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Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? #5166532 07/20/19 04:55 PM
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I bought a set of these for my stabilzer bar and I can't tell whether they're rubber or polyurethane. Google and manufacturer's website are no use.

Do I need to grease them for installation? What type of grease should I use?

Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166545 07/20/19 05:09 PM
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My call is a dry install.


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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166609 07/20/19 06:14 PM
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I would use this aluminum oxide grease, 100% waterproof and far better then lithium grease. It is compatible with common cheap yucky lithium grease. Coffee2

https://www.amazon.com/Schaeffer-Ma...d=1563667924&s=industrial&sr=1-2


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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166619 07/20/19 06:25 PM
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Not poly but a synthetic rubber. Use this, you can find it at AA, AZ, NAPA, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/CRC-05359-Ca...&hvtargid=pla-435202304337&psc=1

Edit: Do not install dry it may squeak.

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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166640 07/20/19 06:57 PM
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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166652 07/20/19 07:10 PM
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4 replies, 4 different answers, true to BitOG form :p

If I grease them, can I just use Mobil1 GC-LB synthetic grease I have? Says it's meant for chassis components.

Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166717 07/20/19 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by OCDriver
4 replies, 4 different answers, true to BitOG form :p

If I grease them, can I just use Mobil1 GC-LB synthetic grease I have? Says it's meant for chassis components.
Silicone or AS only, I reckon. Sway bar bushings seem to be prone to creaking. I'm not sure if it's washout that causes it or what.


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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166740 07/20/19 08:31 PM
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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5166751 07/20/19 08:39 PM
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The stuff I linked to is silicone based with solid lubricants, I have had bushings in cars for many years with the stuff and never had any sort of reaction or noise. It has safe for rubber right on the can.


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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5167192 07/21/19 10:46 AM
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Not that it matters, but when I investigated brake grease some years ago, I got the impression that the CRC product was a PAO base, not silicone. As long as it works, that is what is important.

Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5167679 07/21/19 09:11 PM
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Thanks everyone, I went with a dry install since these were rubber bushings. No squeaks or anything, and the clunks are gone! smile

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Poly is horrible if your winter temps are low


Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5167766 07/22/19 03:48 AM
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Re: Are these bushings rubber or poly? And what grease? [Re: OCDriver] #5168095 07/22/19 12:20 PM
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One follow-up question: the bushings are split so they can just be slipped on around the bar. I made sure the bar is centered and correctly oriented, and positioned the bushings the same as the old ones, but one of the bushings doesn't totally close up. Is this a problem? It doesn't seem to affect performance.

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