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Leaf Springs Got Ya' Down? - Grease Em Up!!!


 
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CoreyXJ
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:12 pm    Post subject: Leaf Springs Got Ya' Down? - Grease Em Up!!! Reply with quote

My Rubicon lift relies on the the age old "add-a-leaf" idea. Ever since I took apart the factory spring packs, and upset the bushings, they have creeked, groaned, and made more darn noise than the stereo on the inside. Soooo I once again decided to put the beast up on stands and take er' apart.



I started by pulling the studs out just like you were taking the spring out...

The grease I used was wheel bearing grease and is nice and thick. Use any grease you want as long as its not watery.
!!!!!DO NOT USE WD-40!!!!!

Once you pull the springs down and the bushings are exposed. Lube em up like its your job. Shown here the shackle gets a face full of grease(those were some squeaky bastards...)

This is what it looked like after I got done doing the sliming. Nice and clean to a point. Don't over do it because at that point you are just wasting it.

Afterwards I drove around the block and to my amazement....It sounds sooooo much better. It made no noise at all!!! Finally some peace and quiet.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, you've been busy, huh?

Moved this one to Project & Reviews too. thumbs
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corey
how many times do I have to tell you, use ASTROGLIDE!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thinking of doing this since i've also got a 3.5RE add-a-leaf. One question since i've never unbolted the shackle. How much pressure is on it?

What's the proper procedure of disconnecting and connecting (seems to me like it would have a LOT of tension)?

Thanks in advance,
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually put a c-clamp on both sides of the center pin, then cut the pin and release the c-clamps. You'll be fine.
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