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Leaf Springs Got Ya’ Down? – Grease Em Up!!!

How to grease your leaf springs

My Rubicon lift relies on the age-old “add-a-leaf” idea. Ever since I took apart the factory spring packs, and upset the bushings, they have creaked, groaned, and made more darn noise than the stereo on the inside. Soooo I once again decided to put the beast up on stands and take ‘er apart.

put the Jeep up on stands

I started by pulling the studs out just like you were taking the spring out…

pulling out the leaf springs studs

The grease I used was a wheel bearing grease and is nice and thick. Use any grease you want as long as it’s not watery.

!!!!!DO NOT USE WD-40!!!!!

Once you pull the springs down and the bushings are exposed. Lube them up like it’s your job. As shown here the shackle gets a face full of grease(those were some squeaky bastards…)

Lube the bushings of your leaf springs

This is what it looked like after I got done doing the sliming. Nice and clean to a point. Don’t overdo it because at that point you are just wasting it.

put the leaf springs studs back

Afterward, I drove around the block and to my amazement…It sounds so much better. It made no noise at all!!! Finally some peace and quiet.

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