Thanks Guys! Hope this helps many people who want to lift their trucks with shackles.
If it is the inner sleeve then it is part of the bushing. If it is the outer shell of the frame hanger looking from inside/out then it is not good to bend that part. But I am sure once your busing is out you can unbend it and insert your new bushing; as long as you don't cut anything out on that outer sleeve. Also to clarify your other question yes there are 2 different types of bushing for the hanger and the leaf spring. They are different in diameter...that's why I ordered them off the internet from the sites posted.So let me ask this, I started to bend the metal piece on the inside on the frame mount, I think i screwed up. Does this piece come out too?
Okay got them out, ugh Would have been soooo much easier with the bed off.
I'd like add be sure to blow out the frame bushing brackets before you start.If it isn't already here.
If you do a lot of sand or mudding,it can pack up in there via the frame.
This thread was very helpful. Thanks!! :th_woot:
bushingimages by Arnoldo Salinas, on FlickrWell I took out the that metal sleeve on the frame mount, It was a birch, only due to the method i used to remove it. The new bushing appears to have this so my anxiety as calmed somewhat for now.
I have to measure the frame bushing to see if stanley spring has one that will mate up. Autozone has the one for the leaf spring in El Paso, about an hour or so drive. Time to get on the phones.
Do you know of a place that lists the dimensions for the bushings? I'm going to look, but if you know of a place, that would be handy. Thanks!
O yea, with mine being an 05, would it be a different bushing? because mine didn't have gap in the middle like yours that popped out, it was all one piece.
Sound like a great idea on shimming the gaps. Make sure to post up pics of your end results budI think with the gap on mine it was too great and would have stressed the shackle.
In my exp. I would think that excessive slop or play would be a weak link and cause stress where it shouldn't be. I shimmed up the pass side and it is solid as well as the drivers side although i used diff shims on the driver side. Pretty sure my leaf springs are hammered.
Wooow that is interesting; both of my leaf spring bushings were installed from outside to in. From factory I presumeYes that is correct. That's how the old one was installed.
Take a look at those bushings...they may be causing the excessive rear bed shake. I didn't notice a great difference after replacing mine but have read somewhere they do play a main factor in suspension ride.Whats the result of bad leaf spring bushings? My truck bed hops a lot up and down when i look in the side mirrors. I know a little is normal with a truck. I mean it moves like 1-3 inches. All box bolts are tight. I'm thinking maybe the bushings are bad? I keep forgetting to look at them at school when i got my truck on a lift. And the box hop causes it to feel like through the whole truck and there is no abnormal tire wear. Shocks are good. Any help will be helpful.