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Greaseable Suspension Bolts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4wheelin4Jesus, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. 4wheelin4Jesus

    4wheelin4Jesus 1/2 ton status

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    I would like to replace the the shackle, and spring bolts in my suspension with greaseable bolts. I found some on Daystars website. I called the guy today and he told me that the bolts that he has are grade 5. I have grade 8 bolts in there right now. He said that a couple of people have twisted the bolts by torquing them too far. I aint building no Poser 4x4. Does anyone have any links to companies that would sell the greaseable bolts without the bushings?
    thanks
     
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    I'm not sure but check with offroad design. 970-945-77sevenseven
     
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    thank you for your reply. ord sells the greasable bolts with the shackles as a kit. Im looking for the bolts only. Does anyone else have a sudgestion?
     
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    ORD sells them seperate also. Call Steven. That's where I got mine. :wink1:
     
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    X2!
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    but are your bushings fluted for the grease to flow out. :confused:
     
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    why would the bushings be fluted when it has a metal sleeve inside that the greaseable bolt goes thru.
     
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    I have the greasables in my front spring hangers, not because I wanted them, but because the came with my main eye conversion bushings to get the 52" springs (2.5" wide) in to the factory spring holders (3.5" wide). I didn't even ever grease them :rolleyes:
     
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    the grease flows threw the bolt then threw the hole in the tube and out to the bushings. as the tube is pinched between the frame mount when the bolt is tight. this alows the bushing to get the grease and work better.

    bushings 001.jpg

    bushings 002.jpg
     
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    i appreciate your info and pics. 1 question - am i gaining anything by using the greasable bolt inside the tube. I was thinking that if it was greased up really good inside the tube, that it would just rotate around the bolt, and not cause the bushings any stress at all.
     
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    like i said before . when the bolt is tighened to spec it will pinch the frame ears to the tube and lock it in to place. the style ord has will let the grease get to the bushing and alow it to move on the tube better . the bushing moves on the tube. not the tube on the bolt.
     
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    got it, thanks.
     
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    ok. good luck. i have them and love the fact thay are over 4 years old and still good shape compared to origanal style non greese polys.
     

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