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Barmanvarn 07-03-2013 11:31 AM

Opinion on poly door hinge bushings?
 
Jeep Wrangler JK ('07&Newer) 2-Door Hinge Bushing with Installation Tool Set - Black

I sent a PM to Magnitude a few days ago, but they only seem to show up here once a week, and then only to post a new thread to this product.

So, their response time sucks but if the product is good, I'm still willing to purchase it. Anyone have a review on this or a similar product?

thanks

HOOCBB 07-03-2013 05:26 PM

Wondering the same thing. My bushings are long gone.

Barmanvarn 07-08-2013 07:20 PM

Just an update, that I did finally hear from Magnitude. They offered me a $5 discount as a WF member. I appreciated them doing that so wanted to let everyone know. I'll post a review once they arrive.

lolpetewtf 07-08-2013 07:29 PM

http://blackmagicbrakes.com/Jeep_Co-Op.php

Only $30 here.

Barmanvarn 07-08-2013 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lolpetewtf (Post 3939660)

Well, where we you a week ago when I asked for opinions? LOL

Oh well

jmb6420 07-08-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barmanvarn (Post 3939694)
Well, where we you a week ago when I asked for opinions? LOL

Oh well

Just look at it this way... you also got the installation tool!

For the bushing only, your site was $40.00

http://www.magnitude-engineering.com...&product_id=54

kjeeper10 07-08-2013 07:56 PM

Hmm, I need a set of those :thumb:

Barmanvarn 07-08-2013 07:58 PM

My factory bushing are fine right now but figured id be proactive.

foxsat71 07-08-2013 08:37 PM

My upper ones are shot. I'm sure my nephew standing on my tube doors while latched didn't help. I'm gonna buy a set. Not sure which company to go with. Is the tool really necessary? Kinda like a melon scooper; wouldn't a regular spoon do the trick.

Barmanvarn 07-08-2013 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxsat71 (Post 3939934)
My upper ones are shot. I'm sure my nephew standing on my tube doors while latched didn't help. I'm gonna buy a set. Not sure which company to go with. Is the tool really necessary? Kinda like a melon scooper; wouldn't a regular spoon do the trick.

I'm a tool horder so I just had to buy it. LOL

foxsat71 07-08-2013 11:40 PM

Plz post your thoughts about the install: easier with tool, ease of install, etc. thanks

Barmanvarn 07-09-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxsat71 (Post 3940803)
Plz post your thoughts about the install: easier with tool, ease of install, etc. thanks

Will certainly do that Fox. :thumb:

foxsat71 07-09-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn (Post 3941829)

Will certainly do that Fox. :thumb:

I just ordered a set of the door bushings from the other website. I'll post my opinion as well.

Barmanvarn 07-09-2013 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxsat71 (Post 3942062)

I just ordered a set of the door bushings from the other website. I'll post my opinion as well.

Sounds good. Will be good to have reviews on multiple makes. Will help others on the forum.

Barmanvarn 07-12-2013 12:04 AM

Bushings arrived today. Took all of 3 minutes to install them.

Factory bushing were quite bad looking.

New bushings seem sturdy but won't know how they do until after some use.

lolpetewtf 07-12-2013 12:15 AM

...so did that tool come in handy?

Barmanvarn 07-12-2013 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lolpetewtf (Post 3953099)
...so did that tool come in handy?

Very handy. Meant to mention it.

Not gonna say its a must but it did make it easy to remove the factory bushings.

Didn't need it to put the new ones in as they just slid in.

If you use the tool I recommend spraying it with some wd40 when removing the factory bushings.

foxsat71 07-12-2013 03:16 AM

Thanks for the heads up; good to know info.

Lusus_Naturae 07-12-2013 03:24 PM

Both products are Delrin - which has a good rep for strength and durability. I have seen Delrin rods twisted into hoops and then released and they go right back to the original shape. Very good product to use for something like this which is also why it's a bit more expensive than a plain plastic.

foxsat71 07-18-2013 02:13 AM

Got my door bushings from Black Magic Brakes a few days ago. Just need to install them.

david.w.johnson 07-18-2013 02:45 AM

I didn't even realize the doors used bushings. I never noticed them on my YJ or TJ. Took the doors off the JK to paint the hinges. One of the doors was always stiff. I cleaned out the hinge and there was some plastic in there. I figured it was a bushing at one time. I don't plan to replace them. The door works much better since I scraped the old one out. I'm pretty sure a little grease will do fine.


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