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Greasing OME Dakar Bushings

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by We’reHuntingTacos, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Jul 21, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    We’reHuntingTacos

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    I've been researching this all morning but can't seem to find a straight answer or my Google-jitsu is weak today.

    Where should I grease my OMESB108 (https://www.4wheelparts.com/Suspens....aspx?t_c=1&t_s=20&t_pt=4496&t_pn=ARBOMESB108) bushings I'm installing today on my Dakar EL095R leaf springs? I see lots of different opinions. Some people grease them just on the tip of the inner metal sleeve. Some people grease the whole bushing on the ribbed face that will contact the spring eye. I saw people arguing about which was right. So...round two?

    Also, what grease would you recommend? The package says to use OME grease, but it didn't come with any.

    I found this link: http://www.suspension.com/blog/the-best-grease-for-polyurethane-bushings/ which recommends silicone grease over lithium.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    I haven’t installed my Dakar’s yet. However, I will grease the inside of the bushings and inside of the sleeve where the bolt goes through.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    So you don't grease the ribbed outer part (which contacts the eye)?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    I read somewhere “they” don’t do that to limit the bushing turning in the spring eye. This is one cause of squeaking.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    I greased every part of mine. No squeaks. No issues.
     
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    I greased the inner bushing and sleeve, and the outer face of the bushings. I still have squeaks, but it doesn’t bother me since the OEMs squeaked as well. I only hear it at slow speeds, like parking lots or pulling in/out of my driveway.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2018 at 3:49 PM
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    We’reHuntingTacos

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    I went with Super Lube and only greased the inner part (I started after the first post). Wish me luck! Meanwhile I found most of my bolts pitted and extremely rusty so I may just replace them anyways. Do you guys replace your stock shackle bushing (the one that isn't part of the leaf) when you do your leaf springs? Mine would be 12 years old.... but it didn't occur to me that they hadn't provided me with all the bushings involved in the leaf springs.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    It will be all apart, I’m replacing everything, bolts, bushing, etc.
     

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