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Unread 12-04-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Old man Emu 36r help

So I've done some searching and couldn't come up with any exact answer except use OME bushings. Well I only need main eye bushings and I'm really not all that fond of the OME design they have. I ordered the Currie main eye bushing set and it was darn near like putting a square peg in a round hole. I called Currie and asked them about it and they said that the springs shouldn't have a metal sleeve in the main eye. After finally getting the bushings in they were a little to wide, so I'm sending them back today.

I've seen that some people have had luck with Daystars poly set so I ended up ordering those.

So anyone who runs 36r's what bushings do you run and did you have any trouble installing them?

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Unread 12-04-2012, 08:59 AM   #2
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I did Daystar greaseable (from Q tech) I had ebay 5/8" lift boomerangs installed with stock leafs, used white lithium ... which they slid right into... then when I did my OME 36r all fours lift it was easy peasy... round pegs round holes and right size!

and greasable!
I love my OME lift by the way... a little bounce than inverted stock but ever since I did this lift I think they took all the railroad tracks out of town... at speed they get soaked right up.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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I used Daystar too, ordered from Amazon I think. They went in with some grease, but I do remember them being a PITA to squeeze in there.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #4
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I used the OME bushings. Came with shackle and main. Went in like butta.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
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Great! Glad to hear everyone is having luck with daystar greasable! Mine our on their way, can't wait to get it all put on.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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OME bushings here. The spring eyes came already greased and the bushings slid right in to the eyes. If the bolt is a greaseable style there shouldn't be a sleeve; if it is a plain bolt then it should be sleeved.

While getting the bushings into the spring eyes was easy, getting the frame-end spring eye into the frame mount bracket was a bit of a PITA for me - I had to use a jack, grease and a bit of contortion to get it wedged into the bracket.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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Just got my Daystar greaseables yesterday, while they didn't slide in like "butta" they did go in quite a bit more easily. So ready to get some time off work and start putting parts on!
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Unread 12-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #8
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I attempted to do my 'all four 36r' lift today, but was cut short because I couldn't get the Crown Products main bushings into the spring eyes.

I ordered the shackle kit w/ hardware and bushings from Kolak along with my 36r's. At first I thought it may have been the wrong kit because the shackle bushings seemed too wide, but after inspecting the sleeve lengths I realized that they just needed to be cut down and they went in smoothly after that. The same can't be said for the main bushings though (which install to the frame-side, not shackle). I'm hoping I can have someone press them in, I tried the old threaded rod and nut trick but there just wasn't enough clearance. Even grease wouldn't help a bit. These are the 4 bushings for the '+' side of the spring, outer is metal with rubber inside and an inner metal sleeve, all one piece.

Anyone had a similar experience with Crown or the 36r's main bushing/eye??

Btw, I know I'm trying them in the correct eye because the two are (obviously) different sizes.
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Unread 12-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #9
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outer is metal with rubber inside and an inner metal sleeve, all one piece.
If the outer is metal, you probably need to knock out the metal sleeve that comes in the OME springs.
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Unread 12-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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Berger,

What I'm understanding is that the crown bushings have a metal outside sleeve and a metal inside sleeve, correct? If that's the case I would assume that you would have to remove one of the metal sleeves, either the outer from the bushing, I wouldn't do that, or the inner sleeve from the spring, my choice. I know the metal sleeves in the springs should slide out with relative ease. Hopefully this helps.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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The bushing is close enough that it just needs to be pressed in, if I removed the metal sleeve from the spring eye it would be WAY too big and the bushing would slide straight through.
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resurrecting an old thread because i have this EXACT same problem. Hoping to find out what the solution was.
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resurrecting an old thread because i have this EXACT same problem. Hoping to find out what the solution was.
I got daystar main eye bushings, and moog oem replacement shackle bushings.
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But did u start with the crown bushings and then have to switch?
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But did u start with the crown bushings and then have to switch?
No, I'm still running this setup.
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