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Axle pivot bushings

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:19 AM
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Axle pivot bushings

I have a 1991 F-150 2WD and I am trying to install polyurethane axle pivot bushings. I used a floor jack to raise the I beam into the bracket but can't get the holes to line up. Have tried with the radius arms attached and loose. The hole on one side of the bracket will line up and the bolt will go into the sleeve, but the other side of the bracket is off by 1/8 inch. The truck has a 3-4 inch lift. I have installed rubber bushings on a stock height truck with no problem. Are the bushings different on lift kits. I do not know the brand of the lift kit.
 
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:39 AM
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I believe you have to file down the sleeve to get them in. I used a porta power on mine and opened up between the ears.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Couldn't find a Porta Power to rent so I used a piece of allthread, two nuts and washers. My brackets have holes that are lower than the ones I used. I put the allthread throhgh the holes with two nuts and washers between the ears and spread them that way. Thanks for the idea.
 
 
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