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Old 05-26-2014, 06:08 PM
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Default Switch ES Polyurethane to OME bushings

Hi All,

I recently replaced the spring bushings on my 60 when I built my lift. I started out with some fairly classy high dollar poly bushings that lasted about 2 years.

They fit pretty tight when I originally installed them, and at first they worked well. I kept them lubed up good (greaseable shackle bolts), but they were always incredibly noisy and didn't seem to last long.

This weekend I replaced them all with OME bushings, and the ride is much much more plush and my bushings haven't popped once. Not to mention the install was much less troublesome.

anywho..... just wanted to see if anyone else has had issue with Energy Suspension Polyurethane bushings, or am I just being weird.

Jackson - KD0VZS - jackson@jp4wd.com

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1994 fzj80 - nearly 500,000 miles young - thrasher rig
84 FJ60 low gears, locked, fun, rebuilt-2FE - gone
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:36 PM
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My prothane bushings were not very good. I replaced my OME bushings with them since they came with my new springs and they all have deteriorated and broken over the last two years...

I just got a set of OME bushing I am excited to install....
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