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Do I need Greaseable bushings?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Cavalry, Sep 3, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

    Oct 1, 2000
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    upstate NY(although I cant figure out why)
    I am not a rock crawler or articulation junkie. I am however looking for a smooth squeak free ride. Is the extra money for the greasable bushings worth it not to hear bushing squeak and will I even feel a differerance?

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Jul 23, 2000
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    E-town baby!
    I noticed an improved ride, better flex (if it matters to you) and no more squeaks. So to me it was worth it.

    My old bushings and bolts were seized together so I'm sure the shackles weren't moving much. At least now i know that a bit of grease now and then and i won't ever have that problem. As far as I'm concerned it should have been a factory grease point.


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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    We've heard a lot of good customer feedback about the greasable bushing kits, enough that it's pretty easy to recommend that you use them no matter what you're doing, except if you're trying to sell it right away! How much ride quality change you have depends a little on the age of the suspension, if you have a new suspension with freshly greased bushings, it's not going to be any different, but as it ages, corrodes and seizes up, the greasable setup will retain the original ride.
    One other benefit is that the bushings for the front shackles on the GM trucks are a little small for the job to begin with and the extra lube is nice for extending the bushing life as much as possible.

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