Leaf Springs Got Ya' Down? - Grease Em
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 creaked, 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.
started by pulling the
studs out just like you were taking the spring out...
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!!!!!
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
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.
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.