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post #1 of 12 Old 06-03-2013, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Old man Emu leafs bushings?

Hey guys, quick question, I tried to search but I'm confused and need to know the answer quick in order to order the parts I need, otherwise my YJ will not be driveable and I can't afford that since it is my DD.

I want to replace my worn out leafs using OME since I have heard they ride like coils, I'm about to order but I also need to replace my bushings, so I was wondering if I can use any type of bushings like the daystar ones for example or they only work with OME bushing? I ask because OME bushings are way more expensive.

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-03-2013, 07:21 PM
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A lot of spring eyes are proprietary for this very reason. I would like to know the sizes so what size is it? We can cross reference them all.

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They are a standard size, I have MORE booms and bushings on mine. Pretty sure they are 1 1/4.

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Thanks Jeff.

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-03-2013, 11:04 PM
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I don't know about others, but OME springs are about 1/8" more narrow than stock, so the 'shoulder' of the bushings are thicker on the spring->shackle and spring->frame bushings If you mix them up things just don't line up right when you assemble the shackles.
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I went with the OME bushings when I did my lift using the logic that OME made their bushings to specifically work with their springs. The new bushings slipped right in without a big to do. IMHO, keeping things to a brand creates more of a "system".

The OME bushings do not come with sleeves. That's the only thing you'll have to watch out for. I was lucky enough to be able to use my old sleeves as they were in great condition and popped right out of the old bushings.

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I tried using the daystar shackles that I'd recently purchased for the stock springs, they fit, but as said the widths and shoulder widths make them sit funny. I ordered OME bushings.

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I put some on my bds spings and they fit fine. Only issue i had was the metal sleeve from my shackles were to big. The stock sleeves from the stock springs fit perfectly.
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Great, that is what I needed to know, thanks guys.

The only doubt I got left is about the sleeves, so I can re-use the stock ones right?
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I used my factory sleeves.

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I used my factory sleeves.
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I reused my sleeves with no problems

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-06-2013, 06:19 AM
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I'm pretty sure the directions say to reuse the old steel bushings. I assisted with a couple OME lifts and its been the rule of thumb both times.

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