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anyone have any ideal how to get them to stop making squeeking sounds.
i thought i might fan them out and put grease in the middle of each leaf.
what do you all think about this ideal.
 

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it may sound like a ******* job, but hey, i'm from arkansas, so it's ok. anyways. i pulled the rubber sole off the bottom of a tenni shoe, and cut it into strips about 3 inches long, by 2 inches wide. i then slide them between the springs. i put them at the end of the springs. to get them in, i found a ditch, and flexed the rear springs. then i got a flat head screwdriver, and worked em in. after that, i turned the truck around and did the other side. again, this sounds cheap, but it worked. give it a try, and hopefully it will work for you. good luck.
 

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Check your local spring and suspension shops they usually have anti- friction pads for just your problem...I had them on my old truck and they worked really well...even got a little better travel after they where installed to!

look for Derlin anti-friction pads!!
 

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i think the friction pads might look a little better. ha ha. i read that somewhere that the greaseable ones attract dirt, and can actually act like sandpaper. just a thought. it would take a long time for it to work its way through, but just a thought.
 

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uhhh..jack the truck up by the frame..and dont let the wheels leave the ground..to seperate the leafs..and just grease em up..

temporary solution..i do it once a month..and dont squeek
 

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Gad said:
it may sound like a ******* job, but hey, i'm from arkansas, so it's ok. anyways. i pulled the rubber sole off the bottom of a tenni shoe, and cut it into strips about 3 inches long, by 2 inches wide. i then slide them between the springs. i put them at the end of the springs. to get them in, i found a ditch, and flexed the rear springs. then i got a flat head screwdriver, and worked em in. after that, i turned the truck around and did the other side. again, this sounds cheap, but it worked. give it a try, and hopefully it will work for you. good luck.
Sounds like a cheap trick to me! :welder:
 

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Yea the grease attracks dirt. After time it turns into goo and actually makes the ride harsher. Not a lot, but if you can feel it then its happening. More grease will fix the problem, but its a vicious cycle. Don't stock springs have little metal shims in them? I don't know if you could drive enough miles in a lifetime to wear through the leaf. What about plastic from tupperware or a thin piece of teflon from a cutting board?
 

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wd-40, a squirt here, a squirt there. booyah.
 

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WD-40??? sounds like a cheap trick. lol. jk. If all else fails, give it a squirt. i love that stuff, as well as seafoam and duct tape. lol. I also love arkansas.
 

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PB Blaster's dry litiun spray works the best. Doesn't attract dirt lke wd40 does, which causes more squeeking.
 

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What does it sound like?

I recently put Deavers on, and now I have a squeak. It doesn't sound clunky like steel on steel, but more like rubber on metal. I thought it may be from the rubber boot around my shell rubbing on the cab. Seems to do it when going over a bump, or accelerating.

The Deavers are supposed to have teflon between the springs. Does anyone know if the teflon visable?

Steve
'01 with Donahoe's and Deaver's
 

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Trvlngnrs said:
The Deavers are supposed to have teflon between the springs. Does anyone know if the teflon visable?
Yes, it's visible. Look at the end of each leaf. There's a small round pad on each one. That's the teflon.
 

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Yep, the teflon spacers are there. I had my wife jump on the tailgate, the squeaks sound like they come from the shocks. I'll start another thread, so I don't hijack this one.

Steve
(Travel Nursing in SoCal)
 

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Trvlngnrs said:
What does it sound like?

I recently put Deavers on, and now I have a squeak. It doesn't sound clunky like steel on steel, but more like rubber on metal. I thought it may be from the rubber boot around my shell rubbing on the cab. Seems to do it when going over a bump, or accelerating.

The Deavers are supposed to have teflon between the springs. Does anyone know if the teflon visable?

Steve
'01 with Donahoe's and Deaver's
Are you sure it's not the poly bushings? Mine we're REAL loud till I went with greaseable shackles.
 

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>Are you sure it's not the poly bushings?

There is gobs of grease where the spring connects to the shackles, so I don't think it's that.

I think I'll try squirting the shock bushings with a silicon spray, to see if that quiets it down.

Steve
'01 Tacoma, Deaver's, Donahoe's, 5100's, Stubbs Sliders, 265/75's
 
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