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Front and Rear spring bushings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Are they the same? I got a set of BDS bushings for my front springs for Christmas. I was just wondering if they are the same as the rear springs as I think I have a bad one in the rear. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Nope, the rears are supposed to have 1.5" spring eye, with 3" wide bushings. Fronts are 3.5" wide with 1.25" spring eye. Some rears may have a 1.75" spring eye like my '89 rear springs did. I have no idea why they were like that, I had the parts guys at work order me some OEM replacement bushings and they were too small.
     
  3. R72K5

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    how are bushings wider than the springs ?? im confused
    humm..
     
  4. az-k5

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    They are not the same. If you order the OE bushings you need to find the press in sleeve or they will be loose. Just get some poly and call it good. (bigger bolts than 7/16 should be considered for the front shackle)
     

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