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Unread 10-07-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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transmission stabilizer mount

Got a master urethane bushing kit for my 79 CJ7, the stabilizer bushings on the transmission mount seem like they're too short for the bolt, they lack about 1/2 inch from the end of the bolt. Defective, or are they supposed to slide up and down the bolt with the torqueing of the engine?

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Unread 10-07-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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They fit in tight with their cones pointing together and the bar inbetween the cones. This way the bar moves in the cone area up and down as far as the shoulder allows, but the rubbers don't move.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
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Well, there's a problem then. Bottom washer, bottom bushing (small end up), top bushing (small end down), top washer and nut. The problem is there's 1/2 inch between the top of the top bushing and the top washer, so the bushings are sliding up and down. Not cool. Anyone else run into this problem?
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Unread 10-07-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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Can you get some pics? I have seen them too tight and clamp down on the arm, but if the stud is correct and assembled right they should work. Are they different sizes than the orginal rubber bushings?
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Unread 10-07-2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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I do not have a pic of mine, but I've got some washers on it. it did NOT fit like the orriginal ones that's for sure.
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Unread 10-07-2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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Yes, they are not as thick as the original rubber bushings I took off. I ordered Energy suspension but got Daystar in the mail instead - perhaps that is the problem.
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Unread 10-08-2008, 06:49 AM   #7
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..are they supposed to slide up and down the bolt with the torqueing of the engine?
That would defeat the whole purpose of the torque arm. Here's a pic of my install:


Note: This is a custom (Hack Fab/Diablo Machine - Father/Son) stud, which is about 1/2" longer than the OEM. The problem I had was the Energy Suspension trans mount is 'taller' than the OEM rubber mount. A call to ES 'tech support' was of little help: 'its the same'. Right...

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The problem is there's 1/2 inch between the top of the top bushing and the top washer, so the bushings are sliding up and down. Not cool. Anyone else run into this problem?
Add more washers to the bottom. Or go with the 'Diablo Design' alternative:

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Unread 10-08-2008, 08:22 AM   #8
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I did mine last year and I vaguely remember having to add some kind of spacer
or a couple washers to it. I would have to check it out on mine to be sure.
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Unread 10-08-2008, 03:59 PM   #9
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Thanks, guys. That tells me what I need to know. Lucky for me I work somewhere that I have acess to a machinist, and since I've got a Jeep and several other projects we are on a first name basis!
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Unread 10-10-2008, 02:47 PM   #10
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I did the washer thing myself.
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