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Unread 11-28-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Which body mount bushings?

What body mount bushings would you recommend for a stock height cj-7? Jeep is a 1979 Renegade all original with 304. Bushings are split and completely worn. Who is good manufacturer and what type of material? I have noticed big price differences and dont understand why if looking at same thing.

Also how hard and what is involved in replacing them? Can I replace one at a time by removing one and squeezing a new one to replace it? Looking at doing the whole body anyways and looking at kits. It appears some have sleeves while others dont? Do I need the sleeves or not? Any pics. I guess would also be helpful.


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Unread 11-28-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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Yes, you need the sleeves in them or they will soon blow out. I used this kit: Original Replacement Parts 5462446K - Body Mounting Kit for 79-86 CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 - Quadratec

You can do one 'side' at a time.
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