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Old August 24th, 2010, 09:04 PM
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School me on leaf spring bushings

Never changed the leaf/frame bushings on a leafer before. What do I need to know?
What about poly-bushings? bad or good idea?

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Old August 24th, 2010, 11:42 PM
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Hey Steve:

You can practice on mine if you want! I'm about to replace my frame bushings and spring bushings on the 88". I've never removed them before, but pushing them out with a big C clamp puller is how I was going to do it. A press would easily do the job with the springs. The frame bushings are often completely rusted to the frame and you can press the rubber out and then have to cut the outer metal portion of the bushing from the sleeve.

Are you still looking for axles? My front is off and the rear is coming off in the next week or so. They aren't going back on so I guess I've got a set if you're still looking.

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Old August 25th, 2010, 12:16 AM
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Hey Daniel,
I'd love to come check it out and lend a hand/beer.
I figured sawing would be involved, are you putting OE back in?

still looking for a set of axles, I'm paranoid about breaking the S1's

I'll email you.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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hmmmm. Polys are inviting. Are there major down sides like for coilers?

I'm really leaning on swapping out for full floaters, any thoughts there?

------ Follow up post added August 25th, 2010 10:00 AM ------

oh ya... what type of polys are best?
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Old August 25th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Installed the greasable polys from GBR....though it's only been rolled around the workshop since

They're purty though.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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How much did they run you?
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Old August 25th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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Sawzall and an air chisel. NOT FUN JOB AT ALL. I would replace with genuine as if you install them properly they last decades. (make sure to torque down only after the weight is on the springs)

One of the local club members had an 86in with SII/SIIa/SIII axles. Other than being slightly wider than the SI axles, they were fine.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 01:47 PM
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Choice is yours. OEM, Like ROn says used to last forever. But recent bushes have not been as good and some go as quickly as poly.

Poly lets you change them easily trailside, so they get my vote. I have GBR greaseable ones...

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Old August 25th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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Genuine > OEM in my limited experience. I have not run Poly's on a leaf sprung truck but I don't see any issues with them other than squeak and that should be taken care of by the greasable ones.
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Old August 25th, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Genuine > OEM in my limited experience. I have not run Poly's on a leaf sprung truck but I don't see any issues with them other than squeak and that should be taken care of by the greasable ones.
Both are going to shit. Trust me. Seen Genuine last less than a poly. Parts quality is degrading fast...

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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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I will have to check my stash for NOS bushings. I know I have one set. I will mark them "hoard".
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:24 PM
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How much did they run you?
I'll be darned if I can remember....call Bill / Shawn and see what they have to say.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 08:16 PM
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Keith, why did you start up a new account?

Back to your regularly scheduled programing.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 09:12 PM
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You know, I had to change e-mail addresses earlier this year and couldn't manage to get the old account to work.

Yeah, I'm a computer geenius.

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Old August 26th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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We can get you back on your old account if you'd like - what was the old login?
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Well see, there's the problem

If you want to kill off the "Monkeyboy" account I'll just use this one.


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Old August 27th, 2010, 09:41 AM
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Whew! Well I'm glad I'm not cluttering up the place
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Charles, at least change his Join date back, so he is not a noob...
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Old August 27th, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Charles, at least change his Join date back, so he is not a noob...
NO!!

it'll be funny to see actual noobs (like myself) call him out as being a n00b...

come on, it could bring teh funnah
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