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Post by pikuoff on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:46 pm

My control arms came in. Anything special I need? The instructions say to lubricate the bushings. What kind of lubrication? KY, astroglide, WD40? Seems pretty straight forward otherwise. I don't need to do anything with the grease fittings from the factory, or do I?

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Re: Rear Control Arms

Post by Dominican7 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:00 pm

Sweet any pics...
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Post by zporta on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:01 pm

what kind are they?
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Post by orangelx91 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:13 pm

poly bushing requires a special grease, it should of came with your control arms or at least tell you which to use.
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Re: Rear Control Arms

Post by pikuoff on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:46 pm

No pics yet and they are just regular tubular control arms with poly bushings from CJponyparts. Figured I would start basic and that I don't go to the track enough to really wear them out. I mainly got them b/c they were red Smile

I couldn't find any info about what type of lube to use on the installation instructions. It just said to lubricate them. I'll dig around more in the Interwebs tomorrow...was just hoping someone here would already know to save me the hassle Smile
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Post by roushmustang427r on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:59 pm

if you dont grease them they will squeak like my sway bar which has polyurethane bushing i ask a tech and he said they tend to dry out
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Re: Rear Control Arms

Post by Smokeurhonda on Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:48 am

Yeah there is a special poly bushing grease you are supposed to lube them with. Or you could just use multipurpose grease like I did. Havn't had any probs yet but I'm not sure it it breaks down the material or not.
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Re: Rear Control Arms

Post by pikuoff on Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:01 am

Anyone got any silicone grease that I can buy off them? Apparently you can't find that stuff in stores...WTF?!? I was hoping to do the install this weekend, so I'd rather not have to order it.
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Re: Rear Control Arms

Post by TT_05_Stang on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:19 am

Poly Lube will work fine on these.

You can get any of the following..

Black Poly lube - All parts stores have this.
Lucas Oil - RED SUSPENSION lube - Parts stores

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Post by TT_05_Stang on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:36 am

FYI...

Why they say to use sylicone, is due to petrolium bases greases will swell the Poly Bushings. When hey swell they become soft and can tear.

Polyurithane Greases and Sylicone Greases work well with poly bushings.

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Re: Rear Control Arms

Post by pikuoff on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:04 pm

I'll see if Advance has some of that stuff....thanks!
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