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greaseable bushing bolt strength

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5Chris, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    has anybody had any problems with the strength of greaseable bushing bolts?

    i'm fing tired of the squeek squeek squeek..... i put brand new bushings in my new front springs and lubed em up good with poly grease, and they still squeek like a bitch. any suggestions?

    where would be a good (cheap) place to get some decent bushings for rear 56's?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I got a set for the front from ORD. They work great and completely got rid of the squeak.
     
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    If you tell me what the diameter of the hole in the center of the bolt is i can tell you the strength difference between the greasable and the regular grade 8.
     
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    i have herd of a couple of guys here that have broken a greaseable bolt, but it isnt a common problem. either there springs hit the frame from poor geometry and broke a bolt or they were flexed hard, probably with no limiting straps as to not over tweak the suspension, and broke one that way. i bought the ORD hd shackle kit with greasable bolts after i read that a couple people had broke them simply cause it does not seem to be a common problem. just my .02cents.
     
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    so ORD is where to get these for GM trucks rears ?

    how much are they ?

    link to these ?

    install difficulties ?

    thanks
     
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    i just remembered something..... my dynomax headers are real close to my shackles..... i had to cut my current bolts down so they dont hit the headers. i dont think i can run those greaseable frront shackles at the rear spring eye bushing. guess i just need to slather them up with a whole lotta poly grease.

    i found these from daystar last night. http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/KG61001G1.html
    just another option. they look pretty strong.
     
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    ORD bushings are Daystar.
     
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    I'm running Dynomax headers and greasable shackles. So far, so good. It is real close, but they haven't hit yet during moderate wheeling.
     
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    yeah i know but the shackle is different........ and so is the price.
     
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    3/8" x 2" flat stock will make you some, not only cheaper, but any length you want too.
     

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