Offset Bushings for front control arms

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I am replacing all the bushings and steering wear parts on my '97 this week and have a question regarding offset bushings for the front arms. I only have OME front springs with a 10mm lift over stock and the rears are 20mm with OME shocks. The suspension is totally stock otherwise, Ironman 4x4 was out of the stock front bushing kit and I bought the set with the offset bushings instead. Am I ok to use these with these mild lift springs or should I try and source stock bushings instead? Will it dramatically effect the alignment or pinion angle? I don't think I will ever lift the truck anymore as it's only street driven at this point.
 

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How about finding out if you even need them in the first place given mild lift? Get a trusted pro to check your alignment. Caster should be 2-4 positive per Toyota. With that said, these aftermarket caster "correction" bushings are trash.

Gl!
 

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You'll end up with more caster than you need.
It will give the steering a slightly heavy feel at times, but on the highway will track straight as an arrow!

Try a Toyota dealership for standard OEM bushes
 
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Agree. Stay away from poly bushings. A 10 mm lift will likely result in less than 1/2 degree of negative castor. Rubber bushings are far superior compared to poly bushings and will will provide a much better ride.
 

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