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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Urethane Body Mount Torque

The installation instructions say torque to factory specs (50 & 35#). I got to 25# and it was smashing the crap out of the bushings since there are no sleeves used. You can't use the factory sleeves since they are mushroom shaped.

Called Energy Suspension and the tech was no help ("if it says factory specs that's what you should use"). Should I just run a lower torque, make up some sleeves or what?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-03-2013, 10:36 AM
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Every body lift I have ever seen uses either the factory sleeves with extension tubes or includes new longer sleeves. The whole point is to torque against the metal and not flatten the rubber. Same as the spring shackles

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-03-2013, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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After looking more closely you can use the OEM sleeves. Too bad I threw half of them away do to rust thinking the new kit would include new sleeves. Just gives me something else to fabricate.

The big mounts along the sides can use 1/2" pipe (.840" x .120" wall) while the smaller ones in the back need 1" x .095 tubing.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-03-2013, 12:49 PM
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You always want metal bushings inside. However just torquing them to a point where the bottom washer starts to deform is where I stopped with mine.

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