Wet bolt with brass sleeve upgrade....

Jack99

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Info-share - for those planning future leaf spring maintenance tasks......

For my 2 heavy weight leaf spring trailers, I replaced their factory leaf spring dry bolt with white plastic bushing with new technology "wet bolt" and brass bushings. Before installing the new parts, I also hand smeared marine grade wheel bearing grease on all moving / contact parts as well. Then, loaded them up using their grease zerks. So far, so good.... And when I clean / adjust their electric brakes every spring, I now simply inject some more grease using their grease zerks.

FYI - for those who also want moving leaf spring suspension parts to last a long time (before replacing them)....


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Maim

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yes they do last longer if you grease them every time you use the trailer. most people do not and are pissed off when they last 1/2 as long as the plastic ones at 2 x the price. i work on those all the time and see it a lot. why mine are the plastic ones as i am lazy and get about 5 years on a set of bushings.
 

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Grease every time one uses the trailer???? Sounds over kill to me...

As per single google search.... "All wet bolts and equalizers should be greased every 3,000 miles".
 
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Maim

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and at max weight that is not enough lube in my experiance, especially for the one at the top of the equalizer.
 


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