International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-19-2021, 04:21 AM
conehead conehead is offline
232 I6
Join Date: Apr 24, 2006
Location: pennslyvania
Posts: 219
creaking springs

Bought a set of Rancho front springs for the J20. They were great for the first six month but then started creaking a lot whenever I hit even a small bump. At first I thought it was the shackles but when I applied some grease to the Teflon pads between the leaves the noise stopped. I thought the the purpose of the pads was to stop the springs from creaking. Anyone else had this issue?
Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2021, 10:16 AM
goldhammer's Avatar
goldhammer goldhammer is offline
Join Date: Aug 08, 2004
Location: Willamette Valley, OR
Posts: 5,133
The pads main function is to let the leaves compress and relax smoothly and not bind. By adding a little grease, you not only got rid of the squeek, you probably helped the primary function to go easier.
ASE Master Collision Tech
"Beast" - 81 "S" W/T, 85-360, T-18, Lock-rite,wag alloys, 31-10.50 Pro Comp MT's, Warn 8274 in a fabbed bumper/deer strainer(tested and approved)

88 XJ, 3" lift, 31-10.50's, custom bumpers and winch/tow bar mounts, Warn 9500HS, custom sliders/steps, camo paint, & headliner

Member: FSJ Prissy Restoration Assoc.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2021, 02:55 AM
Dave Jeeper Dave Jeeper is offline
232 I6
Join Date: Sep 08, 2019
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 126
Greasing the leaves really smooths the operation of the spring. Too much grease will hold sand and dirt though, which is not desirable. It is advisable to grease the mounting bolts and sides of the bushings so that the ends of the spring and the shackle move freely. It's not a good idea to ovetighten the bolts as that can restrict movement and cause premature failure of the bushings. Using locktite (blue medium strength) will keep the bolts from coming loose but still allow free movement.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Overload springs? PNW79J10 General FSJ Discussion 20 10-11-2011 09:52 PM
63 inch Chevy springs in the rear Questions. sirhc Off-Road FSJ Tech 2 05-05-2011 03:32 AM
Identify these springs Kali General FSJ Tech 2 04-22-2007 01:47 PM
helper springs general question Anteloper General FSJ Tech 6 05-16-2005 07:19 AM
JC Whitney J10 Springs - Any Experience? Tubro General FSJ Tech 5 02-01-2004 12:54 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner