Originally Posted by danlee
The bushing is a two piece, right? Can I remove them without causing damage?
I can do this without removing the leaf springs, right?
Yes you can.
The easiest way I have found to take the shackles off is with a high lift jack.
Leave the tires on and put the jack under the front or rear bumper or crossmember. Jack it up untill there is no pressure on the shackle.
Loosen and remove the bolts, take both sides of the shackle plates off.
Sometimes you can use channel lock pliers to take one side of the bushing out.
If that does not work use a deep well socket that is the same size of the sleeve. Hammer the sleeve out half way and then use the channel locks to pull it out the rest of the way. Most of the time the other half of the bushing will come out with it.
Clean the sleeve up, wire brush works well, lube it and stick it back in.
Do this to the upper and lower bushing.
Torque to factory specs.
93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list. www.mijc.org