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Thinking of going back to rubber bushings...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Apr 4, 2001.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a TC 3" lift that came with poly bushings i nthe front springs. So far I have taken them off twice to grease the bushings, they were squeaking really bad. I greased them really well too. Now they are making the front susp. bind sort of...i can feel them acting wierd when going over big bumps...do I need to use marine grease to do this? If I use marine grease will I still have to grease them? I guess I could get ORD's greaseable bolts...

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    Mine squeak also. Haven't noticed any performance issues. Going to run em until they bust!
     
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    You might try loosening up the bolts on the springs and put some lock tight on the end so the nut doesn't back off, then go hit some bumps.

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  4. DMK

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    If your suspension is binding I would say your bolts are too tight, or they weren't torqued while weight of truck was on them. Make sure were the bushing goes it is smooth, no rust or paint, then grease, and grease metal sleeveand bolt this will keep it from rusting together.
     
  5. 90K5

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    I would have guessed they were too tight too, but I know I torqued them to specs. Plus I looked down there the other day, and the front ones were backed out about 1/2"...I torqued them again.

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