Who else has a Full Traction set up? Does as bad your squeak as bad as mine? I just lube up all the fitting but the noise is driving my bats..t!!! I finding myself turning up the radio....:bawling:
are the springs set properly in place? The spring perch on the axle has an indent/notch that the bottom of the spring should set into. I had one of my front springs turn on me once from over extending and it then rubbed against the frame. It just needed to be turned back around and re-seated back into the perch.i have the 3" econo kit, and i just wish my front springs weren't both bowing in and hitting a bolt on the frame (left) and the stop (right). replacements should have been here a week ago. this was after 8,000 miles.
From the mechanical side of things...if it were a torque/ stress issue on the bushings (and the bushings were manuf correctly), then I would expect them to tear or rip more than fracture as suggested. Since they are rubber, the cracking/ fracturing seems more of an issue in the production/ manufacturing process...Possibly too hard/ brittle of a compound than they should have been. They seem to have very little flexibility to them, and that is definately not the way they should be. I wonder when the first (or 2nd) set of bushings were new...if they felt as flexible as the ones that you have now, or if they all feel (when new) like more of a harder compound (like polyurethane bushings do). The only way (I believe) that this could be an customer related error, would be if you had mistakenly hit them with brake cleaner or something similar- that would have caused them to dry out prematurely. My RE replacements thet I recieved today feel supple and flexible...like you could bounce them off the floor. Not sure, but possibly they are torsional rubber. Regardless...they will be lubed excessively before going into the control arms.
No, the springs would be in the same condition just on the other side. On a better note, my replacement springs are in and have about 1.5" of spacing between the spring and frame. i will keep an eye on this as miles roll by.maybe a stupid question, but would it make a difference if you swapped sides?