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#1 Dan r

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:03 PM

.. Sorry couldn't resist it.

I'm pretty sure the creeking when there's movement in the suspension of my vx is coming from the front. Maybe the Arb?
I have this kit https://www.elisepar...ushes-rear-set/ fitted throughout which was done 2013 / 14 I understand it can be lubricated in situ, can anyone confirm this and recommend a good way to do this and what to use?
A syringe maybe?
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#2 The Batman

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

usually this comes from the ARB bushes bud, remove them, grease them and refit thumbsup 



#3 Dan r

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:07 AM

OK thanks, I'll give that a go.
Any particular grease?
Silicone grease is best for rubber isn't it?

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#4 Dan r

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:52 AM

Molybdenum high tack grease stuff is what it comes with so going for that.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:33 AM

Graphite might work well too, being non liquid it might last longer in there as it won't squish/leak out on a hot summers day. Best to know exactly what material the bushes are made from, and find out what's best for that material.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:06 AM

Red rubbergrease. Always best!

#7 Dan r

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:42 AM

That's what I ended with actually, eliseparts sell it. 👍

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:00 AM

The only way to permanently silence the bushes supplied with the thicker ARBs, is to chuck them in the bin and replace with a Powerflex style softer alternative.

 

Alternatively, chuck the thicker ARB in the bin and return to the peace and reliability of standard.



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 01:21 AM

Stop being grumpy 1" arb is the way forward :P



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:31 AM

Stop being grumpy 1" arb is the way forward :P

 

I didn't find that TBH, caused far too much understeer, I've had mine detached for a year or so now and intend to put an OEM one back on.

 

 



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:33 AM

Nev for mod :lol:

 

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#12 Dan r

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 09:36 AM

Was the Arb bushes, silky smooth now, thanks.
I've made a cover to go over it now to keep the shite out when I get caught out in the rain next ... Or most likely next years national

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