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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. May 17, 2024 at 3:53 PM
    cowfootball

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    I was just going to pretend this problem isn't real and let it self clearance but I'm also replacing my rear bumper here in a few weeks and it needs some custom fab work to mount to the frame around the battery box. Maybe if I'm going to the effort I should sort out the bedsides first. :/
     
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    Whole lotta stuff
    Welp. Wonder if this has anything to do with my driver side front vibration. Boot lasted exactly a year.

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  3. May 17, 2024 at 6:39 PM
    SoonToBeOn35s

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    Y'all got any tips of getting the bolts out of the uniballs? It's like this all on 4. Or just scrap it and get new uniballs?

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  5. May 17, 2024 at 7:44 PM
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    Well Im stumped. Bolt is stuck in the uniballs, so a uniball press wont work. Smacking it with a socket won't work either.
     
  6. May 17, 2024 at 8:23 PM
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 Go do something real instead.

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    Heat and pounding got mine out but I never had the bolt seize to the misalignment soacers.
    I had to use a buddies 20 ton press for one of them though.
     
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    Interesting. Worse comes to worse I'll take it to an axle shop and have them press it out. Good thing it's Friday!!
     
  8. May 18, 2024 at 6:43 AM
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    Might try a ball joint press, they have different size cups and one might fit that.
     
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  9. May 18, 2024 at 9:31 AM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    I wonder if you could set up your arm in a vice or clamps and then use the bolt similar to the bolt in the uniball removal tool and somehow use that frozen bolt to pull the uniball and bolt out

    I def think heat will help
    But that bolt is def bent if it’s that seized
    So heat will likely only do you so many favors
    Also
    If you’re in SoCal, Albertsons has dry ice in the front in the cooler that has the penguin on it
     
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    So how do you "prep" uniballs? I see people talking about uniballs require maintenance and prep work, but what exactly is that?
     
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    I mean, I can have vehicles shipped from anywhere in the country pretty reasonably….
     
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    In all seriousness, I started development on a new kit. And it will be done around a non molested truck using the exact same geometry. 19+ useable with a 16” shock… Planning to dump some discussed and undiscussed items soon.
     
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    I prefer copper antiseeze in the cup during install but I know some people say that’s a no no too
    I also use triflow or ptfe spray on the ball itself during routine checks past 1000 miles

    if you’re heavy off-road you should at least be spraying them clean with some compressed air and checking for wear
     
  17. May 18, 2024 at 12:33 PM
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    this is exactly what I do too. A little antisieze in the cup before I press in.
    My first set of uniballs I would spray out with air and gently scrub with a toothbrush every few months. Then apply some tri-flow when I did that.
    I ran for about 60k miles but probably should have changed them out around 45 or 50 at the most. Mostly daily driving with about six off-road trips a year. I tried to avoid mud when I can.

    This second set, I am trying to run them without any tri-flow or lube. I found that, even though is a dry lube, gunk would still build up in its puddle, left like a waxy If you got too much pulled in one spot.
    So far, one year and 10,000 miles they don’t squeak at all and look fine.
     
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    Thank you both. When I install my new uniballs after powdercoat, I'll make sure to do that
     
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    100 trouble free miles so far! It just keeps getting better as all of the pivots start to wear in!

    I get a very strong sense, this will be going into production if things keep going the way they are!

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