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- 1 of Super Grease - 19-1750-001
- 2 of Metal Sleeves - 60720 (5/8 X .058 X 2.560 inches)
- 8 of Rear Leaf Spring Bushings - 61107
- 4 of Rear Leaf Spring Bushings - 61112
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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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Rear Leaf Spring Bushings - Chevrolet Bel Air - 71023
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 is 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 Rear Leaf Spring Bushings - Chevrolet Bel Air - 71023
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starstarstarstarstar" good "
seems to be a good product haven't finished the car yet.verified_user Verified Buyer - mark wilson - . Prothane 71023 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Very good product "
Easy to understand instructions and nice product.verified_user Verified Buyer - Roy Knight - . Prothane 71023 - 5 out of 5
Great kit bushings fit nice, I would use these again.verified_user Verified Buyer - Carroll Asbell - . Prothane 71023 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" very happy "
Thanks for the email. I put these in this afternoon and everything went in spot on. The only problems I encountered was the fuel neck on the tank had to be loosened to remove the shackle for complete cleaning but that's not your problem. Over all, I am very happy with the product and instructions supplied. Thank you David Ely Perth Western Australiaverified_user Verified Buyer - David Ely - . Prothane 71023 - 5 out of 5