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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

what is causing these things bushing to fail? poor design? hard acceleration? towing? stop/go driving?
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

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what is causing these things bushing to fail? poor design? hard acceleration? towing? stop/go driving?
I believe its poor design.



Here is a good picture I found of the bushing thats on the front bracket.

My theory is the bushings arent completely solid because of that the increased flexing caused over time causes them to crack. So a solution that has worked for people is fill in the gaps with window weld or epoxy to help beef them up a bit.
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

Just wrapped this job up yesterday. Here's some pics of the bushing filled and the old bushing. Worked great, no vibes or anything. Thank God for air tools. Air chisel especially. Don't laugh, I couldn't find my duct tape and had to use the gf's sweet zebra duct tape, Haha!



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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

Looks good. It should do the job...hopefully I really need to fill the 2 press in bushings. The one on the bracket has held up really well its been about 2 months.

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Looks good. It should do the job...hopefully I really need to fill the 2 press in bushings. The one on the bracket has held up really well its been about 2 months.

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Thank you! The poly is great, firmed it up but still allows for flex.
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

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Just wrapped this job up yesterday. Here's some pics of the bushing filled and the old bushing. Worked great, no vibes or anything. Thank God for air tools. Air chisel especially. Don't laugh, I couldn't find my duct tape and had to use the gf's sweet zebra duct tape, Haha!
so, just so I'm clear on what you did...you air chiselled out the old bushing and then you filled a new bushing with 3m window weld and pressed the new bushing in once it dried?
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so, just so I'm clear on what you did...you air chiselled out the old bushing and then you filled a new bushing with 3m window weld and pressed the new bushing in once it dried?
That is correct.
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

so I wonder if my bushings are in good shape, should I just inject some 3m window weld to reinforce?
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

Suppose you could. Your jeep will have to be down for a day to let it cure. Also it'll be a bear to get to.
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

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Suppose you could. Your jeep will have to be down for a day to let it cure. Also it'll be a bear to get to.
ok thanks, I was just wondering about preventitive maintenance. guess i will leave it until they fail.
perhaps the aftermarket would release a polyurethane bushing.
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

I have an SRT8 (08') and was told by the dealer that my front one (14 in the picture above) was ripped. I got up under there and checked it out, it's half torn on each side. I'm thinking I can probably inject some black window goop in there to fix it. Funny thing is, I have a chrystler extended service contract, and this isn't covered. There should be a TSB out for it or something.
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Re: 3M window weld for diff bushings?

VW used a similar design on their control arms for Golfs/Jettas. Mine lasted 160K Miles of driving like a jackass.

I always thought of injecting the gaps with a urethane or such, but new control arms cost me $29.
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