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Old 01-16-2005, 02:08 PM   #1
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I'm installing a perrin RSB and I heard its reccomended to grease the rubber mounts, so i went to autozone and i bought wheel bearing grease is this okay to use ont he rubber bushings?
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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Did you buy the bar new or used? Don't they come with a small pack of grease? I've used white lithium grease on rear sway bars in the past with no problems. I imagine any grease that doesn't degrade the rubber should be fine in that particular application. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:28 PM   #3
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hmm, it came in a little packet for 99cents. I bought the bar used so the guy removed the grease before giving me the RSB. Thats what I'm worried about is that this grease may degrade the rubber, how can i tell if it will or won't.

Also is it safe to remove the sway bar and endlinks while the car is on rhino ramps, im almost 100% sure it is because they don't have anything to do with holding the wheels up but just making sure.

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Old 01-16-2005, 05:19 PM   #4
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Ramps are the preferred way to do swaybars.
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Old 01-16-2005, 08:18 PM   #5
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yep, grease is good, ramps are good.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:54 AM   #6
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It's definitely easier for me to do the sway bars with the car loaded, the suspension sag makes it difficult to reconnect the endlinks when the wheels are off the ground. If you're skinny, it's not difficult to just crawl under the car to do the mod. I've done it several times and I never use ramps when I just need to tighten the hardware.
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I wouldn't worry about grease degrading the rubber, most ball joints and u-joints (cup seals) are made dust/water tight using rubbers seals and grease has no effect on them.

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Old 01-17-2005, 09:53 AM   #8
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Okay thanks for the help everyone!

Just a quick question that is not even worth creating another thread. Which hole is the stiffest setting?
http://www.perrinperformance.com/Ass...Bar_Rear02.jpg
The one closer to the front of the car or the one towards the back of the car? Which hole will i bolt the endlink to for the stiffest setting? thanks again
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The one to the front of the arm (which makes the lever arm the longest) is the soft setting. The one to the back of the car (which makes the arm the shortest) is the hard setting.
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