RE Leaf pack Bushings Gone to crap!

boostamante

New member
So I bought some 5.5" HD leaf packs about 1 year ago and the busnings up front slide around and the rears are completely shot.

Anyone else have this problem? I mostly drive my XJ to and from the trail and it see's very little street use outside of that as it's not my DD. Wondering if RE will send replacements ( ::crossing fingers :: ) in for them being on my rig for such a short time.
 

1990JEEPXJ

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
Their bushings are complete poop. There are other companies that make bushings that will fit the RE packs.
 

MJ3000

New member
The rear bushings on my 3.5 RE leaf springs were shot in about the same amount of time. I was too lazy to fix it for about another year after I discovered the problem. RE still sent me new ones instantly once I emailed them; two years after I bought them. Didn't even need to send pictures or anything...so I assume they will do the same for you. :thumbup:
 

rockclimber

Associate
NAXJA Member
I got my bushings from national spring in el cajon CA. http://www.nationalsprings.com/

the ones he got me are not exactly the same, I had to use a large washer to space the front spring hangar. but because RE uses a special size bushing, he got me ones that would fit in the springs.
 

garr

New member
RE bushings suck, Here is where I got my replacements, 25K miles (So Far) with no issues.
Here is what I paid last year @ Stengal bros. Less than $30 total for all 4 bushings.

RB-71 RB-71
$6.59 x 2


$13.18


RB-121 RB-121
$8.27 x 2

$16.54
 

ktm racer 419

New member
bushings in both pairs of my re packs have been fine, the problem is my leaf spring eyes must have stretched out a bit allowing the spring to slide around on the sleeved bushing.
 

souske

New member
Chapter BOD
Have any of you guys contacted your vendor or RE?
Their replacement bushings are crap. Remember?

Edit: New vs. Old RE bushings. take a look at the internal/external sleeve thicknesses. Also the inner sleeve is rolled flat stock, rather than tube
 
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rockclimber

Associate
NAXJA Member
Have any of you guys contacted your vendor or RE?
yes. they wouldn't warranty them. I even had a vendor call them and tell them that they should not have torn like they did and that they should be warrantied.

they wanted 70$ for a set. overpriced as shit.

I got my replacements for about 25$.
 

Bjorn86

New member
RE bushings suck, Here is where I got my replacements, 25K miles (So Far) with no issues.
Here is what I paid last year @ Stengal bros. Less than $30 total for all 4 bushings.

RB-71 RB-71
$6.59 x 2


$13.18


RB-121 RB-121
$8.27 x 2

$16.54
I think I'm gonna go with these for the time being, until I can get a quality set of springs and scrap these RE springs.
 

Serious Offroad

New member
For What?
This has been an issue with RE leaf packs for a couple of years now & has been well documented on this site & others.
Just search for RE Leaf Bushings & you will understand.
I do understand.

My point is that if you don't contact your vendor or the manufacturer nothing will change. Yes you can make difference if you speak up.

I'll do my bit and point a few folks toward this thread, but a civil phonecall or email from end-users will go a long way as well.

My $.02
 

MJ3000

New member
For what it's worth here; my replacement bushings I received in October have seen a few months of almost daily use, and still look new. They seemed to be a quality bushing for what I can remember when examining them...
 

boostamante

New member
I do understand.

My point is that if you don't contact your vendor or the manufacturer nothing will change. Yes you can make difference if you speak up.

I'll do my bit and point a few folks toward this thread, but a civil phonecall or email from end-users will go a long way as well.

My $.02
I'll have to do this soon. But i dont want my rig down just to prove a point.. grrr...
 

boostamante

New member
yes. they wouldn't warranty them. I even had a vendor call them and tell them that they should not have torn like they did and that they should be warrantied.

they wanted 70$ for a set. overpriced as shit.

I got my replacements for about 25$.
Where'd you get yours again?
 
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