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Old 03-11-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Door Hinge Bushings

Just ordered a set of these for my 2 door.

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My stock bushings are trashed. I'll let you know how they are when I get them installed.

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Old 03-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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I looked at the Magnitude's but I figured I would give the cheaper option a shot first. I like to save money where I can.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #4
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Any update on these? I've got one door that's become stiff to close and wondered if this was the fix for that issue.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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any update on these? I've got one door that's become stiff to close and wondered if this was the fix for that issue.

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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Yes, need a update. The top drivers hinge bushing is shot already. I blame tightening my Harley mirror when doorless too tight.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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Been doorless for a few days and got reminded of this thread so I went out and checked my bushings. Yea the tops of 2 of them are literally peeling off. Ordered a 2dr set of the Jeep Co-op posted by the OP. I'll be back to update once they arrive.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #8
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I put some white lithium grease in the door hinges. It mad a huge difference in removing the doors. I didn't have too much of an issue with open/closing them, but I'm sure it would help with that. It's actually recommended to use white lithium grease on the scheduled maintenance in the user manual.

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Yes, need a update. The top drivers hinge bushing is shot already. I blame tightening my Harley mirror when doorless too tight.
I tore most of the tops off mine too. I now realize my mirrors don't need the death grip applied to stay put.
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I put some white lithium grease in the door hinges. It mad a huge difference in removing the doors. I didn't have too much of an issue with open/closing them, but I'm sure it would help with that. It's actually recommended to use white lithium grease on the scheduled maintenance in the user manual.
This. Lithium grease is magic.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:32 AM   #10
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I will be putting some of that on next time I take em off. Been lucky, after every winter they still pop off without much resistance.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #11
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These things came in a while ago but finally got the doors off again, been raining non stop for like a week, and popped em in. Holy crap getting the old ones out was a chore. The top 2 popped out super quick but the bottom two got mangled in the process. New ones just push in. I'm a little worried about how much thicker the lip is if it'll effect the door alignment at all. But that's something I'll find out when the doors go back on.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:52 PM   #12
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OK had them in almost two weeks now doors on and off and they work flawlessly. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to replace their bushings.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #13
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Sorry for the long delay in updating. These bushings are great. I've had my does of several times and they slide in and out with ease. I haven't even greased mine yet but there's still no issues. I'm completely satisfied with these bushings.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:58 AM   #14
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Silly question: Is it hard to push the old bushings out? What tool did you use?
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #15
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Silly question: Is it hard to push the old bushings out? What tool did you use?
It was a little difficult. I used a screwdriver to bend the top of the bushings and then I used needle nose pliers to pull them out. It only took 15-20 minutes to change them. I did use a hammer to lightly tap the new ones in place.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:55 PM   #16
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I actually got mine out from the bottom. Used a flat head and a hammer and tapped them out. I did have to gently use a rubber mallet putting 2 of the new ones in. Even with the jeep being 2 years old the bottom factory bushings were rusting pretty bad which was rubbing off on the hinge pins.
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Just placed my order. Almost can’t open one rear door. Should be fun getting that door and bushing off ;-)
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Just be careful if you have to persuade the stock bushing to come out. Don't want to damage the paint on the bottom of the hinge.
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Just be careful if you have to persuade the stock bushing to come out. Don't want to damage the paint on the bottom of the hinge.
I'll likely use a wooden dowel from beneath if needed, but thanks for the heads-up.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:01 PM   #20
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Installed over the weekend. Driver's rear door required lots of persuasion using a block of wood and a bottle jack, but it finally released. It looked like the pins had corroded, thus making them bigger in the hinge sleeve.

Trying to test-fit the new bushings on that door proved problematic, so I sanded the pins to remove the corrosion. I did get them closer to spec, but I was running out of my Sunday so once I was able to pull them on and off, I needed to move on...even though they weren't as smooth as the other doors.

Both front doors were smooth and easy, but both rear doors required more effort to remove and install. Not sure why that would be. I did apply some white lithium grease to all the pins prior to reinstalling in hopes to keep the doors working smoothly and facilitating future removal.

Even after installing the new bushings with grease, that driver's rear door is still stiffer than the others. I hope to get at least another four years before it becomes too stiff to operate freely, then I'll likely replace all the hinges with something that doesn't corrode.

Figured since I had the doors off, I might as well go for a ride.



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Old 09-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #21
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A 9MM 1/4 drive socket seems to fit in there perfectly to push the bushing out from the bottom.

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