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Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by indawire, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Aug 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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    indawire

    indawire [OP] New Member

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    So I took title to the 2000 SR5 so now it's ours. It has 189,000 on it and the Toyo dealer told the owner it needs sway bar bushings and a front stabilizer link. Should I replace both of them (links) and just use stock bar bushings? Are aftermarket parts worth the expense for a stock SR5? No plans for any mods at this time, just needs new tires.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2015 at 8:06 PM
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    RideFast

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  3. Oct 28, 2015 at 12:08 PM
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    tbird

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    Hey man: I replaced my links with after market stuff. If you're not an off roader I wouldn't worry about the after market parts. I think I bought bushings and links for around 30 bucks on ebay. Links are easy to replace. You'll need the correct wrench for the nuts and correct metric allen wrench to hold the lower link bolt so you can remove the nut. Just spray everything good and let it set while before starting. Your new aftermarket sway bar links may not have a way to hold them while you install the lower nut. I used a ground down set of vise gripes I use in tight spaces. If the sway bar bushing really look bad I'd replace them. You have to be careful not break the bushing retaining bolts. I had to soak mine and heat with a torch.
     

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