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For those with After market UCA's (Camburg, TC, All Pro)

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 23, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    trd sport

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    So Chris4x4, are you saying to use a petroleum base grease for the upper bushings (red on totalchaos) before the installation of the long bolt and the dry lube only on the uniball?
     
  2. Oct 23, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    Use the recomended Grease. I have had good luck with the Mobil 1 synthetic grease. Use only a dry teflon lube on the Uniball.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    Hey, I'm glad this resurfaced! I did use mobil 1 red synthetic grease when I assembled my bushings (still need to pump some in through the zerks) but I did nothing to the ball joints. Can this dry teflon lube wait awhile?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Chris4x4!!! What lube did you use on mine???
     
  5. Oct 26, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Uh oh no answer. must be bad.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    I didnt see this. :eek: I used a Dry spray lube made by CRC, iirc. :)
     
  7. Oct 27, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    you the man! :D
     
  8. Oct 27, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    Are your UCA's still nice and quiet?
     
  9. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    Squeeks are coming back, this time from the uniball I think. I dont have to take anything off the truck to lube the uniball right? Just drop the stuff right in after I spray it down with some water and get the surface dirt particles off?
     
  10. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    Make sure its from the uniball. SPray them off, and spray a liberal amount of teflon dry lube on the top.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    i wish i had seen this about 10 months ago. i got my tc ucs's used and i don't know what the guy before me did, but when i put them on my truck people on here were saying any ol' spray lube works great. so i've done that five or six times in the last 8 or 10 months. so is the damage done? how do i know when they're totally gone? should i do anything before i switch to dry lube, like try to "flush" the uniballs out or anything? also, is the cup replaceable if it does get ruined?

    does this address the same thing as pumping grease in the zerks? where "in the bushing" should i be pumping grease? thanks.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    Should I use dry lube on Built right UCAs as well
     
  13. Nov 3, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    You should have grease zerks. And if the uniballs are worn, they will be loose. If they are, you can replace them. Wheelers off road sells rebuild kits for the TC UCA's.
    Yes.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    So, you are saying that liquid lube will hurt your balls.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    Yes. :cool:
     
  16. Nov 3, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Warning duly noted.
     
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    What about icon uca's? Thx
     
  18. Jun 5, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    All the uniball UCAs should receive only dry lube on the uniball. Icon, TC, Built Right, whatever.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    And if you want the absolute best uniball bearings, look up Kamatics PN KR16-CN (1.00") or KR20-CN (1.25"). They replace the teflon-impregnated cloth liner with an injected polymer liner.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    @ Ken. thx for the input. What would you recommend to clean up the grease after the fact. I just installed my Icon UCA setup an put very little grease coating on the uni-balls. I'd like to get it cleaned up and spray with a dry-lube. Thx
     
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