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billydpowell

new lower control arms/bushings for my 99LS

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well I ran into a snag on my new bushings (it is just a time snag) I dont have all the equipment I need to pull the arms off, remove the old bushings and press in the new and put it back together..
my old body cant do the work anymore (without a lot of pain), SO I just bought a pair of new arms for 150.$ (probably made in china or some cheap country that makes them for china).. I will put them on,
and see how they do while I do the R&R on my 28$ bushings and then decide if I continue or change them out.. I will keep you posted... the original arm/bushing lasted 210k, and I (at 83 in june) will never
approach that...

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You are awesome, They will probably perform fine.  I put aftermarket control arms on my RX400h and they seem great.

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OK, had the arms installed last friday and got it aligned today, and it handles/rides like new with NO sounds, popping, cluncks ... just silence..love it..

on thursday I will have the new bushings pressed into my original arms, and if these china arms give me any trouble I will put the OEM's back on..

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210K miles is pretty good reliability, damned if Toyota did not spend some serious R&D time making sure these cars lasted...

BTW for OEM replacement parts on LS400's Lexus of South Atlanta has a massive inventory of parts available, but they are at premium OEM prices, its where I obtained my Integration Relay from.

Lexus of South Atlanta (OEM Parts)

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change of plans, these feel so good, I just sent the bushings back to Amazon for credit.... I kept my original oem arms and they "look" ok

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Thanks, Billy.  I'm approaching your mileage.  I replaced several components, and I would like to do the front lower control arms as well as a couple items in the back suspension.  I'll be curious to know how your control arms hold up.  In another thread, I mentioned I installed Moog upper control arms, sway bar end links, and sway bar bushings.  I'm hoping for reasonable longevity out of them, doesn't have to be OEM longevity for me to be happy.

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22 minutes ago, Micah.Berry said:

Thanks, Billy.  I'm approaching your mileage.  I replaced several components, and I would like to do the front lower control arms as well as a couple items in the back suspension.  I'll be curious to know how your control arms hold up.  In another thread, I mentioned I installed Moog upper control arms, sway bar end links, and sway bar bushings.  I'm hoping for reasonable longevity out of them, doesn't have to be OEM longevity for me to be happy.

Micah, I had already replaced my lower ball joints a few months ago, my next project will be  sway bar end links, and sway bar bushings. just to complete it..

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