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new shackle bushings

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by bp71k5, May 26, 2006.

  1. bp71k5

    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I'm kinda new at this stuff, but after doing my shakle flip, the bushings on my old shakles are pretty bad (35 year old rubber) Is there a replacement kit that's non-greasable? My axle isn't quite centered on the truck (3/4" closer to the passenger side) anymore. The shakles don't look totalyl vertical so I figure I should replace the bushings while I'm there.

    What do greasable bushings do that non-greased ones don't? This is mostly a weekend driver with trips up to the show in the winter.
     
  2. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    The greaseable bushings keep everything lubricated and wroking properly. The grease also helps to keep things from rusting ,it also can help with flex.
     
  3. miniwally

    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just to add

    Aftermarket bushings are usually polyurathane. This is a better material for a bushing but the draw back is that can squeek as the suspension moves. The grease helps to keep all of this lubricated and moving freely.

    Just give ORD a call and they can help you out.
     

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