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- 4 - 2070 - Shackle Bushings
- 2 - Center Metal Sleeves
- 1 - 911108 Formula 5 Prelube
- 1 - Installation Instructions - #17040
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- Energy Suspension warrants its products against defects in workmanship and material for 24 months when used on passenger cars and light trucks. Products that have been abused, altered, or incorrectly installed are not covered. Energy Suspension will replace defective products or component parts, if inspection for factory personnel determines the part to be defective. Warranty replacement covers only the product. Labor claims, time loss, or freight charges will not be honored.
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Energy Suspension HyperFlex 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. Energy Suspension's Hyperflex 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 are not vulnerable to road grime. With Energy Suspension'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.
Be sure to use Formula 5
A leaf spring bushing rotates a lot against the metal shell, so make sure you grease it well with Energy Suspension's own Formula 5 Bushing Lubricant. Using plenty of grease is the best way to ensure a long lasting part without any squeaking. If you'd like some extra grease just in case, pick up an extra 3 pack or an 8 ounce tube.
Product Reviews for 4.2131 | Front Leaf Spring Shackle Bushing | Ford F250 4wd 80-98
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Energy Suspension 4.2131
starstarstarstarstar" Great product, fast shipping. "
Product is as advertised, perfect fit and fast shipping.verified_user Verified Buyer - don torres - . Energy Suspension 4.2131 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar_border" good "
The price is very good on a product that is difficult to find anywhere else. Ford doesn't even supply these bushings. My only issue is that the bolts would not fit through the inner metal sleeve. Luckily the old sleeves weren't very rusty and they fit the bushings, so a few minutes on a wire wheel and everything went back together smoothly.verified_user Verified Buyer - Kieron Ross - . Energy Suspension 4.2131 - 4 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" Fantastic. "
I'm no stranger to Energy Suspension poly bushings. I've used them on sports cars before. My front shackle to frame bushings were shot, so when I found these bushings for next to nothing I was ecstatic. I've also got the poly bushings in my front axle pivot (Dana 50) and the difference from the stock rubber is night and day. These bushings are half of the front shackle kit, so if you are replacing your front springs at the same time with something with new bushings (say, as part of a lift kit) then THIS is the part that you want to take care of the shackle to frame bushing at the same time.verified_user Verified Buyer - Martin Espinoza - . Energy Suspension 4.2131 - 5 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" great product "
Nice fit, easily installed, highly recommendverified_user Verified Buyer - Loren Simms - . Energy Suspension 4.2131 - 5 out of 5
question_answer Customer Questions and Answers
- Will part number 4.2131 fit my 1997 Ford F-350 4wd?
- Yes, part number 4.2131 will fit the 1997 Ford F-350 4wd.
- Will this 4.2131 fit my truck 1993 F-250XLT 4x4 5 speed 7.3L diesel?
- yes, it is part is fitted for your vehicle.