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    Does anybody know a remedy for squeaky WS6 control arms? Mine are REALLY noisy! Can you put grease fittings in them?

    And a side question: are the bushings for the WS6 polyurethane from the factory?

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    Brand new ones for 89 bucks at KY speed from UMI.

    Take them out and pack them with marine synthetic grease.

    http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/g...23-08_2133.flv

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    if they are stock i don't think there is a zerk fitting, most aftermarket ones do. Like josh about, just get new ones cause the only way to do anything with the stock ones would be to take them out and rub some grease on the bushing faces. If you gonna bother with that you might as well throw in some new ones right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    if they are stock i don't think there is a zerk fitting, most aftermarket ones do. Like josh about, just get new ones cause the only way to do anything with the stock ones would be to take them out and rub some grease on the bushing faces. If you gonna bother with that you might as well throw in some new ones right?
    Exactly. The stockers have 3 little area you can put grease but shit after all that work 89 bucks for replacements you cant beat

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Brand new ones for 89 bucks at KY speed from UMI.

    Take them out and pack them with marine synthetic grease.

    http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/g...23-08_2133.flv
    for $90 just upgrade them. less agrevating than replaceing bushings on crappy formed steel

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    I have run polygraphite bushings in another vehicle for two years now and am still squeek-free. Remember to grease the ends of the bushings where they contact the mounts. Not sure what the grease is that came with the polygraphite kit, but it is sticky as hell.

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    Has anyone had any expierience with Delrin bushings instead of Poly ones ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Brand new ones for 89 bucks at KY speed from UMI.

    Take them out and pack them with marine synthetic grease.

    http://s249.photobucket.com/albums/g...23-08_2133.flv
    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    if they are stock i don't think there is a zerk fitting, most aftermarket ones do. Like josh about, just get new ones cause the only way to do anything with the stock ones would be to take them out and rub some grease on the bushing faces. If you gonna bother with that you might as well throw in some new ones right?
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Exactly. The stockers have 3 little area you can put grease but shit after all that work 89 bucks for replacements you cant beat
    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    for $90 just upgrade them. less agrevating than replaceing bushings on crappy formed steel
    Thanks guys!

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