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Old 04-28-2011, 07:53 PM
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setting the bushings isnt that bad, i think the pattern is on slee's sight. if you can get the ones that are already set (or just one) then put it underneath, run a bolt through the bushing into the next when you go to press it in and that way the one will line up the new one.

the springs are super quick to do with a cherry picker. about twenty minutes. per axle. unbolt the sway bars and bottom of the shocks, put sway bar on bumper and lift the body. you can scoop old springs out and new ones in. i'll be busy doing a security install saturday, but your welcome to use my driveway.

the arms can be more tricky, depends on the bolts. i'll be doing mine next weekend and i'll have to cut one bolt out.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:22 AM
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Also definitely a two man job with some lube recommended.

Lmk if you need help in the c/s area.
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Two man job and some lube.....er....I think I'll sit that one out.

The lift is fixing the bottoming out problem. The CC bushings are just part of that install....nothing to do with bottoming out at all.

And I wish I was going to CM, but that just won't be happening. Not only do I have a major push with work next week, but with two brand new kids in the house, the wife is not up for the travel or me leaving her alone. Next year I guess.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:29 AM
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:42 PM
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Ya...we're foster parents. Last week, we got a call for an emergency placement. So, in 2 hours time, we went from no kids to having a 4yr old and a 10mo old. Nutty.
That's why all my time for this stuff went out the window. We still have to settle into routines and right now both kids demand full attention at all times. At some point, the 4yr old will be a little better at self entertaining and I'll be able to get more time to mow the lawn, etc.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:17 PM
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Default caster bushings.

Bob in Denver and I did his with the template, an old bearing from my MR-2, and a 10 ton press. Sure, we spent some time staring at the alignment before we pressed in the bushings, and we were VERY careful to get them pressed in right where we wanted them, but everything bolted up just perfect on the first try. We also removed the swaybar, breather, brake line bracket and slipped the taller (heavy) springs under his FZJ80 with no issues at all. Zero re-work.

I bet I could find that lipped bearing we used to press in the bushings without damaging anything if you need it, but you might have to drive out to Aurora to pick it up.

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wow Congrats Mary and Barry.
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Oh sweet...a month has passed on this already. Geez... Maybe I can get it swapped in this weekend some time.
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Got the springs and shocks on over the weekend. Truck is now ALL over the road... Got to get those bushing fixed! Dan, can you bring the spare arms to the meeting tonight?
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