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Old 10-01-2000, 03:02 PM   #1
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Best Type of Chassis Lube?

Whats the best type of chassis lube? I'm doing all the little **** under neither i.e. Ball Joints. Is there any better than graphite lube?
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Old 10-01-2000, 04:26 PM   #2
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I think the new synthetic greases are the way to go. I personally use Valvoline Synthetic grease.

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Old 10-01-2000, 05:01 PM   #3
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The best stuff you can use is synthetic silicone grease. It's very sticky, and it's waterproof, so it doesn't wash away and stays where it should be.

It's great stuff, and it's the only grease you're supposed to use on polyurethane bushings. I use it for all chassis lubrication.

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Old 10-02-2000, 02:25 PM   #4
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I agree with Steve that silicon grease is the best that I've used. But, where does one buy it? I've gone to Kragen, which is the only major automotive store around here, and they don't have it. I've only gotten this grease included when buying polygraphite bushings. Where can we buy it???

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Summit's advertising some in their catalogs. Apparently they've picked up the Pro-thane bushing line, because I see the name everywhere in their Chassis section of the catalog. They're selling two tubes of grease, the difference being the size, and they say it's meant for installing poly bushings. Can't remember the name offhand, sorry... but the Summit tech guys should. 1-800-230-3030 ..

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Old 10-02-2000, 03:57 PM   #6
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You can order Mobil 1 synthetic grease from their online store:
www.mobil1.com

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I just picked up a tube of Mobil 1 from a friend for when I rebuild the front end this winter, I'm convinced its the best, and it'll be good for my rear greasable LCA's, track bar and sway bar bushings. As Steve said, silicone based lubricants are the best for poly bushings.

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Old 10-03-2000, 08:22 AM   #8
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Yeah, they get like $9.99 for a little packet of it in Summit. We sell it in full size grease gun containers for $14.00, it's Part #902.

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