This is driving me nuts today, haven't been able to find much info online.
Took my 2004 4x4 Xtracab TRD to a garage to have my Bilstein 5100s and 5125s installed. Got them from DSM, and they came with 3/4" I.D. hourglass bushings installed on the 5125s for the rear.
The tech started with the passenger rear. The old (original) shock bushings were rubber and seemed to be 1/2" I.D. The tech said the stub was "too small" for the new bushing and wouldn't install the 5125s.
Quick call to DSM confirmed that I had the correct part.
But I'm not sure why the stub would be undersized, if indeed it even is. Is there supposed to be a metal sleeve inserted into the bushing that maybe the tech "misplaced" when he removed the original shock?
Or maybe there is supposed to be some wiggle room, some of which is taken up when the nut is tightened and squeezes down the bushing a bit? Seems like that would just eat up the poly bushing.
Short of doing it myself to visualize the bolt in the shock mount--very difficult to do at this time due to work and family issues--I'm at a loss what to do.