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Derlin door hinge bushings

Mike the Silver TJ

TJ Enthusiast
Jan 10, 2019
254
Jacksonville FL
The doors on my 2005 Tj come right off and operate smoothly but I'm wondering if I should replace with the Quadratec delrin bushings as more of a preventative means. if I replace now the old ones might come out easier than if I wait a few years when they may "need" to be replace. Who has installed the Quadratec bushings? Would you do it again?

The Quadratec link:

my current bushings:
82226
82227
82228
82229


By the way I highly recommend these for re-installing doors. Makes it so much easier.
 

derekmac

TJ Addict
Feb 10, 2016
1,922
NS, Canada
I need to replace mine, and will be going with the Delrin ones from TMR. Even if yours are good, it won't hurt to put some Delrin ones in.
 

toximus

TJ Addict
Supporting Member
Mar 29, 2018
1,955
Northern WI
I have used ones from TMR and Magnitude Engineering. I like that Magnitude's are full length.


I have also used their stainless steel which I have mixed reviews about so far.
 

Stockli

TJ Enthusiast
Jun 12, 2016
540
Fort Collins,CO
I bought them and they are sitting in a box till spring. They are full length as well.

I will replace them and paint the hinges and my Jeep will look great again.
 

Sundowner

Barbara's Favorite Lich
Supporting Member
Feb 6, 2019
474
Republic of Dave
I used bronze bushings I got from Motion Industries. Way tougher than even Delrin. Maybe I'll have time this weekend to do a quick write-up.
I used delrin several years ago when my hinge bushings became zombified; the results were so-so. They're smoother, but they've begun to wear faster than I would like. I considered having a bronze set made to remedy the premature wear, but if you know of an off-the-shelf part option that will work, I'd like to hear about it.
 

LJGreg

Member
Supporting Member
Aug 12, 2018
79
Vancouver, BC, Canada
I just started installing some Kentrol Delrin liners. My old top liners popped right out but my bottoms are a pain in the ass. The hinge started to twist with all the hammer blows so had to unbolt it. I got the drivers side out with a BFH and have the passenger side soaking in liquid wrench right now.

UPDATE:

Got tired of waiting after 10 minutes so ran it through with a 29/64 drill bit. It was so easy. In hindsight I should have just done that with the hinges still bolted on rather than trying to hammer them out with the tool.
 
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TJ Hunnicutt

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Apr 5, 2018
636
Texas, USA
I used delrin several years ago when my hinge bushings became zombified; the results were so-so. They're smoother, but they've begun to wear faster than I would like. I considered having a bronze set made to remedy the premature wear, but if you know of an off-the-shelf part option that will work, I'd like to hear about it.
I'll have to look up the part # (or find it again). I'll get something posted up this weekend.
 
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Mike the Silver TJ

Mike the Silver TJ

TJ Enthusiast
Jan 10, 2019
254
Jacksonville FL

Sundowner

Barbara's Favorite Lich
Supporting Member
Feb 6, 2019
474
Republic of Dave

TJ Hunnicutt

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Apr 5, 2018
636
Texas, USA
Nope, those are plate brass. The ones I used are oil-impregnated sintered bronze. Uber tough and has lubricant "built-in".
Seriously guys, I will make time tomorrow to get up a how-to post!
 

astjp2

TJ Addict
Aug 22, 2018
1,628
Utah and Alaska
If you dont lube the bronze once in a while, they will wear out too...I had to line a set of CJ hinges because the steel on steel wore out and I had to replace the bronze bushings also, even after kroiling them.
 

mrblaine

TJ Expert
Supporting Member
Nov 20, 2015
4,794
Quail Valley, CA
I have used ones from TMR and Magnitude Engineering. I like that Magnitude's are full length.


I have also used their stainless steel which I have mixed reviews about so far.
Now that this has popped back up, everyone should know that not all the TJ hinges accept full length bushings. Some are shorter. That and I'm sad to see Q-tec jump into this. It won't be much longer before they are another smittybilt Chinese copy machine.
 
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