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Unread 11-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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How to spec and where to find non-OEM rubber bushings?

Random thought...

Since 1) my tracbar axle mount is nicely wallowed out and 2) the few shops I contacted dont wish to drill out the tracbar bushing sleeve to accomodate a larger bolt...

I thought maybe i could find a similar bushing but with a larger diameter sleeve... such as I think Currie has in one of their tracbars and Clayton has in their HD tracbar (9/16" axle end bolt IIRC)

So how are these typically spec'd - at least dimensionally?

And where to find or order?

Parts houses seem to only have OEM ones in their computers. OReilly said if I came up with a part number, they could order it.

I'd prefer rubber as in the OEM style but a polyurethane one might work too.

Thanks

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Unread 11-06-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Random thought...

Since 1) my tracbar axle mount is nicely wallowed out and 2) the few shops I contacted dont wish to drill out the tracbar bushing sleeve to accomodate a larger bolt...

I thought maybe i could find a similar bushing but with a larger diameter sleeve... such as I think Currie has in one of their tracbars and Clayton has in their HD tracbar (9/16" axle end bolt IIRC)

So how are these typically spec'd - at least dimensionally?

And where to find or order?

Parts houses seem to only have OEM ones in their computers. OReilly said if I came up with a part number, they could order it.

I'd prefer rubber as in the OEM style but a polyurethane one might work too.

Thanks
Get one from the frame side of a JK front Trackbar or IIRC the frame side of a TJ rear trackbar is also 14mm and the same size on the OD.

Clayton is using the one from a JK or I'm pretty sure they are. 14mm = 9/16's or within 10 thou or so.
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Unread 11-07-2010, 06:01 AM   #3
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Thanks mrblaine.

I didnt realize that the JK front tracbar or the TJ rear were dimensionally similar to the OEM TJ tracbar bushing.
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Thanks mrblaine.

I didnt realize that the JK front tracbar or the TJ rear were dimensionally similar to the OEM TJ tracbar bushing.
The lower end of the JK bar is not the same, it's narrower in width.

I've not looked at the axle side of a TJ rear trackbar with the intent of swappig bushings into something else, just the upper end because that's the end I usually wind up modifying.
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Thanks for emphasizing that it's the frame end for both... I'll have to remember that... and see if I can get dimensional specs to help verify...
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