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Gray Fox

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Posted: 10/22/19 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I had new springs put on the 5th/W Some of you guys talked

about (wet bolts) is that a bolt you can grease? if so that's what they

put on.


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thats a good addition.... hopefully they did heavy duty shackles while doing it..

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yes. has a 'nipple' on the end of the bolt.

NOTE: these bolt do crack/break so periodically check them.


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“Checking” in general is a good idea.


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ford truck guy wrote:

Gray Fox wrote:

When I had new springs put on the 5th/W Some of you guys talked

about (wet bolts) is that a bolt you can grease? if so that's what they

put on.


thats a good addition.... hopefully they did heavy duty shackles while doing it..


Most kits include the heavy shackles.

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Posted: 10/23/19 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you had to ask, that means you haven't greased them yet. Do it often, there are no seals to keep the grease in.





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Yes they greased them but I will grease them again before we go out

again.

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Gray Fox wrote:

Yes they greased them but I will grease them again before we go out

again.


Let the tires hang when greasing.

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You will need to experiment with how much weight to remove from each spring. The goal is to see grease flow from both ends but depending on how much weight is hanging it may only come out one side.

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