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Old 05-11-2011, 07:12 PM   #21
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seems you've gotten enough good answers.. i believe its time for me to make this thread into a true informative thread
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:18 PM   #22
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I am the queen of the squeaky leaf springs....try this stuff...pry each layer apart and spray on all contact points of the leaf packs

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Old 05-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #23
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Just plastidip the leafs bro, not only will they never squeek again, but you'll gain 250hp and 100mpg (378.9 liters)
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:47 PM   #24
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I am the queen of the squeaky leaf springs....try this stuff...pry each layer apart and spray on all contact points of the leaf packs

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Ive been using deep creep on my OE springs for a while now and while it doesn't last long it seems to work just fine compared to more expensive teflon sprays I tried. I now have to lube the leafs once a week if it's rainy or after every offroad trip.

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I have tried every thing short of getting them teflon coated... My advice turn up the radio.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:13 PM   #26
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Wrap a towel around them, then wrap that in duct tape.

I've just gotten in the habit of spraying my springs down with a lube after every wash... whatever lube is closest when I reach: WD, Teflon, silicone, butter... makes them look new again and keeps them quiet.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:40 AM   #27
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Just plastidip the leafs bro, not only will they never squeek again, but you'll gain 250hp and 100mpg (378.9 liters)
I think I'm gonna go get a bunch of cans of plastidip before that tip gets out and everyone runs like mad to get it! haha
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:50 AM   #28
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OZ, you figure anything out? Got a similar issue after an AAL last weekend.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:16 AM   #29
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OZ, you figure anything out? Got a similar issue after an AAL last weekend.
Lots of suggestions here , but all I have done so far is spray the mud out from between the leaves which works for a while.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:25 AM   #30
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do you know if they are poly bushings? your supposed to use a composite type grease like lithium based grease with high graphite content and that will eliminate squeaks
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do you know if they are poly bushings? your supposed to use a composite type grease like lithium based grease with high graphite content and that will eliminate squeaks
Mine are the OEM bushings , we used the correct grease .
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Mine just started squeaking yesterday

Haven't even been in mud or dirt yet.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #33
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Mine squeak. I have done nothing for it though. One day I might, if I remember while I'm not sitting down.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:19 PM   #34
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that happend to mine also last yr when i installed mine, after a few trips on some trails and flexing them it just went away. standing on the tail gate and jumping up and down right after the install and they squeeked i was actually pissed. now i have no squeeks and did not do anything. Get on some trails and flex them bad boys and you should be ok.
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Droop the suspension by putting jackstands under the frame and keeping the tires off the ground. Take large Screwdriver insert under leafs +pump full of brake grease. Done Repeat when leaves squeak again.
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I went with spray on motorcyle chain lube .

It lasts well between the springs , the only place so far that comes back after a couple weeks is where the second leaf wraps the mounting eye at the front .

Just shot another spray in there yesterday

All quiet again

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Old 06-28-2011, 06:55 PM   #39
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Update :

The spray Motorcycle chain lube seems to work great between the flat sections of the leafs .

Where I was getting a squeak that kept coming back was where the second leaf down from the top wraps the front hanger connection .

At first I thought it was the bushing in the front but it is outside the bushing , there is no isolator in this location .

I tried a variation on the bicycle innertube squeaky leaf fix and pried apart my leafs here by driving a screwdriver in between them .

I got some EPDM rubber pond liner , which is thicker material than the innertube , cut some 2" wide strips and worked it up in there where the wrap rests metal on metal .

Guess what ?

Silence .

It is pinched in there pretty good , I will leave them in there and see how it goes and how long they survive and report back .




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Update #2

This EPDM gasket works great to eliminate the squeak I had , the only issue I see , is that the rubber strip tends to migrate towards the front of the leaf over a couple days with normal driving , I have moved both back into position once in the last week .

I am gonna try to figure out a way to restrain them because it is so awesome having a silent leaf pack !
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