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?
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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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?
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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..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...
Originally Posted by wmsthree
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:
"In the end...It's all Hack."
Last edited by HackFabrication; 10-08-2008 at 02:48 PM..