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Getten the bushing off?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by DuneRunner, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    How hard is it to get the original upper bushing off?
    I just purchased HD Shackles. I'm planning to drill them out.
    Another Q.
    Will the new lower bushing from ORD fit the ProComp eye holes?
    The reason that I ask is I have a full set of replacement bushing from Energy Sus. and they wont fit the new springs only the factory ones.
    So the diameter is different from the factory and after market

    Any Info will Help me sleep at night!

    LOL

    Thanks KEN

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  2. EODBRIAN

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    my upper bushings pretty much popped out without a problem. i have the ord shackle kit and got the greasable bushings with it and they fit in the pro-comp spring-eyes no problem.

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  3. Stephen

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    He's right on, the lowers fit procomp no problem, as long as they were ordered for lift springs. Stock and aftermarket rear eyes are different sizes, but all aftermarket springs use can use the same rear eye bushing.
    The uppers are usually not a big deal, pliers sometimes pull them right out.

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  4. DuneRunner

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    Sweet!
    You know since Four Wheeler did the Stinky Blazer with you guys I have dreamed to make mine similar. 2.5 with 35s. Like you say in your "mission" most trucks aren't built all at once...
    Keep up the R&D.
    Thanks KEN

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  5. 84k5

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    I have the 4" Procomp springs and they are very stiff...will the greasable shackles help? Thanks.

    Brian
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  6. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The shackles should help a little bit by getting rid of bind in the bushings, but for major gains, you will probably need to swap out the springs. Or put something heavy up front, like a winch or big block or some other expensive fun item. Springs are the major determining factor in ride, then shocks, then bushings, etc.
    That's assuming there's no MAJOR problems with other systems, like totally seized bushings, totally shot shocks, etc.

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