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Squeaky Leaf Springs Question

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by BronsDaGreat, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Aug 4, 2014 at 3:52 AM
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    BronsDaGreat

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    I get the Fabtech 6 inch lift with the AAL and blocks in the rear.. My leaf springs squeak like crazy! Anyone else dealing with this or now a fix? I lube constantly and that fricka still squeaks! Any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2014 at 4:07 AM
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    Check and make sure you cut off the leaf brackets the metal C clamps near the ends
    [​IMG].

    I didnt when I installed my AAL and it squeaked all day

    With the AAL it should have come with new C clamps and if they overlap or the AAL touches the old ones it will cause a squeak
     
  3. Aug 4, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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    Pond liner between the AAL and the leaf pack.. get the thick stuff (which also means expensive) from lowes.. I've been meaning to put up a GB (just for oahu peeps) and split the roll. Its over $100, but you really only need a little 2 or 3 inch squares.. or you could cut a small strip and wrap...

    i haven't gotten around to it yet, but if you buy it and cut it up, I'm sure a couple guys would split it with you. Even 6 guys would be about $20 a person and you would have choke..
     
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    I have sold some strips to members here :anonymous:

    Have some still if interested..
     
  6. Aug 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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    I not sure if the clamps were cut. Maui off road did em. Newbie question but which leaf is the AAL? Is it the top one? I got to find this damn squeak!!! I going check out lowes. Mahaloz guys.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    the bushing eye's may need to be greased as well.

    mine squeak occasionally and I've oiled and used some rubber material.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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    I saw one guy stuck cut up bike tire tubes in between his springs. He said that worked. I was thinking of giving that a try. The squeak is very irritating.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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