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Polyurethane bushing grease

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by airkewled, Apr 8, 2022.

  1. Apr 8, 2022 at 5:37 PM
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    airkewled

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    Most polyurathane bushing kits come with install grease which is silicon based, generally with PTFE (teflon) additive.
    Suspension.com did a comparison on greases for poly bushings.

    There's only a few silicon based + PTFE that I can find (most tested by the above comparison):


    You can pretty much easily find the mini single use packs and small tubs in all of those which are totally fine for assembly but only a few of grease gun tube size that you'd need to keep lubing them up on the regular. From what I can tell, the grease gun size (14oz) tubes are about 50 dollars :spending:

    So for those with grease zerks on your bushings what are you using? :hattip: Is 50$ just a normal part of the LT tax or ? :notsure:
     
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  3. Apr 8, 2022 at 5:40 PM
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    Copy that. I guess I've just got a little bit of sticker shock going on. Was *not* expecting a tube of grease, even high faloot'in stuff to be 50 bucks.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2022 at 5:47 PM
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    Probably last a lifetime though because you're not gonna be using it all that much.
     
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    That's fair. Guess I'll bite the bullet. Thanks for the advice.
     
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  8. Apr 9, 2022 at 5:58 AM
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    Yeah, I’ve got one of those little tubs for assembly, it might be worth it to see if I can put it in a mini gun or something.

    Not in salt really but I do live in Moab so there’s no malls to flex at :D
     
  9. Apr 9, 2022 at 6:10 AM
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    It’ll be interesting to see if you get some squeaking prior to the time where swapping uniballs and / or bushings requires full prep anyway. Unless you’re always in water crossings, wet conditions, or salt (which you just said you weren’t on that one), I wonder if dust will ever penetrate the bushings or the bushings will deflect enough to wipe away the grease from one spot.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2022 at 6:25 AM
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    Sorry, but I have to...
    These greases are Silicone based. Silicon is an element and in it's elemental state is a solid rock like material. Silicone (Organic Silicone, in this case) is a long chain flexible polymer. Yes, Silicone is Silicon based, but the greases are Silicone based.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2022 at 6:32 PM
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    I had to re-read that a cople times to see what you were talking about :)
     
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