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Question about Dakar leaf springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by taco_man, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    taco_man

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    I just got them in last night and they only have bushings on one side. My first question is do I need to buy another set of bushings for the other end of the leaf? And which side is the front of the leaf springs?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    Did you get them from Wheelers? What's the part number?
     
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    SKU:* APO-4505T-OME-CS047R

    I bought it from poly performance
     
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    Ok. Wheelers says you need this bushing set. Maybe Poly Performance didn't tell you?

     
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    Just bought the bushings. Any idea which side is which on the springs? I don't want to be installing these things backwards
     
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    The end without the bushing go towards the front.
     
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    Thanks for the help
     
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    I just used that to pull it back into place, I was by myself, but it likely would have helped on yours as well.
     
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    That could read ambiguous.

    That is, the end into which you MUST MANUALLY INSERT the bushings goes to the BACK.

    Also, don't forget to lube the bushings before putting them in. If they didn't send you a pack of lube, you can use vaseline. Don't use the axle grease you'd use for lubing your chasis/shooting into your zerks, that'll deteriorate the rubber.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    You are correct. However, if you have Urethane bushings the chassis grease will be fine.
     
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    The end of the spring that has a factory style bushing already pressed into it goes toward the front of the vehicle.
     
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