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Toyota Replacement Front Differential Bushings for 96-02 3rd gen 4runner, 96-04


Replacement Front Differential Bushings for 96-02 4Runner, 96-04 Tacoma, 00-06 Tundra, 00-07 Sequoia – Maintain OEM CV Geometry with DuroBumps.                                                


As a proud owner of a classic Toyota truck, you’ve likely encountered front differential bushing wear due to age, use, and off-road adventures. Regrettably, replacement front differential bushings for Toyota trucks remained elusive, forcing you to replace the entire bracket at a hefty cost of over $300. Fortunately, there’s a superior alternative. DuroBumps emerges as the sole provider of high quality, USA-made aftermarket front differential mounting bracket bushings specifically for Toyota trucks.                                              


By replacing worn-out OEM front differential bushings with DuroBumps’ premium replacement bushings, not only can you preserve proper CV angles but also minimize drivetrain vibrations. Moreover, these robust rubber replacement bushings are crafted to eliminate movement and maintain OEM CV geometry, assuring a smooth and enjoyable ride.  What’s more, installing DuroBumps replacement bushings is a breeze, demanding only a few tools. While installing, remember to keep the metal sleeve pressed into the OEM Differential Bracket arm intact. Do not remove the metal sleeve from the bracket.                                                                                  


Don’t wait any longer; purchase your DuroBumps Front Differential Bushings now and discover the remarkable improvement in your Toyota truck’s performance and comfort.                                                                                          

Note: For off-road use only. Do not use spacers with any of Durobumps product line. By installing these aftermarket bump stops, the user assumes all risk and liability. DuroBumps are not designed for towing applications. For more information, visit The seller will not be held liable for any damage or loss associated with the installation or use of this product for any reason.


Install instructions

  • Install Instructions

    Step 1: Remove any skid plates to access the two mounting brackets on the front of the diff.
    Step 2: Remove the two mounting brackets from the front diff. The driver side bracket has three 19 mm bolts fastening it to the side of the diff housing. The passenger side has two 19 mm bolts holding it to the diff. Next, remove the long 19 mm bolt that goes through the front of bracket and frame of the truck, using a 19 mm socket and 19 mm wrench to hold the nut located just above the frame. The diff. will stay in place. It doesn’t fall out, but just sags slightly.
    Step 3: Now it’s time to remove the old bushing from your brackets. The differential bracket has a steel sleeve that’s pressed in, and it will remain in place. We are only removing the old worn rubber bushing. Heat the metal around the bushing with a torch (propane, acetylene, etc.) until it starts to snap, crackle, and pop. This sound is indicating that the rubber has separated from the metal sleeve. Continue to heat the metal around the bushing until the bushing can be pushed out with a screwdriver.
    Step 4: Once the old bushing is removed, torch any remaining rubber left in the metal sleeve of the bracket and scrape off any debris. This would be a good time to paint the brackets (adds 5 hp).
    Step 5: Now it’s time to press your new bushing into your clean diff. mount brackets. The new bushings are slightly larger in diameter than the diff. bracket sleeve. Protect the top of the diff. bushing with a rag or piece of cardboard and use a small press or a pair of channel-locks to squeeze the new bushings into place. Do not use a hammer to install the bushings. Dawn dish soap or hair spray (Aqua Net) should be used to lubricate the new bushing to help aid in easy installation. Reassemble brackets to the diff. and you’re done.
    Toyota FSM torque specs:
    • Long front bolts that mount to the frame: 101 ft. lbs.
    • Five 19 mm bolts that mount to diff housing are 116 ft. lbs.
    • There is also an install write up with pictures on

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  • Features

    Why DuroBumps Replacement Front Differential Bushings?

    - Direct rubber replacement differential bushings – DuroBumps differential bushings replace worn-out OEM front differential bushings.

    - Reduced road vibration – Worn differential bushings can transfer drivetrain vibration throughout the vehicle, including noticeable vibration inside the truck cab.

    - Solid rubber construction for long service life – Solid rubber construction ensures long service life.

    - Maintained CV angle – Worn bushings allow the front differential to move when 4-wheeling under load. DuroBumps replacement bushings eliminate movement and maintain OEM CV geometry.

  • What's Included

    (2) Two Replacement Differential Bushings
    (1) one Free Sticker
    Installation Instructions

  • Vehicle Applications

    1996-2002 Toyota 4Runner 3rd Gen, Best Gen!!
    1996-2004 Toyota Tacoma 1st Gen
    2000-2006 Toyota Tundra 1st Gen
    2000-2007 Toyota Sequoias 1st Gen

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