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post #1 of 55 Old 07-03-2011, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs-up on Magnitude Engineering door hinge bushings

I ordered the Magnitude Engineering door hinge bushings. Fast delivery, great product / no issues.

Getting the old bushings out was hardest, as in my case they were seized in solid. There was no way to tap them out from the bottom. Then I tweaked to cutting the flanges off with a chisel, then used a screwdriver and hammer to work away at them from the top and then went pretty fast.

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I ordered the Magnitude Engineering door hinge bushings. Fast delivery, great product / no issues.

Getting the old bushings out was hardest, as in my case they were seized in solid. There was no way to tap them out from the bottom. Then I tweaked to cutting the flanges off with a chisel, then used a screwdriver and hammer to work away at them from the top and then went pretty fast.
That's how I got mine out, too. What a miserable way to design door hinges.

Now the the Delrin rod stock has arrived, I'll try to turn out some bushings.
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I just used a bolt the size of the hole, and then used a dead blow hammer to tap it out, it came right out.
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Thank you for posting this. I was looking for replacements.
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Good to know.....
My bushings are due for replacement soon .
Please take a picture of the bushings before you install them ... just curious .

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Magnitude Engineering Bushings

Glad to see that the Magnitude Engineering bushings are working out well for everybody. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.
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I'm still researching so this is a newbie question:

Do the bushings wear out in normal use? How quickly? Why are replacements needed?

Thanks for your explanations.

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I'm still researching so this is a newbie question:

Do the bushings wear out in normal use? How quickly? Why are replacements needed?

Thanks for your explanations.

John
the stock ones are metal with Teflon coating. Removing the doors can cause some de-lamination of the Teflon leading to metal on metal contact (bad).

More likely, the damge comes from putting the doors back on and dinging the bushing in the process.

Dirt, dust, salt, etc., can get in even if you don't remove the doors.

It all depends on how and under what conditions you use your jeep.

If you define "normal use" as never taking the doors off, then your bushings may last a "lifetime". Other Jeepers define normal as rarely having the doors on, leaving the barrel expose to the elements.

If the Teflon is coming off, you probably want a new bushing.
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I'm still researching so this is a newbie question:

Do the bushings wear out in normal use? How quickly? Why are replacements needed?

Thanks for your explanations.

John
On mine, it was corrosion that damaged the bushings. The doors were getting hard to open and close.
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another thing that needs to be addressed, and is my next project is, the door pins that fit into the holes. One, top or bottom, should be a little longer than the other. That way it would be helpful when reinstalling the doors, in lining up the hinge pin. I plan to extend my bottom one somehow.

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Delrin = self lubricating, maintenance free, super smooth. The OEM's will wear out one day so do this mod while you can still tap them out somewhat easily. I've got the Black Magic co-op bushings in my TJ hinges. Awesome describes them well.

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The Black Magic door bushings are only $55.00. The magnitude engineering bushings are $79.00. Both are made out of delrin. The magnitude engineering bushings are available in white or black. The black magic bushings are only available in black.
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Please take a picture of the bushings before you install them ... just curious .
I think the soft-doors are going to destroy these. At least when the Teflon wears off of the factory bushings, there is metal barrier. With these it's straight to hinge paint.







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