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post #1 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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How big of a deal is this (my stupidity)?

I forgot to grease the poly bushings on my new BDS lift kit. Bad, I know. Is it a must to basically break it back down and grease them with the special poly grease? Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 01:23 PM
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I think you kinda know the answer eh? Dry parts either wear real fast or bind up.

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 02:09 PM
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When I removed the stock style shackles the rust was imbeded into the rubber. I do not even think the shackle could rotate during the flex. NOT GOOD.

If you had greasable shackles maybe get away with. But sounds like you will be doing a remove and grease. It will keep the rust at bay and help with flex/rotation. I would also consider drilling the bolts, installing zerc / grease fitting so you can add grease as PM, use lithium or similar so does not rot the polly bushings.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-23-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I literally could kick my own arse. Dumb.
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