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Looking to replace the worn out ones from the 1998 T-100 extended cab SR5 2WD auto...

Measuring the bar, it seems to be about 28mm in diameter. OEM stock number is 48815-34020 and these are made of rubber.

From ToyotaPartSales.com:
OEM Catalog
Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
4881534020 $15.35 $0.00 $10.89

BRACKET, STABILIZER

That would be fer each one...you'll need 2...I think...but double check with the dealer. ;)

OEM Catalog
Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
4881730010 $3.17 $0.00 $2.25

CUSHING, STABILIZER

This is fer the end link rubber cushions...you'll need 8 of these...again, check with the dealer.

So you can see that the cost of gitting the OEM is about the same fer replacing it with the Energy Suspension stuff. I went with replacing them with the Energy Suspension stuff instead of going with the OEM rubber.

Energy Suspension makes a universal polyurethane one that is 28.5mm (1 1/8") in red or black. These also come with greaseable brackets, non-greaseable brackets, or just the bushings themselves. Energy Suspension stock number is 95164. SummitRacing.com has all 3 types available but currently show a shipping date of over a month away.

Found a set on eBay...but I'm not sure I want to spend the extra cash to git them in about a week.

So a quick run to AutoZone and presto...they have the greaseable 1 1/8" (28.5mm) bushings in stock as well as the end links (stock on the 2WD is 2 3/8"). About $21 fer the sway bar bushings and $20 fer the end links. It took me longer to pull the stock end links off than it did to put the new ones on. I squirted some teflon white lithium grease into the bushings to make sure it didn't squeak too much. I'll be able to grease them up via the grease fitting later if it does. No grease fer the endlinks! ;)

Stock numbers fer the Energy Suspension stuff:
Sway bar bushings 1 1/8" (28.5mm) -- 9.5164R
End links (pair) 2 3/8" -- 9.8125R

No more clunks going over any bumps...feels much firmer now. I think the worn out shocks contributed to the worn out end links and the strut bar bushings. The right side bushing was completely worn through and started rubbing on the metal!

So fer about a $40 investment...this upgrade makes my T-100 ride like new again! :D
 

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Here's how to figure out the length of yer endlinks... ;)

I double checked to make sure the strut bar was parallel to the control arm...and it still was after I installed the new end links. :D

Guess I'll have to do this to the 1993 T-100 soon... ;)
 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390002542211&viewitem=
Front sway bar end link kit $17.99 shipped.
I bought these and plan to get them on my 97 4wd this weekend.
I think those are the rubber ones. I didn't see where they are the polyurethane bushings. Did they even list the size of the spacer? I would seriously look the sets at AutoZone... :D

Did you measure yer endlinks? Is the sway bar still parallel to the control arm? Did you crank the torsion bars at all? ;)
 

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I just checked out the worn out stock sway bar bushings and noticed that the size that were printed on them were 28.6mm. :D

Not a bad guess if I say so. ;)
 

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I just got finished installing my end link kit. Everthing went fine except one bolt snapped. The spacers were exact size. Yes they are rubber, which doesn't bother me in the least;). I can confirm w/ pics if needed.
 

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Good...now do yer sway bar bushings. ;)
 

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They were in good condition, so I left 'em alone. One question though, are the poly ones one piece with one split? If so, how hard are they to spread apart? I'll pick up a set if they're cheap.
I can't wait to take it a drive. The bottom bolt of one side of my endlink was broken off. It should feel a bit tighter now. I also did a auto trans filter change. What a pain. I had to leave the rtv set up over night before I put fluid in. Now today I have to purge the cooling lines.
 

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T One question though, are the poly ones one piece with one split? If so, how hard are they to spread apart? I'll pick up a set if they're cheap.
Yes...they are easy to spread apart. They only have one split...I put the split facing the rear of the truck. The ones I got at AutoZone had the greaseable fitting on it and only ran about $20 fer the pair.
 

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Is it a universal set? I'll definetly pick 'em up next time I'm there:thumbsup:. Thanks for the tip.
Yes they are...you need to look fer the 1 1/8" (28.5mm) set. You won't even miss that stock stuff at all. ;)
 

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Updated end link sizing chart... :D

Part numbers are still the same if you want to do yers...

