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Bearing or Bushing What is Better?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DuallyK5, May 30, 2006.

  1. DuallyK5

    DuallyK5 Registered Member

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    What is better and will last longer a a Sm465 Input shaft. The bearing or the brass buhsing? I use this truck in the woods alot so what would last the longest? And how would i get the bearing out it i needed to.
     
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    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    I would take a bearing over a bushing in almost all cases.
     
  3. noahrob

    noahrob 1/2 ton status Author

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    Bushing all the way, less to break, it is just a piece of brass...
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Bushing, especially if you run mud.
     
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    or any form of dirt. sand, gravel, mud, hell even in the rocks a bearing is a bad idea. for a street only vehicle, you *might* be able to get away with it.
     
  6. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Weather it's a bearing or a bushing, they are usally no fun to get out.
    I made my own special tool for it. The hydrualic method works, sometimes, sometimes not though. The tool works 100% of the time. At lease on trucks, it's too big for smaller clutches in cars etc...

    The tool is just a small 1/8" thick piece of metal with a drilled and tapped hole in the center, I slip that in behind the bearing/bushing and then take a grade 8 bolt and stab the hole I tapped. The pieces straightens up and just barely has enough edge at that point to grab the back of the bearing and thenjust turn the bolt it bottoms out and pulls out the bearing. Works everytime. The trick was to get a piece of metal small enough so you could fit it through the hole and get it behind the bearing, but big enough that when it straightens out it grabs the back of the bearing.
     
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    Bushing. I have heard of bearings failing or falling apart and then you loose the support for the shaft and bad things happen. A bushing will wear slowly but wont fail.
     
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    ive always ran the bushing never had a problem
     

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