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Unread 12-07-2015, 04:53 PM   #1
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I am in the process of installing new springs and bushings on my Precedent. The bushings are not the same size as the original. I checked the packaging and it states they are for a precedent. I have included a photo with the bolt in the original and one with the bolt in the new one. Do you think this presents a problem?

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Unread 12-07-2015, 05:07 PM   #2
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That's gonna make some noise.....I'd up-size the bolts.
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Unread 12-07-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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Yea when I replaced mine it was like the original, snug! They sent you the wrong bushing, you have to use that bolt so they need to send you a replacement.
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Unread 12-07-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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The new bushing looks right, the old bolt does not look original. I would get some new bolts in the right size.
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Unread 12-07-2015, 08:10 PM   #5
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Are the bushings different top to bottom.?
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Unread 12-07-2015, 08:15 PM   #6
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That looks like the right size bolt but the bushing looks too big. My bolts look the same and the bushing's should be the same size both ends.
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Unread 12-07-2015, 08:26 PM   #7
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Bolts are the originals and look like the replacement bolts you find on most sites.

i can't get larger bolts unless I drill out the holes in the shackles and I would rather not do that.

I called the company and they stated those are the bushings they always send out with them. I emailed these pics to them and am waiting on a response.
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Unread 12-07-2015, 08:43 PM   #8
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DS cars had 3/8" bolts. Precedents had 8mm (5/16" equivalent). Period. I don't care what the company tells you. They're wrong. And just because they always send them out, doesn't make it correct. You've got DS bushings and you're trying to re-use your original Precedent bolts in them. They're gonna rattle. You'll either need to get the correct bushings or drill your holes out to 3/8" and go to the hardware store and get some bolts.
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Unread 12-07-2015, 08:56 PM   #9
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I think the easiest thing to do at this point is to order 4 bushing sleeves which are the correct size. The O.D. is the same on both the old and new bushing sleeve. The I.D. Is smaller on the old, as TahoeDawg pointed out.
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Unread 12-07-2015, 08:58 PM   #10
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Part 1012303, bushing, for 2003 DS. Just asking?
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