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Chassis tech leaf spring bushings?

Just wondering what bushings come with ct leaf springs? I bought some used ones and they came with all 2 piece push in like the rear stock ones! And there is no metal sleeves I understand I don't need them for the rear.. I just don't see how these will work for the front bushing. There is slop between the bolt and the bushing " no metal sleeves" plus the stock front ones are pressed in in the stock Leafs! Please help trying to figure out this!

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Re: Chassis tech leaf spring bushings?

Bump!

Common people who have chassis tech leafs step up! What kind of bushings came in the front of the spring 2 pice with sleeve or 1 piece pushed in?

Help me please
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Re: Chassis tech leaf spring bushings?

You need to buy 2 new metal sleeves that fit the 2 piece leaf bushings correctly. And you will probably have to shorten the length of the new sleeves a bit to fit between the leaf hanger on the frame. Your stock bolts (14mm) will fit through the new metal sleeves with some play, so I recommend getting 2 new Standard bolts from the bolt store that fit the sleeves with less play than the stock ones. They'll need to be 5/8" x 4" to fit the diameter of the sleeve and the width of the frame correctly. You'll need to open up the holes to 5/8" on the frame.

I've done a couple CT leaf installs and had to open the holes on the leaf hangers up to accept the new larger diameter bolts. When I returned the truck to stock (put stock leafs back on) I had to weld washers to the leaf hangers to accept the smaller stock bolts.

Pic below shows a set of CT leafs (bottom) and they do have a pressed in front bushing and sleeve. These went on a 96. Someone may have swapped your bushings or they may have even come that way. I think Ct leafs up to 97 had pressed in bushings while 98 & newer had 2 piece like you have. You're missing the sleeves.
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Re: Chassis tech leaf spring bushings?

Makes total sence Brian. I couldn't find sleeves that would work with out drilling the holes and getting different bolts. But I found a set of press in bushings and had them pressed in. Took 5 tons of pressure. I was not sure if they would go in but they did. I deffinitly feel this is a better way to go over the two piece more solid.

Thanks for responding though. I'm almost ready for my notch though hopefully ordering it this month=)
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Re: Chassis tech leaf spring bushings?

Oh nice. Where did you get the new bushings from?


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Re: Chassis tech leaf spring bushings?

From a guy in Portland. He makes custom leaf springs. Just gave him the number on top of the stock leafs and he had them. 20 bucks a piece though. I will look for his number and get a part number.
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