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Squeaky Dakars : Any advice from others with the Dakars ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by OZ-T, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 11, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    Dmonkey

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    seems you've gotten enough good answers.. i believe its time for me to make this thread into a true informative thread
     
  2. May 11, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    I am the queen of the squeaky leaf springs....try this stuff...pry each layer apart and spray on all contact points of the leaf packs

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  3. May 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    Just plastidip the leafs bro, not only will they never squeek again, but you'll gain 250hp and 100mpg (378.9 liters)
     
  4. May 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Thanks
     
  5. May 11, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    I have tried every thing short of getting them teflon coated... My advice turn up the radio.
     
  6. May 11, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Wrap a towel around them, then wrap that in duct tape.

    I've just gotten in the habit of spraying my springs down with a lube after every wash... whatever lube is closest when I reach: WD, Teflon, silicone, butter... makes them look new again and keeps them quiet.
     
  7. May 13, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    I think I'm gonna go get a bunch of cans of plastidip before that tip gets out and everyone runs like mad to get it! haha
     
  8. May 13, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    OZ, you figure anything out? Got a similar issue after an AAL last weekend.
     
  9. May 13, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    Lots of suggestions here , but all I have done so far is spray the mud out from between the leaves which works for a while.
     
  10. May 13, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    do you know if they are poly bushings? your supposed to use a composite type grease like lithium based grease with high graphite content and that will eliminate squeaks
     
  11. May 13, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Mine are the OEM bushings , we used the correct grease .
     
  12. May 13, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Mine just started squeaking yesterday :(

    Haven't even been in mud or dirt yet.
     
  13. May 15, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    Mine squeak. I have done nothing for it though. One day I might, if I remember while I'm not sitting down.
     
  14. May 15, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    that happend to mine also last yr when i installed mine, after a few trips on some trails and flexing them it just went away. standing on the tail gate and jumping up and down right after the install and they squeeked i was actually pissed. now i have no squeeks and did not do anything. Get on some trails and flex them bad boys and you should be ok.
     
  15. May 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    Thanks fellas
     
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    Droop the suspension by putting jackstands under the frame and keeping the tires off the ground. Take large Screwdriver insert under leafs +pump full of brake grease. Done Repeat when leaves squeak again.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    I went with spray on motorcyle chain lube .

    It lasts well between the springs , the only place so far that comes back after a couple weeks is where the second leaf wraps the mounting eye at the front .

    Just shot another spray in there yesterday

    All quiet again

    :)
     
  19. Jun 28, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Update :

    The spray Motorcycle chain lube seems to work great between the flat sections of the leafs .

    Where I was getting a squeak that kept coming back was where the second leaf down from the top wraps the front hanger connection .

    At first I thought it was the bushing in the front but it is outside the bushing , there is no isolator in this location .

    I tried a variation on the bicycle innertube squeaky leaf fix and pried apart my leafs here by driving a screwdriver in between them .

    I got some EPDM rubber pond liner , which is thicker material than the innertube , cut some 2" wide strips and worked it up in there where the wrap rests metal on metal .

    Guess what ?

    Silence .

    It is pinched in there pretty good , I will leave them in there and see how it goes and how long they survive and report back .


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  20. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    Update #2

    This EPDM gasket works great to eliminate the squeak I had , the only issue I see , is that the rubber strip tends to migrate towards the front of the leaf over a couple days with normal driving , I have moved both back into position once in the last week .

    I am gonna try to figure out a way to restrain them because it is so awesome having a silent leaf pack !
     
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