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post #1 of 5 Old 02-22-2020, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Greasing shackle bolts?
Bounced on the bumper and the shackles are not moving. Is there any benefit to re greasing them? If so, are there any tips I need to know?

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-22-2020, 05:15 PM
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the movement should be the inner metal sleeve moving relative to the bushing. jack it up by the frame so there is no tension on the springs and take each one apart and clean and grease everything. if the shoulders of the bushing are looking dried out or crushed get new ones before you start

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Ok, thanks
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-23-2020, 10:37 AM
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just to clarify. if everything is the right size and set up correctly the metal tube should be clamped tight between the shackle plates and should not move. greasable shackles have a hole in the tube grease is supposed to pass through and some times the inner part of the bushing has grooves for the grease. Never seen it work very well tho

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-23-2020, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Aren't the shackles supposed to "flex" forward as the springs flatten under load then flex back as the load goes away. My apologies for my terminology.
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