[xj-s] Polyurathane rear sway bar bushing squeak

Here’s another one for you Hi-Perf. types.
I installed GTJ’s handling kit a month ago, to include Shocks(Koni),
Springs(??), Bigger frt. sway bar, and added a rear sway bar. The rear sway
bar bushes squeaked over bumps, I was afraid grease may damage the
polyurathane(I think) bushes so I took them out and installed my orig.
rubber front bushes on the rear bar…no squeak, but lost a little of the
great responsiveness, ie. transition from susp loading on one side to the
other(curvy road) Don’t get me wrong, still handles GREAT, but I loved that
go cart steering.

Anyone know about stiff bushes that won’t squeak??? (I know another guy that
had same prob.)
Thanks
David Buchner
Atlanta, GA
94 6.0 Coupe
83 5.3 TWR (Sort of)

David

Your answer is teflon (as opposed to regular petroleum based) grease. Mine has
been in my plastic front end bushings for a couple of years w/no deterioration
– also the stuff doesn’t wash away.

Emile

'93 XJR-S
'95 XJS 4.0
'96 XJR

penfold99 wrote:> Here’s another one for you Hi-Perf. types.

I installed GTJ’s handling kit a month ago, to include Shocks(Koni),
Springs(??), Bigger frt. sway bar, and added a rear sway bar. The rear sway
bar bushes squeaked over bumps, I was afraid grease may damage the
polyurathane(I think) bushes so I took them out and installed my orig.
rubber front bushes on the rear bar…no squeak, but lost a little of the
great responsiveness, ie. transition from susp loading on one side to the
other(curvy road) Don’t get me wrong, still handles GREAT, but I loved that
go cart steering.

Anyone know about stiff bushes that won’t squeak??? (I know another guy that
had same prob.)
Thanks
David Buchner
Atlanta, GA
94 6.0 Coupe
83 5.3 TWR (Sort of)

Here’s another one for you Hi-Perf. types.
I installed GTJ’s handling kit a month ago, to
include Shocks(Koni),
Springs(??), Bigger frt. sway bar, and added a rear
sway bar. The rear sway
bar bushes squeaked over bumps, I was afraid grease
may damage the
polyurathane(I think) bushes so I took them out and
installed my orig.
rubber front bushes on the rear bar…no squeak,
but lost a little of the
great responsiveness, ie. transition from susp
loading on one side to the
other(curvy road) Don’t get me wrong, still handles
GREAT, but I loved that
go cart steering.

Anyone know about stiff bushes that won’t squeak???
(I know another guy that
had same prob.)
Thanks
David Buchner
Atlanta, GA
94 6.0 Coupe
83 5.3 TWR (Sort of)

I cured my sway bar bushing squeaks by wrapping a few
turns of teflon pipe sealant tape around the bar
before I put the bushing over it. Home Depot has
plenty of this stuff.— penfold99 penfold99@atl.mediaone.net wrote:

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Here’s another one for you Hi-Perf. types.
I installed GTJ’s handling kit a month ago, to include Shocks(Koni),
Springs(??), Bigger frt. sway bar, and added a rear sway bar. The rear
sway bar bushes squeaked over bumps, I was afraid grease may damage
the polyurathane(I think) bushes so I took them out and installed my
orig. rubber front bushes on the rear bar…no squeak, but lost a
little of the great responsiveness, ie. transition from susp loading
on one side to the other(curvy road) Don’t get me wrong, still handles
GREAT, but I loved that go cart steering.

Anyone know about stiff bushes that won’t squeak??? (I know another
guy that had same prob.)

Poly bushings won’t squeak – once they’ve been lubed with the grease
that’s made for them. It’s red, and it came with the set I bought.
I agree, normal grease probably wouldn’t be good.

Interesting difference in function there. Poly bushings are meant to
act like a bearing, with the bar turning within them. Rubber mounts,
however, are NOT supposed to be greased; the ID is supposed to adhere
to the surface of the bar and move with it, and the rubber twists as
the bar turns. Hence, adding grease to a rubber bushing will usually
CAUSE it to squeak!

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