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tech69
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Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Location: wilkes-barre pa.

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: rear spring noise Reply with quote

does anyone know if it is a big project replacing rear spring bushings? mine are noisy and i was thinking of doing urethane ones. any comments???
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RockOn
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Location: Murfreesboro, TN

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well basically it is not that big a deal. It will take some time though. You will need to get some new leaf spring bolts (the bolts that hold the leafs together, located directly in the middle). The bolts (new) are long, after you compress the spring completely you cut off the excess.

So just how ever long it takes you to pull the leaf packs, cut the old bolt, add poly, then bolt it all back together....not that big a deal....just a little time consuming.

Two peeps should be able to do the job in a twelve pack Very Happy
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JeepinNH
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: springs Reply with quote

I agree with RockOn, just time consuming. I think it took me 6 to 8 hours. One side was being a real pain. Definetely replace the ubolts and nuts. Before you start to take it apart use a dremel or something similiar with a wire wheel to clean off the threads. Then put some kind of penetrating oil so it comes off easier. I used antisieze compound on the bolts that go into the frame. Good luck.
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tech69
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks this gives me an idea as to how long it will take. Smile
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dadstoys2
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just cut the u-bolts. Thats what I did. Wrenching the bolts could take a while....not to forget the sore arm and shoulder you could have if they are really rusted.
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