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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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I had a spacer lift and muds put on my commander around 1-2k miles ago and the front and rear springs squeak like hell now. Probably from the added strain, i dont really care about the sound but the need for them to be replaced is obviously going to come too soon. And i'd rather not find out the hardway and have one fail while im going over a speed bump. Anyone have suggestions for a good set of springs on a 2.5" lift all around? tire size is posted in my sig.

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Are you sure that its not the shocks that are making the squeaking noise? I just can't see the springs making noise after getting muddy!




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shocks*** my bad. i would like to upgrade the springs at the same time. Any suggestions for both/either?
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It is most likely not your springs or shocks. If you did not put any grease on any of the bushings that is most likely the cause of the noise. Buy a can of lithium spray and hit all your bushings front and rear, be sure to clean them off first. Pay attention to the shock mounting points and sway bar links. The spray grease may only be a quick fix if it works at all the best is to unbolt and disconnect all the bushing and slather them up with chassis grease.

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all the new equipment that was added was a poly-based plastic composite that does not need lubrication, poly spacers can't squeak, only the metal between/in around them. The metal was not squeaking before they were put on and I've only been mudding once after the lift was. (the previous 3 times, and getting stuck in a foot of mud did not make any of my springs/shocks squeak like mad). It sounds like a load problem, not a grease problem. The higher center of gravity i assume could cause the springs to shift and stress in directions that previously could not have happened, and the range of motion would not have been as much.
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that is true but when the lift was installed the shocks, swaybar links, stut forks and some other things had to be disconnected and reconnected. If those components were not properly greased they could cause various noises. I learned this when I installed my lift and was in a rush and didn't put any grease on anything.

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damn silly lift kits. well i'll grease em up an see if it helps. If i did want to upgrade my springs and shocks for better off-road quality ne rec's?
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struts springs and shocks I would go Old Man Emu all the way around. They seem to have the best thing going right now.

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struts springs and shocks I would go Old Man Emu all the way around. They seem to have the best thing going right now.

I'm with you on this, I have them, and I'm glad I went this way and no with the spacers, more, money, but well worth it
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u have a model/item number?
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