are about 10 months old, they may have gone up 10% or so too
SOARER BUSHES Super-pro Fr ctrl arm lower – fr early 43.81 Fr ctrl arm lower – fr late 30.22 Fr ctrl arm lower – rr early 48.89 Fr ctrl arm lower – rr late 37.90 Fr ctrl arm upper – fr 20mm wide 57.00 Fr ctrl arm upper – fr 38mm wide 77.95 Fr steering rack 25.06 Fr swaybar D 42mm bracket 11.01 Fr swaybar D 44mm bracket 16.70 Rr ctrl arm upper 67.28 Rr cross member pineapples ff 16.93 Rr cross member pineapples rr 75.00 THERE IS ALSO NOW FULL REAR END BUSHES AVAIL, POA WERENT AVAIL AT TIME OF QUOTE 10 MONTHS AGO
Noltec soft ride (noltec is now dead) now whiteline plus Fr ctrl arm lower inner fr 56.75 Fr ctrl arm lower ineer rr 72.36 Rr upper vtrl arm 94.05 Rr lower stub axle bush 32.10 Rr stub axle to trailing arm 42.57 Rr Trailing arm to chassis 50.89
Monday, November 03, 2008 - 06:37 pm, by: Mike Triggs(Mikeandimah)
I paid $75 for the front lower control arm set and $83 for the back set (SuperPro). It seems that I have an "early model" control arm not late model despite it being the update '97 model. Waiting to hear from Fulcrum regarding a swap.