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greasable shackle bolts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jbrandt, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    jbrandt

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  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    maybe pull the bolts out and apply some of this.....it lasts a looooooong time.[​IMG]
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    remove the bolts drill into the shackle, tap it, put a zerk on it. Tada!
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    yep that to.man,why didnt i think of that.......:drunk:
     
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    ^Because your an old fart.:D:p
     
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    now,now
     
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    Now, now what? What are you gonna do old man?:p
     
  8. Dec 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    I was kind of upset when I found out the shop I had install the bushings (needed to press out the OEM sleeves) didn't grease them... Otherwise, it probably wouldn't be an issue right now.

    What do you mean drill into the shackle? You mean drill a hole into the end of the shackle bolts?
     
  9. Dec 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Drill into the shackle housing without the bolt in place. Use a location where it will be easy to get a grease gun on it. Basically you are drilling a path for the grease to get to where to bolt is. Tap the end of the hole you just drilled so you can thread a zerk on it.
    I have seen this done for caliper slide pins as well.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    no.in the middle of the shackle,i think what he meant.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    From experience, I can tell you that it lasts just until you go 'wheeling and drive through a deep puddle, or expose it to a winters worth of road salt. My re-seized spring eye bolts were covered in the stuff during install.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    wow,first i've heard that.i use this stuff all the time and it hold up great imo.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    I figured it would too, after all, it is a royal pain to get off of anything. The spring eye bolts seized in the springs and I used a shitload of it on them ( I get to cut them out..again, YAY!). I have also tried it on skid plate bolts with similar poor results.

    I recommend marine grease, or caliper grease for water resistance.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    damb.....good to know.just never had that issue and yeah your right on getting it on everything else,before you know it,its on your elbow/face/clothing....lol
     
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