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LITEPHIL

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Posted: 09/20/20 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

LITEPHIL wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

"Wet" bolt replacement video. No new bushings.

Installation of the Redline Wet Equalizer Bolt - etrailer.com

You could tell that the bushings were shot in that video. They should have been replaced and also the bolts are made to be drawn into the shackles and should not have been tightened at the bold head. Not a very professional install job there.


Yes, the bushings should have been replaced, but he did not turn the bolt head.

At the 2 minute mark, he is tightening the bolt with an impact.


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Both Dexter and MORRyde (as well as maybe others) make wet bolts as well as heavy (read extra thick--take a long time to wear out) shackle links. Wet bolts take a little grease maintenance, but the combination should take a long time to wear out. I've used Lippert Equa-Flex and Dexter E-Z Flex. Both pale compared to the MORRyde SRE4000 rubberized equalizer.

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Posted: 09/20/20 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LITEPHIL wrote:


At the 2 minute mark, he is tightening the bolt with an impact.


I see him using the impact wrench on the nut and holding the bolt head in place with an open end wrench.





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Lynnmor wrote:

LITEPHIL wrote:


At the 2 minute mark, he is tightening the bolt with an impact.


I see him using the impact wrench on the nut and holding the bolt head in place with an open end wrench.


Guess I was looking at it wrong but I still don't know why he would do this job with out the bushings, in fact the grease isn't going stay put. Might keep it from squeaking.

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