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Old 08-09-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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steering rack bushings

Yep..i need to do them on my 96..Anyone reccommend good ones? wheelers,total chaos,energysuspension? Ive read on here but everyone has different opinions..I read that wheelers bushings were too soft also? Anyone had experience with them?
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Yep..i need to do them on my 96..Anyone reccommend good ones? wheelers,total chaos,energysuspension? Ive read on here but everyone has different opinions..I read that wheelers bushings were too soft also? Anyone had experience with them?
get the energy suspension ones from wheelersoffroad....they come with the upgraded sleeve that fits alot better than some of the others that had the same set out. i have them....havent put them in yet tho,because i got a new steering rack thru warranty.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:10 AM   #3
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im hopefully going to install them myself, never done them before. I have found a few decent writeups on it thou, looks like it shouldnt take more then a couple of hours doing it in the driveway
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:49 AM   #5
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damn bro those places are expensive! I can get the same kit from energysuspension.com for around $13
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #7
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get the energy suspension ones from wheelersoffroad....they come with the upgraded sleeve that fits alot better than some of the others that had the same set out. i have them....havent put them in yet tho,because i got a new steering rack thru warranty.
I dont see them from wheelers? They have the anti sway kit, but it dosent say anything about including rack bushings
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X2 on getting the energy suspension ones
install wasn't too bad
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:17 PM   #9
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well I did a search and the page came up with wheelers kit, so i ordered it. Shouldnt be too bad i hope
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I dont see them from wheelers? They have the anti sway kit, but it dosent say anything about including rack bushings
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacorackbushkit.htm
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:58 PM   #11
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yepp..thats the one I ordered!
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:23 PM   #12
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ok so i figured as long as im in there, i might as well do all of them..swaybar link,steering rack bushings and swaybar bushings(which i found in greaseable!)

Problem is, I dont know which sizes to order! Any help? Please?
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ok so i figured as long as im in there, i might as well do all of them..swaybar link,steering rack bushings and swaybar bushings(which i found in greaseable!)

Problem is, I dont know which sizes to order! Any help? Please?
there are a couple of different sizes if i am not mistaken, they will either be a 26mm kit or a 27mm. the only way to tell is to use a mic.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:21 PM   #14
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damn..lol guess im mic'in the swaybars tomorrow
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damn..lol guess im mic'in the swaybars tomorrow
that's the best way....that way you get the correct fit
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whats the point of replacing the bushings?
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whats the point of replacing the bushings?
slop and movement in the steering rack. with my truck parked....you could turn the steering wheel back and forth,and the whole damn rack would move 2 inches to each side. the factory bushings were shot!
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So while mine is out.... I should replace them?

Does this part number sound right?

Energy Suspension 8-10101R
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So while mine is out.... I should replace them?
its probably a good idea to do so......pretty easy too.
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as much as i have tried and tried, i cant seem to find anyone online to sell the swaybar bushings and or swaybar links
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