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leaf spring anti-friction stick on pads?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Turd Hawg, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Dec 1, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    Turd Hawg

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    I put on the icon aal and have a terrible squeak. I've pinpointed it to where the longest aal leaf touches my leaf pack.

    I'd like to put in some stick on anti-friction pads but am having a hell of a time finding some. I found some BDS anti-friction pads that look perfect, but they seem kind of protective of them, saying they are ONLY for BDS suspension and applying policies for companies to only sell them after 10 day lead times...strange. Here's a link to something I'm looking for...
    https://offroadwarehouse.com/i-10165574-bds-2-wide-anti-friction-pads-10-each.html

    I'm not interested in smearing grease, spraying lube, or using the dorman type leaf pad that will require me to drill into the spring steel like the ones in this link...
    https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p...WEa4T--GkM-aIF5UgFkaAtqsEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds


    Any ideas?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    it'd be smarter to drop this in the suspension section.....please delete and I'll put it there.
     
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    Bearing tape.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:16 PM
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    Honestly, axle grease. Just use a cheap paint brush or wear a glove. I greased my entire leaf pack before install.
     
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    Interesting idea, had never heard of it. How does it hold up over time?
     
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    Respectfully, ask anybody who fixes cars for a living and they will tell you Dorman parts are 90% junk. I’m sorry you aren’t interested in ‘spraying lube’ but metal on metal makes noise when it’s dry. The solutions are bushings or lube. Bushings don’t fit between leafs in a pack very well so that leaves lube.

    So waste as much time and money as it takes to get you to rock bottom then buy a can of Boeshield T-9 and spray both leafs from front to back on both sides. I like to do it when I have the wheels off because it’s easier to get full access but even with the wheels on it will penetrate between the leafs and work.
     
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    Don't know; never had a chance to try it.
    I was going to use it on my '07 with Dakars, but they just kind quit squeaking on their own.
    From what I remember, Rulon is the big name and they have many specialized formulations.
    I think I had pretty much decided on Rulon 142. It was designed for machine guideways, but was found to have a multitude of uses, including bridge expansion joints.
    Probably best to call and talk to a tech/engineer.
     
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