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Unread 11-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #16
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Unread 11-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
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I wonder if I need to find that exact long bolt or hit a hardware store to find something compatible.
You wont, trust me i have looked. You will have to order one from the UK if you don't want the SPX Miller Bolt.

I plan on either buying the SPX Miller Bolt or order one from the UK and the bushing bolt flange nut and use these cheap adapters. And Viola! you have a cheap version of the whole bushing tool.

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Unread 11-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #18
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The only thing that long in Home Depot was 'all thread'. And that thread is soft, compared to the cased hardened special tool. I bought some and tried it. Three different pieces all snapped in half. I guess it is worth a try. It all depends how tightly pressed in and rusted the old bushings are.

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Unread 11-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #19
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I purchased that tool you linked me to, but still need the bolt. Thanks for the help.
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Unread 11-30-2013, 05:34 AM   #20
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Good for you. That was the 7932. Did you also get the long nut?

The long bolt 7604, additonally comes with a bearing, that aids in the 'turning motion', so you don't have the head of the bolt 'grinding' against the edge of the remover tool.

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I purchased that tool you linked me to, but still need the bolt. Thanks for the help.
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Unread 12-02-2013, 08:57 AM   #21
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what does the bearing look like?
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Unread 12-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #22
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Here is what I spent: 7932 = $60, 7603 = $14, 7604 = $43, shipping included. A little expensive, but it should make the project easier. I could always sell it.
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Exactly. Once you use it, put it up on ebay, or on the classifieds, here.

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Here is what I spent: 7932 = $60, 7603 = $14, 7604 = $43, shipping included. A little expensive, but it should make the project easier. I could always sell it.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #24
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Make sure you go with Mopar replacement bushings. I cheaped out and put the Crowns in and they lasted 2 months. I just redid them all with Mopar bushings.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 07:33 PM   #25
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bummer... already purchased the Crowns. I hope they do not blow. Not installed yet, but will be soon. How much were the mopar?
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Unread 12-05-2013, 07:55 PM   #26
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I also used Mopar:

5208 8214 @ $28.53. Check this link then type in the part number in the 'part number search' box.

http://allmoparparts.com/repair-part...es/front-axle/

Had Crowns go bad on me. (And yes, they were torqued with vehicle on the ground.)
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Unread 12-06-2013, 07:08 AM   #27
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Ya, I think I paid $29 a piece from Mopar online parts.
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Well if these fail, I will purchase the ones you listed. Thanks guys. I will be doing the install tomorrow morning. Any advice?
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Unread 12-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #29
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The bushings were installed without incident with the exception of bending my new Miller long bolt.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #30
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What about using poly?
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