I'm not sure but TT suspension on a SC lowers it. It might be different on supras.
Well...the rear bushings aren't sold separate from the control arms by Toyota. The control arms are about $221 from our sponsor vendors. This bushing issue only hits the 93-95 cars...after that all the Supras had the same upper rear control arm. MVP sells a poly bushing set, but if you want things quiet, I'd opt for the factory setup. Bushings won't make the car sag...that's all in the springs. So if your bushings don't make noise, change out the springs and have a reputable alignment shop check the bushings while their doing an alignment. The factory bushings have a steel sleeve and when the bushings wore out they shifted in the control arm (forward) causing the sleeve to rub against the sub frame...creating the squeaking sound.Ahhh so when I swap this set should I be switching my bushings? Mine haven't squeaked yet and when I looked under my car everything looked new ironically. It's just suspension is just sagging so it's aged well. How much do bushings go for usually? And damn I really wish I could of afforded a new suspension set up, something along the lines of a gixxerdrew set up.
It should...my car had Tein coilovers in it when I got it, so I can't comment on a ride difference. As for how long the stock springs last...dunno. Most times they are ditched in favor of something aftermarket long before they're useful life is up. I know people complain about the 97-98 TT cars being real soft. Toyota did change the spring rates in those cars. If you order the upper rear control arms from a Toyota dealer, the NA's have been superceeded to the TT ones, so they've got you covered there, and yes...they come with new bushings installed.Thanks ra24man. But wow that really does suck unfortunately. And yes I'd like to keep things quiet so stock would be best. So the control arms do come with bushings if I did order? And if I did, would I ask for the TT versions? Or would the after 96 versions all be the same regardless. In any case yeah I'll have an alignment shop take a look then or I'll ask my cousin as I'm not experienced in these matters. I haven't squeaked yet luckily, it's just my brakes that do that so far. Thanks agian.
Oh and what do you think about performance in terms of handling will I see a definite improvement or is NA very similar to TT in terms of feel, turning, ride quality and etc? And do you know when the stock suspension on these cars typically become worn down? Will this 45k mile suspension I have currently last for another 40-50k miles?
Would you happen to know the spring rate differences?, I can't find any info on the na springs/shocks and they look like the TT ones to me.The spring rates and shock rates are stiffer in the TTs, and the rear sway bar from the TT is bigger too.
No excessive noise. They will last longer than stock bushings AND ride just as comfortable . They're made out of a rubber-type material and are NOT poly-urethane material. So, the vlamos ones will be much quieter .But do they make excessive noise or are they like stock? And is ride harsh?
Those look like the real deal! Too bad they cost so much! BTW...I can tell you from personal experience...the replacement of these bushings is a major pain in the ass. My buddy owns a shop that specializes in suspension repair and it took a fair amount of time to do that jobNo excessive noise. They will last longer than stock bushings AND ride just as comfortable . They're made out of a rubber-type material and are NOT poly-urethane material. So, the vlamos ones will be much quieter .
http://www.vftbushes.com/How much are they for a set of four? And the control arms shouldn't have to be replaced right? And I thought poly urethane is nice, but I Guess rubber is better for suspension right? Could I have links please?
BTW ra24man, are the control arms 221 per piece or for the whole set? Or 221 for the front and another 221 for the rear?