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Unread 08-05-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
fishmanwill
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Spring Bushings....?

I am getting ready to replace the front shackle hangers and I was wondering what else I should replace. I figure I should replace the bushings on the springs. I am also going to install new shackles. The shackle hanger kit from ruffstuff came with the bushings for the shackle hanger. What other bushings do I need and how many( 2 per spring??)? Are the front and rear spring bushings the same? Any advice from people that have done this would be appreciated thank you.

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Unread 08-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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If your only replacing the shackle hangars then you only need the shackle bushings. Most new shackles come with shackle to hanger and shackle to spring bushings. As far as the main eye bushings go, stock ones I believe are 1-1/4" while most after market are 1-1/2". Unless you have stock springs then measure them. If not the order stock ones, they're listed on most sites.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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The springs are stock. The shackles are homemade, my brother and I made them from 3/8" x 2" flatbar. They are original dimensions just beefier. So I thought I should replace all the bushings while I was working on the suspension. Thanks,
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Unread 08-05-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
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The jeep will flex easier with polyurethane bushings. Go to 4wd.com, they have kits for the springs that include bushings, sleeves, and bolts.
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