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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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