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26 Jul 2018 05:41 #1 by Holmz
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Starting at the front...

Do all the XT, LT and NT models have the same mounting ear at the front?
And then the front spring's rear mount...
The top of the shackle is through a hole in the chassis.
Are they all that way?
And what is inside that chassis hole?

If they're not all through the chassis, then are the shackles different lengths?
Or do they all then have a different ride height?

I have similar questions on the rear leaf's mounts, but my focus is on the front at the moment.

I did notice that the driver's side bump stop mount has a bit of a bend to it compared to the passenger's side... so that bump stop seems to have been exercised more.

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27 Jul 2018 05:04 #2 by Frank
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XT front spring mounts are different to LT, I have no idea about NT.
LT front spring front mount has a shorter ear than XT, ie. front of spring is closer to chassis.
LT front spring rear mount is under the chassis, not through it like XT
All this in effect rotates the front diff so that the spring wedges used in the XT are not used on the LT
this also means that the front spring clamp of the LT is different to the XT

inside the chassis hole is an 'orkot' bushing

Frank & Christine Thomas

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27 Jul 2018 13:18 #3 by Holmz
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Frank wrote: XT front spring mounts are different to LT, I have no idea about NT.
LT front spring front mount has a shorter ear than XT, ie. front of spring is closer to chassis.
LT front spring rear mount is under the chassis, not through it like XT
All this in effect rotates the front diff so that the spring wedges used in the XT are not used on the LT
this also means that the front spring clamp of the LT is different to the XT

inside the chassis hole is an 'orkot' bushing


Thanks Frank.

Is the chassis captivated bushing for the upper shackle a proper Orkot by Trelleborg like the sintered Kevlar, plastic and molybdenum- like they use on ship rudders?
Or
The metal bearing that looks like a goofball with dimples inside.. which seems to be called an Orkot, but does not seem to be searchable in any way to find sizes...?

I am not sure what the chassis hole diameter is, that is the OD of the "Orkot".

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27 Jul 2018 13:35 #4 by Frank
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Holmz wrote: Or
The metal bearing that looks like a goofball with dimples inside.. which seems to be called an Orkot, but does not seem to be searchable in any way to find sizes...?

^ yes,

Holmz wrote: I am not sure what the chassis hole diameter is, that is the OD of the "Orkot".

Will have to see if I have any of the old ones I pulled out lying around, from memory they were the same diameter as the bushes in the spring eyes, perhaps someone else can comment on this?

Frank & Christine Thomas
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27 Jul 2018 16:10 #5 by dandjcr
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I found the Orkot bushes Very difficult to remove. Ice, heat, all no good. Eventually a socket, strong bar and a sledge hammer did the trick.

Probabaly a reciprocating saw would have helped.

David (still in hospital)

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27 Jul 2018 20:50 #6 by Holmz
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dandjcr wrote: ...

David (still in hospital)


If you have the same aliment as my workmate, then you got not too bad of a situation.
High %'age end up with a happy face.

Anyhow... missing your sage advice.

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