Stock numbers fer the Energy Suspension stuff:
Sway bar bushings 1 1/8" (28.5mm) -- 9.5164R
End links (pair) 2 3/8" -- 9.8125R
 
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Good Morning Bam

I recently purchased 97 T 2WD xcab all black with 88,000miles, remarkable condition, no corrosion and running quite nice.
I have been reading in this forum about the T and find it the most informative place on the www. I should also tell you i live in Montego Bay Jamaica, resources are little limited, as it takes me a few weeks to order parts online and get them here, currently waiting for Rancho shocks, and my Blackmax Tonneau. :lol: and of course i pray every day for an on line FSM to be posted.

i have little to no mechanical skills but have managed so far to change out my plugs,oil & filter, repair seat belts, polish the oxidization out of my headlights, added a head unit & rear speakers and yes i also found quite the intruder in my climate control fan box, a mushroom the size of a golf ball was extracted from there recently... now i am turning my attention to some clinking and squeeking in the suspension. All of this is possible only by the attention to detail this forum gives. and yes i too will be insulating my steering ,as soon as i can find some of the material you used.:clap:

needless to say a Massive THANK YOU is in order as without your articles, and this forum i would be quite lost.

Do you happen to have the size/part numbers for energy suspension re the leaf spring bushings i was hoping to order those as well as the front end components listed in this thread. am i missing anything, while i go about this suspension project?

on a separate note, my cruise control does not light up when i try to engage it, on my journey to figure this out, yesterday I discovered 2 fuses missing from the little box under the driver side, they were replaced of course but i don't have a clue why they were out, and what is supposed to be working again, but it doesn't appear to be CC
They were the 15 and 20 marked ECU aka i have no clue what that means


kind regards, and again Thank You to you and all of the forum members for inspiring the rest of us less experienced tinkerers and keeping us on the right track!

Steve
 

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I have not replaced the rubber bushings in the rear leafs so I don't have any measurements or what Energy Suspension part numbers mioght match up. I have seen some threads on the small trucks/Tacoma that would suggest that the bushings might be similar. The key would be to do as much research as possible before committing to parts.

So yer cruise control is working but doesn't light up? Most likely it's the bulb and you'll need to pull the instrument cluster to replace the bulb. ;)

Post piccies of the fuses (in the fuse box...not the individual fuses) of what yer talking about. ;)
 

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Bam How did you determine your bushing size? I measured my bar and it was 27.107mm Do i need the 28.5mm bushing? also on the 4wd the end links (at least on mine) are 2 7/8"

Thanks Todd
 

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Bam How did you determine your bushing size? I measured my bar and it was 27.107mm Do i need the 28.5mm bushing? also on the 4wd the end links (at least on mine) are 2 7/8"

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The factory ones had the number "28.6mm" molded in the rubber. :D

My numbers are fer the 2WD owners. Not sure what the numbers would be fer the 4WD owners... ;)

Got a piccie of yer old ones? :D
 

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hi again,

actually i can't get cruise control to engage, of course i don't see the dash light on either, but i was really hoping the two fuses that i discovered were missing would be the answer and i would get cc back....i will post pics as soon as i can but i actually have no idea where to start trouble shooting...if there is a fuse for CC where would it be? what is ECU cause that is what is on fuse box map where i put back the 15 and 20.pics will come tomorrow or tuesday :)
 

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Hey Bam, do you happen to have any pics of what you replaced? I would love to compare what you have to what my stock ones look like.

I just replaced my old shocks, original a few weeks ago with some Bilistein big difference. I did notice that some of the suspension rubber pieces looked as they could use replacing. Truck has 80K miles on it!
 

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Hey Bam, do you happen to have any pics of what you replaced? I would love to compare what you have to what my stock ones look like.

I just replaced my old shocks, original a few weeks ago with some Bilistein big difference. I did notice that some of the suspension rubber pieces looked as they could use replacing. Truck has 80K miles on it!
Yer in luck...I still have my old sway bar bushing parts. The end links are long gone...but the new ones were really easy to put in. The old ones didn't take too much to git out though...yers may be difficult depending on how much rust it has on there. ;)

 
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