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Suspension maintenance

shaunsm

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Hi all,

Just wondering if there's any suspension maintenance work that can be done like adding extra grease under the little rubber boots as these seem to dry out pretty quickly, maybe it will get a bit extra mileage before things wear out enough to replace or even dismantle some of the suspension parts and re-grease or is it just not worth the effort?
 
shaunsm said:
Hi all,

Just wondering if there's any suspension maintenance work that can be done like adding extra grease under the little rubber boots as these seem to dry out pretty quickly, maybe it will get a bit extra mileage before things wear out enough to replace or even dismantle some of the suspension parts and re-grease or is it just not worth the effort?

Adding a little grease under the rubber boots of tie-rod joints will just mean that you have a little more grease under the rubber boots.
Meaning: The grease is not likely to work its way into the joint and onto the bearing surfaces, so won't do any good.
In the days when such joints were fitted with grease nipples, the fresh grease was forced through the joint from the inside out and displaced the tired old grease.
Probably makes more sense to feed a piggy bank ready for the day you feel you want to have a specialist check your setup thoroughly, change any worn coffin arms, tie rods, drop links, etc., and do a thorough geo setup.
 

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