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Unread 08-19-2014, 09:31 PM   #16
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I wanted to update this thread. I ended up pulling the track bar out completely today and taking both the bushings out. I cleaned the old viperlube out and instead used a silicone based grease made by ACdelco for brakes that is supposedly safe on plastics. Unlike the viperlube that washes off almost instantly with brake cleaner, the ACdelco brake grease just laughs at it which makes me think it will last much longer. So far so good, no more awful creaking sounds.

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Unread 01-22-2016, 04:22 PM   #17
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Did it continue to hold up? I'd like to here more if so. I am installing KOR bushings and JKS Trackbar tomorrow.
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Unread 01-22-2016, 10:59 PM   #18
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mine squeaks. i got pissed and replaced bushings then just 2 months squeaks again.. now i just shoot it with wd40 once a month.
i was thinking next time i have it apart im cutting some groves in the bushing to hold the grease better.
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Unread 01-23-2016, 10:44 AM   #19
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The people that manufacture track bars that use polyurethane bushings should install grease fittings so they can be regularly greased. Grease keeps the bushings from squeaking and makes them last longer. The good news is it only takes a few minutes to drill and tap for grease fittings.

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Unread 01-23-2016, 09:54 PM   #20
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I dremeled some diagonal slots into my KORs in an attempt to hold more grease. We will see if it helps. If not I'll go with TollMtns idea.
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Unread 01-24-2016, 01:28 AM   #21
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What's wrong with the rubber bushing that comes with the jks bar?? Completely silent and more than capable of doing its job.
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