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I'm trying to put some 48" rears up front. What the hell do I use for a hanger bushing? Anyone have a part # for one that will fit??
 

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I used 86 rears and bought 86 bushings. If you don't use the inserts they are the right size. Hope that helps.
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The spring eye for the hanger, (with the pressed in bushing) is bigger than the shackle eye, so it won't take a regular bushing. I need an oversize bushing with a regular size hole.
 

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umm drill out the hanger for a bigger bolt???
 

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Originally posted by 85TrailToy:
<STRONG>The spring eye for the hanger, (with the pressed in bushing) is bigger than the shackle eye, so it won't take a regular bushing. I need an oversize bushing with a regular size hole.</STRONG>
Are you talking about the stock shackle hanger through the frame? why ar you not using the ones that came in there? you lost me man...
 

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Originally posted by DRM:
<STRONG>Are you talking about the stock shackle hanger through the frame? why ar you not using the ones that came in there? you lost me man...</STRONG>
I'm talking about the FRONT eye of the REAR spring. It has the pressed-in bushing with the steel sleeve in it. The pressed-in bushing is useless and has to come out. Problem is the eye is BIGGER than the REAR eye where the shackle goes so you can't use shackle bushings. Is this confuseing enough?? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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I used a pair of bushings from a set of Chevy lift springs I had laying around, perfect fit diameter wise, just had to trim the length and the ID fit the stock toy shackle (in your case hanger) bolt.
 

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Originally posted by gnob:
<STRONG>use a bushing out of your fronts</STRONG>
The front spring eye on toy rears (don't know what years but mine was) is larger than the eyes on toy fronts. Go to your local 4wd shop or Auto parts (sometimes) or look in a JC Whitney catalog.
 

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Originally posted by BrianR:
<STRONG>The front spring eye on toy rears (don't know what years but mine was) is larger than the eyes on toy fronts. Go to your local 4wd shop or Auto parts (sometimes) or look in a JC Whitney catalog.</STRONG>
I ended up with some Heep bushings, $45 worth. Not a perfect fit but close enough I hope. At least the springs are in now.
 

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85Trailtoy you could of gotten new bushings from energy susp. for about $25-$30. Thats what I got my complete rear bushing kit for. It had every bushing for the rear springs and shackles. I got the stuff from the local 4x4 shop.
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I wouldn't have a problem with a "loose fit" bushing in the rear springs, but I'd definately use a snug, properly fit bushing in the front springs. That's the majority of your control.
 
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