Anyone else use OEM bushings on OME shocks?

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  1. hobbes

    hobbes SILVER Star

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    sjcruiser mentioned in an earlier thread that he had favorable ride results by using OEM bushings on OME shocks since the rubber was softer. I'm putting a bunch of highway miles on the cruiser and have gotten a couple complaints with the current OME ride. Has anyone else tried this setup, and can you order the bushings alone if you already tossed the OEMs?

    https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=38771&highlight=shock+oem
     
  2. Kazmanff

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    You can order them individually, just give C-Dan a call, that's who I just ordered a set from, saved me about $10 a bushing.

    I threw my OEM bushings out :whoops: when I installed my OME bushings. Unfortunately, they didn't provide enough caster correction so I decided to order Slee's caster plates which require OEM bushings.
     
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    Q: Anyone else use OEM bushings on OME shocks?
    A: I do! I first learned of that trick from Mr. Slee back in y2002.
     
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    Me too, kinda. I have the Edlebrock ISA shocks and they are great but alittle short...about the same length as Bilsteins(extra info). Anyway they came with rubber bushings like the stock OEMs. However a shock on my rear began to leak and I sent both rears in for replacement (Lifetime unlike the 2 year OME). The new ones now come with poly bushings like OME and WOW I could tell a big difference. So I put the old rubber bushings I kept back on and I like it this way much better.
     
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