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What kits are you all using when replacing your body mounts on your 78/79? Are the polyurethane mounts considered better or worse than rubber? I'd think there would be a bit more noise and vibration transmitted to the cab with poly mounts.
 

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I got a set of Energy Suspension stuff, but this does not include the metal plates / sleeves needed.

on a facebook page I was told it is possible to use a 06-16 F250 kit, 2 top bushings missing in this kit, and frame holes have to be made bigger.

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2-78 bronco,s-I is a ranger xlt and one is a custom-It has original 4 speed and I put a 390 in it
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I,m gonna go with rubber. The polyurethan is solid and doesn,t have any give. Which they might last longer,but the ride would be real stiff. Jeff,s Bronco did have them.
 

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How hard of a job is it to replace body mounts? Does it make a big difference?


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1989 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer, 351\ 5.8L, C6 Auto, Original front and rear axle and gears
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I know it will help sure up the body of my truck but how are is the install?
 

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I install polyurethane body mounts 15+ years ago and happy with the results. As for replacement hardware, LMC sells a complete kit or the bit/pieces (Body Mounting). The issue I ran into when I replaced my mounts is that the upper and lower retainers are pressed together when the bolt is installed thus making it almost impossible to get them apart, mine were rusted together. I ended up removing what bolts I could after soaking them with panther pee for 3 days and then cutting out the bushings/retainers with a sawzall and replacing everything. I did find 4 body mount brackets that were completely rusted through were the body mounts sat. I removed the rivets holding the mount on, welding in new metal where it had rusted through and re-installed the mounts using Grade 8 bolts.
 

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What kits are you all using when replacing your body mounts on your 78/79? Are the polyurethane mounts considered better or worse than rubber? I'd think there would be a bit more noise and vibration transmitted to the cab with poly mounts.
A friend told me he used poly and wished alot he had gotten rubber. He said they ride rough and are noiser. I,m going with rubber. I like a ride that is not hard on my back.
 
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