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External Spare Tire Bushing/Sleeve Replacement

Hi all,
The bushing on my external spare tire rack is completely missing, so it rattles pretty well over any and every bump.

So, I'm trying to source a new one.

This is Broncograveyard's pic:



I'm finding a couple different options and not sure which I should go with:
Are there that many differences between the 78 - 86 spare carrier and the 87 - 96? At least, enough to make a difference in the bushing?

These look identical. I'm wondering if the second one is mislabeled

Bronco Graveyard Tire Rack Striker Sleeve Bushing

Energy Suspension Spare Tire Sleeve Energy Suspension Spare Tire Sleeve

Because this one looks like the one for the 87 - 96 (in pictures I'm finding it looks shorter and stubbier)

Energy Suspension Spare Tire Sleeve Energy Suspension Spare Tire Sleeve

Or is there a better source for them?

Also, anyone know why these don't come pre-cut? How does one get them on the spare tire rack?
 
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D8TZ-1A477-A .. Spare Wheel Carrier Arm Sleeve / Obsolete

1978/79 Bronco.

E8TZ-1A477-A .. Spare Wheel Carrier Arm Sleeve / Obsolete

1980/91 Bronco.
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1978/79: Upper (lower) pic // 1988/89: Lower (upper) pic // Sleeve not shown in 1980/87 pic.



 
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Thanks NumberDummy,
Much appreciated.

The E8TZ is pulling up on several sites (usually listings for a 92+ Bronco, so I think that might be the shorter fatter sleeve for the later years).
The D8TZ is coming up empty.

I think I might just try the $5 from Amazon from Energy Suspension. If it's the wrong one, it's only $5.
I found the same listing on O'Reilly, and they said it was for an 80 - 86, so I'm thinking the Amazon title is just incorrect.

Energy Suspension 4.9107G
 
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D8TZ-1A477-A .. Spare Wheel Carrier Arm Sleeve / Obsolete ~ 4 available NOS

1978/79 Bronco.
MANDERBACH FORD in Temple PA has 1 = 610-929-3683.

MCDONALD OBSOLETE PARTS in Rockport IN has 1 = 812-359-4965.

NOS PARTS LTD in Waxahachie TX has 2 = 972-937-2201.
 
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Thank you again.
 
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So, I ordered the one from Amazon (apparently the last one since it says it's no longer available). But, it was $5 w/free shipping on Prime. Great deal. I figured if it didn't fit, it was only $5.
It fit perfectly.

It doesn't come pre-cut, so I had to cut it myself, but it's soft rubber and just a pair of kitchen shears made the job a cinch.

For the 78 - 86 spare tire rack, its part number is Energy Suspension 4.9107G

It was slightly loose, so I used some black RTV silicone to hold it in place.









 
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AB, I am curious after your build did you ever dyno the new motor , I got busy and lost track , Hope its all you wanted TR
 
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I haven't... yet. I had plans to, and then the Bronco got totaled. So, it's in the garage right now. Once I get it swapped into this new Bronco, it'll be one of the first things on my list. It drives great, so I'm really curious what it's putting out.
 
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