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Old 10-25-2011, 11:27 PM   #197
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Looks like mine, except my links aren't adjustable. Thx for the pics.



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Old 11-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #198
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For those of you using the Helwig links on the front with z-bars on the upper mounting points. Were there any fitting problems using the links with the factory z-bars? Did the Helwigs fit without mods or did you have to be resourceful? Couldn't tell from looking at the pics.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:09 AM   #199
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For those of you using the Helwig links on the front with z-bars on the upper mounting points. Were there any fitting problems using the links with the factory z-bars? Did the Helwigs fit without mods or did you have to be resourceful? Couldn't tell from looking at the pics.
I just swapped them with the originals. I am thinking of using the bushings from the originals and replacing the bolts from Hellwig with the originals as the Hellwig bolts are slightly smaller. This it think will only be for my feelings as I doubt it will make any difference in the performance.
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Don't waste your time. Once the bolts are cranked down, the sleeves won't move. Besides that, you might damage the bushings when you remove/press them out.

I used some poly bushings left over from a shock install and had some sleeves in my sleeve coffee can that were a perfect fit for the stock bolts. I made new links with some chromoly I had been saving in the attic.



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I just swapped them with the originals. I am thinking of using the bushings from the originals and replacing the bolts from Hellwig with the originals as the Hellwig bolts are slightly smaller. This it think will only be for my feelings as I doubt it will make any difference in the performance.
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Don't waste your time. Once the bolts are cranked down, the sleeves won't move. Besides that, you might damage the bushings when you remove/press them out.

I used some poly bushings left over from a shock install and had some sleeves in my sleeve coffee can that were a perfect fit for the stock bolts. I made new links with some chromoly I had been saving in the attic.
Ok, made a mis-statement. I am thinking of changing out the sleeves, not the bushings so that the "stock" bolts will fit. Once again, Just for MY feelings, not the MH as the setup I have right now works great!
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Yeah, that would be easy if you have a press or a vise that will open wide enough.



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My new bolts were the wrong size for my application, so I changed the bushings from the originals to the new ones. A simple hammer and a socket of the correct size made it easy to knock them out of the original links and then a rap with the hammer and they were in the new links. Then I used the factory hardware to install the new links.
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The sleeve or the whole bushing and sleeve?



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The sleeve itself. However, the bushing in the new one wanted to come out as I tapped the old sleeve into it. I simply put it back in and everything works fine.
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My new bolts were the wrong size for my application, so I changed the bushings from the originals to the new ones. A simple hammer and a socket of the correct size made it easy to knock them out of the original links and then a rap with the hammer and they were in the new links. Then I used the factory hardware to install the new links.
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The sleeve itself. However, the bushing in the new one wanted to come out as I tapped the old sleeve into it. I simply put it back in and everything works fine.

At least I know it won't be that hard.
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I made new links with some chromoly I had been saving in the attic.
Now there is a man's man. Chromoly in the attic. I love it!
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It doesn't rust like it would if stored outside and there is plenty of unused space in the attic.



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It doesn't rust like it would if stored outside and there is plenty of unused space in the attic.
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