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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    86' Sunrader 18ft RWD
    90' Toyota Box Truck
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    Seattle, WA

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  1. I have found that a lot of shops stay away from the RVs due to size and weight. Even the toyota dealer didn't want to touch my 18ft sunrader.
  2. Im interested in the same thing at the moment and found the same "fuzzy" replacement as you! Please keep us updated on the fitment.
  3. I think figured out how the SST is used. Not sure why it took me so long to wrap my head around it, but your supposed to use fork to push the control arm from the bushing. this will release the shaft and then on to the other side. i think the hardest part of making the tooling will be the base that supports the full assembly of the half moon, UCA and fork to push it through.
  4. Still working out the proper tooling. in the meantime i purchased the arms from ebay that Linda found. They should work but the bushings are incorrect. Ill post pictures tomorrow.
  5. Yeah leaf springs are never fun.... until they'er done! Im running them on all 6, and what a difference. While they are great in the snow, i think the real benefit is in the rain. With new Yokohama Y356s my rig was a bobsled in the rain. With the STAs you can feel the rubber keying into the asphalt when braking. Hands down the best upgrade to my rig yet. Good info regarding ride height. The PO had kept the front end pretty tall, maybe even new torsion bars at some point but if i hit a rolling bump i swear the sunrader wants to do a wheelie! so im considering putting in new torsion bars as well. the ones on your post seem reasonable, i just need to do some math and figure out if the increase in spring rate will help or hurt me. I also need to investigate the shocks as well, the rebound maybe shot. Ive got the tools to properly adjust alignment so i should be in good shape.
  6. I just realized thats your post! Im still new to the community. The information and data dump is incredible. Thanks for the ± heads up, ive got some friends with scales so ill look into that. My rig definitely has a lean but i am unsure if its do to the current springs or weight. I actually ordered the ARBCS010R after reading the first post and then i read yours and bought the ARBCS009R. Ive got a Toyota box truck that could use some springs so its getting a lift Ive got air bags. the front end is torn apart at the moment getting new bushings and shocks but im running E78-14LT tires from Specialty Tires America (https://www.stausaonline.com/tires/sta-super-traxion/) which are 26.60"Ø vs. the stock 25.7"Ø... so ive got some work to do to figure out what the right ride height will be. As for the bushings ive got some polyurethane ones i was going to use, ill let you know how they fit.
  7. thanks for the info on removing the black tank everyone. i had a feeling it was going to be rough getting it out.
  8. Im purchasing new springs. there are a couple of great posts on the subject. http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/11156-new-leaf-springs/ and http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/11256-are-my-leaf-springs-blown/ After reading through the details ive decided to go with the ARBCS009R over the ARBCS010R. https://www.4wheelparts.com//p/arb-leaf-spring-cs009r/_/R-BHWQ-CS009R
  9. Im swapping out my rear leaf springs on my 18' 1986 Sunrader and need to remove the black tank. Does anyone have experience or tips on removing the black tank?
  10. Thanks for the reply's everyone. Ive got a ball joint service kit but I dont think that will do it (unless im using it wrong). the issue is the shaft is in place when the bushings are pressed in. The manual calls for SST 09710-30020 which has a bunch of half moon pipes (for lack of a better term) that hugs the shaft shown in yellow. Im sure i can burn them out, and i think the shaft will fall through the outer sleeve and then i can use the ball joint tool to remove the rest. But on to the next question, how to properly press them in? a press will work for the first bushing but once the shaft is set in place whats the best way to press the second bushing in? Using a press will put a lot of pressure on the control arms thin section when the bushing first engages. For whatever reason ive been unable to find a detailed post on the tooling people have created to service the UCA bushings. Part of my curiously is also driven by the SST 09710-30020 itself; even if i had that tool i dont think id understand how to use it. the manual pictures are not very obvious about where to support the UCA.
  11. interesting. if i pick those ones up ill report back. Im always a little apprehensive about items like that on ebay with no brand or additional information. But i still would like to know if anyone has a method for removing the bushings.
  12. Im curious about how to do it properly, but i have considered that. Also, does that part fit? for whatever reason rockauto and amazon do not think that its a proper fit. Regarding the lower control arm bushing, that one is pretty easy to pull. I've got details on the tool i made if your interested.
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