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Old 01-08-2017, 08:37 PM   #1
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Help with leaf spring bushings.

The PO told me I had a Rubicon lift on my 91 YJ. My passenger side rear shackle looks like the leaf eye is riding on shackle bolt so I ordered a Rubicon greasable bushing set. I started the job only to find out the bushings are way too big. So apparently I don't have Rubicon springs. The eye on my springs is only 1" in diameter. They have 5 leaves and are 2-1/2" wide. I tried looking online for bushings but no dimensions are provided at the sites I shopped. Can anyone tell me if these are stock springs? At Oreily's they looked up 91 YJ, said they had them in stock, but they were too big too. I've got to get the rig back together in the next week because I have an 80 mile run coming up with my 4x4 group. Starting to panic!



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Old 01-08-2017, 08:57 PM   #2
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You'll have to find exactly what springs you have. No real other way around this. Look at RC, Skyjacker, etc. I have OME springs and the stock shackle bushings fit in the OME springs FYI.

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Are you absolutely certain the bushings you have are too big? Have you tried forcing them in the spring eye using dish soap?

If the dish soap won't work, perhaps you can take a bushing set from another shackle to the parts store to match it up.

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Old 01-09-2017, 10:15 PM   #4
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1" hole in the spring eye does sound awful small, I have never seen any springs on a YJ that small, you may have to get some poly bushings an have them turned down to size, just remember, they need to be just a little over size and a light press fit.
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Well I went to 4 West 4x4 store in Colton with the removed bushing and they had poly bushing with 1" OD and 1/2" bolt hole. I showed him the picture of the extra wide shAckle


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Oops hit send accidentally hit send. The store owner found a set of bushings with a fatter collar to help fill the space in the wide shackle. May still have shim with washers. The store owner said these springs were probably CJ springs. I'll see if these will work as soon as it stops raining. Thanks for the replies.


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