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did u Smush the bushing?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 11B4X4, May 19, 2011.

  1. May 19, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    11B4X4

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    I installed billies on my truck about 6 months ago. On the rear there is a rubber bushing that goes on top. I tightend the nut down far enough to smush the bushing almost flat. it went easily, i wasn't cranking on it. now it looks like it's starting to dry rot or crack a little. was i suppose to? or leave it un smooshed?

    What did you guys do?

    Do you need pics?
     
  2. May 19, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    ds46000

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    i think you're only suppoded to tighten to 15 ft.lbs. And no, i don't think you were supposed to smush it.
     
  3. May 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    11B4X4

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    might have to find some new bushings for them then

    Any other input from anyone
     
  4. May 20, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    rmb_crew

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    i wouldnt worry to much about it. i would just loosen it up alittle bit and call it good.
     
  5. May 21, 2011 at 12:11 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    From the service manual it says 26 ft-lbs.
    I think your best 'visual' test would be for a stock setup to post a pic for you.
     
  6. May 21, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    i was thinking something else when i opened this thread lol
     
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