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Old 11-17-2018, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

i'm looking for a suspension piece for my 345, i have no idea of how you can call that piece and that the major problem, it's on the rear axle, between the airbags, i've put a picture, will be easer to understand about what i'm talking about.

I would like to change it, thanks to everyone
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:49 AM   #2
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Hi everyone

i'm looking for a suspension piece for my 345, i have no idea of how you can call that piece and that the major problem, it's on the rear axle, between the airbags, i've put a picture, will be easer to understand about what i'm talking about.

I would like to change it, thanks to everyone
If you're talking about the dogbone, which is the diagonal piece that attaches the lower track to the upper track, allowing it to travel up and down, but not side to side.
There are rubber bushings that can be replaced to restore the rigidity of the dogbone, you don't replace the dogbone itself.
American Carrier Equipment has the dogbone rebuild kit.

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Old 12-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #4
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I called American carrier equip. Today. I ordered the bushings for the dog one. 65.00 dollars. It seems that Phil is the man to talk to. No one else there seemed to know what I was talking about. There are 4 bushings, two per side. DJ
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:59 PM   #5
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Dog bone bushings

hey,
American carrier systems
559-441-1460
Quantity. 4. PN 7572.102. Transverse rod bushing
14.16 each
They appear to be polyurethane, and the washer, is part of the bushing.
Definitely better than the original equipment.
My bushings are fine, but 35 years old. I replaced everything else that's rubber underneath this thing, might as well do these as well.
They didn't send any lube with these bushings. I know there is a special grease for polyurethane. Any speed shop should have it. It's more of an anti squeak agent than a lube. Buy it does help the bushings lifespan. Hope this helps. DJ
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