Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Front spring bushing question... Has anyone been able to...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rocko, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Posts:
    3,380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ellsworth, Maine
    I traded a my 4 inch lift for a 2.5 inch lift..
    Now the front springs are Rough Country w/o any bushings.
    My question:
    Would I be able to remove the urethane spring bushings off my old springs (w/o) damaging them.. and reuse them on the new 2.5 inch springs..
    Has anyone been able to successfully remove the urethane bushings and re-use them?
    Thanks..
    I tried to find the new bushings at 4wpw.. but they are special order..
     
  2. kumma

    kumma 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2000
    Posts:
    380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Novi, Michigan
    removed mine when i replaced the shackles i had no problems at all. they just pressed right out with a screwdriver. i havent reused them but i dont see why i couldnt?
     
  3. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 23, 2001
    Posts:
    3,106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    If they are the same openings and you get them out without damaging them, then yes you can reuse them. Just remember that the spring company uses a different size hole for the bushings.
     
  4. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Posts:
    3,380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ellsworth, Maine
    Got them out.. and they are undamaged..
    Fit perfect in the Rough Country springs.. almost done. .
    Thanks for the replies.. Thought I was going to have to order the bushings and wait forever to lower my 89..
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    "Lower" that just sounds funny on this site.
     
  6. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Posts:
    7,324
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Grass Valley, CA
    LOL! Yes it does. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  7. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    Posts:
    1,855
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    why you lowering that thing anyway rocko?

    Later
     
  8. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Posts:
    3,380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ellsworth, Maine
    I drive the truck everyday.. with 4 inches.. I hate the way the thing rides for a daily driver.. So I figured a 2.5 inch lift w/ 33's will be better for all the driving I do ..
    So... guess you can say I'm trying to tame the truck..
    Sounds funny yes.. but I'm tired of fighting the truck in heavy winds, bumpy roads and having the drivetrain all exposed making the truck as aerodynamic as a Brick..
    So there..
    The 83 is still jacked up hehehe.
     

Share This Page