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front leaf spring installation question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunter, May 25, 2005.

  1. hunter

    hunter Registered Member

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    I got some new leaf springs for the front of my Jimmy. Im gonna install them tomorrow, but Im not sure which end goes to the front (I know...I know).

    There is a small eye on one end and a large eye on the other....which end goes to the front?

    :confused:

    btw....this is on a 89 GMC Jimmy
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Large bolts are in front in the hanger , small bolts are in rear in shackles . We all start somewhere , be safe and post pics when its done :grin:
     
  3. hunter

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    Right, but these have bushings with an internal diameter thats the same on the both the larger OD bushing and the smaller OD bushing. They come with sleeves that size up for the smaller dia bolt....these sleeves fit both the small bushing and the large bushing, therefore they could go in front or rear...but which is correct?

    larger dia in front?
    larger dia in rear?
     
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    Small Bushing in rear in shackles , big bushing in front in hanger :D
     
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    There you go....simple and to the point..perfect :D


    Thanks
     

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