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post #1 of 33 Old 03-08-2019, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Door hinge pin suggestions

I replaced my drivers door hinge pins about 3 years ago with a doorman kit, but it has since failed and now I'm looking for a more permanent solution to this issue. I can't seem to find anything on the web that isn't doorman, does anyone have any suggestions for a good heavy duty kit?


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post #2 of 33 Old 03-08-2019, 10:46 AM
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This is the kit that everyone recommends: https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-MADE-De...ss!78753!US!-1

I bought one and it looks great. Haven't put it in yet but others have on here.
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The dorman bushings don’t last, so they’re generally not worth bothering with. The best options are either the mopar pins and bushings, or the ebay kit zjosh linked above. I’ve done both and they’ve held up great.


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This is the kit that everyone recommends: https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-MADE-De...ss!78753!US!-1

I bought one and it looks great. Haven't put it in yet but others have on here.
Installed these a few months ago after the dorman unit failed. Dont remember paying that much (maybe I did??) and cant speak of their longevity since its not been very long..

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Thanks fellas, I went with the ebay ones.

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Are there any bushings avail for the Door Body Half HINGES ? That supposed to be one solid unit ? #7
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I found some pins for a Grand Cherokee door hinge pins from Red Hound. I'm un certain how the quality compares but appears similar to the TAI 9020215 (~$45.00 each) They also use nuts same as the TAI pins.

http://redhoundauto.com/category/hinge-pins.html

http://www.redhoundauto.com/fit/740013.html

Below is a link to what appear to be the same hinges as sold on eBay. I believe these to be TAI pins (Total Automotive)

https://totalauto.com/hingelookup/hi...ee&Body=4+Door

https://totalauto.com/pr/MRHK12/664286
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just replaced mine. Hardest part was grinding the factory out. Easy fix.

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I'm going to attempt to either cut out with a small saw or try using my oxygen propane torch with a fine tip.

I think some people were able to cut the bolt in half then cut it even shorter so it can be pulled out from one end.

However I don't want to burn the paint using a torch, with additional protection possibly can use a torch. Otherwise I have a dremel that uses small steel round saw blades.

I wrote to Red Hound Auto asking them about the quality of their hinge pins.

My passenger door as well as the other door hinges appears to be ok.
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I use a dremel when I cut them out, isn't too bad. A cut off wheel on a die grinder would be really tops.
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I used a dremel with a cutoff wheel. Took a couple minutes but it cut the pin right off.
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I found Mopar pin kit p/n 55074591 for my 95 ZJ. Crosses to the OEM p/n found in a Jeep 94-96 OEM parts manual.

DOOR, FRONT SHELL AND HINGES ZJ, ZG BODY
5507 4591 4 BUSHING, Hinge Pin

This is an adequate quality pin kit, as good as the TAI - MRHK12 or the pin kit from the eBay link below?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-MADE-De...ss!78753!US!-1
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No one responded to my question about the quality of oem hinge pins. My assumption they must be better quality than the less expensive aftermarkets.

I'm uncertain how they compare to the TAI stainless pins with threaded ends and nuts.

My current ones installed appear to be original factory OEMs with 227,000 miles where only the drivers side has just started to become loose.

While looking on RockAuto under my 95 ZJ no Mopar oem pins are shown. However after looking in an OEM Jeep Parts Manual finding the hinge pin part number, performing a part number search on RockAuto turned up a Mopar pin set.

OEM part number for a 95 ZJ is 55074591

There is no "application" information so I'm uncertain year date range for the ZJ other than a reference to p/n 55074591 for years 1994 - 1998.



Apparently a pin kit is one pin with bushings? from RockAuto are purchased as a set of four when placed into the shopping cart.

Which I assume is four pins with bushings for both front doors.

$5.74 each x 4 pin sets = $22.96, with shipping, tax & 5% discount total = $27.24

A few months ago previously ordered were the Dormans, that haven't been installed. After further reading online, I was going to order one set of the TAI pins for the driver's door but after finding the Mopars decided to order them instead.

If the quality of the TAI's is approx. the same as Mopars and the only difference is the threads with nuts, cost wise the Mopars are a better deal.

TAI - MRHK12 pin is listed on Amazon for $37.95 with free shipping for one pin set.

https://www.amazon.com/National-Part...MGK6F7ECFD9CG1

and on the TAI site for $34.95 + $7.95 shipping = $42.90

https://totalauto.com/pr/MRHK12/664286

Cost of 4 pin set = $75.90 & $85.80

I've read that the TAI bushings are 680 Bronze, oil impregnated
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Just a thought - IMS the upper pin can't be installed from above. The Mopar pin would need to be installed from below. The only thing keeping them in at that point is the knurl on the pin. I wouldn't trust that. Would be a good idea to figure out a way to secure the top; the ebay ones use the nylock nuts, and I've seen some (not for the ZJ) that use a cotter pin or E-clip. Like I said, just a thought, you pays your money and you takes your chances.
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Yeah, the mopar pin expects you to be able to flatten the top with an airchisel.

The knurl is actually pretty reasonable for retaining the pin, never had a problem on my niner.

The mopar bushings are very nice, they’re a stamped steel part with a teflon like coating on the inside.


I did the mopar on my niner: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/...l#post19914065

And the total automotive on my green pig: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/...l#post38467962


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