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post #1 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Door hinge Bushing qiestion

Took the doors off again today and when I put them back on the plastic that sits in the hinge assuming that is the bushings seemed torn but nothing horrible, This is how the door sits on the hinges now, Is this normal? This is on the passenger side, the driver side seems to sit much more flush with less of a gap

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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I take it this is either to common to reply about or just considered a stupid question
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 05:47 AM
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They sell replacement delrin bushings online. You would need to google it or maybe search on the forum as I can't recall the name of the company.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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They sell replacement delrin bushings online. You would need to google it or maybe search on the forum as I can't recall the name of the company.
I know they sell replacement bushings I was just concerned with knowing if the picture looks normal for the hinge. I will eventually buy new bushings though
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 08:20 AM
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Should somebody visit this thread looking for the bushings go to 'Magnitude Engineering'. I've been thinking about getting these for a while now. I think it will be sooner rather than later having used the Hi-Lift to remove my doors this morning.

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 10:22 AM
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I don't have a picture of my hinges before I replaced the bushings but here is a pic of the stock bushings.
I think they are made out of aluminum, but I'm not sure. I replaced mine with the Delrin ones. They work great. I did not get mine from the company mentioned in the above post.
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how hard/easy of an install is it? What did you use to remove the old ones?
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post #8 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 11:02 AM
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I used a small flathead screwdriver. It worked fine to remove the old bushings. Once they were out, I cleaned the holes in the hinge with a rag and then just pushed the Delrin bushings in with my thumb. Real easy to install.
Removing the old ones can be more of a pain.
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 01:26 PM
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Got the magnitude engineering bushings... I used a 10mm long socket (I believe) from the bottom to slowly tap out the stock bushings with a hammer.
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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My doors operate fine, no noise and are very smooth so I might just hold off for a while seeing the price of the bushings. Other than the look of your bushings did your doors operate poorly? Or
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post #11 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 08:11 PM
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I have a 2012 and my doors were working fine. I replaced the bushings as a preemptive measure after reading about people that had tons of trouble getting their doors off in some cases because the metal bushings had corroded.
They were a bit pricey but try here. They are a bit more reasonable.

BTW, my doors come right off now without any trouble.
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-15-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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My doors really are not hard to remove now, just the first time they were stuck
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