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leaf spring question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by shupach, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    so im installing my leaf springs when i noticed that one of the bushings for the front leaf spring has no metal cylinder in it, i went ahead and bolted it up just for the helluvit, however is this little metal cylinder really necessary?

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  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I would *guess* (since no one else answered) that yes, its there because its usually there because its necessary.

    Probably allows you to compress the shackle until it hits that "sleeve" which keeps the bolt from "wiggling" as much, which will elongate the bolt hole. Dads 3/4 ton did that, I guess I should check to see if the "sleeve" is missing.

    Dorian
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  3. BadDog

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    Yeah, sounds right. Without the sleeve in the back (shackles), you would tighten up hard on the bushing and it wouldn't move right. On the front, I don't think you would pinch the bushing but the bolt would wallow out the bushing.

    Russ

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