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Old 01-12-2021, 10:51 AM #1
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Need to replace some suspension parts

07 SR5 4X4. Has 140k miles. Things are starting to go thud when driving over uneven pavement. I'm thinking either stabilizer bar bushings and/or links. While at it I was thinking to just go ahead and replace the shocks too. My question is this...

I'm just looking for economy OEM replacement but I would really really prefer to not buy Chinese made.
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I tried looking for Tokico but I guess they're not around anymore. Aside from that I only found Balstein 4600 for the shocks. Are there any other ones that don't break the bank? If not what's a good replacement? MOOG? Monroe? ...etc...

Stabilizer bar links.. No idea here. Any suggestions?

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stabilizer bushings can cause a thud or thunk noise when worn... most like to go poly for firmer handling but stock rubber will be better than worn out ones.

for the shocks, i use & suggest KYB. they get great reviews & have a lifetime warranty & are made to be about ~10% stiffer than stock & come with springs installed for fronts, about $100ea & $40ea for rears. they have a very nice ride & KYB usually has a rebate offer too, rock auto will usually be the best price.
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Consider Eibach for your shocks. Made in the USA and a GREAT company to deal with.
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Front sway bar bushings: poly bushings will run you ~$30 on Amazon, and will come with new brackets. Just pay attention to the sizing. Your 4runner either has a 29mm or 30mm diameter bar. Best bet is to measure it before ordering.

For a stock vehicle, sway bar links are sway bar links. The high end ones at autozone are $50 for a pair and have a hefty warranty.

Lastly: be careful with the bushing mounting bolts. The threaded hole is just a square nut that is tack welded to the inside of the frame rail. These often break loose. Just keep that in mind. Maybe youll get lucky!


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Thanks.

I checked out Eibach. Looks nice but a bit out of my total price range at the moment. Besides, a lot of the stuff looked like it was "custom" for lack of a better word.

So there's no difference in stabilizer bar links? I'm seeing Skip for $6.31 and MOOG for $38.79? (Rock Auto prices)

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I'd browse the classifieds and get some 5th Gen OEM take offs, they're consistently available for under 200.nice ride, OEM and cheap

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Great advice below!

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I'd browse the classifieds and get some 5th Gen OEM take offs, they're consistently available for under 200.nice ride, OEM and cheap

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