Front L.C.A Bushings - Brainstorming

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Yeah I know P.U bushings are available, but for people like me who want the OEM NVH levels, I still want only rubber. I know Toyota never offered them as replacements but does anyone have any idea if perhaps OE LCA bushings from other cars that may fit or work. Perhaps a sleeve can be made to take up the difference in diameter if the bushing from another make has a smaller outer diameter.
Assuming that other OE bushing works the same that is, the inner metal sleeve of the bush bites into the subframe and stays fixed while the rubber flexes and allows the arm to rotate up and down.
 
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Are the LCAs discontinued? I solved this problem 5 years ago by buying new arms. They are steel and were not that expensive at the time.
 
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Are the LCAs discontinued? I solved this problem 5 years ago by buying new arms. They are steel and were not that expensive at the time.
I asked RHD, lets see what they say
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There seems to be no aftermarket OE type replacement, bummer would love to buy a MOOG equivalent if it exists.
 

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Bad news, they are discontinued. Anywhere else have stock,? Is $250 too much for one brand new arm ?
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Also any idea why earlier models have a different part number ?
Earlier model 48068-14050 Arm RH
48069-14050 LH

Later model 48068-14051 RH
48069-14051 LH
What is the exact difference between the older and newer arms ?


 
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