Question Replacing body mount bushings 

Old 06-24-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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It's time to move on to the next project on the never ending list of things to do to a CJ.
Looking for advice on body mounts bushings, best kind to go back with and best way to change them.

 

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Old 06-25-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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I just used the prothane kit ordered from Quadratech. Job took less than an hour. I used a 1/2 inch impact to remove all the old bolts, then used my floor jack and a piece of 4x4 to lift 1 side at a time. Don't tighten any bolts until you have all the bolts started all the way around the jeep. ( when picking up the body 1 side at a time the body tens to shift from side to side)

 

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Old 06-25-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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I know its personal preference on whether to go with rubber or poly, so tell me why you went with poly?

 

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Old 06-25-2014, 03:50 PM   #4
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rubber deteriorates (sp.) quickly when it is contacted by oil and grease. Being a cj it is going to leak.

 

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Old 06-25-2014, 04:00 PM   #5
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Have you had both? Can you tell a difference in the ride?

 

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Old 06-25-2014, 04:33 PM   #6
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No I have not had both. Just my experience with rubber in an industrial environment, Mobile hydraulic equipment that gets a leak will desroy a set of rubber tires in no time. If you touch it it feels to be a tar like substance that will get on everything.

 

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Old 06-25-2014, 04:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice

 

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Rubber was OEM.
I went with the poly 20+ yrs ago, and very happy.
When your done-Spray'em heavy with silicon spray.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:12 PM   #9
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Should I replace the nuts and bolts or just use the existing ones? Also do either of you know what to torque the bolts down to? I can't find anything in the fsm that tells me.

 

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Only if they look bad.
The nuts are captive.
Use copper anti-seize on the threads.
Start soak'n the nuts and bolt NOW--
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