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Cstew 03-11-2013 06:39 PM

Door Hinge Bushings
 
Just ordered a set of these for my 2 door.

Jeep Co-Op

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

SilverSport 03-11-2013 08:37 PM

Nice! I am leaning towards these: Jeep Wrangler JK ('07&Newer) 4-Door Hinge Bushing with Installation Tool Set - Black

Cstew 03-11-2013 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSport (Post 3490759)

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. :dance:

mgola27 06-04-2013 09:45 AM

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.

Thanks.

MotorCityJK 06-04-2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by mgola27 (Post 3824095)
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.

Thanks.

x2

BigManAndy 06-04-2013 04:36 PM

Yes, need a update. The top drivers hinge bushing is shot already. I blame tightening my Harley mirror when doorless too tight.

BigManAndy 06-21-2013 12:11 PM

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.

Rooster76 06-21-2013 02:43 PM

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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Originally Posted by BigManAndy (Post 3825400)
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.

joeuncool 06-21-2013 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Rooster76 (Post 3886124)
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.

BigManAndy 06-22-2013 12:32 AM

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.

BigManAndy 07-11-2013 06:56 PM

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.

BigManAndy 07-22-2013 07:52 PM

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.

Cstew 08-15-2013 07:35 AM

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.

aypanthony 08-15-2013 07:58 AM

Silly question: Is it hard to push the old bushings out? What tool did you use?

Cstew 08-15-2013 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by aypanthony (Post 4080868)
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.

BigManAndy 08-15-2013 12:55 PM

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.

mgola27 09-14-2013 09:00 AM

Just placed my order. Almost can’t open one rear door. Should be fun getting that door and bushing off ;-)

BigManAndy 09-14-2013 01:35 PM

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.

mgola27 09-14-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by BigManAndy (Post 4569241)
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.

mgola27 09-23-2013 02:01 PM

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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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Bertman 09-23-2013 02:20 PM

A 9MM 1/4 drive socket seems to fit in there perfectly to push the bushing out from the bottom.


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