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Removing Polyurathane Bushings

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I need to get the poly bushings out of my front springs to install the ORD ones I ordered. Alot of guys talk about burning out the rubber ones and I just want to know will it work as good on the poly ones and if not what is the best way to get them out?

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    If you have poly in your springs, then it's obviuosly aftermarket. You should be able to pry it out, since poly sticks out of the spring. The rubbers sits in the spring eye flush, so that's why it's easies to burn em out.
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    The poly bushings are in my Superlift springs and I am swapping them out to the Greaseable ORD's. I ordered the shackel kit and the bushings for the front spring eyes.

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    Oh, since they're on your springs and the springs aint even on the truck, just take a screw driver go in between the poly and spring and pry them out....should be monde easy. No need for torch. You may even be able to twist them out with your hand. I think I remember doing that to get mine out to put in greasable polys.
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    OK. Thanks Boss.

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    Chanel locks are the way to go. I did it to my ProComp sprinds. You can even do it to the factory frame rubber bushings. NO TORCH NEEDED. I'm in the process of replaceing my factory rear busings and may need to use some HEAT... Should only take 10 for 15 min. to do the whole thing GOOD LUCK....KEN

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