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How to replace bushings???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Slodgetto, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Slodgetto

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    What's the best way to replace the current bushing for the bigger one on the right?? These are from my 5150s, and i dont want to use a hammer or anything that'll damge the shocks/eyes.... Any tips?:confused: It's in there pretty tight...
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  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    You're saying hit the actual shock? (On the edge of the eye) This won't damage the stem or anything if a rubber mallet is used?
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    NVM. The soft wood/rubber mallet worked great! Thanks, man. I guess I was just to scared to whack it... lol :D
     
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    I used a C clamp and a bolt to remove mine. i just put the bolt through the hole and put the C clamp right on the edge of the shock mount pressing the bolt. I took about three times because it slips off the mounts because of the angle but it works.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    Yeah I figured it out. :) I hit the bushing, it was half way out, put the new one on top, *whack*, replaced. :cool: Pretty easy once it was lubed up...
     
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    Also a good idea! The rubber mallet was fast and easy. :D Thanks y'all!
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Probably a stooopid question... But
    why you switching out the bushings? Didn't you just receive the shocks?? (Wrote to you before in another thread)
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Not stupid, man. The shocks actually came with the larger bushings in a little baggie. My shock mounts were to big for the bushings already in the eyes but the extra ones were the perfect size. I guess other trucks may have smaller shock mounts than our trucks...:notsure:
     
  9. Jun 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Ohh ok cool thanks man. I received my kit a few days ago, and got those same bushings. I thought they were for the leaf springs, I haven't uncovered the eyes holes yet from them. By the way, for the front eye bolts. Did you reuse your old ones or get new ones??
     
  10. Jun 9, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    Yeah, the leaf spring bushings are quite a bit bigger than the shock bushings.

    Front eye bolts... on the shocks? or the leaf springs? I re-used all of my bolts for shcoks/leaf springs except for the u-bolts, because they were simply too short.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    Yea for the leafs, oh ok. Hopefully ill have no problems with reusing all my bolts, except the u bolts .Cool thanks again.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    no problem
     
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