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RCP Phx
September 20th, 2017, 08:47
Well after this years refresh on my 2k(bought new), after 17yrs I have found no worn parts other than items that are non-serviceable. I grease everything before every run and afterwards if there is any high-water involved. All my tre's and ball joints showed no signs off wear(at all) and same for the driveshafts and my RE Super-flex joints (I adjust them every once in a while). The only worn parts were rubber bushings and my steering box.
I'll add that it's 5.5" lift and driven hard, I've been thru 6 sets of tires!

burntkat
September 20th, 2017, 14:35
Noone likes a braggart. ;P

Great job!

srb531
September 20th, 2017, 14:56
grease be good, you be smart.

Francesco
September 21st, 2017, 08:20
I agree, I've never greased my ball joint(lower), and they're starting to wear out. However, I have SHATTERED 4 wheel bearings, on 35s and 3.5" lift, and I haven't even touched dirt on the second set. Maybe timken should make their wheel bearings greaseable...

denverd1
September 21st, 2017, 08:55
I agree, I've never greased my ball joint(lower), and they're starting to wear out. However, I have SHATTERED 4 wheel bearings, on 35s and 3.5" lift, and I haven't even touched dirt on the second set. Maybe timken should make their wheel bearings greaseable...

35's on those tiny unit bearings are the problem. too much heat generated from the weight/forces a 35 brings

burntkat
September 21st, 2017, 08:57
35s on 3.5" lift? I need to see this vehicle. I'm assuming you cut the heck out of the fenders?

Francesco
September 21st, 2017, 22:22
Really I haven't done a crazy amount of cutting, just proper bumpstopping.
Here's a pic!
Next to my buddie's 4Runner, also on 35s for a size comparison lol

https://i.imgur.com/Vbc9VRMl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1UngtFEl.jpg

ehall
September 22nd, 2017, 06:45
~25 zerks on my setup now, grease them all every oil change

ball joints = 4
front RCV shafts = 2
tie rod ends = 2
drag link ends = 2
trackbar frame end = 1
control arm joints = 4
swaybar links = 2
front / rear driveshaft 1310s (3 ea) = 6
front / rear driveshaft centering balls = 2

Used to have 30+ when I still had the Alloy axle u-joints