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do you use to grease the anti friction pads on OME leaf springs? thx

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But if you really want to, there are needle tip grease tips that can be used. Lift up the frame high enough so the springs droop way down, then pry a gap between the leafs in question with a big screwdriver - then squeeze in some grease or smear it in there with a thin metal rod or putty knife.

I lubed my springs once. Never did it again. Didn’t seem beneficial.
 
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Yea I've have seen that method, but according to OME they're greasable.. about to install a used set and thought it would help with possible squeaking etc..

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My experience with squeaking springs is it’s usually caused by polyurethane shackle bushings (and hanger bushings). I once installed “high performance” poly bushings in my springs and a month of so later my truck had suspension squeaks everywhere. What a nightmare.

I got rid of the poly bushings and went back to Toyota’s rubber bushings and the suspension never squeaked again.
 
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My experience with squeaking springs is it’s usually caused by polyurethane shackle bushings (and hanger bushings). I once installed “high performance” poly bushings in my springs and a month of so later my truck had suspension squeaks everywhere. What a nightmare.

I got rid of the poly bushings and went back to Toyota’s rubber bushings and the suspension never squeaked again.
Great i just fitted everything ome bushings... but i did grease 'em down really good..
 

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Yeah you’ll be fine with the OME bushings because they’re fitted inside greasable shackles. You’ll be able to grease them. When I tried poly bushings, I was using the stock Toyota shackles which don’t have a greasing provision.
 
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It's not like you need high pressure for the friction pads. All I do (on my oz patrol with ome leaf packs) is click a grease nipple (spare) into the grease gun. The threaded end of the nipple I just press up into the hole on the friction pad, then a few pumps & it's done. There's probably a big $ome special tool that you are meant to use :)

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It's not like you need high pressure for the friction pads. All I do (on my oz patrol with ome leaf packs) is click a grease nipple (spare) into the grease gun. The threaded end of the nipple I just press up into the hole on the friction pad, then a few pumps & it's done. There's probably a big $ome special tool that you are meant to use :)

cheers,
george.
There you go- thanks george
 

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