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- 2 of Super Grease - 19-1750-001
- 6 of Metal Sleeve - 60536 (3/4 X .083 X 3.000 inches)
- 8 of Rear Spring Bushings - 60310
- 2 of Rear Frame Shackle Bushings - 61058
- 2 of Thrust Washers - 61059
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- Lifetime Warranty. Prothane guarantees all Prothane Suspension Parts to be free of defects in materials and workmanship (not due to abuse, neglect or misapplication) for the total time the vehicle remains with the original purchaser of the product(s). Should the products fail to meet these conditions, Prothane will replace the product, free of charge. This excludes any and all related labor charges. The product must be shipped to Prothane (postage prepaid) along with a copy of the original receipt."
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71016 | Rear Leaf Spring Bushings | GMC Jimmy 1983-2004
Prothane Leaf Spring and Shackle Bushings
Vehicles with a leaf spring and shackle set up lean heavily on the springs to take the shock out of a bump. Not only does a leaf spring reduce the force of a bump that you feel, but it also evenly distributes the load across the chassis instead of the whole load pressing down on one point. Your ability to get to point A to point B without scraping the pavement is heavily dependent on the leaf spring and shackle bushings which mount the spring to the frame.
Prothane's polyurethane is a stronger material for the mounting points of a leaf spring and shackle. Polyurethane leaf spring bushings are able to handle the stress from the suspension and are not vulnerable to road grime. With Prothane's polyurethane, you can protect your vehicle's ability to carry a load, and your bumpy free ride, for years to come.
Replacing the Faulty Rubber
O.E. leaf spring and shackles utilize a soft rubber bushing to mount the spring to the frame. The rubber is great for reducing the noise and vibrations from being transferred into the cab. Unfortunately, rubber bushings have a short lifespan. Once the rubber fails, due to wear and tear or road grime, a leaf spring's effectiveness is severely reduced. Meaning you will experience a very bumpy ride, the vehicle's ability to carry a load or tow is hindered greatly and you'll experience a loss of control.
Use Prothane's Super Grease
Leaf spring and shackle bushings handle a lot of stress from the vehicle load, so be sure to use the supplied Prothane's Super Grease to lubricate the bushings during installation. Its super important that you lubricate each bushing well to prevent any squeaking. If you'd like some extra grease just in case, pick up an extra 3 pack.
Product Reviews for 71016 | Rear Leaf Spring Bushings | GMC Jimmy 1983-2004
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starstarstarstarstar" Review 1 Year Later "
The units are working fine. It took a little shaving one end to get them started with the press, so they are extra tight.verified_user Verified Buyer - Paul Schneider - . Prothane 71016 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" they fit "
The rear spring bushings fit perfectly. I haven't got to the front yet but I'm sure they will be fine.verified_user Verified Buyer - rodney fisher - . Prothane 71016 - 5 out of 5
question_answer Customer Questions and Answers
- Can you buy pieces individually from this kit 71016?
- Unfortunately, Prothane does not sell individual pieces from their kits. you will have to purchase the complete kit to get the parts you need and just have extra. I do apologize for this inconvenience.
- Can you sell just the rear lower leaf spring bushings, not the shackle bushings out of kit 71016?
- No, we are not able to sell just part of kit 71016.